SATIRE - PART 2
#74 - A POOR EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE
Size: 5" x 3"
|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."
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
Originally published in Judge:
Vol. 12, No. 309 - September 17, 1887
Artist: Blash (Albert Dodd Blashfield)