Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"

May 2, 2008 – November 30, 2008

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, West

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On view are 44 of Herbert Lawrence Block's presidential cartoons that appeared in The Washington Post for 56 years and include depictions of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. The exhibition offers an opportunity for visitors to see how one of America's greatest political cartoonists viewed the American presidency for most of the 20th century. Block, who drew under the pen-name Herblock, appeared in American newspapers for more than seven decades.

An interactive kiosk allows visitors to view over 100 additional cartoons not in the exhibition.