What would I do with this?

Big Dick toy machine gun

Little Folks was published from 1897 to 1923 by Samuel Edson Cassino; it was edited by his daughter Marguerite Cassino Osborne. This ad is from the December 1918 issue — not that anyone had any reason to be thinking about guns in December 1918, of course.

(See also Arnold Zwicky’s commentary.)



  1. Dan T. »

    2 September 2013 · 3:56 pm

    You’d “get big dick”, of course… just like many spam emails are offering you.

  2. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2013 · 4:02 pm

    Oh gads, I really am 12, I saw the “big dick” bit and started laughing, and also though of the old “Here is my rifle, here is my gun…” line.

  3. Jeffro »

    2 September 2013 · 7:52 pm

    Ebay has one!

  4. CGHill »

    2 September 2013 · 8:47 pm

    Or most of one, anyway. I suppose it’s possible to dummy up the wooden bullets.

  5. Roger Green »

    3 September 2013 · 6:25 am

    Yes, there was PEACE in Dec 1918, and the war to end all wars was over! Yay!

  6. Don’t Toy With Me | Daily Pundit »

    3 September 2013 · 11:35 am

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