New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B5_War_Memorial_02
Political cartoon and poem published in The Knickerbocker Press on Armistice Day, November 11, 1923.
Who is the man in the cartoon?
Who do the crosses represent?
What elements does the artist use to set the tone of the cartoon? Explain your answer.
How does the poet feel about the war and the soldiers? Explain your answer.
Why did the poet/artist choose to print this image and poem on Armistice Day? Explain your answer.
Research the role of the media in the isolationism of the 1920s. How did newspapers, the radio, and posters affect public opinion about involvement in foreign affairs?
Art: Draw a political cartoon for a current event.
English Language Arts: Write a poem about a current event.
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. Harper Collins: New York, 1995.