Posted by: Ed Darrell | November 22, 2011

Clifford Berryman cartoon on changes in control of Congress, election of 1912

Caption from the National Archives, where this cartoon resides:

Clifford Berryman cartoon from 1912, "Congress will come to order!"  National Archives

Clifford Berryman cartoon from 1912, "Congress will come to order!" National Archives

“Congress Will Come To Order!”
by Clifford K. Berryman
Washington Evening Star, December 2, 1912
From the US Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives

The ultimate prize of a congressional election is control over the two houses of Congress: the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This cartoon shows Congress following the pivotal 1912 elections when the Democrats swept into power and captured majorities both houses.

Berryman enjoyed a long career, from the 1890s until his death in 1949.  He cartooned for the Washington Post, and then for the Washington Star.  You probably recognize his style from other cartoons.  He was the guy who first drew President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to shoot a little bear, a cartoon which gave rise to stuffed bear toys that today we call “teddy bears” in homage to Roosevelt, Berryman, and the bear.

Mostly borrowed from Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, with explicit permission.

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  1. Cool picture thia is
    Samantha Zena
    1st Period

  2. I like do pic…!


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