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Zany Afternoons

April 3, 2011

These pics are from an Esquire magazine of probably forty-plus years ago. I remember subscribing to the magazine when I was still in the Air Force. The piece, a whimsical parody of upper-class British leisure a century or so ago, was subtitled “Great moments from the Golden Age of Play”. I’ve not included the text that accompanied the drawings (too much) but that’s OK—the pix speak for themselves.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. NRJ permalink
    April 4, 2011 10:36 pm

    Perhaps it’s just stylistic, but the pictures look to be more than 40 years old – I’d guess from the 1940s or early 50s at the latest. But maybe the intent was to make them look like a sci-fi illustration from some past periodical. Fun stuff at any rate…

    • April 5, 2011 3:44 am

      I believe they were done specifically for Esquire, with the idea of giving them a 1920s look.

  2. Bob Seidensticker permalink
    April 5, 2011 4:34 am

    Great photos. They remind me of the stuff that National Lampoon would do.

  3. tank driver permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:34 pm

    Hmmmm…tank polo……great idea!

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