An illuminating exhibition of political cartoons from the early to mid 20th Century opened Friday, March 24, at the Wilton Historical Society on Danbury Road. Guest curator Matthew Warshauer, a history professor at Central Connecticut State College, gave a talk on the three dozen images that covered America’s isolationism and avoidance of World War I, its eventual entry into the war, the ensuing rejection of the League of Nations and a return to isolationism, and the country’s ultimate entry into World War II.
Warshauer gave a talk on the show to a gathering of about 20 people at the opening. At the same time he was searching for images to include, he said, Donald Trump was giving his inaugural address as president. As someone who has read every presidential inaugural address, Warshauer said, he listened closely.