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In this "Harold Teen" cartoon by Carl Ed, Harold refuses to recognize his clumsiness. Pop Jenks, owner of the neighborhood soda fountain, berates Harold for his falling all the time. When Harold enters his girlfriend’s Lillums’ house, he refuses to pay her brother, Tuffy, the usual bribe for announcing his arrival. While waiting for Lillums, Harold mumbles out loud about Pop’s criticisms. Tuffy overhears Harold and plans his revenge. When Harold greets Lillums, Tuffy pulls out a rug, causing Harold to trip. Lillums tells Harold that she dislikes awkward men. Tuffy then trips Harold as he and Lillums are walking out. She tells Harold to leave. Tuffy then visits the soda shop and tells Pop Jenks that Harold won’t be coming in because of his falls.
24.5 x 34.5 cm
- Lovewell, Lillums (Fictitious character)
- Rejection (Psychology)--1930-1940
- Relations between the sexes--1930-1940
- Teen, Harold (Fictitious character)
- Jenks, Pop (Fictitious character)
- Soda fountains--1930-1940
- Lovewell, Tuffy (Fictitious character)
- still image
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- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Sunday Tribune (June 25, 1933), p. 6