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Sale: WIZARD OF OOZE OZ Harper’s Weekly 1906 William Randolph Hearst Scarecrow Caricature #4

$39.00 $25.00

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Description

Wonderful cartoon depicting yellow journalist William Randolph Hearst as The Wizard of Ooze scarecrow with the caption “Only a Stepping Stone” (to the White House) on the cover of Harper’s Weekly. This is the fourth of a series of 5 cartoons I’m listing, all from in 1906. This was 6 years after the Wonderful Wizard of Oz book was published, and 4 years after the successful Wizard of Oz stageplay opened. Hearst was running for political office and not very popular in some circles. Cartoon by W. A. Rogers.

Mag has been removed from a bound book and so has thread holes/glue marks along the border and a light fold mark in middle, but is otherwise in very good condition.