A few weeks ago, I included a John "Ding" Darling cartoon of not-as-yet-President Herbert Hoover reviewing his "troops," consisting of various foodstuffs. Ding was not the only cartoonist to admire Mr. Hoover; Bill Sykes at the Philadelphia Evening Ledger portrays him here as a watchcat returning to scatter the forces of Waste, Greed, Selfishness and Speculation threatening the nation's food supply.
|"Watchful Waiting" by Bill Sykes in Philadelphia Evening Ledger, June, 1917|
|"The Menace" by Joe Murphy in San Francisco Call, June, 1917|
|"The Mine" by Oscar Cesare in New York Evening Post, June, 1917|
|"More Daylight, Less Whisky" by Harry Murphy in Chicago Examiner, June 9, 1917|
|Detail from "Cities Beautiful 8 - Duluth" by Ray N. Handy in Cartoons Magazine, July, 1917|
There are only so many ways to cartoon what a swell idea sending extra money to Uncle Sam is, after all. Frank King's "Rectangle" (of which this is only the top half) hit all the bases that Sunday.
|"The Rectangle" by Frank O. King in Chicago Tribune, June 10, 1917|
|"We Can't All Play..." by Bill Sykes for Philadelphia Evening Ledger, June, 1917|
|"Bringing Up the Ammunition" by Robert Carter in Philadelphia Press, June, 1917|
|"C-A-S-H!!" by Brinkerhoff in New York Evening Mail, June, 1917|
|"Help Her Carry It" by Milton R. Halladay in Providence Journal, June, 1917|
|"This Is Liberty Loan and Marine Corps Week" by John McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune, June 11, 1917|
|"A Proud But Touching Parting" by Jay "Ding" Darling for New York Tribune, June, 1917|