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Object ID 001457

Object Name Picture Stories From the Bible

Object Desc Fifth edition, paperback. Tells the stories of the Old Testament in comic book form. Features color illustrations and dramatized scenes from the Bible.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001219

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General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1945

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords children's books,M. C. Gaines,books,illustrated books,paperbacks,picture books,Bible stories,religious texts,

Title Picture Stories From the Bible



Edition Fifth Edition

Description / Abstract From back cover: This complete Old Testament Edition of PICTURE STORIES FROM THE BIBLE offers for the first time in one volume, all of the glamorous, romantic stories of the old familiar heroes, told in faithful detail, carefully illustrated in fast-moving action continuity, brought to modern life in glorious full color.

Physical Description Paperback, 232 pages. Cover shows several dramatized scenes from the Old Testament, such as David slaying goliath, Moses fighting the Egyptians, Elijah being fed by a raven, and Abraham preparing for a sacrifice. Title at top of cover, center of cover has a red circle with yellow text reading, "The ENTIRE Old Testament told chronologically, for the first time, in full color continuity. Back cover has abstract, and is bordered by small portraits of main characters/figures of the Old Testament. 10.25'' x 7.25''

Author Montgomery Mulford

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Publisher M.C. Gaines (editor/publisher)

Publisher Details In 1933, Gaines devised the first four-color, saddle-stitched newsprint pamphlet, a precursor to the color-comics format that became the standard for the American comic book industry. He was co-publisher of All-American Publications, a seminal comic-book company that introduced such enduring fictional characters as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Hawkman. He went on to found Educational Comics, producing the series Picture Stories from the Bible. He authored one of the earliest essays on comic books, a 1942 pamphlet titled Narrative Illustration, The Story of the Comics.

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Image Caption CMY1219



Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear on both covers. Edges of many of the pages are frayed and have small tears. Pages all intact, but aged somewhat. Spine still working, but repaired with red cloth tape, which is starting to fray away towards the bottom of the spine.


Date JUN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin