We have one more cartoonist-illustrated theater giveaway for April Fools’ Month, advertising the travelling comedic play Turn to the Right, showing at Garrick Theatre in Philadelphia during the Christmas Season. (An internet search shows this play was at that theater during Christmas 1916, so unless it played there in other years on Christmas as well, we can deduce that this pamphlet was distributed in 1916.)
The advertising angle here, was to show big name cartoonists and their characters, sitting enjoying the play, sitting in a theater box and enjoying the play, as drawn by the cartoonists themselves. (Who drew the play scenes they are watching, is not given.)
Above, we have the back & front covers of the pamphlet, with photos of the five cartoonists who depicted themselves within.
Click on the above & below pictures, to enlarge them and read the text.
Next, we have Clare Briggs (left page), known for his cartoons featuring kids.
For prior postings of cartoons involved with theater, click here.
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