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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. An old man on the right side of the cartoon has a very long beard, the end of which is being held by a hand on the left side of the cartoon. The beard is labeled, "More Mississippi River bridges issue." Above the end of the beard are the words, "Measured, it reaches from Chalmette to Huey P. Long Bridge, both sides." The cartoon caption reads, "Growth of a controversy." [Note on date: Manuscript entry in bottom margin of the cartoon: Saturday, June 8. During 1968 and 1974, June 8 was on Saturday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A group of hippies is sitting or lying in front of a door labeled "Army induction centers, Pentagon, etc." One is burning a draft card, and all their eyes appear closed. A sign next to them on the floor has the words, "Attempts to block the war effort in Vietnam." Uncle Sam holds up his hands in worry. The cartoon caption reads, "We stand on our Constitutional rights." [Note on date: Manuscript entry in bottom margin of the cartoon: Friday, October 20. During 1967 and 1972, October 20 was on Friday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "U.N. Suez observers" wears a helmet with a U.N. emblem on it and looks through binoculars. What he is seeing is shown on the ends of the binocular lenses. On one is an Arab man shouting and waving his fist at an Israeli man. On the other is the Israeli doing the same toward the Arab. The cartoon caption reads, "Short range...also the long range view?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A child in a skeleton costume walks down the street carrying an enormous bag of candy labeled, "Trick or treat." The cartoon caption reads, "The affluent society."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A donkey in a suit is holding a large bottle with labels that read, "Becoming a name brand...Carter's pills...New Hampshire likes it." The cartoon caption reads, "Just what the doctor ordered?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon is listening in on someone else's phone call using a telephone labeled, "Extension '70." He appears worried. The cartoon caption reads, "Surtax call to Congress."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey stand on opposite ends of a seesaw, with a third man labeled "The issues" standing in the middle. The third man's weight and stance prevent either man at the end from moving the seesaw. Nixon is wearing a large campaign button with the words, "Nixon and Agnew." Humphrey's button says, "Humphrey and Muskie." The cartoon caption reads, "Three for the seesaw."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man in colonial clothing is standing on the deck of a steamship labeled "Port of New Orleans...Louisiana USA," and he is facing toward the rear. Nearby are the words, "Immediate financial help needed...Modernization needs," and the man is saying, "You got to try harder." Behind the ship is a huge wave about to crash down. It is labeled, "The wave of the future," and atop the wave are ships labeled "Other...Ports." The cartoon caption reads, "When you're No. 2 (and others are gaining)..." [Note on the date: Manuscript entry in the bottom margin is Thurs., Mar. 13. During 1969, 1975 and 1980, March 13 was on Thursday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Three pyramids are shown in this cartoon, set in Egypt, one in the foreground and two in the distance. The near pyramid is flattened on top and on it is a powder keg for a table with four empty chairs around it and four name cards labeled, "France...Britain...USSR...U.S." The pyramid is labeled, "4-power Mideast talks." The fuse attached to the powder keg is smoking. The cartoon caption reads, "More on conference table shapes." [Note on the date: Manuscript entry in the bottom margin is Tuesday, Feb. 11. During 1969 and 1975, February 11 was on Tuesday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A traffic officer is directing traffic. A huge traffic light has words on the red ball: "Stop...Carnival parades are on!" A lamp post near the policeman has a sign that reads, "Parade route...No parking." Another sign reads, "Today: Choctaw, Mokana, Helios, Pandora, and Mecca...Tomorrow: Carrollton, Okeanos, and Alla." [Note on the date: Manuscript entry in the bottom margin is Saturday, Feb. 8. During 1969 and 1975, February 8 was on Saturday.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Associate Justice Abe Fortas is on the steps of the Supreme Court building, wearing his robes. He is fending off bricks which are being thrown at him. The paths of two bricks are labeled, "Acceptance and late return of Wolfson Fee" and "Reports of new disclosures." The cartoon caption reads, "Couldn't we settle this out of court?!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man with a globe for a head is parachuting down and is about to land in the zero of a large '70. The expression on the man's face is worried. The cartoon caption reads, "Happy landing!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A frog in a space suit is in a jump so high that he is in outer space, with planets in the background. The frog is holding a paper with the words, "Cost of living index," and the path of the jump is labeled, "Record June jump." The frog is saying, "Kerrumpp!" The cartoon caption reads, "Space age."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man with a globe for a head is sniffing the air, which appears gray in horizontal layers. He is standing on tiptoes and holding a note that reads, "Resolved to do something about pollution." The cartoon caption reads, "One resolution he'd better keep!" [Manuscript note in bottom margin: "Friday, Jan. [unreadable]."]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Richard Nixon is dressed in academic regalia, and the robe is labeled, "Coordination of higher education." He is reacting in shock at being kicked from behind. The leg that has kicked Nixon is labeled, "Legislative kick around...before passage?" The cartoon caption reads, "Boy! This is a higher education in itself!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Hubert Humphrey picks flowers from the grassy areas inside a racetrack. On the ground are the words, "Convention delegates." He looks happily over his shoulder at two track runners, Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy. On the ground behind the runners are the words, "The primary route...(the last lap)." Humphrey says, "My, they're getting quite a workout." The cartoon caption reads, "The flowers that bloom in spring, tra, la."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Judge Haynsworth's arms are being pulled from both sides. One set of arms pulling him in one direction is labeled, "For confirmation," and the other set is labeled, "Against confirmation." Below Haynsworth are the words, "Senate vote." The cartoon caption reads, "Final stretch."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man stands looking up at the tall statue of a man on a pedestal. The pedestal has a plaque with the words, "Legislative budget committee." One arm of the statue is flexed and labeled, "Gov's strong right arm." The cartoon caption reads, "Question is...is it art?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Charles de Gaulle is dressed as an elderly woman. He is carrying a basket over his arm and is doing the shopping. He passes a storefront marked "Euromart" where a sign reads, "Enlargement to include Britain?...Never!!" The cartoon caption reads, "The uncommon market."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Noah is standing on the deck of the ark which is labeled, "World peace," and he is watching as the dove flies back looking sad and without an olive branch. Rain is falling all around, and in the rain are the words, "Vietnam...Middle East...Hong Kong...Indian-Pakistani dispute...Etc." The cartoon caption reads, "...and no land in sight."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man with a "domed stadium" for a head plays a guitar and sings, "Downtown...Where all the lights are bright...Downtown, Loyola and Poydras...Downtown...Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares, and go...Downtown...Lights are much brighter there...Downtown." On the ground is part of a checklist titled "Hit parade." The paper has two columns. In the first are "La. Stadium Commission" and "Site study reports." In the second column under the heading "Site O.K." are two check marks. The cartoon caption reads, "Gaining in popularity."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Inside a large circle on a paper headed by the words, "General election ballot," Hubert Humphrey is shown trying to run while carrying an injured donkey on his back. The donkey has a bandage around its head. Humphrey is showing the strain. At his feet is a sign that reads, "Rooster-donkey hassle." The cartoon caption reads, "It's settled! He'll be running under a donkey in Louisiana."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The Democratic donkey is driving an automobile labeled “Off to Chicago” on a highway. Luggage is stacked on the car trunk. The Republican elephant is running in the opposite direction, and it jumps over the car like a hurdler. The elephant is wearing a campaign button with "Nixon and Agnew" and is labeled "Off and running." The cartoon caption reads, "First campaign trail encounter."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A windmill labeled "'68 election campaign" is shown in the lower part of the cartoon, and in the far distance is the horizon. The rotating arms of the windmill are labeled, "H.H.H. ... Nixon and Agnew ... Wallace impact ... McCarthy." Senator George McGovern. dressed as a knight, rides toward the windmill pointing his lance at the Nixon/Agnew arm. The cartoon caption reads, "Enter Don Quixote."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A mountain goat labeled, "Prime interest rate" is climbing a steep mountain and is standing on a very large "7 1/2 %." Below the goat on the mountain is a much smaller "7%." The cartoon caption reads, "It's a long way down."

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."

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