My new favorite coffee table book is PUCK: What Fools These Mortals Be! by Michael Alexander Kahn and Richard Samuel West. The book celebrates America’s first and most influential magazine of color political cartoons. Released by IDW Publishing in October 2014, the book reproduces Puck cartoons in full color. With chapters on the history of the magazine, politics and government, race and religion, and personalities, the authors provide essays on each topic followed by a selection of cartoons. Fans of Theodore Roosevelt will not be surprised to see him well represented. The book is available for purchase at: https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/puck-what-fools-these-mortals-be/.
A First-Class Lie, January 31, 1900. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection.