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Fantastic Finds: The Lighter Draw of Politics

Friday, November 03, 2017, 11:00am
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern

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On the first Friday of every month, enjoy an up close and personal experience with Pequot’s Special Collections

Today American cartoonist and illustrator Sean Kelly takes a closer look at Pequot Library's collection of materials from the Great War. Join him as he explores WWl political cartoons.

cartoons of the warSome of the items to be viewed include Wally – His Cartoons of A.E.F. published in 1919 (original publisher The Stars and Stripes) by Private Abian A. "Wally" Wallgren. Wallgreen worked as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Washington Post before the outbreak of WWI, when he served in France with the Fifth Marines of the First Division. Wallgren's cartoons appeared in every issue of The Stars and Stripes, poking fun at army life, satirizing the absurdity of army regulations, and highlighting the differences between the army brass and the frontline soldier. Another selection will be Cartoons of the War by Boardman Robinson, 1915.

Pequot Library’s Special Collections is comprised of over 30,000 items that reflect the founders’ interest in Early Americana, nature, science, literature, and the arts.  It offers patrons a wide selection of primary source material for research and learning, and provides the foundation for the public programs hosted by the library.



Sean Kelly







Location : Reading Room
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