11 22 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) “The Modern Moses.” From Puck Magazine, Vol. 10, no. 247. Double panel color illustration by Frederick Opper & Joseph Keppler (O&K). 13.5 x 20.5 inches (34 x 52 cm). (New York, November 30th, 1881). $600 - $900 ❧ Puck was America’s first successful humor magazine, published from 1871 until 1918, featuring colorful caricatures and political satire focusing on the social and political issues of the day. This striking image can be explained as follows (JVL): “Moses is Uncle Sam, his trousers the red and white stripes of the American flag, beams of light radiating from his white top hat. He stands on a Rock of Salvation and with his wand marked “Liberty” he cleaves the waters of the Atlantic. On the far horizon looms death in a military helmet. A setting sun on the near shore emits its rays inscribed “Western Homes.” Through the parted waters marked “Oppression” and “Intolerance” marches a long line of Jewish immigrants.” 23 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) “They are the People. The Downtroden One. - They have always Persecuted Us; but we get there all the same!” From Puck Magazine, Vol. 29, no. 751. Double panel color illustration by Joseph Keppler. Rust stains from old staples. 13.5 x 20.5 inches (34 x 52 cm). (New York, July 29th, 1891). $500 - $700 ❧ Featuring a proud, prosperous Jewish businessman standing on New York’s Broadway and surrounded by vignette scenes of Jewish persecution in the past, in Russia, medieval Europe, back to ancient Egypt. 24 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) “The New York Tenement House - ‘Fire Escapes.’ Puck would like to know how the tenants expect to escape by them in case of fire.” From Puck Magazine. Single panel color illustration by Frederick Opper. 9.5 x 13 inches (24 x 33 cm) Unexamined out of frame. (New York, c. 1884). $300 - $500