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Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by C.K. Berryman

Description: Drawing by political cartoonist, C.K. Berryman. Done in black ink. The drawing shows caricatures of Sam Rayburn speaking to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rayburn is sweating profusely as he appears to say, "Everything is harmonious, Mr. President!" Roosevelt is seated at a desk looking at Rayburn. Roosevelt says, "You may think its harmony but sounds awful sour to me!" The dome of the U.S. Capitol stands in the background. Angry words can be seen around the capitol as if those inside are yelling. Words such as "Boo!" "Blah!" and "Throw him out!" can be seen. The cartoon is a commentary on the difficulty Rayburn had in organizing the Democratic party due to differing viewpoints from the various congressmen. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner. It reads, "TO MY GOOD FRIEND RAYBURN WHO NEVER SAYS DIE! C.K. BERRYMAN EVENING STAR, JULY 30, 1939"
Date: July 30, 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

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"
Date: August 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Political Cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicting Sam Rayburn and John Nance Garner

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn shaking hands with Vice President John Nance Garner. A political cartoon by C.K. Berryman depicting caricatures of Sam Rayburn, dressed as a cowboy holding onto the reins of a donkey noted to be "HOUSE MAJORITY." Rayburn is shaking hands with Garner. Garner says, "NOW RIDE HIM COWBOY!" This is a commentary on Rayburn's election to Majority Leader. Berryman autographed the cartoon in the lower right corner with the words, "TO MY GOOD OLD TEXAN FRIEND SAM RAYBURN WHO WAS 'BORN TO LEAD' WITH HEARTY ASSURANCE THAT I'LL BE ON THE CHEERLINE! LET'ER GO!!! C.K. BERRYMAN, EVENING STAR, JAN. 5, 1937"
Date: January 5, 1937
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Who is W. T. Eldridge?

Description: Pamphlet taking a position against the prison reform ideas of W.T. Eldridge, a businessman who ran the Imperial Sugar Company. The political commentary is addressed to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Legislative Investigating Committee, and the Members of the Legislature of Texas. It includes several letters, question-and-answer transcripts and other documentation discussing Texas legislation and policies related to prisons.
Date: August 1913
Creator: Dunovant, Adelia A.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Political Cartoon of Sam Rayburn by Clifford Berryman

Description: Drawing of Sam Rayburn and others. A political cartoon featuring Senate Minority Leader Charles McNary, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, House Speaker William Bankhead, Vice President John Garner, House Minority Leader Joseph Martin and House Majority Leader Sam Rayburn. The men all hold dress suits (tuxedos) on hangers along with formal hats. They stand at a store with a sign outside that reads, "SECOND HAND TOGS TAKEN HERE--FAIR PRICES OFFERED!" The men (specifically John Nance Garner) says to the store attendent, " WHAT'LL YOU GIVE US? WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK!" This cartoon is a commentary on the visit of the King of England, George VI and his wife Elizabeth to the United States in 1939. The congressional delegation selected to honor the royals consisted of those seen in the cartoon.
Date: 1939
Creator: Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Political Cartoon by Harold Maples featurning Jim Wright and Ronald Regan #1]

Description: Political cartoon by Harold Maples created in 1981 for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Cartoon depicts Jim Wright and "Tip" walking away from a poker table where Ronald Regan has won all their money and clothes. Artwork is signed "Best Wishes and better luck next time to Jim Wright from Harold Maples, the Star-Telegram." Created on June 30, 1981.
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: Maples, Harold
Partner: Weatherford College

[Political Cartoon by Harold Maples featurning Jim Wright and Ronald Regan #2]

Description: Political cartoon by Harold Maples created in 1981 for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Cartoon depicts Jim Wright and "Tip" walking away from a poker table where Ronald Regan has won all their money and clothes. Artwork is signed "Best Wishes and better luck next time to Jim Wright from Harold Maples, the Star-Telegram."
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: Maples, Harold
Partner: Weatherford College

Who is W. T. Eldridge?

Description: Pamphlet taking a position against the prison reform ideas of W.T. Eldridge, a businessman who ran the Imperial Sugar Company. The political commentary is addressed to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Legislative Investigating Committee, and the Members of the Legislature of Texas. It includes several letters, question-and-answer transcripts and other documentation discussing Texas legislation and policies related to prisons.
Date: August 1913
Creator: Dunovant, Adelia A.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[News Clip: Hutchison]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story showing a press speech made by an unidentified political representative discussing political points about Texas governor position and the Texas government.
Date: November 27, 1977
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sen. Mundt urges party realignment]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt speaking to the Dallas Public Affairs Luncheon Club about needing reform in the electoral college system.
Date: February 12, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections