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