N. p., ca. 1940s? 26 pieces, generally single leaves, ranging from approx. 1.88 x 3.5 inches to 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Generally with old folds and some soiling from frequent handling, as though passed around by hand or extracted from pockets at a lodge meeting; in good to very good condition overall. Item #17901
The raw materials for a budding Gershon Legman, a substantial sampling of mid-century taboo—a rough catalog of subject groupings found here include obsessions with women’s breasts (three examples), inappropriate sexual contact or misconduct (four, of which two are alcohol-related), scatological themes (two), castration anxiety (three—one rabbinical), inappropriate behavior on the part of Santa Claus (three), male potency (two, not counting one included in the Santa Claus category previous), plus various examples of tasteless wit partaking in general of innuendo to some degree of any of the subjects noted above, etc. One piece (“Types of Girls in the Powder Room”) with the faint violet ink stamp for Hartman’s Y Service Station in Norwalk, Ohio at the head of the page, suggesting the expected audience for this material.