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Series II: Art (original cartoons and drawings), [ca. 1946 - 1953], no date (n.d.) (0.15 linear feet)

This series consists of Shaara's original drawings, illustrations, and cartoons. Many of his cartoons appeared in newspapers such as Army Times during the late 1940s and early 1950s. All of the cartoons are not dated. In lieu of official titles, cartoons are cited by captions and descriptive notes. Original box order was retained.

Additional materials related to items in this subseries may be found in Series III: Correspondence - - Personal and family; Series VI: Personal papers and memorabilia;
Series VII: Clippings - - By Shaara.

Series
Box
Folder

  Item Description

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 1

Original cartoon – “Office Portraits” Pencil and ink on paper, n.d. No signature.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 2

Original cartoon – Two senators: “Ah cain’t read” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 3

Original cartoon – Golfers: “…low seventies” Pencil, ink and black lithograph crayon on board, n.d.  Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Some staining left side of drawing. Signed “Michael Shaara.”

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 4

Original cartoon – Dog begging for bone in surgery: no caption, Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Some discoloration left side of drawing. Signed “Michael Shaara.”

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 5

Original cartoon – Radio quiz show: “…you are now our new sponsor” Pencil on paper, n.d. No signature.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 6

Original cartoon – potential cigarette factory employee with red “T” for mouth: “Some place you can use this man.” Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Some staining top of drawing. Signed “Shaara.”

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 7

Original cartoon – Satan with contract in hand: “Something about an old debt, he says.”  Pencil, ink, black lithograph crayon, and red Conte crayon on paper, n.d. Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Signed “Michael Shaara.” 23 x 30 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 8

Original cartoon – Minister, waiter, and pretty girl: “My cup runneth over!” Pencil, ink, and black lithograph crayon on board, n.d.  Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Signed “Michael Shaara.” 23 x 30 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 9

Original cartoon – Psychiatrist and his daughter’s suitor: “Let’s go into your problem.” Pencil on paper, n.d.  Signed “Shaara.”  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 10

Original cartoon – “Midterm Exam” pencil on two leaves of three holed paper. No signature. 28 x 22 cm

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 11

Original cartoon – Old men in club lounge: “Dead, you know.” Pencil, ink, and black lithographic crayon on board, n.d.  Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Staining upper left of drawing. Signed “Shaara.” 23 x 30 cm

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 12

Original cartoon – Two owls and their offspring, including one vulture: “Always suspicions!”  Pencil and ink on paper, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.” 23 x 30 cm. Also, Original cartoon - Two owls and their offspring, including one vulture: “Always suspicions!”  Pencil, ink, and wash on board. Address bottom right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J. 24 x 20 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 13

Original cartoon – Two women under hair dryers, one being electrocuted: no caption. Pencil on paper.  Chip along bottom of drawing. No signature. 22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 14

Original cartoon – Gas station attendant addressing driver of roadster: Glaze your fur?”  Ink and black Conte crayon. No signature. 28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 15

Original cartoons – Three castaways, two unshaven men and one woman: “She says she likes smooth men.” Pencil on paper, n.d. Holograph label “ROUGH” in top left of drawing.  Stain top center of drawing.  No signature. 28 x 22 cm.  Also, Original cartoon – Three castaways, two unshaven men and one woman: “She says she likes smooth men.” Pencil on paper, n.d. No signature. 28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 16

Original cartoon – Angels present newly dead at Judgment Seat: “To Hell with ‘im!”  Pencil, ink, and black lithographic crayon on board, n.d. Typed caption affixed with cellophane tape. Stain top right of drawing. Signed “Michael Shaara.” 28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 17

Original cartoon – Old man walking past mortuary, proprietor standing in doorway” “Hardly seems worth while going home, doesn’t [sic] it?” Pencil and ink on paper, n.d.  Signed “Michael Shaara.” 22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 18

Original cartoon – Three fish, two males fish watching female fish swim away: “Easy Murph, there are other fish in the sea.”  Pencil on paper, n.d.  Signed “Michael Shaara.” 27 x 21 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 19

Original cartoon – Boxers receiving instructions from referee: “…left hook?”  Pencil on paper, n.d. Signed “Shaara.” 23 x 15 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 20

Original cartoon – Deep sea divers, one all in helmet: no caption.  Pencil on paper, n.d.  Stain bottom center of drawing. No signature.  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 21

Original cartoon – Man throttling a radio singer” “Only way he can hit high “A”.”  Pencil, ink, and black lithographic crayon on paper, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.”  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 22

Original cartoon – Robot speaks to bartender: “Gimme a boilermaker!”  Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.”  Address bottom right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J.  23 x 19 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 23

Original cartoon – Kids playing in gangster’s hideout: “Betcha my pop kin kill your pop!” Pencil, ink, and wash on board, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.”  Address bottom right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J.  23 x 19 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 24

Drawings of three figures – Man with hat and cigar, woman with Native American.  Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. 22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 25

Original cartoon – Man in café: “Washington will hear of this!” Pencil on paper, n.d. Signed “Shaara.” Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J.  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 26

Original cartoon – Man carrying body on street: “…which way is the morgue?” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J.  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 27

Original cartoon – Drivers playing “chicken,” one with ejector seat. Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. Address lower right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Av., Highland Park, N.J.  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 28

Original cartoon – Sailor and streetwalker: “…pick me up!”. Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. Address lower right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 29

Original cartoon – Boxer and referee in ring: “…He ain’t down, is he?!” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  22 x 28 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 30

Original cartoon – Two fishers on pier, measuring an octopus: “…throw him back?” Pencil on paper, n.d.  Signed “Shaara”. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  28 x 22 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 31

Original cartoon – Mother speaking to father about son by her side: “John, Aldy’s been boring holes in our table legs again!” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 32

Original cartoon – Bartender serving humanoid cat at bar: “Hey Herb, we got catnip?”  Pencil and ink on board, n.d.  Signed “Michael Shaara.” Address on verso:  Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  27 x 21 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 33

Original cartoon – Skydiver watchers with panel truck, side labeled “Sopsall Blotting Paper.” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature.  Address on verso:  Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 34

Original cartoon – Chain of fishers dragged under by large fish: “Who the hell’s holding on to the boat?” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature.  Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 35

Original cartoon – Subway conductor with rider collapsed through floor of car”  “Got the pliers?”  Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature.  Address on verso:  Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 36

Original cartoon – Ghoulish tenants of home, one a dismembered corpse: “Will you never learn to pick up your feet?”  Pencil and ink on board, n.d.  Signed “Shaara.” Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  27 x 21 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 37

Original cartoon – Native Americans, one purchasing a horse: “What the hell do you mean, accessories?” Pencil on paper, n.d.  No signature.  Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 38

Original cartoon – Two golfers discussing an approaching third golfer: “…that noisy caddy.” Pencil on paper, n.d. No signature. Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm. Also on verso, golfer sketch in pencil.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 39

Original cartoon – Four Native Americans in loincloths, one shivering: “I’m cold!” Pencil on paper, n.d. No signature.  Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  28 x 22 cm.

Series 2

Box 7

Folder 40

Original cartoon – Woman introducing man holding severed arm to another man: “He lends money.” Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.” Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  27 x 21 cm.

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Box 7

Folder 41

Original cartoon – Coach commenting on football player with tufted tail extending from uniform pants: “He’s got a kick like a mule.” Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.” Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  27 x 21 cm.

Series 2

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Folder 42

Original cartoon – Man in street after hit and run incident.”A ’47 Lincoln! Wow!” Pencil and ink on board, n.d. Signed “Michael Shaara.” Address on verso: Shaara, 681 Montgomery St., J.C. 6  27 x 21 cm.

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Folder 43

Cartoon proofs:  two of sergeant outside mess hall, observing dog food delivery truck; one each of “...another “Saucer” scare?” and angels present newly dead at Judgment Seat. 

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Folder 44

Original cartoon – Man and woman talking: “…trying to smoke again?” Pencil on paper, n.d.  Signed “Michael Shaara”. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S.First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  28 x 22 cm.

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Folder 45

Original cartoon – Peeping Tom fallen from tree: no caption. Pencil on paper, n.d.  Signed “Michael Shaara”. Address lower right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  28 x 22 cm.

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Folder 46

Original cartoon – Man and parrot with box of crackers: “There! Satisfied?” Pencil and ink on board, n.d.  Signed “Shaara”. Address upper right corner: Michael Shaara, 607 S. First Ave., Highland Park, N.J.  2 x 24 cm.

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