Duck Soup

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu Sep 5 19:37:03 UTC 2002

Someone asked about the context of the TAD cartoon in which "Duck Soup" first appeared.

According to Leonard Zwilling, A TAD Lexicon, (publ. by Gerry Cohen in 1993,) it illustrated a cartoon captioned "In the Police Court", showing a man "juggling a bottle, pitcher, plate and salt shaker" with the words "Duck soup".  Original source was the Sazn Francisco Bulletin, July 5, 1902.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.


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