Cartoons: Travel Agents

Before Expedia, Priceline, and Airbnb, actual human beings helped you plan your trip (and they usually answered the phone)!

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Woman complains to the travel agency that the man she brought home is not her husband.
“I got him all the way home before I realized he wasn’t my husband.”
William O’Brien
September 22, 1956

 

Female travel agent tells a hapless customer that she could show him a good time for the amount of money he would spend on his trip.
“For that much money I can show you a great time right here in town!”
William O’Brien
July 28, 1956

 

Travel agents discuss their vacation plans
“We vacationed at a nice out-of-the-way spot … home.”
Jack Markow
June 2, 1956

 

Vacationing couple reveal their plans to a disappointed travel agent.
“Actually, we’re looking for a nice picnic spot for this Sunday.”
Robert Kraus
May 19, 1951

 

A flustered travel agent struggles to please a picky customer looking for a destination.
“I’m sorry, madam, but up to now these are the only countries that have been discovered.”
Jeffrey Monahan
May 5, 1956

 

Travel agent pitches a low-budget vacation idea to a customer.
“Well, if that’s all you care to spend, I suggest you see a few foreign movies and let it go at that.”
Bob Schroeter
May 4, 1957

 

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  1. Great cartoons here, although I know you know travelling is the last thing anyone should be doing for the foreseeable future. It’s still fun to think about.

    The top 2 ‘toons are my favorites of this group by William O’Brien. With that over-sized sombrero how would she have known he wasn’t her husband? (No snickering now.) In #two I have to ask myself could she be… an ‘escort’ or simply very flirtatious? Don’t know. The travel guy at the bottom is pretty rude. Ouch!

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