Postcard : Pants. 1908

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Postcard : Pants. 1908


Illustration of a woman holding a pair of pants in front of her. The pants contain a satirical statement on the importance of pants to men and to women.

On the verso, the card is addressed to Mr. John P. Ward Glasgow Illinois, and postmarked November 1909. The message reads: "Yo amigo:- I pensar yo scribner y! poko esta notches, poko- tempo yo pensar el senerita take y! para el show. / Orren




Clothing and dress
Gender roles
United States--Illinois--Glasgow


New York : Franz Huld Company


Pants are made for men, not for women. Women are made for men, not for pants. When a man pants for a woman, and a woman pants for a man, they are a pair of pants. Such pants don't last. Pants are like molasses-they are thinner in hot weather and thicker in cold. Men are often mistaken in pants - such mistakes are breeches of promise. There has been much discussion whether pants is singular or plural. Seems to us when men wear pants it is plural, and when they don't it is singular. Men go on a tear in their pants and it is all right when the pants go on a tear it is all wrong. If you want to make pants last make them plural.

Original Format


Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.