Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Obscurity of the Day: The Quaker Kids

Only the second continuing Sunday series from the Philadelphia Press, The Quaker Kids is a great example of what our newspapers lost out on when syndicated comics became the norm. Just try and get something with this sort of local flavor from a syndicate!

The Quaker Kids was produced from July 2 to October 22 1899 by a fellow named Joseph S. Moyer, the only continuing series he did to my knowledge. Obviously Joe took considerable inspiration from the work of the good Mr. Outcault.

This image (or rather the jigsaw puzzle version of it) supplied by the fabulous Keystone Scan-o-Matic, Cole Johnson. A second example was proffered, but sadly it suffered considerably on its trip through the ether and had to be put out of its misery.


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