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In Collection: AAEC Editorial Cartoons Digital Collection



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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vance Rodewalt. A man dressed in suit and tie sits on a barstool holding a newspaper with the headline: "Kissinger marries." On the other side of the bar, the bartender says, "Now we'll find out how good his diplomacy really is." In the foreground, artist Rodewalt's signature birds enact a wedding ceremony (officiant, bride, and groom). A caption above the officiant reads, "...Love...honor...and negotiate."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vance Rodewalt. A panhandler sits at the base of a metal fence with two cups labeled "For me" and "For my friend" on the ground beside him. President Richard Nixon peers through bushes behind the fence and asks the panhandler, "How're we doing?" The dome of the Capitol building is in the background. The caption reads, "News item -- Nixon will pay half million in back taxes...." In the foreground, artist Rodewalt's signature birds comment on the scene. One asks, "Isn't this a bit far-fetched?" The other responds,"No, he must have at least one friend."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. President Richard Nixon drives a speed boat labeled, "G.O.P. hopes" along a developed beachfront. The Republican elephant rides in the boat and shows great fear at the sight of floating mines labeled, "Moscow trip," "Vietnam," "Economy," "Student," and "Unrest." A plane flying overhead trails a banner: "This could be your lucky city." The caption reads, "I don't know about Haiphong, but there's a helluva bunch of mines off Miami Beach!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Leonid Brezhnev stands on the 1st place platform of an Olympic-style awards podium wearing a medal labeled "50% more land-based missiles." An arm with a spike collar on the wrist reaches toward Brezhnev to award a second medal labeled "Sea based missiles." Melvin Laird stands in front of the podium holding a sign: "Agree to mutual halt in missile subs -- Laird." On the podium, the second place platform is labeled "2nd doesn't pay off" and the third place platform is labeled "3rd forget it!" Both characters are dressed in athletic warmup suits.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. George Wallace lies in a hospital bed holding a broadside with a picture of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a wheelchair. The picture is labeled, "F.D.R. the campaigner." The caption reads, "We probably would disagree politcally but I'm sure we would have one thing in common!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Beneath the ruins of a university campus, a quotation of H.G. Wells reads: "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." One column of a ruined building with "University" on the pediment shows a raised fist and the word "Violence." A second column is strung with barbed wire. Books and litter are strewn about.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. The United Nations (depicted as a turtle with the head of Secretary General U Thant) is on a runway marked "Long record of inaction on hijacking & political piracy." An angry man sits atop the turtle, pointing his finger at U Thant and holding a paper that reads, "World shock : Bonn envoy slain in Guatemala ; Japanese hijack ordeal." A crashed jetliner is in the background.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev stands on a statue pedestal and pulls on a rope that is attached to a fallen statue of Nikita Khrushchev. The fallen statue holds its own left shoe, which has the letter "K" on the sole. A salt shaker lies on its side next to the base of the pedestal. The Kremlin is in the background. The caption reads, "Testing a new American president."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Richard Nixon reclines on a sofa with a book titled The Final Days, written by Woodward and Bernstein, lying open face down on his body. Behind the sofa, a series of four pictures (i.e., a motion picture frame sequence) hang on the wall showing Nixon rising from a volcano and signing the peace symbol with both hands. On an end table at Nixon's feet stands a lamp. The lamp base is an elephant with Nixon on its back, and he is making the V for Victory sign with both hands. In front of the sofa, Nixon's left hand rests on the back of a dog with a piece of paper in its mouth that reads, "All the president's men." Pat Nixon, with her hand over the mouth of the telephone receiver, says,"Somebody from Warner Brothers wants to know if you're interested in a movie contract."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. A man wearing Middle Eastern/Arabic-style clothing labeled "O.P.E.C." dangles a bone labeled, "Oil price cut stories" in front of a dog with its head drawn to look like a sphere (planet). The dog stands on its hind legs and wears a collar labeled, "Consumers." The man is holding a long whip labeled "Cut in production" and is saying, "Beg!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Leonid Brezhnev stands in the lit doorway of a darkened room, wearing a trench coat and fedora. The window of the room is open. The leader of Czechoslovakia (Dubcek) sits behind a desk, bound and gagged. On the desk are a picture of an apparently dead body (Masaryk) on the ground below an upper floor window, a folder labeled "The late Jan Masaryk," an off-the-hook telephone with a cut cord, and a name plate with "Czechoslovakia." The caption (Brezhnev speaking) reads, "Remember, there is always the window!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Hy Rosen. Henry Kissinger and Uncle Sam are looking at a police-style suspect lineup labeled "Kremlin gang." Suspects are identified as "Red Navy," "Red Army," "Smiley Gromyko," "Slippery Kosygin," "Godfather Breshnev," and "U.N. - Malik the Liar." The lineup also includes an unidentied figure dressed in black (KGB?). Kissinger holds a paper that says "Identify any character you can trust in detente." Uncle Sam says, "If you ask me, they all look alike!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Richard Nixon speaks to a journalist (artist Runtz's signature cat) writing on a note pad labeled "Press." Nixon is saying, "...very helpful to have another active candidate." From behind, a hand holds a club and is about to hit Nixon in the back of the head. The club is labeled "Rocky write-in victory in Mass" [Massachusetts].

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A child sits on the front porch of a shack in a snowy scene during winter. To the left of the shack is an inoperable vehicle half-buried in the snow. A second child and a cat (artist Runtz's signature cat) peer outside through a shack window, while the child sitting on the porch listens to a transistor radio which is broadcasting from space aboard Apollo 14 the words of astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell: "I'm very glad we have Earth as a home planet. I hope we can keep it so it is inviting."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon stands in a corridor just outside the partially open door of a room. He holds a doctor's bag with monogrammed RMN (Richard Milhous Nixon) in his left hand. In his right hand he holds an ice pack labeled "Anti-inflation measures." He says to a man in the corridor,"The patient is a bit feverish, we'll keep applying ice packs." Artist Runtz's signature cat is seen about to enter the sick room carrying a flower. The cartoon caption reads: "State of the union."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon is suited up in astronaut gear and floating in space. An apparatus strapped to his chest is labeled "Tour and report" and attached is a long air hose. In the bottom right corner, artist Runtz's signature cat is seen riding a bottle rocket labeled "Press." The caption reads: "Making it look easy."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Newly elected President Richard Nixon is shown walking at the head of a closely following crowd of men labeled "Cabinet." Interior Secretary Walter Hickel lags behind the crowd, carrying a ball and chain attached to his left leg that is labeled "Record." Runtz's signature cat, carrying a note pad and pen, trails the Cabinet. The caption reads: "Forward (almost all) together!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon walks down a corridor past a partially open doorway while looking at a list on which are the names of cabinet officers [George P.] Shultz, [Richard V.] Allen, [Robert H.] Finch, and [Walter J.] Hickel. Through the partially open doorway a hand extends toward a closed suitcase. Artist Runtz's signature cat peers from behind the door. A caption above Nixon reads,"They can say what they want about unemployment, but...." The cartoon caption reads: "Here in Washington, jobs are opening up all the time."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. In the background (upper area) of the cartoon, President Richard Nixon mulls over a paper entitled "Pentagon Review." In the foreground, two figures engage in a tug of war. One of the figures has a head shaped like Maine, the other has a head shaped like Mississippi. A flag tied to the rope suspended between Maine and Mississippi indicates the two are warring over a "Destroyer contract." Artist Runtz's signature cat stands below the flag on the rope and comments,"To see who has the most pull."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon rows a boat down a rapidly moving stream accompanied by an attractive woman whose billowing scarf is labeled "USA." Nixon's eyes are on the woman and not on the obstacles in the stream. The boat has just passed a rock labeled "Korean incident," the tip of which protrudes from the surface of the stream, and a floating buoy with "First hundred days." Behind Nixon, artist Runtz's signature cat sits in the bow of the boat sweating in fear at the view of the rocks upstream. The rocks are close together and bear the labels "Riots," "Inflation," "Poverty," "Vietnam," "ABM," and "Etc." The caption reads: "Gently down the stream."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. An elderly couple approach a pilot and flight attendant who are standing in front of a passenger jet, waiting to receive travelers. The elderly woman has unknowingly kicked aside a newspaper with the headline, "Hi-jacking up." The woman asks, "Think we might get a side trip to Cuba or some place?" The pilot and flight attendant look dismayed. Runtz's signature cat at the bottom right corner of the cartoon jumps to avoid being hit by the newspaper, and drops its bindle (bundle tied to a stick).

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A small man and woman stand in front of a castle labeled "Czechoslovakia" waving a sign labeled "Soviets, go home!" at a giant bear. The bear growls menacingly. Runtz's signature cat jumps in astonishment at the bear and drops his pack. The cartoon caption reads, "Do you suppose he's getting the message...?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man labeled "Congress" stands in the crossfire of two giant gun barrels, which have fired a barrage of letters at the man. The smoke from the gun barrel labeled "Gun lobby and sportsmen" is labeled "Less firearms legislation." The smoke from the gun barrel labeled "Alarmed public" is labeled "Stricter gun control." Runtz's signature cat holds a pad labeled "Score." The cartoon caption reads, "Withering crossfire."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Lady Justice, blindfolded, holds a sword in one hand and a set of scales in the other. The sword spears a piece of paper labeled "Rumor build-up." Beneath the scales is a sign that reads, "Bringing to trial accused slayers of King, Kennedy." Runtz's signature cat looks on. The cartoon caption reads, "Spiking it."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. The Democratic Party donkey has stepped on a loose plank of the Democratic platform, one labeled Vietnam. The loose plank caused the donkey to stumble and has thrown Runtz's signature cat into the air. The donkey holds a hammer to secure the plank. Runtz's cat asks,"Can Muskie nail it down?" The cartoon caption reads, "Problem plank."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Armed soldiers guard the entrance to the site of the 1968 Democratic Convention, which is surrounded by chain link fence topped by barbed wire. The gate in the fence is labeled, "Checkpoint Charlie." The soldiers are inspecting the contents of a cake box labeled "Mothers Bakery, Inc." The delivery man, looking angry, holds the open box while the soldiers inspect the bottom of the cake with it speared on a bayonet. The cake is labeled, "Happy 60th birthday LBJ." Runtz's signature cat holds its paws in the air in a gesture of surrender. The cartoon caption reads, "Ok, Mac, you can pass."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A Soviet soldier holding a machine gun patrols in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and shivers in the cold. The city silhouette can be seen under a starry sky, and "Noel, Noel" rises from the city. Runtz's signature cat holds a sign labeled, "Carols." The cartoon caption reads, "Shattering sound."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Hubert H. Humphrey, dressed in cowboy attire, rides a snorting, bucking donkey, with its hind legs and hindquarters in the air. Beneath the donkey's suspended hind legs is a cloud of dust labeled "Inner conflicts." Humphrey thinks to himself, "Now to direct those kicks." Runtz's signature cat writes on a pad labeled "Press" and says, "LBJ got his way." The cartoon caption reads, "Nice job, if he can do it."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man wearing a white lab coat watches a television broadcast from the lunar orbit of the Apollo 7 mission. An astronaut on television holds a handkerchief to his nose and "snuffles." The man in the lab coat says, "Man can split the atom, disintegrate his planet. He can explore far reaches of space and, ah, ah, hah, A-achoo!" Runtz's signature cat clings to a leg of the television set to avoid being blown away by the man's sneeze and says,"Gesundheit! The cartoon caption reads, "Still something to be desired."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man in a hospital bed pulls the bedclothes up to his nose. He is afraid of what he sees at his window, a ghost labeled "Rising hospital rates." A hospital chart hangs from the foot of the bed. On the chart is a graph showing a rising line. Runtz's signature cat, wearing a Halloween mask of a bandit over its eyes, holds out a can to collect donations for UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). The cartoon caption reads, "It's a fright."

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