Yellow journalism cartoon
Political Cartoons, Posters & Document Images
[Library of Congress]
Cartoon titled "The big type war of the yellow kids" shows Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, dressed as the Yellow Kid, each pushing against opposite sides of a pillar of wooden blocks that spells WAR, June 1898. The circulation war waged for readers by the two newspaper magnates played a significant role in the shaping of jingoist attitudes among Americans in the leadup to the Spanish-American War.