I’m going to start out the new year with what is probably my oldest barefoot cartoon. It’s not a funny-ha-ha cartoon, or even specifically focused on going barefoot. It’s from a campaign from June of 1920 to get kids in the District of Columbia outdoors more to get fresh air and to use the City Parks.
The cartoonist is Clifford Berryman, who was mainly a political cartoonist. His “Pied Piper” is one of his regular characters, Mr. DC.
What I like is the presumption that of course kids will go barefoot to have a picnic in a park (and that they will walk barefoot along the streets to get there).