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these young people!

As this up-to-date steel engraving shows, they go to the park and spend all their time texting! Say, these trees are a lot younger-looking than I remember.

 

Artist: Lewis Baumer. Source: A Century of PUNCH Cartoons, page 164, Simon & Schuster, Inc. © 1955 by Bradbury, Agnew & Company, Ltd., and reproduced for illustrative or review purposes. Copyright has not lapsed. Short review — This book, as a sort of side feature to merely presenting wonderful cartoons, also shows that PUNCH pretty much did everything first, unless archaeologists should find another humor magazine that did everything before PUNCH, which seems pretty unlikely. (This cartoon, along with many others, may be purchased from PUNCH through their web site — punch dot co dot uk. or punchcartoons dot com, preceded by the w's, will take you to the next step.)

 

post scriptum: The kind folks at Punch wrote to clarify that the copyright on this image is robust (Baumer died in 1963, so watch this space in about twenty years), and that they didn't mind me displaying it as long as I kept it to a reasonable size for screen viewing. Those desiring a larger size are directed to their web page. After a bit of research, I found that replacing the image can be done without disrupting the precious view count or comments. The tiny words on the tele-tapes didn't have anything profound on them. On hers, the word "dearest" was visible, on his the name of a horse or race track.

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Taken on January 13, 2013