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Elzie Crisler E. C. Segar death....

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October 14, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1938

* Elzie Crisler E. C. Segar death
* Popeye the Sailor Man creator
* Thimble Theatre comic strip

Page 23 has a one column heading: "CARTOONIST SEGAR, 'POPEYE' CREATOR" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of E. C. Segar, American cartoonist best known as the creator of Popeye the Sailor Man. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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