'You're Under Arrest, Comrade, For Trying to Melt Down This Monument'
This is the original newspaper negative by political cartoonist Tom Engelhardt featuring the cartoon printed in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on February 9, 1977. In the cartoon, a Russian police officer is holding a Human Rights Activist by the arm and he is telling the activist, 'You're under arrest, comrade, for trying to melt down this monument.' The activist if holding a lit candle near a sickle and hammer. 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.
:: Mat Size : 16" x 24"
:: Negative Size : 11" x 17"
:: Print comes matted and enclosed in a clear cellophane wrapper