The illustration is by Udo J. Keppler, son of renowned satirical cartoonist Joseph Ferdinand Keppler. Udo was cartoonist and editor for Puck Magazine, co-founded by his father. The work originally appeared as a centerfold in Puck on July 24, 1912.
The Chicago Day Book indulged in a little gloating in the aftermath of Woodrow Wilson’s victory in 1912.
From the archives of Chronicling America
Great Welcome Extended to the President in England
“The President and Mrs. Wilson in Buckingham Palace, photographed in company of King George, Queen Mary and their daughter, Princess Mary.”
From “The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings,” published by the New York Times shortly after the 1919 armistice.
Library of Congress Flickr
Political cartoons from way back when kicked so much more ass than they do now.
November 6, 1912.
Woodrow Wilson was elected President yesterday and Thomas R. Marshall Vice President by an Electoral majority which challenged comparison with the year in which Horace Greeley was defeated by Grant. Until now, that year has always been the standard comparison for disastrous defeats, but the downfall of the Republican Party this year runs a close second.
Electoral Votes: Wilson 409, Roosevelt 107, Taft 15.
President Woodrow Wilson’s second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1917
President Wilson prepares Americans for United States involvement in World War I. He would ask Congress to declare war on April 2.
Photo from The Library of Congress
“Woodrow Wilson and the Great War”
from the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Flickr collection
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 306085)