Fonds C 301
1465 cartoons : ink and pencil on paper
6 cartoons : prints
2 caricatures : ink and pencil on paper
11 portraits : ink and pencil on paper
1 volume (332 portraits : engravings)
1 drawing : ink on paper
Fonds consists primarily of political cartoons created by Newton McConnell for the Toronto daily newspaper, The News.
Topics covered in the cartoons involve many political issues facing Canada, Ontario, and the city of Toronto between 1904 and 1915. National public figures represented in the drawings include Sir Wilfred Laurier, Robert L. Borden, Allan B. Aylesworth, George P. Graham, and Walter Scott. Subjects include reciprocity (free trade) with the United States, the Canadian Navy, the separate schools issue, the Suffragette movement, temperance, and the Balkan war.
Cartoons that represent Ontario politics include figures such as Sir James Whitney, Alexander MacKay, Newton W. Rowell, and William J. Hanna. Local Toronto politics and Mayor Horatio Clarence Hocken are also represented, as are both Imperial and American affairs.
Also included is McConnell's Vanity Fair: A Portfolio of Caricatures, which is a published volume containing caricatures of prominent figures of the day, arranged alphabetically by surname. It was published in 1912.
Elisha Newton McConnell (1877-1940) was a political cartoonist who worked for the Toronto Daily News in the early twentieth century.
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Library and Archives Canada holds a number of posters and cartoons by Newton McConnell in the Newton McConnell collection [graphic material], and the Newton McConnell and William Armstrong collection [graphic material].
Some cartoons have been encapsulated for preservation concerns.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession Number: 21629.
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|C 301-1||Newton McConnell dominion politics cartoons|
|C 301-2||Newton McConnell Ontario politics cartoons|
|C 301-3||Newton McConnell Toronto politics cartoons|
|C 301-4||Newton McConnell imperial affairs cartoons|
|C 301-5||Newton McConnell United States affairs cartoons|
|C 301-6||Newton McConnell Vanity Fair caricatures|
|C 301-7||Newton McConnell general cartoons|