Camera-read comic art drawing for Priscilla's Pop

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Priscilla’s Pop comic strip shows Priscilla receiving money from a relative. Her parents think she’ll save the money, but she uses it for mechanical pony rides instead.
Albert Hermann "Al" Vermeer (1911-1980) began his career in newspapers as a sports writer, then as a sports illustrator. In 1946 his comic strip Priscilla’s Pop, inspired by his own family, was published. He worked on the strip until 1976.
Priscilla’s Pop (1946-1983) was a comic strip representing an average American family. Pop was a man named Waldo Nutchell. His family included his wife, Hazel; their son, Carlyle; their daughter, Priscilla; and their dog Oliver. Running themes in the strip were the family’s money problems and Priscilla's interest in spending more money.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1966-08-14
graphic artist
Vermeer, Al
publisher
NEA, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44.5 cm x 65 cm; 17 1/2 in x 25 9/16 in
ID Number
GA*22526
catalog number
22526
accession number
277502
subject
Communications
Cultures & Communities
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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