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Cartoons: Spring Spruce Up

Published: April 4, 2012

It’s spring! Time to do those repairs, clean house and spiffy up the place. But first take a break for home improvement cartoons as far back as 1942.

“You were right—green is a restful color.” from November 12, 1960


"You were right—green is a restful color."
from November 12, 1960

“How’s it going?” from March 12, 1960


"How’s it going?"
from March 12, 1960

 “I think we’d better go clean our rooms—Mom’s getting serious” from July/August 1993


"I think we’d better go clean our rooms—Mom’s getting serious."
from July/August 1993

from October 24, 1942


"That certainty isn't how I'd fix a leak in the roof."
from October 24, 1942

from August 1, 1959


from August 1, 1959

Charlie saved a bundle by building our cabinets himself…that is, if you don’t count what the hospital charged for sewing his thumb back on.” from July/August 1993


"Charlie saved a bundle by building our cabinets himself…
that is, if you don’t count what the hospital charged
for sewing his thumb back on."
from July/August 1993

“There! There! That shade of red.” from May/June 2007


"There! There! That shade of red."
from May/June 2007

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