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Date: not dated
Medium: Ink and crayon on paper
Dimensions: 16 1/16 × 13 1/2 in. (40.8 × 34.3 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1987
Object Number: 1987-86
About: This cartoon refers to the role of Texas Representative Martin Dies on the House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities (HUAC) in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Cartoonist Earl Schaum “Jing” Johnston was born in Pittsburgh, where he created the cartoon Over Here (1917-1918) with writer Rupe Hainer for the Pittsburgh Leader. He also worked for other Pittsburgh and New York newspapers and contributed drawings to the American Photo-Engraver, the journal of the International Photo-Engravers Union, based in Chicago. From 1927 until his death, Johnston was an artist for The Patriot and The Evening News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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