Feb 3, 2015

'Pleasure Mad, and the Penalty of Transgression'


Anti-automobile cartoon from a Sunday School paper, published in 1926. It would appear to be signed by J. Swaggart, but the famous J. Swaggart, Jimmy, wasn't born until 1935.

The context for the cartoon is the anti-car sentiment of the 1920s. For more information, check out "The Modern Moloch," from 99% Invisible, or Fighting Traffic, by historian Peter D. Norton.