Sketch of a soldier prepared for a sinking ship

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Title

Sketch of a soldier prepared for a sinking ship

Subject

History
Cartooning
World War II

Description

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Also an accomplished sketch artist, Rivkin drew this cartoon which, in her words is, "[m]aking fun of soldiers and what they were supposed to grab in the case of evacuation." The typed caption on the drawing reads, "DOG-TAGS, HOBBY-HAT, PAY-BOOK... LET 'ER SINK!" The written caption below the drawing reads, "35 days aboard the General A.E. Anderson."

Creator

Rivkin, Miriam

Source

Your DC Digital Museum

Publisher

Humanities DC

Date

1944
November 1944

Format

.tiff

Language

English

Type

Drawing

Identifier

0016.YDCDM.2014

Coverage

Washington, DC

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

1696 x 2142 px

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