April Fools: Adopt a Comic Newspaper

AAS’s fifth annual Adopt-A-Book event is only days away. We hope to see you in the library in person on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. In the meantime, you can browse the 2012 Adopt-A-Book Catalog to view the 150 items up for adoption, but remember 50 new items will be available that night. Here are some of the funniest still available for adoption.

Humor and comic newspapers and periodicals are quite scarce because of their content. Though many had good circulation numbers, they were not often saved by institutions. Yet today they are wanted by researchers for the political satire, depictions of society, and humorous literature contained in them. Here is a selection that showed up in the past year. ~ Vincent Golden

133. Adopt me for $100

image of item Comic Monthly (New York, NY) May 1862.

134. Adopt me for $400

image of item Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun (New York, NY) 1861, 1865, 1866.

135. Adopt me for $100

image of item New York Pick (NY) Apr. 29, 1854.

136. Adopt me for $300

Wild Oats (New York, NY) 1873, 1875.

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