Series I: Biographical Cartoons, 1936-1994, inclusive
Scope and Content Note
Series I: Biographical Cartoons consists of cartoons depicting individuals. The cartoons were pulled from the Daily Worker and Daily World Photograph Collection (PHOTOS 223). The folder titles that the cartoons came out of were retained in this series. The material ranges in date from 1936-1994, but for the most part is undated. This series consists of original and pre-press drawings. Roughly half the folders contain signed artwork. Artists that have considerable representation in this series include: Eric (James Erickson), Hayle, Sam Hill, Hal Kinkaid, and Snow (Haile Hendrix). Individuals represented in the cartoons are diverse and range from US Presidents, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, and Roosevelt to Communist Party USA leaders Benjamin Davis, Gil Green, and Gus Hall. Additionally, prominent cultural figures can also be found in this series as well as international political leaders. The people in the biographical series are as diverse as the Daily Worker/Daily World's coverage.