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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Day is Here!!

All Hail! The Holy of Holies, the Day of Days, is Here at Last! The Day when Americans choose whom they wish to see their cartoonists and late night comedians make fun of for the next four years!

My spittle spat, I’ve no poison left, just this final drip of non-partisan, de-venomized glad-it’s-almost-over, pap. (Don’t you all dare end up pulling an Electoral College limbo – I don’t feel like dragging out German-language Puck issues from the 1876 Electoral Debacle, and trying to translate them…)

Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.

So, let’s conclude it! Above, by underground cartoonist & publisher Denis Kitchen, my extremely beat up cover of Kitchen’s Bugle American, October 15th, 1976.

Beneath, one century earlier, artist A.B. Frost‘s front page to the November 2nd, 1875 edition of the (New York) Daily Graphic, in The Graphic’s Advice to the Intelligent Voter.

Above, from two years later — November 5th, 1877 — another (New York) Daily Graphic front page: How “Our Side” May Lose the Election, by artist Livingston Hopkins.

Below, Nothing to Say, by artist Nelson Harding, from the magazine-sized booklet, The Political Campaign of 1912 in Cartoons, collecting Harding’s cartoons published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Above, Unmoved, by artist Harry Murphy, on the front cover of the November 1912 issue of Cartoons Magazine.

Beneath, from the same Cartoons Magazine issue: As the Ballots Grow.

Above & below, more pages from the November 1912 issue of Cartoons Magazine. Art by Guy Spencer</a and O’Loughlin (above); and, James H. Donahey and Lee Stanley (below), saying goodbye (for the moment), to Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and (very briefly) the next day’s President-Elect, Woodrow Wilson.

Finally (Finally!!), The Last Word in the Campaign by Nelson Harding. From the November 1912 Cartoons Magazine, though it also appears in Harding’s Political Campaign of 1912 in Cartoons.

Doug Wheeler

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