Barnabee Bumbleberry and the Great Mustache Debate of 1960

Barnabee Bumbleberry was a feature of the Children’s Friend for many years. The style of the cartoon changed according to the style of the illustrator – the 1960 cartoon featured here was drawn by Bonnie D. Malan. The gentle, imaginative whimsey of Barnabee and his puppy was consistent, though. Naomi W. Randall, a longtime Primary leader and the poet who wrote the lyrics to “I Am a Child of God” was its author.

I chose this cartoon to post because, well, Keepa is the online source for historical information on Mormon facial hair, isn’t it? And the whole theme is another one of those things you would never expect to find in a current magazine.

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