Happy Birthday to American Editorial Cartooning
Posted: 5/9/2012  |  By: Daryl Cagle | Cagle Post
On this day back in 1754, Benjamin Franklin’s now-famous “Join or Die” woodcut cartoon was first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper. The cartoon, which showed a snaked severed into eight segments each representing a British American colony or region, was meant to inspire unity among the colonies before the French and Indian War.