One summer in the 1940s Horace Sykes paused for this parade in the town of Okanogan. It is, we know, customary for military groups – active, reserves, veterans – to take their parts in community parades. Here a local in overalls joins a parade with his dog (we assume it is his) and a sign tied to the dog, which is a pleasing pun on “post,” as in army post or veterans of foreign wars post, and any post for his dog to pee on. It is a rugged example of country irreverence. The next dog parading is going north on Seattle’s 4th Avenue and just passed over the center slot of the Madison Street Cable Railway. The building beyond the happy parade witnesses is the old Carnegie Library – it’s southwest corner. May we take a cue from the New Yorker Magazine’s cartoon editors. (Continued below the two photographs. Remember to Click to Enlarge.)
That publication posts cartoons without captions and offers prizes for what it considers the best ones sent in by readers. Not big prizes – but still prizes. Consider this, then, a challenge: a contest. What an honor to win. Prizes will be announced – if we get any captions.