Joseph Ferdinand Keppler and Pauline Keppler Collection
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler (1838
Pauline Keppler (1852-1927)
Donated by Leighton Coleman III in 1999.
and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 8 cubic ft. of photographs and scrapbooks of political
cartoonist Joseph Ferdinand Keppler(1838
-1894) and Pauline Keppler (1852-1927), their children (Udo
, Irma, and Olga), and extended family. The collection includes photographs of the interior and exterior
of the Keppler family residence at East 79th Street, New York, New York. This home
was renowned at its time for housing a multitude of antiques and artwork. Also included
is a scrapbook that belonged to Pauline Keppler which contains correspondence between
herself and an unknown artist. In addition to these letters, the scrapbook also has
photographs, newspaper clippings, menus, and playbills.
Arrangement and Processing Note
The photographs are organized by subject and size.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in July 2019. Last updated in
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.
Rights and Permissions
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection
does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole
responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials
to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission
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Joseph Ferdinand Keppler and Pauline Keppler Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler (1838-1894) was an Austrian-born political cartoonist. As
Puck magazine, Keppler's viewpoints and humor were communicated to American society during
the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Puck magazine was
the first successful humorous weekly in the United States. Heavily political in nature, it was popularized by weekly cartoons and caricatures
drawn by Keppler and his staff. Keppler's political influence derived from his work,
namely with US Presidents Grant and Cleveland. His caricatures had a significant impact
on opinions of American government at the time. According to sources, Keppler's illustrations
conveyed current events and widely appealed to the public. His work for
Puck featured some of the first instances of color implementation in cartoons ever published.
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894.
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956.
Puck (English edition)
Caricatures and cartoons.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1881-1885 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
1. Photographs of Keppler family
Photographs of Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, 1897
Photographs of the mother of
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler
Photographs of Pauline Keppler
Photographs of Irma Joe Keppler
Photographs of Olga Keppler
Photographs of Keppler family
Pauline Keppler and daughter in woods (1 of 2)
Pauline Keppler and daughter in woods (2 of 2)
10. Mallinckrodt Convent Certificate, addressed to Irma Keppler Kiene
Photographs of Keppler family (1 of 2)
Photographs of Keppler family (2 of 2)
Photographs of Keppler residence, exterior
Photographs of Keppler residence, interior (1 of 2)
Photographs of Keppler residence, interior (2 of 2)
Scrapbook of Mrs. Pauline Keppler, includes:
Newspaper clippings (in English and German)
Illustrated envelopes of correspondence addressed to Pauline Keppler
Articles about Keppler residence on East 79th Street, New York, New York
Newspaper clippings (general)
Oversized photographs of the Keppler residence, interior
Cloth scrapbook holder (flowered print)
Cloth scrapbook holder (floral print with purple ribbon)
Cloth scrapbook holder (olive material with rust colored velvet trim)