progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (pride goeth before destruction)

He Was No Dude



by C. J. Taylor (1895)

he was no dude (1895)


Customer (in uptown drug store).—I want a thirty-grain dose o’ quinine, young man.
Clerk.—Yes, sir. What will you take it with, sir?
Customer.—I’ll take it with a spoon. I’m a Wabash Valley man, an’ I ain’t doodish ’nough yet, thank God, to eat with a fork.


Lazy Curator™ sez: I apologize for the “on the bias” nature of this entry. Wonky Scan strikes again!
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (pride goeth before destruction)

Where Did the Shoe Pinch?



by C. J. Taylor (1891)

where did the shoe pinch (1891)


D. B. Hill.—How dare you address to me such an insulting and impertinent communication?
Henry Watterson.—“I can not help thinking that the same words might be with propriety addressed to any Democratic aspirant by the humblest Democrat in the land.”


Lazy Curator™ sez: Here we have New York governor David B. Hill, irately confronting Henry Watterson with an issue of the New York Times dated Nov. 2, 1890 bearing the headline, “Watterson’s Letter to Gov. Hill.”

Honestly, some days I think every entry (or at least every other entry) ought to be accompanied by the sentence, “Now, let the slash fiction begin!”

The search for the fabled Joseph Keppler rendering of Hill continues...
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (pride goeth before destruction)

Didn’t Have Ten Dollars



by C. J. Taylor (1892)

didn't have ten dollars (1892)


Weary Raggles.—What became of your friend, Frayed Keegan?
Tomato Canby.—He is doing the Robinson Crusoe act.
Weary Raggles.—What is that?
Tomato Canby.—Gone to live on the “Island.”


Lazy Curator™ sez: I could swear that Weary Raggles is a recurring character. I really don’t feel like sifting through the five year backlog of Weekly Puck entries to find his previous appearance, but I would not at all be surprised to learn that Taylor is pilfering from Samuel Ehrhart. I could have sworn that “funny tramp names” was his “thing.”
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

“It’s a Wise Child,” Etc.



by C. J. Taylor (1892)

it's a wise child etc (1892)


  • Spigotheimer.—You pad little loafer—you git avay from here, or you git a pucket of vater shucked on you.
    Migsy.—Ah, why don’t you tell his daddy on him.—dere he his, on der corner!

  • Spigotheimer.—Ish dot your fader?—

  • —Hellup yourselfs, mein leetle frents, unt you tell your fader I vant to speak mit him on der pack door, alreaty.


  • Transcribing all that dialectical spelling always gives Lazy Curator™ a headache.

    Also: Spigotheimer makes me think of Spankenheimer. And what is going on with the splotches on his butt in Panel 2?
    progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

    Too Much Like Cæsar



    by C. J. Taylor (1895)

     photo toomuchlikecaesar1895_zps532f93b2.jpg


    Cassius Reed (to Brutus McKinley).— “Upon what meat doth this our Benjamin feed, that he hath grown so great?”


    The LOC sez:

    Print shows Benjamin Harrison as Caesar, standing in the foreground, wearing a Roman toga and a laurel wreath; Thomas B. Reed as Cassius and William McKinley as Brutus are standing in the background, wearing Roman togas, conversing, Reed holds a knife.
    progbear: Major-General Progbear (Pride goeth before destruction)

    Welcome to the Fair!



    by C. J. Taylor (1893)



    ATTN: [livejournal.com profile] urso

    This inner gatefold image was made to commemorate the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Columbia ushers the nations of the world into the fair, which seem (in typical “dinner party”/Match Game fashion) to be paired up in cozy boy-girl couples: (L-R) Belgium (?) and Holland, Italy and Austria, Turkey and Russia, England and Ireland, France and Germania, China and Japan.

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