A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 19, 2012
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket”

"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket” is a popular saying and a response to shady financial operators who promise to “double your money.” “Th’ safest way t’ double your money is t’ fold it once an’ put it in your pocket” was said in July 1910 by the “Abe Martin” comic strip character, created by Frank McKinney ("Kin") Hubbard (1868-1930). The quotation has been included in many quotation collections.


Wikipedia: Kin Hubbard
Frank McKinney Hubbard (born 1 September 1868 in Bellefontaine, Ohio - died: 26 December 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist better known by his pen name “Kin" Hubbard.

He was creator of the cartoon “Abe Martin of Brown County” which ran in U.S. newspapers from 1904 until his death in 1930, and was the originator of many political quips that remain in use. North American humorist Will Rogers reportedly declared Kin to be “America’s greatest humorist.”

Chronicling America
27 July 1910, Washington (DC) Herald, “Abe Martin” comic strip, pg. 2, col. 2:
Th’ safest way t’ double your money is t’ fold it once an’ put it in your pocket.

Chronicling America
1 October 1920, The Mahoning Dispatch (Canfield, Mahoning County, OH), pg. 6, col. 6 ad:
DOUBLING YOUR MONEY
“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it twice and put it back in your purse.”—Abe Martin.
The surest and safest way to double your money is to put it on a savings account in this institution, and leave it.
The Dollar Savings & Trust Company
First National Bank

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

Google Books
Esar’s Comic Dictionary
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Horizon Press
1951
Pg. 83:
double, The only way to double your money is to fold it and put it in your hip pocket.

Google Books
The Speaker’s Book of Quotations, Updated and Revised
By Henry O. Dormann
New York, NY: The Ballantine Publishing Group
2000
Pg. ?:
The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
Frank “Kin” Hubbard (1868–1930)
American caricaturist and humorist, as Abe Martin

Google Books
Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
Edited by Ned Sherrin
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2008
Pg. 103:
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
Frank McKinney Hubbard
1868-1930; attributed

Google Books
My Delicious Life with Paula Deen
By Michael Groover
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2009
Pg. 183:
In my heart I know the quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket, but Paula and I just love to try our luck whenever we’re near a casino.

Google Books
1001 Life Changing Quotes 4 TEENS:
Chart Your Success Path with Wisdom Words

By Laura Lyseight
Xlibris Corp,
2010
Pg. 131:
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, November 19, 2012 • Permalink