“Pretty Feathers, But No Bird”


“Pretty Feathers, But No Bird” (May 29, 1942)
Lucius Curtis “Lute” Pease, Jr. (1869 -1963)
15 x 18.5 in, ink on paper
Coppola Collection

Corden Hull served as FDR’s Secretary of State from 1933-1944. He had been nominated a few times in the late 1930s for the Nobel Peace Prize (which he ultimately was awarded in 1945 for his contribution to establishing the United Nations.

The cartoon is an interesting cut to Hull, the champion of peace, who provides FDR with lots of facts, figures, and data… but not the prize.

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