Seduction was a different and apparently more hazardous business back in the 1920s, but a bold man could make some progress, as in this cartoon by Field Smith in The Merry Magazine (March 1929):

kissing cartoon seduction

The caption reads:

She: “I never thought you would dare to kiss me!”

He: “Well, there was a good deal of danger about it, so — er — I thought we’d better face it together.”

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