Vintage Comic Postcards
As postcards became the quickest, easiest way to send a greeting or note around 1898, they also made the perfect vehicle for a joke. A postcard back has just enough space for an illustration and a zinger, and the sender had the pleasure of knowing they’d just delivered a smile—or a guffaw. Some comic postcards were political in nature, mocking a political candidate, the suffrage movement, or the enemy during a war. Others featured favorite...