Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Charles Addams; Lord Calvert at the Beach

Variations on a theme are a staple with Chas Addams. Two single panel cartoons from Addams' second collection of cartoons, Addams and Evil, from 1947, have Lord Calvert punch lines.

The first time I looked at this cartoon, I thought the image was just a joke about someone at the beach getting a fantasy photo of himself. The humor was in wondering why someone would go to the beach to get a photo of such a "wish I was back home" scene. Because of my researching the Addams cartoon posted a couple of days ago, I now realize this is another gag about a Lord Calvert advertising campaign from the 1940's.

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