A cartoon George Booth did for the magazine depicts a man on the porch of a beach-house hunched over a typewriter, while a woman stands next to him with a sandwich on a plate..
"I've got an idea for a story: Gus and Ethel live on Long Island, on the North Shore. He works sixteen hours a day writing fiction. Ethel never goes out, never does anything except fix Gus sandwiches, and in the end she becomes a nympho-lesbo-killer-whore. Here's your sandwich."
Another classic by Carl Rose and E. B. White shows a mother and her young child eating dinner: