Auction 93, Lot 470

"Captain Goodman", Anon.

Subject: Cartoons

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co.

Color: Printed Color

Size:
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. A strange story of a ships adventures including being attacked by Indians, discovering a cache of gold and mutiny. The moral being that good always triumphs over evil. Paper is a bit fragile as they are printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $25

Closed on 12/6/2000

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