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


Simplicissimus mascot

image by Th. Th. Heine

Thomas Theodor Heine (1867-1948)

Bruno Paul (1874-1968)

Jules Pascin (1885-1930)

Josef B. Engl (1867-1907)

Heinrich Kley (1863-1945)

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923)


A German site (with translation to English) with an index to selections from the complete 1896-1944 run of Simplicissimus. On the same site, a useful index by year for Simplicissimus

Stanley Appelbaum, editor and translator.
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

Richard Christ, editor [ausgewählt and kommentiert].
Simplicissimus 1896-1914
Berlin: Rutten & Loening, second edition, 1978.

The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia's section on Simplicissimus, as well as information on labor history and the visual arts

Josef B. Engl
Unsern Feinden
from the 9 May 1986 issue
(first Simplicissimus issue
4 April 1896)
25 July 1986

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
family happiness
caption: "What are you laughing about? I was just thinking if the Missus saw us."

note: the same image ran earlier in L'Assiette au Beurre, c. 1901. The practice of one image reprinted in a number of different journals over time was not unusual. Puck and Le Rire also ran images that initially appeared in Simplicissimus.

Steinlen's work
in other journals

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