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Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca for November 11, 2013

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    WSR  over 7 years ago

    Alice must be related to Asbury Park NJ’s very own ‘Tillie’.

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    Kilby  over 7 years ago

    Yet another full-page comic scanned in a resolution that makes it just about impossible to read the text.

    I’ll stop complaining about this just as soon as the editor responsible for this feature fixes the problem.

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    Buzza Wuzza  over 7 years ago

    Opper style smiles all around.

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    davidf42  over 7 years ago

    I’d love to read this, because it looks cute. But the resolution is so bad, I don’t want to take the time stewing over it.

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    I Go Pogo   over 7 years ago

    While the text may be in part lost, the charming illustrations are treasures to enjoy.

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    unclejimmy  over 7 years ago

    I agree with WSR, “Tillie”, in turn, is related to George C. Tilyou’s “Funny Face”, the symbol of Steeplechase Park in Coney Island. I think this is the basis for the reference to “Funnyland”. In response to mkilby and davidf42; yes the resolution leaves much to be desired, but it’s like listening to Louis Armstrong from a 78. It’s better to have an imperfect recording of a perfect performance, than none at all. Many thanks to SP.

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    JanCinLV  over 7 years ago

    A big thank you to my magnifying glass:

    This is the Duchess of EegswichShe’s not very handsome and not very rich.She’s a kind wit soul who never bears maliceAnd lives next door but use to Alice.

    This is the cook. She’s not much on looksAnd she puts too much pepper in all that she cooks.Her temper is high, and her tongue is quite tartBut in spite of all this, she has got a good heart.

    This is Miss Alice. If you will believe usShe doesn’t intend to be always mischievous.But somehow or other – just chance we suppose -There’s always some trouble wherever she goes.

    This is her cat, a good-natured creature.In Alice’s ‘ventures a prominent feature.Care may kill cats, but it won’t kill the CatFor his motto has always been “Laugh and be fat.”

    This is the Lobster. You’ll find he will passFor a very intelligent one of his class.From a glance at his make up you’ll easily guessHe’s inclined to be somewhat genteel in his dress.

    This is the carpenter. He will attendIn Alice’s ’ventures as neighbor and friend.And like the good Duchess, he never hears maliceIn spite of the pranks played upon him by Alice.

    There are a few words that I wondered about, but this is pretty close to what is printed.

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    DickEstel Premium Member over 7 years ago

    MKilby, agree with you 100% and will add my complaints every few days. Even enlarging the web page doesn’t help; I don’t even bother to try and read this mini-type.

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    tharpa  over 7 years ago

    Thanks, Jan. And thanks, Right. Right, you’re a rare find. The Leftwing variety is far more common.

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