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SATIRE - PART 2
#74 - A POOR EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE

Size: 5" x 3"
Date: Undated
Lithographer: Unidentified

A POOR EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE
JACK--"Ethel, I am ashamed of you. I saw that French-
man in the conservatory kissing you repeatedly. Why didn't
you tell him to stop?"
ETHEL--"I couldn't, Jack."
JACK--"You couldn't? Why not?"
ETHEL--"I can't speak French."
FROM "JUDGE"     
BY PERMISSION.

NOTE: Another card using this same illustration was issued separately in a slightly larger format. That card is not numbered and does not have a frame line around the illustration. There are minor differences in the text layout and the shading is somewhat softer in the unnumbered card. There are also very minor differences in the layout of the "Four Points" sales pitch on the back of the card.

To see this unnumbered version, click here.

Originally published in Judge: Vol. 12, No. 309 - September 17, 1887

Artist: Blash (Albert Dodd Blashfield)