Saturday, November 22, 2008
Today we look at Herriman's contributions to the Sunday May 12 1907 LA Examiner.
Up top we have the first sports cartoon Herriman's done in awhile. Here he gives us a sketch of W. C. Temple, the retired former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Temple's main claim to fame is that he created one of the earliest post-season championship major league baseball gimmicks. He had the top two teams in the (then single) league battle in a best of seven series after the end of the regular season. The winner of the series got possession of the Temple Cup. This forerunner to the World Series was short-lived, for reasons you can read about in this excellent article.
Herriman's second offering consists of one last set of Shriner toons. These cartoons appeared as part of a full page color fare-thee-well to the befezzed partiers. Sorry if the image seems awfully small, but that's cuz it started out so darn big!
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons