Monday, April 25, 2016

The Funnies - Origin of the Sprint (1922)

A little incident in the daily life of prehistoric man, showing the origin of the happy expression worn by all sprinters as they approach the tape.
Life Magazine, 1922

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Death of William Shakespeare

On April 23rd, 1616, 400 years ago, a shining light went out at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire West Midlands, England. "He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again."

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Funnies - A Dog Worth Having (1894)

Young Tutter - "That's a splendid big dog you have, Miss Pinkerly. Is he affectionate?"
Miss Pinkerly - "Oh very. Come here, Rover, and show Mr. Tutter how to kiss me."

Judge's Library, March 1894

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Funnies - Following the Market (1894)

Mr. Bond (the broker) - "Let me see. Cotton remains steady, flour is rather wavering, and - Ha! It is as I suspected. The worst has come. Wheat has taken a sudden - drop!"

Judge's Library, March 1894

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Funnies: Why He Wants an Airplane (1920)

Why WIllie Wants an Aeroplane
The Judge Magazine, July 1920

What better way to honor opening day than with a little ballpark humor? And it's Square Root Day to boot!

The Funnies - A Goat Tea (1894)

A Goat Tea
Judge's Library, January 1894

I'll admit, it took me a while to get this one. Think hipster or Maynard G. Krebs.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Funnies Special Edition - Opening Day (1920)

"Our team is a regular in-and-outer."
"Yes, some days their batting is all wool and a yard wide, some days it's only cotton batting."
The Judge Magazine, July 1920