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This Thomas Nast cartoon was first published in Harper’s Weekly in 1869. It is featured in one of our current exhibits, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics.

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New Exhibits: LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD and CARTOON COUTURE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD
&
CARTOON COUTURE

November 4, 2017 – April 15, 2018 

Immigration and fashion history are the subjects of two unique new exhibits opening in November at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893

LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD:  Explore the topic of U.S. immigration through the lens of the political cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels that have contributed to the debate about this important, and often polarizing, issue.  Cartoons and comics can enlighten us, challenge our beliefs and misconceptions, and bring attention to injustices. However, history shows they can also reflect and magnify our fears and prejudices. From Thomas Nast to Gene Luen Yang, this exhibit looks back on 150 years of cartoon and comics responses to major moments in the American immigration narrative. In examining the past, it aims to inform the current debate, as we move forward with a story that is fundamental to the American experiment itself. 

 

“Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-outs” by Martin Branner. August 4, 1935.

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