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This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on heavy white paper circa 1904 by Clifford Berryman in Washington, D.C. Berryman lampooned William Jennings Bryan's losses in presidential campaign losses by depicting him beside a donkey wearing bandages for each year that he was wounded (each year that Bryan lost): major wounds/losses in 1896, 1900, and 1904; and lesser wounds/losses in 1894, 1898, and 1902. Bryan says "Democratic principles are popular" in sarcasm and a small animal behind him says "isn't Willie witty."
Bryan would run for President one last time, in 1908. He lost, but remained active in politics till his death in 1925.
The drawing is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cartoon
date made
1904
associated date
1904
associated person
Bryan, William Jennings
associated institution
Democratic National Party
maker
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 15/16 in x 12 9/16 in; 32.86125 cm x 31.90875 cm
ID Number
PL.322733.025
catalog number
322733.025
accession number
322733
subject
Political Campaigns
Donkeys
Presidential Campaign of 1904
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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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