Reminded of the parody masthead, I dug out my somewhat water-damaged copy of 100 Years Of Harvard Lampoon Parodies and went to The New Yorker section. Didn’t read all the text (just enough to discover that the Harvard Lampoon did parody issues of The New Yorker in 1939 and 1948)– but focused on the cartoons they decided to poke at. Thought the Chon Day/”Chon Dam” Small Change drawing was funny, as is the take-off on the Thurber classic, now captioned “Toupe!”…at the top of this post you see how they messed with Helen Hokinson (also kind of funny), and below the Thurber or “Trurber” are alternate universe George Price (“Better change that to Nineteenth Street. This one Looks hard to shake.”) and Charles Addams drawings.
That’s interesting. My copy of “100 Years Of Harvard Lampoon Parodies” is also water damaged. I wonder if they’re all like that.
Try to find a non-water damaged copy, Paul. Worth a fortune.