Puck stands on a stack of bound Puck volumes between a
row of people on the left identified as a "Bank President, Cashier,
Teller, Clerk, [and] Janitor" as well as a scrub-woman and an
office boy, and a row of known criminals on the right identified as
"Scott, O. L. Baldwin, F. Ward, J. D. Fish, H. W. Howgate, [and]
Eno," and Fredericka Mandelbaum identified as "M." Between the two
rows are bottles of "Virus from Thieving Office-Boy, Light-Fingered
Scrub-Woman, Defaulting Bank Cashier, Receiver of Stolen Goods,
[and] Corruptible Janitor," "Lymph from Swindling Bank President
[and] Embezzling Bank Clerk," and "Vaccine from Speculating Bank
Teller." O. L. Baldwin was a cashier at the Mechanics' National
Bank in Newark, Henry W. Howgate (1834-1901) was a Disbursing
Officer in the U. S. Signal Service, and Fredericka Mandelbaum was
a known fence for stolen property. Caption: "Now, my friends, step
right up and be vaccinated for all forms of disease to which bank
officials are liable!"
Criminals; Vaccination; Banks and banking; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Mandelbaum, Fredericka, 1818-1894; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912
Carl Schurz and newspaper editor George W. Curtis carry fellow
editor Whitelaw Reid up the gangplank of a "French Steamer." Puck,
holding his lithographic pencil, stands at the bottom of the
gangplank. Includes references to James G. Blaine and Louis
Pasteur. Caption: Let him be taken to Paris and treated for
Blainiac rabies without delay.
Newspaper editors; Lifting and carrying; Vaccination; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892
Poem about a soldier suffering from yellow fever in Cuba during
the Spanish-American War.
Spanish-American War (1898); Yellow fever; Communicable diseases; Soldiers--Diseases; Soldiers--Death; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
Rear Admiral Chadwick, South Atlantic Squadron, informs
Secretary of the Navy Morton that the rebellion, under cover of
civil riots about forced vaccinations, was aborted. The Vaccine
Revolt occurred in Rio de Janeiro.
Vaccines; Vaccination; Brazil; United States. Navy
A rotund man labeled "Trust Official" inoculates himself into
"Personal Immunity" with "Fine Vaccine" which is "Specially
Prepared by Senate & House, Washington D.C." Above his head is
a dark cloud of prison-suited bacteria" labeled "Personal
Responsibility," some with manacle-like features. Caption: "None of
those microbes will get me while I can buy this vaccine!"
Vaccination; Bacteria; Hygiene; Medicine, Preventive; Trusts, Industrial; Patronage, Political; Corruption; United States. Congress