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Nov 09

Spanish Flu Cartoon #2

em1.jpgNovember 8, 1918

The Telegram of the late teens did not have a comic or sports page, newspapers have evolved many specialized features in the 90 years since. Sports pages, stock tables, advice columns, comic pages all would be part of the future.

Page two was a light hearted page compared to the others with two cartoons, poetry, and a few jokes. One regular feature was a cartoon by A.D. Condo and J.W. Raper. The cartoon was constructed as a two panel leading with the punch line every time. It was quite literally a punch line. The toon featured Everett True, a man with anger management issues. First panel something makes Everett mad. Second panel the result of the punchline.

Spanish Influenza was sweeping the world at this time as can be seen in these previous posts.

 

Links to other stories in the series:

  • Spanish Flu Cartoon
  • Spanish Influenza of 1918 hits California’s Central Coast
  • Spanish Flu of 1918 Part II
  • 1918 Spanish Influenza on the Central Coast III
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    1. Spanish Flu Cartoon
    2. Spanish Flu of 1918 Part II
    3. Spanish Influenza of 1918 hits California’s Central Coast
    4. 1918 Spanish Influenza on the Central Coast III
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