Posted inOpinion

Dr. Seuss’s Political Cartoons

Although the majority of his books are already some half a century old, Dr. Seuss remains one of the most beloved children’s authors and illustrators in American history. I’d bet that most of us, if asked, could name a Dr. Seuss favorite that made a lasting impression (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish for me). But how many of us knew that Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, was also a political cartoonist?

Posted inArt

When Republicans Were Progressive: US Political Cartoons, Circa 1912

Marc H. Milleris the man behind an exhibition that is currently going on at the Charles P. Stevenson Library at Bard College in upstate New York, The Presidential Election of 1912 in Cartoons. Drawn from his personal collection these images provide a window into the world of US Presidential politics a hundred years ago when Theodore Roosevelt, who was a Republican and a “Progressive” ran in a hotly contested race. As we gear up for the 2012 elections, these images are a useful reminder about the down and dirty world of politics, what we can expect in the year to come and political mudslinging is nothing new.