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From 1927 until 1977 Hungerford's political cartoons were often the first item Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers would turn to each morning as they sipped their coffee. Known for his wit and gentle style, he once said of his work, "You can't preach. Bitterness and viciousness defeat their own purpose. Make people smile and think while they're smiling."

Although he passed away in 1983, Hungerford's legacy lives on through the hundreds of original sketches and signature cartoons preserved in the Library's Pennsylvania Department. They serve as a reminder of Pittsburgh's impact on the local and national political scene.

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Due to the volume of our Hungerford Collection, we kindly request that you make an appointment to view items. Please contact the Pennsylvania Department at 412.622.3154.

Three Cy Hungerford cartoons