Thursday, September 06, 2012
Obscurity of the Day: Noah's Ark Boys
In some religious homes, children are only allowed to play with certain Bible-centric toys on the Sabbath. Among certain Christians the toy of choice are Noah's Ark figurines. Parents may delude themselves into believing the kids will act out solemn Biblical tales with the figurines. Fat chance. Ben McCutcheon shows us the violent scenarios that are more typically played out with those Sunday toys when the adults are out of earshot.
McCutcheon's visually striking Noah's Ark Boys ran in the Chicago Tribune Sunday color section from December 3 1911 to April 28 1912. The first few episodes went by the title Mount Ararat.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the scans!
Hello, Allan-----What was the relationship between Ben McCutcheon and the TRIBUNE's famed editorial cartoonist, John T. McCutcheon, if any?Post a Comment