Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Lion shedding a tear] Cartoon shows a lion, symbol of Great Britain, shedding a tear for the death of leader Winston Churchill who died in London on January 24, 1965.
    • Contributor: Mauldin, Bill - Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert
    • Date: 1965
  • Collection
    Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon Contains 2,085 drawings, prints, and paintings related to the art of caricature, cartoon, and illustration, spanning the years 1780 to 1977 and includes works by 521 American and foreign artists and illustrators. Most of the images are cartoons, comic strips, and periodical illustrations drawn by American artists between 1890 and 1970. The Swann Collection features a rich diversity of twentieth-century American and European cartoon...
    • Contributor: Swann, Erwin - Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1780

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Liza 1 drawing. | Woman in hat, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front.
    • Contributor: Luks, George Benjamin
    • Date: 1880
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The theatre movement from angel to storehouse: three, to make ready] 1 print : lithograph on off-white wove paper ; 29.4 x 35.0 cm. (sheet) | Actresses dress in costumes backstage in preparation for a performance. Two elderly seamstresses make the necessary adjustments.
    • Contributor: Freeman, Don
    • Date: 1933
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The theatre movement from angel to storehouse: two, for the show] 1 print : lithograph on off-white wove paper ; 40.2 x 45.5 cm. (sheet); 29.5 x 35.1 cm. (image) | Backstage in a theater a man holding a cigar sits before a line of young women in shorts, skirts and low-cut tops. A middle-aged woman bends before him with a photograph of a young woman whose hand she holds standing beside her. Another man...
    • Contributor: Freeman, Don
    • Date: 1933
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "He made some hootch and tried it on the dog" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 29.8 x 32.9 cm. (sheet) | An old man with a scraggly goatee, holding a partially eaten sandwich and a bottle, looks at his dog in amazement as the animal's back hunches, his eyes cross and his hair stands on end.
    • Contributor: Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - Frost, A.
    • Date: 1921
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Dat's a remarkable fine chile, Mis' Peebles, what name have you giv her?" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 35.8 x 46.4 cm. (sheet) | A cartoon of a black man in tattered clothing conversing with a black woman surrounded by her family, as she hangs her laundry to dry in her front yard. Her husband sleeps in a chair next to the front door. A young black girl...
    • Contributor: Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - Frost, A.
    • Date: 1922
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The second-hand cello and the early morning lesson] 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 44.7 x 37.1 cm. (sheet) | Twelve-frame cartoon sequence showing how various neighbors and neighborhood pets cope with a man creating a disturbance by practicing his cello in the early morning hours.
    • Contributor: Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - Frost, A.
    • Date: 1922
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Cud ah have jes' one peek, boss? Ah've always un'erstood dere wuz machinery in 'em" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 35.1 x 36.6 cm. (sheet) | Cartoon of an African American gentleman with a jug, stopping to talk with a white man dressed in a coat, hat, and goggles, opening the hood to his car.
    • Contributor: Fuller, R. (Ralph Briggs) - Fuller, R.
    • Date: 1912
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Egypt and John Bull] 1 drawing : India over pencil on bristol board ; 36.6 x 39.1 cm. (sheet) | A seductive-looking female figure of Egypt with one hand on her hip sits on the edge of a bed or couch opposite John Bull. Although she sits facing him, he sits looking forward with his hands folded, not looking at her.
    • Contributor: Gibson, Charles Dana
    • Date: 1886
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Batman. "Yes, Boy Wonder, this is the Joker, and I've heard every word you and your cowled Four-frame comic strip. The Joker laughs at Batman and Robin from a picture hanging on the wall. Robin pulls it loose to reveal wiring. Meanwhile, the Joker and the Laughing Girl communicate via radio from a castle, promising to meet Batman and Robin face to face.
    • Contributor: Giella, Joe
    • Date: 1966
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The empty market basket and the full dinner pail] 1 drawing : India ink on bristol board ; 14.4 x 43.1 cm. (sheet) | Four baskets with human attributes, each labeled "The Empty Market Basket," pursuing in progression, a pail with human attributes labeled, "The Full Dinner Pail." The final market basket kicks the dinner pail.
    • Contributor: Glackens, L. M. (Louis M.) - Glackens, L. M.
    • Date: 1912
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Figures on horseback] 1 drawing : India ink over pencil on bristol board ; 19.1 x 53.6 cm. (sheet) | Theodore Roosevelt leads a group on horseback, brandishing a whip and charging. Following him, also on horseback, are several figures from history and legend including a Roman warrior, the drunken Tam O'Shanter from Robert Burns' poem of the same name, Paul Revere, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza....
    • Contributor: Glackens, L. M. (Louis M.) - Glackens, L. M.
    • Date: 1909
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Learn to dance 'The Big Apple' in one easy lesson" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with watercolor on bristol board ; 37.1 x 53.8 cm. (sheet) | A blonde woman learns to dance "The Big Apple" with the help of a contraption involving a trombone player, vase, mouse, cat, and an apple. The woman is bent at the waist.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1937
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Post-war punishment for Adolph" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with black crayon, opaque white, and overlay on off-white, grained drawing stock ; 46.3 x 38.8 cm. (sheet) | In "The Sneeze Treatment," powder is blown into Hitler's face. At that point he sneezes, activating a contraption that ignites the fuse of a cannon. "The Punctured Balloon Finish" is a cat and mouse contraption which pops a...
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1942
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Picnic scene] 1 drawing : India ink over pencil on bristol board ; 9.2 x 14.1 cm. (sheet) | A swarm of bees attacks a frightened group of people in the middle of a picnic. The nest lies on the ground, under the feet of one gentleman, who appears to bear the brunt of the stings. One woman faints at the scene.
    • Contributor: Graetz, F. (Friedrich), Approximately 1840-Approximately 1913 - Graetz, F.
    • Date: 1884
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [The daily worker] 1 drawing : India ink, with gray wash, opaque white, and pencil on illustration board ; 39.6 x 50.8 cm. (sheet) | A man rests on a park bench with legs crossed and hands folded. The Daily Worker, a newspaper, covers his face.
    • Contributor: Graham, Ed
    • Date: 1932
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Reporter: "To what do you attribute your longevity?" Gent of 100 or so: I never went a visiting weekends!" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with gray wash on illustration board ; 41.6 x 50.9 cm. (sheet) | A newspaper reporter interviews an elderly man about longevity. Both are seated at a table, smoking.
    • Contributor: Graham, Ed
    • Date: 1930
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "No, it ain't hootch, officer; I just been paintin' a coupla barber poles!" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with gray wash on illustration board ; 39.0 x 50.8 cm. (sheet) | A policeman gestures at a dizzy painter, whose motions have convinced him that the man is drunk. The painter holds a paintbrush and can. Two men watch in the background.
    • Contributor: Graham, Ed
    • Date: 1930
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "I've been watching young Clouder for some time now, he's quite a clever fellow!" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with gray wash on illustration board ; 49.2 x 50.8 cm. (sheet) | An elderly, mustachioed gentleman looks through a keyhole, while a colleague watches.
    • Contributor: Graham, Ed
    • Date: 1930
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lord Mayor's day. Bringing the Baron of Beef into Guildhall 1 drawing : brown ink over pencil, with watercolor on off-white wove paper, mounted on brown wove 17.8 x 31.1 cm. (sheet); 18.2 x 31.7 cm. (mount) | Several male kitchen servants carry beef on a litter and into a banquet hall. The two head cooks supervise the proceedings. Several men in offical dress watch.
    • Contributor: Guys, Constantin
    • Date: 1847
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Fashionable woman] 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 49.3 x 34.8 cm. (sheet) | Half-length drawing of an attractive, fashionably dressed young woman, about to put on an earring.
    • Contributor: Hamel, Juanita
    • Date: 1919
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Mother, my fiancé" 1 drawing (2 sheets) : India ink over pencil, with scraping out, and opaque white on bristol board ; 41 x 52 cm. (sheets) | Drawing of a fashionably dressed young woman, introducing a well-dressed young man to her mother, on the veranda of her mother's house.
    • Contributor: Hamel, Juanita
    • Date: 1919
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Alley Oop. "Awright, boys, we've pestered ol' Fuzz-Back enough for today!" 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 16.7 x 53.7 cm. (sheet) | Four-frame comic strip. The king calls off his men from chasing a dinosaur, then turns to discuss Ooola and her new boyfriend with Alley Oop. He encourages Alley Oop to interfere with the couple. Alley Oop responds that he can run his own affairs,...
    • Contributor: Hamlin, V. T., (Vincent T.) - Hamlin, V. T.
    • Date: 1948
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Man in pool of blood] 1 drawing : India ink, with pink and blue crayons on ivory linen paper ; 27.0 x 21.0 cm. (sheet) | A man lies on the ground, one hand around his throat, the other reaching forward. A pool of blood flows from his head.
    • Date: 1900