Humor Collections From
the Attic of America

You can look, page by page, at humor collections from the attic of America. No kidding!

Many wonderful collections and compilations of humorous American prose and verse have been scanned and preserved for your free download. You can see the original texts and illustrations.

It is an amazing accomplishment by the folks at Internet Archive. They have been working since 1996 to provide a digital, permanent library of incredible size.

We have gathered an exciting selection of collections for you, and have provided the links to Internet Archive pages, where you can select a PDF download, a text download (not as exciting), or a Flip Book download.

Once you are on the Internet Archive pages, you will find the download options located in a box at the upper left portion of the page. The box is titled, “View the book”.

Be patient if you choose the PDF download. It can take several minutes, and you may need to upgrade your Adobe Acrobat (free Adobe Acrobat Reader download). The PDF download time is worth the wait. You will be seeing publications in the very form that old fashioned Americans saw them, and we dare you to deny the resulting surge of nostalgia.

Please make use of this magnificent resource.


The Wit and Humor of Colonial Days (334 pages)
Selections of American Humor In Prose and Verse (334 pages)
Our American Humorists (482 pages)
Caricature: The Wit & Humor of a Nation In Picture, Song & Story (326 pages)
A Book of American Prose Humor (270 pages)

It’s great to be American. Always has been. Enjoy!

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