BTW, when we were searching for a suitable graphic for this post on the cover browser, we found a listing for “Punishment Postcards.” Candidly, we’re hard pressed to point out what is more remarkable about this set.
a) That in what looks to be the 18th century, people so enjoyed public torture of miscreants that a Topps-like series of postcards was circulated with additional fanciful punishments to recall the fun.
b) That one of the tortures involved walking around wearing a giant cone-shaped comic strip. Hello? Jeet? Domingos?
The site contains no more information on these — we’re quite curious as to whether they were contemporaneous or a modern adaptation.