Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State

Museum Exhibit or ProgramCartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas. It tells the story of one hundred years of events in Texas from 1890–1990 in a form that is wonderfully visual and precise. This exhibition serves as a compilation of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most important to Texans during the one hundred year period. Cartooning Texas features political cartoons and informative text. Panel topics include:
  • Perils and rewards of woman suffrage
  • Governor vs. legislature
  • Governors vs. University
  • Opposition to labor unions
  • Land speculators
  • Insurance scandals
  • Billie Sol Estes
  • Sharpstown Bank Scandal
  • No-pass/no-play
  • Collapse of Texas banking industry
  • Defense cuts
  • Ann Richards
Cartooning Texas is an exhibition developed by Maury Forman and Robert A. Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Start Date/Time:2012-04-30 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2017-04-07 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.17(D), 7.7(E), 7.7(F), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Topics:Late Nineteenth-Century, Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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