Bill O’Malley (1903 - 197?) was a well-known cartoonist from the 1940s until his death in the 1970s. Most of his work appeared in weekly magazines during those years. In this drawing, an empty park bench bears a desk sign with the words, "Mr. Baruch." This is a reference to the fact that Baruch held meetings in Lafayette Park, across for the White House, and was known as the "Park Bench Statesman."
Bruce Russell (1903 – 1963) was an American editorial cartoonist, who was hired for the Los Angeles Times as a sports cartoonist in 1927. He also drew a nationally syndicated cartoon, Rollo Rollingstone, during the early 1930s. In 1934 he became the lead cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, a position he held until his death. This cartoon depicts Bernard Baruch seated on his famous park bench, wagging a finger at a nuclear warhead, a reference to his attempts to regulate atomic energy through his "Baruch Plan."
Burges Green (1912-1981) was an American editorial cartoonist for the Providence Journal, the daily newspaper of Rhode Island's capital city. This piece from 1951 is signed with "Best Wishes to B.M.B." (Bernard M. Baruch), and refers to Baruch's fiscal conservatism in light of persistent inflation.
E. H. Shepard (1879 – 1976) was an English artist best known for his illustrations of "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A. A. Milne and "The Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame. In this undated cartoon, he depicts Bernard Baruch as a grocer slipping the "defense guarantee" gun to a character representing Western Europe. This is in reference to The Baruch Plan, which states that "before a country is ready to relinquish any winning weapons it must have more than words to reassure it. It must have a guarantee of safety." Although this plan would have allowed only the United States to maintain weapons of mass destruction, Shepard may be insinuating that Baruch wished to provide Western European countries with more of an armed defense.
Clifford Berryman (1869 – 1949) was a Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist for the Washington Evening Star newspaper. He was a prominent and well-known figure in Washington and his cartoons were respected for their political commentary. His son, Jim Berryman (1902 - 1971), was a sports cartoonist in Venice, Florida. When Clifford fell ill in 1935, Jim filled in for him at the Star and ended up staying on. They went on to become the foremost father-son editorial cartoon team, and Jim Berryman won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950.
Fred Packer (1886 - 1956) was a Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist who did work for the Los Angeles Examiner, San Francisco Call, New York Journal, and Daily Mirror. In this personal illustration, Bernard Baruch is depicted as George Washington's counterpart, stating the virtues of being prepared for war.
Fred Seibel (1886 - 1968) was an American illustrator who spent over forty years as the editorial cartoonist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In this 1941 cartoon, the rising cost of living is represented by a fast-growing beanstalk, while inflation is anthropomorphized as the "inflation giant." Bernard Baruch (nicknamed Barney) is shown advising Congress to stop the beanstalk's growth before the inflation giant obtains a safe route down to the earth. The blackbird in the corner of the illustration serves as one of Seibel's signatures.
H. M. Talburt (1895 – 1966) was a Pulitzer prize-winning American editorial cartoonist with the Scripps-Howard News Services. This illustration shows the decrepit characters, "too little" and "too late," complaining about Bernard Baruch's efforts to mobilize the U.S. economy. Essentially, previous economic efforts were both too little and too late in Talburt's view, and he signs this cartoon for Baruch "with the hope [that Baruch would] clip off their whiskers this time," perhaps reversing the fortunes of "too little" and "too late."
Hal Coffman (1883 - 1958) was an editorial cartoonist who drew for over fifty years for numerous publications, including the "San Francisco Examiner," "The Inquirer," William Randolph Hearst's "New York American," and the "New York Journal." This cartoon from 1946 shows Bernard Baruch prescribing a cure of "common sense" to an ailing Uncle Sam.
Howard Fisher (1890-1962) was an editorial cartoonist who drew for The Oregon Journal for twenty-seven years. His trademark was a small beaver wearing checkered trousers and a single suspender. He was respected for his political cartoons, and his originals were requested by figures such as Harry S. Truman and J. Edgar Hoover.
Joe Parrish (1905 - 1989) was a political cartoonist for the "Chicago Tribune," whose front-page illustrations of prominent American figures were immediately recognizable and often captured the irony of situations. In this cartoon from 1950, a worn-down Socialist Uncle Sam joins Bernard Baruch on his park-bench, grumpily saying, "You, and your advice!" while Baruch smiles back. The caption, "If We Continue to Follow It," indicates this as an ideal situation: the eventual extinction of American Socialism (or what was perceived to be so) by following Baruch's fiscally conservative advice.
Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in engineering. He first worked for the San Francisco Chronicle and later for Hearst Publications in New York. It is estimated that Goldberg produced over 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime. His best-known cartoons depict complex, outlandish machines that perform simple tasks.