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Snuffy Smith comic strip

Description:

This "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" cartoon strip was published on January 13, 1984. In this panel, donated to the museum for its inaugural exhibits, the letter carrier is being rushed to the hospital after having fallen off of 'Buzzard’s Peak', passing by Snuffy Smith, who asks if there is any mail for him in the bag.

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

Date:
January 13, 1984
Markings:
PORE OL' / URIAH FELL / OFF BUZZARD'S / PEAK, SNUFFY; SEE IF HE'S / GOT ANY MAIL / FER ME 1-13 FRED / LASSWELL [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:
1993.2045.3
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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