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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. Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, wearing a jogging suit, runs next to a large spider labeled, "Edwards pension." Both are running behind a wall labeled, "Campaign '83." Edwards says, "I was hoping you'd keep a lower profile."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A U.S. military jet plane flies in a sky labeled "International air space" as missiles from below labeled, "Libya" and "Korea" fly past. Around the jet are shapes of explosion. The cartoon caption reads, "Tne not-so-friendly skies."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The cartoon is an explosion with the word "Iran" in the center. The cartoon caption reads, "...From within."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Philip Habib stands on top of a large stone labeled "Mideast," and he is trying in vain to remove a sword labeled, "War threat." A military jet flies overhead with the jet stream labeled, "Israeli attack on Iraqi n-reactor." ["Lebanon" can be seen faintly below "Mideast" on the stone.]

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Dave Treen is dressed as a railroad conductor, and he is holding a large stopwatch labeled, "Capital outlay timetable." He is thinking about a train engine connected to a coal car labeled, "Regular session," which is falling off the end of a railroad trestle toward the area below labeled, "Special session." The cartoon caption reads, "Running on last year's schedule?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Two men labeled, "Congressional Democrats" run over Jimmy Carter as they are saying, "Overtake Ronnie Reagan." Carter is on the ground covered in footprints. He holds a sign that reads, "Go slow on tax cuts."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Dave Treen and a man labeled, "Legislature," appear as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They stand at the top of a knoll (levee, wall?) with stairsteps down to where a piano rests at the bottom. The piano is labeled, "Capital outlay bill...Special session salvage operation." Two dotted lines curve away from the piano (one with an ending mark that resembles a mark on a treasure map). Treen (as Laurel) says, "A fine mess we've made, Ollie!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled, "City Council," is inside a pressure cooker labeled, "Awarding of cable TV franchise." The cooker is plugged in and turned on. He is holding up the lid, and drops of sweat pour from his face. The cartoon caption reads, "Pressure cooker."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan stand before a large graph on the wall that is labeled, "U.S.-Soviet relations." Both men look dismayed. The graph line trends up at first, then decidedly down. A bear carrying a rifle and dressed in a Soviet military uniform is sitting on the downward line, which is labeled, "Camping on the Polish border." The cartoon caption reads, "Bear market."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man dressed as a professor labeled, "Times-Picayune poll," uses a pointer to indicate the words on a chalkboard, which are, "Top concerns in the election...Energy...Economy...Education." The cartoon caption reads, "The three E's."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Dave Treen, wearing an elephant button, looks at a shape that represents people fighting. It is labeled with names: "Fitzmorris...Hardy...Henry...Lambert...Mouton." A campaign button with a donkey is nearby. Above Treen's head is: "News item: Political experts predict Treen will make the runoffs." The cartoon caption reads, "I'd be more than happy to hold your coats."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The cartoon is divided into two panels. On the left side, Jimmy Carter has been kicked down a flight of stairs that form a downward trend line on a large graph that is labeled, "Carter popularity." On the right side, Carter, appearing dazed, sees Ted Kennedy sitting on the stairs. Lines on either side of Kennedy indicate he has descended from above to sit on the stairs. Carter says, "He wasn't there again today...oh, how I wish he'd go away!"

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?"

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