The course of the Gulf Stream has moved eastwardly

The course of the Gulf Stream has moved eastwardly

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This object is an original pen and ink political cartoon hand drawn on heavy white paper by Clifford Berryman in Washington, D.C. The drawing depicts Henry Cabot Lodge (in his career as Republican politician from Massachusetts) standing on the New England coast, and a loosely drawn unidentified male figure taking form as the Gulf Stream. A section between the New England Coast and the Gulf Stream that curves away from the Gulf Stream is named "Late Course." Lodge carries a brief case that shows "Europe" crossed out and "Home" in its place. A penciled inscription in the upper right corner reads "The course of the Gulf Stream has moved eastwardly." The drawing is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.
Lodge was among the social and political elite of New England. He was a writer and an American historian before embarking on his political career. He served in the Senate from 1893-1924, and was in the House of Representatives before then. His political views centered around notions of "nativism" or "isolationism," which could explain the depiction of him on his New England home turf with Europe crossed out.
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Object Name
political cartoon
Object Type
editorial cartoons
associated person; depicted
Lodge, Jr., Henry Cabot
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
United States: New England
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
hand-drawn (overall production method/technique)
overall: 12 15/16 in x 13 in; 32.86125 cm x 33.02 cm
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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