Puck Magazine. "Puck proposes that the country post-offices be given to attractive young ladies. This will keep out "offensive partisans" and please everybody. May 1885.

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Puck Magazine. "Puck proposes that the country post-offices be given to attractive young ladies. This will keep out "offensive partisans" and please everybody. May 1885.

Description

Full color cartoon published in Puck Magazine, a weekly humor magazine first published in 1871 until 1918. This page was removed from the original issue.

In one illustration, three women working behind the counter of the post office where a crowd is gathered. In the other illustration, two men are standing outside--one is the "Democratic applicant for post-office-rejected for fear of 'offensive partisanship'"; the other is the "Republican post-master-dismissed for 'offensive partisanship.'"

Date

1885-05

Subject

Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890
Postmasters
Post offices
Suffrage--United States--Caricature and cartoons

Creator

Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937, artist

Publisher

New York : Mayer, Merkel &Ottman Lith.

Format

1 sheet ([1] page)

Language

English

Original Format

Color lithographs
Clippings (information artifacts)

Physical Dimensions

34 x 26.5 cm.

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