Puck Magazine & Jospeh Keppler: Kings of Satire
Named for the mischievous fairy in Shakespeare’s“Mid-Summer Night’s Dream,” Puck Magazine was the brainchild of German political cartoonist, Joseph Keppler. He founded it in 1876 to poke fun at the political classes.
For the first year, it was only published in German, which gives you an idea of how many Germans lived in New York City. Out of a total population of 1.5 million in 1890, more than 400,000 people were either born in Germany or came from at least one German parent.