Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dan Kilgo: The High Cost of Halloween

The U.S. inflation rate hit a whopping 14.4% in 1947 as the postwar economic expansion got underway. That's why the Saturday Evening Post felt its readers that year would be able to relate to a certain price-conscious Halloween cartoon by Dan Kilgo.

"Can you imagine paying two bucks for a lousy broom like this?"
Dan Kilgo
The Saturday Evening Post, October 18, 1947, page 74

Scan by Dick Buchanan

Note:  Once again I want to thank Dick Buchanan for providing Attempted Bloggery with another gorgeous scan from the celebrated Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files. Dick contributes regularly to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a post entitled "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Color Gag Cartoons 1936 - 1967." Really, it's just like being there.

 marks cartoonist Dan Kilgo's first appearance on the blog. The cartoon is wonderfully atmospheric, no?

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