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The mote in our neighbor's eye / J.S. Pughe.

The mote in our neighbor's eye / J.S. Pughe.



Print shows at center, Uncle Sam as a policeman attempting to stop a bullfight, calling it a "brutal and degrading sport"; vignettes surrounding the main image show a "Six Day Bicycle Race" with exhausted riders trying to continue, a "Foot-Ball" game with one football player jumping on another, as medical staff carry off an injured player, "Pigeon Shooting", "Prize Fighting" where the crowd cheers as a boxer gets knocked down, and a "Base-Ball" game where a baseball player is "Assualting the Umpire" with a bat.
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Caption: Uncle Sam Stop this brutal and degrading sport! You Cubans and Porto Ricans must learn to be content with our own refining and civilized sports!
Illus. from Puck, v. 45, no. 1166, (1899 July 12), centerfold.
Copyright 1899 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.





Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909, artist


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