Friday, December 8, 2023

They're Asking Dear Old Santa for a Hupmobile -- December 8, 2023

Casper Daily Tribune, 16-December-1923

A young couple asks Santa for a Hupmobile. The Hupp Motor Car Company built Hupmobiles in Detroit from 1908 to 1940. "John M Whisenhunt and Company is Casper's Hupmobile Santa Claus."

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Happy Hanukkah, 5784 -- December 7, 2023

Happy Hanukkah, everyone.

Pearl Harbor Day, 2023 -- December 7, 2023

USN - Official U.S. Navy photo NH 63132 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

82 years ago a sneak attack by forces of the Japanese Empire sank or damaged much of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in the territory of Hawaii. The Japanese Empire came to regret doing this.

When the attack started, destroyer USS Downes (DD-375) was in drydock next to destroyer USS Cassin (DD-472). A Japanese bomb landed between the two destroyers, which started fires that eventually caused munitions to explode on both ships. The machinery and other equipment were salvaged and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard built two new ships, sharing the names and hull numbers of the Downes and the Cassin. Both new ships served in the Pacific throughout the war.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Comic Book -- A Batman and Robin Christmas Adventure -- December 6, 2023

Christmas is coming.

Batman and Robin, who appear to have been half-way transformed into jacks-in-a-box, deliver presents to a happy family. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Pulp -- War Stories -- December 5, 2023

A funny-looking tank attacks German soldiers during what must be World War One.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Toonerville Trolley -- A Christmas Eve Accident -- December 4, 2023

Perth Amboy Evening News, 16-December-1923

Christmas is coming. 

I love Fontaine Fox's The Toonerville Trolley That Meets All the Trains.

Omaha Bee, 16-December-1923
Washington Times, 30-June-1918

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Krazy Kat -- It's Against the Law to Hang Four Stockings -- December 3, 2023

Washington Times, 22-December-1923

Christmas is coming.

I love George Herriman's Krazy Kat. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Washington Times, 30-June-1918