In 1906, Latonia, Kentucky–a smallish area of Northern Kentucky even now, just South of Cincinnati, Ohio–was apparently quite the hotbed of drinking and gambling and Sunday carousing! Here we have a trio of editorial cartoons from the local newspaper, the Kentucky Post. Although quite stylish and lovely and even signed, I’m afraid I don’t know who the artist was. Based on context, however, as well as the fact that he throws in a little book censorship, I believe the point of these is that, in his opinion, the bluenoses in power were overreacting juuuuuuuust a tad.
These were reprinted in NORTHERN KENTUCKY HERITAGE in 1994.