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Cartoon from the 1920s is an incredibly old-school meme

Gatsby wasn’t staring at the green light, he was just thinking about a great meme Daisy posted earlier that day.

An image has gone viral on Twitter, that appears to show a comic from the 1920s with a recognisably meme-ish construction.

Some were understandably sceptical of the image, given the difference in darkness of the black ink. However a reputable source was produced, and it turns out the comic originates from the 1921 July edition of Judge magazine.

It would appear that some jokes are still funny 97 years later.

Here’s to the inestimable human spirit, as encapsulated by memes.

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