Captionless Cartoons

Collection Five in Elevator World’s Hall of Humor

by William C. Sturgeon

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When ELEVATOR WORLD expanded to became the sole publication for the global vertical-transportation industry, humor was found to constitute an international language. Of course, our readers overseas were particularly drawn to the captionless cartoons, which had been perfected in multi-tongued Europe. The wordless picturizations delivered the ultimate punch. It is understandable that graphic artists consider the captionless cartoon the most difficult to execute. Chapter Five of this collection contains a number of these “clash in a flash” cartoons without words.

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For more cartoons, visit our Hall of Humor!

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