Why Shouldn't They - 11x17 Negative

Tom Engelhardt

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Why Shouldn't They - 11x17 Newspaper Negative by Tom Engelhardt

'Why Shouldn't They Pray in School?  It's More Convenient Than Going to Church'

This is the original newspaper negative by political cartoonist Tom Engelhardt featuring the cartoon printed in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 1, 1971.  In the cartoon, an older woman wearing curlers in her hair is standing in the doorway of a schoolroom and she is asking the teacher, 'Why shouldn't they pray in school? It's more convenient than going to church,' as her child gets his jacket on.  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