Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dutch Treat Club Total Offense 1941

Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
—President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Speaking of infamy on this Pearl Harbor Day, let's take a long look at the artistic selections from the 1941 yearbook of The Dutch Treat Club! It's very timely theme is Dutch Treat Club Total Offense 1941 and surely it lives up to its name. The club's members do what they do every year, privately producing a volume of ribald humor that was too racy for general consumption and staging a one-off public performance—this year with George M. Cohan—that was probably very entertaining and still racy. War was clearly in the offing here. Everyone must have sensed that, even before Pearl Harbor.

Dutch Treat Club Total Offense 1941


Title Page

All for One—One for All
Russell Patterson

Aviation Terms
Frank Godwin

Offense on the Home Front
Fred Cooper

Wait for it... 
Tony Sarg
Leave it to the puppeteer! 
Memories finger puppet
Tony Sarg

Happy Landing                                             
Dean Cornwell                                             

A pop-up by Tony Sarg:
Tony Sarg

Tony Sarg

Offense Terms
Otto Soglow

Peace—It's Wonderful!
James Montgomery Flagg

At Ease

"The Pursuit of Sappiness"
The 1941 Dutch Treat Club Show

John E. Sheridan

Russell Patterson

The following information has not been independently verified: 

The actual press run was probably 1,250.

Note: This time Stephen Kroninger has really outdone himself, photographing all the visually-compelling pages of the 1941 Dutch Treat Club yearbook. Once again, Stephen, I thank you.

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