Tag: Caricatures

  • Cy Hungerford on the Sacco-Vanzetti Case

    The Trick Is to Keep Balanced—By Hungerford

    Cy Hungerford was a Pittsburgh legend. He drew editorial cartoons for more than seventy years, fifty of those years for the Post-Gazette. In this cartoon from August 11, 1927, he depicts poor Uncle Sam walking a tightrope labeled “The Sacco-Vanzetti Case” over Niagara Falls. Old Pa Pitt took this cartoon from a microfilm archive and cleaned it up quite a bit, so that it looks more like Hungerford’s original drawing and less like a scratched and grubby microfilm. It is out of copyright in the United States, so anyone can use it. In countries where copyright depends on the life of the author, be aware that Hungerford lived till 1983. It is very unlikely that his estate will worry about someone using his cartoons in Luxembourg or Malaysia, but old Pa Pitt, who is based in the United States, is not responsible for foreign copyright laws.

  • Caricature of Henry Hornbostel


    Pittsburgh’s favorite architect as he appeared at the height of his creative power, from Sketches, Serious and Otherwise: Men of Pittsburgh and Vicinity, by W. S. Washburn. Alert readers will note that Father Pitt himself makes a few guest appearances in this book. The Tech banner reminds us that Hornbostel established the School of Architecture at Carnegie Tech and was for many years the head of the Department of Fine Arts there.