The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Trimming the Filipino's Christmas tree / J.S.P.

Similar

Trimming the Filipino's Christmas tree / J.S.P.

description

Summary

Illustration shows Chauncey M. Depew as Santa Claus labeled G.O.P., reaching to place the "Star of Hope" on top of a christmas tree trimmed with lemons, marble hearts, "Little Big Stick" and "Big Stick" and three balloons labeled "Gas, Guff, [and] Wind", and on a nearby table is Joseph Cannon as a "Joe in the Box" along with a "Home made frosted cake from Uncle Joe's Pantry".
Title from item.
Illus. in: Puck, v. 60, no. 1554 (1906 December 12), cover.
Copyright 1906 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

It wasn't really until the 1700s that caricature truly blossomed as a form of political criticism. In the late 1750s, a man named Thomas Townshend began using the techniques employed by earlier engravers and applying them towards a political model. This gave Thompson's cartoons a much greater feeling of propaganda than previous artistic critiques of the time. The intense political climate of the period, and often accusatory nature of most political cartoons forced many artists to use pseudonyms in order to avoid accusations of libel. Other artists took it a step farther, and left their cartoons completely unsigned, foregoing any credit they may have received. Political higher-ups were notoriously touchy about their reputations and were not afraid to make examples of offenders. 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.

Just Christmas Trees

date_range

Date

01/01/1906
person

Contributors

Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909, artist
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

Explore more

depew chauncey m
depew chauncey m
chauncey mitchell
chauncey mitchell
cannon joseph gurney
cannon joseph gurney
republican party us 1854
republican party us 1854
christmas
christmas
santa claus
santa claus
christmas trees
christmas trees
jack in the boxes
jack in the boxes
cartoons commentary
cartoons commentary
magazine covers
magazine covers
offset photomechanical prints
offset photomechanical prints
color
color
periodical illustrations
periodical illustrations
filipino
filipino
tree
tree
political cartoons
political cartoons
vintage images
vintage images
puck magazine
puck magazine
puck
puck
j s pughe
j s pughe
j s john s pughe
j s john s pughe
print
print
filipino christmas tree
filipino christmas tree
ultra high resolution
ultra high resolution
high resolution
high resolution
christmas decoration
christmas decoration
christmas tree
christmas tree