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    Frederick Opper - Cartoon Illustration Original Art (circa 1921). Frederick Opper, pioneering cartoonist and creator of Happy Hooligan, outlines the plight of housing for the poor, with his biting satire of the Housing Shortage Investigation Committee. A fat cat landlord shows no pity towards Tessie Toughluck, and a caption refers to Tessie's "Nell Brinkley hair," as a clueless, or corrupt, committeeman turns a blind eye to the scene. The "Brinkley Girls" were glamorous icons of privileged and stylish American women, much on the order of the "Gibson Girls," so Opper's caption gives an added ironic spin to Tessie's situation. The image area of the panel measures 12.5" x 12.5", and the art has a few small stains, and light wear; otherwise it is in Very Good condition. Superb pen work by a giant of American cartooning. From the collection of Gill Fox.

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