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19th and 20th Century Primary Sources
Women Working, 1800-1930
Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections that explore women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
Finding Political Cartoons/Images
Herblock! includes eighty-two original cartoon drawings, primarily selected from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. These cartoons represent Block’s ability to wield his pen effectively and artfully, using it to condemn corruption and expose injustice, inequality, and immorality.
NYPL Digital Gallery
Free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
Punch, a magazine of humour and satire, ran from 1841-2002. This website contains 30,000 of the best Punch cartoons, digitized to the highest standards, keyworded for precise searches, and provided at high resolution for unsurpassed reproduction.
Tom Toles' Cartoons via The Washington Post
Tom Toles is an editorial cartoonist covering government and social policy; particular interest in issues of equality and environment.
18th Century Primary Sources
A Cautionary Tale
Some web sites have illustrations of material items from the 19th and 20th centuries but without enough documentation to be useful. Be cautious in using them!
Victoriana: The 19th Century Online