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PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON - CARTOON SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: RUBE GOLDBERG - HFSID 258105

LYNDON B. JOHNSON and RUBE GOLDBERG Goldberg's original large drawing of a (flattering) political cartoon of President Johnson, signed by both Original Art signed: "Rube/Goldberg" and "Lyndon B. Johnson". B/w, 12¾x17½ overall, image 11x11½.

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Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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LYNDON B. JOHNSON and RUBE GOLDBERG Goldberg's original large drawing of a (flattering) political cartoon of President Johnson, signed by both Original Art signed: "Rube/Goldberg" and "Lyndon B. Johnson". B/w, 12¾x17½ overall, image 11x11½. (one surface). Political cartoon captioned by Goldberg at upper margin: "Looking for Flaws". Depicts President LYNDON B. JOHNSON looking with a jeweler's eye at a ring with missile for a stone. The stone is captioned (by Goldberg) "Defense Costs" which rose during LBJ's presidency (1963-1969) with the escalation of the war in Vietnam. RUBE GOLDBERG (1883-1970), who won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, was a pioneer in cartoon feature syndication and was noted for his drawings of complex gadgets performing simple tasks (thereby adding a new term to the language, a "Rube Goldberg machine"). LYNDON B. JOHNSON (1908-1973) was a Texas politician who eventually became President of the United States. After two terms as a United States Senator (1949-1961), he was elected Vice President with John F. Kennedy at the top of the ticket. After Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, “LBJ” was famously sworn into office on Air Force One, with Jacqueline Kennedy and his wife Bird Johnson at his side. Johnson was re-elected in a landslide in 1964, forcing the Republican Party to examine its strategy and platform and giving the Democratic Party a “mandate” to act. Under Johnson, legislation regarding civil rights for African Americans, and his “War on Poverty” and “Great Society” initiatives were passed. The Vietnam War was escalated in 1964 by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Slightly creased and soiled. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at lower margin. Light stains. Otherwise, fine condition.

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