Neighborhood Winter Olympics

All the bad weather across the country has me thinking of an editorial cartoon from 1960.

Frank Andrea Miller was an editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register from 1953 until his death in 1983. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning a few years after he drew this one.

Frank Andrea Miller, Editorial Cartoon, Des Moines Register, Iowa, Winter, BlizzardOur Own Neighborhood Winter Olympic Events

Miller used the Olympics as a theme for this cartoon as it was in the minds of many people since the 1960 Winter Olympics were held in Squaw Valley.

I really like this cartoon and the events that he put together. Many people this year are going through this, and it is bringing back many memories for me of growing up during hard winters in Iowa and Kansas.

Do you remember cleaning sidewalks and digging out cars?

winter, blizzard, scrapbook, Iowa 1959-1960My Grandma had a note in the scrapbook along with this cartoon. She wrote that “Winter 59-60 was like this —”

The weather history from that time agrees with Grandma.

For me I remember 1988 as being a bad winter in Iowa.

I have shared some other bad winter related Miller cartoons in previous posts. Visit the posts for full size pictures.

Early Winter DrivingFrank Andrea Miller Cartoon - Des Moines Register - Winter Driving - Car Wreck in snowEarly Winter Driving IIFrank Andrea Miller - Editorial Cartoon - Snow Tire - Des Moines Register - SnowstormThe BlizzardFrank Andrea Miller - Editorial Cartoon - Blizzard of '59 - Snowstorm - Des Moines RegisterI hope your weather is getting better!

Steven

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1 Response to Neighborhood Winter Olympics

  1. Neighborhood Winter Olympics

    On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “All the bad weather across the country has me thinking > of an editorial cartoon from 1960. Frank Andrea Miller was an editorial > cartoonist for the Des Moines Register from 1953 until his death in 1983. > He won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning a ” >

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