The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature
by Cooper, Maurice
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company 1904
Number of pages: 368
While the impulse to satirize public men in picture is probably as old as satiric verse, if not older, the political cartoon, as an effective agent in molding public opinion, is essentially a product of modern conditions and methods. As with the campaign song, its success depends upon its timeliness, upon the ability to seize upon a critical moment, a burning question of the hour, and anticipate the outcome while public excitement is still at a white heat.
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