Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Backdrop 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower giving the 1958 State of the Union address against a background of planets and stars. Reflects the concern felt by Americans at the news that in October 1957 the Russians had launched a "Sputnik," the first artificial earth satellite.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1958
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    When Tommy comes marching home 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey as a happy soldier headed for the 1952 Republican presidential nominating convention in Chicago, carrying a smoking rifle labeled "N.Y. G.O.P. Delegates" and "92 Votes," and whistling "I Like Ike." The caption alludes to the Civil War marching song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Reflects the fact that Dewey had delivered all the...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Presidential race] 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democratic candidate Adlai E. Stevenson as runners about to start the "Presidential race." The starter, wearing a military uniform, prepares to fire a pistol (labeled "American Legion Convention"). Both Stevenson and Eisenhower received cordial receptions when they addressed the American Legion Convention in August 1962, shortly after their respective nominations for president...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Under a drive 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower as a jockey riding an elephant and Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson riding a donkey, neck and neck in the "Campaign Home Stretch." Reflects the conventional wisdom, as the election neared, that the two candidates were very close. Actually Eisenhower won by a fairly large majority.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Digging in 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower about to eat a large slice of watermelon labeled "Dixie Campaign Tour." A cut watermelon (labeled "Issues") lies at his feet. Reflects the enthusiasm with which Eisenhower embarked on his first campaign through the South shortly after winning the Republican nomination.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Summit with Khrushchev] 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Kennedy as a paratrooper about to jump from a plane carrying a suitcase labeled "Summit with K." The suitcase carries travel stickers saying "Mac" and "DeGaulle." From inside the plane, Uncle Sam gives a thumbs up sign as a gesture of encouragement. Expresses the support of the American people as the new president prepared to fly to Vienna...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Where they join 1 drawing.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1962
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "By dawn's early light" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Uncle Sam prayerfully gazing at a rocket (labeled "U.S. Astronaut") lifting off against the background of a huge American flag. Reflects American hopes as the United States prepared to launch its first manned space mission. Commander Alan B. Shepard successfully completed the first suborbital space flight on May 5, 1961.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Big day a comin' 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the globe wearing a happy smile and a royal crown. Celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain on June 4, 1953.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Pecking away 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows two vultures pecking at the raised arm of the Statue of Liberty. One vulture is labeled "Extreme Right Wing, John Birch Society, Neo Nazis, Klu Klux Klan"; the other, "Extreme Left Wing, Communist Party, Red Fronts." Suggests that damage is done to freedom by extremists at both ends of the political spectrum.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Trapped! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a family out for "That Sunday Pleasure Trip" in a car that has been caught in a giant animal trap (labeled "Crowded Highways"). Comments on the explosion in the number of cars produced in the United States after World War II, an increase that was not initially accompanied by an expansion of the highway system.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    On the line 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower hanging out the laundry (labeled "Tax Outlook"). A washtub is labeled "Budget Facts." Comments on Eisenhower's public insistence that he would not approve a tax cut until he had a balanced budget.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Busted wide open 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the new Soviet leader, Malenkov, splitting his pants (labeled "Lovers of Peace") as he bends over to pat a dove of peace (labeled "World Peace Hopes"). The split is labeled "Red Invasion of Laos." A smoking gun protrudes from under Malenkov's shirt. Suggesting that the Soviet Union is involved in the Vietnamese Communist invasion of Laos in April 1953,...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1953
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "All present and accounted for" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson as an Army sergeant saluting President Kennedy as his captain at "Camp Bi-Partisan Support on Cuban Policy." Johnson reports that the soldiers lined up behind him, former President Eisenhower, former Vice President Richard Nixon, New York Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and Senate Republican leader Barry Goldwater, are "present and accounted for." Reflects the initial...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1961
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "The Judge's decision is --" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows presidential candidates Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson as weary boxers seated in their corners in the boxing ring while Uncle Sam as the referee prepares to announce the decision. Probably drawn shortly before the 1952 presidential election.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    To be continued -- 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Truman about to write in a book labeled "Mr. Truman's Book, Will He Run... ?" Reflects the suspense raised by the question as to whether the President, whose public approval rating had fallen to 23 percent in late 1951, would run for a third term in 1952.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1951
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "How does she blow?" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a New Hampshire farmer (labeled "Primaries") holding up a finger to the "Political Winds." A newspaper reporter asks how the wind blows. Comments on the significance of the New Hampshire primary, the first primary, in predicting who the Republican and Democratic candidates will be in the 1952 presidential election.
    • Contributor: Rosen, Hy
    • Date: 1952