January, 1941- Aunt Ethel’s War

S.J. Ray, K.C. Star


This cartoon, dated Jan. 8, 1941, is the very first to appear in my great aunt’s curious collection of World War 2 political cartoons.  She would continue collecting and pasting cartoons into five large photo albums until after the war’s conclusion in  December of 1945, amassing more than 3,500 in all.  A few hundred are presented on this website.  Welcome to Aunt Ethel’s War. 


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3 Responses to January, 1941- Aunt Ethel’s War

  1. Ryan says:

    The best thing about this cartoon is the fact that FDR of all people is *skating*.

    • carmelbob says:

      Yes, there is some irony there. The general public and apparently this cartoonist didn’t know, or didn’t care, that FDR couldn’t walk, let alone skate.

  2. Nicole says:

    Thank you for posting part of your aunt’s collection. I am getting ready to work on a diachronic study of war cartoons for my PhD and this site will be very helpful in finding the cartoons/cartoonists.

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