Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Indian tourist photographing an American family dining at an outdoor cafe at the 1939 New York World's Fair] 1 drawing : watercolor, charcoal, and ink over graphite underdrawing ; 41.6 x 32.2 cm. (sheet)
    • Contributor: Barlow, Perry
    • Date: 1939
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    What do you think this is all about, Charlie? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Democratic National Committee Chairman Edward J. Flynn talking to Charles Michelson, the committee's director for publicity. Flynn, holding a paper reading, "Move to Draft Willkie for New York Governorship Gets Underway," says "What do you think this is all about, Charlie? The G.O.P. used to say that drafting political candidates was bad business." Michelson responds, "Well I suppose something's...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1942
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    That makes victory certain! 1 drawing. | World War II cartoon shows Republican National Committee Chairman Herbert Brownell and Democratic National Committee Chairman Robert Hannegan pointing toward a huge bag labeled "N.Y. Registration Near Record." Both exult saying, "That make's victory certain." In October 1944, it was reported that registration in New York City for the general elections was just short of the record established in 1940, and...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1944
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    But it didn't keep the elephant in 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Republican presidential nominee Governor Thomas E. Dewey nailing shut the door of the "G.O.P. Stable" with a board labeled "Dewey Statement." Dewey smiles and says, "I guess that kept Ham Fish out." Meanwhile the G.O.P. elephant (labeled "Primary Victory") escapes from a side door and rushes to embrace Congressman Hamilton Fish. In July 1944, Dewey announced that he would...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1944
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    Horse shoe pitching contests week 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Mayor Jimmy Walker of New York (accompanied by the Tammany Tiger) and Fiorello La Guardia (accompanied by the GOP elephant), preparing to play horseshoes. The stake is labeled "Mayorality." A gentleman in 18th century garb, labeled "N.Y." looks on. Walker, the high-living popular mayor of New York, won a second term in 1929, defeating La Guardia, the Republican candidate....
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1929
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    Help, Gents! there's something wrong 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows flamboyant Mayor Jimmy Walker of New York as a circus ringmaster shouting into a megaphone, "Help, Gents! There's something wrong." Behind him, a hand grasps a snarling Tammany Tiger by the neck, and another hand points at Walker. The tiger roars, "Graft." In 1931, a legislative committee headed by Judge Samuel Seabury investigated the graft-ridden government of New York...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1931
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    Germany never needed a moratorium more than I do 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a dilapidated Tammany Lion under the glare of a searchlight labeled "Investigation," saying "Germany never needed a moratorium more than I do." In 1930 and 1931, the New York City government, controlled by the Democratic machine known as Tammany Hall, was the subject of several devastating investigations for corruption conducted by Judge Samuel Seabury. In international affairs, at this...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1931
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    It was a great success after all! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a ragged and battered working man, with wild hair, a bandaged head, and an arm in a sling, sitting disconsolately in a jail cell. His cap is labeled "Communism," and a paper at his feet reads "Worldwide Demonstration March 6, 1930." He reflects, "It was a great success after all." A worldwide Communist demonstration to protest unemployment was staged...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1930
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    How is the Director of Civilian Defense, today? 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows President Roosevelt greeting New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who holds the unconscious figures of the New York Democratic leaders (including Bronx boss, Ed Flynn and New York Governor Herbert Lehman) under one arm and a limp Tammany Tiger over his shoulder. Roosevelt had named the feisty Republican Director of Civilian Defense in May 1941, but La Guardia continued...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1941
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    Can't we start something to divert his attention? 1 drawing. | World War II cartoon shows an old gentleman in 18th century garb (labeled "N.Y. City") staring at a poster, labeled "War News," showing Hitler and the Russian bear locked in mortal combat. New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and the Tammany Tiger remark in unison, "Can't we start something to divert his attention?" Berryman suggests that New Yorkers, transfixed by the...
    • Contributor: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy
    • Date: 1941
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Bronx 1 drawing : ink brush over graphite underdrawing ; 38.9 x 29.2 cm (sheet) | Cartoon showing four people looking at monkey in cage.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1929
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tea room (chicken & peas) 1 drawing. | Caricature of two women, seated at small table, eating and talking.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1929
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinoiserie, or, Far East 1 drawing. | Caricature of man and woman in Chinese restaurant, with the woman putting on lipstick.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1929
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    At the Colony 1 drawing : color. | Couple and waiter at table in restaurant.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1929
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [In the West Forties] 1 drawing. | Caricature of men drinking and dozing at tables in restaurant; one man with arm around sobbing woman.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1929
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    [Jimmy Walker and King Alphonso of Naples] 1 drawing : color.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1932
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Train station crowded with servicemen and women and a large U.S. flag] 1 drawing.
    • Contributor: Covarrubias, Miguel
    • Date: 1943
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "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
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    Faking a masterpiece 1 drawing : ink, charcoal, and opaque white on heavy paper ; sheet 44.6 x 44.3 cm. | Cartoon drawing shows men hoisting a copy of the Statue of Liberty to the top of a skyscraper. The men are identified as Dupont, Smith, Raskob, and Davis, and the skyscraper is the Empire State Building.
    • Contributor: Doyle, Jerry Aloysius
    • Date: 1920
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    Al Smith express 1 drawing on layered paper : ink and opaque white over pencil with scraping out. | Editorial cartoon shows Al Smith driving a cart of hops and malt, two ingredients necessary for the production of beer. His horse has stopped and turned its head. Frueh drew this cartoon during Prohibition when the production and sale of alcoholic beverages was illegal. Smith, governor of New...
    • Contributor: Frueh, Alfred Joseph
    • Date: 1921
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    "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
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    The Stage Door canteen reopens 1 drawing on illustration board : ink over pencil ; 38 x 67.1 cm (board) | Illustration shows dance floor crowded with soldiers and sailors dancing, includes self-portrait of Hirschfeld as a sailor seen from behind on right. The Stage Door Canteen was established by the American Theatre Wing and the USO during World War II to entertain soldiers free of charge.
    • Contributor: Hirschfeld, Al
    • Date: 1944
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    "It's none of the public's business" 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows Mr. Dry (the cartoonist's puritanical symbol for the Prohibitionists) holding an umbrella labeled "Anti-Saloon League," trying to shield a vast pile of money labeled "Political campaign contributions." In February 1923, William H. Anderson, New York State Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League, refused to answer questions regarding the misuse of funds. Anderson was later convicted, and the adverse publicity caused...
    • Contributor: Kirby, Rollin
    • Date: 1923
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    Whaddya think I'm in this business for, anyhow! 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a large arrogant man (labeled "Tammany") holding rolls of paper labeled "Organization Jobs" and "Salary Grabs," dropping a coin labeled "5 Cent Fare" into a trash can. In June 1933, the New York City political machine, widely known as Tammany Hall, indicated that it might go along with a proposed raise of the five-cent subway fare. The cartoonist suggests...
    • Contributor: Kirby, Rollin
    • Date: 1933
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    The shadow over New York 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a large hand holding a revolver, casting a shadow over New York City. The early 1930s saw a rise in violent crime in New York City, and elsewhere, much of it attributed to Prohibition. In August 1931, after several children were killed in a shootout, the city government instituted a "war" on gangsterism.
    • Contributor: Kirby, Rollin
    • Date: 1931