Cartoon, Editorial, Framed, George Lichty

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This framed original drawing was created by artist George Lichty (born George Lichtenstein) whose editorial cartoon series, “Grin and Bear It” (begun in 1932) was syndicated by Field Enterprises in Chicago. The 1972 cartoon illustrated the caption, likely composed by Lichty’s writing partner, Arthur Erenberg, about the perceived disinterest of the American public in the lunar missions by 1972. The “Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.” suggests that whomever gave it to the Museum had the permission of Lichty to give it.

The card was installed in the Museum's "Apollo to the Moon" exhibit in 1976 and later became a part of the Museum's formal artifact collection.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.

Materials

paper, printed

Dimensions

  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 45 × 39.5 × 2cm (17 11/16 × 15 9/16 × 13/16 in.)
  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27 × 22.5cm (10 5/8 × 8 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

T20160061001