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Entries from December 2016

Music Down Through the Ages

December 18th, 2016 · No Comments

From the pages of Life, July 9, 1925 (this is of course the old humorous Life, not the later news magazine), John Held Jr. illustrates the popularity of musical instruments among “college chaps.” The uke, mandolin, and guitar are still going strong, the others less so. (Please click to enlarge.) (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Cartoons · Ukulele

Political Playing Cards (2)

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments

This curious deck rejoices in the name of “Political Satire Playing Deck 1,” and was published in 1975 by the Spanish company Heraclio Fournier. The drawings are credited to Ortuño. The politicians are an international bunch; shown here is Sirimavo Bandaranaike, who served as Prime Minister of Ceylon and Sri Lanka. Besides playing the usual […]

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