Country: United States
McDougall, Walt. "Joy at the Home of a National Candidate." The North American. (Philadelphia, PA). 1904, August 21.
This cartoon presents a lively scene of the newfound attention and excitement brought to the small town of a national political candidate. The participation of a local politician in a national race often thrust small towns into the spotlight and instilled an increased sense of pride in its inhabitants. The artist shows the hectic, circus-like appearance of a normally unknown town after the influx of the national press, onlookers, and the curious.