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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

“Not Yet But Soon”
August 26, 1912

This cartoon appeared on the last day of the lengthy second session of the 62nd Congress. Members of Congress were eager to return home to campaign for reelection and garner support for their party’s Presidential candidate. Two threats of filibuster held up Congress’s adjournment—a resolution on campaign finance and the House’s refusal to accept the Senate’s amendments to the general deficiency bill.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives