Fig. 1. The Yellow Kid in a tassled red fez may have no more significance than a word play on turkey. Other references include a sign for Turkey Baths, a star and crescent flag on a tent, a sign for a Turkish Museum and a poster for a panorama of "de big European Turkey Raffle, come early and avoid the [obscured] Russia."
Detail: "A turkey raffle in which the Yellow Kid exhibits skill with the dice". McFaddens Row of Flats, Richard F. Outcault, New York Journal, November 22, 1896.