Saturday, November 18, 2017


Herriman Saturday

May 27 1909 -- Herriman offers up a miscellany of sketches gleaned at the ballgame; the leftmost is interesting in that, yes Virginia, there was a time when baseball teams needed those balls back that went up into the stands -- evidently not without the problem of souvenir collectors who didn't go along with custom.

The middle cartoon is interesting in that it shows Herriman offering up some meta material in the tags for the sun, sea, and beach. That sort of thing would become a hallmark of his later work, but not much seen in his Examiner cartoons.


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