Cartoon 1: The Washington Monument
during the Civil War.
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?
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