The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A present from Russia

This cartoon warns Europe not to trust the Soviet Union's calls for disarmament. A soldier in classical Greek armor labeled "Europe" looks down from a castle gate marked "European Armaments" at a small bearded man in a commissar's uniform and a crudely made wooden Trojan Horse labeled "Russia's Disarmament Proposal." The commissar declares "He just as gentle--won't bite or kicksky--." Peering out from a door in the fake horse's side is a man resembling Leon Trotsky who carries papers marked: "Red Propaganda," "Revolution," and "Bolshevism."



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

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