A political cartoon about German attitudes towards the treaty titled “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” 1919.
Cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicts two sides of defeated Germany as the time neared to sign the peace treaty formally ending World War I. After surrendering unconditionally, Germany had little power to negotiate terms of the peace agreement, which placed an incredible burden on Germany to provide reparations to the Allies. With quill pen in one hand, the German officer reaches out to the peace treaty and says, "Where must I sign?"