Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    New tire needed 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows hands using a bicycle pump (labeled Stevenson) to try to pump up an old tire full of nails and holes (labeled "20 Years of One Party"). Reflects the view, during the 1952 presidential campaign, that after twenty years of Democratic administrations, it was time for the Republicans to take office.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nervous interval -- 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a small figure (labeled "Public") uncertainly walking a fragile bridge between a huge donkey (labeled "Now") and an elephant (labeled "Jan. 20th"). Reflects the difficult period to be bridged between the defeat of Adlai Stevenson and the Democrats in the 1952 presidential election and the inauguration of the Republican winner, Dwight D. Eisenhower, on January 20, 1953.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    On an equal footing 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows small figures labeled "Management," "Labor," "Creed," and "Race" standing together on the steps of the U.S. Capitol under the banner, "New Administration." Reflects the view of the cartoonist that the new Republican administration will be more evenhanded in treating these disparate groups.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    To follow next -- 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a figure (labeled "Unnecessary Gov't Employee") tumbling down a slide (labeled "Ike's Economy Chute"). The employee is about to pull down with him a much larger figure (labeled "The Big Waste") to whom he is roped. Reflects the cartoonist's belief that President Eisenhower will fulfill his campaign pledge to cut out waste in government.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Good first impression -- 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows three Southern colonel-type figures examining and commenting favorably on a huge elephant foot (labeled GOP) placed on the Southern side of a line labeled "North-South." Reflects Republican efforts during the 1952 presidential election to cultivate voters in the South for the first time in decades.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    All America behind Ike 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a vast crowd of smiling faces, expressing the cartoonist's belief that Eisenhower, the new Republican president-elect, had universal support.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Complete frustration 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows an unkempt little man (labeled "Fair Dealer") swearing in frustration that he is unable to pin a "Smear" on a gigantic figure (of which only the feet are shown) labeled "Ike." Reflects the view that the Democrats (sometimes called "Fair Dealers") were unsuccessfully waging a dirty campaign against the popular Republic candidate.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    After the ball is over -- 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the lower half of a seated figure soaking his feet in a tub labeled "Serious Issues." The drawing, with its caption, suggests that after the inauguration festivities, the new Eisenhower Administration will have to deal with real problems.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Super-whistle-stop 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a plane (labeled "Ike's Campaign Special") preparing to land next to an isolated cabin in the mountains, presumably to campaign with the lone man sitting in front. Comments on the intensity of General Eisenhower's campaign during the 1952 presidential election.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Rube Goldberg views the news for his latest invention. How to crack a walnut 1 drawing : ink and white out over pencil with scraping out. | Single-panel cartoon depicts an invention that has a 17-step process for cracking a walnut. It involves Jacob Malik, the dove of peace, Dizzy Dean on television, the boxer Joe Louis, and the United States taxpayer.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube - Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1950
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Where's your ticket?" 1 photographic print : stat. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant seated on a train with tickets for Rocky and Javits stuck in his hat. The conductor, meanwhile, asks the Democratic donkey for his ticket. Comments on the 1962 New York State elections where Republicans, Nelson Rockefeller and Jacob Javits, announced their candidacies for re-election as Governor and Senator early, while the Democrats struggled...
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1962
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Spoiling their racket" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows two gangsters (Mussolini and Hitler), carrying a revolver and a submachine gun, objecting to Uncle Sam protecting himself by walking with a policeman (labeled "Armament Program"). Probably refers to criticism of the United States rearmament program in 1940 as conflicting with the stated position of the U.S. as a neutral.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1940
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Next! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant leaving the Convention Hall holding a huge stack of papers labeled "Those Long-Winded Speeches," while the Democratic donkey arrives with a stack labeled "More of the Same." Pokes fun at the oratory, characteristic of presidential nominating conventions.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Inauguration disposal 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant wearing a Homburg, trundling a wheelbarrow full of silk hats labeled "Outmoded Republican Stuffiness." Reflecting Eisenhower's decision to wear a Homburg at his inauguration instead of the traditional silk hat, the cartoonist views the new President as a refreshing change from the conventional Republicans of the past.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    In his lap! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower on a stool, holding a huge land mass (labeled Korea) in his lap. Comments on the fact that when he was elected President in 1952, Eisenhower inherited responsibility for dealing with the Korean War.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Washington exodus 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a line of men (labeled "phonies") dressed in suits and dress shoes carrying identical briefcases (the cartoon shows only the trouser legs, shoes, and briefcases) standing on a platform with a sign reading "Outgoing trains." The significance of the cartoon is not clear.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Help! Help! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a "Voter" being strangled by the cords of numerous microphones and speakers, each broadcasting a speech. Comments on the cacophony of the competing oratory of the 1952 election campaign.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Rube
    • Date: 1952