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HIS 393: Race, Drugs, and Drug Policy in America

How to find cartoons

There is no big index to cartoons, so finding them is a matter of persistence and serendipity:

  • Keep an eye out for cartoons in the illustrations when you're reading the secondary literature.
  • Search historical online magazines or newspapers. In some, for example America's Historical Newspapers, you can limit to "cartoons" as a type. 
  • Search the library catalog for books on cartoons on a particular topic, using keywords like "cartoons" "caricatures" or "humor"

Illustrated magazines of 19th C. America

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (also called Leslie's Weekly)

Harper's Weekly

Life Magazine (1883-1936) http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008891350

Phunny Phellow (1859-1872) American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun (1866-1876) American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

Puck (San Francisco) (1877-1918) American Periodicals