The Library's image collections include hundreds of political cartoons from France and England depicting personalities and interpretations of the French Revolution. A selection of these images are included below. Contact the Prints and Photographs librarians directly for assistance with these collections.
Unique in their scope and richness, the picture collections number more than 16 million images. These include photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs. While international in scope, the collections are particularly strong in materials documenting the history of the United States and the lives, interests, and achievements of the American people..
The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division has hundreds of political cartoons from France that span a variety of historical periods-including not only the 1789 Revolutions but subsequent Revolutions of 1830 and 1848. Looking at these images offers another perspective, often from "across the pond" in England. The images below are a small sample from the French Political Cartoon Collection which is located in the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Some of the images below depict the 1848 Revolution.