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  1. Portrait of Clifford Berryman - Click to Enlarge
  2. Clifford Berryman Self Portrait - Click to Enlarge
  3. Drawing the Line in Mississippi - Cartoon featuring Berryman’s iconic teddy bear

The Voter

Elections revolve around voters. Candidates woo them; campaign issues are tailored to them; parties mobilize them; and democratic governments serve them.

In these cartoons, Berryman depicts the wide range of issues that candidates and parties used to entice voters, including lower taxes, improved government services, and the promise of voting rights. Berryman also captures campaigns that failed to engage voters. Even as he noticed the shortcomings of the electoral process, Berryman demonstrated in his drawings a continuing faith in American democracy.

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