Original editorial cartoon endorsing Franklin D. Roosevelt for his first presidential campaign

By: Winsor McCay

Price: $7,500.00

Quantity: 1 available


Original editorial cartoon endorsing Franklin D. Roosevelt for his first presidential campaign. 17”x13” [Image size 16”x11”; framed to 21”x17”] black ink on Bristol board. “He Will Make Hay When This Son Shines” -- A farmer with two plow horses stands in his field, his hands outstretched in welcome to the image of FDR floating in the clouds above. Signed by McCay in lower right. Undated; large penciled notation at bottom indicates it was to be printed across 4 columns “tonight” (New York Herald Tribune, September 18, 1932.) Matted and simply framed with glass front. A label with the caption to the cartoon is affixed to the bottom of the mat. From the former collection of pioneering comic art collector Murray Harris, with his ink stamp and signature on the backing board. Winsor McCay is best known for his celebrated comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, and as the producer and artist for one of the very first animated cartoons (Gertie the Dinosaur). However, some of his best work is found in his intricately cross-hatched editorial cartoons -- vividly on display in this cartoon. Fine condition.

Title: Original editorial cartoon endorsing Franklin D. Roosevelt for his first presidential campaign

Author Name: Winsor McCay

Categories: Original Art, Cartoons & Caricature, Art, Design & Architecture, Politics & Government,

Publisher: 1932

Item: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: s200305a

Keywords: cartoon, editorial cartoon, humor, politics, elections, FDR, roosevelt