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- About the Swann Collection
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- Selected Images from the Collection
- Rights And Restrictions
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About the Swann Collection
The Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon contains 2,085 drawings, prints, and paintings that span the years 1780 to 1977. Most of the images are cartoons, comic strips, and periodical illustrations drawn by American artists between 1890 and 1970. The Creator/Related Name Index provides a full list of the more than 500 represented artists and illustrators. A generous gift and bequest from Caroline and Erwin Swann brought their collection to the Library of Congress in 1974 and 1977.
For additional information about the Swann Collection, see the collection overview at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/230_swan.html.