Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

Mutt & Jeff

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, almost 3 years ago

    Either Jeff’s not very strong or that’s one hard-headed blacksmith.

  2. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 3 years ago

    Blacksmiths still in business. Not only that – smithing was still considered to be a trade with a possible future. Must be somewhere in the vicinity of the 20s or 30s. One of my great-grandfathers was actually a blacksmith by trade. He was sttill carrying out his trade in the 30s. In fact, when World War II broke out in the 40s – many of my uncles were still farming with horses. So stuff like rubber blockades and gas rationing did not really cause them a whole lot of concern. After the war ended, however, everyone went with automobiles, tractors, trucks, etc – and using horses for farm work was phased out.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    Didn’t I see this same gag in a Looney-Tunes cartoon?

  4. sammysock

    sammysock said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, black smithing is still common. Think of all the horses used for pleasure as well as racing, performing, etc. Locally, we have a blacksmith who travels to where the horses are and works from a truck.

  5. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, almost 3 years ago

    Read Dick Francis…

  6. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, almost 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    My Dad had a farm in upstate New York in 1930, we had two beautiful horses , one a brown WW1 Army horse and the other a glossy black beauty .

  7. Number Three

    Number Three said, almost 3 years ago

    Sighhhh… Oh, Jeff.

    LOL xxx

  8. Number Three

    Number Three said, almost 3 years ago

    @Quartermain MILLER

    Hello Navy Quartermain! Thank you for your sweet comment to me yesterday.

  9. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 3 years ago

    Re: sammysock said, about 5 hours ago
    Actually, black smithing is still common. Think of all the horses used for pleasure as well as racing, performing, etc. Locally, we have a blacksmith who travels to where the horses are and works from a truck.

    XXXXXXXXXXXX

    That is really great to know! My great-grandfather’s last name was Smith – and ancestry research has revealed that blacksmithing was a family tradition, going back several hundred years! However, none of his children took up smithing and, when he sold his shop in the 30s, the fellow who bought the shop only worked at smithing until after World War II – then converted his shop to an auto repair shop.

  10. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, almost 3 years ago

    Looks like a word is missing in panel 3. Otherwise the Smithie is telling Jeff to both hold the horseshoe and also swing the hammer.

    Reminds me of a Marx Brothers skit where Chico tells Harpo to tie a rope to the bed and then throw it out the window so they can escape being captured. Chico then repeats himself saying tie on the bed and throw the rope out of the window, so Harpo removes his tie, puts it on the bed and then throws the loose rope out of the window thus precluding their escape.

  11. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, almost 3 years ago

    @Number Three

    Just a song at twilight when the lights are low, and the evening shadows softly come and go—Good night sweet someone.

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