|War Profiteers (Life Magazine, 1919?)|
Although the year 1919 (and spanning throughout much of the Twenties) was a period marked by a strong sense of anti-communism in the United States, the words "war profiteer" proved to be a term capable of getting a good many people in both camps riled up. This is a fine cartoon by Rollin Kirby that nicely satirizes that low breed of opportunist.
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A Swipe at Pacifism (Life Magazine, 1918)
It always seems like a good time to diss a pacifist or two; and this cartoon is good for all conflicts.
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An Anti-Interventionist Cartoon (The Masses, 1917)
The socialist New York magazine The Masses maintained that the 1914 - 1918 war in Europe was not a concern for Americans and this is a great cartoon by the cartoonist Cornelia Barns (1888 - 1941) to illustrate the point; Barns was also one of the magazine's editors.
Gluyas Williams vs. The U.S. Senate (Liberty, 1920)
Cartoonist Gluyas Williams (1888 - 1982) would in no way be shocked to learn that the U.S. Senate is still occupied by pompous, old, wind-bags.
Anticipating the Distasteful Ending (The Masses, 1914)
Although not known as a clairvoyant, this 1914 cartoon by John Sloan (1871 - 1951) seemed to predict the lousy ending that would play out four years after W.W. I reached its bloody climax.
Franz Joseph: Geezer Emperor (La Baionnette, 1915)
There was once a time when magazine editors would not endeavor to encourage their cartoonists to pursue punchlines that were insensitive to the aged members of the world community, but that was a long time ago; in the attached WW I cartoon, a French satirical artist indulged his pettiness - daring the Politically Correct generations yet un-born to label him an "ageist".