Monday, June 12, 2017

Library of Congress' CM Bell collection has one cartoon

The Library just put out a blog post about digitizing 25,000 photos from Washington at the turn of the 20th century.

06/12/2017 10:08 AM EDT

Military brass, senators, socialites and even babies—these are a handful of Washington, D.C., subjects photographed by Charles Milton Bell (1848–93) during the last quarter of the 19th century. The Library recently digitized more than 25,000 glass plate negatives produced by Bell and his successors between 1873 and the early years of the 20th century...

There's no cartoonists and only one cartoon in there. "Miss Callay [cartoon]" which "May depict Grover Cleveland embracing Frances Folsom." Personally I think there's something else going on besides their romance because she's dressed as Columbia, while he appears to be wearing a European uniform.

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