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
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
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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