“No Married Teachers”

Untitled, 3/18/1915. From the series: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, 1896 - 1949

The Board of Education for the District of Columbia prohibited married persons from teaching in the public schools. When the board approved again its “no married teachers” rule, cartoonist Clifford Berryman showed a disappointed and frustrated Cupid standing on the steps in front of the board’s office, commenting sadly “Still no place for me.”  (From the archival notes)