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Closing Out James G. Blaine’s “Tattoed-Man” series, 1884

Election’s done, but I’ve a few “Tattooed Man” cartoons not yet shown, to run. So let’s get them out of the way. Those of you who have been visiting this site, already know what these are about. But, for anyone just now stumbling in… James Blaine was the G.O.P. nominee for President in 1884. He […]

James G. Blaine’s “Tattooed-Man”, September 24th, 1884: Money Will Be Vindicated

Above, by artist Bernhard Gillam, from the centerspread of the September 24th, 1884 issue of Puck magazine, we have the 1884 G.O.P. Presidential-nominee, James Blaine, featured in the cartoon Blaine Will Be Vindicated in November. The cartoon is a play on an argument given by the N.Y. Tribune (then a Republican mouthpiece newspaper, twisting and […]

James G. Blaine’s / G.O.P.’s Road Built of Lies, October 1888

Above, the centerspread cartoon from the Ovtober 10th, 1888 issue of Puck magazine. Titled They Can’t Travel Much Further on a Road Built of Lies and Misrepresentations, by artist Louis Dalrymple, it depicts a G.O.P. procession across a rickety bridge, built of wooden planks with labels such as “Misleading Statements”, “Forged Quotations”, “Untruths”, “Falsehoods”, etc. […]

James G. Blaine’s Olympus of Corruption & Tattooed Man Revue

In 1884, the Republican Party nominee for President was former Speaker of the House James Blaine. Blaine was the equivalent of today’s Newt Gingrich — known for his lies, corruption, and immorality. His nomination resulted in Republicans’ first post-Civil War loss of the Presidency. To hilight why Blaine shouldn’t become President, Puck magazine’s artists produced […]

James G. Blaine’s “The Tattooed Man”: He Can’t Out Run His Record, July 30th, 1884

There may no longer be any urgency in pointing out the parallels between the corrupt & morally lacking present Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, and the G.O.P.’s 1884 Presidential nominee, James Blaine. But, having already dug out and scanned a large number of Blaine cartoons — including several in the twenty-two cartoon Tattooed Man series — […]

James G. Blaine’s “The Tattooed Man” series: The Political Courtney, Sept 10th, 1884

Above, Newt Gingrich’s nineteenth century soulmate, James Blaine, a former Republican Speaker of the House, whose long record of corruption was parodied during the Election of 1884, in a series of twenty-two cartoons, depicting him as “The Tattooed-Man” — a man tattooed from head-to-toe with the multitude of his sins. The Political Courtney, by artist […]

James G. Blaine’s Debut as “The Tattooed Man”, April 16, 1884

Above, by artist Bernhard Gillam, the April 16th, 1884 debut of Presidential candidate & eventual Republican Party nominee James Blaine, as The Tattooed Man. Blaine was the late 19th Century’s version of current candidate, Newt Gingrich — a former Speaker of the House, known for his astoundingly arrogance, reputation for lying, and a long history […]

Focus on Cartoonists: Cartoons Magazine Centennial April 1913

To Close out this year’s April Fools’ Month, we bring our focus not on fools, but on some of the orchestrators of fun — the cartoonists. Above and below are the pages concentrated on cartoonists, from the April 1913 issue of Cartoons Magazine. Above, a brief auto bio written by artist Billy DeBeck, along with […]

Blaine Eating Crow

Above, the centerspread cartoon from the November 26th, 1884 issue of Puck magazine, by artist Bernhard Gillam. Titled, Thanksgiving Day, 1884 — “Let Us Be Thankful!”, referring to the nation being thankful that former Speaker of the House, James G. Blaine, had failed in his bid for the Presidency. We can also be thankful, that […]

“Tattooed-Man” Series, 1884 + “Blaine Language”, 1888 (Part 3)

Above, The Honor of the Country in Danger, by artist Bernhard Gillam. The centerspread cartoon in the October 29th, 1884 issue of Puck magazine, this was part of the “Tattooed Man” Series, it is one of twenty-two cartoons which ran in Puck in 1884, satirizing the candidacy for President of Republican Maine Senator, James G. […]

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