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A Little History of Cartooning

by Betty Thomason Owens Cartoons have been around for centuries. Even the cave dwellers drew cartoons on the walls of their caves. Were they: 1. Documenting history? 2. Lampooning local government?...

Here's some incredible pro-independence propaganda from the American Revolution

Here's some incredible pro-independence propaganda from the American Revolution This parchment was used to call American patriots to arms as the war heated up.

Join or Die: One of the first political cartoons published in America; it appeared in Ben Franklin's newspaper The Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754 as part of an editorial by Franklin commenting on 'the present disunited state of the British Colonies.' The woodcut drawing pictures a divided snake in eight pieces representing as many colonial governments. ...based on the popular superstition that a snake that had been cut in two would come to life if the pieces were joined before sunset.

Closeup of the detail on one of the flags of the "2nd New Hampshire Regiment".. that was used during the Revolutionary War. Pretty cool!

The Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777, was one of the bloodiest battles in the North American theater of the American Revolutionary. An American party trying to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix

How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World - History Infographic

How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World [Infographic]