Editorial Cartoons

In 1912 journalistic photography was still evolving and becoming more impactful while the editorial cartoonist provided a complementary service, reflecting the popular emotion and sentiment of the tragedy in a way photos did not. Two basic slants were taken by the artists: the defeat of man by nature, and the heartrending sadness of the loss itself. The following cartoons highlight these themes, of particular note are those of John T. McCutcheon, a syndicated artist whose work often appeared in the Times-Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia.

Humbled By Nature

The Tragedy and Loss

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