Renomination Surf


This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on white paper by Clifford Berryman circa 1912 in Washington, D.C. It depicts the face in the clouds of William Howard Taft smiling down upon Secretary of the Interior James R. Garfield and Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, who are wading into waves labeled "Renomination Surf." Each is wearing a floatation pillow labelled "Taft 1912." There are two Berryman numbers, 12343 and 12344, stamped in blue ink in the lower right corner. The drawing is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.

Date Made: ca 1912Depicted Date: 1912

Associated Person: Taft, William H.GarfieldMaker: Berryman, Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia

Decorative Motif: Political CaricaturesUsed: HumorGeneral Subject Association: Political CampaignsDecorative Motif: SwimmingRelated Event: Presidential Campaign of 1912


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.322733.008Catalog Number: 322733.008Accession Number: 322733

Object Name: Cartoonpolitical cartoonObject Type: Drawingcartoonseditorial cartoons

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)ink stamp (overall material)hand-drawn (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 19 1/4 in x 15 in; 48.895 cm x 38.1 cm


Record Id: nmah_496188

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