Camera-ready comic art drawing for Etta Kett

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Etta Kett comic strip shows a teenage girl talking to her father about her interest in sports, which coincided with her interest in star athletes.
Paul Dowling Robinson (1898-1974) began his work as a cartoonist in New York in 1919. He worked on the Samson and Delia strip in 1924 and then in 1925 debuted Etta Kett, about the life of contemporary teenagers, which became a daily and a Sunday comic strip. Robinson also drew a strip called The Love-Byrds, which started out as a topper (or secondardy strip) for the Sunday page of Etta Kett. He drew both strips until his death in 1974.
Etta Kett (1925-1974) began as a comic panel series about manners and etiquette. It was later redeveloped as a comic strip about a middle-class teenage girl named Etta and her high school adventures with friends and boyfriends. The main character, Etta, continued to be described as innocent and well-mannered in the face of conspicuous societal changes.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
graphic artist
Robinson, Paul
King Features Syndicate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 21.3 cm x 70.3 cm; 8 3/8 in x 27 11/16 in
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catalog number
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Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Popular Entertainment
Comic Art
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

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