Presentation on the Art of Politics at Coolidge Education Center Feb. 19

From Diane Kemble

The Coolidge Foundation is sponsoring an interesting talk on Feb. 19, the beginning of President’s Week. We hope to see many of our Plymouth neighbors there.

Presentation on the Art of Politics
Ink & Oil: Calvin Coolidge’s Political Cartoon Legacy and Beyond
February 19, 2012
2:00 p.m.
President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center
3780 Route 100 A, Plymouth, VT
http://www.calvin-coolidge.org

Understand the art of politics and scandal through political cartoons.  An illustrated talk, “Ink & Oil: Calvin Coolidge’s Political Cartoon Legacy and Beyond”, will be hosted on Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 pm by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in the beautiful new President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center in Plymouth, VT.

The speaker, Stephen R. Bissette, is from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has won many industry awards during his quarter-century in comics as a writer, editor, publisher, and cartoonist. He will take us from the start of Calvin Coolidge’s political career in Massachusetts and through his presidency, showing how editorial cartoons archived the public’s perceptions of Coolidge as a man, a politician, and a reluctant celebrity.

We’ll see how President Coolidge was portrayed in contemporary political cartoons and trace aspects of the notorious Teapot Dome oil and political scandal, the role of oil magnate Harry Sinclair in that debacle, and how Sinclair’s company, Sinclair Oil, adopted cartoon images of dinosaurs to distance itself from scandal. The Coolidge Museum and Education Center is located at 3780 Route 100A in Plymouth. The presentation is free but donations are welcome.

For information Contact Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation: 802-672-3389

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