Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress

Socks Goes to Washington

Socks Goes to Washington, 11/30/92. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S1)

Here I am, a simple cat from Arkansas, thrust up close to all the big questions that face America in our time. 2/19/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S2)

Pardon me, Ma'am--I'm here on behalf of President Bill to explain certain aspects of his proposed program...May I come in?. 3/3/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S3)

Tough news, Socks--your boss is withdrawing your nomination to serve as First Cat. 6/3/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S4)

Sluuuuuurrrrrrp. 11/19/93. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S5)

Oh, no!--I'm subpoenaed by that Mr. Fiske concerning the Madison S&L mess! 3/10/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S6)

Did you see that on the TV news? I'm so mad I could spit!!. 4/22/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S7)

It's close to Halloween--say somethin' scary. 10/20/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S8)

Look at that, Socks--they've closed down the government! 11/15/95. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S9)

[Hillary Clinton as Lady MacBeth]. 1/29/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S10)

What? No, I did not write 'Primary Colors'! 2/1/96. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S11)

Hidden amongst all those FBI files is the name of the one person they wanted to get something on..., 6/20/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S12)

Socks, why is the President looking so glum? 8/19/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S13)

Well, Socks, how does it feel to be re-elected First Cat? 11/7/96. Ink and white out over pencil. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (S14)

Ok, Socks, let's do one final Clinton assets check...ready? 10/28/96. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S15)

Have you slept in the Lincoln bed yet, Socks? 3/3/97. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S16)

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