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Jul 04

The Eagle of Freedom or Jim Crow?

Bill Mauldin penned this political cartoon published in the Telegram-Tribune Sept. 12, 1963.

Artist Bill Mauldin was a master of communicating complicated concepts and emotions with a few sharply drawn visual symbols. He could draw in a single frame what would take lawyers pages of words. Mauldin first came to popular attention with his cartoons of the dog-faced GI’s – Willie and Joe – during World War II. …

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Mar 18

The comics page goes to war, World War II week by week

May 4, 1943 Telegram-Tribune comic page, many with World War II themes.

The war even found its way onto the comics pages. Three strips, Was Tubs, Boots and Her Buddies and Joe Palooka featured airplanes. Even escapist fare like Alley Oop had the caveman looking for rubber, now being rationed. Side Glances criticized dancing lessons for being a waste of shoe leather another rationed item. Our Boarding …

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Jun 05

Annoying people who talk in theaters

Everett True takes on a movie theater talker in this cartoon from February 15, 1917.

Talking in theaters was apparently a problem way back in 1917, before cell phones were invented. Heck it was ten years before “The Jazz Singer” would bring talking pictures to the masses. Talking movies would spell the end of vaudeville. Film entertainers were the best of the best and delivered a show cheaper and more …

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Nov 12

Spanish Influenza cartoon #3

November 11, 1918Once again our paragon of anger management, Everett True, acts on an impulse most of us are too polite to do. In the era of Spanish Influenza a sneeze was a public health issue.Links to other stories in the series: Spanish Flu Cartoon Spanish Influenza of 1918 hits California’s Central Coast Spanish Flu …

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Nov 10

The Melancholy Daze, Satterfield cartoon

Bob Satterfield cartoon The melancholy daze

November 8, 1918 This was the other comic on the Daily Telegram’s page two that day. As fall swept in the end of World War I was near at hand. This cartoon by Bob Satterfield shows a downcast Kaiser Wilhelm II with a can labled defeat, tied to a leg and leaves falling with the …

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Nov 09

Spanish Flu Cartoon #2

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November 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 …

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