Friday, July 12, 2019
Wish You Were Here, from Rudolph Dirks
Here's a postcard given out by Hearst's New York American as a Sunday paper premium in 1906.
Labels: Wish You Were Here
In 1906, a paddling with a stick would be seen as a just punishment for the pair, not only because we'll take it for granted that they are in a perpetual state of "needing it", but corporal punishment was standard child-rearing mode then anyway. I'm sure to tender current sensibilities, this might look like some kind of a crime against children.