The New Yorker’s First Nipples

Eldon KelleyIf you’ve watched the latest Cartoon Lounge video, “Nakedity and Nudedness” you’ll note there’s some particular¬† attention paid not just to nudity but to nipples. Although we tend to think of The New Yorker as generally shying away from both, it’s interesting to note that the magazine took no time at all diving into nudity and nipples. Both appeared in the magazine in its very first issue, February 21, 1925:¬†nudity on page three in a spot drawing by an unidentified artist, and nipples in a drawing by the artist, Eldon Kelley on page four (the drawing is shown, in part, above).

 

Nude spot

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