Guide to Clippings regarding cartoonist David Low
1988.1213

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Creator - Artist
Low, David, 1891-1963
Title
Clippings regarding cartoonist David Low,
ID
1988.1213
Date [inclusive]
1939-1946
Extent
1.0 Folder(s) comprising 18 newspaper clippings
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Materials are in English.
Mixed materials [Folder]
Archives Box 5
Abstract
The collection comprises clippings of cartoons by and articles about David Low, political cartoonist featured in the New York Times and other newspapers.

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Biographical/Historical note

David Low was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on April 7, 1891 and died in London on September 19, 1963.

Mr. Low was educated in Christchurch, New Zealanda. His first cartoon was published in 1902. He worked as a professional cartoonist at various newspaper in Australia until 1919 when he moved to London to work at the London Star (1919-1927). In 1927 he joined the staff of the Evening Standard, where he worked until 1950. Later he was with the Daily Herald, and lastly, beginning in 1952, with the Manchester Guardian.

It was while he was at the Evening Standard that Low created his famous character, "Colonel Blimp," a reactionary and xenophobic character, in 1932. During World War II his cartoons were regarded as anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi, and Mr. Low was famous for his satirical cartoons of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. As a consequence, his work was banned in Germany and Italy.

Low became an official British War Artist and in this role attended the Nuremberg War Trials.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is comprised of 18 separate clippings from the New Times and other newspapers, ranging from 1939 - 1946. The majority of the clippings are examples of David Low's political cartoons, featuring Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. Also included are articles about Mr. Low, as well as a review of his book "Low On the War: A Cartoon Commentary of the Years of 1939-1941," and an advertisement for his book "Years of Wrath, A Cartoon History: 1931-1945."

Because of the fragility of the clippings, photocopies of each clipping are provided as use copies.

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Arrangement note

Clippings are arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Tauber Holocaust Library

JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection. Physical access to photocopies only.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Newspaper clippings are fragile. Photocopies of each have been made for use copies.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Articles
  • Political cartoons

Personal Name(s)

  • Low, David, 1891-1963

Subject(s)

  • Cartoonists -- New Zealand

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Collection Inventory

Clippings of cartoons "An Album by Low of Famous Europeans," in New York Times, 1939 June 4 

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Clipping of cartoon "The Old Man of Doom", unknown newspaper July 1939 

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Clipping "British Cartoonists Look over Eastern Europe," in New York Times, 1939 October 29 

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Clippings of cartoons "Russian Lake - A British View of the Changing Baltic," in New York Times, 1939 November 12 

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Clipping of cartoon "Even the Walls...", New York Times, 1939 November 17 

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Clippings of cartoon "'The Little White Father' - A Comment from Britain," New York Times, 1939 December 3 

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Clipping of cartoon "Will He Be Able to Crack the Nut?", New York Times, 1939 December 24 

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Clipping of article "Cartoon Depicts Hitler As a Puzzled Voter Here," unknown British newspaper, 1940 November 5 

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Clipping of article "A Famous Cartoonist on War Duty," unknown newspaper, 1941 March 27 

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Clipping of book review of "Low on the War" by Ralph Thompson, newspaper unknown, 1941 July 28 

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Clipping of cartoon "Hitler Attends a Command Perforamnce in the Eastern Theatre," New York Times 1941 August 31 

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Clipping of cartoon "Mr. Low Hangs Another Hitler Portrait in His Gallery," New York Times 1942 February 1 

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Clipping of cartoon "'The Outlook' - As Mr. Low Sees Hitler's Drive to the East," New York Times 1942 September 6 

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Clipping of cartoon "Low Visibility in Main Street, U.S.A.," New York Times 1942 October 31 

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Clipping of article "One of Low's 'Blimps' Calls Him a Red," New York Times 1942 November 15 

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Clipping of advertisement, "David Low: cartoonist, historian and prophet," New York Times Book Review, 1946 September 15 

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