New York: Kepler and Schwarzmann, 1895.
Double-page offset color lithograph. Image measures 14" x 20.5".
Uncle Sam holds a paper labeled "Political Leaders" and rides a camel through the the 'City of Silence', past several Sphinx as Tom Reed, Allison, McKinley, Morton, Harrison '. Closes the dialog between Uncle Sam and Puck that tells how these rulers, unable to answer the question, were turned to sculptures of the past.
Founded in 1871, Puck was the first American humor magazine to find widespread success, to which its caricatures and cartoons were a substantial contributing factor. It was published in English and German and reached a wide audience on both sides of the political spectrum by campaigning for good government. Its satirical cartoons provide an enlightening and entertaining look into this era of American politics.
Illustrator: Taylor, C.J.