Camera-ready comic strip, entitled "Hapless Harry".


"Hapless Harry", drawn by George Gately [Gallagher] (1928-2001), featured the ironies and hypocrisies of everyday life. Harry, the title character, could not get a break and often failed miserably at his own hand. The comic strip was distributed by the News Syndicate Company from 1964-1973. In this strip, a pitcher throwing a ball watches as it flies over the umpire's head. The umpire throws back a bar of soap to encourage him to "clean his act up".

Date Made: 05/22/1966

Publisher: News Syndicate Co., Inc.Graphic Artist: Gallagher, George Gately

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Baseball


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Credit Line: Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.22397Catalog Number: 22397Accession Number: 277502

Object Name: DrawingObject Type: DrawingsOther Terms: Drawing; Pen and Ink

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall color)Measurements: overall: 28.4 cm x 35.2 cm; 11 3/16 in x 13 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_799537

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