100 Years Ago Today

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

Issued December 11, 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. It is one of the US first successful humor magazines of colorful cartoons, caricatures and political satire of the issues of the day.Will Crawford was born in 1869 in Washington, DC. He drew humorous cover art for such magazines as Puck and Life as well as illustrations for humorous stories in the major magazines of the day: The Century, Everybody’s, McClure’s, Scribner’s and Leslie’s Weekly.On December 11, 1912 Crawford offered a different view of Christmas on the cover of PUCK magazine.

"Hands Up - As Santa Looks To Some Of Us"

“Hands Up – As Santa Looks To Some Of Us”

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