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.

Description (Brief)

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.

Description (Brief)

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.

Date Made: 1966-08-14

Graphic Artist: Vermeer, AlPublisher: NEA, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Cultures & Communities, Comic Art, Communications


Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.22526Catalog Number: 22526Accession Number: 277502

Object Name: drawingOther Terms: drawing; Pen and Ink

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


Record Id: nmah_799611

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