Humor, page 1

I find many of these hilarious. But then I live in Suffolk, England which is a bit like a quiet backwater in the Catskills. Furthermore, I have never owned a television so my humor threshhold is probably a bit low. Humor views are often the bargain basement of stereoviews; they were produced in vast numbers and a good joke was shared by all the producers with blithe disregard for copyright. Anyway, enjoy them, even buy a few, and I promise to inflict more on you. Please don't miss the links at the bottom as there are several pages. For further humorous views please see the  COLOR pages.
 
 
 


H.C. White. 'Microbes (Mike Robes)'. A foretaste of the level of humor to come.
Condition 10.
Order #8401.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'A skin game'.
Condition 10.
Order #8402.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'By Durn Samenthy. This beats the old pump all holler. Push jest a leetle harder and she'll be here'.
Condition 9/10.
Order #8403.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'The Harmony (?) of Married Life (Words Without Songs)'.
Condition 10.
Order #8404.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'The Harmony (?) of Married Life (Words Without Songs)'.
Condition 10.
Order #8405.
Price $12.
 
 


H.C. White. 'Just too sweet for anything - college girls making candy'.
Condition 10.
Order #8406.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'Mr Jones takes a half-holiday in the glorious springtime'.
Condition 10.
Order #8407.
Price $12.
 

The next are two series of H.C. White numbered views. I am not sure which views go together so have run them in sequence
 


H.C. White. '1. Gee! Wait 'l I see Sis' other fella'.
Condition 10.
Order #8408.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '2. A rude interruption. Horrors! A man's sneeze'.
Condition 10.
Order #8409.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '2. And impatiently waiting for me'.
Condition 10.
Order #8410.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. 'Mr Slight is spending a pleasant evening with Miss Heavywayt when Mr Newcome, his sworn enemy, is announced'.
Condition 10.
Order #8411.
Price $12.
 
 


H.C. White. '2. But Miss Heavywayt is equal to the occasion and conceals Mr Slight behind her'. Please see next page for another view from this series.
Condition 10.
Order #8412.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '4. The Finale. A chapter in revelations'.
Condition 10.
Order #8413.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '7. Congratulations'.
Condition 10.
Order #8414.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '8. The Wedding Breakfast'.
Condition 10.
Order #8415.
Price $12.
 


H.C. White. '10. Alone at last'.
Condition 10.
Order #8416.
Price $12.
 

Babies and parents (usually fathers) feature large in stereoviews.
 


'Our First'. A simpering father trying to feed a doll'.
Condition 7.
Order #8417.
Price $5.
 


A slightly different pose and a clearer and better quality view than the one above, with no title.
Condition. Loss to the mount at the bottom left edge.
Order #8418.
Price $8.
 


Another father and baby.
Condition 6/7.
Order #8419.
Price $6.
 


Excelsior. 'The absent-minded begger'.
Condition 8.
Order #8420.
Price $8.
 


'Oft in the stilly night'.
Condition 7.
Order #8421.
Price $6.
 


'Caudle's Curtain Lectures'. Plus rambling few lines about naming the baby.
Condition 6 (yellow with white processing spots).
Order #8422.
Price $5.
 


Underwood/Strohmeyer. 'A Knight of Labor'.
Condition 6/7.
Order #8423.
Price $6.
 


Underwood/Strohmeyer. 'A Knight of Labor'.
Condition 7/8.
Order #8424.
Price $6.
 
 


Underwood/Strohmeyer. 'A Knight of Labor'.
Condition 7.
Order #8425.
Price $5.
 


Keystone. 'Gee whizz Doctor - Did any of them get away?'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #8426.
Price $12.
 


Underwood/Strohmeyer. 'A matrimonial alarm clock - Two o clock A.M.'.
Condition 7.
Order #8427.
Price $6.
 


Underwood. 'Cry, cry cry ! Don't tell me it's colic, it's sheer temper'.
Condition 8.
Order #8428.
Price $10.
 


Kilburn/Davis. 'Looking down upon his luck'.
Condition 9.
Order #8429.
Price $12.
 


Kilburn/Davis. 'No buttons'.
Condition 9.
Order #8430.
Price $10.
 


Kilburn/Davis. 'He rules the roost'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #8431.
Price $12.
 


Kilburn/Davis. 'Paragoric'.
Condition. Mount is split thru center, causing a ridge along the edge of the left image.
Order #8432.
Price $2.
 


Kilburn/Davis. 'There's no place like home'.
Condition 9.
Order #8433.
Price $8.
 


American & International. 'Jones after a Club supper'.
Condition 6.
Order #8434.
Price $6.
 


H.C. White. '1.31 a.m. Bliss Disturbed. Why he went'.
Condition 8.
Order #8435.
Price $10.
 


Underwood. 'Bliss'.
Condition 7.
Order #8436.
Price $8.
 


Underwood. 'Bliss disturbed'.
Condition 7.
Order #8437.
Price $8.
 


'Did you ring for hot water Sir?'. Very ugly man, gorgeous maid!
Condition 5/6.
Order #8438.
Price $5.
 

Weddings may not be best under 'humor'. Most of the ones I've attended have been doom-laden affairs although I do recall in my youth getting my kit off with the (pregnant) bride out the back while the groom was happily receiving congratulations in the ballroom. Needless to say, that wedding didn't last (amazingly, mine did).


Underwood. 'The wedding luncheon. Long life and happiness to the bride'.
Condition 7.
Order #8439.
Price $10.
 


Fine Art Photographers' Publishing Co. 'The Bride - "Let her beauty be her wedding bower"'.
Condition. Surface scratches around the head area on both images (kid).
Order #8440.
Price $3.
 


Fine Art Photographers' Publishing Co. 'Alone at last'.
Condition. Damage to bottom left corner of mount.
Order #8441.
Price $5.
 


The next are from the wildly successful 'Is Marriage a Failure?' series. Various publishers produced this set, this view 'The Wedding' is by Underwood.
Condition 7.
Order #8442.
Price $6.
 


'Congratulations' by Kilburn.
Condition 8.
Order #8443.
Price $8.
 


'Drinking to the health of the bride' - also by Kilburn.
Condition 8.
Order #8444.
Price $8.
 


Also by Kilburn 'After the wedding'.
Condition 7 (slightly light).
Order #8445.
Price $6.
 


Underwood's  more amorous version titled 'After the wedding - alone at last'.
Condition 7.
Order #8446.
Price $6.
 


Underwood. 'No, Massa, I don' steal yo' Chickens ! - yet somehow Massa has his suspicions'.
Condition 7.
Order #8447.
Price $12.
 


Underwood. 'Reality'.
Condition 7.
Order #8448.
Price $10.
 


Underwood 'Do they think of me at home?'.
Condition. Slight damage to mount at top. Blob of candle grease and slight crease top to bottom of right image - not visible when viewing.
Order #8449.
Price $8.
 


Underwood/Strohmeyer. 'De breed am small, but de flabor am delicious'.
Condition 7.
Order #8450.
Price $12.
 


Underwood. 'Try our sausages !  Made while you wait !  you can just see what you're getting'.
Condition 9.
Order #8451.
Price $15.
 


Underwood. 'Four queens and a jack'.
Condition 8.
Order #8452.
Price $12.
 


The next series plays on words ending in ..ED. Not sure how many there are in this series. Views often appear as singles without the ..ED title. They were published in 1897.
 


'1. Predilected. Pierced by Cupid's dart'.
Condition. Light surface scratch on left image.
Order #8453.
Price $8.
 


'2. Expected. Married life as he pictured it (music without words)'.
Condition 8.
Order #8454.
Price $8.
 


'3. Unexpected. How Biddy served the tomatoes undressed'.
Condition 8/9
Order #8455.
Price $8.
 


'4. Detected. I've caught Sister this time!'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #8456.
Price $8.
 


'5. Invected. Don't you dare tell Father!'.
Condition 8.
Order #8457.
Price $8.
 


'6. Suspected. One little hour of bliss'.
Condition 8.
Order #8458.
Price $8.
 


'7. Ejected. Bliss disturbed at 1.50 a.m.'.
Condition 8.
Order #8459.
Price $8.
 


'9. Connected. The Nuptial Ceremony'.
Condition 9.
Order #8460.
Price $8.
 


'10. Protected. Alone at last'.
Condition 8.
Order #8461.
Price $8.
 


'11. Projected. The last in bed blows out the light'.
Condition 8.
Order #8462.
Price $8.
 


'12. Elected. Ha, ha. ha! Last again!'.
Condition 8.
Order #8463.
Price $8.
 


'15. Subjected. A knight of labor'.
Condition 8.
Order #8464.
Price $8.
 


'16. Deflected. Home from the club he fears the storm'.
Condition 8.
Order #8465.
Price $8.
 


'17. Dissected. For heaven's sake Lucy, give us a rest'.
Condition 7/8.
Order #8466.
Price $8.
 


 


'18. Dejected. Married Life as he found it (words without music|)'.
Condition 7.
Order #8467.
Price $8.
 



 


'Every kiss has its sting'.
Condition 7.
Order #8468.
Price $8.
 


'Rejected Swell'.
Condition 6 (moderate fading).
Order #8469.
Price $6.
 


'Dutch Courtship'.
Condition. Mount is starting to delaminate and is tattered at edges. Images are OK.
Order #8470.
Price $3.
 


'Dutch Courtship'. Real photo view.
Condition 5/6 (light).
Order #8471.
Price $6.
 


Another 'murder the wife' view, this time from Excelsior 'Texas Train Robber holding up a train'. 'Train! - Get it?
Condition 8/9 but usual Excelsior yellowing.
Order #8472.
Price $10.
 


'Single blessedness'.
Condition 5.
Order #8473.
Price $3.
 


'Gin a body, meet a body, comin thro the rye. Gin a body, kiss a body, need a body cry?'.  A very popular view - we have several variants below.
Condition 7.
Order #8474.
Price $6.
 


'Gin a body, meet a body, comin thro the rye. Gin a body, kiss a body, need a body cry?'.
Condition 7.
Order #8475.
Price $6.
 


'Gin a body, meet a body, comin thro the rye. Gin a body, kiss a body, need a body cry?'.  A very popular view - we have several variants below.
Condition 8.
Order #8476.
Price $8.
 
 


Excelsior 'Coming through the rye'.
Condition 7.
Order #8477.
Price $6.
 


Excelsior variant.
Condition 7/8.
Order #8478.
Price $6.
 


'Wanted, a girl to sew on buttons'.
Condition. Sharp real photo view.
Order #8479.
Price $12.
 
 


'Trials of a bachelor's life'. Real photo not mechanical view.
Condition 8.
Order #8480.
Price $10.
 


Universal. Looks like whites 'blacked up'. No title.
Condition. Was originally much like this. Faces sharp.
Order #8481.
Price $12.
 
 


Many of these are by Bert and Elmer. I will only mention publishers when (and if) they get exciting.
'Before Marriage - A dude'.
Condition 8.
Order #8482.
Price $8.
 


'Of course I'm good. Father calls me a holy terror'.
Condition 7.
Order #8483.
Price $8.
 
 


Excelsior 'Before Marriage'.
Condition 8.
Order #8484.
Price $10.
 


Excelsior 'After Marriage'.
Condition 8.
Order #8485.
Price $10.
 


No title.
Condition 7.
Order #8486.
Price $8.
 


American and International 'Oats Wanted. Enquire Within'.
Condition 7.
Order #8487.
Price $6.
 


Excelsior 'Driven to drink by a woman'.
Condition around 6 considering usual Excelsior lightness.
Order #8488.
Price $6.
 


Excelsior 'Who are you?'.
Condition 5/6 (lightness).
Order #8489.
Price $4.
 

White label, black fancy border 'A young woman wants to see you, Sir'. 'Sir' has been a naughty boy as young woman has baby in arms.
Condition. Nicely clear with good stereo effect. Much better than scan.
Order #8490.
Price $12.
 


Untitled. It's called 'Ten to two'. By Excelsior (Wright of Burnley, England).
Condition 5 (fading).
Order #8491.
Price $4.
 

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