Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dr. Seuss and Flit: "Good Pilgrim Stock"

Here's the one from the June 22, 1929 issue of The New Yorker. Note the ubiquitous presence of "The Cat in the Capotain." I'm a bit confused about the pilgrim couple in the background...maybe a reference to the country being founded on "the gun and the bible?"

1 comment:

Gary said...

I suppose, then, we can consider Flit as something like "Pilgrim's Progress"?

And about that cat...

...why must we abide bare-headed felines today?

Obviously the good Doctor foresaw the need to reinforce the wearing of cat chapeaux; this ad merely anticipates The Cat In The Hat by a few decades.