Original Author: Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, artist; Keppler and Schwarzmann, publishers
Created: October 26, 1881
Where Justice Will Have to Look for Jurors Who Have Not Formed an Opinion in the Guiteau Case
A cartoon on the cover of the humor magazine Puck, published on October 26, 1881, satirizes the juror selection process for the trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, accused of assassinating U.S. president James A. Garfield. An inset drawing of a man hanging from a noose is the "verdict of 50,000,000" living people already convinced of Guiteau's guilt; the gagged figure of Justice seeks potential jurors in a cemetery, where the long-dead corpses have not yet formed an opinion about the case.