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Cartoon, We forgot to cancel the milk

Cartoon, We forgot to cancel the milk!
1923

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Bottles Cancel Forgot Humorist Milk Milkman 1923 Delivery


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We Forgot to Cancel the Milk

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is a charming and humorous cartoon from the 1920s, created by an unknown artist and published by Mary Evans Picture Library. This delightful image captures a lighthearted moment of forgetfulness between a couple as they return home from their holiday. The scene shows a man and a woman, both dressed in their Sunday best, stepping off a horse-drawn carriage in front of their house. They are surprised to find their milkman, depicted as a cheery and stout figure, still delivering their usual dairy products. The couple's cat, perched on the fence, seems to be enjoying the unexpected entertainment. The milkman, with a stack of bottles in his hand, looks at the couple with a quizzical expression, as if to ask, "Did you forget to cancel the milk while you were away?" The woman, with a mortified expression, covers her face with her hand, while the man sheepishly waves goodbye to the milkman. This cartoon is a perfect representation of the innocence and humor of the 1920s. The use of simple, yet expressive, line work and the attention to detail in the characters' clothing and facial expressions add to the overall charm of the image. The scene is further enhanced by the contrast between the formal attire of the couple and the casual, everyday workwear of the milkman. The cartoon also serves as a reminder of the simpler times when milkmen delivered fresh milk to homes every day, and forgetting to cancel the delivery was a common occurrence. Overall, "We Forgot to Cancel the Milk" is a delightful piece of visual storytelling that is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.

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