The History of Comics

…and what’s to come in 2019!  Let’s start at the beginning: 1895 The New York World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer, begins publishing a series of comics by Richard Outcault taking place in Hogan’s Alley, and featuring a boy in a yellow nightshirt who becomes known as “The Yellow Kid.” The Yellow Kid becomes very popular in New York City, and, in 1897, William Hearst’sNew York Journal hires Outcault…

Early Baseball Prints

The widely told story that baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in 1839 has been debunked for some time. The first known mention of baseball is in a children’s book from the late eighteenth century. A small illustration of three boys playing is accompanied by a poem: Base-Ball The Ball once struck off, Away flies…