Photo, Print, Drawing "Ach, Mein Fuehrer!" / Lute Pease.

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Title
"Ach, Mein Fuehrer!" / Lute Pease.
Summary
World War II cartoon shows Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring sliding down a hill of falling rocks labeled "Evasion," "Distortion," "Bravado," "Showmanship," "Lies," and "Denial." With him falls a copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf with pages reading "The bigger the lie, the better." Göring cries out, "Ach, Mein Fuehrer." In Mein Kampf, Hitler maintains that people are more likely to believe a Big Lie than a small one. As World War II drew to a close, Göring, who originally wielded power second only to Hitler, had through errors in judgment and physical excesses including drug addiction, declined in prestige and influence.
Contributor Names
Pease, Lute, 1869-1963, artist
Created / Published
[1945?]
Subject Headings
-  Göring, Hermann,--1893-1946
-  Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945.--Mein Kampf
-  World War, 1939-1945--Military personnel--Germany
Format Headings
Drawings--American--1940-1950.
Editorial cartoons--American--1940-1950.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Stamped on verso: Ed. Dept. Newark Evening News.
-  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature (Library of Congress).
-  Unprocessed in WOOD/Pease
-  Sources: The Oxford companion to World War II, p. 490-91; The Oxford dictionary of quotations, 3d ed., p. 251; Wikipedia Big Lie; Source watch Big lie [online] ljr
Medium
1 drawing : crayon and ink brush, with opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing ; 36.1 x 44 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 13596 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.13596
Library of Congress Control Number
2007675330
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-13596 (digital file from original drawing)
Rights Advisory
Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions...," http://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/rr/print/195_copr.html
Online Format
image
Description
1 drawing : crayon and ink brush, with opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing ; 36.1 x 44 cm (sheet) | World War II cartoon shows Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring sliding down a hill of falling rocks labeled "Evasion," "Distortion," "Bravado," "Showmanship," "Lies," and "Denial." With him falls a copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf with pages reading "The bigger the lie, the better." Göring cries out, "Ach, Mein Fuehrer." In Mein Kampf, Hitler maintains that people are more likely to believe a Big Lie than a small one. As World War II drew to a close, Göring, who originally wielded power second only to Hitler, had through errors in judgment and physical excesses including drug addiction, declined in prestige and influence.
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Pease, Lute, Artist. "Ach, Mein Fuehrer!" / Lute Pease. Germany, 1945. [?] Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2007675330/.

APA citation style:

Pease, L. (1945) "Ach, Mein Fuehrer!" / Lute Pease. Germany, 1945. [?] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2007675330/.

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Pease, Lute, Artist. "Ach, Mein Fuehrer!" / Lute Pease. [?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007675330/>.