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Who Killed Hancock?

by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

who killed hancock (1883)

Macbeth-Dana:—“Never shake thy gory locks at me! I’ll bet you Five Thousand Dollars thou canst not say I did it!

The LOC says:

Print shows the ghost of Winfield Scott Hancock sitting on a throne in a banquet hall, Samuel J. Tilden pushes a frightened Charles A. Dana, as Macbeth, toward Hancock, Dana makes wild statements while waving around a note for $5000.00; a chalice has fallen to the floor, spilling "Harmony". Samuel S. Cox, as a court jester, sits on the floor next to the throne with "S.S. Cox's Joke Book" at his knee. The room is filled with courtiers, among them are Thomas A. Hendricks, Grover Cleveland who has fallen backwards onto John Kelly, Thomas F. Bayard, Samuel J. Randall, David Davis, Henry Watterson, Abram S. Hewitt, Hubert O. Thompson, George Hoadly, and Benjamin F. Butler; all seem to be sitting in judgement of Dana.

Lazy Curator™ sez: And William Russell Grace, behind Butler.

And a pineapple. Don’t forget the pineapple!

I seem to be throwing you a bone here. Probably because this is the first time in forever I’ve posted an image of Unofficial Weekly Puck Mascot and Breakout Superstar Hubert O. Thompson. And he’s barely in this one! Look on the bright side, he could be like poor George Hoadly. I think this is only the second time he’s ever appeared in The Weekly Puck, and it’s likely to be the last. Probably not even worth a tag. Sorry, Hoadly.

John Kelly’s crazed expression totally sells this one. And wasn’t Gillam a sadist to have him and hated rival Grover Cleveland *gasp* touching?

Yes, I do have the entry for two weeks in the future already selected. No, it’s not that picture of Terence Powderly gazing lustfully at Jay Gould’s plump, shapely buttocks, longing to spank them. Again. That’s from Judge, anyway. Though I do believe that Bernhard Gillam is likewise responsible for that infamous image (don’t quote me on that, though).
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Collapse of Another Buddensiek Structure

by Bernhard Gillam (1885)

collapse of another buddensiek structure (1885)

John Roach.—“It’s all Whitney’s fault. If he hadn’t knocked so hard, it would be standing now.”

Lazy Curator™ sez: Lots to talk about this time, and not entirely all about this specific image, so let’s get started.

Image shows William C. Whitney (Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of the Navy during his first term) brandishing a club, standing before a door with prominent dents on it below a collapsed brick building bearing a sign reading “John Roach & Co. Ships Built for Repairs.” Whitney is also shown holding a sheet of paper reading “Good Work Demanded for Good Money, Sec’y Whitney.” John Roach stands in the foreground, pointing with his thumb and bearing a folded piece of paper reading “John Roach’s Assignment.” He is accompanied by George Robeson and William Chandler.

It’s the same cast of characters as this image. I miss the comical expressions of that one, but it’s Gillam and thus of high quality. On a related note, good God, I have been misspelling Gillam’s name for how long exactly? Six years? Should I change my title to Idiot Curator™? In any case, I’ve taken on the task of gradually fixing my ridiculous mistake as I gradually plug on with the arduous task of repairing the Weekly Puck archive by switching the image hosting. Have I mentioned lately that Photobucket sucks? Added a William Chandler tag for good measure.

The reference to Buddensiek is topical, regarding a corrupt architect of hastily-built tenements that were poorly built and collapsed, killing the occupants.
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Puck’s Plan to Rid the Country of Two Embarrassments

Give Grant the Surplus, and Let Him Spend It on a Little Court of His Own

by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

puck's plan to relieve the country of two embarrassments (1884)

The LOC says:

Illustration shows Ulysses S. Grant as a king sitting on a throne, surrounded by his courtiers, identified as Rev. J.P. Newman, Henry Ward Beecher, Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, William Belknap, G. Jones, Senator John P. Jones, Simon Cameron, James Donald Cameron, James D. Fish, John A. Logan, T.C. Platt, George M. Robeson, [and] Joseph W. Keifer".

Lazy Curator™ sez: Conkling looks a little puffy here. Off-model, or some kind of commentary?

Needless to say, Gilliam hits another one out of the park. Is there any artwork this man produced that wasn’t amazing?
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Finally got around to it: the 2016 index for the Weekly Puck. Go back and reminisce on your favorite entries or find new ones you may have missed, and look forward to what 2017 brings! (More artwork from 1876-1917, from the looks of it, he said jokingly and self-consciously.)

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  • Week #1: A Dangerous Flirtation by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #2: Unparalleled Adventure of a Nervous Young Man by Joseph Keppler (1880)

  • Week #3: Putting the Screws on Him by Udo J. Keppler (1904)

  • Week #4: Double Lives by Frederick Opper (1889)

  • Week #5: To the Chicago Convention by Joseph Keppler (1880)

  • Week #6: Valentines Social and Political by Frederick Opper (1888)

  • Week #7: Unaccustomed to Capital Society by A. B. Shute (1887)

  • Week #8: A Forlorn Hope by E. S. Bisbee (1884)

  • Week #9: The Magnetic Bunco-Steerer and His Confederate by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #10: Twenty Years After by Samuel Ehrhart (1888)

  • Week #11: The Great Rival Advertising Shows to “Boom Up” Stocks by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

  • Week #12: Hard Times by Joseph Keppler (1877)

  • Week #13: Blundering Again by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

  • Week #14: Couldn’t Fool Him by Unknown Artist (1904)

  • Week #15: Future Occupations for Roosevelt by J. S. Pughe (1907)

  • Week #16: A Problematic Expedient by Joseph Keppler (1879)

  • Week #17: Bidding for His Vote by Joseph Keppler (1888)

  • Week #18: A Necessary Precaution by Samuel Ehrhart (1890)

  • Week #19: Building the Ark by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #20: The American Mania for Moving by Frederick Opper (1887)

  • Week #21: The Pyrrhic Victory of the Mulligan Guards in Maine by Joseph Keppler (1884)

  • Week #22: Modern Tortures by Frederick Opper (1890)

  • Week #23: Rip van Winkle’s Return by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

  • Week #24: Construction and Combustion—Hint for Our Architects by Joseph Keppler (1881)

  • Week #25: “Blaine Will Be Vindicated in November” by Whitelaw Reid Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #26: The Fate of a Grand Idea by Frederick Opper (1885)

  • Week #27: Puck’s Pyrotechnics by “Opper & Co.” (1882)

  • Week #28: Our Street Cleaning System by J. A. Wales (1879)

  • Week #29: The Pet of the Monopolists by J. A. Wales (1881)

  • Week #30: Professional Instructions by Louis Dalrymple (1901)

  • Week #31: To the American Voter by Frederick Opper (1888)

  • Week #32: Hints for Preventing Cholera by Frederick Opper (1884)

  • Week #33: Another Matterhorn Catastrophe by J. A. Wales (1881)

  • Week #34: The Universal Custom by Louis Dalrymple (1891)

  • Week #35: The First and Last Meetings of the Anti-Poverty Society by Frederick Opper (1887)

  • Week #36: The English Language by F. M. Hutchins (1895)

  • Week #37: Political Personals by Frederick Opper (1886)

  • Week #38: Just a Harmless Fad by Albert Levering (1906)

  • Week #39: The Usual Thing by Louis Dalrymple (1901)

  • Week #40: A Grand Shakesperian Revival by Joseph Keppler (1881)

  • Week #41: No Gazetteer by Samuel Ehrhart (1889)

  • Week #42: Out Again! by Joseph Keppler (1891)

  • Week #43: Worth Seeing by Frederick Opper (1882)

  • Week #44: He Instituted the Ordeal—Can He Stand It Himself? by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #45: The Reformation of Breedwell by F. M. Howarth (1891)

  • Week #46: A Humiliating Spectacle by Joseph Keppler (1881)

  • Week #47: Puck’s Thanksgiving Dinner to the Destitute and Disappointed Politicians and Labor Agitators by Joseph Keppler (1887)

  • Week #48: Self-Protection at Our Boarding House by Frederick Opper (1882)

  • Week #49: The Bitter End by Samuel Ehrhart (1889)

  • Week #50: In Sight of the Promised Land by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #51: Some “Children” of the Present Day by Frederick Opper (1886)

  • Week #52: The Great Fair in Aid of the “Grand Old Party of Moral Ideas” by Joseph Keppler (1886)
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    In Sight of the Promised Land

    by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

    in sight of the promised land (1882)

    Lazy Curator™ sez: First of all, let me apologize for the clunky seam on this one. This was the only full-sized image where both sides were in color that I could find. Image shows Grover Cleveland leading pilgrims to the Capitol, marked 1884. Some of those pictured: Charles A. Dana and Henry Watterson (blowing horns), L. Q. C. Lamar (crawling on the rock), Samuel Tilden (riding piggy-back), Allen Thurman, Thomas Bayard, John Kelly (leopard-skin is a good look for him!) and Benjamin Butler.
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    He Instituted the Ordeal—Can He Stand It Himself?

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    he instituted the ordeal can he stand it himself (1884)

    Uncle Sam,—“We have heard from Mr. Cleveland. Now then, Mr. Blaine, you made this issue; it is your turn to step up and—Tell the Truth!” says:

    This cartoon contrasts the character and scandals of the two major-party presidential nominees, Democrat Grover Cleveland and Republican James Blaine. When allegations arose that, in his youth, Cleveland had fathered a child out of wedlock, the Democratic nominee told his campaign managers to "Tell the Truth." Supporters contended that his actions after the indiscretion, and following its revelation in the press in the summer of 1884, were both exemplary. Cleveland stands honorably before a jury of voters, one hand in his coat in a Napoleonic gesture. Uncle Sam, rising under an inscribed quote about mercy, taken from an Alexander Pope poem, demands that Blaine now take the witness stand.

    The Republican nominee, however, attempts to sneak away. He is dressed in a garish, checked suit of a confidence-man (swindler), with the pockets stuffed with papers which identify his railroad scandals. The gun on the table, with the tag "Blaine's Substitute Gun-Never Used," refers to criticism of Cleveland for hiring a substitute to fight for him in the Civil War. Blaine served in the Maine state legislature and Congress during the Civil War. Although "Blaine's Private Life" is locked, a scandal would arise concerning his marriage and whether he, too, fathered a child out of wedlock. The cartoonist erroneously blames Blaine himself for breaking the Cleveland scandal to the press.

    Lazy Curator™ sez: I’m posting photos from the election of 1884 again. Wonder why? I don’t usually ask this, but could we have history repeat this time, just this once? Please?
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    “Blaine Will Be Vindicated in November” —N.Y. Tribune

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    blaine will be vindicated in november (1884)

    Chorus of Non-Magnetic Swindlers.—“Why shouldn’t we be vindicated, too? We saw various channels in which we could be useful. We were no deadheads.”

    The LOC says:

    Illustration shows James G. Blaine, dressed like a Roman statesman, standing on a pedestal that states "What are you going to do about it", a phrase attributed to Boss Tweed. The ghost of Tweed stands behind Blaine, weeping, holding a paper that states "Why wasn't I vindicated? I cast my anchor windward too!!" At the base of the pedestal are books and papers, some labeled "20 Years Casting My Anchor to Windward", "Burn this", and "20 Years No Deadhead". Whitelaw Reid stands at center, appealing to Blaine. On the left are various bank officers who committed crimes and got caught, some hold papers that state "I saw various channels in which I could be useful. President Dodd, Bank Breaker", "I cast an anchor to windward in the Marine Bank. J.D. Fish, Bank Breaker", "I would 'sacrifice a great deal to get a settlement' Captain Howgate, U.S.A., Defaulter", "I did not prove a deadhead in the enterprise. A.S. Warner, Albion Bank Breaker", "I received very large sums of money without one dollar of expense. Ferdinand Ward, Swindler". Albert S. Warner was President of The First National Bank of Albion, O.L. Baldwin was a cashier at the Mechanics' National Bank in Newark, Henry W. Howgate (1834-1901) was a Disbursing Officer in the U.S. Signal Service.

    Lazy Curator™ sez: Ah, Gillam, you never disappoint!

    Should I feel bad for wanting to comfort the ghost of Tweed? Don’t answer that question.
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    Rip van Winkle’s Return

    by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

    rip van winkle's return (1883)

    The LOC says:

    Illustration shows a scene outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the U.S. Capitol on the sign; a large group of Republican legislators, politicians, and others are laughing at an old man wearing tattered clothing labeled "Democracy", he looks dazed, as though he has just wandered in from the past, his walking stick is dated "1861". Two dogs labeled "N.Y. Tribune" and "N.Y. Times" sniff at his heels. Among those present are George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, John Logan, James G. Blaine, Chester A. Arthur (dressed as a woman, serving food and drinks), Charles J. Folger, George F. Hoar, Joseph W. Keifer, Horace F. Page, William Mahone (doing a hand-stand), James D. Cameron, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, George F. Edmunds, John Percival Jones and Thomas C. Platt.

    Lazy Curator™ sez: Ah, Gillam, you never disappoint. Some of the expressions here are priceless, Sherman’s and Platt’s in particular, likewise “Little Billy” doing a handstand (still needs readjusting?).

    Can’t add to the Conkling in Women’s Clothes tally. As you can plainly see, he gave the dress to Chester.
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    Building the Ark

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    building the ark (1884)

    The Republican Scoffers Heedless of Their Only Hope of Salvation

    Lazy Curator™ sez: I apologize, but this is another Post-and-Run! Maybe I’ll come back and fill in the info to this one (in the meantime, check the tags).
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    Blundering Again

    by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

    blundering again (1883)

    The LOC says:

    Print shows a group of Democrats on a log raft that is breaking up within sight of land, with two logs labeled "New Jersey [and] New York" coming loose and drifting away; there is a small sail labeled "Democra[...] Record". Some are fighting amongst themselves, Allen G. Thurman is about to hit George Hoadly who is holding a paper labeled "Dem. Nomination for Gov. Ohio Hoadly", John Kelly is fighting with Hubert O. Thompson who is holding a knife labeled "County Dem", behind them is Alexander V. Davidson labeled "Irving Hall" and holding a knife, others seem on the brink of despair, including Abram S. Hewitt gnawing on a bone labeled "Tariff", Charles A. Dana defiant of fate, Thomas F. Bayard sitting with his elbows on his knees, Winfield Scott Hancock who appears to have succombed, Thomas Hendricks chewing on his fingers, an unidentified man searching the horizon, Henry Watterson, and Samuel J. Tilden, only Benjamin F. Butler shows any sign of hope as he points toward shore and the U.S. Capitol labeled "1884".

    Lazy Curator™ sez: The “unidentified man” could be L. Q. C. Lamar, but don’t quote me on that.

    Haven’t had a cartoon featuring Breakout Superstar H. O. T. in a while, so I figured I owed you one. Here’s as close to an actual photograph of the man I’ve yet found:

    Behind the cut to save BW )

    EDIT: Updated the scan already! Pity the sorrows of poor C. A. Dana, forever cursed to reside in the center seam of gatefold images.
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    The Great Rival Advertising Shows to “Boom Up” Stocks

    by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

    great rival advertising shows to boom up stocks, the (1883)

    The LOC says:

    Print shows three "advertising" sideshows, on the left, the "Great Northern Pacific R.R. Show Patronized by the European Aristocracy" with Henry Villard as the barker and Carl Schurz playing a drum; includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Famous German Painter engaged at a cost of $15,000!!!", a "Celebrated German Author, A Live German Baron!!, British Interests Member of Parliament, A Genuine English Lord, the real article, Bavarian General, [and] English Aristocrat". On the right is the "Great Yellowstone Park Show" with "Uncle Rufus Hatch" as barker and Charles A. Dana playing the trombone; includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Scout, Arthur's Cabinet [Robert Todd Lincoln], Little "Phil" Sheridan, Great American General, [and] President Arthur" fishing. At center, in the background, is the "Western Union Show" with Jay Gould sitting in front of a tent labeled "Happy Family Inside". Between the sideshows are several well-dressed, serious-minded men, one labeled "Investor", considering the merits of each show before investing.
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    The Magnetic Bunco-Steerer and His Confederate

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    magnetic bunco-steerer and his confederate, the (1884)

    Hungry Ben.—“How are you, Mr. Workingman? What!—don’t you remember me? I’m your old friend! Say—just let me put you onto a nice little scheme—”
    Workingman.—“No, sirree! I’ve been there before.”

    The LOC says:

    Illustration shows, at left, on the sidewalk outside a gambling room labeled "Monopoly Club Shades", James G. Blaine and Benjamin F. Butler cornering a "Workingman" and trying to steer him into the gaming room; on the right, sitting around a table with playing cards are Russell Sage, William W. Phelps, George M. Robeson, Jay Gould, and John Roach, and standing is Cyrus W. Field; on a shelf is a bust of William H. Vanderbilt beneath a sign that states "The Public Be D--" and between notices that state "No Straight Flushes in this House" and "This is a Bluff Game - No Limit", and between boxes of "Brag Chips" and "Bluster Cards".

    Lazy Curator™ sez: Hmmm...posting images from the 1884 Presidential campaign? I wonder why.

    W. W. Phelps holding the “Little Joker” makes me giggle.
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    A Dangerous Flirtation

    With a Very Naughty Man

    by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

    dangerous flirtation, a (1882)

    John Kelly eyes the girls at “Cornell Institute (Morals, High-Toned Deportment)” with wicked intent. He is smoking a cigar and walking a bizarre dog/bottle hybrid marked “Tammany Spirits.” The young damsels bear fans and hankies marked “Republicans Alliance.”

    It seems the New Year means posting things I’ve just had lying around the place. This one’s been sitting on the old hard drive since last February, so I guess it’s about time I posted it. I don’t seem to have as many of these “orphans” this year as I did a year ago.
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    Lost in the Snow

    by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

    lost in the snow (1882)

    “Oh! Where is the White House?”

    U. S. Grant (carrying a broken Grant Boom bass drum) and his buddies are lost in “Popular Vote” snow. L-R, we have: Thomas Platt (with “Me Too” clarinet), John Alexander Logan (with “Logan Bossism” double bass), Grant, Roscoe Conkling, James Blaine (with “Blaine Bluster” horn) and George Robeson (with “Jobs” trombone).
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    or, The Man Who Was Mashed on Himself

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    narcissus (1884)

    J.G.B.—“The remarkable resemblance to George Washington is what strikes me!

    Blaine’s tattoos make yet another appearance. And I spot Whitelaw Reid in a flower. (A flower?)

    EDIT: W. Walter Phelps also makes a floral appearance here.
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    The Protectors of Our Industries

    by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

    protectors of our industries, the (1883)

    The LOC says:

    Cartoon showing Cyrus Field, Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Russell Sage, seated on bags of "millions", on large raft, and being carried by workers of various professions.

    Lazy Curator™ sez: Be honest now, should I add a tag for “wonky scan”? Because this is the third one in a row. Curse you, Google Books! And why doesn’t Field look like his portrait?
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    The Political Sutler

    by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

    political sutler, the (1882)

    Lazy Curator sez: I apologize. I’m posting this image out of order. It was originally depicted in this later cartoon, which I posted before this one. Also sorry at the monochrome; this was originally published in full, glorious chromolithographic colour (as seen in various eBay auctions).

    Still have yet to track down the Donald Cameron cartoon referenced in that one. It’ll turn up eventually, no doubt.

    EDIT: And now it has!
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    “Ship-Building for Repairs”

    by Bernhard Gillam (1885)

    ship-building for repairs (1885)

    Secretary Whitney.—“It seems to me, Gentlemen, that you have been Repairing a Damaged Party out of a Decaying Navy.”

    The LOC says:

    Illustration shows Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney, carrying a large book labeled "Navy Yard Investigations", confronting George M. Robeson, William E. Chandler, and John Roach, who are cowering at his approach outside the "U.S. Navy Ya[rd] Office"; Whitney is gesturing toward sailing ships that are being repaired, among those identified are "Shenandoah for Building $463,866 Repairs $906,481, Ossipee for Building $407,064 for Repairs $1,197,391, Kearsarge cost $286.918 Repairs $1,123,416, [and] Mohican Repairs cost $900,000".
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    Love’s Labors Lost

    by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

    love's labors lost (1884)

    The LOC says:

    Illustration shows heavily tattooed James G. Blaine sitting on a stool while Whitelaw Reid, using a brush labeled "Tribune Excuses" and a "Explanation Pumice Stone", and William W. Phelps, using "Vindication Sand Paper", attempt to remove the tattoos of scandals associated with Blaine. On the floor around them are other cleaners labeled "W. Walter Phelps Sophistry Acid, Borax False Arguments, [a bucket of] Tribune Cleaning Fluid, Edmundsine, [and a bottle of] Tribune Editorials"; hanging on the wall behind them is a portrait of Joseph W. Keifer labeled "W. Phelps Previous Attempt at Cleaning". In the background on the left, beyond an American flag curtain, is a group of figures, among them is William M. Evarts and John Logan.

    Lazy Curator says: I believe this is the first appearance of Blaine’s tattoos, which resurfaced again and again, most notoriously in this infamous piece of Gillam artwork.
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    As is now traditional, the New Year begins with an index of the past year’s Weekly Puck editions. Go back and review your favourites, see ones you might have missed and make new ones!

    2013 index
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    2011 index

  • Week #1: Our Burglars by Frederick Graetz (1884)

  • Week #2: A Lightning-Change Artist by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #3: The Other Half/The Better Half by Leighton Budd (1911)

  • Week #4: Downed at Last by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #5: The Annual Invasion by Samuel Ehrhart (1905)

  • Week #6: Notice to the World of Politicians by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #7: Freddy’s Slate (#1) by Frederick Opper (1884)

  • Week #8: Hard, but Necessary by Frederick Opper (1884)

  • Week #9: Grand Opera Opens by L. M. Glackens (1908)

  • Week #10: The Bugaboo of the Anti-Expansionist by Udo J. Keppler (1899)

  • Week #11: A Return from the Country by “A.H.D.” (1879)

  • Week #12: The Kind of Canal Business Grant Is Going Into by Joseph Keppler (1879)

  • Week #13: Aggressive Advertising by Frederick Opper (1882)

  • Week #14: The City’s New Guardian by Frederick Graetz (1882)

  • Week #15: The Monopolistic Commuter, and How He Got Left by Syd B. Griffin (1893)

  • Week #16: The Sleeping Party by Bernhard Gillam (1885)

  • Week #17: “Where They Are Resting” by L. M. Glackens (1905)

  • Week #18: King or Clown, Which? by Joseph Keppler (1879)

  • Week #19: Getting Into Unison With His Host by Syd B. Griffin (1890)

  • Week #20: The King Is Dead—Long Live the King! by Bernhard Gillam (1883)

  • Week #21: Reward of Ingenuity by ???? (1909)

  • Week #22: Logan’s Idea of It by Frederick Graetz (1884)

  • Week #23: The Spring Plowing by ???? (1909)

  • Week #24: Much Ado About Nothing by F. M. Hutchins (1895)

  • Week #25: The Dangerous Practice of Writing Letters by Frederick Opper (1884)

  • Week #26: Now Let the Show Go On! by Frederick Opper (1884)

  • Week #27: Not a Mutual Benefit by Samuel Ehrhart (1889)

  • Week #28: The Merry Star Routers by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #29: The Woful Adventure of the Good Brother Anselmo by Frederick Opper (1891)

  • Week #30 Easing Her Last Days by Udo J. Keppler (1893)

  • Week #31: He Would Go to the Country by Joseph Keppler (1879)

  • Week #32: A Bigger Man Than Both of Them by Frederick Opper (1889)

  • Week #33: The Slapstick Kids and Their Purple Pa by L. M. Glackens (1906)

  • Week #34: Time to Clean Up, Boys, and Look Pretty! by Louis Dalrymple (1891)

  • Week #35: Puck’s Patent Conversation Card for Barbers—Saves Talk by Frederick Opper (1882)

  • Week #36: “Terrible Teddy” Waits for “The Unknown” by Udo J. Keppler (1904)

  • Week #37: He Agreed With Her by Samuel Ehrhart (1895)

  • Week #38: A Hopeless Undertaking by Frederick Opper (1887)

  • Week #39: The Cause of the Late Furious Equinoctial by Bernhard Gillam (1882)

  • Week #40: The Biggest Joke of the Season by Joseph Keppler (1891)

  • Week #41: Taking in the Situation by Frederick Opper (1888)

  • Week #42: Our Queer Way by Louis Dalrymple (1898)

  • Week #43: Pictures in the Fire by Samuel Ehrhart (1889)

  • Week #44: The Presidential Recruiting Office by Bernhard Gillam (1884)

  • Week #45: A Stroll on the Avenue by Eugene Zimmerman (1885)

  • Week #46: The New Leader and the Old Chorus by Bernhard Gillam (1885)

  • Week #47: A Leaf From Classic History by ???? (1881)

  • Week #48: Thanksgiving 1907 by L. M. Glackens (1907)

  • Week #49: A Vacancy by Frederick Opper (1893)

  • Week #50: Change Cars! This Train Has Stopped Running for Good! by Frederick Opper (1886)

  • Week #51: The Elixir of Life; Or, the Philosopher’s Discovery—A Holiday Fantasy by Frederick Opper (1891)

  • Week #52: May They Fulfill Their Promises—The New Year and the New Light! by Joseph Keppler (1879)
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