Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome Home, Harold Klein

Today we honor our nation's veterans--including Harold Klein.

Syd Hoff, The New Yorker, December 1, 1945, page 12


Note:  More posts about Syd Hoff are here.

The Syd Hoff website is here and this cartoon is on it. There's a tidbit here on the real Harold Klein and Syd Hoff. Harold Klein was a Communist Party member investigated during the McCarthy Era. Is there a leftist inside joke here? Probably, but it seems to have nothing to do with the gag. Does anyone know any other instances of a New Yorker cartoon with a friend's or acquaintance's name surreptitiously planted in the gag?

More World War II cartoons posts are here.

Is this too new? I also have a couple of World War I posts here.

Is this too old? Try my sole Vietnam War post here.


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