Monday, November 7, 2011

The Origin of Mad's Alfred E. Neuman

Long associated with Mad magazine, Alfred E. Neuman or the "What, Me Worry?" kid has been around since the early 1900's or earlier. Collectors are still on the hunt for more images. Below is a selection of vintage postcards and advertisements depicting the kid .

A rare female version.

Even this image from Coney Island's Steeplechase Park bears some resemblance...