Comic Book

Object Number: 
2002.1.1354
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
7 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 7/8 in.
Description: 
This comic book button features Outcault's Yellow Kid, the first comic strip. The cover reads "The Yellow Kid/ In McFadden's Flats/ by E.W. Townsend/ Author of "Chimmie Fadden" and / R.F. Outcault/ Creator of / "The Yellow Kid"/ G.W. Dillinham/ Publishers/ New York". The cover also has a picture of the Yellow Kid with a fancy ruffled collar; his gown reads "Dis Book is De Story of me SweetYoung Life". The reverse advertises other comic books including "Artemus Ward" and "Verdant Green". Cost: "50 Cents". Table of contents photo available.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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Creative: Tronvig Group