The Cartoonist

U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev are facing a convex mirror like those found at amusement parks, which makes their reflections look like monsters with devil’s horns and demonic appearance.
We’d see more clearly if we looked straight at each other.

Crazy mirrors

The Herald, 11 June 1963

A test ban treaty was in discussion between three of the four nuclear powers – the Soviet Union, United States and United Kingdom. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President John F. Kennedy needed to talk as equals, but domestic politics meant they both had to be tough with their opposite number.