18 Great Cartoons From The Peter Arno Pocket Book, 1945

Peter Arno (nee Curtis Arnoux Peters Jr.; January 8, 1904 – February 22, 1968) drew mostly for The New Yorker (he joined in 1929), spanning five decades until his death in 1968, notes Al Q on Flickr. Although many are definitely of their era, most have held up remarkably well in the humor department. These are my favorites from a dog-eared paperback collection called The Peter Arno Pocket Book, published in 1945, I found at a funky used book shop in Castro City, CA.

The artwork is sharp and stylish. The captions complete the joke.

 

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The Peter Arno Pocket Book

 

Arno embodied the lifestyle he drew and lampooned:

 

Arno, at his studio photographed for Look magazine, 1949. Photograph by Stanley Kubrick.

PArno, at his studio photographed for Look magazine, 1949.
Photograph by Stanley Kubrick.

Arno, at his Park Avenue apartment, photographed for Look magazine, 1949. Photograph by Stanley Kubrick.

Arno, at his Park Avenue apartment, photographed for Look magazine, 1949.
Photograph by Stanley Kubrick.