In this cartoon (from an Ohio Prohibition Campaign) exhibits the evils of booze: poverty, crime, robbing women and children, waste. They shows the beliefs of those who believe in the necessity of prohibition.
This cartoon was a call to voters to vote for Prohibition. The camel is the saloon who has been able to withstand some of the laws thrown its way, but it is starting to get pushed down by all of the votes. This is showing that your one vote could break the camel - SO GO VOTE!
This cartoon shows how both sides view the outcomes of Prohibition. On the left you have Mr. Wet who is showing that Prohibition has failed. It has increased crime, bootlegging, etc. On the right Mr. Dry is showing Prohibition is a success. It has increased homeowning and prosperity. Two sides of the same coin.And I couldn't resist throwing this one it - because it is by none other than Dr. Seuss!!! Apparently he drew many political cartoons (you can find more here). This cartoon shows Nutty Aunt Carrie riding Prohibition - this is a shot against the women who tended to make up the Temperance Unions and were the driving force against alcohol.
I think that the best political cartoons are those of the past - the ones today are just not as good. What do you think about these cartoons and political cartoons in general?
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