Saturday, January 17, 2009
This is another book I found at that weird little bookstore in Ocean City. It's wonderful because it features cartoons from the 1890's all the way to the 1940's. It has a really nice selection of cartoons from a variety of sources. There is a surprising number of cartoons in a relatively slim volume because the book was printed during World War II, when paper shortages were on, so the pages are very, very thin. Anyway, it really made the first part of the 20th century come to life for me. It made me wonder if there are any good anthologies of Gasoline Alley. I'll have to look!