JOHN F HYLAN, Mayor of New York City
Political Cartoon Paper Doll
Color Added by Judy
What a kick it is to find paper dolls in unusual places! Here we have a political cartoon "Cutouts for the Kidders" from the August, 15 1925 issue of JUDGE magazine. The art is by political cartoonist, Paul Riley. I have restored it to a bright white background, and added the coloring just for fun. Though the paper doll is just the top half of the page, I have kept the thing whole, as the other humorous writing is interesting in relation to the period of the piece.
Here is the bio of John F Hylan from: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nyc100/html/classroom/hist_info/mayors.html#hylan
John F. Hylan (1869-1936
96th Mayor of New York City, 1918—1925
Truly a self-made man, Hylan grew up a poor farm boy with limited education who, at 19, came to New York City with $4.50 in his pocket. He performed various odd jobs, including operating a steam locomotive for the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad, and he secured a patent for a bicycle whistle. He graduated from New York Law School in 1897 and became active in politics. Hylan successfully engineered a constitutional amendment in the state legislature to create two new Brooklyn judgeships — and a job for himself. In 1917, Hylan ran for mayor on the Tammany Hall ticket, overwhelmingly defeating John Purroy Mitchel. He delivered a simple speech during his inauguration, an affair devoted to dispensing patronage evenly between his Brooklyn supporters and Tammany Hall. On his first day in office, Hylan charged his appointees "to make the world yearn for Democracy" by following his "Rules for City Employees." He declared: "[City workers] must not roll in city automobiles with cigars in their mouths...[or] be conspicuous at baseball games when they should be in their offices." Dubbed "Honest John" by his supporters, Hylan never strayed far from the will of Tammany Hall. He devoted much of his term to transit issues and was reelected based on his opposition to a state plan that would have increased the five cent subway fare. He also was a strong advocate for New York City home rule. Hylan ran for a third term, but lost the primary to James Walker and ran again in 1932, only to withdraw his candidacy. He died of a heart attack at his home in Forest Hills on January 12, 1936.
Printed in full laser color on 80# CARDSTOCK bright white archival paper and presented in a clear archival binder sleeve for ease of storage and your viewing enjoyment.
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