Marxists Internet Archive: Subjects: Marxism and Graphics, Illustrations, and Drawings
Graphics, Illustrations, and Drawings
Satire and Art Inspired by Socialist and Radical Ideas
All of the high resolution digital records of publications and art, at the links below,
were created by Martin Goodman MD and the Riazanov Library digital archive project.
Unless noted otherwise
Hunger and Revolt.
1935 – Book of cartoons by Jacob Burck. Published as a book by the Daily Worker newspaper.
Fairy Tales for Workers Children 1925 51MB [This book is by Herminine Muhlen, who produced the line drawn graphics in it, and translated by Ida Dailes. It's listed here under "Lydia Gibson" because it also features by Lydia Gibson front and back full page cover art and four full page color plates of graphic art (one for each of the four stories in the book). This scan of the book is notable for its particularly high resolution, with color art rendered at 1200 dpi 24 bit color, and black and white line drawings rendered at 2400 dpi BW.]
The Teacup Whale" 1934 8MB
A Collection of his cartoons from Revolutionary Age and other sources.
Link to Revolutionary Age Newspaper Archive with covers done by William Gropper.
Caricatures. Throughout the 1960s these caricatures by "Luís" appeared in The Militant newspaper, published by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in the United States. Many also appeared in the SWP's monthly journal, International Socialist Review, and the magazine International Viewpoint published by the Fourth International. These images also appeared in the publication Intercontinental Press. Scanned from the original art, at1200dpi by Martin Goodman. 66MB.
The Ruling Clawss 1935. (With an introduction by Robert Forsythe.)
Boardman Robinson (1876 - 1952) was a prominent American radical artist. He worked for years doing editorial political cartoons for mainstream newspapers, such as the New York Daily Tribune, in the period of 1904 - 1915, and also did cartoons to support the woman suffrage cause. He and John Reed did reporting from Europe during WWI, and he began providing cartoons to The Masses, and later to The Liberator, which carry some of his most famous radical cartooning efforts. Below are only the files he did for the New York Daily Tribune for 1912. It is but a small sample of the artists' work.
Introduction and in Word format
Cartoons from 1911, New York Daily Tribune
January 1912, New York Daily Tribune
February 1912, New York Daily Tribune
March 1912, New York Daily Tribune
April 1912, New York Daily Tribune
May 1912, New York Daily Tribune
June 1912, New York Daily Tribune
July 1912, New York Daily Tribune
Our Lenin An illustration book for children on Lenin’s life.
Art Young produced, between 1892 and 1934, three different books Inspired by Dante's Inferno, and Heavily illustrated with many dozens of (often) leftist-perspective cartoons.
Hell Up To Date 1893 [600dpi version – fast display]
Hell Up To Date 1893 [1200dpi – higher resolution]
Through Hell With Hiprah Hunt 1901
Art Young’s Inferno 1934
Other illustrated books by Art Young:
Trees at Night 1927 [300 dpi version], for 1200 dpi version, Click here [163mb in size]
On My Way 1928
The Best of Art Young (1936)
His Life and Times 1939 (Obtained from Archive.org)
Illustrated pamphlets by Art Young:
The Campaign Primer 1920. (Socialist Party of America Pamphlet)
The Socialist Primer 1930. (Socialist Party of America Pamphlet)
Comparison of the above 2 similar pamphlets
To Art Young’s Good Morning periodical page.
Publications with Notable Collections of Drawings and Illustrations
With the above are pdf's with OCR of Theodore Watt's indexes to these publications, included with his personal permission.
Special Collections of Cartoons and Illustrations from Various Periodicals
[Red Portfolio / Cartoons for Socialism 1912 36 page book. Cartoons largely by Ryan Walker, with some by Art Young, Walter Crane, and Balfour Ker. Selected from The Coming Nation and Appeal to Reason. Introduction by Eugene Debs. Two scans of this book are offered here. One entirely in 24 bit color, kindly made for us by Labadie Library of University of Michigan, and a second in which the cartoons, originally printed in black ink on white paper, have been rendered digitally in either high contrast gray scale or in single bit ("bitonal") black and white, by processing the color scans made for us by Labadie Library of their extremely rare copy of this book. Via the efforts of the Riazanov Library digital archive project. Both versions are at 600 dpi resolution. Both have color scans for the covers, which employed red ink.]
Communist publications about Art & Culture
Last updated on 22 January 2022