"No More of those Hideous Monuments!"

Title

"No More of those Hideous Monuments!"

Description

This political cartoon was printed in New York in 1885. Complaining about all of the monuments being erected to honor our nation's history in the wake of the turmoil of the Civil War, the captions proclaims "No more of those hideous monuments!" Monuments from the National Mall are featured prominently in the cartoon, including the Washington Monument which appears as a smokestack. This shows the contested nature of the Mall and its many memorials, which were not universally popular in their own times.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

08/19/1885

Coverage

Description

This political cartoon was printed in New York in 1885. Complaining about all of the monuments being erected to honor our nation's history in the wake of the turmoil of the Civil War, the captions proclaims "No more of those hideous monuments!" Monuments from the National Mall are featured prominently in the cartoon, including the Washington Monument which appears as a smokestack. This shows the contested nature of the Mall and its many memorials, which were not universally popular in their own times.

Date

08/19/1885

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.