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Samuel Halperin Puck and Judge cartoon collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2121
This collection contains nineteenth century political cartoons. The collection includes illustrations from issues of "Puck" for the years 1879-1903 and illustrations of "Judge" for the years 1887-1900. Undated illustrations for both magazines are also included. The subject matters of these illustrations are broadly popular culture, history, journalism, and politics.

This collection was donated by Dr. Samuel Halperin in 1995.

Dates

  • 1879-1903

Creator

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Extent

11 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains nineteenth century political cartoons. The collection includes illustrations from issues of "Puck" for the years 1879-1903 and illustrations of "Judge" for the years 1887-1900. Undated illustrations for both magazines are also included. The subject matters of these illustrations are broadly popular culture, history, journalism, and politics.

Historical or Biographical Note

Both "Puck" and "Judge" were weekly magazines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Puck" was founded by Joseph Keppler, a Viennese immigrant to the United States. The staff included, at various times, artists such as F. Graetz, Karl Elder von Stur, Frederick Opper, James A. Wales, Bernard Gilliam, Eugene Zimmerman, Louis Dalrymple, C.J. Taylor, Frank A. Nankivell, Louis M. Glackens, J.S. Pughe, and Joseph Keppler, Jr. "Judge" was founded by former "Puck" illustrator James A. Wales, who sold the magazine in 1885 to William J. Arkell. Arkell managed to lure Bernard Gilliam from "Puck" and made him a full partner at "Judge." By the first World War, news magazines like "Puck" and "Judge" were unable to compete with the demands and popularity of the daily newspaper.

[the following book was used to prepare this note: "The Ungentlemanly Art." by Stephen Hess and Milton Kaplan]

Collection Organization

Organized into three series: Illustrations from "Puck" and Illustrations from "Judge."

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Samuel Halperin.

Collection note

Formerly Graphic Coll #10. The following biography is about the donor and is from the original finding aid: Dr. Samuel Halperin, who received his doctorate in Political Science from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1956, has held a variety of leadership positions in academia, the federal government, and non-profit organizations. As a congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association, he worked on U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees that dealt with major education legislation (1960-61). As Director of the U.S. Office of Education's Office of Congressional Relations and, later, as Assistant U. S. Commissioner of Education for Legislation, he participated in development and passage of such significant measures as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Higher Education Acts of 1963 and 1965. In 1966, Dr. Halperin joined the Office of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare where, as Deputy Assistant Secretary under Secretaries John W. Gardner and Wilbur J. Cohen, he continued work as an executive branch he was twice awarded HEW's Superior Service Award lobbyist" for passage of scores of Great Society measures in education and the social services. For these efforts
Title
Guide to the Samuel Halperin Puck and Judge cartoon collection, 1879-1903
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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