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This is an original 1917 black and white halftone print of a World War I political cartoon drawn by the American editorial cartoonist, Rollin Kirby (1875- 1952) for the New York World newspaper. The cartoon satirizes Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette Sr, the Senator from Wisconsin for his opposition to America's entry into World War I.
This 98+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
The use of editorial cartoons for propaganda purposes was widely popular during World War I. Almost every newspaper of note had their own staff cartoonist who created images (and unfortunately many stereotypes) to support the war effort at home and on the front lines. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historical political editorial cartoons from 1917-1918. This collection includes the works of the era's noted cartoonists and illustrators and includes cartoons from Italian, German, and Dutch newspapers and journals as well as cartoons from the newspapers of the Allied powers. A fascinating look at "The Great War" or more cynically, "The War to End All Wars", though the eyes of these editorial cartoonists.
This piece was illustrated by Kirby, Rollin. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.