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Stronghold of peace
This editorial cartoon shows Midwestern opposition to Franklin Roosevelt's defense preparations. In a trench labelled "The Middle West", stern-looking men dressed as World War I doughboys endure a barrage of war propaganda leaflets fired from cannon and dropped from airplanes. On their helmets are names or abbreviations for Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska. The propaganda firing cannon are behind breastworks flying a skull and crossbones flag with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
18.9 x 15.6 cm
black and white
- Trench warfare--United States--1930-1940
- Pacifism--Middle West--1930-1940
- World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements--Middle West
- still image
- These materials are either in the public domain, according to U.S. copyright law, or permission has been obtained from rights owners. The digital version and supplementary materials are available for all educational uses worldwide.
- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Daily Tribune (December 4, 1941), p. 1