Among the Filson’s cartoon collections, the World War II era is best documented in the work of Edwin Finch. Finch was born in 1895 in Norwood, Ohio near Cincinnati. As a young man he enlisted in the military and served during World War I, attaining the rank of sergeant. In the late 1930s he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to work as an artist for the Courier-Journal. The Filson has a large collection of his cartoons and other drawings. Of particular note are 113 of his original political cartoons dating from the height of the Second World War. Drawn in charcoal, these cartoons highlight both foreign and domestic concerns during the war, with many poking fun at the Nazis and their leader Adolf Hitler. This image gallery features a selection of Finch’s cartoons dating from 1943.