Politcal Cartoons In North Carolina, 1840 Style

Cartoon placed by Democrats in the North Carolinian (Fayetteville), October, 10, 1840.

This image is included in Dr. H. G. Jones’s North Carolina Illustrated and includes the following caption:

“Martin Van Buren supporters countered with a cartoon portraying Whig symbols—log cabin, hard cider, and a raccoon mascot—as tricks to catch ‘honest’ Democrats.”

When nation goes to war, kids go to work

“Booming war industries have already increased child labor….  During 1941 North Carolina issued 10,000 new labor certificates to 17- and 18-year-olds, 1,000 to 12-to-15-year-olds. ‘The situation,’ observed State Labor Commissioner F. H. Shuford, with a dead pan, ‘is as healthy as the war that brought it on.’ ”

— From Time magazine, June 15, 1942