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  • Collection: Mourek Exhibit

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Young frequently designed and sent as many as 500 Christmas and New Year cards annually, and this one from 1938 features one of his many self-portraits and a reference to his several hell-themed books. As a working artist and small businessman he…

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Ink drawing published in Der Groyser Kundes (New York). Two actors preform for two ladies in a box marked “Capitalism.” The lady on the left controls the “Presidential Nomination” while the lady on the right controls the “Gubernatorial Nomination.”…

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Crayon Drawing published in Good Morning (New York). World War I destroyed four empires, changed borders, created new nation states, and led to multiple revolutions between 1917 and 1923. Many on the left believed the Russian Bolshevik Revolution…

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Ink drawing published in Chicago Inter-Ocean. In 1892 a cholera epidemic raged in Europe, making some of the ships arriving in the United States a public health hazard. Republican president Benjamin Harrison approved a quarantine of several ships…

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Ink drawing. In 1943, Franklin Roosevelt was entering his twelfth year as president, was running for another four year term, and had four bright sons. With that limited information, the New York Daily News decided he was planning a dynasty, though…

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Crayon Drawing. A Russian worker offers “workers’ control” as a remedy to American workers oppressed by “strike breaker[s]”, “landlord[s]” and "politician[s].” The dream of the American left soon turned into state controlled unions, no strikes, and…

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Ink & Crayon Drawing. Young again shows his socialist perspective in this cartoon about the 1929 New York mayoral election. Incumbent Democratic mayor James J. Walker and his Republican challenger, Fiorello H. La Guardia, are shown as “slap stick…

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Ink drawing published in The Coming Nation. In this cartoon, Young shows President Theodore Roosevelt stealing thunder from the socialist cause by giving in to some of the socialists’ immediate demands. Roosevelt’s position, however, was more…

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Ink drawing. Robert Ingersoll, a politician and famous agnostic who was mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses, was a controversial figure in American public life known for his fiery speeches promoting agnosticism. In February 1894, the Salvation Army…

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Ink drawing. This self-portrait by Young comments on his perception of himself as an outsider in his profession. In 1914, Young was nominated for membership in the National Press Club, but was rejected. In Art Young: His Life and Times, Young writes…
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