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Comical Interpretations of the Nineteenth Century

November 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014
Location: Student Wall
Sponsor(s): Writing 101

The images for this exhibition have been collected, researched and curated by the students of the Writing 101 class, “Laughing Matters: Interpreting and Contextualizing Modern Caricature.” The exhibit draws from the rich collections of the Rubenstein Rare Books Room and Perkins Library. Many of our caricatures explore the theme of corruption in Gilded Age America, and Georgian and Victorian England, where an increasingly vocal and agitated public took to the press to voice their concerns. 

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.