Category: 1950’s

The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1959


This is another gag that has been “covered” so many times that it is almost a classic. This was in The Wall Street Journal in 1959 — I'm not saying that it was a “first”, but if anybody knows of earlier versions, I'd be interested in hearing about them.

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The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 1958


Yes, believe it or not, there actually was a time when big companies served box lunches to their stockholders who attended annual meetings. In fact, AT&T was famous for their box lunches. Now try to find a company that offers this perk.

Hmmm . . . I wonder if this cartoon had anything to do with their disappearance? Nah!

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