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Child scroll of cartoons

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 001
Identifier: ViU-2023-0031

Content Description

This collection contains a scroll of cartoon characters drawn by an unknown child, likely from sometime in the 1940s to the 1950s. The manila paper scroll is 3.25 inches in width and approximately 70 feet long. The outward-facing side of the scroll has about 250 individual illustrations depicting mid-century characters like Elmer Fudd, Dick Tracey, Archie, Popeye, and Donald Duck, as well as other characters from comic books, Sunday strips, television, and movies. The reverse is blank. The majority of the drawings are completed in graphite and colored pencils

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Type Punch Matrix, 24 January 2023.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This scroll is very long and must have reference staff oversight to handle.

Dates

  • Creation: undated, c. 1940-1950

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (One custom housing)

Inventory

One 3.25" x 70" scroll