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World War I cartoon scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030059863]
Identifier: MS-0414
The collection is formed by five large bound scrapbooks containing cartoons, essays, poetry, newspaper articles, and illustrations that describe events and military/political figures prominent in the period of the First World War, 1914-1918.

Dates

  • 1914-1918

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English with some German.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record center carton)

Biographical / Historical

The First World War ( 1914-1918) was an international conflict that involved most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted the Central Powers—mainly Germany and Austria Hungary-against the Allies-mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, and, from 1917, the United States. The Central Powers were defeated but not before the an unprecedented loss of human life and material resources.

The political cartoon, unlike the social cartoon, does not always seek to amuse but often supports a specific political faction or a point of view. The political cartoon is not always wholly journalism, but in a time of a particular historical event, it can represent popular opinion. The political cartoonists associated with newspapers who supported the Allied cause were most often graphic and partisan in their subject matter.
Historical Note The First World War ( 1914-1918) was an international conflict that involvedmost of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted the Central Powers mainly Germany and Austria-Hungary-against the Allies-mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, and, from 1917, the United States. The Central Powers were defeated but not before the an unprecedented loss of human life and material resources.

The political cartoon, unlike the social cartoon, does not always seek to amuse but often supports a specific political faction or a point of view. The political cartoon is not always wholly journalism, but in a time of a particular historical event, it can represent popular opinion. The political cartoonists associated with newspapers who supported the Allied cause were most often graphic and partisan in their subject matter.

Scope and Contents

The collection is formed by five large bound scrapbooks containing cartoons, essays, poetry, newspaper articles, and illustrations that describe events and military/political figures prominent in the period of the First World War, 1914-1918. The scrapbooks are in fragile condition. All the cartoons are drawn in support of the Allies.

Many of the items in the cartoon scrapbooks appear to be removed from weekly news publications such as Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Cartoonists from Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, France, England, and the United States are represented. Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) was a Dutch cartoonist who gained international fame with his anti German cartoons during World War I, and the scrapbooks contain many of his published drawings. The works of political cartoonists Nelson Harding (Brooklyn Eagle), Rollin Kirby (New York Morning World) and Robert Carter (New York Evening Sun) are also included.

Custodial History

The scrapbooks of cartoons were removed from the stacks of the Eisenhower Library; the newspaper clippings were removed from the stacks of Gilman.

Provenance

The scrapbooks of cartoons were compiled by Rudolph Franz, who was associated with the Walter Hines Page School of International Relations. Mr. Franz titled the scrapbooks, "History of the World War in Cartoons, 1914-1918." The scrapbooks were originally cataloged for the stacks of the Eisenhower library (D 526.H67). The Accession Number is 97-98.17. The scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were originally given to the Walter Hines Page School of International Relations in 1931 by Sally Carter. They were transferred from the Gilman stacks in April, 2005; accession #04-05.47.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan and Margaret Burri, in September 2002, April 2005 respectively.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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