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Photo, Print, Drawing Japan / Gropper.

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About this Item

Title

  • Japan / Gropper.

Summary

  • World War II cartoon shows a Japanese soldier clinging to the blasted trunk of a palm tree, gazing fearfully at a ring of bayonets (resembling sharks) approaching his small island (labeled Japan). The cartoon reflects the military situation in the Pacific in 1945 as the American forces closed on the mainland of Japan. Gropper was a cartoonist and painter who viewed art as a tool for supporting social justice. His work was published in many left wing journals including the New Masses and the Rebel Worker, but he denied charges that he was a communist or anti-American. This cartoon reflects his patriotic views during World War II.

Names

  • Gropper, William, 1897-1977, artist

Created / Published

  • [1944 or 1945]

Headings

  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Amphibious operations--American--Japan
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Military personnel--Japan

Headings

  • Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1940-1950.
  • Ink drawings--American--1940-1950.

Genre

  • Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1940-1950
  • Ink drawings--American--1940-1950

Notes

  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • -  Unprocessed in WOOD/Gropper.339
  • -  Source: American national biography

Medium

  • 1 drawing : ink and crayon ; 29.8 x 36.3 cm (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Unprocessed [item] [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 07168 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.07168

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004679138

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-07168 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07168 (digital file from original drawing)
  • Call Number: Unprocessed [item] [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Gropper, William, Artist. Japan / Gropper. Japan Military Personnel, 1944. [or 1945] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004679138/.

APA citation style:

Gropper, W. (1944) Japan / Gropper. Japan Military Personnel, 1944. [or 1945] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004679138/.

MLA citation style:

Gropper, William, Artist. Japan / Gropper. [or 1945] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004679138/>.