The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


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Local ID: 10022

Estimated Value: $300

Title: Puck

Category: Humor

Volume:  1

Issue:  1

Date: July 1942

Published in: New York, NY

America’s pre-eminent humor periodical, edited by Joseph Keppler. Puck began as a german language magazine (Item 3810) but would quickly go on to become one of America’s most widely circulated periodicals. This seminal issue truly began the publication that would become America’s first and most prominent humor magazine.
Puck was assisted by the newly conceived Newspaper Stand which coincided with improvements in America’s postal system. This atmosphere lead to the advent of a national readership in United States for the first time ever. Puck would be the primary instrument of American humor on race, politics, gender, and society for decades. The humor and illustration style found in Puck is very similar to the popular British magazine of the time Punch.Puck was known to produce special numbers and spin-off publications, such as topically driven monthly’s Puck’s Library and Puck’s Annual, which showcased the finest articles and illustrations of the year. During the 1880s political disagreements among contributors lead several of them to leave Puck and found a rival humor magazine: Judge