Depictions of Mormon polygamy in Political Cartoons

Dublin Core

Title

Depictions of Mormon polygamy in Political Cartoons

Subject

Mormonism, polygamy

Description

Various political cartoons that focus on Mormon polygamy.

Source

Library of Congress

Date

1871 - 1885

Rights

No known restrictions on this collection.

Language

English

Items in the Depictions of Mormon polygamy in Political Cartoons Collection

Inebriety and Optics
A political cartoon delivered in Puck Magazine, America's first successful humor magazine. It depicts a drunk man with blurred vision sees a number of women in his bed. He then comments that he is Mormon.

The Mormon Problem Solved
Cartoon of Brigham Young telling Pres. Grant "I must submit to your laws - but what shall I do with these" (hundreds of wives and children); Grant replies: "Do as I do - give them offices"

The Judge
Cartoon supporting Pres. Arthur's stand against Mormon polygamy. The caption reads "An unsightly object-who will take the axe and hew it down?"

In Memoriam Brigham Young
A cartoon depicting 12 weeping women in large bed, with boots of Brigham Young at the foot and his hat at the head of the bed.