"Back Into the Night" Editorial cartoon, June 4, 1925

"Back Into the Night" Editorial cartoon, June 4, 1925

This and several other political cartoons appeared in newspapers across America in the days following the Supreme Court decision in the Oregon School Case. In it, the artist expressed his opinion on the effect of the decision.

 

 

Questions:

  • Describe the physical characteristics and posture of the figure in this cartoon. What does he represent?
  • Explain why you think this piece is entitled "Back Into the Night."
  • In your view, what general message is the artist trying to convey? Is he successful?

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