Friday, December 08, 2017


Wish You Were Here, from Kin Hubbard

In 1907 the International Postcard Company issued a set of Abe Martin postcards. Hubbard's feature was only three years old at this time, running in the Indianapolis News. As best I can guess, they just used existing Abe Martin sayings, because few of them are really suited for use on a postcard (the above being an example of that).


The "Card Club" referenced would be, judging from the confiscated items, a ladies' house party social function where they'd play games like Whist for prizes. The humor of the situation is that said constable is the law man of such a backward hick town that this raid is as close an approximation as could be managed to a city version where full scale, big-bucks gambling takes place
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