Cartoon featuring Senator Matthew Neely

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Cartoon featuring Senator Matthew Neely

Description

This cartoon features Senator Matthew Mansfield Neely applying TV makeup in a mirror. The door reads "Chairman Neely: Senate D.C. Crime Sub-Comm." A thought bubble reads, "Move over Kefauver...Step aside Halley...Maybe...A New Star is Born!" Neely served as chairman of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia throughout the 1950s, but the cartoon seems to allude to the Special Committee on Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, which made Chairman Estes Kefauver something of a television star. The cartoonist, Pulitzer prize winning Jim Berryman, wrote: "Regards to the Mayor of Washington."

Creator

Berryman, James Thomas, 1902-1971

Date

circa 1948-1958

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