Saturday, February 03, 2024
One-Shot Wonders: Gags by Herriman et al, McClure 1901
An early McClure section gagfest which ran in the Thanksgiving week issue of November 24 1901.
Going clockwise from upper left, we have a gorgeous drawing by Bert Cobb with a rather hoity-toity gag referring to the Dead March from Handel's Oratorio "Saul". Cobb is an almost completely forgotten master. Next we have a funny Thanksgiving gag by William F. Marriner; then a well-worn boarding house gag by Mark Fenderson, and finally George Herriman, with an over-long gag line that isn't really worth the trip. But I do like the cartoon very much. Love how the tramp has wedged himself into the gate. I do wonder what the thingamajig is on the step, though (no, I don't mean the old maid).
Labels: One-Shot Wonders