VIntage Trailer Funnies 1937

VIntage Trailer Funnies 1937
April 1, 2018 Toni Miltenberger

These cartoons appeared in various trailer magazines and publications before they were vintage…

cartoon editorial trailer 1

 

 

With this cartoon Trailer Travel [March 1937] introduced… “the first of a series depicting the humorous side of trailer life. Drawn by Edwin Hunter, the cartoons presented the wizward of trailerdom, a man who has a solution to every trailer problem. Featured with this genius of the rolling home is his wife who points with pride to his every ahievement as a masterpiece…”

A contest was held by the magazine to name the character in the cartoon. The magazine posted a prize of $5 to the winner.

 

 


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The winner (May 1937 issue): Introducing Mr. Will Solvitt

From the tremendous pile of entries which came in response to our plea in the March issue for a name for this wizard of the trailer highways the judges have selected as most appropriate the title “Will Solvitt.” Hereafter, this zany and his adoring wife will travel through these pages with that name. The winning suggestion was submitted by Frank G. Davis, Springfield, Ohio.–The Editors 

 

 

 

cartoon editorial trailer june 37

 

 

 

June 1937
Trailer Travel Magazine

“He was cheaper than a radio.”

 

 

cartoon editorial trailer july 37

 

 

July 1937
Trailer Travel Magazine

“On your right you see a city. Remember?”

 

 

 

cartoon editorial trailer 37

 

 

 

 

August 1937
Trailer Travel Magazine

 

 

 


sept 37 cartoon editorial trailer 37 1

 

 

 

September 1937
Travel Trailer Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

May 1937 Trailer Topics mag cartoon issue 1, no 1Western (Westcraft)
May 1937
Trailer Topics Magazine
Issue 1, No. 1

“Are You SURE This is the Right Address”

 

 

 

 

 

may 1937 tt mag cartoon trailer
May 1937
Trailer Topics Magazine
Issue 1, No. 1

“It looks as if it will take some time
to get the master’s bath the proper temperature.”

 

 

 

 

May 1937 Trailer Topics mag cartoon issue 1, no 1 1

 

 

May 1937
Trailer Topics Magazine