Saturday, June 17, 2006

Public domain satire for a saturday night

I have grown fond, recently, of American political cartoons from the turn of the (previous) century. Unfortunately I don't know who did this one, entitled "The New York Solar System" which is from Puck magazine, from 1899. Puck started out as an independent political rag in the 1870s but was later gobbled up by the Hearst empire, who continued publishing it for a while until around 1918.