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Vaughn Richard Shoemaker (1902-1991), Carol Stream, Illinois, was an American editorial cartoonist. He won the 1938 and 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and created the character John Q. Public.Political Cartoon, 13-1/4" x 16-1/4", signed by the artist, "Shoemaker" and published by the Chicago American, 1967. The cartoon is titled "Private Pollution Problems" shows the Capitol being encircled in the smog of corruption from Bobby Baker and Adam Clayton Powell.Baker was a political adviser to Lyndon B. Johnson, and an organizer for the Democratic Party. There were allegations of bribery and arranging sexual favors in exchange for Congressional votes and government contracts. Baker was ultimately Baker, however, was convicted of tax evasion and spent 18 months in prison.Representative Powell (the first Black elected congressman from New York) was investigated for corruption. The result, the House voted 307 to 116 not to seat Powell.
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Congressional Corruption by Bobby Baker and Adam Clayton Powell

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Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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