Saturday, November 05, 2022


Herriman Saturday: May 3 1910


May 3 1910: Yet another gag based on the upcoming Fight of the Century. This one features a character never yet seen in real life: the bookie who will give money back.

The fellow in the second panel is the only person in this strip to have the straight dope. $5, in 1910, is the 2022 equivalent of $156, and $100 (assuming that's not a stack of $100 bills) is $3,124. $5 could be classified as big betting money, at least by 1910 standards.
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