Congratulations to Professor Morton on Her Recent Publication

Marsha Morton recently published an article, “Picturing the Perils of Greed: Kladderadatsch and the 1873 Financial Crash,” in the Journal of Illustration (Vol. 4 No. 2, 2017), pp.187-210. The essay examined  the coverage of the stock market crash and its aftermath in the Berlin satirical paper Kladderadatsch, whose illustrations were drawn by Wilhelm Scholz. Pictures and texts together reported on government activities, offered critical commentaries on the state of society and capitalism, and acted as the voice of the country’s liberal conscience.  At their most successful, the images stimulated discourses on German identity and moral values and visualized the nature of modernity.