Judge was an American weekly magazine that was published from 1881 to 1947. It was known for its political cartoons and satire, as well as its coverage of social issues of the time.

The magazine was founded by James Albert Wales, who had previously worked as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly. Wales was inspired to create a new magazine that would focus on satire and humor, and would be independent of political parties.

Judge quickly became known for its political cartoons, which were often scathing critiques of politicians and social issues. The magazine's popular "Judgeisms" column featured humorous and satirical quotes from famous people of the day.

Over time, Judge expanded its coverage to include more general interest articles and fiction. Some notable authors who wrote for Judge include Mark Twain, O. Henry, and P.G. Wodehouse.

Judge's influence declined in the early 20th century, as other magazines such as The New Yorker gained popularity. The magazine ceased publication in 1947, but its legacy lives on in the many political cartoons, humor columns, and works of fiction that appeared within its pages.{{Categories}}

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