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Hank the Hermit by Walt McDougall Oct 27 1912

Hank the Hermit by Walt McDougall Oct 27 1912

Hank the Hermit comic strip subtitled "He's fond of animals but he draws the line at mules".

"How to Keep Your Food Bill Down Leaflet" - NARA - 514546

"How to Keep Your Food Bill Down Leaflet" - NARA - 514546

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

First known grawlix

First known grawlix

4-panel comic titled "Lady Bountiful is Shocked" published in The San Francisco Examiner November 1, 1901. The first known instance of wp:grawlix being used to represent profanity

Professor Jyblitts Wastes No Time on Flying Machines--He Invents an Obedient Bathtub - Walt McDougall 1903-08-09

Professor Jyblitts Wastes No Time on Flying Machines--He Invents an Ob...

"Professor Jyblitts Wastes No Time on Flying Machines--He Invents an Obedient Bathtub" August 9, 1903

Tailtom - A comic strip with a picture of a man on a horse

Tailtom - A comic strip with a picture of a man on a horse

Tailspin Tommy comic strip from June 26, 1938 Note that the display of the two strips differ, likely due to the format of the respective newspaper who published them, but the panels are all identical. A search... More

"A STRAIN ON THE FAMILY TIE" (Gaar Williams cartoon - Feb 12 1935)

"A STRAIN ON THE FAMILY TIE" (Gaar Williams cartoon - Feb 12 1935)

this installment of Gaar Williams' comic strip "STRAIN ON THE FAMILY TIE" was published on February 12, 1935. In this strip, a young man asks his uncle Mort for help courting the girl next door. Mort does so, ... More

Detective Dan Secret Operative 48 (Humor Publishing, May 1933)

Detective Dan Secret Operative 48 (Humor Publishing, May 1933)

The cover of Detective Dan: Secret Operative 48, by Norman W. Marsh, published by Humor Publishing (aka Consolidated Book Publishers). The copyright for this work was registered on May 12, 1933 to Norman Marsh.... More

"RESOLVED" detail, from- Friend of the Comic People 1906 (cropped)

"RESOLVED" detail, from- Friend of the Comic People 1906 (cropped)

Political cartoon, Hoist, the friend of the Comic People. by Louis M. Glackens for Puck magazine, October 31, 1906. The characters seen, clockwise are: en:Foxy Grandpa by en:Carl E. Schultze, en:Alphonse and G... More

Poet McCann Has Fifteen Minutes With Pegasus - Walt McDougall 1903-07-26

Poet McCann Has Fifteen Minutes With Pegasus - Walt McDougall 1903-07-...

"Poet McCann Has Fifteen Minutes With Pegasus" July 26, 1903 Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Real and the Ideal--Two Views of the Country - Walt McDougall 1903-10-25

The Real and the Ideal--Two Views of the Country - Walt McDougall 1903...

"The Real and the Ideal--Two Views of the Country" October 25, 1903

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 4, No. 30 (July 28, 1922)) (1922) (14595922477)

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 4, No. 30 (July 28, 1922)) (1922) (...

Identifier: americanlegionwe430amer (find matches) Title: The American Legion Weekly (Volume 4, No. 30 (July 28, 1922)) Year: 1922 (1920s) Authors: American Legion. National Headquarters Subjects: American ... More

Jane Arden 1928-11-26

Jane Arden 1928-11-26

The debut comic strip of Jane Arden

Connie comics - A comic strip with an image of a man talking to a woman

Connie comics - A comic strip with an image of a man talking to a woma...

Connie comic strip A search was done for renewal in contributions to publications and artwork for the years 1958 and 1959. There were no listings for Frank Godwin, Public Ledger or Connie, a comic strip. Ther... More

Love Stories of Mary Worth 2

Love Stories of Mary Worth 2

Comic book cover of Love Stories of Mary Worth #2 November 1949

Tip Top Comics No 167 - A cover of tip top comics

Tip Top Comics No 167 - A cover of tip top comics

Nancy and Sluggo on the cover of Tip Top Comics number 167 (May-June 1951), cover art by Ernie Bushmiller (signed).

The Clancy Kids 9 May 1919 Percy L Crosby

The Clancy Kids 9 May 1919 Percy L Crosby

Daily strip (Tuesday, May 6, 1919) of "The Clancy Kids" (sometimes rendered "Clancy's Kids") by American cartoonist Percy Crosby.

Reglarfellers 121138 - A comic strip with a cartoon of a baseball game

Reglarfellers 121138 - A comic strip with a cartoon of a baseball game

Copy of the comic strips Reg'lar Fellers and Daisybelle from 1938 A search was done for renewals in artwork for the years 1965 and 1966 There were no renewals for Gene Byrnes, Reg'lar Fellers or Daisybelle. Th... More

Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins 1907-03-09

Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins 1907-03-09

"Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins" Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ella Cinders comic strip (January 25, 1931)

Ella Cinders comic strip (January 25, 1931)

Ella Cinders comic strip A search for renewal was done in contributions to publications and in artwork for the years 1958 and 1959. There were no listings for the name "Ella Cinders"; there's no evidence this ... More

Koko - Hot After It (1926)

Koko - Hot After It (1926)

KoKo the Clown comic used as an advertisement for the Film Daily, on page 9 of the August 6, 1926 Film Daily.

A Submarine Circus - Walt McDougall 1903-08-16

A Submarine Circus - Walt McDougall 1903-08-16

"A Submarine Circus" August 16, 1903 Public domain photograph related to Circus, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Yarns of Captain Fibb

The Yarns of Captain Fibb

Captain Fibb tells of how he fled from wild animals and giant birds.

The Pathetic Tale of a Modern Jack and Jill - Walt McDougall 1903-08-30

The Pathetic Tale of a Modern Jack and Jill - Walt McDougall 1903-08-3...

"The Pathetic Tale of a Modern Jack and Jill" August 30, 1903

Strange as It Seems 1928-03-26

Strange as It Seems 1928-03-26

Debut comic strip of Strange as It Seems

A Tale of a Match, a Wrench, a Haystack and a Gun, with an Airship Thrown In - Walt McDougall 1902-10-26

A Tale of a Match, a Wrench, a Haystack and a Gun, with an Airship Thr...

"A Tale of a Match, a Wrench, a Haystack and a Gun, with an Airship Thrown In" October 26, 1902 Français : oeuvre de Walt McDougall, dessinateur de comic strips, mort en 1938. L'oeuvre date de 1902

Betty comic panel by Charles Voight 1919

Betty comic panel by Charles Voight 1919

Splash panel from the comic strip "Betty" by American cartoonist Charles A. Voight; "Betty" is seated third from left. Published in The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT), 17 August 1919.

Gentle Jane (May 28 1905)

Gentle Jane (May 28 1905)

A woman speculates what she would do if she were confronted by a man; however, when the situation occurs, her response does not go as planned. The text in this image should be transcribed and included in the ... More

WC Morris Spokesman-Review cartoons 101

WC Morris Spokesman-Review cartoons 101

Editorial cartoon by William C. Morris. Public domain reproduction of political cartoon, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 35 (September 2, 1921)) (1921) (14580551739)

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 35 (September 2, 1921)) (192...

Identifier: americanlegionwe335amer (find matches) Title: The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 35 (September 2, 1921)) Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: American Legion. National Headquarters Subjects: Ameri... More

Friend of the Comic People, 1906

Friend of the Comic People, 1906

Political cartoon, Hoist, the friend of the Comic People. by Louis M. Glackens for Puck magazine, October 31, 1906. The characters seen, clockwise are: en:Foxy Granpa by en:Carl E. Schultze, en:Alphonse and G... More

How Dr. Hardup's Cunning Saved Him From the Poorhouse

How Dr. Hardup's Cunning Saved Him From the Poorhouse

In this short-lived comic strip by Charles W. Kahles, Dr. Hardup is worried about not having enough patients... so he purchases large amounts of unripe green apples and distributes them to children. The childr... More

The Bad Book and the Stern Mamma; or, What's Sauce for the Goose Isn't Always Sauce for the Duckling - Walt McDougall 1902-06-01

The Bad Book and the Stern Mamma; or, What's Sauce for the Goose Isn't...

"The Bad Book and the Stern Mamma; or, What's Sauce for the Goose Isn't Always Sauce for the Duckling" June 1, 1902

Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Section from the comic strip "The Sergeant Looks for a Room"

Yak 120215 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Yak 120215 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Old Doc Yak, 1912 comic strip: "Old Doc Yak, Beauty Specialist, Shortens the Giraffe's Neck"

Good Time Guy 1927-06-27

Good Time Guy 1927-06-27

Debut panel of the comic strip Good Time Guy, published June 27, 1927

New York-Tribune Clare Briggs Comic Strip - Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feeling? February 7, 1923
"How to Keep Your Food Bill Down Leaflet" - NARA - 514546

"How to Keep Your Food Bill Down Leaflet" - NARA - 514546

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Boobmcnutt 22225 - A comic strip with a bunch of cartoon characters

Boobmcnutt 22225 - A comic strip with a bunch of cartoon characters

Copy of the Boob McNutt cartoon strip from 1925. A renewal search was done in artwork for the years 1952 and 1953. There were no listings for Boob McNutt, the Star Company or Rube Goldberg. There's no eviden... More

Friend of the Comic People 1906

Friend of the Comic People 1906

Political cartoon, Hoist, the friend of the Comic People. by Louis M. Glackens for Puck magazine, October 31, 1906. The characters seen, clockwise are: en:Foxy Grandpa by en:Carl E. Schultze, en:Alphonse and G... More

The Roosevelt Bears 1906-01-07

The Roosevelt Bears 1906-01-07

The Roosevelt Bears. Story by "Paul Piper" (Seymour Eaton), illustrations by V. Floyd Campbell

Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins 1907-03-30

Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins 1907-03-30

"Peck's Bad Boy and his Country Cousins" Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Say, Pop! Pop Makes a Good Traffic Cop - C. M. Payne 1918
San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 210, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 28, 1912 - DPLA - 24257766e109b30105c93f6beead941d (page 68)

San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 210, Ed. 1 Sund...

Daily newspaper from San Antonio, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.; sixty eight pages : ill. ; page 22 x 17 in. Digitized from 35 mm. microfilm.

Front Page Sweetest Day Cartoon 1921

Front Page Sweetest Day Cartoon 1921

Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

As Sharkey walks up Broadway by Daniel McCarthy

As Sharkey walks up Broadway by Daniel McCarthy

Editorial cartoon "As Sharkey walks up Broadway" Русский: Карикатура «Когда Шарки идёт по Бродвею»

A Modern French Trial (According to Recent Accounts) - Walt McDougall 1898-03-06

A Modern French Trial (According to Recent Accounts) - Walt McDougall ...

"A Modern French Trial (According to Recent Accounts)" March 6, 1898

Super Sam strip

Super Sam strip

This is a comic strip written by Jerry Siegel and Ben Bryan. Siegel and Bryan were, at the time, soldiers in the US Army, and they produced this strip for the military publication Midpacifican.

Danny Dreamer - A comic strip with a black and white image

Danny Dreamer - A comic strip with a black and white image

Norsk bokmål: Clare A. Briggs' Danny Dreamer (22. november 1908). English: Clare Briggs' Danny Dreamer (November 22, 1908)

A Page from the Illustrated Prospectus of the 'Pneumatic Protector and Companion Co. - Walt McDougall 1903-10-04

A Page from the Illustrated Prospectus of the 'Pneumatic Protector and...

"A Page from the Illustrated Prospectus of the 'Pneumatic Protector and Companion Co.'" October 4, 1903

BINNACLE JIM'S VISIT TO DAVY JONES' LOCKER

BINNACLE JIM'S VISIT TO DAVY JONES' LOCKER

Everett E. Lowry's "BINNACLE JIM" comic strip - in this strip, Jim visits the bottom of the ocean.

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 2, No. 7 (February 13, 1920)) (1920) (14595646157)

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 2, No. 7 (February 13, 1920)) (1920...

Identifier: americanlegionwe27amer (find matches) Title: The American Legion Weekly (Volume 2, No. 7 (February 13, 1920)) Year: 1920 (1920s) Authors: American Legion. National Headquarters Subjects: America... More

The Thrilling Rescue of Little Tommy's Best Hat by Walt McDougall
Ellacinders 6125

Ellacinders 6125

Comic strip "Ella Cinders".

"How to Fight Fire Bombs" - NARA - 514544

"How to Fight Fire Bombs" - NARA - 514544

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Second World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Haroldteen 360112 - A comic strip with a bunch of cartoon characters

Haroldteen 360112 - A comic strip with a bunch of cartoon characters

Comic strips Harold Teen and Josie. A renewal search was done in both artwork and contributions to publications for the years 1953 and 1964. There were no listings for Carl Ed, Chicago Tribune or NY Times in ... More

Sing Ho for Clarence the Cop (1902)

Sing Ho for Clarence the Cop (1902)

A Clarence the Cop comic strip by C. W. Kahles Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Girl With The X Ray Eyes logo

The Girl With The X Ray Eyes logo

TheGirlWithTheX-RayEyes logo

Squirrel Food (comic strip - December 8, 1917)

Squirrel Food (comic strip - December 8, 1917)

in this Squirrel Food comic strip, a man and a dog discuss bandages and first aid.

Old Man Experience (1919-03-29)

Old Man Experience (1919-03-29)

installment of Ed Wheelan's comic strip Old Man Experience. Here, an actor arranges for his friend to watch a sold-out play from just offstage - but, as Old Man Experience points out, this is a terrible vantag... More

The Roosevelt Bears (Teddy-B and Teddy-G)

The Roosevelt Bears (Teddy-B and Teddy-G)

Drawing of The "Roosevelt Bears", Teddy-B and Teddy-G. Public domain photograph of political cartoon, comics, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Uncle Jyblits WOULD Take His Parrot to the Summer Hotel--But Only Once - Walt McDougall 1903-09-06

Uncle Jyblits WOULD Take His Parrot to the Summer Hotel--But Only Once...

"Uncle Jyblits WOULD Take His Parrot to the Summer Hotel--But Only Once" September 6, 1903

Betty 11 May 1919 Charles A Voight

Betty 11 May 1919 Charles A Voight

A Sunday edition (May 11, 1919) of the comic strip "Betty" by American cartoonist Charles A. Voight.

"The Wiggle Much" Comic Strip, No. 3 (published in The New York Herald, April 3, 1910) CGA.SFS-71-8

"The Wiggle Much" Comic Strip, No. 3 (published in The New York Herald...

"The Wiggle Much" Comic Strip, No. 3 (published in The New York Herald, April 3, 1910) by Herbert E. Crowley

Little Abe Corncob Assists "Santa" To Fill His Stocking

Little Abe Corncob Assists "Santa" To Fill His Stocking

Billy Marriner's "Little Abe Corncob" comic strip from the Los Angeles Herald. In this installment, Abe's parents do some complicated Santa Claus-related tricks. The text in this image should be transcribed a... More

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 51 (December 23, 1921)) (1921) (14781132261)

The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 51 (December 23, 1921)) (192...

Identifier: americanlegionwe351amer (find matches) Title: The American Legion Weekly (Volume 3, No. 51 (December 23, 1921)) Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: American Legion. National Headquarters Subjects: Ameri... More