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

“Figgering’ on the Returns”
November 7, 1907

In this cartoon, William Jennings Bryan, William Randolph Hearst, and President Theodore Roosevelt closely examine the 1907 state and local election returns to try to predict the possible impact these returns may have on their own political futures. The books scattered around the floor suggest that forecasting the consequences that result from an election is as challenging as doing “infinitesimal calculus.”

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives