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A lying in visit; or a short sighted mistake

A lying in visit; or a short sighted mistake

Cartoon of a woman in a striped dress, with her arms extended to a coal-scuttle being held by a uniformed footman. She smiles and bends over toward the coal-shuttle. Imp. Pub. Apr. 1, 1792 by SWFores No 3 Picc... More

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 2. Ghost of the vicar!!

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 2. Ghost of the vicar!!

Cartoon of a parson with an astonished expression, looking at a man holding a beer stein and smoking a pipe. Imp. Folios of Caricatures Lent London Published by S W Fores N50 Piccadilly June 4 1799 No copyrig... More

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Cartoon of a well-dressed man with a large head being kept at a distance by peasant man holding a pitchfork. Imp. London Published by SWFores No 50 Piccadilly June 4 1799-Folios of Caricatures Lent. No copyrigh... More

[Peasants]

[Peasants]

Four vignettes showing peasants in such everyday scenes as drinking and conversing. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: VICTOR Spurer? Title devised. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Er... More

John Bull and his piece

John Bull and his piece

Cartoon of a stout man, tongue hanging out, with one arm around a stout, buxom woman wearing a cap and tattered clothing. He uses his other hand to tickle her under the chin. Imp. Pubd Novr 16the 1801 by SWFor... More

The rival gardeners. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The rival gardeners. Book illustration from Library of Congress

King George III of England and Napoleon I tend to their respective plants on opposite sides of a stream labeled "The Channel." Napoleon bends over his drooping potted plant, surmounted by a crown, supporting i... More

The rival gardeners

The rival gardeners

King George III of England and Napoleon I tend to their respective plants on opposite sides of a stream labeled "The Channel." A cudgel marked "British Oak" floats down it. Napoleon bends over his drooping po... More

[Countryside scenes with figures]

[Countryside scenes with figures]

Single sheet with nineteen separate drawings featuring outdoor scenes with figures of devils, criminals, animals and people caught misbehaving. Inscribed in pencil below image: wm paper 1824. Nineteen tailpiece... More

Le pierrot je ne sais pas ... Mais la pierrette, pour etre la femme c'est la femme et c'est une canaille.  C'est a toi a voir si la vieux cogner ou filer. Moi je cognesais ...

Le pierrot je ne sais pas ... Mais la pierrette, pour etre la femme c'...

Drawing of a man with a long, pointed nose, in ragged clothes and a cap, standing behind and to the right of a masked figure, with a pot on his head, perhaps the mime, Pierrot. No copyright information found wi... More

Ben Jonson. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Ben Jonson. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A half-length portrait of the seventeenth century playwright, Ben Jonson. No copyright information found with item. One item from album entitled: Collection of sketches and prints by R. Seymour. Printed on plat... More

George Cruikshank - The doctor seizing lawyer Murphy

George Cruikshank - The doctor seizing lawyer Murphy

Illustration of a street scene in which one man seizes another by his collar, while a crowd of people watch. No copyright information found with item. Signed in plate, lower center: George Cruikshank. Title ins... More

Disasters of the chase. For'ard! There! Found!

Disasters of the chase. For'ard! There! Found!

Illustration of a man crawling through what appears to be a muddy path in front of his horse, while fellow riders call out from the distance. No copyright information found with item. One of a series. Signed, l... More

Second series: Sketches by Boz ; Seven dials

Second series: Sketches by Boz ; Seven dials

The title page illustration at the left for Dickens' "Sketches by Boz," shows a crowd of people waving to two men leaving in a hot air balloon. The adjacent illustration, for p. 149, "Seven Dials," shows a cr... More

Comme je te trouvé engraisse depuis que tu veux mourir

Comme je te trouvé engraisse depuis que tu veux mourir

A sullen-looking young man and young woman stand face-to-face. The man holds a top hat at his hip and is formally dressed. The woman wears a bonnet and an apron covers her skirt. No copyright information foun... More

[Woman and beggar]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Woman and beggar]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A well-dressed woman stops on a quiet street to drop money into the hat of a beggar accompanied by a dog on a leash. No copyright information found with item. Title devised. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin... More

[The rising generation]

[The rising generation]

A young boy with hands folded looks beseechingly at a lovely, young woman, dressed in a gown who stands looking at him. Inscribed below image: Now then you tiresome boy, what is it you wish to say to me that so... More

Lord Mayor's day. Bringing the Baron of Beef into Guildhall

Lord Mayor's day. Bringing the Baron of Beef into Guildhall

Several male kitchen servants carry beef on a litter and into a banquet hall. The two head cooks supervise the proceedings. Several men in offical dress watch. Inscribed below image: Mr. Young Husband the chi... More

[Page of five sketches]

[Page of five sketches]

Page of five sketches. Beginning at the upper left, a group of children are staring at a soldier standing by a gate. The second scene shows a man carrying a huge strawberry on a platter, through a door. A capi... More

Combination railways

Combination railways

A man wearing a coronet, who resembles British Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, touches the arm of a bearded man in a modest suit, carrying what may be a bag of tools. They stand before a ticket window... More

George Cruikshank - The wreck on the Goodwin Sands

George Cruikshank - The wreck on the Goodwin Sands

Illustration of a shipwrecked man and woman clinging to a wooden frame, as men in a ship attempt to rescue them. No copyright information found with item. Signed in plate, lower center: George Cruikshank. Title... More

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Backstage, Mr. Punch in top hat and tails, looks at a gentleman identified as "Manager Pam," peeking through a hole in the curtain. Caption, inscribed below title, reads: Manager Pam (Peeping through the curtai... More

War 1862

War 1862

A Civil War cartoon showing New York Herald publisher and editor, James Gordon Bennett, as an American Indian whose pants, torso, and face are embellished with the Stars and Stripes. He awaits the arrival of a... More

Philip was audaciously mimicking Mrs. Winnington to her face

Philip was audaciously mimicking Mrs. Winnington to her face

Drawing of a Victorian parlor scene in which a young man stands gesturing before a group of seated and standing men and women. Three women are seated before him, while a young woman stands to the side of the r... More

A hint for the horticultural society. Great show of "chignons." Medal awarded to the finest grown specimen

A hint for the horticultural society. Great show of "chignons." Medal ...

Cartoon showing a group of gentlemen, examining the hairstyles of participants in a chignon competition. Inscribed above image: Chignon unnaturelle pastrubfranes, chignon vulgaris, chignon dressairia, chignon c... More

[Columbia and Jonathan at home]

[Columbia and Jonathan at home]

Cartoon shows Columbia (symbolizing the United States) after her marriage to Brother Jonathan (symbolizing U.S. citizens). Columbia gestures sorrowfully towards African Americans (portrayed in ethnic stereotype... More

[The Kansas row]

[The Kansas row]

Cartoon shows a Puritan rolling up his sleeves to fight a Cavalier (with features strongly resembling Senator Stephen Douglas), who is kicking African Americans in Kansas back across a fence into Missouri and s... More

[King Cotton], Confederate States of America.

[King Cotton], Confederate States of America.

Cartoon shows "a skinny old king with hair and beard of cotton, a huge oversize crown on his head, a whip in his hand, sitting on his throne, while African American slaves bring him cool drinks and female slave... More

[The massacre at New Orleans]

[The massacre at New Orleans]

Cartoon shows President Andrew Johnson "as a king, crowned and in velvet and ermine. His alleged royalist ambition had been the theme of much Radical rhetoric." Nast is attacking Johnson because he and others b... More

The Governor of Bognor. 1872

The Governor of Bognor. 1872

A bearded, heavyset man, seen in profile, rides a horse on the seashore. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: JT monogram. Title inscribed lower left. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Er... More

Thiers et Barthélemy St Hilaire

Thiers et Barthélemy St Hilaire

Drawing of Adolphe Thiers walking down a road by a wall. Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire appears as his shadow on the wall. Inscribed, lower left: 1876 Chateau des Tours. No copyright information found with item... More

[Tightening the grip]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Tightening the grip]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A large bear hugs a Turkish man, who clasps a bloody dagger, in a tight grip. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: JT monogram / 1877. Title from Punch. Bequest and gift; Caroline and ... More

[Prometheus unbound; or, science in Olympus]

[Prometheus unbound; or, science in Olympus]

The following description traces the figures clockwise from upper left. Vulcan, the god of fire and the forging of metals, and several cyclops watch in amazement as a modern man demonstrates a power press. Ne... More

[Bear carrying water buckets]

[Bear carrying water buckets]

Cartoon of a bear wearing a tophat and a ring through his nose that is attached to a rope. He carries two buckets of water, balanced on a yoke. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower left: GZ.... More

[Bear dressed as a woman]

[Bear dressed as a woman]

Drawing of a bear wearing a bonnet, apron, and a ring through her nose that's attached to a rope. She carries a basket and an umbrella. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: GZ. Title ... More

Comment vous ne vous arretez pas ...  Vous ne máimez plus. Je commence a en avoir assez, je ne fais plus que passer

Comment vous ne vous arretez pas ... Vous ne máimez plus. Je commence...

A man glances at a woman as he passes her on the street. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower center: Ricardo Flores. Title inscribed above image. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; ... More

[Gentleman reading]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Gentleman reading]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A gentleman with long legs, wearing a monacle sits on a chair with legs crossed, reading Puck magazine. A spittoon rests on the floor before him. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower left: F... More

[Seated man]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Seated man]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A man with long, thin legs, sits in a chair with one leg crossing over the other at the knee. His long, thin nose, overlaps the crossed leg. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: F. Gr... More

[Autograph of Frederick Opper]

[Autograph of Frederick Opper]

Cartoon of a giant hand extending from a window of the Puck building, writing the artist's signature. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower left: F. Opper. Title devised. Bequest and gift; Car... More

Dore

Dore

Full-length caricature of a heavyset man wearing a hat and spectacles, and smoking a pipe. Standing sideways with his hands in his coat pockets, his head is turned. No copyright information found with item. Sig... More

[Picnic scene]

[Picnic scene]

A swarm of bees attacks a frightened group of people in the middle of a picnic. The nest lies on the ground, under the feet of one gentleman, who appears to bear the brunt of the stings. One woman faints at t... More

["Tammany Hall is going to the inauguration." News.  They can't help themselves]

["Tammany Hall is going to the inauguration." News. They can't help t...

Tammany boss Honest John Kelly leads a parade of men who carry a banner that reads, "Tammany Hall. 'This Is Our Funeral'." Kelly leans on a cane and wears a shoulder sling for an injured arm. One eye is cover... More

"Speak out" N.Y. Herald

"Speak out" N.Y. Herald

President-elect Grover Cleveland holds a telephone receiver to his ear. Behind him on the wall is a portrait of President Chester A. Arthur captioned, "Pres. of U.S. till March 4, 1885." No copyright informati... More

[The liberty bell back in its birth-place again now that it has proclaimed liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof, it is perfectly at home]

[The liberty bell back in its birth-place again now that it has procla...

The Liberty Bell, set on a pedestal, is flanked on the left by a southern plantation owner standing underneath a palm tree, and on the right, by a northern gentleman standing under a pine tree. Behind the plan... More

[The evolution of the sandwich.  From a New York nuisance to a Coney Island attraction]

[The evolution of the sandwich. From a New York nuisance to a Coney I...

A man gradually transforms from a person wearing a sandwich sign and standing beside a barrel into a sausage sandwich next to a jar of German mustard. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower lef... More

[An exacting housekeeper]

[An exacting housekeeper]

President Grover Cleveland busily sweeps dirt from the front door of the White House. His back is turned toward an angry Columbia, who castigates him for ignoring a garland labeled "Stock Tele[-]" lying beneat... More

[Winter at last] Historic map, Library of Congress

[Winter at last] Historic map, Library of Congress

A frozen Uncle Sam sits on a map of the United States, covered in a blanket of snow. Jack Frost, who watches from behind in the sea has his arms folded and a horn at his side. No copyright information found wi... More

[The modern argonauts with their golden "fleece"]

[The modern argonauts with their golden "fleece"]

A crew of "modern argonauts" sails on a small, overcrowded ancient Greek vessel, sitting on bags of money. The sailors include: English writer Matthew Arnold; Anglican clergyman Canon Frederick William Farrar... More

[Egypt and John Bull]

[Egypt and John Bull]

A seductive-looking female figure of Egypt with one hand on her hip sits on the edge of a bed or couch opposite John Bull. Although she sits facing him, he sits looking forward with his hands folded, not looki... More

[Man and couple]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Man and couple]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Sketch of a man with a large nose, top hat, and walking stick and another man and a woman engaged in conversation. Inscribed on verso of ivory, wove paper mount (now removed from drawing): Ces croquis a la plum... More

[Sketches of heads]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Sketches of heads]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Four sketches of male heads in profile. Three have large noses. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower left: C.P. Title devised. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:... More

Snake coiled around the letter T

Snake coiled around the letter T

Illustration of a snake with an apple in its mouth, coiled around the capital letter T. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Dal. The image is accompanied by a engraving order dated De... More

The simian, the slumberer, and the everlasting get-there, no. 4

The simian, the slumberer, and the everlasting get-there, no. 4

An organ grinder wakes up and looks angrily at his monkey who is eating up their profits, as the animal scatters empty peanut shells all over the sidewalk. Inscribed on verso: June 19th 4.55 pm. No copyright in... More

[Too much style]

[Too much style]

A female rodent in glasses converses with a male rodent in a monacle who uses his tale as a cane. She knits and leans against a circular drum. No copyright information found with item. Published caption reads:... More

Médaillés et souvenirs de l'Exposition

Médaillés et souvenirs de l'Exposition

A man, possibly a souvenir salesman at an exposition, wears a slightly large sweater and a derby and sits on a bench, with his hands folded. In one arm, he cradles a long pole with crossbars at the top, from w... More

Uncle George Washington Bings. "Well, the horse jumped over the sun, hey, he's bucking us off!"

Uncle George Washington Bings. "Well, the horse jumped over the sun, h...

Four-frame comic strip in which a toy-like horse bucks off a man (perhaps Uncle George) and two children who land in a pond lily. Inscribed in pencil upper right: The pond lily boat. No copyright information fo... More

[Man poking fat man in stomach]

[Man poking fat man in stomach]

Cartoon of a short man with an average build, poking a fat man smoking a pipe, in his stomach. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Hutch. Title devised. Bequest and gift; Caroline and... More

[Mr. Morse of Massachusetts]

[Mr. Morse of Massachusetts]

Three-quarter length caricature of Congressman Elijah A. Morse. Inscribed on verso: An aerogonous, cryptogamous plant on Plymouth Rock. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Th: Nast. T... More

[The country store]

[The country store]

A group of elderly men converse in the local general store. Inscribed on verso: "The country grocery," The original cartoon by Otto Lang, reproduced for "Judge". No copyright information found with item. Signed... More

"To-To the Tango Lizzard [sic]"

"To-To the Tango Lizzard [sic]"

Full-length cartoon of a man with a long nose, scraggly hair, and pointed eyebrows, dressed in a suit. He carries a cane and smokes a cigar. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Hutch.... More

"Say, Hortense, come let's have a dance"

"Say, Hortense, come let's have a dance"

Two girls converse outside a building. One girl wears a hat on her head, and large ill-fitting clothes and shoes. The other girl wears a ribbon in her hair. In the background, two children dance to the music... More

[Tammany's four knaves]

[Tammany's four knaves]

A hand grasps four playing cards, an allusion to the taxpayer as the player to which the cards were dealt. The cards represent the kings of each of the four suits, but their faces belong to the four principal ... More

The crematory money-bilt [sic] system. "The cost of the equipment is great" - Depew

The crematory money-bilt [sic] system. "The cost of the equipment is g...

Chauncey M. Depew, President of the New York Central Railroad Company caricatured as a railroad cart stove. In the caption, the "s" in the word "system" is written as a "$" and the quotation marks are also repr... More

[Sympathetic neighbor: What's ze mat', Bartolozzi?]

[Sympathetic neighbor: What's ze mat', Bartolozzi?]

A group of Italian Americans stand behind a distraught organ grinder, who sits on his organ with his face buried in his hands. Before him stands his tottering, inebriated monkey who has just consumed the chian... More

[Georgia cracker types]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Georgia cracker types]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Three bust-length studies of mill workers in Georgia. Inscribed below image: Georgia cracker mills. No copyright information found with item. Title from Century illustrated monthly magazine. Bequest and gift; C... More

Mulberry ring - growing fat on ill gotten gains

Mulberry ring - growing fat on ill gotten gains

A bulldog, dressed in the uniform of the New York City police department located on Mulberry Street in Manhattan, leans against a billboard, brandishing a billy club. The policeman is surrounded by signs which... More

[Louis Napoleon escaping from Ham in 1846]

[Louis Napoleon escaping from Ham in 1846]

Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III, 1808-1873) and two accomplices make their escape from the fortress of Ham. Leading the procession is "Doctor Conneau" carrying a suitcase. Behind him is Napoleon disguised as a wor... More

Robert Roosevelt will not be minister to Holland this time but minister to great Ireland, because he loves the Irish so

Robert Roosevelt will not be minister to Holland this time but ministe...

Caricature of minister to Holland (1888), Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Th: Nast. This version of Nast's caricature appears to be cut out and added to... More

Harrison and Reid, and the people

Harrison and Reid, and the people

The drawing shows Columbia, the female figure of America, in a feathered crown, standing before a throne atop a pedestal leaning on a fasces. Two of its rods are labeled "S.C." and "Mass.," and are tied togeth... More

Cupid's fun

Cupid's fun

Cupid, the god of love, dressed as a messenger boy, delivers a letter to the Greek poet Anacreon, dressed in his native toga. Anacreon dismisses Cupid witha wave of his hand from the door of a building. No cop... More

[The day we celebrate. Our youngest contributor's idea of it]

[The day we celebrate. Our youngest contributor's idea of it]

Several Irish-Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade. Policeman and politicians march in the streets, carrying such banners as "Erin Go Bray" and "Horay for Irlan." Children in tattered clothing ... More

[The amateur circus at Nutley]

[The amateur circus at Nutley]

A gentleman wearing a hat and spectacles stands before a hoop held by two clowns. The scene depicted in the center of the hoop is of Annie Oakley, standing on horseback, giving a demonstration of her shooting ... More

The compliments of the season a la carte

The compliments of the season a la carte

A full-length self-portrait of Nast exposing his empty suit pockets to the viewer and hanging his head. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Th: Nast. / Jan. 1, 1894. Title inscribed a... More

[A horrible monster glared at them]

[A horrible monster glared at them]

A fierce, ogre-like man with spectacles and a book under his arm clenches his fist at a group of small, frightened children who are seated on the ground before him. Illustration for Chapter XX, "The Woog and th... More

[A warning to mothers, no. 1]

[A warning to mothers, no. 1]

A young boy, dressed in a sailor suit, referred to as Willy, watches his ball go over a wall. A "Paint" sign, hangs on the fence. Willy exclaims, "Drat it! There goes my ball over in that yard!" First frame ... More

[A warning to mothers, no. 2]

[A warning to mothers, no. 2]

Willy, stands on a block to look over the wall for his missing ball. Standing on his toes, and propping himself up with his hands, he leans flush against it. Inscribed on verso: FM Howarth, Puck. No copyright i... More

[A warning to mothers, no. 3]

[A warning to mothers, no. 3]

Willy, stands astonished, as he notices that in the process of recovering his ball, his suit was covered with wet paint. The wall next to him shows the imprint of Willy's body, where he leaned against it. Insc... More

Genl Butler holding the mob in check at New Orleans

Genl Butler holding the mob in check at New Orleans

Benjamin Franklin Butler, Civil War Union army Major General, stands on the portico of a marble building with the American flag waving overhead. With a stern expression and arms folded, he appears before a mob... More

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. A young couple relaxing on a boardwalk watch an elderly woman stroll past ... More

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Two African American men converse. One stands, leaning against a barrel a... More

Leads a football team to victory

Leads a football team to victory

Three boys attempt to tackle a fourth as he runs with the football. Inscribed in pencil upper right: Drochs for Oct. '97. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: O Herford. Title inscribe... More

[The editorial page and the news columns]

[The editorial page and the news columns]

In what appears to be an apotheosis scene, a figure of a man (presumably an editor) adorned with large wings stands on top of a mound of money (signified by a large dollar sign). Behind him a blazing sun with ... More

The final of the americ. Handicap 25. Febr.

The final of the americ. Handicap 25. Febr.

Three men play billards, while other men sit on a bench against the wall watching them. An illegible signature that appears to begin with the letters "Ose" and dated '97 is inscribed at the lower right. No copy... More

[The fly in the ointment]

[The fly in the ointment]

Two men, one smoking a pipe and the other holding a newspaper titled "War News," recline against sheaves of wheat in a harvested field. A canteen and rucksack lie at their feet. Inscribed in pencil lower right... More

Halloween and the Minnesota snowball

Halloween and the Minnesota snowball

Two figures are shown standing outdoors in the snow, one with a jack-o-lantern head and the other with a snowball for a head. The jack-o-lantern wears a bow tie labled "Halloween" and holds a party horn. From... More

[Jonathan: "I say, Mr. Wind, better late than never, but most of my guests are gone!"]

[Jonathan: "I say, Mr. Wind, better late than never, but most of my gu...

Brother Jonathan, a figurative representation of the United States (like Uncle Sam), shouts to a large bearded and winged figure of a man representing the wind, as sailboats glide in the distance. No copyright ... More

Knott Wright. "The doctor says I must have a change"

Knott Wright. "The doctor says I must have a change"

Four-frame comic strip. Mrs. Wright tells Knott that the doctor has suggested a change of scenery, in Bermuda. Knott tells her she needs a change of doctors. No copyright information found with item. Signed, ... More

Knott Wright. "Come out to the kitchen and meet our new cook"

Knott Wright. "Come out to the kitchen and meet our new cook"

Four-frame comic strip. Knott follows his wife into the kitchen to meet their new cook. When asked if the last people she worked for were plain people like the Wrights, she replied, "Well, they were plain in ... More

Luke Whoozis. "Mr. Jones certainly treats his wife kindly!"

Luke Whoozis. "Mr. Jones certainly treats his wife kindly!"

Four-frame comic strip. A couple walking down the street discuss the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Jones. When the man sees how large Mrs. Jones is, he exclaims that Mr. Jones' kindess is really caution. ... More

Knott Wright. "You'll just have to practice more economy, that's all!"

Knott Wright. "You'll just have to practice more economy, that's all!"

Four-frame comic strip. Mrs. Wright tells Knott that he'll have to practice more economy so she can buy a new dress for when her mother comes. He replies by telling her not to quarrel with him on the street, ... More

Puck Magazine Illustration - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Puck Magazine Illustration - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Conservative Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, dressed in armour, sits atop a... More

"Cheer up, old top; you've got nothing to worry about!"

"Cheer up, old top; you've got nothing to worry about!"

Four-frame comic strip. A lawyer tells his client to buck up, that he will receive justice in the court. He urges the man to look at the upright judge sitting on the bench above them. The client replies that... More

Knott Wright. "Mrs. Jones certainly has a kind husband"

Knott Wright. "Mrs. Jones certainly has a kind husband"

Four-frame comic strip. Mrs. Wright comments to Knott on the kindness of Mrs. Jones' husband. Knott says he's never seen her, but when Mrs. Wright points out a large woman, Knott implies that Mr. Jones is kin... More

Knott Wright. "What's the matter? You act like a madman!"

Knott Wright. "What's the matter? You act like a madman!"

Four-frame comic strip. Knott is upset when he thinks that their little boy beat up the janitor's boy. But when his wife tells him that the opposite was true, he relaxes and laughes. No copyright information ... More

Luke Whoozis. "Gee, I've got tooth-ache something terrible!"

Luke Whoozis. "Gee, I've got tooth-ache something terrible!"

Four-frame comic strip. A man complains about his toothache and supposes that the dentist will give him gas. A woman tells him not to be given gas, otherwise the dentist won't know when he is unconscious. Ins... More

Maw, Paw, and Willie. "Paw, what does 'generally speaking' mean?"

Maw, Paw, and Willie. "Paw, what does 'generally speaking' mean?"

Four-frame comic strip. Willie asks Paw the definition of the phrase "generally speaking," and is told that it is a characteristic of women. Maw gets angry and throws a fruit bowl at Paw's head, much to the a... More

[Man in pool of blood]

[Man in pool of blood]

A man lies on the ground, one hand around his throat, the other reaching forward. A pool of blood flows from his head. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Han (?) Title devised. Bequ... More

Knott Wright. "Mr. Jones is at the door; he wants you to go to the ball game with him!"

Knott Wright. "Mr. Jones is at the door; he wants you to go to the bal...

Four-frame comic strip. Knott refuses to go out, despite his wife's messages from friends offering to take him places. She finally makes him promise to never bet on a losing horse again. Inscribed in pencil a... More

McLubberty, himself. "My, what a terrible fight!"

McLubberty, himself. "My, what a terrible fight!"

Four-frame comic strip. McLubberty sees a terrible fight and runs to tell a cop, who asks, "You can't stop people from getting married can you?" No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower left, fo... More

[Sisters in sorrow]

[Sisters in sorrow]

Britannia, a draped female figure, extends her hand to a mourning, female figure of Italia, kneeling beside a casket. Matted with offprint for published version. No copyright information found with item. Publis... More

Knott Wright. "Stop reading that paper!"

Knott Wright. "Stop reading that paper!"

Four-frame comic strip. Knott and Mrs. Wright sit at a table eating breakfast. When Mrs. Wright asks if Knott can get his mind off baseball for a minute, he replies that her wheat-cakes remind him of baseball... More