David Claypool Johnston

Thomas Nast

Richard Fenton Outcault

John T. McCutcheon

Clarence Daniel Batchelor

Carey Orr

Franklin Osborne Alexander

Roy Braxton Justus

Arthur B. Poinier

Ted Key

Boris Drucker

Gene Basset

Paul Conrad

Read the Article from the Syracuse Record


Roy Braxton Justus (1901-83)

As a high school student in Avon, South Dakota, Roy Justus displayed his cartoon comments on World War I in a local drugstore window. Beginning in 1924, Justus worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Sioux City Tribune, to which he returned after brief stints in Washington, D.C. He contributed to a political cartoon syndicate for Midwest weeklies and later worked in New York on the art staff of the Associated Press. When the Tribune merged with the Sioux City Journal, Justus served as an editorial cartoonist until 1944. That year, he became editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star, on which he served until his retirement in 1975. A donation by the Minneapolis Star of more than sixty-five hundred Roy Justus cartoons was supplemented in 1988 by a gift of Mrs. Roy Justus of fifty-one scrapbooks, original cartoons, and awards.

The Big TV Debate Is All Set!
Minneapolis Star, 12 July 1960
I've noticed that Jack has an abundance of hair while Dick's is thinning-How will this affect the voting? / THAT is the great question!

Finger Painting
Minneapolis Star, 8 November 1960
Political Issues / Campaign Mud

Uncle's Sam's Prestige Abroad
Minneapolis Star, 21 October 1960
As Viewed by Republicans / As the Democrats See It

Any Doubt of Our Endurance?
Minneapolis Star
The Political Campaign / Voter: Long Live America!

This exhibition has been generously supported by the
College of Arts and Sciences and the Photo and Imaging Center

Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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