Identify a turn-of-the-century man-flying-with-umbrella postcard meme?
March 21, 2013 2:45 PM Subscribe
My friend found a number of European postcards from around 1904 to 1907, each with a similar motif -- a mustachioed, suit-wearing man flying above the city using an umbrella, holding a suitcase in his other hand. You can see some examples here
. Do you know more about this meme?
posted by grey_sw to society & culture (2 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My friend's best guess is that it's a play on words ("Flug" being a part of "Ausflug" (flight and excursion, respectively), but anything more you could tell us would be great. As a bonus, here
are some variations on the theme!