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The Power of Pictures
The Art of Politics : Propaganda Posters &
Political Cartoons.
What is propaganda?
Pro-pa-gan-da : ideas or statements that are often false
or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a
cause, a po...
IMAGERY!
Wartime Propaganda
"The most obvious examples of propaganda occur
during wartime, when it is used domestically to
foster s...
"The high rates of
venereal diseases among
military personnel also
led the U.S. War
Department to institute
far-reaching a...
During World
War II,
emotional
appeals like
these were
used to
encourage
citizens to buy
war bonds.
This cartoon drawn on an envelope dates back to the civil war.
Political Cartoons
Before the advent of radio or television, political cartoons
played a major role in exposing political corruption
and soci...
This cartoon shed light on the hypocrisy of America protesting the exclusion of
Jewish American people in Russia at the sa...
This cartoon depicts the
statue of liberty
covering her eyes as
the terrorist attacks of
9/11 take place.
The Power of Pictures lesson notes say "Works of
art often aim to transform more than to inform."
Nowhere is this more tru...
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The power of pictures

  1. 1. The Power of Pictures The Art of Politics : Propaganda Posters & Political Cartoons.
  2. 2. What is propaganda?
  3. 3. Pro-pa-gan-da : ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc. -Merriam Webster Dictionary And what's the best way to spread ideas?
  4. 4. IMAGERY!
  5. 5. Wartime Propaganda "The most obvious examples of propaganda occur during wartime, when it is used domestically to foster support, recruitment, and production for war, and externally to enlist allies, deceive enemy combatants, or persuade them to surrender." - Marshall, D (2008). Propaganda. In Encyclopedia of Social Problems.
  6. 6. "The high rates of venereal diseases among military personnel also led the U.S. War Department to institute far-reaching anti-VD campaigns during World Wars I and II" Joseph, D. George."Sexually Transmitted Diseases." Dictionary of American History.
  7. 7. During World War II, emotional appeals like these were used to encourage citizens to buy war bonds.
  8. 8. This cartoon drawn on an envelope dates back to the civil war.
  9. 9. Political Cartoons
  10. 10. Before the advent of radio or television, political cartoons played a major role in exposing political corruption and social problems.
  11. 11. This cartoon shed light on the hypocrisy of America protesting the exclusion of Jewish American people in Russia at the same time Chinese people were being excluded from America.
  12. 12. This cartoon depicts the statue of liberty covering her eyes as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 take place.
  13. 13. The Power of Pictures lesson notes say "Works of art often aim to transform more than to inform." Nowhere is this more true than in the arena of political art. This type of art is powerful (and potentially dangerous) because it aims to shape our political views and ones political views are a gateway into their minds and hearts. For better or worse art has aided people in their navigation and understanding of the political world.

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