Call No. [Page No.]: JK9316.H38pt.10 [p.27]
Document Type: Glass plate negative and print
Category: Hawaiian Collection
Location: Hawaiian Rare Folio
Shows excerpt from the Republican national platform of 1896 "The Hawaiian Islands should be controlled by the United States and no foreign powers should be permitted to interfere with them." Sanford B. Dole in background holding "Deed gift to Uncle Sam of the Hawaiian Islands." The roots of political cartooning can be traced back at least as far as the 16th-century Protestant Reformation in Germany. In America, credit for the first such cartoon is widely given to Benjamin Franklin’s famous “Join or Die”—a depiction of a snake cut into pieces, meant to represent the fate of the American colonies should they not act together. In the 19th century, American cartoonists turned their attention to Hawai`i, publishing a variety of opinions on such events as the overthrow of Hawaiian Monarchy and annexation of the Islands by the United States.
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