Cartoon of the Week

This Puck cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt – the Political Janus – is from just outside of the Victorian period, and Roosevelt is hardly a footnote, but I couldn’t resist it as I sit reading reports of President Trump at the G20 (or is it G19) meeting . It is from the Library of Congress site at:

It is one of 2,500 color cartoon illustrations from the fascinating Puck magazine between the years 1882 and 1915. As the site notes: “To see the past through the window of editorial cartoons is to get caught up in the events of the time and to plot them on the wheel of history that relentlessly rolls forward into the future.”

The political Janus

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