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Anti-La Follette Cartoon

Anti-La Follette Cartoon
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Title: Anti-La Follette Cartoon
Description: A color cartoon depicting Robert M. La Follette, Sr. as pro-German, showing Kaiser pinning medals on him. This unsigned cartoon is from Life magazine as part of a "Traitors Number" (issue) put out after a speech by La Follette defending his reasons for defeating Wilson's Armed Ship Bill.

Image ID: 3272
December 13, 1917 
Album 25 (Robert M. La Follette & Family)
Genre: Print
Library of Congress cataloging indicates that the magazine we all grew up with actually continued another magazine by the same name, from which this image was probably taken: Title: Life. Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Life, 1883-1936. Description:103 v. : ill., col. plates ; 28 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 4, 1883)-v. 103, no. 2620 (Nov. 1936). Continued by: Life (Chicago, Ill.: 1936) Notes: Monthly Dec. 1931-1936 Weekly 1883-Nov. 1931 Editor: Jan. 1883-1918, J.A. Mitchell. 2 vol. yearly. According to, the more recent version of Life magazine "...was first published as a weekly in 1936. [1st issue: Nov. 23; Editors H. R. Luce et al.] It ceased publication in 1972, but returned as a monthly, 1978-2000."
Subjects: Periodicals
Public officers
Caricatures and cartoons
Military uniforms
World War, 1914-1918

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