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“Miss Democracy ‘Lan’ Sakes, What’ll I Do With ‘Em?”
November 7, 1912

The 1912 elections resulted in a huge victory for the Democratic Party. The Republican vote was split between President William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt, which allowed the Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the Presidency and the Democrats a substantial majority in both houses of Congress. A surprised Miss Democracy is shown two days after the election carrying the House and Senate with the White House tucked under her arm; she is wondering what the change in leadership will bring.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives

From Berryman’s Recurring Cast of Characters...

Miss Democracy is the personification of the voice or will of the American people. Berryman often used her to symbolize the mood of the United States. See more of Berryman’s Recurring Symbolic Characters