Twas Ever Thus

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Jaybird says:

    The Egyptian panel is a delight. And since this is ’09, this means that it’s still more than a decade before King Tut’s Tomb was found.Report

    • Kolohe in reply to Jaybird says:

      Also, it’s always illuminating when people say ‘during the war’ without having to name the exact war.

      ETA – Egyptology was hugely fashionable in this era, iirc. The actual house that Downton Abby is filmed in is filled with Egyptian artifacts.

      Eta2 – I think it started with Napoleon.Report