The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Looie Blooie

In this Martin Branner’s "Looie Blooie," cartoon strip two meanings of the word “short” are the subject of a pun. An elderly bearded banker dressed in a stereotypical banker’s outfit (top hat, frock coat, striped trousers, spats, and shined shoes) visits Looie’s law office. The banker explains to Louie that after his cashier (teller) ran away with the bank’s money. Louie asks the banker if the cashier was tall. The banker replies “He wasn’t tall. He was short--$50,000!”



7.7 x 35 cm

Tribune Company

full color

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (January 11, 1931), p. 6

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