Photo, Print, Drawing 'OK, I'm ready and willing to carry this out'
About this Item
- 'OK, I'm ready and willing to carry this out'
- Cartoon shows the white Southern Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith, talking to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Smith is preparing to transfer water from a full barrel labeled "White Minority Rule" to an empty barrel labeled "Black Majority Rule," but his scoop, labeled "Transfer of Power," has large holes in the bottom. Five black men, standing in the background look disgusted. Under Smith's leadership, Southern Rhodesia declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965. Only after international economic sanctions brought the country to the brink of disaster in 1976 did he reluctantly accept a plan proposed by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and British Prime Minister James Callaghan to transfer power to the black majority within two years. As Valtman predicted, the transfer did not go smoothly and it was a number of years before the country became fully independent under its new name, Zimbabwe.
- Valtman, Edmund S., 1914-, artist
Created / Published
- 1976 Sept. 28.
- - Smith, Ian Douglas,--1919
- - Kissinger, Henry,--1923
- - Autonomy--Zimbabwe--1970-1980
- - International relations--United States--1970-1980
- Editorial cartoons--American.
- Editorial cartoons--American
- - (DLC/PP-1999:142.033)
- - ljr / 020329.
- - Unprocessed in PR13 CN 1999:142.033
- - Source: Facts on file, 1976, p. 717 ljr
- 1 drawing.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Unprocessed [item] [P&P]
- 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
- ppmsc 07961 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.07961
- cph 3c30430 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c30430
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsc-07961 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-130430 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication. For information see "Edmund S. Valtman" http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/384_valt.html
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Chicago citation style:
Valtman, Edmund S., Artist. 'OK, I'm ready and willing to carry this out'. United States Zimbabwe, 1976. Sept. 28. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016687297/.
APA citation style:
Valtman, E. S. (1976) 'OK, I'm ready and willing to carry this out'. United States Zimbabwe, 1976. Sept. 28. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016687297/.
MLA citation style:
Valtman, Edmund S., Artist. 'OK, I'm ready and willing to carry this out'. Sept. 28. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016687297/>.