British archive puts 120,000 cartoons online

University of Kent Archive
W.K. Haselden of the Daily Mirror
printed 17 Jan 1906

British Cartoon archive, based at the University of Kent, has created one of the largest online archives of cartoon art with over 120,000 British political and social cartoons from more than 250 cartoonists going back to the 18th century. The collection also includes present day cartoonist such as Carl Giles, Steve Bell, Ralph Steadman and Martin Rowson.

The BBC reports that the effort took two years to digitize all the cartoons.

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