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I was pretty into this until the last one.

The High Rollers Extravaganza Co. / DeVere’s High Rollers Burlesque Co.
lithographs circa 1898 - 1900
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"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.

"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.

What could be more exciting than Quakers?

Why is canned asparagus so terrible? Even the drawing looks more like green hot dogs or tampons than it looks like fresh asparagus.

Why is canned asparagus so terrible? Even the drawing looks more like green hot dogs or tampons than it looks like fresh asparagus.

Untitledby Stanley Hoyt
1906

Untitled
by Stanley Hoyt
1906

"Slack Power" (1969/2006) from UNBRANDED
by Hank WIllis Thomas

"Slack Power" (1969/2006) from UNBRANDED
by Hank WIllis Thomas

Sporting Life 
written by Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks
Strobridge & Co. Lith. 
c1898

Sporting Life
written by Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks
Strobridge & Co. Lith.
c1898

A stern tambourining from the Purity Brigade.
in
“The Belle of New York”
poster by S.C. Allen & Company
c1901

A stern tambourining from the Purity Brigade.
in
“The Belle of New York”
poster by S.C. Allen & Company
c1901

"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

"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

"Etti-Cat and the Voting Everyman" 
from a display of subway advertising in the NY Transit Museum

Etti-Cat also has a book about manners.

"Etti-Cat and the Voting Everyman"
from a display of subway advertising in the NY Transit Museum

Etti-Cat also has a book about manners.