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Auction 99, Lot 564

"[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

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 Price of a Lie; The Sailor-boy's Dream; The Flying Trunk; Jack Simpleton; The Land of Cocagne. Printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors printed on one side only.


Condition: A

Couple of tiny tears in margins.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/12/2002