When I was a little, I used to go grocery shopping with my mother. While she was inspecting produce, I would escape to the aisle which had the magazines. The magazine I would grab was Mad. I wasn't suppose to be reading it because it wasn't considered very nice. I just couldn't wait to fold the page together at the back of the magazine to make the "new" picture. Do you remember doing that? Well, now you can do it all you want online. Somehow, it takes all the fun out of it. Try it here:
I had no idea Alfred E. Neuman had been around for so long. Why does he continue to fascinate us today? No one is quite sure where he came from. It is believed he developed from a comic strip character called The Yellow Kid in the late 1890's. I guess they had no problem with children drinking back then. Yikes!
Here he is in 1908.
In the twenty's, he was given the motto, "What, Me Worry?"
In 1955, he first appeared on Mad magazine. It was in an ad selling rubber masks.
Mad put Alfred on the cover in 1956 as a write-in presidential candidate with the slogan, "You could do worse......and always have."
And Alfred is still going strong today.
What memories do you have of the little guy?