LaFollette Is The Real Thing

LaFollette Is The Real Thing

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cartoon
date made
1908-1912
ca 1912
depicted (sitter)
La Follette, Robert M.
maker
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)
Measurements
overall: 15 1/8 in x 14 3/8 in; 38.41826 cm x 36.51479 cm
ID Number
PL.322733.012
catalog number
322733.012
accession number
322733
subject
Humor
Satire
Political Campaigns
Presidential Campaign of 1912
Presidential Campaign of 1908
See more items in
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object