March 24th, 2016
by The King
Hello, Loyal Readers,
This week? More comic postals from the dead letter office.
Last December we looked at some Hearst post cards from the early 1900s that were given away with our Sunday papers. Several sets were issued in the years 1906-1907.
Take a glim at this:
Here’s a few from a more ambitious set, of what were called “Mechanical” cards, because with a little assist from the reader, they move. The action was achieved by gently squeezing the top and bottom of the image, which would convulse in the middle, giving the cartoon the illusion that something within was making a vertical movement
Hearst characters were licensed to some post card publishers as well, at least before we started putting out our own. Here are two:
Yours, The King Features Archivist.
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