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This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on white paper by Clifford Berryman circa 1904 in Washington, D.C. It depicts a medical doctor approaching the Democratic National Committee Headquarters and holding a doctor’s prescription note that reads "RX I have ordered him away for several weeks." William Jennings Bryan, walking away in the opposite direction, holds a briefcase bearing his initials W.J.B. and an imaginary location named “Restville.” A hand inside the Committee doorway holds a thick stack of dollar bills ready to hand over to the doctor. Berryman’s number “39231” is stamped in blue ink on the reverse. The drawing is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration. Bryan had been very influential in the Democratic Party and was the Democratic nominee in two presidential campaigns, first in 1896 and then in 1900, but lost both times to William McKinley. By 1904 his influence in the Party had diminished and Alton Parker became the Democratic nominee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cartoon
date made
circa 1904
depicted
Bryan, William Jennings
associated institution
Democratic National Party
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 1/2 in x 15 in; 39.37 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
PL.322733.013
catalog number
322733.013
accession number
322733
subject
Humor
Satire
Medical
Political Campaigns
Presidential Campaign of 1904
Presidential Campaign of 1896
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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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