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

At His Wit’s End



by L. M. Glackens (1908)

at his wit's end (1908)


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

“Maybe It Won’t Take, Bill”



by L. M. Glackens (1907)

maybe it won't take bill (1907)


Lazy Curator™ sez: Self-explanatory, William Howard Taft is having a “Presidential Vaccine” administered by Teddy Roosevelt. Using a scalpel! Ouch! If that’s the way they used to do it, it really puts getting a shot in perspective!
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

Thanksgiving 1907



by L. M. Glackens (1907)

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“For What He Is About to Receive, Let Us Be Truly Thankful”


The LOC says:

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt about to chop the head off a turkey labeled "Flim-Flam Finance" on the chopping block, the feathers are labeled "Worthless Collateral, Wild Cat Bank, Fake Bonds, Worthless Securities, [and] Fake Stocks"; a diminutive man labeled "Small Investor" is standing in front of the chopping block, holding an axe.


Lazy Curator™ sez: it looks like Teddy got into the spirit of Thanksgiving feasting a bit early back in 1907. Off-model strikes again!
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

The Slapstick Kids and their Purple Pa



by L. M. Glackens (1906)

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Glackens did a few of these “Sunday Supplement” newspaper comic spoofs. I chose this one because of the obvious ribbing of the misaligned printing one sometimes sees in the Sunday funnies.

Lazy Curator is not transcribing this one, because see word #1 in this sentence.
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

“Where They Are Resting”



by L. M. Glackens (1905)

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progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

Grand Opera Opens



by L. M. Glackens (1908)

Grand Opera Opens (1908)


Again in Lazy Curator mode, I defer to the LOC:

Illustration shows Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Oscar Hammerstein throwing puppets labeled “Tenor, Second Tenor, Contralto, Baritone, Basso, Mezzo Soprano, [and] High Soprano” at each other.


Should I feel a bit guilty at actually listening to classic 60s/70s R&B/soul songs as I compose this post?
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

Nursery Wallpaper



Expressly Designed for the Children of the Comic People



by L. M. Glackens (1906)

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Expressly designed as an indictment of violence in the funny pages, pretty clearly, and, oh my...does it ever come across as tame these days! Perversely, I kind of want this to be an actual wallpaper pattern!
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

Just Made for Each Other



by L. M. Glackens (1907)

Just Made for Each Other (1907)


Pretty self-explanatory; the Republican elephant (in a summer dress) and William Howard Taft share a hammock in a garden. I believe this one is based on a popular print, compare the lower left image in this cartoon. And good God! Could they make the depiction of Taft any less flattering? I know Puck was Democratic-leaning and all, but really! I am certain in real life, his butt was not that big! (though it was definitely not small.)
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What the Stork Brought to Papa



Willie, His Eldest, Takes a Mean Advantage of the Nurse’s Absence



by L. M. Glackens (1907)

What the Stork Brought to Papa (1907)


Posted without comment.
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

The Span of Life



Thrilling Political Melodrama Now Touring the West



by L. M. Glackens (1909)

The Span of Life (1909)


The G.O.P. elephant prepares to cross a crevasse between two cliffs marked “Conservative Republicans” and “Radical Republicans,” using William Howard Taft’s back as a bridge.

Oh, Mr. Taft, I sympathize. Not politically, but physically. Ouch!

And I am now officially caught up.
progbear: Pride Goeth Before Destruction (1900) (Boss Croker inflated)

Ready Made



by L. M. Glackens (1909)

Ready Made (1909)


The caption reads:

Real Estate Agent (measuring gentleman for a flat).—You’re a little large, I’m afraid, sir, for the flat on East 202nd Street, but there is one on the next block that would fit you nicely, I think.


Yes, I know, it’s a joke, and a fat joke at that, but does anyone else think this is kind of a good idea? Living spaces tailored to the size of people living in them?

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