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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. A jogger labeled, "Conservative trend,"is running across the country on the "Law'n'order trail," which is shown on a map of the United States. The trail is shown from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to New York. The cartoon caption reads, "Jogging along."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A huge elephant and a tiny donkey are dressed as men. The elephant is labeled "G.O.P. convention coverage" and is reading a large newspaper which he holds open. Behind him is the very small donkey, whose view of the "News" bulletin board on the wall is blocked by the large elephant and his newspaper. The donkey says, "It's revoltin' the way he manages to dominate things."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey hold a sign between them that reads, "Don't let George do it!" The cartoon caption reads, "Bipartisanship."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird is kneeling down on the ground and is using a wrench labeled "Draft changes" to try to unbolt the fuse from a bomb that is labeled "Campus unrest." Richard Nixon stands by watching and holding a pipe wrench. In the background is a college or university building with trees on either side. The cartoon caption reads, "Demolition squad."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. At the bottom of the cartoon, a man labeled "Soviet support" is leaning over balancing a pyramid on his back. Lines around the pyramid indicate a precarious balance. The pyramid is labeled, "Threat to peace in the Middle East." Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser is holding on to the top of the pyramid with one hand and holds a bomb labeled, "I'll block the Gulf of Aqaba." The cartoon caption reads, "The great pyramid balancing act."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon, dressed in jogging clothes, is running laps around a track holding a sign that reads, "Me and my shadow." Behind him is his shadow holding a sign that reads, "Nixon can't win." An elephant wearing a suit watches and smiles in the background. The cartoon caption reads, "Winning big in New Hampshire."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Victor Schiro is smoking a large cigar labeled, "Congratulations! It's a start." A stone marker on the ground is engraved with "Corner stone [of] Spanish Plaza." Above the brick are the words, "Five years of waiting." The cartoon caption reads, "No one can call it a pipe dream."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor John McKeithen stands at the exchange window of a store with an opened Christmas package in his hands. The box is labeled "Tax package" and still has some of the wrapping with "Seasons greetings" on it. The cartoon caption reads, "Not what he asked for."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor John McKeithen, holding a briefcase labeled, "125.3 million revenue raising program," is looking at the fraction "2/3" made of huge numbers. A sign nearby reads, "Margin required in each house." The cartoon caption reads, Big John."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans chief administrative officer [?] Levy sits at his desk in the center of a giant "X." A sign nearby is labeled, " 'X' marks N.O.'s financial spot." A huge foot in a tattered. patched sock is poised above Levy's head and is about to step on him. The foot is labeled, "Something to fill the ol' revenue sock." The cartoon caption reads, "All I want for--."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The trophy cup for the 35th Sugar Bowl [January 1, 1969] is shown in the lower portion of the cartoon. Above it are the team mascots for the University of Arkansas (razorback hog) and the University of Georgia (bulldog). Each animal is holding a large spoon with two lumps of sugar, wearing an old style leather football helmet and engaging in trash talk. The razorback says, "...Ready to take your lumps, huh?" The bulldog says, "...Y'all prepared to take the bitter with the sweet?" The cartoon caption reads, Things are shaping up."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A Soviet sailor sits with a Cuban woman at a table at the port. Behind them are two ships tied up, one labeled, "Soviet task force." The sailor is tickling the chin of the woman, and two glasses and a bottle of vodka are on the table. On the wall nearby is a poster of Fidel Castro smoking a cigar. The poster has the words, "Smoke Fidels." The cartoon caption reads, "The fleet's in."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The Louisiana capitol building has instead of a door the mouth of a cave. A man sitting at the entrance wears skins and has a club nearby. He holds a sign that reads, "Problems facing U.S. cities." A banner around the base of the building reads, "45th Annual Congress of Cities, New Orleans-1968." Scattered on the building are the words, "Finance...Transportation...Public safety...Slums." The cartoon caption reads, "Today's cliff dweller."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A small boy is looking at two very large containers on a shelf. One is a liquor bottle labeled, "Lower cost of liquor...Price-fixing off." The other is a carton of milk labeled, "Health builder...Higher cost of milk...Price-fixing on." The cartoon caption reads, "Guess which is the essential product--."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A car labeled, "Careful!...Drivers" is at the bottom of the cartoon, with a person behind the wheel. The person is leaning forward to look up through the windsheld at three very large "School Zone" signs in the upper part of the cartoon. The signs have speed limits and times of day for Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes. The cartoon caption reads, "Signs of the school times."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Uncle Sam is sitting on a stool looking down at a map of the United States. His chin is in one hand, elbow on knee. With his other hand, he holds a paper that reads, "Labor Day holiday 1968." On the map at his feet are two large cracks or gashes labeled, "Rifts dividing the country." The cartoon caption reads, "Time out for self reflection."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A large set of balance scales is labeled, "Recent voting patterns in Jefferson Parish." On the heavier side, labeled "30 percent voting (including the political bosses)" is a man holding a sign that reads, "How to vote." He is pointing with his finger upwards at the man on the lighter side of the scale. The second man is asleep and snoring while seated in a comfortable chair with his feet up. The chair is labeled "Voter apathy," and the scale side is labeled, "70 percent not voting at all." The cartoon caption reads, "The minority should never outweigh the majority."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A circus tent in the foreground is labeled "National politics." It has two flags flying above it which are labeled, "The greatest show on earth...'68." In the background is a smaller tent labeled, "N.O.'s mayoralty race." It has a flag flying above it with "'69." The cartoon caption reads, "Annex."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Uncle Sam, wearing the uniform of a letter carrier, is standing beside a truck labeled "U.S. mail" which has a flat tire. The back doors of the truck are open and a device labeled "U.S. economy...$" is pumping letters and packages into the truck. The device is shaped like a cornucopiatop (wide at one end, narrow as it enters the truck) and it is clogged with mail. Uncle Sam is holding a paper with "Postmaster Gen's directive...Curtail services." The cartoon caption reads, "Heck of a time to have a breakdown."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Charles de Gaulle is driving in a car on the top of the glove, labeled, "Controversial positions on everything under the sun." A nearby signpost is labeled, "Algiers' Gen. de Gaulle Drive." The cartoon caption reads, "World, national...and a local issue too?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man who appears confused stands in the foreground looking at a huge chart labeled "Gross national product chart." A mostly upward trend line is labeled, "U.S. economic rebound." A kangaroo labeled "Real growth" is hopping up the trend line; the kangaroo's pouch, with young inside looking out, is labeled, "Price increases." The cartoon caption reads, "Things are looking up?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "N.O. taxpayer" stands before a framed painting. In the painting are a chart with a downward trend line labeled, "Flop in sales tax returns," dollar signs, jagged shapes, and "Dip in anticipated revenue collections...$3 million cutback to obtain year-end balance...No additional taxes for 1967...by Heier." The man looks back over his shoulder toward the reader and says, "I don't know much about art...but I know it looks bad for me in '68." The cartoon caption reads, "City financial picture."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled, "State inventory of all movable property and equipment" makes notes on a clipboard that is labeled, "Savings for the taxpayer." This man is standing next to a large collection of stored office furniture and equipment. He is looking back over his shoulder at a second man who is saying to him, "Well bless you, mister...you certainly have my unqualified support." The cartoon caption reads, "Well, what do you know...a consensus."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A scroll on the ground reads, "New Orleans area's MAC and Total community action." The ground reads "Job training" on one side of the scroll and "Search out and recruiting of unemployed people" on the other. In the sky above are the words, "High flying programs, doubtful projects, etc." The cartoon caption reads, "Needed: more workable 'down to earth' programs."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A donkey is visiting a fortune-teller and is seated at a table on which stands a crystal ball. The fortune-teller is also seated at the table and both are looking at the crystal ball. The donkey is holding a piece of paper that reads "Chicago phone deadlock" and is saying, "Certainly, I want to know who'll get the nomination...but, right now I'd like to know where the convention's going to be held?" The cartoon caption reads, "First things first."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A woman wearing a sunbonnet and apron over her clothing is labeled, "Quite contrary." She is patting sweat from her forehead and carrying a water can as she walks out of the overgrown garden area where she has been working. In the background, tree canopies are labeled "Indirection" and "Wasted efforts, trifling bills, etc." In the foreground is a huge flower labeled "Accomplishments." The stem has a sign on it that reads, "I strongly recommend the use of a weed control." The cartoon caption reads, "Memo to the next legislature."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. George Wallace is dressed as a boxer and is hitting two punching bags, one with his left hand and one with his right. One punching bag is drawn to resemble the head of a donkey, and the other the head of an elephant. The placard nearby reads, "Wallace-for-President training camp." The cartoon caption reads, "Daily work out."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The Louisiana stat house is on the left side of the cartoon, and the tower is labeled, "12-day session of the Legislature." Nearby on the ground by the building is a sign labeled, "Need to restore a favorable image." In the background, a factory is venting smoke into the atmosphere, with the smoke taking shape as a portion of a menacing looking man. The smoke is labeled "Alleged violence and lawless acts...Labor-management crisis." In the dingy sky between the state house and the smoke are the words, "Harm to Louisiana's industrial climate." The cartoon caption reads, "High time to clear the air."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Three identical-looking men are sitting on the platform outside a railway depot reading books. The depot is labeled, "Louisiana state government." The men are labeled, "Louisiana Council of Government Reorganization...Legislative Council...Louisiana Law Institute." The train platform and tracks next to it have many weeds and the appearance of little care and use. A short distance away are three other tracks with the words "The challenges of the future" nearby. The cartoon caption reads, "Studying the problem of how to get back on the main line."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An angry, snarling tiger labeled, "Communist aggression in Vietnam" is surrounded by speech bubbles with words from people outside the cartoon frame. The words are, "It's a civil war...North Vietnam's simply expressing its independence...Obviously, forces of nationalism are at work...It's a drive against foreigners...It's a boundary dispute...Whatever it is, it's localized...It's a make peace not war demonstration...It's a protest against U.S. imperialism...It's a domestic conflict." The cartoon caption reads, "The nine blind men and the tiger."

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