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Used to retrieve original drawings from many prolific political cartoonists from the early 20th century; holdings also include political cartoons that were included in the papers of public figures.
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).
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The British artist, James Gillray (1756-1815), was the leading force in what has become known as the golden age of British caricature, approximately 1770 to 1820. Gillray chronicled and ridiculed the politicians and ruling class of his day, in spectacularly hand-colored prints. This graphic arts collection includes nearly 335 prints, all given by Dickson Q. Brown, class of 1895. Explore the Gillray collection in the Princeton University Digital Library.