Happy New Year to you all. For our Saturday this week, here's a look at the editorial cartoons German readers were chuckling over, a century ago as 1921 got underway.
|Cartoon by Riü? in Kladderadatsch, Berlin, January 2, 1921|
|"Prosit Neujahr 1921" by Helmuth Stockmann in Ulk, Berlin, December 31, 1920|
|"1921" by Werner Hahmann in Kladderadatsch, Berlin, January 2, 1921|
Werner Hahmann gives a more sober outlook in this rather expressive two-color cartoon somewhat marred by those blue blotches. I can't tell whether they come from age or the original printing process.
|"Europa 1921" by Theodor Heine in Simplicissimus, Munich, January 1, 1921|
|"Ein Guter Witz" by Arthur Johnson in Kladderadatch, January 2, 1921|
Arthur Johnson, Kladderadatsch's half-American cartoonist, imagines Woodrow Wilson winning a second consecutive Nobel Peace Prize — an extremely improbable event given his administration's failure to win congressional support for his postwar policies, and insofar as no individual has ever been awarded the prize twice.
|"Die Neujahrsnacht eines Unglücklichen" by Wilhelm Schulz in Simplicissimus, Munich, January 1, 1921|