Toonry is about sharing the wonderful cartoons of the past and applying them to the present day
When looking at cartoons of past centuries, one can see that many of the themes still apply today: fashion, health, love, food & drink, entertainment, professions, transportation and of course, the weather! At Toonry, we plied through the archive of cartoonery and selected the best for your entertainment and to bring a smile to your face.
In exploring Toonry, you’ll come across brilliant creations about fashion from a time when wigs where a standard accessory. The general state of our teeth may have improved dramatically, but we still dread the dentist. We no longer travel by horse and carriage, but we still have our struggle with traffic and just like days of yore, we still visit museums, have parties, have dinner and get soaked in the rain.
Toonry is not about historical accuracy
This site is about having fun with old cartoons, not about historical correctness or about the artists or specific techniques. However, if you are interested in details such as the original title, creator, century and where they can be found, have a look at the information underneath each cartoon. Follow the links to the fine institutions credited for even more information.
You are invited to lend your own creativity and sense of humor to other visitors and followers on Facebook and Pinterest. Write your own caption for a cartoon. Each week, a winner will be announced and all can enjoy the other’s submissions.
Credit where credit is due
Toonry is filled with the works of the ‘Cartoon Masters’. Their works can be enjoyed as they are or in bits. We’ll be doing a few cut-ups but never forgetting the original work and the cartoon genius behind them.
We believe all images used on Toonry to be free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. As the artists have been deceased for more than 70 years, and the works have been published before 1923 these works are considered to be in the public domain. However, copyright is a complicated matter and there are many exceptions throughout the world. Please read our copyright statement for more information on the subject.
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