Mr. Jack Meets the Mummy

25 08 2014

This 1906 postcard features a clever illustration of Mr. Jack, then-famous cartoon character created by Jimmy Swinnerton – a cartoonist whose history you can read about here; during the Mr. Jack years, he worked for the New York Journal. Here, Mr. Jack is shown with an animated mummy case and the witty phrase, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot?”

Mr. Jack postcard




4 responses

26 08 2014

Love all the little details on the sarcophagus, hardly notice Mr Jack!

3 09 2014
Dr. Sphinx

Yes, always amazing how detailed things of the past are, even cheap ones, unlike today where things are just – cheap!

27 08 2014

Love it. What does Mr. Jack mean? Any idea?

3 09 2014
Dr. Sphinx

I don’t think so, just a name the cartoonist came up with.

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