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  • John T. McCutcheon Collection

John T. McCutcheon worked as a political cartoonist for Chicago newspapers including the Chicago Record (1889-1903) and the Chicago Tribune (1903-1946). His cartoons focused on several themes including political campaigns, the Phillippines insurrection, and World War I. McCutcheon created a series of cartoons based on Midwestern American life called Bird Town while he worked for the Chicago Record which he continued after moving to the Chicago Tribune. McCutcheon, known as the Dean of American Cartoonists, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a cartoon dealing with bank failure.

The cartoons in this collection include images focusing on political corruption, presidential and Illinois elections, and World War I.

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