100 Years Ago Today

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

Issued October 16, 1912

PUCK magazine was founded by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler in St. Louis in March 1871 as a German/English publication. The first English language edition was published in New York City in March 1877. Artists and writers from PUCK started their own magazine JUDGE in 1881. By 1912 it has a circulation of over 100,000.

“A Jack For A Jill”
JUDGE magazine cover art by
James Montgomery Flagg
October 16, 1912

James Montgomery Flagg was born in Pelham Manor, New York in June 1877. He was an artistic prodigy with illustrations accepted by national magazines by the age of 12. By 14 he was a contributing artist for LIFE magazine and by 15 he was on the staff of JUDGE magazine. His comic strip NERVY NAT appeared in JUDGE from 1903 until 1907.
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