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SATIRE - "A POOR EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE"

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

Reverse(s): The "Four Points" (Blue - Type 4a)

A POOR EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE
JACK--"Ethel, I am ashamed of you. I saw that Frenchman in the con-
servatory 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: This card uses the same illustration as card #74 in the Satire - Part 2 series, but was issued separately in a slightly larger format, 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 this card. There are also very minor differences in the layout of the "Four Points" sales pitch on the back of the card.

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

Artist: Blash (Albert Dodd Blashfield)