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The tenement - a menace to all / Keppler.


The tenement - a menace to all / Keppler.



Illustration shows the spirits of alcoholism, opium dens, prostitution, gambling, and street crime, as well as the figure of Death, issuing from a tenement house.

Caption: Not only an evil in itself, but the vice, crime and disease it breeds invade the homes of rich and poor alike.
Illus. in: Puck, v. 49, no. 1254 (1901 March 20), centerfold.
Copyright 1901 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.

Udo J. Keppler, known from 1894 as Joseph Keppler Jr., was an American political cartoonist, publisher, and Native American advocate. The son of cartoonist Joseph Keppler (1838–1894), who founded Puck magazine, the younger Keppler also contributed cartoons, and became co-owner of the magazine after his father's death, when he changed his name to Joseph Keppler. He was also a collector of Native American artifacts, and was adopted by the Seneca Nation, where he became an honorary chief and given the name Gyantwaka.





Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956, artist




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