Herriman Saturday

December 22 1909 — Another installment of the ‘LA Examiner only’ (?) run of Mary’s Home From College.

I can’t decide if papa is really a jazz fan or if he’s trying to embarrass his daughter, or both. It’s interesting to consider that this same gag will be played out in comics and elsewhere about a bajillion times in the 1920s, by then with the roles reversed. The college kids by then were the hepcats who scandalize their parents with their love of ‘race music’.

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