New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1889. First Edition. Original color lithograph by Louis Darymple, 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. An early appearance of Theodore Roosevelt in Puck Magazine. Very good, a bright image. Item #17930
Illustration shows Civil Service Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt wielding a sword marked "Civil Service Rules" at a seated giant, "The Spoils System" as President Harrison holds TR on a short leash. 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.