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“Chase Me, Girls”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - June 14, 2013

Another early 20th century postcard (and yes, that’s real live dead genuine fake fur glued to the card) —





  1. How early 20th century? Remove the fake fur, add a few freckles, and this guy looks a lot like Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine. Could be coincidental, I guess.

    Comment by kevinf — June 14, 2013 @ 11:21 am

  2. I don’t have an exactly date, but think it was pre-World War I (probably several years pre-WWI), along with the other comic cards posted recently.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 14, 2013 @ 11:31 am

  3. Obviously Kevin and I both look for cultural refinement in the same place–one glance at the picture and I thought Alfred E. Neuman!

    Comment by Mark B. — June 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

  4. And we obviously find it, as well, Mark!

    Comment by kevinf — June 14, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

  5. Sexist comment – I don’t quite get the feminine stance of the guy, the hand on hip, thin waistline and fingers, arched body, etc. Was this supposed to imply that Mormon men were effeminate?

    Comment by IDIAT — June 14, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

  6. 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

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