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Photo, Print, Drawing "I want to make it perfectly clear that national defense requires 18-cent oil" / Ed Valtman '70.

[ digital file from original drawing ]

About this Item

Title

  • "I want to make it perfectly clear that national defense requires 18-cent oil" / Ed Valtman '70.

Summary

  • Cartoon shows President Nixon giving a speech, backed by two smiling men in Western hats. The speech is being given from a podium under an array of pipes and derricks labeled "Domestic Oil Co." Liquid, shown as dollars, drips into a can labeled "Political Contributions." In February 1970, President Nixon bowed to the pressures of the domestic oil companies and rejected a commission's recommendations that would have reduced quotas on the importation of oil.

Names

  • Valtman, Edmund S., 1914-, artist

Created / Published

  • [19]70 March 1.

Headings

  • -  Nixon, Richard M.--(Richard Milhous),--1913-1994
  • -  Special interests--United States--1970
  • -  Petroleum industry--United States--1970
  • -  Free trade & protection--United States--1970

Headings

  • Editorial cartoons--American--1970.
  • Ink drawings--American--1970.

Genre

  • Editorial cartoons--American--1970
  • Ink drawings--American--1970

Notes

  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Caption label from exhibit Cartoon America: President Richard M. Nixon gives a speech against a backdrop of oil derricks, pipes, and two smiling figures who are probably oil executives. Edmund Valtman questioned Nixon's motives for rejecting oil import quotas under the guise of ensuring sufficient oil for defense. By depicting drops of liquid as oil money, dripping into a storage tank labeled "Political Contributions," he strongly signaled the president's interest in bolstering financial support for Republicans in the upcoming Congressional elections. Conservative in outlook, Pulitzer prize winner Valtman proved that he spared no U.S. president, including Nixon, hard scrutiny in his work. For more information about his career and work, please see Edmund Valtman: The Cartoonist Who Came in from the Cold.
  • -  Signed and dated lower left corner.
  • -  Published in The Hartford Times.
  • -  Copyright 1970 by Edmund S. Valtman.
  • -  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • -  Exhibited: Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, Library of Congress, 2006-2007.
  • -  Unprocessed in WOOD/Valtman.432

Medium

  • 1 drawing : ink and tonal film overlay over graphite underdrawing, with paste-on ; 36.3 x 28.6 cm (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 09112 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09112

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2005685927

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-09112 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-09112 (digital file from original drawing)
  • Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] [P&P]
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Valtman, Edmund S., Artist. "I want to make it perfectly clear that national defense requires 18-cent oil" / Ed Valtman '70. United States, 1970. [March 1] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2005685927/.

APA citation style:

Valtman, E. S. (1970) "I want to make it perfectly clear that national defense requires 18-cent oil" / Ed Valtman '70. United States, 1970. [March 1] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005685927/.

MLA citation style:

Valtman, Edmund S., Artist. "I want to make it perfectly clear that national defense requires 18-cent oil" / Ed Valtman '70. [March 1] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005685927/>.