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War Remembrance
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36.5 x 29 cm
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Original political/editorial cartoon, undated but probably c. 1947, by American editorial cartoonist Max P. Milians (1908-2005), probably for the Jewish Standard, with which he was associated for most of his life, although his work was also syndicated across America from the 1930s to the 1970s. Milians signed his cartoons with nine zeros as a punning underline. The cartoon shows the spectre of death in US military uniform reproaching two ‘bankrupt nations’ fighting each other and ignoring war remembrance or armistice day, 11 November. The USA had come out of WW2 victorious and the most powerful nation in the world and it would be tempting to see this as the Americans talking down to less fortunate communities in Europe and elsewhere where armed conflicts still continued and who could not allow themselves much time to commemorate the dead of WW2. Produced in ink and crayon over graphite on textured card; image area 30 x 26.5 cm, card size 36.5 x 29 cm. Signed lower right. Clean and bright, very good condition