A Natural Objection

A Natural Objection. Source: Fun Almanac (1880): 4. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it. This carefully drawn cartoon of misunderstanding between the sexes depends on a highly unlikely misunderstanding of the word object: by the word he means purpose, but she takes it mean thing, and doesn't want to be considered a mere thing. The cartoon seems most interesting for its depiction of a fashionable room and the man’s clothing — checked trousers, double-treasted overcoat, and bowler.

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