walking into the weekend with puss in boots

public domain
I just featured another Puss in Boots a bit ago, but this 1820 woodcut has a very different take from that one.  (Partially due to the rough hewn nature of the woodcut, but I'm not complaining.) This guy is just strolling off into opportunity like any good 19th-century youth with his whiskers high, a pack on his back and a smile on his face, and that's a good example to follow.

I found this over at CircaSassy's Flickr collection of public domain images with the following attribution.
The surprising adventures of Puss in boots ; The history of a little dog ; and The history of a little boy found under a haycock ([ca. 1820?]) The original book is available at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org/details/surprisingadvent00johniala ).

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