Friday, November 18, 2011

Class Warfare

Class warfare

Caption reads:
Stout Gent (naturally suspicious of the street boy) “Ge’ Out O’ my Way, you young rascal !”
Street Boy “Vich Vay round, Gov’nour!”

Before occupy wall street there was tension between the classes and there will be tension between the classes long after this one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

reform is a constant

If not for the big hats and puffy dresses it could have been writen today. From Punch in 1866
Women gathered around a new born baby labeled reform asking “do you think he will make it”

Friday, November 11, 2011

boys want to be men and men want to be boys

A comic from Punch or The London Charivari
Another illustration  that some things never change

Caption reads -
Conscientious by half
"is that enough sir"
"yes that'll do very well,  And now shave me please"
"I ought to mention that Shaving is Threepensce extra. Do you really think it's worth while?" 

Some things never change boys want to be men as soon as possible. But men over a certain age want to be boys.