Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 03/21/2014


Photo taken on March 21, 2014


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The Whole Dam Family

The Whole Dam Family
"The Whole Dam Family. Billy B. Dam, Sarah Dam, The Dam Kid, Mamie Dam, Miss U. B. Dam, The Dam Dog, Mrs. I. B. Dam, Mr. I. B. Dam, The Dam Nuisance. Copyright 1905 by Souvenir Post Card Co., N.Y."

Comic depictions of "The Whole Dam Family" with their humorous--yet somewhat scandalous--names were wildly popular subjects for postcards in 1905. The "Whole Dam Family" postcard craze influenced other media, and the Dams also showed up in silent films, vaudeville sketches, printed advertisements, wax cylinder recordings, 78-rpm records, and sheet music.

For other "Whole Dam Family" postcards, see The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation and The Last of the Whole Dam Family. Or take a look at The Whole Dam Family Postcard Craze, 1905.

The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation The Last of the Whole Dam Family

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