Cartoons: A Whole New Meaning

All of these cartoons were created in the 1940 and ’50s, but with the coronavirus pandemic, they suddenly mean something a little different.

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Two people sitting in a living room talking
“This just seems to be one of those centuries when everything goes wrong.”
Chon Day
September 11, 1954

 

Comedian irritates a city official
“I still think it’s a nonessential business!”
Ross
May 19, 1945

 

Two men talk in a park
“So then I decided to give up trying to cope with life and give life a chance to try coping with me.”
Starke
November 13, 1954

 

Man works from his bed
“It all started when he was ill a couple of years ago and had some work sent home from the office.”
Jerry Marcus
November 6, 1954

 

Patient waits for his doctor bill
“You’ve made such a nice recovery, I kind of hate to give you my bill.”
Lloyd Baker
September 25, 1954

 

Two waiters comment on their full dining room
“Wouldn’t it be nice if they all ate at home and just mailed in their tips?”
Cavalli
September 4, 1954

 

Man reads a book, "How to Make HER Do It."
Walt Wetterberg
July 24, 1952

 

Two people talk in a living room
“There must be something more to life than just sitting here.”
Chon Day
May 1, 1954

 

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  1. I’ve been reading the Post since my Dad quit reading it to me. Love it still and I’m 75.

  2. I think number 2 here about the ‘nonessential business’ is my favorite of this batch!

    Beverly, it’s always nice to hear from you when you write in. I admire you so much for not letting your eyesight shortcomings get in your way in reading the Post, even if it takes longer. It’s well worth it! It’s actually a good thing it comes out 6 times a year instead of 52! Stay safe and well otherwise in these dangerous times.

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