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Object Name Cartoon
Title DuPont Circle
Catalog Number 1981.36.3
Creator Berryman, Clifford
Maker Berryman, Clifford
Date ca. 1925
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-12.375 W-13.563 inches
Description This cartoon is titled "THE FIRST FEW DAYS AT DUPONT CIRCLE," and features a variety of mishaps. In the upper left corner, a policeman laughs at a crash in the Circle. Underneath him is a pedestrian running for safety. The cartoonist notes that the pedestrians have "ample time to clear intersection." To the right of both those images is the image of the crash itself. Seven cars, not crashed, are depicted waiting in boredom white the crashed car is positioned up a light pole, and an ambulance awaits nearby. In the cartoon, many things are happening at once, including a man taking phots, a running dog, a chauffer sleeping against his passenger's car, a man being run over, and the driver of the car who ran the man over looking at the crash. In the lower right corner, a sweating man, who the carttonist notes, "thoughtlessly approached Dupont Circle with only four gallons in his tank," carries a gallon of gas towards a sign advertising "special rates" for carrying pedestrians and motorists around Dupont CIrcle. The lower left corner features a box with an angry motorist smoking a cigarette and wielding an axe, destroying his "new car after [a] harrowing half-hour in" - what the cartoonist so cleverly calls - "Dupont Whirlpool." The artist, "J.BERRYMAN" has signed his name in this box.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Berryman, Clifford
Subjects Cartoon strips
Cartoons (Commentary)
Traffic accidents
Traffic circles
Traffic congestion
Traffic regulations
Political cartoons
Search Terms Cartoons
Political cartoons
Washington (D.C.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS