Photo, Print, Drawing Fiddler / Herblock.
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- Fiddler / Herblock.
- Editorial cartoon showing the "90th Congress" as Nero fiddling with an "Anti-agitator bill" and sitting on fire hoses "urban aid programs" and "gun control legislation" while in the background "Detroit, Newark, Plainfield, Cincinnati, Boston, Minneapolis, Buffalo, [and] Nashville" burn.
- Block, Herbert, 1909-2001, artist
Created / Published
- 1967 July 25, c1967.
- - Nero,--Emperor of Rome,--37-68
- - United States.--Congress--1960-1970
- - Race riots--1960-1970
- - Urban renewal--1960-1970
- - Firearms control--1960-1970
- - Cities & towns--1960-1970
- Editorial cartoons--American--1960-1970.
- Ink drawings--American--1960-1970.
- Editorial cartoons--American--1960-1970
- Ink drawings--American--1960-1970
- - Caption label from exhibit "Herblock's History Ascent into the Unknown": In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson hailed the "good life" in the United States, as living conditions for many Americans reached high levels. However, inner city residents, especially blacks experiencing poverty and racial injustice, felt no share in it. During the summer of 1967, protests and riots broke out in several American cities, including Buffalo, Newark, Detroit, as well as many other cities across the United States. In response, the House passed a bill that made it a federal crime to cross state lines to incite a riot. This cartoon portrays Congress in the role of Nero, fiddling while U.S. cities burn.
- - Distributed by Hall Syndicate, Inc.
- - Published in the Washington Post, July 25, 1967.
- - Copyright 1967 by Herblock, The Washington Post.
- - Forms part of: Herbert L. Block Collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited in: Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium, Library of Congress 2000-2001. (65)
- - Exhibited in: Political Humor : a tribute to Herblock, University of Virginia Art Museum, 2003.
- 1 drawing on layered paper : ink, graphite, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing ; 55.8 x 38.2 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- BLOCK, no. 14358 (C size) [P&P]
- Block, Herbert, 1909-2001. Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsc 03489 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.03489
- cph 3c27090 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c27090
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsc-03489 (digital file from original drawing) LC-USZ62-127090 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Publication may be restricted. For information see "Herbert Block ("Herblock") Rights and Restrictions," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/271_herb.html
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- Call Number: BLOCK, no. 14358 (C size) [P&P]
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Block, Herbert, Artist. Fiddler / Herblock. , ca. 1967. 1967 July 25. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/00652231/.
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Block, H. (ca. 1967) Fiddler / Herblock. , ca. 1967. 1967 July 25. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00652231/.
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Block, Herbert, Artist. Fiddler / Herblock. 1967 July 25. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00652231/>.