The American Image is a new section of the Mountain View Mirror dedicated to looking at how Americans have reflected their own culture and history in the media.
Political cartoons are both funny and hold a perspective on the truth. Going back through history political cartoons are a reflection of events and the way people thought. Also quotes, images, maps and info-graphics (once called graphs) play the same role.
In this section of the newspaper, we will take these historical artifacts and tease meaning from them through analysis, placing them in context of when they were printed as well as take a look at what meaning they have in today’s political climate.