Mood: For Wits, Wags, Clowns and Cut-Ups
Got yourself a wise-cracker, a real looneytune? Make sure Chuckles is on your side with one of these get-ups.
By Louis Charbonnier (1874-1935)
“Yeah, he thinks he’s the clown!” Don’t hold it against Filip Caïroli for that sardonic grin; he was trying to hold his own in a clown-car trio with his father and brother. Filip was the older brother, but his younger sibling was the one named Charles Jr.
By Alois Carigiet (1902-1985)
Arf! This dapper pup is doing kicks and flipping tricks.
By Herve Baille (1896-1977)
You will lean back with a self-satisfied grin when you hang this on the wall at an appropriate eye-level.
By John Held
4:30 p.m. Penn Station. Oh yeah, it’s like that. Minus the ducks and geese overhead. You still get a few pigeons nowadays, though.
By Mary Adshead (1904-1955)
In London’s Depression ’30s, people ate a lot of canned food and stayed home and listened to the radio. Mary Adshead’s perfectly poised bit of wit and wisdom is great advice for anyone, and this is a great gift for anyone who’s been cooped up for too long.
That’s not where the shoe polish goes!
By Luciano Achille Mauzan (1883-1952)
The thirstiest man in the world would ask you if you’d like to join him for a drink, but <urrp> too late.
By B. Moloch
Why yes, I did just see a half-dozen root vegetables riding on the back of a cow, which was diving into an herb grinder. No, I have not been drinking.
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
PAI-LXXVI: Rare Posters Auction will be held October 28 at 11am EDT.