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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 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. 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 wears rain gear and a serious expression as he stands at the helm of a ship during a storm. The ship's wheel is labeled "Nixon course." Wind and rain lash him and artist Runtz's signature cat. Above Nixon are the words "Anti-war sentiment."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A mailman in colonial garb rides a horse through a desert scene (cactus and bleached bones can be seen). The horse, with a mail pouch on the saddle and bandages on left hind leg and rump, expresses fear at the sight of a military jet overhead with a jet stream behind labeled, "Nixon post office reform proposal." A scarf labeled "Patronage system" billows from the man's neck. Artist Runtz's signature cat is overhead hanging from a parachute. The caption reads, "Easy now, just trot along, we've been buzzed before."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man identified as "Little ol' you-know-who" is walking through a clearing in a wooded area ringed by huge trees. The man is accompanied by Runtz's signature cat. The massive trees that skirt the clearing are labeled "Big taxes,"Big budget,"Big government,"Big inflation," and "Etc." The cartoon caption reads, "Babe in the woods."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man holding a picket sign labeled "Bring down imports" sits on one end of the lever of a see-saw, holding his end down on the ground. The other end of the see-saw has a box labeled "Consumer prices" tied to the end, which is elevated out of reach of a woman. The woman's picnic basket is seen in the background. Runtz's signature cat is seen hanging onto the elevated end of the see-saw. The cartoon caption reads, "Too bad about the other end."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A large, bright question mark hovers in the night sky over the silhouette of a town. Minarets can be seen in the silhouette. Below the question mark, the words "Arab-Israeli tensions" float in the air just above the town. Runtz's signature cat stands in the right foreground holding an open book beneath the words "Bible story lands." The cartoon caption reads, "Star in the east."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A massive boulder that resembles former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's face and head sits atop a cliff that overlooks a mountain road. The boulder is labeled "Ike's reluctance." A man labeled [William W.] Scranton is trying to lever the boulder off the cliff. Barry Goldwater is seen driving a convertible around a curve in the road below the boulder. On the cliff behind Scranton, Runtz's signature cat stands with a pen and pad next to a flag that reads "Stop Goldwater...or else." The cartoon caption reads, "Perhaps if I dis-Lodge this...?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A boy lies on his stomach in front of a television in a living room watching the Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing of the Bobby Baker case. On the television screen, men are engaged in a shouting match. One says, "..and you're another!" The boy's mother has entered the room from the kitchen carrying a dish and towel to see what the boy is watching. On the floor next to the boy is Runtz's signature cat writing on a piece of paper titled "Score." The men in the shouting match may be Bobby Baker and Lennox P. McLendon, and Baker has just called Senator John J. Williams a liar [Williams was known for his integrity]. The cartoon caption reads, "Oh, I was afraid you were watching one of those violence shows."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Indonesian President Sukarno is driving a convertible automobile across a spherical, unmarked surface which may indicate the planet Earth. The hood ornament of the car is an atomic symbol, and the grill is labeled "Nuclear arms by October." The license plate reads "Indonesia." Sukarno waves and says "Watch my dust!" Runtz's signature cat and some chickens are scattering out of the way of the car. The cartoon caption reads, "Poormouth turns fathead."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Uncle Sam, with a black eye labeled "U.S. Economy," has been knocked to the ground. The words "$2 billion loss" radiate from Uncle Sam's throbbing eye, and over his head are marks indicating confusion at being hit in the head. A brawny man with "High-handed tactics of longshoremen" on his fist walks away from Uncle Sam. Runtz's signature cat looks on.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A fireman labeled "U.S. involvement" climbs a ladder that leans against a very tall building (one that is taller than any other in this drawing). The top of the building is shrouded in smoke labeled "Vietnam" and "Soviet missile problem." Runtz's signature cat hangs from the ladder on a rung just below the fireman and looks down toward the crowd that has gathered far below at the base of the ladder. The cartoon caption reads, "Going up."

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