Here’s a joke that definitely doesn’t translate to modern viewers.  This card from the Thomson family album show a cartoon with two boys on a “water wagon” being drawn by a mule.  In there era the downtown streets were dirt and the city probably had a water wagon to hold down the dust in the summer months.  It’s not clear what the connotation is of them on the wagon, but I suspect it’s self-deprecating humor.

I suspect this is Edgar and Earl Franz, who were related to the Thomson family by marriage.

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