Photo, Print, Drawing [Congress being dressed as an angel by Senators Johnson and Connally while Uncle Sam grumbles]

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Title
[Congress being dressed as an angel by Senators Johnson and Connally while Uncle Sam grumbles]
Summary
Cartoon shows Senators Hiram Johnson and Tom Connally dressing Congress as an angel, complete with robe, halo, wings, and sword labelled "Defender of Peace." Outside the door, Uncle Sam, standing next to a woodpile, labelled "Wagner Act Amendment," "Tax Relief," and "Neutrality Amendments," holds a pair of overalls and grumbles, "Humph! He ought to put these on and get to work on that woodpile." In the late 1930's, Congress tried to keep the United States out of war through the passage of neutrality legislation. Johnson, an isolationist, supported these measures, while Connally, an internationalist opposed them. The significance of the cartoon is not clear. This may have been published around the same time as the passage of the Neutrality Act of 1939, which Johnson rejected and Connally supported. James Berryman (1902-1971) followed in his father's footsteps and became a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at the Washington Star.
Contributor Names
Berryman, James Thomas, 1902-1971, artist
Created / Published
[between 1935 and 1939]
Subject Headings
-  Johnson, Hiram,--1866-1945
-  Connally, Tom,--1877-1963
-  United States.--Congress--1930-1940
-  Neutrality--United States--1930-1940
-  Angels--1930-1940
-  Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1930-1940
Format Headings
Drawings.
Editorial cartoons--American.
Genre
Editorial cartoons--American
Drawings
Notes
-  Title devised by cataloger.
-  Inscribed: "Kindest Regards to the Senator "
-  Gift; Tom Connally; (DLC/PP-1953:R11.5)
-  Published in: Evening star (Washington, D.C.)
-  Exhibited in: Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues, Graphic Arts Gallery, Library of Congress, September 18, 2015-March 19, 2015.
-  mm / 860129; ljr / 970127.
Medium
1 drawing : India ink over graphite underdrawing ; 33.8 x 35 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
CD 1 - Berryman (J.), no. 7 (B size)
Source Collection
Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
acd 2a06909 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/acd.2a06909
Library of Congress Control Number
2016679518
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-acd-2a06909 (digital file from original)
Rights Advisory
May be restricted: Information on reproduction rights available in LC P&P Restrictions Statement.
Online Format
image
Description
1 drawing : India ink over graphite underdrawing ; 33.8 x 35 cm (sheet) | Cartoon shows Senators Hiram Johnson and Tom Connally dressing Congress as an angel, complete with robe, halo, wings, and sword labelled "Defender of Peace." Outside the door, Uncle Sam, standing next to a woodpile, labelled "Wagner Act Amendment," "Tax Relief," and "Neutrality Amendments," holds a pair of overalls and grumbles, "Humph! He ought to put these on and get to work on that woodpile." In the late 1930's, Congress tried to keep the United States out of war through the passage of neutrality legislation. Johnson, an isolationist, supported these measures, while Connally, an internationalist opposed them. The significance of the cartoon is not clear. This may have been published around the same time as the passage of the Neutrality Act of 1939, which Johnson rejected and Connally supported. James Berryman (1902-1971) followed in his father's footsteps and became a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at the Washington Star.
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https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2016679518
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Berryman, James Thomas, Artist. Congress being dressed as an angel by Senators Johnson and Connally while Uncle Sam grumbles. United States, None. [Between 1935 and 1939] Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2016679518/.

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Berryman, J. T. Congress being dressed as an angel by Senators Johnson and Connally while Uncle Sam grumbles. United States, None. [Between 1935 and 1939] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2016679518/.

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Berryman, James Thomas, Artist. Congress being dressed as an angel by Senators Johnson and Connally while Uncle Sam grumbles. [Between 1935 and 1939] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016679518/>.