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Auction 100, Lot 507

"[Lot of 6 Cartoons]", Anon.

Subject: Cartoons

Period: 1888 (circa)

Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co

Color: Printed Color

11.8 x 16 inches
30 x 40.6 cm
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Very early examples of cartoon art. Each sheet consists of a series of scenes with text below each panel, which tells a moral story. They were originally developed in France by the Imagerie d'Epinal and published in America by the Humoristic Publishing Co., possibly for distribution at Sunday schools. They provide a fascinating view of mid-19th century moral views. Lot contains: The Enchanted Whistle, Don Quichotte, The Mis-Adventures of Mr. Heedless, Cecilia the Babbler, The King of the Moon and William Tell.


Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2002