Auction 93, Lot 467

"Impossible Adventures", Anon.

Subject: Cartoons

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co.

Color: Printed Color

11.8 x 15.7 inches
30 x 39.9 cm

Very early example of cartoon art, printed in full color one one side. It consists of a series of scenes with text below each panel, which tells a moral story. They were printed for the Humoristic Publishing Co., Kansas City, MO, ca. 1860, possibly for distribution at Suday schools. They provide a fascinating view od mid-19th century moral views. This sheet chronicles a series of "impossible adventures", which are revealed at the end to be only dreams.


Condition: A

Paper is a bit fragile as they are printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $21

Closed on 12/6/2000