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When she wasn’t looking

The March 13 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this syndicated cartoon that today would seem deeply creepy or possibly even grounds for an assault charge (not to mention a medical malpractice suit):

It was difficult to find much on Ed Reed on the Internet, as searches tended to turn up references to a football player named Ed Reed and to Edward Tennyson Reed, a British political cartoonist. I did find an obituary for him, which stated that he grew up in Paris, Texas and that he continued to produce cartoons until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He wound up buying and living in a house in England that formerly belonged to Queen Elizabeth’s great-aunt.

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