Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The debate gets under way 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a politician urging "Trade, Not Aid" and arguing that the U.S. should "Buy from Europe and ease the load on the U.S. tax payer" to an enthusiastic audience. The speaker's follow-on statement that this will call for adjustment of tariff policies evokes cries of dismay citing "Competition" and "Protection" from the same audience. In March 1953, a presidential commission...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1953
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    Daniel in the lions' den 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows John Q. Public (labeled "Consumer") accompanied by two small children, relaxing in a lions' den (labeled "Uncontrolled Prices"). One smiling lion wheels a child in a baby carriage while the other child stands with a lion at the mouth of a cave. John Q. Public comments "I thought this was supposed to be so dangerous." Using the motif of...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1953
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    It gets pretty lonely at the lighthouse 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a lighthouse next to rocks labeled "Deficits" and "Danger of Big Gov't" and a sign indicating "Look out for the rocks." The lighthouse keeper (shown as the Republican elephant, labeled "Voter Appeal") looks down at a figure representing the American public who reassures him: "You just stick at your post--You may be a HERO some day!" With the caption,...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1959
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "But I'm not tired, discouraged or run down" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the Democratic donkey as a nurse offering Uncle Sam a crutch and a wheelchair labeled "Revitalize the U.S. Economy." In the background, "Dr. Kennedy" stands in front of the New Deal Hospital. With the caption, rejects the claim of the Democratic presidential candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy, in the 1960 election, that the United States had stagnated under President...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1960
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    "It's one of the worst fractures I've ever seen!" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows GOP elephant coming to visit the Democratic donkey who is in the hospital with a broken leg (labeled "Divisions in the Democratic Party"). Possibly an attempt by the cartoonist to suggest divisions in the national Democratic Party. Alternatively, may comment on the intra- party struggles in Tammany Hall, the New York Democratic machine, and the efforts in 1959 to...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1959
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Let's don't forget where we buried it!" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows former President Eisenhower, former Vice President Richard Nixon and the GOP elephant burying a hatchet labeled "Forego Criticism of Administration during the Berlin Crisis." With the caption, suggests that Republican support for the Kennedy Administration during the 1961 Berlin Crisis did not imply continuing support for future political issues.
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Start of the new administration 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the "Liberals" (including the Democratic donkey, a Congressman, an academic, and two young people) driving up to the White House, where President Kennedy can be seen working at a window. One asks: "Do we roll up the rugs and do the Cha-Cha?" Reflects the perception that the members of Kennedy's new Democratic administration were liberal, youthful, and enthusiastic, and...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The curtain is about to go up 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Roosevelt as a ventriloquist seated on a stage asking the Democratic Party chairman, James A. Farley, to "Hand me the dummy." The dummy is a little donkey (labeled "Convention Delegates") dressed like the Edgar Bergen's famous puppet, Charlie McCarthy. Reflects the perception that Roosevelt had stage-managed his draft for the nomination for a third term as President by...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1940
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    Mr. Wallace builds his dream house 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace sleeping on the floor while three scruffy visitors (labeled "Communist Domination") occupy his bed. On the wall, a plaque reads "Home Sweet Home of the Progressive Party." The caption refers to Eric Hodgins' popular novel, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. In 1948, Wallace, the former Vice President, formed the Progressive Party and ran...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1948
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    Truman press conference 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the Washington Fire Department putting out a fire in President Truman's office. A happy but battered Truman sits behind his desk. One fireman says "There's one consolation--after Jan. 20 maybe we can relax a bit." Comments on Truman's well-known propensity for speaking his mind and suggests that press conferences may be less controversial after General Eisenhower takes office in...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    All ready for the new year 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the Soviet Politburo as the boys playing cards and drinking in the backroom. They include, among others, Stalin and United Nations delegate Andrey Vishinsky. One is labeled "Soviet Plot" and one "Skulduggery." Stalin has an ace stuck in one ear and a machine gun rests beside the table. In the background, the "Old Year" invites the baby New Year...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    It's getting so you can't get a good night's sleep anymore 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Communist leader Stalin (labeled "Moscow") and an aide as cowboys sleeping out on the wide open spaces. Stalin is awake chain- smoking cigarettes (labeled "Troubles at Home"). Meanwhile, in the background, Eisenhower is seen galloping away with their horses (labeled "Initiative"). Provides an optimistic view of the outlook for American international relations based on the purges going on in...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hope I didn't disturb you when I came in 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant in bed at dawn, his party clothes from the evening before strewn about the room. A banner labeled "Happy New Year" hangs from the overhead light and a drum labeled "'53" sits on the floor. He solicitously tells his irate roommate (the Democratic donkey) that he hopes his late return did not bother him. Reflects the...
    • Contributor: Dowling, Daniel Blair
    • Date: 1952