Jokes and Caricature, The Geyser, 1926.

a comic panel by Tom Smith. the heading at the top of the panel reads

The first joke (illustrated in the caricature) refers to the four principal parts of the Latin verb, which students were required to memorize. The second refers to the famous saying: “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” first attested in 1190. 

Courtesy of George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

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