Graphic Witness: Hugo Gellert
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Aesop Said So: Lithographs by Hugo Gellert

ROOSEVELT AND HIS TWO WIVES (The Man with Two Wives)

In the days when a man was allowed more wives than one, a middle aged man, who could be called neither young nor old, and whose hair was only just beginning to turn gray, fell in love with two women at once, and married them both.

The one was young and blooming, and wished her husband to appear as youthful as herself. The other was advanced in age, and was as anxious that her husband should appear a suitable match for her. So, while the young one seized every opportunity of pulling out the good man's gray hairs, the old one was as industrious in plucking out every black hair she could find. For a while the man was highly gratified by their attention, 'til he found one morning that, between the one and the other, he had not a hair left.