Cartoon: An Old-Fashioned Necking Party

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Title

Cartoon: An Old-Fashioned Necking Party

Description

Cartoon depicting a lynching printed in the inaugural issue of the Chanticleer, a humor magazine established by Rutgers students in 1923. The cartoon depicts a man's lifeless body hanging from a tree as three observers look on. The caption below the image reads: "An Old-Fashioned Necking Party."

The author of the cartoon is Frederick W. Shaw, Rutgers class of 1924.

This cartoon was printed in the magazine's first issue in June 1923, approximately one month after the Ku Klux Klan gained visibility in Middlesex County by staging a major initiation ceremony with thousands of attendees at a farm outside of New Brunswick. For more about this moment in New Brunswick and Rutgers history, see our exhibit Ku Klux Klan in New Brunswick.

Date

1923-06

Language

English

Page

17

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Citation

Shaw, Frederick W., “Cartoon: An Old-Fashioned Necking Party,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 3, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/525.