The decades just before and after the founding of the American Public Health Association in 1872 saw an efflorescence of political cartooning and caricature in national-circulation weeklies.
Part of the political and social critique that cartoonists and their editors provided the public focused on needs or opportunities for preventing illness and accidents.
This paper presents a small selection of editorial cartoons that agitated in support of public health activities over 4 decades.
The goals are to illustrate several concerns that rose to national prominence in that era, to examine the kinds of imagery that newspapers and magazine editors offered their readers, and to observe how frequently the public was encouraged to see politicians and commercial interests as responsible for preventable health problems.
This discussion focuses exclusively on propagandistic images, leaving aside the reportorial depictions of events in the news and the neutral illustrations of methods and machines in scientific and technical publications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Humour, Image, Presse, Siècle 19eme, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Histoire, Caricature
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Humor, Image, Press, Century 19th, Prevention, United States, North America, America, History
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0214118
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/09/1998.