The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Smilin' Jack

In this "Smilin' Jack" cartoon by Zack Mosley, Jack out thinks his romantic rivals. Mary, an “air hostess,” will be working on Valentine’s Day. Her suitors start dropping off boxes of candy. Aviator Dart of “Dart’s Air Taxi” lands his autogiro and delivers to Mary (wearing a dress) a large heart-shaped box of chocolates. Later Velvet, a flashy businessman, delivers an even bigger box of chocolates. When Jack arrives, Mary’s brother, Pinfeathers, lets him in. Jack is dismayed to find that his rival’s boxes, displayed on a sofa, are larger than his. Mary (dressed in her air hostess uniform) comes down and greets him. Jack tells her that he’ll see her “later at my hangar” and abruptly leaves. Mary and Pinfeathers are perplexed at Jack’s strange conduct. Jack takes to the air in his “flivver plane” (a low wing monoplane). Mary and Pinfeathers arrive at the airport and see Jack skywriting a large heart with “Mary” in the middle.



23 x 34.7 cm

Tribune Company

full color

  • English

  • still image
  • text

  • These materials are either in the public domain, according to U.S. copyright law, or permission has been obtained from rights owners. The digital version and supplementary materials are available for all educational uses worldwide.

  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (February 10, 1935), p. 10

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