If a cartoonist were in the Garden of Eden, they surely would have captured the moment. Affairs of the heart have long been fair game for cartoons. The same themes that have played our for time eternal are portrayed in this collection of cartoons on love and lust, courtship and marriage. The theme of courtship and all the rituals that went along with it back in the day feature prominently in the work of these humorous social critics. While sex was pretty much off limits save for the work of a bold few such as Rowlandson, caricatures of brothel visits seemed to escape the censors wrath. The trials and tribulations of married life provided plenty of inspiration for the colorful portrayals of everyday life in a bygone era. Enjoy these portraits of relationships both fixed and fleeting, from the time of petticoats, wigs and mandatory neckwear.
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