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Anne Mergen: Florida Cartoons
Mar 12, 2013 - Jul 21, 2013 March 12, 2013 - July 21, 2013
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is pleased to host Anne Mergen: Florida Cartoons. This temporary traveling exhibit produced by HistoryMiami, features the work of editorial cartoonist Anne Mergen.
Anne Mergen began her career in 1933 at the Miami Daily News in the male-dominated field of editorial cartoons. Her coverage of both political and social issues affecting the citizens of Florida quickly gained her the respect of colleagues and the patronage of loyal readers. The exhibit includes fourteen original Mergen cartoons, from the late 1940s through the 1950s, covering topics ranging from environmental issues, to tourism, to city government.
We invite you to trace the power of the editorial cartoon and the legacy of Anne Mergen on Florida cartooning by exploring the work of other prominent Florida cartoonist featured in the exhibit.