November 24th, 2016

Ask the Archivist: THANKSGIVING DAYS PAST

by The King

 

 

Hello, Loyal Readers,

Here’s a selection of the Thanksgiving bounty that once spilled onto the holiday’s newspaper pages, between all the coverage of football and black Friday sales.

TOOTS AND CASPER 22 November 1925

TOOTS AND CASPER 22 November 1925

 The hapless couple had another frustrating experience with a live turkey last year, if you’ll recall …

 http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2015/11/26/ask-the-archivist-thanksgivings-past

 Over the years, Jimmy Murphy made a sort of tradition out of a similar gag every Thanksgiving.

ETTA KETT- 24 November 1927,  MUGGS McGINNIS 19 November 1931,  FUNKY WINKERBEAN 23 November 1978,  ZIPPY- 26  November 1987.

ETTA KETT- 24 November 1927
MUGGS McGINNIS 19 November 1931
FUNKY WINKERBEAN 23 November 1978
ZIPPY- 26 November 1987.
RIGHT AROUND HOME, 23 November 1941.

RIGHT AROUND HOME, 23 November 1941.

Another frantic mob scene from Dud Fisher, two weeks before Pearl Harbor.

GRIN AND BEAR IT 28 November 1968,  DENNIS THE MENACE 26 November 1964,  THE BETTER HALF 24 November 1966,  THE FAMILY CIRCUS 27 November 1980.

GRIN AND BEAR IT 28 November 1968
DENNIS THE MENACE 26 November 1964
THE BETTER HALF 24 November 1966
THE FAMILY CIRCUS 27 November 1980.

The best to you and your family from King Features, and yours truly.

Bon Appetit-

The Archivist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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