“Fat Man” from Barnum and Bailey’s freak show, c. 1900 This was the show’s “fat man” who patrons found unbelievable. He was considered freakish and large beyond believe and average sized folks actually paid for the privilege of looking at him.
Here’s another hilarious gag about dying. Probably should have drawn the talking woman with a little more girth, but maybe that would have made it too mean. I’d hate for people to think I’m being mean to old ladies. I’d especially hate for old ladies to think that, because they usually make the best pie.