This original cover of the New York illustrated weekly journal, "The Criterion", features a portrait of an enraged woman with fiery red hair, bordered by leaves and graphic patterns.
The Criterion was a New York-based literary magazine published as a weekly from 1896 to 1900, then a monthly until 1905. It featured bold illustrated covers, saucy cartoons and a mix of news and feature reporting and forward-thinking satire.
The Criterion proved instantly popular because it eschewed the typical arts and letters coverage with instead more provocative articles and illustrations. It was fun and high-spirited
The magazine attracted a large number of artists and writers from a wide spectrum of political background.