Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Society Pages: Otto Soglow in College Humor, October 1937

Otto Soglow's satirical cartoon from the October 1937 issue of College Humor shows us high society at play. All the "photographed" couples are having an absolutely fabulous time—with one notable exception. And perhaps only in a Soglow cartoon could we have to ask ourselves how many t's are in Butt.

Otto Soglow
College Humor, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1937, page 21

Note:  I found this cartoon in a copy of the October 1937 issue of College Humor, just one wonderful page out of some 5,600 publications housed in the Steven Boss humor magazine collection. It is in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University and the collection is accessible to the general public. Just contact Curator for Comics and Cartoons Karen Green. She'll make sure you're ready for your closeup.

Help me keep Otto Soglow's art in the public eye here on Attempted Bloggery. I seek high-quality scans or photographs of original cartoon art by Soglow and his contemporaries whose work appeared in magazines like College Humor or The New Yorker. Please send along examples of rare or overlooked published work like this photorealistic cartoon.

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