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Stunning Cover Photos of Puck Magazine from the Late 19th Century

Puck magazine was the first humor publication in the United States to feature cartoons, caricatures, and political satire. The publication was founded in 1871 by cartoonist Joseph Keppler, born in Austria. The magazine’s first English-language edition came out in 1877, covering topics such as Tammany Hall and presidential politics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“Puckish” means “childishly mischievous.” This led Shakespeare’s character Puck (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to be recast as a charming near-naked boy and used as the magazine’s title. Puck was the first weekly magazine to feature illustrated advertising and to use full-color lithography printing. Puck was published between 1871 and 1918. Here are some amazing photos of Puck magazine covers from the 19th Century.

#1 Puck magazine cover, August 20, 1879

Puck magazine cover, August 20, 1879

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#2 Puck magazine cover, June 15, 1881

Puck magazine cover, June 15, 1881

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#3 Puck magazine cover, September 14, 1881

Puck magazine cover, September 14, 1881

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#4 Puck magazine cover, February 1, 1882

Puck magazine cover, February 1, 1882

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#5 Puck magazine cover, February 8, 1882

Puck magazine cover, February 8, 1882

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#6 Puck magazine cover, February 22, 1882

Puck magazine cover, February 22, 1882

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#7 Puck magazine cover, March 1, 1882

Puck magazine cover, March 1, 1882

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#8 Puck magazine cover, March 29, 1882

Puck magazine cover, March 29, 1882

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#9 Puck magazine cover, May 10, 1882

Puck magazine cover, May 10, 1882

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#10 Puck magazine cover, June 6, 1883

Puck magazine cover, June 6, 1883

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#11 Puck magazine cover, May 16, 1883

Puck magazine cover, May 16, 1883

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#12 Puck magazine cover, April 16, 1884

Puck magazine cover, April 16, 1884

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#13 Puck magazine cover, December 24, 1884

Puck magazine cover, December 24, 1884

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#14 Puck magazine cover, June 25, 1884

Puck magazine cover, June 25, 1884

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#15 Puck magazine cover, October 8, 1884

Puck magazine cover, October 8, 1884

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#16 Puck magazine cover, April 8, 1885

Puck magazine cover, April 8, 1885

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#17 Puck magazine cover, August 26, 1885

Puck magazine cover, August 26, 1885

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#18 Puck magazine cover, July 8, 1885

Puck magazine cover, July 8, 1885

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#19 Puck magazine cover, July 22, 1885

Puck magazine cover, July 22, 1885

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#20 Puck magazine cover, June 3, 1885

Puck magazine cover, June 3, 1885

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#21 Puck magazine cover, June 24, 1885

Puck magazine cover, June 24, 1885

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#22 Puck magazine cover, May 13, 1885

Puck magazine cover, May 13, 1885

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#23 Puck magazine cover, November 18, 1885

Puck magazine cover, November 18, 1885

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#24 Puck magazine cover, September 2, 1885

Puck magazine cover, September 2, 1885

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#25 Puck magazine cover, February 17, 1886

Puck magazine cover, February 17, 1886

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#26 Puck magazine cover, January 6, 1886

Puck magazine cover, January 6, 1886

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#27 Puck magazine cover, January 27, 1892

Puck magazine cover, January 27, 1892

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#28 Puck magazine cover, August 23, 1893

Puck magazine cover, August 23, 1893

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#29 Puck magazine cover, February 15, 1893

Puck magazine cover, February 15, 1893

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#30 Puck magazine cover, September 20, 1893

Puck magazine cover, September 20, 1893

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#31 Puck magazine cover, September 27, 1893

Puck magazine cover, September 27, 1893

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#32 Puck magazine cover, August 15, 1894

Puck magazine cover, August 15, 1894

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#33 Puck magazine cover, November 14, 1894

Puck magazine cover, November 14, 1894

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#34 Puck magazine cover, August 21, 1895

Puck magazine cover, August 21, 1895

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#35 Puck magazine cover, December 4, 1895

Puck magazine cover, December 4, 1895

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#36 Puck magazine cover, July 3, 1895

Puck magazine cover, July 3, 1895

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#37 Puck magazine cover, October 9, 1895

Puck magazine cover, October 9, 1895

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#38 Puck magazine cover, April 8, 1896

Puck magazine cover, April 8, 1896

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#39 Puck magazine cover, May 20, 1896

Puck magazine cover, May 20, 1896

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#40 Puck magazine cover, October 14, 1896

Puck magazine cover, October 14, 1896

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#41 Puck magazine cover, March 10, 1897

Puck magazine cover, March 10, 1897

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#42 Puck magazine cover, September 28, 1898

Puck magazine cover, September 28, 1898

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#43 Puck magazine cover, December 13, 1899

Puck magazine cover, December 13, 1899

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#44 Puck magazine cover, November 1, 1899

Puck magazine cover, November 1, 1899

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Written by Jacob Aberto

Sincere, friendly, curious, ambitious, enthusiast. I'm a content crafter and social media expert. I love Classic Movies because their dialogue, scenery and stories are awesome.

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