Thursday, August 24, 2023

Clifford Berryman collection in the DC Public Library

Will it come to this?

In addition to the collections at Library of Congress (personal papers and cartoons) and National Archives, the DC Public Library apparently has 132 pieces.
Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection
Date Created

Invitation to dinner for Jay N. Darling

The Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection contains 108 political cartoons by the Pulitzer Prize-winning D.C. editorial cartoonist that were donated to the library by the artist’s daughter. Most of the cartoons are original drawings created by Berryman for publication in the Washington Evening Star from approximately 1900 to 1948.

The cartoons address D.C. community issues, congressional appropriation and District finances, holidays and events, national politics, District political representation, weather and nature, and World Wars I and II. Many of these works include Berryman’s most famous creation, the “Berryman Bear,” a small, fuzzy bear cub often paired with President Theodore Roosevelt that was the inspiration for the toy teddy bear. The collection also contains a handful of miscellaneous Berryman drawings and printed cards and caricatures of prominent Washingtonians.

The entire D.C. Public Library Berryman cartoon collection has been digitized and is arranged in alphabetical order by title. Additional Berryman cartoons can be found in the collections of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress, among other institutions.
Washington, D.C.
Politics and government
Satires (Visual works)
Political cartoons
Rights Information
All Berryman cartoons published in Dig DC are in the public domain or if not public domain the copyright is held by D.C. Public Library. Each cartoon's specific rights status is noted in the metadata below the item viewer.        

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