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Artist:
Adolf Arthur Dehn, 22 Nov 1895 - 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945  Search this
John Nance Garner, 22 Nov 1868 - 7 Nov 1967  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst, 13 Sep 1874 - 31 May 1962  Search this
Josiah William Bailey, 14 Sep 1873 - 15 Dec 1946  Search this
Alben William Barkley, 24 Nov 1877 - 30 Apr 1956  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo, 13 Oct 1877 - 21 Aug 1947  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke, 1880 - 1968  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd, 10 Jun 1887 - 20 Oct 1966  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland, 7 Nov 1868 - 17 Jun 1938  Search this
Peter Goelet Gerry, 18 Sep 1879 - 31 Oct 1957  Search this
Joseph F. Guffey, 29 Dec 1870 - 6 Mar 1959  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison, 29 Aug 1881 - 22 Jun 1941  Search this
Rush Dew Holt, 19 Jun 1905 - 8 Feb 1955  Search this
William Henry King, 3 Jun 1863 - 27 Nov 1949  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr., 6 Feb 1895 - 24 Feb 1953  Search this
Paul Vories McNutt, 1891 - 1955  Search this
Sherman Minton, 20 Oct 1890 - 9 Apr 1965  Search this
George William Norris, 11 Jul 1861 - 2 Sep 1944  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney, 5 Nov 1884 - 1 Dec 1962  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper, 8 Sep 1900 - 30 May 1989  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach, 20 Sep 1894 - 10 Jun 1948  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith, 1 Aug 1866 - 17 Nov 1944  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings, 6 Apr 1890 - 9 Feb 1961  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner, 8 Jun 1877 - 4 May 1953  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler, 27 Feb 1882 - Jan 1975  Search this
Medium:
Opaque white and lithographic crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 58.7 x 47.1cm (23 1/8 x 18 9/16")
Sheet: 72 x 52cm (28 3/8 x 20 1/2")
Mat: 76.2 x 61cm (30 x 24")
Culture:
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: European\German  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: American  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1938
Exhibition Label:
Eight years before Franklin Roosevelt first ran for president, he was espousing progressivism as a national mandate for confronting the nation's problems, much like his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, had done two decades earlier. "The Democratic Party is the Progressive party of the country," FDR proclaimed in 1924." Two years later, he warned that "a nation or a state which is unwilling by governmental action to tackle the new problems . . . is headed for decline and ultimate death." Given the subsequent hardships of the Great Depression, Roosevelt as president found himself at the head of the class in caricaturist Adolf Dehn's Progressive School for Democrats. Roosevelt's New Deal was largely an experimental program of reforms like Social Security, Federal Deposit Insurance, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, which at the very least promised to be lessons in federal entitlements and interventions.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Interior\Classroom  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Bouquet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Artist's Effects\Palette  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Equipment\Blackboard  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Home Furnishings\Clock  Search this
Toy\Balloon  Search this
Food\Pie  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Rat  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap\Dunce cap  Search this
Toy\Train  Search this
Artwork\Portrait\George Washington  Search this
Sherman Minton: Male  Search this
Sherman Minton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Sherman Minton: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Sherman Minton: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
Sherman Minton: Politics and Government\US Senator\Indiana  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Male  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Natural Resources\Agriculturist  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Politics and Government\US Senator\Virginia  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Politics and Government\State Senator\Virginia  Search this
Harry Flood Byrd: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Male  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\New York  Search this
Robert Ferdinand Wagner: Politics and Government\Lieutenant Governor\New York  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison: Male  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Mississippi  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison: Politics and Government\US Senator\Mississippi  Search this
Byron Patton Harrison: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
George William Norris: Male  Search this
George William Norris: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
George William Norris: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
George William Norris: Politics and Government\US Senator\Nebraska  Search this
George William Norris: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Nebraska  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Male  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Literature\Writer  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Communications\Publisher  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Company President  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Wisconsin  Search this
Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Consultant  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Male  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Politics and Government\US Senator\Mississippi  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Politics and Government\Governor\Mississippi  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Politics and Government\State Senator\Mississippi  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Society and Social Change\White Supremacist  Search this
Theodore Gilmore Bilbo: Politics and Government\Lieutenant Governor\Mississippi  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Male  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Steel  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Politics and Government\US Senator\Florida  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Florida  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Florida  Search this
Claude Denson Pepper: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Male  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Politics and Government\US Senator\Majority Leader  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Kentucky  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Politics and Government\US Senator\Kentucky  Search this
Alben William Barkley: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Paul Vories McNutt: Male  Search this
Paul Vories McNutt: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Paul Vories McNutt: Politics and Government\Governor\Indiana  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst: Male  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst: Politics and Government\US Senator\Arizona  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst: Politics and Government\State Senator\Arizona  Search this
Henry Fountain Ashurst: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Arizona  Search this
Josiah William Bailey: Male  Search this
Josiah William Bailey: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Josiah William Bailey: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Josiah William Bailey: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Josiah William Bailey: Politics and Government\US Senator\North Carolina  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Male  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Politics and Government\US Senator\Nebraska  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Nebraska  Search this
Edward Raymond Burke: Education\Administrator\Board of Education\President  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Male  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Literature\Writer  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Health and Medicine\Physician\Surgeon  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Education\Administrator\Board of Education\President  Search this
Royal Samuel Copeland: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Ann Arbor, MI  Search this
Peter Goelet Gerry: Male  Search this
Peter Goelet Gerry: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Peter Goelet Gerry: Politics and Government\US Senator\Rhode Island  Search this
Peter Goelet Gerry: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Rhode Island  Search this
Joseph F. Guffey: Male  Search this
Joseph F. Guffey: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
Joseph F. Guffey: Politics and Government\Civil Servant  Search this
Joseph F. Guffey: Politics and Government\US Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Rush Dew Holt: Male  Search this
Rush Dew Holt: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Rush Dew Holt: Politics and Government\US Senator\West Virginia  Search this
Rush Dew Holt: Politics and Government\State Legislator\West Virginia  Search this
Rush Dew Holt: Politics and Government\Governor\West Virginia  Search this
William Henry King: Male  Search this
William Henry King: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Henry King: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Missionary  Search this
William Henry King: Politics and Government\US Senator\Utah  Search this
William Henry King: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Utah  Search this
William Henry King: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Utah  Search this
William Henry King: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Utah  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney: Male  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney: Politics and Government\US Senator\Wyoming  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Male  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Politics and Government\US Senator\Washington  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Education\Administrator\University\Dean  Search this
Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Labor  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Male  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Natural Resources\Agriculturist  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Politics and Government\US Congressman\South Carolina  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Politics and Government\US Senator\South Carolina  Search this
Ellison DuRant Smith: Business and Finance\Broker\Commodities Broker\Cotton broker  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Male  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Literature\Writer  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Maryland  Search this
Millard Evelyn Tydings: Politics and Government\US Senator\Maryland  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Male  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
John Nance Garner: Male  Search this
John Nance Garner: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas  Search this
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Texas  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Male  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Politics and Government\US Attorney  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Politics and Government\US Senator\Montana  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Business and Finance\Worker\Clerical Worker\Stenographer  Search this
Burton Kendall Wheeler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Montana  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.92.169
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Adolf Arthur Dehn
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.92.169