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It' Not Going to be a Restful Month
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In the early 1990s, approximately 2,400 of Berryman's original pen-and-ink drawings were discovered in the basement of his late daughter, Florence. This rare mass of cartoons constitutes the largest known collection of Clifford Berryman's work.

August 25, 1921. This cartoon highlights the never-ending dilemma faced by members of Congress––explaining votes on various issues to the diverse interests back home. A worried congressman hurries home with satchel in one hand and an armload of papers under the other. His papers provide information on "questions to be answered, explanations, main reasons why I did not vote, answers to why I voted for."

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