It's Important to Keep - 11x17 Negative

Tom Engelhardt

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It's Important to Keep - 11x17 Newspaper Negative by Tom Engelhardt

'It's important to keep him on a short leash'

This is the original newspaper negative by political cartoonist Tom Engelhardt featuring the cartoon printed in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on April 11, 1980.  In the cartoon, a giant is carrying a Big Business briefcase in one hand and a leash in the other hand.  He is commenting, 'It's important to keep him on a short leash.' The leash is attached to a many carrying a Congress case and that man is holding the leash of a dog with the label FTC.  This is a one of a kind item and the proceeds help benefit The State Historical Society of Missouri's Engelhardt Cartoon Collection.

About the Artist

Tom Engelhardt was a political cartoonist for The St. Louis Post Dispatch for 35 years and retired in 1997. Engelhardt’s cartoons cover every political topic from the civil rights movement, the environment, busing, the Vietnam War, health care, education, poverty, crime and the criminal justice system, international relations, censorship, workers’ rights, elected officials, Watergate, big business, and the role of government.

Product Specifications

:: Mat Size : 16" x 24" 

:: Negative Size : 11" x 17"

:: Print comes matted and enclosed in a clear cellophane wrapper