The French humoristic magazine Le Rire was published from October 1894 through the 1950s.
Founded in Paris by Felix Juven during the Belle Époque, Le Rire appeared as typical Parisians began to achieve more education, income and leisure time. Interest in the arts, culture and politics intensified during the Gay Nineties and publications such as this helped satisfy such curiosity.
The Dreyfus Affair occurred in 1894 and Le Rire was one of many publications to tap anti-Republican sentiment in wake of that scandal. It was a time in which French governance was frequently characterized by corruption and mismanagement. Government ministers and military officials became frequent targets.
Some editions from 1894 to 1924 are available at Le Rire. Could it much better if the links to the editions pages were working.