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The Funny Papers

The funny papers are a window into American culture. They make us laugh by poking fun at who we are and what we aspire to; we’ll take a look at what the comic strips and comics reveal about American life.

Little Orphan Annie, The Comic Strip

The comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, was created by a young Annie first stripcartoonist by the name of Harold Gray (1894-1968). Gray’s parents both died before he had finished school, so he was independent and entirely self-made, qualities he imbued in Annie.

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