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    Jack Farr Judge Magazine "That Old (7 a.m.) Quartet" Original Gag Cartoon (Judge Publ., 1929). William Gordon "Jack" Farr experienced various false starts as a hopeful comic-strip creator, but he found lasting acclaim as a gagman for Judge and Life (ancestors of MAD) and Collier's and Cosmopolitan, among other important magazines. This large-scale, spirited tenement panorama captures a boisterous sense of community. The song thus harmonized is a bass-vocalist showcase by Joseph Philip Knight and Emma Willard, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," a standard since the 1910s. Inscribed to schoolboy cartoonist Jack Kent, who would grow up to become a famous comic-strip artist, himself, with the whimsical King Aroo. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 14.75" x 19.55". Moderate toning. Excellent condition. From the Jack Kent Collection.

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