Judge Magazine: Politics, presidents, political cartoons


CANAJOHARIE — This exhibition features images and materials from the Arkell Museum’s Judge magazine collection.

Judge magazine debuted in 1881; William J. Arkell purchased the floundering periodical in 1885 specifically to attack the Democratic presidential campaign. Judge quickly rose in popularity with the addition of famed cartoonists including Eugene Zimmerman, and began to rival competing publications such as Puck. This exhibition focuses on the history of the magazine, the role it played in American political life, and its connection to Canajoharie.

The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Blvd. The building has off street parking and is wheelchair accessible.

By Patricia Older