Cartoons: Lawn Laughs

Tired of weeding, trimming, and mowing? Take a load off and have a laugh at these home horticulturists!

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Shoppers talking to a lawn care specialist
“What has big flowers, grows anyplace, and requires no care whatsoever?”
Gallagher
May 14, 1955

 

Man waters his lawn using his neighbor's hose
Rodriant
September 27, 1952

 

Wife comments on her husband tying down a small plant in their lawn
“Afraid it’ll escape?”
Goldstein
September 20, 1952

 

Man using a wagon to carry him as he uses a lawn mower
Tom Henderson
August 23, 1952

 

Woman dumping the excess tomatoes from her husband's garden as he carries more into their house.
H. Middlecamp
August 18, 1951

 

Two neighbors speaking to each other over their fence
“I had phenomenal luck with my garden this year – not a thing came up.”
Bill Yates
June 19, 1954

 

Weeds grow around the pegs used to help tie down a dying tree.
Larry Harris
June 14, 1952

 

Man sleeps under a tree after mowing six feet of lawn
Walt Wetterberg
June 7, 1952

 

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Comments

  1. My favorites here have to be #2—-what nerve! and #4—what a concept! Always love the artwork of Goldstein and Henderson.

    Thanks so much for picking these jewels out of your mid-century issues each week. It may be work, yes, but it’s the kind you’d want to be doing anyway, right?! 🙂

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