Big Trouble With A Beehive!

Illustration:  WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

7 thoughts on “Big Trouble With A Beehive!

    1. That must have been back in the day when we had bees to kill! I didn’t know that – although I have wondered why hives now have those frames you can take in and out – now it makes sense. Sorry bees from the past!

      The man in the illustration has a kind of complicated relationship with Billy Whiskers. They don’t always play nice with each other. One hundred years ago a Chinese man was likely to be portrayed as a confusing character.

      Elephant

      1. Asians are still the only ethnic group that Hollywood sees fit to cast as “comical” characters. Strange that. It’s interesting that the Chinese man seems almost childlike and ridiculous–do you remember Sixteen Candles?

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