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At the woman's club

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Print shows two fashionably dressed young women, one sitting in a chair with her left foot resting on her right knee, holding a cane and gloves, and smoking a cigarette. The other is sitting on the edge of a table, holding a paper with the word "Freedom" at the top; there is an alcoholic beverage between them. These liberated women are discussing a remark made by the husband of one of them the prior evening. Caption: "I had a row with my husband after the play, last night." / "What about?" / "He tried to call me down for going out between the acts to see a woman."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women's rights; Sexism; Interpersonal relations; Women's clothing; Smoking; Conversation

Date: 1899-03-29

Puck Easter

Description:

Print shows a young messenger boy asking a fashionably dressed young woman to sign for the delivery of her Easter bonnet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Easter; Women's clothing; Women's hats; Delivery of goods; Easter eggs; Rabbits; Lilies

Date: 1899-04-05

A natural inference

Description:

Print shows an upper class British man shaking hands with Richard Croker at an equestrian event.

Caption: Lord Slapbang--I am proud to shake the hand of one of America's uncrowned kings! / Richard Croker (to himself)--One! I wonder if he thinks there are two of us? Somebody must have been stuffing him about Platt!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Handshaking; Politicians; Kings and rulers; Rich people; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1899-05-17

Self-made

Description:

Print shows an elderly woman showing paintings of her ancestors to a young woman; she explains to the young woman that her husband has no ancestors and that he complained about paying for hers.

Caption: Mrs. Newrich--These are my ancestors.
Mrs. Upperten--And your husband's?
Mrs. Newrich--He hasn't got any! Why, he even kicked about paying for mine!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Social life and customs; Genealogy; Families--Portraits; Nouveau riche

Date: 1899-09-06

The modern Danaƫ and the golden rain

Description:

Print shows a man reclining on a "Map of New York" with Thomas Collier Platt holding a platter catching gold coins raining down in the form of bribes from above.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Bribery; State governments--Officials and employees; New York (State); Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1899-09-13

Admiral George Dewey standing on the bridge of a ship

Description:

Print shows Admiral George Dewey, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing military uniform, holding hat in right hand and sword in left hand, with silhouettes of battleships in the background and firecrackers at his feet, on the occasion of his return to New York.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Battleships; Firecrackers; Homecoming; Dewey, George, 1837-1917

Date: 1899-10-04

Needed the money

Description:

Print shows an Irish American miner returning home to his wife who asks why he is later than usual, suspecting that the miners are on strike again.

Caption: Mrs. Dolan (as her husband returns at an unusual hour)--An' yez bees on anither stroike, eh? Phat's the' cause this toime? Mr. Dolan (grimly)--Oh! Oi guess th' Walkin' Dilegate's behoind in his rint ag'in!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Husband and wife; Miners; Miners--Labor unions; Strikes and lockouts; Communication; Irish American families; Working class Irish Americans

Date: 1899-11-08

Puck Christmas 1899

Description:

Print shows Puck pushing a fashionably dressed young woman on ice skates on a pond or river in a wooded area.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Women's clothing; Young women--Social life and customs; Skating

Date: 1899-12-13

Not so bad

Description:

Print shows two fashionably dressed women, a mother and her daughter, attending a football game.

Caption: Mrs. Newcome (her first game)--Oh! isn't it awful? Horrible! Why, they will kill that man underneath! / Her Daughter (an enthusiast)--Oh! he doesn't mind it, Mother. He's unconscious by this time!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women's clothing; Women--Social life and customs; Football; Wounds and injuries; Sports spectators; Mothers and daughters

Date: 1899-12-20

A first-class lie

Description:

Two upper class men are talking in the street in London, while a coach labeled "Picadilly Circus" is waiting in the background. Caption: Englishman--You have some pretty high buildings in Chicago, haven't you? Chicagoan (in London)--Well, I should remark! Why, the tops of some of them are covered with snow the year around!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Honesty; Upper class

Date: 1900-01-31

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