The Fishin’ Season, June 7, 1919

The Fishin' Season, June 7, 1919

When this cartoon was published the 1920 Presidential election was over a year away. With no clear front-runners and both major parties in need of a campaign platform now that WWI was effectively over, this cartoon depicts the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey fishing for issues. They didn’t have to fish long though, as three weeks after this was published the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending WWI and the great political fight over the League of Nations began.

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