Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Posts tagged "Political Cartoons"

Like I said earlier, I’m doing some organizing of the files on my computer and finding some great little photos that I may or may not have previously posted.  Despite what I do, I’ve never really been drawn to political cartoons — even those from what might be the golden age of American political cartoons stretching from the time of Jackson to Lincoln when they were particularly creative and often quite brutal.

However, I’d love a large print of this one.  I forget which newspaper it ran in, but I believe it was published the morning after LBJ died in January 1973.  This print is located in the stairwell leading to the basement restrooms at the LBJ Library in Austin and I never walked past it without wondering if I could pull it off the wall and make it out the door before security tackled me.