multicolour. In this and the following lots, we offer cartoons published in the humor magazine Puck related to finance, economy and politics. Puck was the first successful humor magazine in the U.S.A. It was founded 1871 as a German-language publication by Joseph Keppler, an Austrian-born cartoonist. Puck's first English-language edition followed in 1877. The German edition stopped around 1886. The English version continued to exist, also after the death of Keppler in 1896. The magazine was bought by the William R. Hearst company in 1916. The final edition was distributed in 1918. The first 5 lots each have a cartoon of smaller a format (3+/- 34x25cm) than the next lots (+/- 51x33cm). The first cartoon, offered in this lot shows amongst others Field, Gould and Vanderbilt. All these cartoons are from the German language publication. As such, they are earlier and much more difficult to find than the later issues in English.
Startprice: € 150