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Snuffy Smith comic strip

Description:

This "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" comic strip was published on February 3, 1984. In this panel, which was donated to the museum for its inaugural exhibits, the letter carrier takes the only piece of mail for an address, an advertising flyer, and turns it into a paper airplane, sending the flying flyer into the house.

Cartoonist Fred Lasswell wrote and drew the strip for almost sixty years, although the strip itself is older than that. Originally created in 1919 by cartoonist Billy DeBeck, it continues to appear in newspapers and is one of the longest-running comic strips in history.

Date:
February 3, 1984
Markings:
NO LETTERS FOR TH' / SMITHS TODAY —- JUST / ONE OF THEM / DADBURN / FLYERS —- Fred Lasswell 2-3 [copyright symbol] 1984 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
13.3 x 34.9 cm (5 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)
Museum ID:
1993.2045.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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