LaFollette Is The Real Thing

LaFollette Is The Real Thing

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This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on white paper by Clifford Berryman circa 1908-1912 in Washington, D.C. It depicts Robert M. LaFollette wearing a badge with a button reading "OK Supreme Court" above a prominent ribbon that reads "LaFollette is the real thing!" There are three beleaguered men slumped to the floor, one of whom appears to be William Howard Taft. It is stamped in blue ink with Berryman's number 30915 in the upper right corner and is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1912
depicted (sitter)
La Follette, Robert M.
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
ink stamp (overall material)
hand drawn (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 15 1/8 in x 14 3/8 in; 38.41826 cm x 36.51479 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Political Campaigns
Presidential Campaign of 1912
Presidential Campaign of 1908
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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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