Photo, Print, Drawing Here's the news from Washington, sir, shall I post it?
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- Here's the news from Washington, sir, shall I post it?
- World War II cartoon shows a soldier bringing the latest news to General Douglas MacArthur who sits in his tent in the Philippines, surrounded by papers reading "Casualty Report, Ammunition Report, Strength of Enemy, [and] Food Report." The news reads "News from Washington. Lady Dancer to Help Civilian Defense at $4,600 a Year. Hollywood Movie Star to Do His Bit at $8,000 a Year. Treasury Pays Walt Disney $80,000 for a Donald Duck Film Asking People to Pay Their Income Taxes. Congress Votes Pensions for Congressmen. Many Pleasant Statements Made about General MacArthur and His Men." The soldier asks if the news should be posted, and MacArthur answers "I think not." After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they attacked the Philippines, throwing massive forces against a small army commanded by MacArthur. Berryman contrasts the desperate situation in the Philippines with the home-front scandals dominating the news in Washington.
- Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949, artist
Created / Published
- 1942 Feb. 8.
- - MacArthur, Douglas,--1880-1964
- - World War, 1939-1945--Communications--United States
- - World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States
- - World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns & battles--American--Philippines
- Editorial cartoons--American.
- Editorial cartoons--American
- - Probably published in: The Evening star (Washington, D.C.).
- - (DLC/PP-1945:R2.209)
- - Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2006-2007.
- - mm / 860115; ljr 020301.
- 1 drawing.
Call Number/Physical Location
- CD 1 - Berryman (C.K.), no. 216 (A size)
- Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 12382 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.12382
- acd 2a05921 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/acd.2a05921
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- LC-DIG-ppmsca-12382 (digital file from original item)
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Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, Artist. Here's the news from Washington, sir, shall I post it?. United States Philippines, 1942. Feb. 8. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016678511/.
APA citation style:
Berryman, C. K. (1942) Here's the news from Washington, sir, shall I post it?. United States Philippines, 1942. Feb. 8. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016678511/.
MLA citation style:
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, Artist. Here's the news from Washington, sir, shall I post it?. Feb. 8. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016678511/>.