About This Collection
The Clifford K. Berryman Collection consists of 13 oversized boxes containing 209 cartoons, 12 Christmas cards, and 3 facsimiles of cartoons drawn by the late Clifford K. Berryman (1869-1949). The cartoons whose dates have been identified span the years 1899- 1949, thus exemplifying Berryman's work over much of his career. The vast majority of the cartoons are political in content, and typically feature American presidents, congressmen and statesmen, as well as foreign government leaders. Most, if not all, were published in the Washington Post or Washington Star, newspapers which employed Berryman as cartoonist from 1891-1907 and 1907-1949, respectively. All, except for the Christmas cards and facsimiles, are drawings in pen and ink, though traces of penciled sketch can sometimes be seen under and around the ink.