Saturday, July 05, 2008


Herriman Saturday

This Saturday's cartoons were published on March 18, 20 and 22 (2), 1907.

The top cartoon commemorates a visit by British boxer-turned manager Jimmy Lowes, who was representing Jack Palmer, a not very impressive looking young Brit who was the British Heavyweight champion at the time.

Next up we have what probably came off Herriman's drawing board as a really great editorial cartoon, but the paper printed it way too dark so the names and the outlines of the fish are barely discernable. The cartoon comments on an absolutely amazing trial that was going on in San Francisco at the time -- read the details here.

The final two cartoons provide updates on the local graft case and it's heating up. The Examiner, at least to hear them tell it, has forced the DA to bring charges against some in the group. How this road graft brouhaha has come to involve a pair of telephone companies and the "boxing trust" (see bottom cartoon) I'm afraid I'm at a loss to explain.


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