Monday, November 11, 2013
Obscurity of the Day: It's a Natural
Here's one of those panels, It's a Natural. I can't offer anything like definite running dates. I can only say that a few panels ran in 1948 newspapers. I assume it was offered every week but I've only seen isolated examples in March and August of that year.
This factual panel about nature and ecology was produced by Bob Hines, who by 1948 was already a well-regarded wildlife artist. In addition to It's a Natural, he also reportedly produced a series of public service newspaper cartoons for the Ohio Division of Conservation. A bio and photo of Hines is at Ohio's Yesterdays.