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Political cartoon by Rollin Kirby portraying a bloodstained Hitler standing on a pile of human skulls

Object | Accession Number: 2005.539.1

Satirical drawing created by Rollin Kirby and published in the New York Post on June 4, 1940. He inscribed the drawing and gave it to Charles Neal and Lida Thomas on June 4, 1940. The drawing depicts Adolf Hitler holding a bloody sword and standing atop of mound of human skulls. A vulture perches on the pile next to him. Kirby had been a celebrated political cartoonist in the US since World War I (1914-18), and won three Pulitzers in the 1920s. His editorial cartoons appeared daily in a series of New York newspapers. He was known for his bold visual style and his support of the common man against such forces as big business, Hitler and fascism, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Artwork Title
I, Adolf Hitler, am the cause of more bloodshed, suffering, and death than any man who ever lived!
Date
1940 June 04  (publication/distribution)
approximately 1940 June 04  (creation)
Geography
publication : New York (N.Y.)
creation : New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice Thomas
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:47
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