“The Fishin’ Season”


When this cartoon was published the 1920 Presidential election was nearly a year and a half away. There were no clear front-runners and both major parties were in need of a campaign platform that would lead their party to victory. The cartoon captures the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey seated on the same log fishing on different sides of the “campaign issues pool.” Text adapted from ""Summer Schedule” and “The Fishin’ Season”: Cartoons by Clifford Berryman” in the January/February 2008 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education,

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate


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