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I know what you're thinking: Is that really what it looks like? Yes, in all its fabulous glory. Lest you think your eyes are deceiving you, allow me to elucidate.

This issue features our pretty-haired cowboys Diamond Dick and Handsome Harry in a tale called "Diamond Dick's Decoration, or The King of the Lonesome Islands." That's the King of the Lonesome Islands on the bamboo stage, lovingly fanned by a pair of muscular, mostly-naked Black men. Handsome Harry looks rakish with his leather hung low.

As far as I can tell, this is one of the Skipper's dream sequences from Gilligan's Island that didn't get past the censors. Which is too bad, because I kinda want to know what Dick's decoration is.

Sexually curious boys at the turn-of-the-century didn't have a chance of resisting this stuff. Publishers were just laying it right out in the open.

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