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Book Review: THEM DAMNED PICTURES: EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN POLITICAL CARTOON ART (Roger A. Fischer) : AH

8/11/2001 • American History Reviews, Reviews

THEM DAMNED PICTURES: EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN POLITICAL CARTOON ART
by Roger A. Fischer (The Shoe String Press, Inc., 267 pages, $37.50).
More than one hundred examples vividly illustrateFischer’s history of the political cartoon, an art that enjoyed great popularity during the late nineteenth century, before the ageof instant information. The author notes that the gifted cartoonists of today, who work more consistently than ever before, donot enjoy the same respect as did their predecessors, whose graphic symbolism served as one of the most powerful politicalweapons of its day.

 

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