October Feature: Political Cartoons
Berryman’s cartoons were originally published as illustrations for the front page of the Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star at various dates spanning the years from 1896 to 1949. Thirty-nine cartoons selected from the more than 2,400 original Berryman drawings preserved at the Center for Legislative Archives convey thumbnail sketches of Congress in action to reveal some of the enduring features of our national representative government.
For more than 50 years, Berryman’s cartoons engaged readers of Washington’s newspapers, illustrating everyday political events as they related to larger issues of civic life. These cartoons promise to engage students in similar ways today. The cartoons intrigue and inform, puzzle and inspire.
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