Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two Cartoons from an earlier age one from 1899 the other from 1912

"Congress Will Come To Order!" 
by Clifford K. Berryman
Washington Evening Star, December 2, 1912
From the US Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives
The ultimate prize of a congressional election is control over the two houses of Congress: the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This cartoon shows Congress following the pivotal 1912 elections when the Democrats swept into power and captured majorities both houses.

"What Have I Struck?"
by Clifford K. Berryman
The Washington Post, June 9, 1899
From the U.S. Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives
This cartoon shows sweat dripping from the Washington monument, as Mephisto, otherwise known as the devil, sits on a park bench fanning himself. With sweat pouring down his face, even the devil wonders what kind of deal he has struck to be stuck in such a hot climate.

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