I was pretty into this until the last one.
"Santas catch the trolley to Bloomingdales"
by R.F. Outcault
Conductor: “Yes, all cars transfer to Bloomingdale’s department store”
Buster Brown: “Gee Look at all the Santa Clauses transferring to Bloomingdales”
A bit redundant.
Why is canned asparagus so terrible? Even the drawing looks more like green hot dogs or tampons than it looks like fresh asparagus.
"Slack Power" (1969/2006) from UNBRANDED
by Hank WIllis Thomas
A stern tambourining from the Purity Brigade.
“The Belle of New York”
poster by S.C. Allen & Company
"Walter Early, creator of Elsie the Borden cow, sketches her at the exhibit"
New York World’s Fair (1939-1940)
"By 1939, Elsie’s popularity was growing strongly. But, at that point, she was just a two-dimensional drawing used for magazines and newspapers, or a character on the radio. The people wanted more.
At Borden’s 1939 New York World’s Fair exhibit featuring Borden’s machinery and 150 Jersey cows, consumer surveys revealed that 20% of the questions related to Borden’s machinery, 20% to the location of restrooms and an overwhelming 60% asked which cow was Elsie. Borden responded by selecting the most beautiful of the 150 Jersey cows to be the real life Elsie.” - via