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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
& Photo 1

Drawings 2a-e


Table of

Visual Evidence

Cartoon 1: The Washington Monument
during the Civil War.

[Graphic] Cartoon 1 with link to higher quality image.
(Library of Congress)

This 1862 cartoon comes from Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, which had a large circulation during the 19th century.

Questions for Cartoon 1

1. Why would the site have been used as a cattle pen?

2. Why do you think the cartoonist used the title "Beef Depot Monument"?

3. Why do you think the newspaper included this image and this title?

* The images on the screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Cartoon 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




Comments or Questions

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