• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1899-03-25
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled "He Hath Done What He Could", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on March 25, 1899, shows a dejected Colonel Henry Watterson, who strongly endorsed Rear Admiral George Dewey as the Democratic candidate for President, making a half-hearted attempt at saving the Democratic Party when news leaked that Dewey had not voted since 1854 and considered to be a Republican by his family. In l... more
    This illustration entitled "He Hath Done What He Could", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on March 25, 1899, shows a dejected Colonel Henry Watterson, who strongly endorsed Rear Admiral George Dewey as the Democratic candidate for President, making a half-hearted attempt at saving the Democratic Party when news leaked that Dewey had not voted since 1854 and considered to be a Republican by his family. In late March of 1899, Colonel Henry Watterson, founder and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, strongly endorsed Rear Admiral George Dewey for President. Although Dewey had been incredibly successful during the Spanish-American War at the Battle of Manila (he had only lost one American soldier, due to heat stroke), the news trickled out later that Dewey had not voted since 1854 and was considered by his family to be a Republican. Here Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows Colonel Watterson making a half-hearted attempt to save the Democratic Party with his nomination of Dewey. less
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