How Otis Surrounded Aguinaldo

How Otis Surrounded Aguinaldo

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The object is a political cartoon hand-drawn on white paper by Clifford Berryman in Washington, D.C. in 1899. It depicts American General Elwell Stephen Otis and a buzzing bee carrying a label reading "Seat of Government." A penciled title is inscribed along the lower edge that reads "How Otis Surrounded Aguinaldo." The date "Nov.17, 99" is inscribed in pencil in the upper left. The drawing is signed "Berryman" in the lower right area of the illustration.
This drawing concerns the Battle of Manila of 1899 in the Philippine-American War. It depicts American General Elwell Otis with enlarged hands presumably containing the Philippines, with the title referencing his United States victory over the Philippines led by President Emilio Aguinaldo.
The buzzing bee was a device used by Berryman to indicate news, as in "buzz."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cartoon
political cartoon
Object Type
cartoons
Drawing
editorial cartoons
date made
1899
1899-11-17
Associated Date
1898-1899
referenced
Aguinaldo, Emilio
maker
Berryman, Clifford
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Associated Place
Philippines: Manila
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
hand-drawn (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 15 1/4 in x 10 in; 38.735 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
PL.322733.028
catalog number
322733.028
accession number
322733
subject
Bees
War
Spanish-American War
Philippine–American War
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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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