The Band

Drawing by George Booth © 1970 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved.

No caption, pen and ink drawing, 1970. George Booth brought to THE NEW YORKER a cast of characters from an unsophisticated world. They live in a bare-bones environment, peopled by husbands soaking in old-fashioned footed bathtubs, while wives iron under a naked light bulb suspended from the ceiling, and 15 to 20 cats make themselves at home. In this early drawing, a percussion band provides music for a dancing child.