Exploring the Late 1800s through Political Cartoons

The Library of Congress provides hundreds of historical political cartoons through its Cartoon Drawings collection, dating mostly from the late 1800s to early 1900s. What do these cartoons say about that time period?

How to Use

* Certain years are overrepresented within the LoC's collection. This option scales the graph by the original dataset, to account for these intrinsic inequalities. However, because certain years will have very few cartoons, this feature MAY SKEW RESULTS.

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Below are some specific notes about the creation of the project. For a more complete picture of how the project was developed, head over to this website's Github.

Sources and Further Reading

Created by Jeffrey Shen for the Library of Congress Labs.