Early Winter Driving II

Here is another classic editorial cartoon by Frank Andrea Miller that was published in the Des Moines Register.

Last winter I posted a winter driving cartoon in: Early Winter Driving

This evening I ran across another winter driving cartoon in one of my Grandma’s scrapbooks and thought I would share it. I do like the first one better, so make sure you click on the link above and take a look at it.

Frank Andrea Miller - Editorial Cartoon - Snow Tire - Des Moines Register - Snowstorm

Nothing Like a Good Snowstorm to Take Man Down a Notch

One of the keys to understanding editorial cartoons is knowing what is taking place at the time. This cartoon came at a time when man was making great strides forward in different areas of geographic and scientific exploration.

I like the paragraph at the top:

“Ah Yes! Man is a Clever Animal. He has Conquered Land, Sea and Air. He has Harnessed Raging Rivers and Moved Mountains. He has Unlocked the Secret of the Atom… and now He even Challenges Space!”

But, he has not conquered a good snowstorm. Here we have a road that has turned into a parking lot, power lines are down and people are burning an old snow tire just to keep warm.

With all the progress they were still not able to avoid the effects of a snow storm.

Of course 50+ years later we are still brought to our knees by natural disasters or winter storms.

Have you ever been caught in a bad snowstorm?


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5 Responses to Early Winter Driving II

  1. gpcox says:

    I have been reading your site for quite awhile now and just want to apologize for not commenting more. I just don’t seem to have enough computer time due to research and now – tis the season – but want you to know I’ve been enjoying your posts.

  2. Glenda McDougal says:

    Same here! Thanks, Steven

  3. Sheryl says:

    Whew, the cartoon sure gives the sense that snowstorms frightened people a lot in the past. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t have the same sense today. Modern technology and snow removal equipment seem like they make it easier to take a storm in stride.

  4. Boomdeeadda says:

    Man is no match for mother nature, that gal can bring you to your knees. We’re having days like in your cartoon. December has been one for the books and it’s only the 20th.

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