“Perennial Hope”

January 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Historical, politics straight up | Leave a comment
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Time to accent it

"Time to accent it"

Cartoon shows a hand labeled “82nd Congress” underlining the word “United” on a map of the United States. Expresses the perennial hope that the incoming Congress will put aside divisive tactics and work for the good of the whole country.

January 5, 1951

This cartoon from The Library of Congress archives is by Edwin Marcus.

I have been able to find little biographical information about Mr. Marcus by googling around. The bare bones available indicate that he “drew political cartoons and drama sketches” for the Sunday edition of the New York Times from 1908 to 1958.

In 1917 the NY Times ran a little story about Mr. Marcus titled “How To Be A Cartoonist” available here.

Anyway, I thought the cartoon a good reminder that no matter where you go, there you are. Partisanship has been and will continue to be part of our politics.

The dishonesty is what I find the most irritating.


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