Saturday, September 01, 2007
The top cartoon, another swipe at the Southern Pacific Railroad, was printed on 10/1/06, the other two from 10/2.
The highlight of this batch, full of Herriman wordplay, is certainly the one about the Tommy Burns - Fireman Jim Flynn world championship fight that would take place later that day. Burns KOed Flynn in the 15th round and retained his heavyweight title. Fun fact - though both fighters have very Irish names, they were both pseudonyms. Burns was French-Canadian, Flynn was Italian-American.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
Joe Thompson ;0)