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Vintage photos of:
1918 slackers: The check dodger, car seat caretakers, the parlor slacker, slackerette and planting a grandmother. Perhaps someone could explain that last one. View full illustration.
"Bub - He's Always to Blame" by Everett Lowry. Published January 1, 1910. View full comic.
"The Newlyweds" by George McManus, published January 1, 1910. View full comic.
"Eddie's Friends" for June 13, 1920. More thigh-slapping hilarity. View full size.
"Eddie's Friends" from June 6, 1920. Hold onto your chair. View full size.
"The Inbad Family" by Cowan. Published May 1, 1918. View full comic.