Friday, November 5, 2010

Skeezix


Skeezix was a character in the comic strip Gasoline Alley. The strip began in 1919 but the infant Skeezix didn't arrive as an orphan on the doorstep until 1921, in an attempt to draw a broader audience, i.e. women. Skeezix is slang for orphaned calf. The characters in Gasoline Alley actually aged, so this oilcloth Skeezix probably dates to the late 1920s.

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