An online exhibition of Political Cartoons in the Lilly Library

Explore selections from the Lilly Library's collection of political cartoons. The items in this collection depict times of turbulence and persons of prominence in American history. They range in date from the Colonial Period, the War of 1812, the presidential elections of 1860 and 1864, and the Civil War.

To learn more about a cartoon that interests you, click on its image. On each cartoon's item-level page, you can click on the small image to access to a larger image.

To view a high quality image of the cartoon with pan and zoom capabilities, click "view the interactive version" on a cartoon's page. This will take you to in Indiana University's Images Collections Online.

Return to the Lilly Library exhibitions list here.