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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Caricatures and Cartoons
1643, 1756-1943, 1977
 PR 10

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Container List

Series VII. 20th Century, 1900-1943, 1977

Scope and Contents

The series holds about 80 caricatures, plus four sets of cartoons clipped from newspapers of the 1910s-1920s. Most of these concern political matters, especially in relation to Tammany Hall corruption in the early twentieth century and the policies and presidential campaigns of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. There are a few cartoons concerning World War I and World War II, less than 10 on each subject. Among the artists in this series are Rollin Kirby, C.G. Bush, D. McCarthy, C.R. Macauley, Maurice Kellen, McDougall, Albert T. Reid, John Cassel, and others. The series ends in 1943, except for one Stan Mack cartoon from 1977 (see Series VII for a few cartoons that date from some undetermined point in the late twentieth century).

Arrangement

The series is arranged in approximate chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1900-No # No title. [Tiger labeled "Democracy" crouches toward mouse eating cheese labeled "State Treasury".] [Tammany]

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Pen drawing. Signed Bert Cobb. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 16, 1927.

1900
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1900-1 No title. [Cleveland stands beneath umbrella over which Tammany tiger weeps enormous tears.]

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Drawing. Signed (in pencil) C.G. Bush.

1900
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1900-3 No title. [Man stands holding goose and lamb surrounded by two lambs and several different types of fowl. A peacock is saying, "get off my tail".]

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Pen drawing. Signed PAL.

1900
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1900-No # [In pencil] He Can't Help Dragging It In. [Bryan & Free Silver]

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Pen drawing. Signed M.B. Trezevant. Acquisition(?) date on front: Jan. 8, 1907.

1900
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1901-18 To Brother Jonathan. J.B. "O, Sir, please, Sir, do let us young Hanglo Saxons stand shoulder to shoulder agin the World. Think of our common tongue. Think of that there Mayflower. O, Sir, ain't blood thicker than water?" etc., etc. (B.J. guesses the Atlantic is not composed of blood). [John Bull/Brother Jonathan]

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Pen and ink drawing. Signed O.X. Includes a typed letter to Mr. R.W.G. Vail(New York Historical Society), dated December 15, 1947, from Stuyvesant Fish, regarding this caricature.

1901
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1901-19 "Thunder! my light's gone out." [Thomas Nast]

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Pen drawing. Signed C.G. Bush. Acquisition(?) date on back: Apr. 27, 1942.

1901
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1901-No # Overweighted [Tiger sleeping on Brooklyn Bridge]

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Reproduction of drawing signed W.A. Rogers. In Harper's Weekly, Oct. 19, 1901. Acquisition: Purchase, 1983.

1901
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1902-No # "The Cartoons that made Prince Henry Famous"

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A booklet of reprints of John T. McCutcheon's series of cartoons printed in The Chicago Record-Herald on the occasion of the visit of Prince Henry to the U.S.

1902
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1902-No # The Encore

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Pen drawing. Signed Victor [...]. Published in New York Herald 1902. Acquisition(?) date on back: Apr. 22, 1947.

1902
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1903-1 No title. [Locomotive driven by man wearing admiral's hat while man in armor rides on the cow catcher carrying spear marked "aggressive policy".]

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Pencil drawing. Unsigned. Acquisition(?) date on front: July 30, 1903.

1903
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1903-2 [Police Chief] Devery: This is where the red light belongs -- on Murphy's neck. [Tammany]

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Reproduction of drawing signed D. McCarthy. Issued by the City Vigilance League 1903, Document No. 21.

1903
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1903-3 Heeler: Here! Vote for Us! Citizen: No! I Vote for my wife and children! [Tammany]

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Reproduction of drawing signed D. McCarthy. Issued by City Vigilance League 1903, Document No. 18. Stamped on back, "Collection of New-York Historical Society".

1903
Folder: FF-141 Item : 1903-4 The Fight for New York. [Tammany]

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Reproduction of drawing signed D. McCarthy. Issued by City Vigilance League 1903, Document No. 25. Stamped on back, "Collection of The New-York Historical Society".

1903
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1904-1 Noroc sa dea Dyen!...

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Pen drawing. Signed W.C. Grimm. 04. Acquisition(?) date on back: Feb. 2, 1921.

1904
Folder: FF-149 Item : 1904-No # Uncle Sam's Hallowe'en. [Campaign of 1904]

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Pen and ink drawing. By S. Ehrhart. Acquisition: Purchase, June 28, 1961, Wilbur Fund

1904
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1905-No # Above: Unconscious Humor. Below: "We are willing to grant peace, but only on terms which shall in no wise humiliate us!" [Russo-Japanese War]

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Pen drawing. Signed Friggs. Acquisition: Herbert D. Halsey May 24, 1939.

1905
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1906-No # Above: Notables in Cartoon. Below: Hon. John Boyd Thacher.

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Reproduction of drawing by Farnum in The Times Union, Albany, NY, Saturday, April 28, 1906.

1906
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1907-No # The Courtship of Bill Taft. Priscilla -- Why don't you speak for yourself. [Theodore Roosevelt standing shyly before seated woman identified as Republican Party. Taft is outside cabin door looking in.]

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Proof of lithograph published in Puck, April 24, 1907. *Not in File as of Feb. 10, 2022.

1907
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1908-No # Is He To Become Only a Spectator? Red Star Liners Kroonland and Finland transferred from American to Belgian Register - news item. These vessels were built in 1902 at Philadelphia by American workers with American material.

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Reproduction of pen drawing by Williams on giant postcard. First appeared in "Public Ledger" Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1908.

1908
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1908-No # The Lost Child. Chorus of kindly cops. - Don't you know where you belong, little boy. The waif - Nooo! I'm a-all turned round.

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Photograph of pen drawing by Farhart in "Puck", Sept. 23, 1908. *Not in File as of Feb. 10, 2022.

1908
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1908-2 Alone I Didn't Do It. Mr. Taft (Breathless but triumphant) "Thank You, Teddy!"

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Reproduction of drawing by Bernard Partridge for "Punch, Or The London Charivari", November 11, 1908.

1908
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1908-3 The Heir Presumptive. [Theodore Roosevelt/ William Taft]

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Reproduction of drawing by Bernard Partridge in "Punch, Or The London Charivari", June 17, 1908.

1908
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1909-No # Lining up for the Greatest Race in the World. [Theodore Roosevelt]

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Photograph of pen drawing by W.A. Rogers reproduced in Harper's Weekly, July 2, 1909. *Not in File as of Feb. 10, 2022.

1909
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1909-No # [Title in pencil] Another Bearded Bird. [Theodore Roosevelt]

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Pen and ink drawing. Inscribed "To my very, very good friend Marion J. Jerdery" Signed Rollin Kirby. Acquisition(?) date on back: Feb. 26, 1958.

1909
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1909-No # [Title in pencil on back] Beating the Dutch; A Birch-Bark record depicting the aboriginal jubilation over selling Manhattan Island for $24.

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Pen and ink drawing. Signed William Crawford. Reproduced in "Puck" April 14, 1909. Acquisition(?) date on back: March 24, 1955.

1909
Folder: FF-142 Item : 1910-No # The Blue Bird - For Happiness. [Theodore Roosevelt]

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Reproduction of drawing signed Wm. Walker(?) in The Evening Post, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1910. Stamped on back, "Collections of The New-York Historical Society".

1910
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1912-No # Stop, Look, Listen. Professor Sam of the Department of Physics. "Gentlemen, we are about to witness what really happens when an Irresistable Force meets an Immovable Body. [Theodore Roosevelt].

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Proof of lithograph. After drawing by Joseph Keeppler published in "Puck" March 27, 1912. *Not in File as of Feb. 24, 2022.

1912
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1912-No # Nobody Loves Him. -- He's going out into the garden and eat worms. [Theodore Roosevelt, Bull Moose Party]

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Pen drawing. Signed Alford. Acquisition(?) date on back: Dec. 13, 1926.

1912
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1913-No # No title. [The Goddess of History with mallet and chisel incising on monument, "I have been Mayor" Wm. J. Gaynor 1851-1913.]

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Reproduced in The New York World, Friday, September 12, 1913. Inscription at bottom reads, "To Mrs. S. Lichtenstein, with kind regards and good wishes --[signed] C.R. Macauley Sept. 11, 1913. Acquisition(?) date on back: Dec. 20, 1943.

Folder: FF-143 Item : 1913-No # William Sulzer political cartoons

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8 mounted panels of political cartoons clipped from newspapers concerning Sulzer's fight with Tammany Hall (1913) and his nomination for governor on the Progressive Party ticket (1914). (Similar cartoons are in the William Sulzer papers, and may have originally been part of those.)

1913-1914
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1915-1 At Full Gallop [New York Banking Regulation, Lobbyists as Ku Klux Klansmen]

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Crayon drawing. Signed Rollin Kirby. Reproduced in The New York World, March 19, 1915.

1915
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1916-No # "Mr. Hughes Kissed Her!" [W. Wilson]

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Photograph of reproduction of crayon drawing by Fitzpatrick in The Literary Digest for August 19, 1916 from The St. Louis Post Dispatch. *Not in File as of Feb. 24, 2022.

1916
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1916-No # Ready to Swing Round the Circle. [Chas. E. Hughes]

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Photograph of reproduction of crayon drawing by Rollin Kirby in The Literary Digest, August 16, 1916, from the NY World. *Not in File as of Feb. 24, 2022.

1916
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1918-1 No title. [Soldiers marching with Ghost of George Washington on horseback.] [World War I]

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Drawing. Signed McDougall. The American Army Gazette - Hibbs Bldg. Washington D.C. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1958 (Acc. Sales Fund).

1918
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1918-2 No title. [American (?) soldier in full kit, marked in weight, stepping on a foreign (?) soldier. Bomb blasts in the background.] [World War I]

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Drawing. Signed McDougall. On back (in pen), "Private Buck's dream after a long, midday hike." Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1958 (Acc. Sales Fund).

1918
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1918-3 Cheering Buck Up [World War I]

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Drawing. Signed by McDougall. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1958. (Acc. Sales Fund).

1918
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1918-4 He Might Have Been a Gas-Fitter.

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Drawing. Signed McDougall. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1958 (Acc. Sales Fund).

1918
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1918-5 Mess-Room recreations: Watching the New Recruit Eat. [World War I]

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Drawing. Signed McDougall. Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1958. (Acc. Sales Fund).

1918
Folder: FF-149 Item : 1918-No # Execution of the Hun Chief. The Death of Militarism

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Copyright by R.A., New York

1918
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1919-No # General John J. Pershing. [A full-face caricature of Gen. Pershing surrounded by smaller caricatures of men, all identified by name and position.]

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Drawing with some smaller drawings pasted on. Signed Greene.

1919
Folder: FF-143 Item : 1919-2 - Life's Darkest Moment - [Boy and dog]

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Drawing. Signed H.T. Webster.

1919
Folder: FF-144 Maurice Kellen cartoons.

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Clips of cartoons from newspapers. With headings "The Day of Rest," "What Really Happened," and others.

circa 1910s
Folder: FF-144 Political cartoons [11 items]

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A small set of cartoons clipped from newspapers. By C.R. Macauley and others.

1908-1916
Folder: FF-144 Political cartoons [approximately 41 items]

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Newspaper cartoons. Most are by Albert T. Reid. 3 are inscribed by Reid. Gift of Frederick Hicks,July 16, 1946.

circa 1915-1919
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1920-No # The Tomato Surprise. [Social]

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Reproduction of pen drawing by Rea Irwin. *Not in File as of Feb. 24, 2022.

1920
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1920-No # No title. [Portrait of Harry Lauder in Scottish Kilt.]

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Ink drawing with watercolor. Signed W.C. Starrett. Acquisition(?) date on back: Sept. 1, 1943.

1920
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1921-No # Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Sing. [Prohibition, Blue Laws]

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Color reproduction of lithograph. Signed Wallace Robinson - 21. Copyright 1921 John J. Cusick. Acquisition(?) date on back: Dec. 5, 1928.

1921
Box: 2 What Could be Sweeter? [Murphy, Hylan, Hearst]

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Reproduction of crayon drawing by John Cassel in The New York Evening World. Copyright 1921 by the Press Publishing Company. Acquisition date: March 12, 1948

1921
Box: 2 18 newspaper reproductions of caricatures by Rollin Kirby published in the New York World.

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Newspaper reproductions. Principal themes concern the political connections between William Randolph Hearst, John Hylan, and Tammany Hall; and Prohibition. Acquisition date: March 12, 1948

1921-1922
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1922-No # Mutt and Jeff cartoon. "Sixty Seconds Make One Minute"

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Reproduction of cartoon strip from The World, Wednesday, May 24, 1922.

1922
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1925-No # Central Park Fifty Years From Now. [New-York Historical Society safeguarding tree as museum piece]

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Pencil drawing. Signed Rollin Kirby. Also includes reproduction of pen drawing. Reproduced in The New York World, May 22, 1925. [In pen on back] "Gift of The World, 1925."

1925
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1925-No # "O, How I Hate to get up in the Morning!" [Dawes, Hoover]

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Pencil drawing. [Signed] Rollin Kirby. Acquisition(?) date on back: July 6, 1948.

1925
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1926-No # Caricatures of Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune, Maj. Gen. Jas. G. Harbord, Brig. Gen. Preston Brown.

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Drawing. Signed [illegible]. Acquisition(?) date on back: July 6, 1948. Also on back, stamped "Finished. Chicago Herald and Examiner Engraving Dept.", with date.

1926
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1930-No # G.O.P. [Rider with umbrella seated on elephant. Dark storm clouds in background.]

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Pencil drawing. Signed at right J.C.; at left John Cassel.

1930
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1931-1 Good Work, Mr. Commissioner. [Vincent Coll Gang]

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Drawing. Signed Rollin Kirby. [On front] "Presented to my friend Wm. T. Dewart with the compliments of the artist and the affectionate regards of the 'impresario' [unreadable signature] October 1931"

1931
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1931-2 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Alexander Konta.

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Drawing. Signed Willy Pogany.

1931
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1933-1 It happens in the best regulated families. [Freedom of the Press]

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Reproduction of pen and ink drawing by "Ding" (J.N. Darling). Copyright, 1933, New York Tribune, Inc. Acquisition(?) date on back: Dec. 6, 1950.

1933
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1934-No # The International Poker Game! [Stabilization Fund]

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Drawing. "To my esteemed friend Allen Lawrence Story who fully sympathizes with Uncle Sam's position" [Signed] C.K. Berryman, Evening Star 1934, Washington, D.C. Acquisition(?) date on back: Sept. 13, 1940.

1934
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1936-No # 10 Murals by Jeremiah II entitled, "The More Abundant Life" ... employing quotations from the speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Reproductions of murals exhibited by The Defenders of Democracy, Inc., a national non partisan organization.

1936
Folder: FF-154 Item : 1939-No # "Sometimes on nights like this I can still hear it rumble by." [3rd Avenue elevated train]

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Drawn by Charles Addams. Page from the New Yorker.

1939
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1941-No # War is "El" News Item:- "Ninth Avenue Elevated Structure will be turned into Munitions for Defense." [World War II]

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Pen drawing. Signed by B. Johnstone. From the New York World Telegram - 1941. Acquisition(?) date on back: Jan. 22, 1941

1941
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1941-No # The Season's Greetings. Carl Hoffman. 1941. Tipos Californianos.

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Greeting card with a Augusto ferran lithograph inside. The lithograph is entitled Tipos Californianos. A Good Freight. Noted inside: "Number 5 of a series of twelve California lithographs published at Havana in 1850. In pencil on back, "By Grabhorn Press."

1941
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1942-1 Time is Short, Adolph! [Hitler, World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by Sherman Cooke. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1942
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1942-2 You're Slipping, Doctor Goebbels! [Hitler, World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by William Maxwell. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1942
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1942-3 Out on a Long, Long Limb. [World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by S.J. Ray. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1942
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1942-4 Let's Hit'em Hard, America! [World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by Sid Hix. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1942
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1942-No # The United Nations...For War and For Peace

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Reproduction of cartoon by Miguel Covarrubias published in Vogue, May 1, 1942. On back [in pencil] "Gift of Conde Nast June 2, 1942."

1942
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1943-1 He's Passing the Ammunition, Too! [World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by Paule Toring. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1943
Folder: FF-145 Item : 1943-2 ...In The Axis' Face [World War II]

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Drawing. Drawn for Philco by Crawford. Acquisition(?) date on back: Mar. 29, 1943.

1943
Folder: FF-154 Item : 1977-No # The Day the City Council Tried to Give Itself a Raise

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Comic strip, 10 panels, by Stan Mack. Acquisition 2000.97.

1977

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