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Renomination Surf

Renomination Surf

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1912
depicted date
associated person
Taft, William H.
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
ink stamp (overall material)
hand drawn (overall production method/technique)
overall: 19 1/4 in x 15 in; 48.895 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Political Caricatures
Political Campaigns
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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