The collections include color boards during World War I,original drawings, including a significant number by Charles Lewis Bartholomew, Otho Cushing, Homer C. Davenport, John Tinney McCutcheon, and Frank Arthur Nankivell, Alois Derso, Emery Kelen (1920 and 1950) and William H. Walker (late 19th Century and early 20th Century).
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Derso and Kelen Collection
The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of over 1100 lithographs, watercolors and pen and ink drawings representing the wide-ranging artistic work and political commentary of Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The subject of their political reportage focuses on the events of inter-war Europe with a particular emphasis on international politics, the diplomatic scene, and the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Carey Cartoon Collection
Consists of large color boards that were originally displayed in shop windows. Most of the cartoons comment on foreign policy issues during World War I.
William H. Walker Cartoon Collection
Consists of approximately 1000 pen-and-ink drawings for cartoons which Walker published in Life magazine between 1894 and 1922. Walkers images touch on topics including the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the invasion of the Philippines, the rise of the railroads, voting rights, political corruption, isolationism, xenophobia, World War I, womens rights, child labor, strikes, and colonialism. Walkers largest topic of satire revolved around domestic political policy. The melting pot theory became a major area of Walkers exploration.
Political Cartoon Collection
This artificial collection consists of one thousand original drawings, including
a significant number by Charles Lewis Bartholomew, Otho Cushing, Homer C.
Davenport, John Tinney McCutcheon, and Frank Arthur Nankivell. Other artists
that are well represented include Louis Glackens, Harold Imbrie, Udo J. Keppler,
Norman Ritchie, and Fred O. Seibel.
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