Wright cartoon on Samantha Smith, 1983
Contributed by Maine State Museum
Don Wright of the Miami News sent Samantha Smith, 11, of Manchester, a copy of an editorial cartoon he drew depicting her trip to the Soviet Union.
The cartoon shows two bomb heads, one labeled U.S. and one U.S.S.R. and a girl jumping from one to the other. The caption is "Samantha."
Smith (1972-1985) had written to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov advocating for peace and asking him if he planned to start a war. He invited her and her family to visit the Soviet Union to be reassured that he did not plan to start a war.
Smith's letter and subsequent trip received international press coverage.
- Title: Wright cartoon on Samantha Smith, 1983
- Creator: Wright, Don
- Creation Date: 1983
- Subject Date: 1983
- Media: Ink on paper
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine State Museum
83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985
Children and peace
Intercontinental ballistic missiles
Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
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