What Fools These Mortals Be

[Posted by Sally Dickinson, Special Collections Librarian, Watkinson Library]

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Today in the Watkinson we were filling an interlibrary loan request and were having trouble finding the requested cartoon.  Henry Arneth was looking at the German version of the weekly Puck but coming up empty-handed.  I suggested looking in the American edition, which was easier to navigate.  And guess what?  We found it!  What could be more timely considering the upcoming elections, than this picture of senatorial shenanigans we discovered?

Puck was a satirical rag published in New York in the 1880’s.  You could buy it on the street corner for 10 cents every Wednesday.

I also got a kick out of the cover of the Jan. 2, 1889 issue:

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