Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary
Graphic Witness home page

Tusche, tone and stone: 19th C. news illustration

Joseph Keppler: On Lawyers, Divorce and Women
lawyers, shysters
Puck, c. 1880 [detail 1] [detail 2]
Puck, July 14, 1880 [detail of center]
Above left: Keppler held that unscrupulous lawyers only encourage frivolous lawsuits. The family is destroyed: babies are abandoned in their nest, mother and father are carried off in opposite directions, delivered into the clutches of their respective lawyers. Keppler's views of the family and women's rights (above right) were more traditional than progressive in this regard.

Other Labor and Civil Rights issues as depicted in Puck