The Pershing “Punitive” Expedition

This political cartoon shows Pershing “pursuit” of Pancho Villa in Mexico. The cartoon is making fun at the fact that Pershing was having difficulty in finding and capturing Villa. The cartoon was published in 1916 and is part of the Cabinet of American Illustration Collection at the Library of Congress.

Document Type: Political Cartoon
Historical Event: New Mexico Role in WW I Era (1916-1919)
Sub Event: Pancho Villa Invades NM
Origin: Cabinet of American Illustration Collection, Library of Congress
Author: W.A. Rogers
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Tammie Torres
Albuquerque Historical Society

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