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by Gene Ahern
Our Boarding House was syndicated as a daily cartoon in hundreds of newspapers from 1921 until 1981. The best years were from 1921 to 1936 when the originator, Gene Ahern, was drawing the cartoons. During this period, boarding houses were an institution in our society. It was the home away from home where men lived to save money until they got married and moved into a home of their own. Women in the same situation usually “took rooms” with a family.
Many boarding houses came into being because the main wage earner of the day, usually the husband, was not doing an adequate job of supporting the household. It is doubtful that many men were as bizarre as Major Hoople, with his get-rich-quick schemes and his morbid fear of work. Mrs. Hoople was the practical, hard-working antithesis of the Major's approach. The resulting interaction was the core of the panel for 60 years.
Smyth-sewn softcover, 8" x 8", 286 pages. Reprinted in 2005 as part of our Classic Reprint Series.
Discontinued. Our last regular list price was $6.95.
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