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In Collection: AAEC Editorial Cartoons Digital Collection



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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. The U.S. Capitol building has been renovated into an amusement park or carnival. A carousel labeled "Merry go around" and observation telescopes have been added to the dome, which is labeled "See Washington from the dome." Signs are abundant: "Tunnel of fun, Curb service ring bell, Tickets inside, Souvenirs, Haunted house, Restaurant, Photos with your Congressman, Ride the Congressional subway, Motel in-door pool, See Congress in Panavision." A pediment over part of the building shows a broadcast from the Congress in session. A flag labeled "U.S. Capitol-land in session" flies from a pole atop the pediment. Tables and chairs for diners dot the open area, and carnival workers with balloons to sell stand ready. In the foreground, Uncle Sam gestures toward the scene and speaks to a man labeled "Capitol's non-architect." The architect is holding a paper with the words "Plans to change west front of Capitol." Uncle Sam says, "Since you're bent on ruining it, let's do it up right."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. South Vietnam's Nguyen Cao Ky and Nationalist China's Chiang Kai-shek stand before a giant in army uniform, labeled "U.S.," who is shown from the hips down. Ky, a young man dressed in a military uniform, holds up a sign that reads, "Invade North Vietnam." Chiang Kai-shek, bent with age and leaning on a cane, wears a long white beard that reaches to his feet. He holds a ragged sign that is covered with cobwebs and reads, "Invade China mainland." Chiang says to Ky, "Don't hold your breath, Sonny."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. A giant leg with "Red China" on the pants leg and wearing a boot is stepping onto the back of a North Vietnamese soldier, who is labeled "Hanoi." The soldier, with a hammer and sickle symbol on his uniform, is stepping on a dove that is labeled "Peace talks." In the background, buildings are being bombed from above. The cartoon caption reads, "Step-down."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. Richard Nixon stands on the bridge of an aircraft carrier labeled "6th fleet." He is dressed as a naval deckhand might be dressed, but the clothing does not appear to be a uniform. He is holding a sheet of paper labeled "Era of negotiations." The barrels of two large guns labeled "Soviet sea power build-up" are trained on Nixon. The carrier is off the coast of a landmass labeled Middle East, and on the horizon is a lineup of eleven missiles. One is labeled "Soviet missile power build-up" and the others have the hammer and sickle symbol. In the shadow of the missiles is a silhouette of city buildings (mosque and minarets?). The cartoon caption reads, "View from the bridge."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. Richard Nixon sits behind a desk in his office. A long line of middle-aged men have entered the office. Some of the men are labeled: "Fulbright, McGovern, Mansfield, Cooper, Hatfield." Each is dressed similarly, wearing casual slacks (jeans?), short sleeved shirt open at the neck, sandals, and a long chain with a peace sign around the neck. The hair of Fulbright and McGovern may be longer than either man would have worn his hair. The first four men are holding a heavy chain with an open shackle at one end and a large ball at the other. Fulbright also holds a sheet of paper labeled "Legislative plans to shackle President's Commander in Chief powers." Fulbright says to Nixon, "One can learn a lot from youth."

cartoon by John Stampone; A man labeled "Congressional doves" holds a picket sign that reads,"Eliminate the draft" His tie bears a peace symbol. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird stands face to face with the man, gestures over his shoulder and says,"He says put up or shut up!" Laird is gesturing to a giant American currency bill that has human arms and legs, as well as a human face. The bill is dressed in military attire, and looks ready for a fight.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by John Stampone. A soldier in tall grass carrying gear and weapons expresses shock (or profanity) at the wording of a sign held by a surprised-looking person labeled “Supreme Court.” The sign reads, “Men with deeply held ethical or moral convictions against all warfare are entitled to exemptions.” In the background, a man with long hair waves his hands in the air and laughs. Further in the background, the U.S. Capitol dome can be seen. The soldier says, “Does that mean I like war?”

cartoon by John Stampone; In a dressing room, Senator J. W. Fulbright sits at a large, lighted mirror and applies clown makeup to his face. He is wearing a checkered clown suit, complete with an oversize bowtie and floppy shoes; a clown's hat hangs on the back of his chair. A man has entered the dressing room and says "Show time" The name on the dressing room door reads "Prober".

cartoon by John Stampone; A huge sack of money labeled "Campaign funds" is precariously perched on a tree stump labeled "Ye old political stump" A portly, balding man stands on top of the sack of money and says,"Now a word about 'tight money'" He is speaking to a second man that stands on the ground in front of the stump and the sack of money.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. Two American soldiers are on patrol in Vietnam, one watchful with his rifle at the ready. The other holds a rifle, pointed to the ground, with one hand. In his other hand, he holds a newspaper with the headline, "70 billion voted for defense." He says, "This proves you can't buy happiness."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. A locked ballot box labeled "S. [South] Vietnam's progress toward political stability" has been personified with a pair of running human legs. Two men, one labeled "Viet Cong," are running, and the ballot box is either following them or chasing them. They have all run past two bombs with lit fuses. The man labeled "Viet Cong" gestures over his shoulder and says to the other man, "It's some sort of secret weapon." From a hilltop, Ho Chi Minh, labeled, "Hanoi," watches.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by John Stampone. Five men dressed in Santa Claus costumes stand on a street corner under a street sign labeled "Anti-poverty program street." Each is ringing a bell, and four stand beside donation containers similar to those used by the Salvation Army. The containers are labeled "Labor Dept., Office of Economic Opportunity, Interior Dept., Agriculture Dept." Above the fifth Santa's head are the words "Health Education and Welfare Dept." The dome of the United States Capitol building can be seen in the distance.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. A river of oil, labeled "U.S. oil depot raids," spills from a hill in the upper right background of the cartoon. At the source of the oil, smoke rises. The oil flows toward the lower left of the cartoon, past a pointing sign labeled "South Vietnam." A uniformed soldier labeled "N. Vietnam infiltration mobility" is walking with difficulty in the river of oil. He has lost his gun, his hands have oil on them, and he finds it hard to lift his feet. The cartoon caption reads, "Greasy kid's stuff."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by John Stampone. The earth is shown as the head of a man whose clothes are tattered and torn. He stands with cane in hand on the nose of one of many missiles and looks up at a crescent moon. Hanging from the moon is a sign that reads, "U.S.-Soviet proposals to bar military use of space." The cartoon caption reads, "Shelter area?"

cartoon by John Stampone; An American soldier is being carried above mountain peaks by a large bird labeled "increased mobility program." A piece of paper on the ground says "conventional warfare needs."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. This cartoon parodies the United Nations symbol, which is a view of the continents seen from above the North Pole, with the globe wreathed by olive branches. Here, the countries of East and West are seen, but the globe is mostly encircled by chain link. A medallion labeled "East-West Vietnam deadlock" hangs from the chain.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by John Stampone. A man kneels in a bare garden, takes cut roses from a box labeled "Cost-reduction florist," and plants them in the ground in a curving line. The one he holds in his hand is labeled "Defense savings." Behind him, Lyndon Johnson gestures toward the roses and says to Uncle Sam, "See, everything's coming up roses."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. Cabinet officers George Shultz and Robert Finch sit on the left shoulder of Richard Nixon. Shultz holds a sign labeled "Office of Management and Budget adviser;" Finch holds a sign labeled "Education, Youth, and Politics advisor." A third man is within Nixon's ear canal under a "White House staff" label, looking out at Finch and Schultz. Finch says, "What about the ear plug?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. A man with an oversized head wears a vest labeled "Politics for U.S. division and defeat." He stands on the globe, which is labeled "College campuses" and college and university buildings are on the horizon. His fists are raised, and he yells, "Blame Nixon for war escalation." In the man's open mouth sits a North Vietnamese soldier with a rifle over his shoulder. The cartoon caption reads, "Another sanctuary!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. From the background, an American soldier in the Vietnam war zone watches an angel jogging in place in the foreground. The angel, sweating and tired, has been jogging in place long enough that the ground beneath her has given way, and she is digging a hole. A nearby sign reads, "Into the 2nd [strikethrough] 3rd year of peace talks." The cartoon caption reads, "I'm still jogging in place."

cartoon by John Stampone; A man is running down the steps of the capitol building. With his right hand, he moves to put his hat on his head. In his left hand, the man carries a brief case labeled "Congressional campaign travels" Behind him, a giant roll of paper is personified as a buxom woman labeled "Unfinished legislation," who says,"Take me along".

cartoon by John Stampone; A hog is dressed in a man's suit and smokes a cigar. He stands at a table with an umbrella that sits atop a flat, grassy peak. The hog extends his hand toward a raggedly dressed man labeled "Unemployment" A sign posted just below the top of the peak reads,"High peak - members only".

cartoon by John Stampone; An long-bearded old man labeled "1969" wears a belted tunic and sandals. He has just handed off a bomb to a toddler labeled "1970" who is wearing a diaper and a top hat. The bomb is marked with a grid and is labeled "This explosive world".

cartoon by John Stampone; A giant nut is labeled "Draft inequities" Five sledge hammers litter the ground around the nut. The handles of each are broken. Two of the sledge hammers are labeled "Reform" and "Proposals".

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by John Stampone. Lyndon Johnson is shown dressed as a colonial Minuteman. Standing on a statue base, he points a long rifle at a man labeled "Fed. [Federal] employee." Thirteen stars surround the man's head. The cartoon caption reads "Buy United States savings bonds."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by John Stampone. Two North Vietnamese soldiers are shown in the outdoors talking to one another. One holds a newspaper with the headline, "U.S. plans 50% cut of forces in Vietnam by '71." The other soldier points to a map of Southeast Asia and says, "We're withdrawing too--into Laos, Cambodia."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eric Smith. A large man with a small head wears a T-shirt labeled "Trucker's protest." He is holding a large gun to his head, with his finger on the trigger, and the hammer is cocked. The barrel of the gun is shaped like a semi-truck and trailer and is labeled "Violence."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Doug Sneyd. A minister stands at a pulpit, on which is an open Bible, and says, "Perhaps I should inform Thee and the congregation that our service is to be tape recorded."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Doug Sneyd. A man smoking a cigar holds a placard with the words, "Let's end Vietnam the way it began -- with a Kennedy" for another man to see. The second man says, "Somehow, I don't think it's quite what we're after, Bicksby." In the background is a drawing of the rear end of an elephant labeled "G.O.P." with two darts sticking in it. Above the elephant are the words, "Teddy Kennedy for president committee."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Doug Sneyd. A man with a protruding beer gut wears an apron labeled "Brew master" over his skimpy tank top and pants. He stands beside a beer barrel while he talks on the phone. He says into the receiver, "We've developed a Hubert Humphrey brew for '76...one draft and you feel like running for President!"

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