My Life 100 Years Ago - Cartoons

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Cartoon about FDA founder Harvey Wiley, early 1900s

Good news, chocolate lovers! Good Housekeeping magazine has given chocolate a big thumbs-up. Writing in the January 1918 issue, Dr. Harvey Wiley says that it contains considerable food-value. A small bulk furnishes a large amount of nutrition. It has in its composition more protein than has wheat flour, and about twenty times as much fatty…

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Judge magazine cartoon, February 9, 2019

I didn’t learn much about World War I in school. It was the seventies, and there was a backlash underway against the rote memorization of battle dates and that sort of thing. It was all about cause and effect. One day we’d be learning about Archduke Ferdinand and the alliances, and the next day the…

"The comic-supplement artist's paradise," Judge magazine, February 1918 Cambridge Student, Best Short Stories, Fifty Cent, Cool Magazine, African American Men, Library Of Congress, Vintage World Maps, Literature, The 100

Judge magazine cartoon, 1918

10 posts published by Mary Grace McGeehan during February 2018

Wednesday Miscellany: Women’s clothing, or lack thereof Clothes For Women, Women's Clothing, Cartoons, Life, Blog, Style, Outerwear Women, Woman Clothing, Animated Cartoons

Judge cartoon, January 1918

She: What do you think, Kate--shall I take off another stitch or two? He (sotto voce)--Take off another stitch! Dear, dear! I had better absent myself without delay! This is about as racy as 1918 gets. Note to advertisers: if you want to get a half-naked woman into the New York Times, make her an…

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Yapp's Crossing cartoon, Johnny Gruelle, 1918

An ad in The Egoist, the British literary journal where T.S. Eliot was assistant editor. I love how proudly they quote the criticism. Dissatisfying! Very unequal! Missing the effort by too much cleverness! Judge was a humor magazine that managed almost never to be funny--more on that later--but they had some great illustrators. My…

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Art Young cartoon, The Liberator, 1918

For someone who decided of her own free will to spend this year reading as if I were living in 1918, I have a curious aversion to reading and writing about World War I. Part of it goes back to my education. In the seventies, when I was in school, battles and the like were…

Cartoon by Rea Irvin, Life magazine, December Cool Magazine, Life Magazine, My Antonia, Best Ads, Red Cross, New Books, Nostalgia, December

The best and worst of December 1918: Book talk, strewn violets, a sad loss, and a magazine of the future

2018 is over! I should have anticipated that this would happen eventually, leaving me with a blog title and tag line that make me look like I can't do simple arithmetic. When I started this project last January, though, the end of the year seemed so far off that it wasn’t worth thinking about. To…

The best and worst of November Fake and real armistices, osculation, and meat we’ll learn to like Remembrance Day, Something To Do, City Photo, November, Cartoons, Good Things, War, Magazine, Life

The best and worst of November 1918: Fake and real armistices, osculation, and meat we’ll learn to like

With the centenary of the Armistice approaching, I wanted to celebrate, but how? I couldn't find any planned events for Remembrance Day (as it's called in the Commonwealth) here in Cape Town.* But I knew that veterans lay a wreath at the war memorial every year, so I figured they'd be doing something special for…

A cartoon on a popular theme: the cluelessness of American soldiers in France during World War I. American Soldiers, A Cartoon, World War I, Battle, January, France, Magazine, Popular, Life

My Year in World War I: A Centenary Reflection

For someone who decided of her own free will to spend this year reading as if I were living in 1918, I have a curious aversion to reading and writing about World War I. Part of it goes back to my education. In the seventies, when I was in school, battles and the like were…

A cartoon reflecting American concern about German spies during World War I, Life magazine, March 1918 A Cartoon, Life Magazine, World War I, Battle, My Life, German, March, American, World War One

My Year in World War I: A Centenary Reflection

For someone who decided of her own free will to spend this year reading as if I were living in 1918, I have a curious aversion to reading and writing about World War I. Part of it goes back to my education. In the seventies, when I was in school, battles and the like were…

Cornelia Barns cartoon in the inaugural issue of The Liberator, March 1918 Barns, Cover Art, Cartoons, Good Things, Humor, Painting, Life, Country Barns, Animated Cartoons

The best and worst of March 1918: Magazines, essays, cover art, and humor

When I was in the Foreign Service, living in Cambodia or Honduras or wherever, people used to ask, “But don’t you miss home?” I never knew what to say. The honest answer was, “I miss some things, sometimes, but it’s way more interesting here. Don’t you get bored living in the same place all the…

The punch line's only so-so, but I love "You mean they're going to die, or move away? I Love You Means, Told You So, Moving Away, Punch, My Life, Cartoons, Wallpaper, Cover, Movie Posters

Wednesday Miscellany: Grotesque wallpaper, a Locomobile, and a Rockwell Easter cover

He---Well, thank heavens, we shan't have to go on being decent to those impossible Riggsby people! She---You mean they're going to die, or move away? He---Oh, hadn't I told you? I found out today that they're relatives of ours. The punch line's only so-so, but I love "You mean they're going to die, or move…

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