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Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

Pa's Got Th' Right System: 1918

"Cap" Stubbs, by Edwina Dumm, Published on January 5, 1918. View full size.

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You either don't have kids,

You either don't have kids, or you're a 'morning person.'

Keep 'em coming

Lemme just say that I love the addition of the comics. There's something so surreal about those old strips that they tickle my brain exquisitely. Thanks for posting them, and please keep 'em coming.

Wake Up

His system is tapping the floor with the bat to make Ma think he's up.

re: I don't get it

It's funny because the dog is sleeping in bed with him.

I don't get it.

I don't get it.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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