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Lou Hirshman
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Caption: “His Excellency Benito Mussolini consists of a wooden bowl, bathroom suction pump and a pair of old shoes. His features are a hard-boiled egg, two prunes and a pickle. In his caricatures, Hirshman tries to use objects which not only look like the subject, but which also describe the subject’s personality. He has succeeded in his caricature of Mussolini.”
These were first published in the May 10, 1938 issue of LOOK magazine. I don’t know anything more about the artist and these are the only images I’ve seen.
Caption: “Harpo Marx as Hirshman sees him. His hat is a money belt, his hair, tomatoes; his eyes are marshmallows and his nose a potato. He has an oversize frankfurter for a mouth and forks for arms.”
Caption: “Wally and her Duke through the eyes of Hirshman. The Duke’s head is made of toast, a fried egg and bacon, a pretzel and a leaf of spinach. The food is especially treated to prevent its spoiling. Wally consists of a pocket book, a bone pin, beads, safety and bobby pins. Her body is made of a fan and a clothes hanger.”


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