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DescriptionRichard F. Outcault Buster Brown Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-9-16 (Newspaper Feature Service, 1916). It is no "Secret of Goodness" that Smitty has the measles. Sadly, its the only thing he's good at sharing! Created in ink with some watercolor over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 18.75" x 20". As was common at the time, the strip is watercolored as a reference to the printer, but only for the first appearance of a character or scene. That's why it is only partially colored. There is a date of September 3 in the bottom margin, but we have verified that it appeared in papers on September 9. Signed by Outcault in the last panel. There are pinholes in the margins, a repaired 2.5" rip in the bottom, and a few other small marginal rips and nicks. Matted to 24" x 25.25". Overall in Very Good condition.
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