100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued September 25, 1912

PUCK magazine was founded in 1871 by cartoonist Joseph Keppler and is one of America’s leading humor/political magazines. It was a Democratic publication run after 1902 by Keppler’s son, Joseph Keppler Jr.

The Republican Party presidential race is now split between current president William Howard Taft and former president Theodore Roosevelt. Former president Theodore Roosevelt is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination after his disappointment in his hand-picked successor, current president William Howard Taft, resulted in a rift that has caused him the seek a third term as president and threatens to rip the Republican party asunder.

On September 25, 1912 PUCK magazine ran a political cartoon showing Theodore Roosevelt as a frog perched in the swamp of Progressiveness in the pond of Practical Politics trying to inflate himself as large as the bull – Republican icon Abraham Lincoln.

Or Bust – The frog who wanted to be as big as the bull

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