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Weekly Freeman's Journal (Dublin, Ireland)


Historical note

The Weekly Freeman was the weekend edition of the Freeman’s Journal, a nationalist daily broadsheet published in Dublin from 1763 to 1924, when it merged with the Irish Independent. The Weekly Freeman itself began publication in 1871. Beginning in December 1880, it switched to publishing a large format color lithograph as a supplement to each issue. The supplements usually consisted of political cartoons, as well as occassional portraits of political figures. The cartoons regularly featured Erin, the female personification of Ireland, and Pat, the male personification of the Irish people.

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Boston College collection of Weekly Freeman cartoons


Color lithograph supplements to the Dublin, Ireland-based periodical Weekly Freeman, including political cartoons and images of political figures.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1880 December 18-1886 July 17