Obscurity of the Day: There Was A Time



A week or two ago we talked about Jimmy Swinnerton’s Mister Jack strips that were not printed in the New York Hearst papers. Here’s another series that, if it appeared there at all, was run rarely enough that Jeffrey Lindenblatt, who indexed the Hearst New York papers, didn’t note it as a series. However, this strip ran pretty regularly in 1917 on the Pittsburgh Post‘s daily page of Hearst strips. Anyone have more information?

Update June 2009: Turns out this was sort of a companion strip to An Embarrassing Moment. It apparently started sometime around August 1916, then by Fred Locher. Swinnerton took it over at the same time he took over the other strip, in October 1916.

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