Long Pants

Clare Briggs

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

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3 Responses

  1. Brandon Berg

    I’m confused here. At least two other boys in that picture are wearing pants that go down to their shoes. Are those not long pants? Are they only long if they cover the top of your shoes? Does “long pants” refer to a particular style, rather than length?Report

    • Michael Cain in reply to Brandon Berg

      The poem suggests that these are his first long pants, rather than knickers or shorts.

      I once had to do a technical presentation for some members of the board from the Mayo Clinic. I was told that I would wear a suit and tie. People who saw me in the halls at work that day reacted much like the kids here — lots of snickering, and independent of how the snickerers were dressed themselves.Report

  2. Kolohe

    Some of these (probably because it’s the same era* remind me of the Great Brain book series.

    Like, they were notable events when the narrator, the youngest brother, watch his older brothers change over to long pants (and at the same time, become interested in girls)

    *in that both were set in the same era- circa 1890s, with these written in the 10’s and 20s’, and the Great Brain series written in the 60s & 70s.Report

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