Political cartoons have been a staple of American history as long as there’s been political dissent -- a very long time. Political cartoonists gained currency during the Civil War, when artist Thomas Nast created some of the most instantly recognizable images in U.S. politics, including Uncle Sam, the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey. Like most politicians, Teddy Roosevelt drew his fair share of criticism when it came to political cartoons for his glorification of military strength and his patriotic fervor.
Scope of Collection
Huntington Public Library contains a number of scrapbooks of which this collection contains, "Cartoons of Uncle Sam Scrapbook", donated by: Mrs. Gordon L. Holcomb of Lloyd Harbor, NY. The cartoons heavily feature Theodore Roosevelt.