James Monroe Museum Political Cartoons
Our mission is to display in a digital format the complete collection of the one-hundred and fourteen cartoons dating from the 1890s to the 1960s housed at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. We did our best to provide context on the various issues and events portrayed within the cartoon collection. We pledge that the information presented is both honest and inclusive to the best of our knowledge and research.
The 1940 Presidential election was an extremely heated contest. Incumbant Franklin D. Roosvelt ran as the Democratic candidate for a third term against Republican newcower Wendell Wilkie. Many Americans were torn between the discomfort of having a President serve a third term and the comfort and security of continuity in the face of the onset of WWII. Each of the cartoons in this exhibit focus on the tensions surronding the 1940 Presidential election. To view the exhibit,click here.
As it turns out, the 1940… ...more