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  3. Drawing the Line in Mississippi - Cartoon featuring Berryman’s iconic teddy bear

“The Fishin’ Season”
June 7, 1919

When this cartoon was published the 1920 Presidential election was nearly a year and a half away. There were no clear front-runners and both major parties were in need of a campaign platform that would lead their party to victory. The cartoon captures the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey seated on the same log fishing on different sides of the “campaign issues pool.”

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives

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