My presentation about civil war propaganda illustrations, 150 Years of American Illustration, a course by William Kloepfer, Academy of Art University
Since the beginning of the Civil War, printing companies have produced illustrated envelopes in the northern and southern United States. In general, political propaganda was used to raise the morale of soldiers and citizens, north and south.
Among the means used in publishing caricatures and illustrations, which are formed with the intent of conveying a biased policy message. There were names of famous artists during that short and hectic period, especially those who supported the Free Democratic Party.
Here I will review various examples of famous artworks from the civil war propaganda illustrations from both parties.