Cartoons: Gambling Grins

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Gambling cartoon
“Stanley, there’s a Mr. Bookie here to see you.”
Frank Ridgeway
November 3, 1956

 

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“We must be over Nevada now.”
Tony Barlow
September 29, 1956

 

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“He hasn’t been the same since we returned from Las Vegas.”
Pete Wyma
June 14, 1958

 

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“We happen to be on our lunch hour.”
Frank Ridgeway
May 4, 1957

 

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“Thurlow, about these personal calls…”
Fred Levinson
April 28, 1956

 

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“How was Las Vegas?”
Bob Barnes
March 30, 1957

 

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“It looks like a sure thing.”
Scott Taber
February 8, 1958

 

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“…and this is our play room!”
Gus Lundberg
December 8, 1956

 

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Comments

  1. The Saturday Evening Post, in keeping with the hardest of times; always has a jovial dash of satire to keep us grounded. 200 years of war, disease, and political unrest- just another day at the office. Thanks for reminding us we still have 4th of July, freedom, the pursuit of happiness, apple pie and sports.

    Happy Bicentennial!

  2. I agree Edwin, even though it’s after 8:40 in the evening. My favorite one here is #1. Poor Stanley’s REALLY shocked! Next would be #6. I can’t imagine (for even then) having an open trunk full of cash, and my wife bringing an additional 2 suitcases full into the house.

    How about #2 with the flight attendants carrying the 2 slot machines? Instead of a casual remark, today’s violent, infantile airline passengers would be hitting, cussing at them and each other. Sadly I can’t say “just kidding.”

  3. These cartoonists are the best and I love all their cartoons. Always a great fun way to start the day. I look forward to seeing the cartoons each day and getting a laugh to get the day going the right way.

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