Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 05:19:29 -0500
From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: G-String; Melon Head; Ward Heeler
I have a nice "G-String" cartoon in my files.
It's from the Seattle Times, 9 July 1909, pg. 7, cols. 2-4, called "THE
DICTATOR OF IGORROTE FASHIONS." (Seattle Fair) President Chilberg is holding
out pants and saying, "HERE. BE DECENT." An "IGORROTE VILLAGE" is shown. A
native is up a tree, wearing only a "POCKET HAT" and a "6 STRING."
I looked closely at that. It says "6 STRING," not "G STRING."
My copy cuts off the article. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer must also
be checked for the same story. The Times's story is this:
IGORROTES DO NOT
PINE FOR PANTS
Management of Village Says
If Worse Comes to Worst
Part of Settlement Will Be Immune.
THE management of the Igorrote Village is congratulating itself that
should worse come to worst and the threatened "pants" edict be promulgated by
the exposition directorate, there are at least ten memebers of the tribe that
Richard Schneidewind holds that the feminine side of the village cannot
rightly be brought within the meaning of the ruling. To be sure, Madame
Igorrote does not go heavily on more than one layer of clothing, but what she
does use is enough for all Igorrote purposes and the widest stretch of
Filipino sensibilities cannot possibly create a necessity for added
"Besides," says Mr. Schneidewind, "the Igorrote woman has not gone so
high in the scale of civilization, that she desires to wear them. If pants
must be worn in this village, the women are quite content to grant the
privilege exclusively to their men folks, and this goes both figuratively and
literally, We have weaverettes, and workerettes, and cigarettes, but there
is not a suffragette in the village.
"Bring on the pants if you have to; we will try to make the worst of
(Copy cut off-ed.)