Press: Jiggs & Maggie

In newspaper lore is the legend of a young cartoonist, flouted by the parents of the girl he wished to marry, who made himself rich by putting them in a comic strip. Earthy, rude nouveaux riches, Jiggs & Maggie became famed in song, story, burlesque. Probably on this account is the story apocryphal. No vulgarian (red vest, shock of red hair, silk hat) could be as preposterous as Jiggs; no scowling, tight-lipped lady as savage as Maggie. Nevertheless, U. S. masses have for many years followed their...

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