Saturday, December 15, 2007


Herriman Saturday

Kind of pressed for time this Saturday, so just one Herriman today -- but it's a doozy. This cartoon ran a full page wide (8 columns) on November 25 1906. It's a fairly typical grumble for the day about the gas company, but exceedingly well-drawn.

Intermittent gas outages were very dangerous, as the thought balloons on the right depict. If the gas went off you might well forget to close off all the fixtures. Then when it came back on the deadly fumes could easily overwhelm and kill sleepers and children.


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