Philco Corporation advertisement; "Axis Nightmare!"

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10" x 14" Black & white cartoon and text


One of a series of advertisements by Philco drawn by leading editorial cartoonists in support of the war effort "as an inspiration to the men and women who are helping to produce the weapons of victory." The cartoon depicts Hirohito, Hitler and Mussolini cowering before the image of a muscular arm representing the power of U.S. economy to produce war materials.
Additional posters in this series can be found at the "John Okolowicz collection of Philco News, RCA Good News, and advertisements" at the Hagley Digital Archives.







Hutton, Hugh McMillen, 1897-1976 and Hugh M. Hutton (1897-1976) was an American editorial cartoonist who worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for over 30 years.He was born on December 11, 1897 in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up with an artistic mother. After attending the University of Minnesota for two years,Hutton enlisted in the armed forces and served in World War I. Hutton pursued coursework in art through correspondence school, the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Students League.Hutton found some success with a feature,Nutty Natural History and moved to New York City. He worked at theNew York World from 1930 to 1932 and with the United Features Syndicate in 1932 and 1933, drawing illustrations and comic strips. Hutton relocated to Philadelphia and worked as thecartoonist at the Public Ledger in 1933 and 1934. He became thePhiladelphia Inquirer's editorial cartoonist in April 1934.Hutton held membership in several professional organizations including the NationalCartoonists Society, the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, the National Press Club, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. The National Safety Council recognized Hutton's work with awards in 1951, 1954, 1957 and 1961. He was also awarded severaltimes by Freedoms Foundation and he received a Christopher Award.Hugh M. Hutton retired from thePhiladelphia Inquirer in 1969 and died on January 2, 1976. His papers are at Syracuse University. “Philco Corporation advertisement; "Axis Nightmare!".” World War II Advertisements - 1942. WCSU Archives, 26 Apr. 2017. Accessed on the Web: 18 Feb. 2019.


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