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Original Cartoon "The Cow Is Obsolete, Says Ford--Mechanical Milk Will Supply Future Prep," by "Norman."

np nd (1920s). 19 x 16.5, stiff board. Heavily soiled, corners lightly bumped, toning, pencil notes at top and bottom, faint pencil lines under some of the words, pencil erasures where the artist changed his mind. The pencil note at the top reads "Henry Predicts a Milk Flivver." Shown on the left is Henry Ford holding a flivver, behind and below him is a factory with the sign "Ford Milk Flivvers Take the Place of Cows--Milk Made by Gas Power While You Wait." To the right of Ford is a boxed area showing four different scenes of what life will be like when the milk flivver becomes an actuality. Below is a drawing of the "Ford Flivver Cow" which has a leash being held by Ford. A shocked cow is sitting upright and saying "A Fliv Cow!?* " Ford felt that "The world would be better off without meat" and that "Milk can be manufactured chemically." In the 1920s Ford attacked cows (not literally) by saying "The cow is the crudest machine in the world." This led to much publicity, articles and cartoons showing Models Ts being milked. Singed by Norman. An original, one-of-a-kind item.


Book Id: 97-7447

Price: $750.00

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