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.
About This Item
- 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
Maine State Museum, 83 state house station, Augusta, ME 04333
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985
- Children and peace
- Nuclear weapons
- Intercontinental ballistic missiles
- Cold War
- Cartoons (Commentary)
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
- Political cartoons
- Editorial cartoons
- Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
- Political activity
- International relations
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