Buster Brown and a phalanx of Bloomingdale Santas

Happy holidays! The good news is there will actually be a new podcast posted this week, by the evening of Christmas eve or Christmas morning, depending on the reliability of my available internet. The bad news is, this blog will probably not be updated for the next couple days due to some holiday travel. I’ll try and sneak in one article I’m working on.

The wacky illustration below is by Richard Felton Outcault, creator of Buster Brown (who stands to one side with dog Tige), date unknown but most likely rendered in the early 1900s. Outcault created the Buster Brown comic strip for the New York Herald in 1902, after a prior creation, The Yellow Kid, lend his name to the phrase ‘yellow journalism’. (Courtesy NYPL)

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