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Jacquelyn A. Ottman Collection of J. Ottmann Lithographing Company
1880-1911
 PR 281

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Collection processed by Paula Wagner with additions by Susan Kriete. Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh.

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Container List

Series III. Tear Sheets from Puck Magazine, 1880-1900

Arrangement Note

Where specific dates of tear sheets are unknown, items are arranged by printing company. Mayer Merkel & Ottmann Litho. 23-25 Warren St. indicate dates pre-1885. After this time, J. Ottmann moved the company to the Puck Building and formed J. Ottmann Lithographing Co.

Subseries III.A Front Covers , 1880-1900

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jul 21,Vol. VII, No. 176
1880
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Sep 1, Vol VII, No.182
1880
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Sep 22, Vol. VIII, No. 185
1880
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 2, Vol. VIII, No. 204
1881
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 28, Vol. XII, No. 312
1883
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Nov 19, Vol. XVI, No. 402
1884
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jan. 19, Vol. XX, No. 515
1887
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jul 4, Vol. XXIII, No. 591
1888
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jan 23, Vol. XXIV, No. 620
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 6, Vol. XXIV, No. 622
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 13, Vol. XXIV, No. 623
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 20, Vol. XXIV, No. 624
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 27, Vol. XXV, No. 625
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Mar 13, Vol XXV, No. 627
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Mar 20, Vol. XXV, No. 628
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Mar 27, Vol XXV, No. 629
1889
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Feb 5, Vol. XXVI, No. 674
1890
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jan 2, Vol. XXXVI, No. 930
1895
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jun 6, Vol. XLVII, No. 1213
1900
Box: 1 Folder : 6 May 16, Vol. XLVII, No. 1210
1900
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jun 27, Vol. XLVII, No. 1216
1900
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jul 25, Vol. XLVII, No. 1220
1900
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Aug 22, Vol. XLVIII No. 1224
1900

Subseries III.B Back Covers , circa 1880-1888

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Litho. 23-25 Warren St., New York

Scope and Contents

Cartoon captions include:

"Spanish Courtesy"

"Gathering Autumn Leaves"

"Puck's Life of Garfield"

"Through Murder to Salvation"

"Great Political Excitement in Indiana - the Whole State on the Stump"

"The Opposition Tabernacles"

1880-1885
Box: 1 Folder : 7 J. Ottmann Lith. Puck Building, N.Y.

Scope and Contents

Cartoon captions include:

"A Poor Outlook"

"The Amazing Growth of the Pension Pig"

"Busted!"

"The Brave Old Bull-Fighter"

"Times Have Changed"

"Public Office is a 'Family Snap'"

"The Regulation End of the Strike"

"What Show Will They Have?"

"Uncle Sam Sees What is Behind the Albany Ceiling Scandal"

"An April Fool Joke on the New York Board of Aldermen"

"Sure Cure!"

"History Repeates Itself"

Getting Rid of the Surplus"

"The Latest Idol of 'The Grand Old Party of Moral Ideas'"

"Too Much Shop"

"Another Victory for 'Honest Labor'"

"Not Wanted"

"Our Doctors and Lawyers"

"Our Patriot-Crank Abroad"

"Our Household Patents"

"When the Dime Museum Boom Bursts"

"The Importance of a Beard - A Tale of Two Medical Students"

"Nosegay's New Year Experiment"

1886-1900

Subseries III.C Centerfolds, 1880-1900

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Litho. 23-25 Warren St., New York

Scope and Contents

Captions for the cartoons include:

"The Army-Worm"

"Bankruptcy As a Popular Business"

"The Social Treadmill-Fashion Keeps Her Bond-slaves at it All the Year Long"

1880-1885
Box: 1 Folder : 8 J. Ottmann Lith. Puck Building, N.Y. (14)

Scope and Contents

Captions for the cartoons include:

"High Protectionist Humbug vs. The Cold Truth"

"Before the Tournament"

"It's Not Hot Enough for Him Yet"

"Quality Counts"

"In the Arena For the Great Nomination Contest of 1892"

"The Administration Guillotine"

"Blaine and Boodle-the Kind of Cabinet That Suits The 'Greatest Living Statesman'"

"The Minority Be D----D!"

"The Chicago Platform Applied in St. Louis"

"Declined With Thanks"

"The Chinese Kopje;-Not So Easy As It Looked From A Distance"

"A Hint From History"

"Muzzling the Press"

"One Reason in Four Tableaux. Why the 'Better Element' Never Happens to Get a Popular Vote in New York City"

1886-1900

Subseries III.D Miscellaneous, circa 1880-1890's

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Puckograph (Mayer Merkel & Ottmann Litho. 23-25 Warren Street, New York)
circa 1880
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Partial magazine with Centerfold (J. Ottmann Lith. Puck Building, N.Y.)
1895
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Cartoons - single page

Scope and Contents

Cartoon captions include:

"His Ambition is Larger Than His Mantle"

"The Rapid-Growing Plant"

"A Catch"

"The Bunco Game in the Jungle"

"The New Member of Monopoly Lodge Has Taken the 'First Degree'"

"The Presidential Donkey-Party"

"Union Against Union"

"The Trailing Skirt; - Death Loves a Shining Mark"

circa 1884-1900

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