The State Historical Society of Missouri's extensive political cartoon collection provides powerful commentary on the Vietnam War, revealing the public's changing views on the conflict from the 1950s to the 1970s. Tom Engelhardt, the primary editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch during most of this time, took America's emotional, political, and social temperature on a weekly basis from his start at the paper in 1962 to the war's end. Engelhardt's cartoons particularly captured the intensifying antiwar sentiment, once US military involvement began to escalate.
View a selection of the Vietnam War Editorial Cartoons here.
See the entire Editorial Cartoon digital collection online here.