October 20, 2008

Editorial Cartoons featuring Soapy...

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In today's newspapers it is very common and expected to see political cartoons that expose a newspapers thoughts and feeling about current events without the use of an article. Little has changed since the nineteenth century. On the right is a grand example of the Rocky Mountain News political cartoons which were often placed in the upper corners of the front page. This one is from the August 3, 1894 edition and shows Soapy, county Sheriff William K. Burchinell and the state Republican party preparing to "redeem" Colorado in the next election. It should be noted that the hooded character is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan but rather a secret state mining organization.

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