2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Judge was a weekly satirical magazine published in the United States from 1881 to 1947. It was launched by artists who had seceded from its rival Puck. The founders included cartoonist James Albert Wales, dime novels publisher Frank Tousey and author George H. Jessop. William J. Arkell purchased the magazine in the middle 1880s. Arkell used his considerable wealth to persuade the cartoonists Eugene Zimmerman ("Zim") and Bernhard Gillam to leave Puck. A supporter of the Republican Party, Arkell persuaded his cartoonists to attack the Democratic administration of Grover Cleveland. With GOP aid, Judge boomed during the '80s and '90s, surpassing its rival publication in content and circulation. By the early 1890s, the circulation of the magazine reached 50,000. Noted for it's beautiful stone litho Covers and Center spread. Each issue is disbound, complete and filled with political cartoons. We will list the date and cover images as follows; May 12, 1888, Cartoon opposing Free Trade; June 2, 1888, slams Cleveland's promises; July 14, 1888, promotes the Republican Benjamin Harrison; January 19, 1899 Critical of Cleveland; July 27, 1889, Uncle Sam Intimidated by John Bull; October 5, 1889, The strong Democratic opposition; February 1890, Speaker Reed slays the Tammany tiger; May 3, 1890, McKinley supports Protection Duties.
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1880s - 1890s Eight Complete Issues of Judge Magazines

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
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Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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