The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

At the auto show

Compromise is the theme of this cartoon by Frank Willard entitled "At the Auto Show;" it appeared in the Tribune’s “Autos” section. It features two characters of his cartoon, "Moon Mullins:” the portly Uncle Willie Mullins and his even larger wife, Mamie. The two test the patience of a car salesman since Mamie wants an “open” car (convertible), but Willie wants a “closed” car. The salesman states that the dealership has only “closed” models on the sales floor, and suggests that the couple try out one. Willie’s tries to jam his wife’s ponderous girth into a closed car but has no success. The two compromise with Willie being in the closed portion while Mamie rides on the roof.



9.6 x 31.8 cm

Tribune Company

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

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