Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Always the endman on crack the whip! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a crack the whip game led by "Inflation," followed by "1951 Price Rises," "1952 Automatic Wage Increases," and lastly by the "Consumer," who receives the full brunt of the process. Refers to the fears of many that increases authorized by the wage and price control agencies in 1951 and 1952 would result in a new inflationary spiral.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    His ear to the "Ike" groundswell! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant with his ear to the ground saying, "I think he's coming home soon!" Reflects Republican expectations that General Eisenhower would soon resign as Supreme Commander of NATO and, in response to rising clamor, return home to run for President.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    How to have his cake and eat it too? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Congress as a fat gentleman with a knife contemplating a cake labeled "High Tariffs and Still Help Europe by Trade and Not 'Aid'." Comments on the difficulty in reconciling American protectionist policies with programs to promote European recovery after World War II.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    More of a whistle-stop problem than a campaign 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson as a railroad engineer trying to silence the train whistle that shrieks "Truman's 'Popping Off' at the Same Time." Truman watches glumly from inside the locomotive. Comments on Stevenson's efforts during the 1952 campaign to distance himself from the outspoken and unpopular president. Truman was famous for his whistle-stop campaign during the 1948 election.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    "Nice drive, Mr. President!" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows John Q. Public watching President Eisenhower whacking a golf ball labeled "World Problems." Drawn as Eisenhower announced he was planning a golfing vacation in Augusta, Georgia, expresses approval of the new president's foreign policies.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    "Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a dead holiday driver lying in the snow beside his wrecked car. Using a line from Clement Moore's famous poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," warns of the dangers of careless driving during the holidays.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    The not so wise old owl! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon as an owl, sitting on a "Demo. Limb" saying "Who-o? Why? Where??" Referring to the Mother Goose rhyme ("The Wise Old Owl"), comments unfavorably on the announcement on October 24, 1942 by Morse, who frequently supported the Democratic program, that he was resigning from the Republican Party to serve as an independent Republican.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Now a world of stark reality! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower on the morning after his inauguration, gazing glumly at the debris from his inaugural celebration (a wine glass, trumpet, popcorn box, telegram, hat, and bunting). Over these towers a globe labeled "Problems and Responsibilities." Comments on the problems facing the new Republican president now that the elation of the inauguration is over.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    "Now you boys can play with it!" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Uncle Sam telling two little boys (labeled "Unions" and "Operators") that they can operate the model train (labeled "Nation's Railroads"). Reflects the end of government operation of the railroads on May 23, 1952 after the carriers and the unions reached a labor agreement.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    -- And I say it looks like me! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant father and the Democratic donkey mother arguing over the baby in a crib labeled "1962 Off-Year Elections." A picture of the baby on the wall is labeled "The Next President." Reflects the fact that only a year after President John F. Kennedy's election, the two parties are already gearing up for the pivotal off- year campaign...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1961
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    O'er the crosses row by row 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a huge boot (labeled "Red Desecration") trampling the crosses in a military cemetery. One cross indicates that the soldiers "Died for World Peace." The caption refers to a line in the famous World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields," by John McCrae. Drawn for Memorial Day during the Korean War, the cartoon suggests that the Communists are trampling the...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Off with a full head of steam! 1 drawing : crayon and ink brush with scraping out over graphite underdrawing ; 37.1 x 29.5 cm. (sheet) | Cartoon shows President Truman's head as a train whistle shrieking: "Give 'em Hell!" The force of the sound explodes the lid off the whistle. Refers to the ferocity of the President's whistle-stop campaigning in support of the Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952-09-30
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    Some folks even expect magic! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows two hands pulling a rabbit (labeled "Quick, Easy Peace") out of a soldier's helmet (labeled "Ike's Trip to Korea"). Suggests skepticism that General Eisenhower's campaign pledge during the 1952 presidential campaign to "go to Korea" would have positive results in ending American involvement in the Korean War.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Spring floods 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows John Q. Public fleeing from a tidal wave (labeled "Wave of Strikes"). Comments on the unusual amount of industrial unrest in 1952, particularly in the steel and railroad industries.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    State of the Union -- as of now! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the Republican elephant, the Democratic donkey, and the press converging on New Hampshire where placards show the names of Stassen, Truman, Taft, Ike and Kefauver. A figure with a telescope watches from the Capitol dome in Washington. With the caption, comments on the importance of the New Hampshire presidential primary, the first to be held in the 1952 presidential...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Steady as she goes, Ulysses! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the GOP elephant (wearing blinkers) in a sailboat (labeled "Balanced Budget") attempting to sail past a beautiful girl playing a harp on a rock (labeled "Tax Cut Now"). Ulysses (the Roman name of the Greek hero, Odysseus) managed to escape the enticements of the sirens who lured seamen to their destruction by the sweetness of their songs. Refers to...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    Battle jacket! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows California governer Earl Warren and former Minnesota governer Harold Stassen at a table labeled "Wisconsin" fighting over a battle jacket (labeled "Ike's Popularity"). Reflects the Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin in 1952 which did not allow write-in ballots. Warren and Stassen tried to profit from the immense popularity of General Eisenhower (who was not on the ballot) by promising...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    The stronger attraction! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the "Solid South" and "Ike" as planets encircled by moons (labeled "Dixie Press"). The South's moons are being lured toward Ike's sphere. Refers to the tendency of Southern newspapers in 1952 to switch their support to General Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for president.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Too rough for Charley 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Truman as a grinning captain at the helm of a sailing ship while Charles E. Wilson is sick over the side. Comments on Wilson's resignation as Director of Defense Mobilization on March 30, 1952 when he disagreed with the President over how to handle a dispute between labor and management in the steel industry.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    A tough course! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Eisenhower trying to hit a golf ball (labeled "Balanced Budget") out of a thicket of trees (labeled "Tax Problems," "Deficit," and "Military Demands") as a stereotyped caricature of a black caddy looks on. Comments on the problems facing Eisenhower (an enthusiastic golfer) as he tried to reconcile the needs for a balanced budget with the calls for military...
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    The toughest peaks lie ahead! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a female figure representing "World Peace" standing on top of a mountain labeled "Prisoner Exchange." Other mountains labeled "Solution in Korea," "Indo-China," and "Formosa" lie in the distance. Drawn as the Allies and the Communists began their first prisoner exchange of the Korean War on April 20, 1953, suggests that many problems in Asia remain to be solved.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1953
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    Trouble down south! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows the Democratic donkey suffering splinters in his posterior after sliding down a splintery "Civil Rights Plank." Comments on the Democratic fear that they might lose Southern votes in the 1952 presidential election after they included support for civil rights in their political platform.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Trying to commit political suicide! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Congress as a man about to slit his throat with a razor labeled "Personal Tax Cut." Suggests the probable results of the bill passed by the House of Representatives on May 15, 1952 to allow members of Congress to deduct their Washington expenses from their taxes. In June, the Senate defeated the measure.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Two birds that can be killed with one stone! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a figure labeled "Congress" about to throw a rock (labeled "Tax Limit") at two vultures, one labeled "Wild Spending," the other, "Socialism." Expresses approval of a proposal made early in 1952 to limit income taxes in time of peace to 25 percent.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952
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    Waiting at Ike's door 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows two men, one labeled "Individual Tax Cut" and the other "Budget Cuts," disputing who should go first through a door. Suggests the problems of priorities facing General Eisenhower as he prepared to take office as President in January 1953. Both tax cuts and reduced government spending had been promised by the Republicans during the campaign.
    • Contributor: Werner, Charles George
    • Date: 1952