Monday, December 31, 2012

Unicycling Downtown

Meditations on a Unicycle from Sarah Lazarovic
 Pie Chart balances the probability he is going to die with the likelihood that he is awesome

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Honest Opinion - Irwin Caplan

1954 - Saturday Evening Post

"Just give me an honest opinion on how it looks - bearing in mind, of course, that I don't have my hair up or propper accessories on."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sin - 1964

Bo Brown -1964

"How come you know so much about sin? "

Prisoners of War - Dr Suess

1941

"Cheer up boys! Your Congress is going to declare an all out war ... after those November elections."

This cartoon stereotypes of a Japaneses solider talking to a prison labeled  "35000U.S. Prisoners of War"
The Sun approximates the flag of Japan.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tapeworm Party 1888

1888

Illustrated political chart, a cartoon of American politics and the Tapeworm Party
Tapeworm Party sucessor to the Republican Party.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Very Funny Story - Darwin Caplan

1954 - Saturday Evening Post

All of which, Reminds me of a very funny story

How old is the expression "boys will be boys"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Day - John Day

1952 Saturday Evening Post

"Oh, I was just wondering what our first fight will be about, Fred ... er George?"

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Doctors Office, Zeis 1950

1950 Saturday Evening Post

"And cut out the starches"

Doctors are always advising on diet.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Encyclopedia Salesman - Zeis

1955 - Saturday Evening Post
Door to Door Book Salesmen

"Now Supose you wanted to know the population of Bangkok."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Doctor & The Doorknob - Walt Deeterberg

1951 - Saturday Evening Post

"There seems to be some sort of round, shiny obstruction - no, that's the doorknob!"

At first glance i thought that this cartoon was implying that the man was dumb as a doorknob. Upon a second look i think it is mearly implying that he is empty headed

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Indecision - Dr Seuss

1941

Should we beat Hitler Now or after it is too late....???
Portrait of a man on the horns of a delimma

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Practice - Bill Harrison

1953 - Saturday Evening Post
"Look, Why don't you put that thing away and neck for a while?"

We have to chose between the lesser of two evils


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bank Withdrawal - Orlando Busino

1947 - The Saturday Evening Post

 "I'd like to close out everybody's account"

I wonder if he need to show two forms of ID?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Deserted Island - Arnie Mossler

1949 - The Saturday Evening Post

"I may be a little fast, Ed... I have 4:21"

The classic deserted island

Saturday, September 8, 2012

criticisms of JFK, Herblock chastises him for not taking a strong stand to save democracy in the region.

October 5 1963 - Washington Post

Criticisms of Kennedy, Herbert Block chastises him for not taking a strong stand to save democracy in the Latin America.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cages Cost Money - Dr Suess

Dr Suess 1942

Buy War Bonds Cages Cost Money! Buy More U.s Savings Bonds & Stamps

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I trust yo had an enjoyable weekend - Al Johns

c 1950 The Saturday Evening Post

"Good morning! I trust yo had an enjoyable weekend?"

Who hasn't want to lock their boss in a bank vault?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You Can’t Have Everything - Herblock

Jan 26 1938

In February 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed legislation that would increase the number of judges on the Supreme Court, which had struck down many of his New Deal programs. Roosevelt saw the Court’s “nine old men” (six of the nine judges were seventy or older) as resisting the will of the president and Congress. The bill would allow the president to add a judge for each incumbent federal court judge who was seventy or older, which would give Roosevelt up to six nominations for the Supreme Court.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Maternity - Peter Wyma

c. 1950 from The Saturday Evening Post

"Every Year the same thing. Don't you people ever change the magazines around here?"

How attitudes and expectations have changed.

Friday, August 31, 2012

When Are You Going To Plug It In? -1952

January 30, 1952


What is not commonly known is that his second term was beset with a set of scandals known as “The Mess in Washington.” While never implicated in the scandal himself, Truman appointed many longtime friends who were not as ethical as he was to high political positions. The symbol of the scandal was General Harry Vaughn, Truman’s friend from World War I who became the president’s military aide.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Debt Consolidation 1952

1952 The Saturday Evening Post (Goldstein)

"I'd like to combine all my little obligations into one backbreaking load"

And we think that scenes like this are unique to our modern day

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dr Suess Guts 1940

1940

I was week and run down
Then i learned about gusts.
That amazing remedy for all mankinds woes
Now i am taking it every day and i feel strong enough to punch mister Hitler in the snout.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Man Who Was Hollering 'Take Him Out' - 1939

From the start, businessmen did not like Franklin Roosevelt or his New Deal, attacking the president as a dictator and his policies as socialist. During FDR’s first term, however, such attacks were meaningless, given the president’s overwhelming popularity
In this cartoon, Herblock is reacting to the defeat of a Roosevelt spending and loan measure designed to spark economic activity and recovery, a measure opposed by business. Herblock, a devoted supporter of Roosevelt and the New Deal, is calling for business to come up with its own solution after torpedoing Roosevelt’s.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Health For The Americas, Planning for Good Eating

1946


Health For The Americas, Planning for Good Eating. Lessons on good eating for Americ and America’s allies.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dr Suess in Stalingrad, 1942

Dr Seuss 1942
"Hold Tight I am Switching to Revers"

Ted Geisel Better know as Dr Seuss to a job as a cartoon editor when World War II brook out in Europe. This cartoon represents the Axis defeat at Stalingrad.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Grain That Built A Hemisphere

1943


1943 film about corn; produced for Walt Disney studios for the Canadian government. This animated short was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Documentary" in 1943.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day at the Beach

Punch - Aug 26 1980


Conflict of the Sexes
Scene - A Pictureesque Fishing Village on the East Coast
Lor' bless you, Sir. You won't get no place 'ere in August. Leastways not at an evenin' effok. If you was to come down toward the latter 'alf of next week you might have a chance of a mornin'

The debate over using lands for recreational of productive purposes continues.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Seven Wise Dwarfs

1941


In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. See Donalds Decision

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Erich Sokol, Fate - 1959

It must be fate -- my wife and your husband breaking their legs on the same day

By Erich Sokol December 1959

Friday, July 13, 2012

Donald's Decision

1941


Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. Produced before the US was at war.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The New Spirit (1942)

1942


In 1942 Walt Disney Studios created this short film for the US Treasury Department. Donald Duck learns that his tax dollars are going toward the war effort.

It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1943 for Best Documentary.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skylark Poetry

Punch - Aug 26th 1908
Poet to blackbird "For goodness sake be quiet! I am trying to write about a skylark."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Better than a Newspaper

Punch - Sept 24 1908

Screen for Breakfast Table (Better than a Newspaper)

Still applies in an iPad age.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Uncontrolled Campaign Spending V 92nd Congress - November 17, 1971

For the championship of the United States

Somethings never change.

Campaign finance spending soared in the 1960s. The cost of the 1968 presidential campaign was $300 million — almost double that of 1964. With Republican coffers in 1971 comfortably filled while the Democrats were some $9 million in debt, the Democratic-controlled Congress considered proposals to provide public financing. But President Richard Nixon threatened a veto. Eventually, they compromised on some public financing of presidential elections starting in 1976. Since then, loopholes in the laws have permitted almost unlimited political spending far in excess of the government's contributions and of all previous campaigns. In the year 2000 campaign, more than $300 million had already been spent on political ads alone before the end of September. This cycle is set up to be the most expensive in history.