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PINNING DOWN POLITICAL CARTOONS
Date: August 16, 1832
Political cartoonists have incorporated bowling into their artwork for centuries. French artist Jean-Ignace-Isidore Grandville did so for this lithograph printed shortly after The June 1832 Rebellion in Paris. In this political satire print, a young woman prepared to roll a strike at several “pins,” one of which may have been King Louis-Philippe I. With the sport’s massive popularity in Europe and the United States, Grandville’s work is still easy to decipher today.
From the collection of Pamela Stein