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About this Item


  • Easter eggs


  • Editorial cartoon shows American planes labled "Peace with honor" engaged in aerial bombing strikes on Laos and Cambodia.


  • Block, Herbert, 1909-2001, artist

Created / Published

  • 4/17/1973.


  • -  Nixon, Richard M.--(Richard Milhous),--1913-1994
  • -  Bombs--1970-1980
  • -  Bombers--1970-1980
  • -  War damage--1970-1980
  • -  Aerial bombings--Laos--1970-1980
  • -  Aerial bombings--Cambodia--1970-1980
  • -  Laos
  • -  Cambodia


  • Drawings--American--1970-1980.
  • Editorial cartoons--American--1970-1980.


  • Drawings--American--1970-1980
  • Editorial cartoons--American--1970-1980


  • -  Title transcribed from item.
  • -  Caption label from exhibit "Herblock Looks at 1973": President Nixon announced the Paris Peace Accords using the words "peace with honor," which Herblock used ironically in this cartoon about the resumption of bombing in Laos and Cambodia just before Easter Sunday 1973. The Nixon administration argued that North Vietnam had violated the cease fire by pushing into both countries, and that in the name of stopping the spread of communism it needed to act. Writing in the Washington Post, journalist Murrey Marder noted, "it is Nixon administration policy to bomb to achieve an effective cease-fire."
  • -  Signed "Herblock" lower right.
  • -  Published in the Washington Post, April 17, 1973.
  • -  Copyright 1973, by Herblock.
  • -  Forms part of: Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress).
  • -  Exhibited: "Herblock Looks at 1973 : Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons" at the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 2023 - March 2024.


  • 1 drawing : graphite, India ink, and opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing ; sheet 56.3 cm. x 35.7 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • BLOCK, no. 8203 (BB size)

Source Collection

  • Block, Herbert, 1909-2001. Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress)


  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012638910

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-hlb-08203 (digital file from original)

Rights Advisory

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  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Block, Herbert, Artist. Easter Eggs. Laos Cambodia, 1973. 4/17. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Block, H. (1973) Easter Eggs. Laos Cambodia, 1973. 4/17. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Block, Herbert, Artist. Easter Eggs. 4/17. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.