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Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Herblock!" Exhibition Opens Oct. 13

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC   20540

July 30, 2009


 New Exhibition at Library of Congress Opens Oct. 13

Features 82 Original Drawings from Library's Herb Block Collection

WHAT: The Library of Congress celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of political cartoonist Herb Block, known to the world as Herblock, with an exhibition that looks at his entire 72-year career, which began in 1929 under President Herbert Hoover and concluded in 2001 during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Through his compelling cartoons, Block influenced public opinion and affected prominent elected officials.  U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy publicly denounced Block, and President Richard Nixon disparaged the cartoonist as "a master of sick invective."

The exhibition, which features 82 original cartoon drawings selected from the Library's Herb Block Collection, will illuminate Block the man, as well as his mastery of the art of the political cartoon.

WHEN: Oct. 13, 2009 to May 1, 2010

WHERE: The Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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ISSN: 0731-3527


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