Now Open: The Hidden Works of Jay N. 'Ding' Darling
View the rare and whimsical works and personal effects of Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist 'Ding' Darling – made famous for his political and conservation cartoons.
'Ding' Darling was a leading political cartoonist in the 1900s. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice and reached America through more than 100 of the nation's leading newspapers while employed at The Des Moines Register. His cartoons covered important events in the 20th century, including the Great Depression era, prohibition and the labor movement. The exhibit will showcase a collection of artifacts including personal objects, cartoons, sketches and newly uncovered printing plates from The Des Moines Register.