The Open Season

The Open Season

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Description
This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on white paper by Clifford Berryman circa 1912 in Washington, D.C., during the 1912 Presidential Campaign. The title “The Open Season” is inscribed in pencil and is centered on the bottom. The drawing depicts one unidentified individual and the following who are identified by their last names: Judson Harmon, William Howard Taft, Champ Clark, Joseph W. Folk, Robert M. La Follette Sr., and Woodrow Wilson. Each is holding a gun, and a sign in the background reads "Delegate Hunting Grounds." The drawing is stamped in blue ink in the lower right corner with Berryman's number 18651. It is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cartoon
date made
ca 1912
Associated Date
circa 1912
associated person
Wilson, Woodrow
Clark, Champ
Taft, William H.
Harmon
La Follette, Robert M.
Folk
maker
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink stamp (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
hand drawn (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 20 in; 41.91 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
PL.322733.004
catalog number
322733.004
322733.004
accession number
322733
subject
Satire
Humor
Presidential Candidates
Presidential Campaign of 1912
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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