Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

Wm Meade Prince

Illustration by William Meade Prince (1893-1951), a prolific but largely forgotten contributor to magazines, especially The Country Gentleman and The Saturday Evening Post, in the 1920s and ’30s. He certainly nailed the smoke-filled room in this one.

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The Big Game

Stanford

When William Meade Prince (1893-1951) did the art for the front and back program covers of the 1926 Stanford Cal game, he took no chances. As it was, Stanford won 41-6, and the back cover turned out to be more appropriate.

Stanford 2

Railroad Songs

RR 1

“Put Me Off at Buffalo” (1895) was a song about an intoxicated Pullman porter who put the wrong man off at Buffalo.

RR 2

An engineer on the “Western Mail” leaps off his cab to save a little girl on the tracks, but is run over by his own train while saving her life.

RR 3

Davis was a retired Pullman porter who composed this 1896 song and other hits such as “The Fatal Wedding.”