Herblog

From time to time, we ask ourselves:

Where is the outrage?

Well, for an amazing 72 years, it was on¬†editorial pages, especially that of the Washington Post–in political commentary by the influential cartoonist Herblock (Herb Block), who made presidents and other public figures, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, ink-stained and wretched.

The Library of Congress is the home of the Herb Block Collection, and its first exhibition of Herblock cartoons, titled “Enduring Outrage,” will become part of myLOC.gov as an online exhibition.

That will be a toasty warm-up to Herblock!, a major exhibition slated to open Oct. 13 in the Library’s South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.¬† This exhibition will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Herb Block’s birth and offer 82 original drawings from the Library’s vast collection, illuminating the man as well as his mastery of the political cartoonist’s art.

Denounced by Sen. Joseph McCarthy … dubbed “a master of sick invective” by President Richard M. Nixon

It’ll be outrageous!

2 Comments

  1. Edgardo Berraz
    July 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m awfully grateful for have the possibility of reaching that great treasure who is holding in yours Library.It’s for me a great dream will be capable of seing and reading facts the history and the cience there’ll be.Thanks very much for give me that enormeus favor.

  2. Chris Samuel
    July 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    The interactive version requires Microsoft Silverlight for some reason – any chance of using something a bit more platform agnostic like Flash instead ?

    It’s a shame to be locked out because of this..

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