H-OIEAHC is sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. Moderator of H-OIEAHC is John Saillant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Lunch Bite - 18th century political cartoons and caricatures Friday, April 18 12:30 p.m. Free Admission
Join Rachel Jirka, research services librarian, as she explores 18th-century political cartoons and caricatures and how they amused and informed the Revolutionary-era public. The presentation will feature a political cartoon of a two-faced George Washington in a hot air balloon, demonstrating international concerns over the new republic after the war’s end. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions and up-close viewing of the cartoons.