May 12, 2006 America's Best Cartoons, 1870-1989, to be Subject of Library of Congress Exhibition in November

“Cartoon America: Highlights from the J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection Of Cartoon and Caricature” on View Starting Nov. 2

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639

WHAT: The exhibition “Cartoon America” features 70 of the best American cartoons from the 1870s through the 1980s selected from the J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, including works by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin, Paul Conrad, Pat Oliphant, Peter Arno, William Steig, Michael Hague, John Held, Chic Young, Milt Caniff, Charles Schulz, Lynn Johnston, Walt Disney Productions, Hanna-Barbera, David Levine and Al Hirschfeld.

This exhibition is a selection of highlights from a magnificent acquisition of more than 36,000 original cartoon drawings now housed in the Prints and Photographs Division. The J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection of Cartoon and Caricature has come to the Library of Congress through a gift-purchase agreement made possible in part by a generous contribution from H. Fred Krimendahl II, a member of the Library’s Madison Council; funds provided by American taxpayers; and the generosity of Arthur Wood himself.

WHEN: Nov. 2, 2006, to Jan. 27, 2007

WHERE: The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.


PR 06-115
ISSN 0731-3527