Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and FDR

Description:

Political cartoon drawing by C.K. Berryman, featuring Uncle Sam, Sam Rayburn and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as the central character. He is holding columns marked "HOUSING" and "BILL" in his left and right arms respectively. He appears to be shaking them and the columns are both broken and surrounded by other broken columns. A hat near his feet reads, "HOUSE." Sam Rayburn stands before President Roosevelt in the lower left corner. Sam Rayburn says, "I'M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. BUT THE FELLOW REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HIS OWN STRENGTH." The cartoon is a commentary on the House voting down Roosevelt's proposed $800 million Housing Bill which would have provided funding to the impoverished people in the U.S. This was just one of many bills proposed by FDR that was voted down by Congress.
Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "DEAR SAM RAYBURN--MY HAT'S OFF TO A FELLOW WHO KNOWS! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, AUG., 1939"

Creator(s): Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Location(s): United States - Texas - Fannin County - Bonham
Creation Date: August 1939
Partner(s):
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2011
Usage:
Total Uses: 1,447
Past 30 days: 112
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Artist):
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949

Clifford K. Berryman (1869-1949) was a Pulitizer Prize winning cartoonist who worked for the Washington Evening Star newspaper.

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Washington Evening Star
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 1939
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Fannin County - Bonham
Description:

Political cartoon drawing by C.K. Berryman, featuring Uncle Sam, Sam Rayburn and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as the central character. He is holding columns marked "HOUSING" and "BILL" in his left and right arms respectively. He appears to be shaking them and the columns are both broken and surrounded by other broken columns. A hat near his feet reads, "HOUSE." Sam Rayburn stands before President Roosevelt in the lower left corner. Sam Rayburn says, "I'M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT. BUT THE FELLOW REALLY DOESN'T KNOW HIS OWN STRENGTH." The cartoon is a commentary on the House voting down Roosevelt's proposed $800 million Housing Bill which would have provided funding to the impoverished people in the U.S. This was just one of many bills proposed by FDR that was voted down by Congress.
Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "DEAR SAM RAYBURN--MY HAT'S OFF TO A FELLOW WHO KNOWS! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, AUG., 1939"

Physical Description:

1 art print : b&w; 14 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches

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Keyword(s): Rayburn, Sam | Roosevelt, Franklin D. | cartoons
Partner:
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2011
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: SRH_N72-400
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth183529
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image