No idea, IDIAT. It may be that it wasn’t even drawn with the intent to represent Mormons — it might be a stock character that could have been used for other captions.
I Googled to see if I could find anything more about this card. One person out there referred to “a comic postcard sent by my father to my mother about 1929. It depicts a dancing Mormon with a stuck-on beard.” So that’s her interpretation of the pose … and if she’s right, this card dates a lot later than I supposed.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 14, 2013 @ 3:45 pm