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Details

Object ID 001400

Object Name The Gumps, Book 4

Object Desc The Gumps, a popular comic strip about a middle-class family, was created by Sidney Smith in 1917, launching a 42-year run in newspapers from February 12, 1917, until October 17, 1959.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001177

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 7, Shelf 20

Object Date

Start Year Range 1926

End Year Range 1927

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Comics,Gumps,Sidney Smith,Cupples and Leon Co.,Books,


Title The Gumps, Book 4

Sub-Title

Series The Gumps

Edition

Description / Abstract The Gumps, a popular comic strip about a middle-class family, was created by Sidney Smith in 1917, launching a 42-year run in newspapers from February 12, 1917, until October 17, 1959. This issue features a variety of comic scenarios involving the Gump family.

Physical Description 48 pages. Brown softcover collection of The Gumps comic strips. Cover has title printed in red, with Mr. Gump chiseling a marble statue. The back cover is identical to the front. Cupples and Leon mark at the bottom of cover, with Sydney Smith's name to the right of it. 10'' x 9.75''

Author Robert Sydney Smith

Author Details Robert Sidney Smith (February 13, 1877 October 20, 1935), known as Sidney Smith, was the creator of the influential comic strip, The Gumps, based on an idea by Captain Joseph M. Patterson, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois. The son of a dentist, Smith never finished high school and began drawing cartoons for his hometown newspaper when he was 18. He also delivered chalk talks and worked in newspaper art departments in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio.[1] In 1908, he signed on as a sports cartoonist at the Chicago Examiner where he created a talking goat in a feature, Buck Nix, which involved continuity: "What will tomorrow bring?" In 1911, Smith moved to the Chicago Tribune, where he introduced a new goat character when Old Doc Yak began as a daily on February 5, 1912 with the Sunday page starting a month later on March 10.

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Publisher Cupples and Leon Co.

Publisher Details Cupples & Leon was an American publishing company founded in 1902 by Victor I. Cupples (1864-1941) and Arthur T. Leon (1867-1943). They published juvenile fiction and children's books but are mainly remembered today as the major publisher of books collecting comic strips during the early decades of the 20th century.

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Image Caption CMY001177

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear on both covers. Back cover has heavy scratching and wear on the image. Spine feels weak, and is almost detached from the pages. Many of the pages have small tears on their corners. Pages have yellowed over time.


Events

Date JUN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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