Category Archives: Peter Newell

Peter Newell, A Game of Croquet without Rules

Harper’s Young People, June 30, 1885.

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Alfred Z. Baker’s Images à renversement

Antoine Sausverd over at Töpfferiana has unearthed some contributions by Alfred Zantzinger Baker to the French children’s magazine La jeunesse illustré, 1906-1907 (Gallica). I have now created a set of pages which, besides providing information on Baker and his toy … Continue reading

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Polly Sleepyhead Passes Through a Small Cyclone

Another late strip from Peter Newell‘s series Polly Sleepyhead; it is from 1907, but I do not know the date:

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More Wishing Willy

Here is the second episode of Peter Newell’s Wishing Willy, I do not have any more, though there were six, if Allan Holtz‘s American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide is correct. Help in finding the missing ones (and better scans … Continue reading

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Peter Newell’s Wishing Willy

In addition to The Naps of Polly Sleepyhead (1906-1907), Peter Newell produced a second newspaper strip, Wishing Willie (or Willy), published in a few papers, e.g. the Atlanta Constitution, between 3 August and 7 September 1913: a grand total of six … Continue reading

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No More Naps for Polly

In the last episodes of Peter Newell’s The Naps of Polly Sleepyhead the naps disappear, not only from the title: she is now the intended victim of Tom and Dicky’s practical jokes, but she regularly manages to inadvertedly turn the … Continue reading

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Peter Newell, Polly and Her Papa

Peter Newell’s strip “The Naps of Polly Sleepyhead” for 22 April 1906.

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Peter Newell, A General Pricking Sensation

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Peter Newell, A Vicious Goat

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Peter Newell, Timid Hortense

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