Title Rysunki: Cartoons by Krawiec
Book Condition Very Good
Edition Unstated edition
Publisher Chicago Dziennik Chicagoski (The Polish Daily News) [ca.1945]
Seller ID 13755
[moderate wear to spine and edges, some soiling to exterior; binding solid, inside clean]. (cartoons) Uncommon collection of war-themed editorial cartoons, published in The Polish Daily News, a Chicago-based newspaper, from 1942 to 1945. The book is approximately 8" x 10", and reproduces about 150 cartoons in a full-page format; the original text and captioning (in Polish) is faithfully reproduced, including the original dates of publication, and there is also an English translation (and occasional brief interpretive commentary) for each. The subject matter is the usual jingoistic wartime stuff -- lots of caricatures of Hitler, Stalin, buck-toothed Japanese, etc. -- but the Polish-American viewpoint (and frequent commentary on the war's particular impact on Poland itself) gives it a particularly interesting slant. Krawiec (1889-1982) was born in Poland, and according to the book's foreword had at that time been the cartoonist for The Polish Daily News for more than thirty years. The frontispiece of the book is a sketch of Krawiec by fellow cartoonist Paul Plaschke, of the Chicago Herald-American.
Cartooning Editorial Cartoons World War II Adolf Hitler Polish-Americans Chicago Poland