I'll start with a pre-election cartoon by Luther Bradley highlighting Wilson's Benghazi; at this point in 1916, Bradley was soon to shuffle off his mortal coil, so this may be my last opportunity to showcase his work.
|"The Silent Vote" by Luther Bradley for Chicago Daily News, November, 1916|
Editorial cartoonists, in some cases putting aside their political differences, greeted Charles Evans Hughes as the new president of the United States.
|"The New Pilot" by Harry Murphy for Chicago Examiner, November 8, 1916|
|"The Political Ass Barrel" by Fred Morgan for Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 1916|
|"The End of a Perfect Day" by Fred Morgan for Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 1916|
|"Another Doubtful State—Of Mind" by John McCutcheon for Chicago Tribune, November 9, 1916|
Fred Morgan must have had cramps in his drawing hand or run out of ink, because his pen fell silent for the next few days. The New York Evening Post reran Monday's cartoon by Oscar Cesare on Thursday, but with a new and improved caption (originally "The Anxious Seat").
|"Watchful Waiting" by Oscar Cesare for New York Evening Post, November 9, 1916|
There is a story that when a reporter tried to telephone Hughes on Wednesday morning to get his reaction to the election returns, the person who answered the phone told the reporter that "the president is asleep."
|"Newspaper Slogan" by Nelson Harding for Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 8, 1916|
|"Some Mix-Up" by Sidney Greene for New York Evening Telegram, November 10, 1916|
|"Good Work, Woodrow. Keep It Up" by C.F. Naughton for Duluth Evening Herald, November 10, 1916|
Wilson's election having been settled by the end of the week, Mr. Hughes nevertheless did not accept the results until November 22.
|"Judicial Temperament" by H.S. Smith for The Masses, January, 1917.|