I was taken with the cartoon I had posted on Thursday about the Panic of 1837. Along this line I trolled the Internet for some Great Depression era cartoons and have put together a few interesting ones:
This one is actually from 1875, but a good one:
I found the following set at this site:
Caption Reads: Remember the days when you used to go thru my pockets?
Caption Reads: I got the damdest luck! I found a recipe for home brew and I aint got no home!
Caption Reads: Isnt the machine age marvelous honey? All papa does is talk into the Dictaphone and presto - a hundred men are laid off!
The next couple come from this site, and one is funny and one is so very sad:
Caption Reads: Just think Mike, if we was outside we'd probably be unemployed.
Caption Reads: Mama it's so nice to have Daddy home all the time now.
The mother looks especially sad.
The last 3 come from the site Bearish News:
Title: Recovery Package
Title: Billions of Deficit, Billions of Government Spending
No Title, but obviously looking to avoid a deflationary spiral:
Caption Reads: With this depression on, Maria, I s’pose we ought to go out tonight and consume something.
Very interesting. If you know where I can find some more, let me know.
I almost forgot the solutions to "Name that Film" from last night.
1) "1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!"
American Beauty (good catch Watchtower!)
2) "The wine has no taste. The food sickens you. There seems no reason for any of it, does there? But what if I could give it back to you? Pluck out the pain and give you another life?"
Interview with the Vampire
3) "A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."
Person A: In my business you prepare for the unexpected.
Person B: And what business is that?
A: I help people with problems.
B: Problem solver.
A: More of a problem eliminator.
License to Kill
5) "...you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin’ education you coulda' got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the Public Library."
Good Will Hunting
Person A: You can break a man's skull. You can arrest him. You can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you fight an idea?
Person B: Sir, you ask how to fight an idea. Well, I'll tell you how... with another idea!
Have a good night.