Strange Origin of the UN Flag

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Strange Origin of the UN Flag

 

 

Name:
Network of Patriotic Letter Writers (Organization) (Creator)
Title:
Strange Origin of the UN Flag
Abstract:
This drawing was one of the clippings compiled by the Network of Patriotic Letter-Writers in the same publication that featured the "United Nations: The Modern Trojan Horse" cartoon (see previous item). The "Russian Arms Banner" on the left side symbolized the frequently-referenced idea that the United Nations was a communist-run organization dedicated to superceding US sovereignty. Fewer commentators used the spider web icon apparent in the center image, although its suggestion of a plot that is slowly trapping the entire world is a variation on the popular use of an octopus whose tentacles could stretch around the globe, a popular symbol used to indicate communism that had been in use since at least the 1930s.
Collection Name:
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context:
Series III: States. Box no. 420, Folder no. North Carolina
Subjects:
United Nations; 1965-03
Format:
printed ephemera
Date:
[March, 1965]
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D80C66Q0