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Auction 98, Lot 462

"[Lot of 5 cartoons]", Anon.

Subject: Comics

Period: 1888 (published)

Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co.

Color: Printed Color

11.8 x 15.7 inches
30 x 39.9 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: Julian the Coward; Master Unfortunate; The Proud Matilda; The Museum of Little Children; Blonda and Fairy Caprice. Paper is a bit fragile as they are printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors printed on one side only.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2002