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Cartoons: The 1940s

Published: March 7, 2012

“We Buy Gold” from February 13, 1943


"We Buy Gold"
From February 13, 1943

 “Don’t sh-h me! I said it once and I’ll say it again: Woman’s place is in the home.” From December 7, 1946


"Don’t sh-h me! I said it once and I’ll say it again: Woman’s place is in the home."
From December 7, 1946

 “We were wondering, Mr. Malone, if you happen to still remember the combination to the vault at the First National Branch of the…” From December 14, 1946


"We were wondering, Mr. Malone, if you happen to still remember the combination to the vault at the First National Branch of the…"
From December 14, 1946

“You’re lying to me, John . . . Alice said she went over to … went over to …went over to… went over to…” From December 21, 1946


"You’re lying to me, John…Alice said she went over to…went over to…went over to…went over to…"
From December 21, 1946

 “You’re the only woman in the world I’d do this for.” From December 14, 1946


"You’re the only woman in the world I’d do this for."
From December 14, 1946

 “Well, believe me, one is enough!” From February 13, 1943


"Well, believe me, one is enough!"
From February 13, 1943

 “It was nice having you surprise us and drop in for the week end. We’d like to retaliate.” From December 21, 1946


"It was nice having you surprise us and drop in for the weekend.
We’d like to retaliate."
From December 21, 1946

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  • john Rutter

    these are great cartoons. I was born in 1936 and enjoyed the cartoons of the 1940′s and 1950′s.

  • Charles Neumann

    Nice cartoons, though the radio program one was hard to figure. Instead of repeating the last line over and over the actress could have just picked up the dropped script and covered it up with a sneeze or something. I loved the Chon Day one about the unexpected guests and the Chaplan one about the son drying the dishes.