How do we interpret a political cartoon? Looking at the context, as well as the iconography, can help.
- Jan 18, 2021
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I finished a new article for Smarthistory on the Missouri Compromise this week, and . . . boy was something that happened in 1820 timely. Check it out here.
George Caleb Bingham, Country Politician (detail), 1849, oil on canvas, 51.8 x 61cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).