Photo, Print, Drawing "It gets into everything" / Herblock.
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- "It gets into everything" / Herblock.
- Editorial cartoon shows two men wearing suits, possibly government officials, looking at two file cabinets with open drawers labeled "Foreign Policy", "Inflation", "Trade Dollar", "Arms Defense", "Transportation", and "Politics." On top of the file cabinets is a leaking drum of "OPEC Oil"; one man complains that "it gets into everything."
- Block, Herbert, 1909-2001, artist
Created / Published
- 1979 July 15.
- - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries--Products
- - Government policy--United States--1970-1980
- - Filing cabinets--United States--1970-1980
- - Oil spills--United States--1970-1980
- Editorial cartoons--1970-1980.
- Editorial cartoons--1970-1980
- - Caption label from exhibit "Herblock!" (2009) "It Gets Into Everything": By the late 1970s, the United States had gone from exporting oil to importing more than fifty percent of oil used to meet its domestic needs. Increasingly, that oil came from a member of OPEC. In 1979 President Carter asked Saudi Arabia to increase its exports, which it did, announcing that the additional volume was an Independence Day present. However, as Herblock interpreted the gesture, "This was not independence. . . . it was a great nation on its knees."
- - Title from item.
- - Signed "Herblock" lower right.
- - Published in the Washington Post, July 15, 1979.
- - Copyright, 1979, by Herblock.
- - Forms part of: Herbert L. Block Collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited in: "Herblock!" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2009-2010.
- 1 drawing : graphite, crayon, porous point pen, ink, with opaque white over blue pencil and graphite underdrawing ; 57.4 x 35.5 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- BLOCK, no. 9699 (BB 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
- ppmsca 21950 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.21950
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-21950 (digital file from original drawing)
- 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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Block, Herbert, Artist. "It gets into everything" / Herblock. United States, 1979. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009632060/.
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Block, H. (1979) "It gets into everything" / Herblock. United States, 1979. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2009632060/.
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