|Creator:||Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949|
|Title:||Clifford K. Berryman cartoon|
|Dates:||1944 or 1945|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of an original of a Berryman cartoon which appeared in the Evening Star in Washington in 1944 or 1945 during a Senate investigation.|
The patriarch of the Berryman family, Clifford Kennedy Berryman, was born in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1869. His first job was in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. He became a cartoonist for the Washington Post in 1891. From 1907, until his death in 1949, Clifford Berryman was political cartoonist for the Washington Star, earning a reputation as the "Dean of American Cartoonist," and winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt "Drawing the line in Mississippi," 1902, began the American Teddy Bear craze, and created Berryman's cartoon trademark. He was also the first cartoonist to become president of the Gridiron Club. His wife, Kate, was an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Berryman Family Papers - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution http://www.aaa.si.edu (Retrieved March 24, 2009)
Clifford K. Berryman cartoon. MS 2420. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.