Tuesday, November 02, 2004
The approximately ten thousand cartoons in the British Cartoon Collection at the Library of Congress date largely from the period 1780 to 1830, an era dominated by the prodigious talents and prolific efforts of such famous caricaturists as James Gillray and George Cruikshank. The cartoons highlight aspects of British political life, including tensions with its colonies and other nations, as well as society, fashion, manners, theater, and all things scatalogical. See the collection at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/cpbrhtml/cpbrabt.html.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 2:10 PM