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In Collection: AAEC Editorial Cartoons Digital Collection



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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Second term Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Edwin Edwards, dressed in swimming trunks, surfs on a wave labeled, "2nd term popularity." A buoy in the water nearby points toward "The finish." A group of men in swim trunks stand on the shore next to a sign that points toward "The race." One says, "Unprecedented, to say the least."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial and a woman labeled, "Council," are arguing with each other. Nearby is a dinner table with dishes and a platter. On the platter is a small amount of food, and the platter is labeled, "Budget lean...No fat."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A family stands in front of a large graph with "Credit crunch" at the bottom and a "Dream house" at the top of the upward trend line. The trend line is labeled, "Interest rates," and the house has a price tag labeled, "Inflated price." The cartoon caption reads, "Really more like a nightmare."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial is in City Hall, and he is shown cutting his eyes out a large window at a souped-up drag racer below him on the street. The car is labeled, "Hit-the-road-use-tax" and is being driven by a man who is wearing head gear labeled, "Giarrusso." Mr. Giarusso is revving the motor, "Var-r-ro-o-m-m-m," and the car is emitting exhaust. Morial is saying, "Something's gotta be done about those damn dragsters!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, is next to a large globe on a stand. He is spinning it around. Above the globe is "A spot someplace." The cartoon caption reads, "All I want for Christmas."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy is shown as a boxer who has taken a beating in the ring. One eye is blackened, and his face is covered in bandages labeled with state abbreviations: "Ia....Ga....Ala....Puerto Rico...Fla....Ill....N.H.," and stars surround his head. The cartoon caption reads, "What, me discouraged?!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A spotted extraterrestrial has landed his space ship and is standing next to a man labeled, "Plaquemines Parish" The man appears confused and is scratching his own head. They are looking at a building with a sign that reads, "Perez, Perez & Petrovich." The building is coming off its foundation, and marks all around indicate a massive fight going on inside. The extraterrestrial says, "Take me to your leader."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The cartoon is divided into four panels, each of which shows Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy. In the first three panels, he is attempting to spell a state's name but getting it wrong: "I-O-W-A-Y...M-A-I-N...N-U H-E-M-P-S-H-I-R-E." In the fourth panel, Kennedy is wearing a button that reads, "Native son," and he is saying, "Bet I can spell Massachusetts."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The grandstand at the Louisiana Derby is in the background of the cartoon. In the foreground, a man wearing a trench coat, labeled "FBI," carries a briefcase labeled, "BRILAB," [BriLab]. The man is looking with suspicion at what appears to be a horse. Three sets of men's legs are showing beneath a drape attached to a horse's neck and head. The drape is labeled, "79 campaign."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan has the body of a hen and is sitting on a large egg in a nest. The egg has many cracks in it, and the words, "Veep, veep, veep, veep," surround him. The title caption reads, "It's hatching all right...but I don't have the slightest idea who it is."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter is sweating and wiping his brow under a glaring sun. The sun has at its center an elephant head and a campaign button that reads, "Reagan & Bush '80." Around Carter are waves of humidity labeled, "Recession...Inflation...Foreign affairs" rising up to the sky. The cartoon caption reads, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A large bear labeled "U.S.S.R." is sitting on a branch up in a tree. Both paws and its muzzle are covered in honey that is labeled, "Hungary...Afghanistan...Czechoslovakia." From another branch hangs a hornet next labeled "Poland," and the bear is licking its lips and eyeing it hungrily.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An elephant dressed as Santa Claus is riding in a sleigh pulled by reindeer as they fly over homes. Large sacks are in the sleigh and are labeled, "Tax cuts for one and all...$." Santa calls, "On Blitzkrieg...on Landslide and Mandate..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An elephant is dressed in a military uniform and carries a rifle labeled, "Nov. elections" and a large rucksack labeled, "Reaganomics." He stands before a desk where Ronald Reagan is sitting. Reagan says, "Look at it this way, you're the point man for the big '84 battle."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A sculptor labeled, "Senate," is sitting on the scaffold in front of the partly finished sculpture of "SALT." Above his head is "Reservations," and he appears doubtful. Jimmy Carter is nearby and is startled to see the unfinished work. He says, "You can't stop now!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A baseball player stands in front of an empty stadium. Stadium concession signs read, "Frank's hot dogs" and "Mom's apple pies." The baseball player holds a sign that reads, "No game again today...on strike."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan is dressed as a cowboy and is riding a horse. His expression is uncertain or worried, and he is surrounded by angry-looking cattle (cattle drive?). A reporter is in the foreground reading from a paper, saying, "Look ahead with us now to those thrilling days of future years."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial is writing on a chalkboard: "Rolling along." Sweat drop show he is relieved. He holds a newspaper with headlines, "Buses moving...Tentative pact OK'd." The cartoon caption reads, "How do you spell relief?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A tour group stands by their bus in front of an open building labeled "Warehouse." A tour guide gestures toward the Liberty Monument, which is being stored there. Behind the monument are crates piled high under large cobwebs.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man on a magic carpet flies over the New Orleans Superdome at night with the moon in the background. In his pocket is a rolled up piece of paper labeled, "1974 carpeting contract." He is labeled, "Superdome politics of old."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Former Louisiana governor Dave Treen is wearing a suit and hat that are too small for him, and he is carrying a cane under his arm. He is labeled, "40 thousand short." Newly reelected governor Edwin Edwards says to him, "Terribly sorry, Dave, but the state only allows a $10 thousand transitional allowance...guess you'll have to get out and scratch like I did."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Dave Treen, dressed as a cowboy, looks pleased with himself and at ease. He is driving a wagon hitched to a donkey and an elephant. Treen is sitting in a chair on top of a large roll of paper labeled, "Treen administration." The cartoon caption reads, "Wagon train."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "School board" and a woman who has dropped her protest sign are pulling at the arms of a school child, who is stretched between them. The protest sign reads, "Jefferson Federation of Teachers on strike." The cartoon caption reads, "Guess who always gets hurt in a school strike tug-of-war!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man and a donkey are engaged in a tug of war. The man labeled, "Demo. State Central Committee" is pulling on the reins and the donkey, labeled, "Demos for Treen," is pulling against him. A water trough labeled "Censure" is between them.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An artist wearing a smock and beret and with a paint brush behind his ear is labeled "'81 Legislagure." He is holding a painter's palette in one hand and a small frame labeled "Accomplishments" in the other. Inside the frame is a picture of the Louisiana State House. He says, "Psst! Wanta buy a miniature?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Legislature" walks down stairs holding the railing that is labeled, "Adjournment." He has reached the last two steps, which are much taller than those above. They are labeled "Money" and "Bills." On the wall a little lower is a box labeled "First aid...Special session." He thinks to himself, "Those last couple of steps are pips."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan is dressed as a pilot. He is walking away from the U.S. Capitol where a plane labeled "AWACS to the Saudis" has crashed into the dome. He says, "Well, back to the drawing board."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An man labeled "Orleanian" sits in an armchair reading a newspaper. Nearby on a table is a box piled to overflowing with very large bullets labeled, "Transit...City services...Pay hikes." Above the box is a sign that reads, "Bullets to bite." The man appears dismayed as he looks at the box of bullets.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man with a globe for a head is dressed very shabbily with patches on his clothes and holes in his shoes. He shambles along a sidewalk to a corner holding out a cup labeled, "Global fiscal crisis." The man appears very weak, and he is shaking. Uncle Sam, whose clothes are also shabby, stands nearby and holds a cup labeled, "U.S. recession."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ayatollah Khomeini stands in front of a wall covered in vertical and diagonal tick marks and labeled, "Days in the lives of U.S. hostages." He holds a paper with four vertical lines and one diagonal across them. The lines are labeled "Fall...Winter...Spring...Summer...Fall." He says, "In my marking system the individual lines indicate seasons."

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