After delegates supporting Teddy Roosevelt walked out in protest at the Republican National Convention, they split away to form their own party — the Progressive Party, more popularly known as the Bull Moose Party. The Progressive Party quickly organized its own nominating convention, though the outcome of declaring T.R. as their candidate was a certainty.
The Progressive Party Convention was held for two days, August 5th & 6th, 1912. Today, from the September 1912 issue of Cartoons Magazine, a collection of cartoons on the birth of the Progressive Party; tomorrow, more cartoons on the early days of the Progressive Party, this time from August 1912.
Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.
ElectionComics James E. Murphy