Jinx cartoons--XX---query

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Apr 12 01:29:56 UTC 2005

Does a sign of XX have any signficance for jinx/bad luck? Barry Popik once sent me some 1911 cartoons all titled "Lookout for the Jinx" (NY Evening Journal, e.g. May 26, 1911), in which a jinx-like figure always has a double-X on his chest. Might someone know what its significance is?

Gerald Cohen

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