Cranil Nicolas Nicolas itibaren Saint-Maurice-le-Vieil, Fransa
It's fascinating to see The New Yorker's thousands of cartoons laid out by decade. I don't know if I'm seeing how America's humor has evolved or how the humor of the editors of The New Yorker has evolved, but either way, it's interesting. The best decades, in my opinion, are the 1940s-70s, when the humor was broader, less esoteric (lesoteric?), and not typically made up of pithy commentary on wine or boardroom politicking. Still, there are wonderful cartoons coming out of every era of The New Yorker's being.