The bottom strip here shows off Bushmiller's clever use of wordplay. Ernie's clean, precise drawing style was the trademark of the strip. Note the archaic images of washboards and dunce caps (they show up frequently).
Mmm...Boople's Cookies and elegant popcorn.
The women's outfits and hairstyles are pure 1940s. The reference to white cord being hard to find has to be about wartime rationing.
Fireworks by mail! Impossible in this day and age.
More fireworks. Note the clever co-branding. "The Captain And The Kids" is pretty much the same as "The Katzenjammer Kids," as both were created by Rudolph Dirk. Dirk changed the name in 1915 after a dispute with Hearst. A version of "Katzenjammer" competed with the Kids until 1979!
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