Graphic Materials: Early American Political Cartoons and Propaganda
Led by Dr. William D. Fenton, Library Company of Philadelphia
Convened on October 23, November 8, November 20, and December 4, 2018
This seminar excavated the broadsides, engravings, political cartoons, caricatures, and ephemera that transformed early American politics. Canvasing the African Americana, John A. McAllister, and Political Cartoon collections, Fenton offered participants hands-on access to the Library Company’s vaunted visual culture materials. In addition to an eye-opening companion to election-year politicking, Graphic Material connected participants with leading practitioners, including award-winning editorial cartoonists Signe Wilkinson, Dwayne Booth, Ben Passmore, and John Cole.