The professional humorists' club

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In a club sitting room various types of men mope about in sad, angry, and depressed moods. One suicidal man holds a gun to his head, another kicks an astonished waiter and points to a chick popping out of his egg, and a third cries while reading Life magazine. A painting on the rear wall, of a man dressed in a toga and holding a mask before his face, is identified as "Aristophanies."

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress).

Irvin, Rea, 1881-1972, artist
  • Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1910-1920.
  • Drawings--American--1910-1920.
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1910-1920.
  • 1 drawing : black ink over pencil, with gray wash, and opaque white on illustration board ; 39.0 x 32.5 cm. (sheet)
  • No copyright information found with item.
  • Part of the series "Clubs We Do Not Care to Join."
  • Signed, lower right: REA / Irvin.
  • Stamped on verso: Appeared in No. 1669. Dated 10/22/14.
  • The title and series title are typed onto a label adhered to verso.
  • Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1043)
  • Published in: Life, October 22, 1914.


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