Thursday, June 23, 2011

Did You Hear Some of That Town Talk?

I recently downloaded two large PDF files containing Town Talk issues from 1890 - 1891.
They have been very amusing to read so far, it's like an informal newspaper with similarities to Coffee News.
In between posts about H.M. Francis, I'm going to start posting some of the various stories and cartoons.

I will cite author/artist names when applicable.

Let's start with my favorite so far:
Fig. 1: After The Play
The text that accompanies this piece is:

"SHE: Shakespeare is simply marvelous.
YOUNG TALKLEY: He is indeed! Even the names he gives his minor characters have a deep significance. Look at Pistol, for instance. He was always loaded."

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