New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1905. First Edition. Original color lithograph by J. S. Pughe, the cover measures 10” x 13.75”; We have used the image from the Library of Congress, our piece does not have the library stamps pictured on that copy. Very good, a bright image. Item #17927
Illustration shows James H. Hyde labeled "Life Insurance Company" drowning in a sea of papers labeled "Exposure, Bribery, Syndicate Profits, Dummy Deals, Wholesale Graft, Fake Transactions, Juggled Reports, 'Yellow Dog' Funds, Rake-off, [and] Investigation", he is holding in his raised left hand a "Receipt for Campaign Funds Republican Nat'l. Com."; the Republican Elephant labeled G.O.P. is dashing around a bluff on the coastline, losing a top hat and halo labeled "Geo. B."; out to sea, lightning flashes labeled "Publicity". Someone, possibly George B. Cortelyou, has tossed Hyde a bouquet of flowers labeled "J.H.H." Puck was the first successful humor magazine in the United States of colorful cartoons, caricatures and political satire of the issues of the day. It was published from 1871 until 1918.