Politics in Graphic Detail

Exploring History through Political Cartoons

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Cartoon: "Stop!" Philadelphia Record, Oct. 12, 1907

John L. DeMar (artist), "Stop!" Philadelphia Record, October 12, 1907. This cartoon comments on a vote over Philadelphia school funding in the early 1900s. Click here for more cartoons on local Pennsylvania issues and here for cartoons about or featuring children.

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