Silvey Jackson Ray (American 1891 - 1970). This wonderful man and political cartoonist was a WWI veteran, who received medal from Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for outstanding achievement in bringing about a better understanding of the American way of life. He was honored by the U. S. Treasury, and was the recipient of a citation from the U. S. Treasury Department for distinguished services rendered in behalf of the National War Savings Program. S. J. Ray’s political cartoons depict many national events such as the New Deal, World War II, all Presidential elections between 1936 and 1956, the Korean War, and the Cold War. He joined the Kansas City Star in 1915 as an advertising illustrator and became the Star’s editorial cartoonist in 1931. He served in that post until retirement in 1963, drawing an estimated 10,000 cartoons. His work is preserved in the Harry S. Truman library "The S. J. Ray Papers - 1934 - 1959."
This is a very special original signed cartoon, entitled "Two Ideologies at Opposite Ends of the Pole" (This shows a figure marked "Nazi-ism" and another marked "Communism" with a figure marked "The Pole" in the middle (double entendre for Poland and the fight for Poland between Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union.
Country of Origin: United States.
Medium: Pen and Ink on Heavy Stock.
Size: 14 1/2" by 10 3/4".
Signed: Lower right.
Condition: Light smudging, bends, creases. Overall Good to Very Good Vintage Condition.
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