John Tinney McCutcheon Collection
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The majority of the items in this collection are original pen and ink cartoons drawn for the Chicago Tribune from 1903 to 1944. These editorial cartoons focus on social issues, economics, politics, and both World Wars. The collection includes cartoons on the Great Depression and several presidential races, as well as a number of cartoons that are of particular interest to the history of Missouri. The collection also contains illustrations drawn for Cosmopolitan from 1912 to 1926, many of which accompanied the humorous stories by George Ade in his collection entitled Fables in Slang. Reproductions of some of McCutcheon's more popular cartoons, and some original pen and ink drawings painted with watercolor are also included in the collection. The collection numbers almost 500 pieces. The collection will be of interest to researchers interested in American political history, early twentieth-century social attitudes, the World Wars, the history of American journalism, and related topics.