New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1895.
Double page offset color lithograph. Image measures 13 3/4" x 19 3/4"
Satirical print showing Uncle Sam sleeping in an arm chair with various newspapers at his feet. Surrounding him are various scenes and a persuasive map representing jingo-ism, or hawkish foreign policy. These dream-like scenes include captions such as "Annexing all outlying countries" and "Sweeping his enemies from the seas". The print is in very condition. Minor wear along centerfold.
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: Keppler, Joseph