How They’re Acting and How They Feel:  Candidates on the eve of the 1912 Presidential Election


On the eve of our next presidential election, we imagine that this cartoon depicting Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft before the 1912 Presidential Election might ring true today. The divided cartoon drawn by Clifford Berryman reveals the confident public persona each candidate projects – how they’re acting – versus the nervousness each candidate undoubtedly feels as the election approaches.

Untitled [How They’re Acting and How They Feel] by Clifford Berryman, 11/5/1912, U.S. Senate Collection (ARC 306083)

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