Friday, March 14, 2014

George H. Wright in the Boudoir

This cartoon by George Hand Wright from the old Life may date from the 1920's. Captions were generally a ponderous affair in those days, large chunks of dialogue with little payoff. The single-speaker caption did exist, but its use did not become widespread until it became the norm at the New Yorker.

George H. Wright
Pretty girl:  How do you like my new pajamas, Kitty?
Her friend:  They're lovely, dear. If the house was to catch fire some night they'd make a tremendous hit.

Illustration House, December 6, 2008

Note:  George Hand Wright appears in my post on Westport and the New Yorker here.


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