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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Caricatures and Cartoons
1643, 1756-1943, 1977
 PR 10

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Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 05, 2022
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Container List

Series VII. Undetermined Dates, 19th century-20th century

Scope and Contents

This series holds about 30 caricatures that are undated and whose approximate dates could not be determined with enough certainty during preparation of this inventory to allocate them to one of the other series. As more information is found over time, it is expected that these items will be shifted to their appropriate place in the other series.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order based on the processing archivist's estimate of their general timeframe.

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF-152 Brother Jonathan Administering a Salutary Cordial to John Bull [War of 1812, Matthew Perry?]

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Plate from a modern publication with imsge of the print.

circa 1812?
Folder: FF-152 No title. [Hypocrisy of lenders]
1830s?
Folder: FF-152 No title [Election campaign]
1830s?
Folder: FF-152 La Revanche / Messvorstellungen am Missouri [Slave trade]

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2 related prints. Both appear to be on theme of role reversal of slave auctions, with white Europeans displayed. La Revanche, acquisition (?) date May 6, 1899; the other April 16, 1906.

1830s?
Folder: FF-152 Lydia Thompson's Return to America

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Printed by Maclure & Macdonald of London & Glasgow

circa 1868?
Folder: FF-152 Social caricatures

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6 matted caricatures of individuals in their various social roles, each with a short poem: "An author" by A.J. Fisher; "The captain," unattributed; untitled (a horse groom or jockey) by J.T. Wood; "Soldier" by N.Y. Union Valentine Co.; "The Sentinel," unattributed; and untitled (a woman in finery) by J.T. Wood.

1860s?
Folder: FF-152 To a Black Republican

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H. De Marsan, publisher. With racist text.

1870s?
Folder: FF-152 Social caricatures

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5 small caricatures on social matters related to women, "cleanliness is next to godliness," pipe smoking, and nursery play.

1870s?
Folder: FF-150 The Boomerang, All the Way From Salt River. Tenth Edition

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Broadsheet of 43 small cartoons, which appears to be a satire on Philadelphia politics. Engraver: D. Scattergood

1870s?
Folder: FF-152 "A Walking Stick!" [Social manners]
1880s?
Folder: FF-152 Hypocrite [Alcohol abstinence]
1880s?
Folder: FF-152 Long-eared Fool [Caricature of teacher?]
1880s?
Folder: FF-152 The Chinese Wall Down at Last [Japan forcing China to open trade]

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Drawn by Gillam. From Judge. Sackett & Wilhelms Litho Co. Acquisition date: March 20, 1946

circa 1900?
Folder: FF-152 No title. [Croker/Tammany and McLaughlin/Brooklyn Ring]

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Pen and ink drawing. By F. Opper. Acquisition: Purchase, June 28, 1961, Wilbur Fund

circa 1900?
Folder: FF-153 No title. [A man wielding ax in crowd of mostly women and children on shpboard]

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Drawing. Signed Mo Flabert. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 16, 1927.

circa 1900?
Folder: FF-153 Why They Stick. Komrad's I again gloryfy in coveying to you of our wonderful achievements which me and Gott has led you to. That you may enjoy Kultur to the end. [German chemical warfare]

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Drawing. Signed R.M.S.

1910s?
Folder: FF-153 Getting Another Golden Egg [League of Nations]

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Drawing. Signed by Lute Pease. On back [in pencil] "Purchase, April 1981".

1910s?
Folder: FF-153 No title. [Man (Sydney Rosenfeld) dressed in dress and bonnet, holding out bag of money labelled "Subscribers" "Contributors" to female figure dressed in toga labelled "Century Theater". On other side, male figure in toga, arms crossed, labelled "Nat'l Arts Theater".]

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Drawing. Signed PAL. On back [in blue pencil] "The Leap Year Theatrical Proposal Mr. Sydney Rosenfeld as the shy damsel. The National Arts Theater as the jilted lover. The Century Theater as the sought lover." Acquisition(?) date on back: Feb. 2, 1921.

1910s?
Folder: FF-153 No title. [Man and cat viewed from below.]

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Drawing. Signed by Hy-Mayer. Stamped on back: "Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Collection 1948".

1920s?
Folder: FF-153 No title. [Man dressed in colonial garb holding a skunk.]

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Drawing. [In pencil] Rough Sketch.

1920s?
Folder: FF-153 Portrait of man [Franklin D. Roosevelt?] with devils on shoulders.

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Colored drawing. Unsigned. Acquisition(?) date on back: March 17, 1952.

1930s?
Folder: FF-153 Above: Uncle "Chew" Wilson (2 Quid Man) and the Campaign Cigar. Below: Toonerville Folks.

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Drawing. Signed F. Fox. Inscribed on front: "To Mr. J.A. Voice with compliments of Fontaine Fox".

1950s?
Folder: FF-153 A Historical Landmark Will Be Erected on This Site

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Signed, illegible. New Yorker-type cartoon.

1960s?
Folder: FF-151 "Be gentle with it, men. It's a historic landmark." [Destruction of historic buildings]

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Pen and ink drawing by Edward Koren.

1970s?

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