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72 Years Of Airport Security Cartoons From The New Yorker

11/23/2010 05:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I told Robert Mankoff, our cartoon editor, that Wattenburg and the T.S.A. should team up on a distortion algorithm with Gahan Wilson. Grotesque, not titillating--but the idea, at least, would be too exciting. So Bob dug up this selection of airport-security cartoons from The New Yorker's archives. Most of them come after 9/11, a couple are from the hijacking wave of the seventies, and the earliest predates the Second World War.

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