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One year after

Description:

An old and haggard "Justice" sits in a chair on a rock in the East River. Cobwebs have grown over her sword, scales, and an "Indictment." In the background, the steamship General Slocum is engulfed in flames. (It burned on June 15, 1904, with a loss of over 1,000 lives.) Caption: "Slocum? Slocum? Where have I heard that name?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Disasters; Fires; Justice; Steamboat disasters; General Slocum (Steamboat)

Date: 1905-06-14

Oyama - the real peacemaker

Description:

Illustration shows Field Marshal Ōyama Iwao of the Japanese forces standing at the top of a hill, holding binoculars, while troops move artillery up the hill behind him; a battle rages in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Generals; Japanese; Soldiers

Date: 1905-07-19

The littlest father

Description:

Illustration shows Nicholas II, emperor of Russia, sitting on his throne, at his feet are an orb, a broken scepter, and a cleft shield showing St. George and the dragon; he is recoiling in horror at being mocked by a gathering of ghosts of the oppressed from ages past, while behind him anarchists with weapons, one about to throw a bomb, are preparing to strike.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Anarchists; Fear; Ghosts; Laughter; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918

Date: 1905-08-09

The dreaded guest

Description:

Illustration shows William II, emperor of Germany, standing in the middle of a narrow cobblestone street, possibly in Italy (the pope, wearing the papal crown, is walking down the street, into the background), taking a visiting card labeled "Wilhelm" from a small pouch in his left hand. The French flag is hanging above a door labeled "RF", on the left, where a man is leaning out a window. Austria appears to be the next door on the left, and other rulers lean out windows on both sides of the street. At William's feet is a suitcase with labels "William Berlin, Hotel Britain, Polar Star, [and] Morocco".

Caption: "Let me see! Whom shall I call on next?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: City and town life; Cobblestone roads; Luggage; Tourists; Travel; Visiting cards; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Date: 1905-08-23

"Home, sweet homeski!"

Description:

Illustration shows a tattered, but happy, Russian army returning home after the end of the war with Japan; in the background, the rising sun of Japan is visible on the horizon.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Armed Forces--Mobilization; Parades; Peace; Processions; Japan; Russia (Federation)

Date: 1905-09-20

Second call for the peace congress

Description:

Illustration shows a large group of representatives from several nations, many carrying weapons and making threatening gestures to others, arriving outside the "Palace of Peace" for the peace conference to end the Russo-Japanese War. Andrew Carnegie is posting a notice on the side of the building offering "Best Armor Plate for sale by Andy U.S. A."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Conference proceedings; International relations; Peace; Treaties; War--Economic aspects; Japan; New Hampshire--Portsmouth; Russia (Federation); Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

Date: 1905-11-08

Puck Thanksgiving 1905

Description:

Illustration shows a domestic servant carrying a large platter with a roast turkey raised above her shoulders to keep it away from a dog anxious for a taste.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Clothing and dress; Dogs; Thanksgiving Day; Turkeys; Women

Date: 1905-11-22

The Russian deluge

Description:

Illustration shows people clinging to a large rock in a stormy sea, some are royalty and some are terrorists; in a flash of lightning in the background appears the word "Revolt".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Communists; Revolution; Storms; Terrorists; Working class; Russia (Federation)

Date: 1905-11-29

Puck Christmas 1905

Description:

Illustration shows Santa Claus kissing a young woman on the cheek, framed by a holly wreath.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Kissing; Santa Claus; Women; Wreaths

Date: 1905-12-06

The Russian crown

Description:

Illustration shows a crown in the shape of a human skull against a background of blood dripping into the title area at the bottom.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Blood; Crowns; Revolutions; Skull; Russia (Federation)

Date: 1905-12-27

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