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Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads

Who doesn't enjoy a good satirical print now and then? The Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads brings together a range of fabulous prints published in London during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This was a golden age of caricature as these risible items were often displayed in a variety of settings, becoming increasingly popular with Londoners....
Napoleonic Caricatures: A Brown University Digital Collection

With the rise of mass printing techniques through the 18th century, many public figures began to be parodied and satirized through caricatures created by the many artists that worked for newspapers, broadsheets, and other types of publications. One such figure was Napoleon, and this collection of 271 caricatures includes a number of renderings of both him and his contemporaries. The satires are...
Napoleonic Period Collection

Napoleon Bonaparte never visited the part of North America that would later become Washington State, but he probably would have been intrigued by this online collection created by the good folks at the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection project. This latest collection brings together 83 satirical drawings from the Napoleonic period, and there are a number of real gems amidst...
The Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale contains a myriad of materials, the majority of which are English caricatures and political satirical prints from the 17th to 19th centuries. The artists of these cheeky works include Woodward, Hogarth, Cruikshank, Bunbury, and Newton. The collection includes items from Walpole's personal library, such as the "Cries of London," trade cards, invitations, and...