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Lot 676: THE COLD WAR CARTOONS WERE DARK

Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions

August 20, 2022
Burlington, NC, US

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Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (1883-1970), known best as Rube Goldberg, was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. This cartoon, 14-1/2” x 20-1/2”,“Threat of War” shows a young fearful family with an ominous feel. It is signed “Rube Goldberg” and was published September 30, 1948. This is likely the result of the Soviets blockading Berlin in June of 1948. America started the Berlin Air Lift in response that blockade. American and British air forces flew over Berlin more than 250,000 times, dropping necessities such as fuel and food, with the original plan being to lift 3,475 tons of supplies daily. Of course tensions between Russia and the Allies dramatically increased.

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