Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Topps 1961 Valentine's Day Cards with Jack Davis Art

Valentine's Day in July? Well, if you live life right, then EVERY DAY is Valentine's Day, right? Ha ha ha.

OK, regardless -- for your viewing pleasure, here are a dozen of the 55 Topps Giant (2 1/2"x 4 3/4") Funny Valentines produced in 1961, all with Jack Davis art. 




























Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jimmy Hatlo "They'll Do It Every Time" Mutoscope Cards




Above image from The Eclectic Edwardian.


The Mutoscope was an early movie viewer, created in the late 19th century. They were in pavillions, arcades, and even men's rooms. The machine had a crank on the side of it and, dropping your coin in, you could turn the handle and watch a short movie.

Some of them were a bit risque.



They were also called "peep shows," and the way it worked was by


" ... quickly flipping though a book of still images on stiff card stock. One person at a time could use the machine, which was marketed by the American Mutoscope Company starting in 1895. A subsequent firm, International Mutoscope Reel Company, made all manner of penny-arcade machines in the 1930s and '40s, including ones that dispensed 5.25-by-3.25-inch cheesecake cards of young women in various states of undress. There are almost 300 different types of these cards—those in the Yankee Doodle Girls series are considered rare."

-- Collectors' Weekly


The Mutoscope people also printed collectable cards, depicting, for the most part, young women. There were also some other topics, like; Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time."

Here are two dozen of the cards. All copyright Louis F. Dow, Inc. and copyright King Features as well. Most have a 1940s copyright date on them. The backside is completely blank. And the art appears to have been squeezed as best as possible onto this stock. Sometimes half of a line of print is knocked out, or a portion of the next card can be seen by the cut line. These were cheaply produced.  But the colors hold up well and they are still lots of fun to linger over. My guess is that Hatlo's longtime ghost Bob Dunn is the man behind the pen strokes here.





























Monday, July 24, 2017

SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 11



For your Friday reading pleasure, more great SATURDAY EVENING POST gag cartoons from the 1950s. This time around: more animal cartoons.



Love those quick, bouncy, zoomy lines that Harry Mace draws for the eager pup.










All of Gallagher's animals have those bulbous noses!











Bob Schroeter's cartoon made me laugh out loud. Grr!



My thanks to Kristin Cawood for giving me this large scrapbook of 1950s gag cartoons to share! Thanks, Kristin!

The SATURDAY EVENING POST 1950s gag cartoons blog entries:
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 1
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 2
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 3
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 4
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 5
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 6
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 7
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 8
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 9
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 10
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 11
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 12
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 13
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 14
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 15
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 16
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 17
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 18
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 19
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 20
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 21
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 22