Saturday, December 10, 2011


Herriman Saturday

Sunday, February 23 1908 -- A huge Herriman cartoon snakes around a full page article about Frank Wiggins, the head man at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Wiggins is an indefatigable booster for L.A. and southern California, and the Herriman vignettes illustrate various tales Wiggins tells of the 'old days' in L.A. (by which he means a whole 20 or so years ago). At the bottom, we have Wiggins himself about to introduce the residents of Whittier to the citrus trade. At top left we have 'touridents', Wiggins' name for tourists who become residents, in the top middle there is the old Zanja aqueduct, and at right, memories of cheap land and wildlife hanging around downtown.


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