Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    That not so comic character : no time for comedy 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a despondent "comic" figure labeled "Old Man Weather" carrying a watering can, fan, thermometer, weather balloon, and wind gauge, while in the background a tornado wreaks havoc. Probably comments on the particularly large number of tornadoes hitting the United States in 1953.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Is too bad, no? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a Red Chinese soldier showing the doorman a ticket (labeled "Truce") for admission to the "Club U.N." Expresses the fear that the Communist condition for a truce in the Korean War will be admission of Red China to the United Nations.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1951
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Washington magic 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows John Q. Public watching the GOP elephant (as a magician) preparing to make a beautiful young lady (labeled "Miss Tax Cut") disappear. The magician promises to saw a less attractive lady (labeled "Miss Budget") in half if time permits. Expresses disappointment that the Republicans have not only failed to fulfill their campaign promises to cut taxes but have deferred...
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A few come back 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a soldier limping home while above him in the clouds a ghostly soldier says "Tell 'em Howdy for me." With the caption, refers to the disappointingly small number of American prisoners of war released by the Communists towards the end of the Korean War in 1953.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great whatzit 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows an Allied soldier viewing with alarm a sea monster (labeled "Jap Ship Concentration") off the shores of Australia. Probably refers to the Japanese convoy sent to reinforce troops in New Guinea in late February 1943 that was subsequently defeated at the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1943
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "I brought home a guy I want you to meet" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Mars, the God of War, introducing a new friend, Adolph Hitler, to his companion gods on Mt. Olympus. Probably comments on Hitler's growing reputation during the 1930s as a fomenter of war.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1935
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Friendship on the rocks 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Uncle Sam in a lighthouse (labeled "The Watch Against Communism") turning the spotlight on an outraged couple cuddling in a raft. The man (probably Anthony Eden) is labeled "Some of our Allies," while the woman is labeled "Trade with the Enemy." Reflects American disapproval of British trade with the Soviet Union and Communist China.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Salute to power 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Soviet leaders Beria, Malenkov, Molotov, Voroshilov, and Bulganin all reaching for the sickle labeled "Stalin's Legacy." Comments on the struggle for power after Stalin's death in 1953.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Trials of a hatchet man 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Soviet delegate to the United Nations Andrey Vyshinsky exhausted from his futile efforts to use a hatchet to chop down a large tree labeled "Truth." Expresses cynicism at Vyshinsky's propaganda portraying the Soviet Union as a force for peace. The caption refers to Vyshinsky's reputation as prosecutor gained during the Soviet political purge trials of the 1930's.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1949
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Wonder if they have their troubles too 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a thuggish-looking Soviet "Head Spy," interrogating another "Spy," who airily refuses to answer on the grounds that it would incriminate him. Expresses frustration at the use of the Fifth Amendment in the United States by those accused of being Communist and suggests that no such protection is afforded spies in the Soviet Union.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1950
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    What, no fairway? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower attempting to hit his golf ball from a rough labeled "High Taxes," "Big Spending," and "Truman Seedlings," while his caddie (John Q. Public) suggests that people may think he prefers this terrain to the fairway. The cartoonist suggests that the President may not be doing all he should to fulfill his campaign promises to cut government spending...
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    What? no happy ending? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows John Q. Public watching an old-fashioned melodrama in which the Villain (labeled "Deficit Spending") kidnaps the Heroine (labeled "Administration") while the bound and gagged Hero (labeled "Economy Crusade") watches helplessly. Accuses the Eisenhower Administration of forsaking its campaign pledges to promote economy in government and reduce spending.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Again? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows former President Herbert Hoover interrupted while fishing by a call for help from a man clinging to an overturned boat labeled "Gov't Operations." Refers to President Eisenhower's 1953 invitation to Hoover to chair a second commission on reorganizing the federal bureaucracy.
    • Contributor: Barrow, Henry (Henry C.)
    • Date: 1953