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Guide to the Laura Gray Political Cartoons
||Laura Gray Political Cartoons
||Laura Gray was a staff artist for the Socialist Workers Party paper the
Militant. She worked there from 1944 up to her death in 1958. Gray used a large format for
her work and was particularly effective in representing political personalities. She
dissected both national and international issues especially those which effected workers.
The Laura Gray Political Cartoons consists of over 500 original Laura Gray cartoons.
covering nearly the whole of the time Gray worked for the
Militant. The medium used was a waxy crayon on paper. The Collection also contains 9 binders
with reference copies of a majority of the cartoons. Several themes run through the
cartoons, including anti-communism, the economy, Jim Crow legislation, the Korean
War, labor, political parties, and depictions of US presidents Roosevelt, Truman,
and Eisenhower. The collection also includes a run of Gray's "Rich Bitch" series.
||10.5 linear feet in 6 oversized flat boxes, 2 record cartons
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English.