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Historical Photos - Girls reading comics!
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:13:59 PM »
Here's a nice selection of girls reading comics from all eras. 
Disproving the myth that comics are for males only.

Here's the first batch, many are found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/

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#1: 1920s-reading the funnies, Greenwood, Mississippi.

"Tiny, Rawa, Mamie and Buddy read the funnies."
https://daughterofthedelta.com/2011/05/18/fun-with-the-funny-papers/

This is from an amazing blog on the history of the Evans family living in the Mississippi delta.  It is a Wonderful read with a ton of interesting pictures and recollections of four generations of the family.  We HIGHLY recommend it!


#2: 1937-Big Little Books sale in Newburgh, New York, late 1930s.

A few piles of comics and lots of Big Little Books.   

The girl at the far right is reading:
Tip Top Comics #12 (April 1937).

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#3: Reading Spitfire Comics, either #1 (August 1941) or #2 (October 1941).

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#4: 1942-A girl named Holly reading the Sunday Star Funnies.

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#5:  1941 - Picnic with a comic book, Oregon.

Original source unknown.

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#6: 1947.08-Walt Disneys Comics and Stories #83

Girl's Comic
circa 1955: A young girl sits in a wooden rocking chair, reading a comic book. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/young-girl-sits-in-a-wooden-rocking-chair-reading-a-comic-news-photo/3227761


#7: 1947 a real classic.

Comic Book Readers
1947: Four children, three girls and one boy, loiter on a sidewalk by a store display window while reading comic books, New York City. (Photo by Ruth Orkin/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/four-children-three-girls-and-one-boy-loiter-on-a-sidewalk-news-photo/3233924

Far right girl is reading an unknown issue of Timely's Hedy DeVine Comics.

A bio of the photographer can be read here:
http://www.apag.us/ruth-orkin/


#8: 1947-Reading Whiz #92 (Dec 1947)

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#9: Reading Annie Oakley #1 (Spring 1948).

Original source unknown.


#10: 1948-Reading Claire Voyant #4 (1947).

In the waiting room at Grand Central Station, a young girl sleeps on a bench as she waits for transportation to a summer camp, New York, New York, 1948. A copy of the 'Claire Voyant' comic book is beside her.

IMAGE: RAE RUSSEL/GETTY IMAGES

Part of a series of photos on kids leaving for camp from 1948 you can see in it's entirety here:
https://mashable.com/2016/01/07/camp-kids/#lsgWZWOmQGqd


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#11: A whole pile of comics in this one!

Middle row:
Roy Rogers #31 (July 1950)
Western Comics #16 (August-September 1950)
The Texan #9 (August 1950)
Giggle Comics #72 (July-August 1950)
Western Comics #16 (August/September 1950)
New Funnies, probably #161 (July 1950).

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#12: 1950s girl reading an unknown comic in a malt shop.
Photo by Howard Mcgraw of the Detroit News.

A very large version of this pic is on this link:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/15632?size=_original

Found on
http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/
Original source unknown.


#13: Floating

I love this one!  What a great Dad/Mom to hold a comic for their girl like that.

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


#14: 1950s-reading on floor

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Original source unknown.


Several more girls reading comics to come!
-Yoc

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Historical Photos - Girls reading comics!
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:13:59 PM »

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Re: Historical Photos - Girls reading comics!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 07:00:53 PM »
11 Unknown west comic is DC's Western Comics #16 https://www.comics.org/issue/8378/cover/4/

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 09:15:33 AM »
Thanks for catching that SS, it's now added to the post.  :)

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Re: Historical Photos - Girls reading comics!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 01:23:06 PM »
Hi Gang,
Here's another batch of girls reading comics!

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#1 - 1940.11-Girl reading Fantastic Comics (Fox) #12
Original source unknown.


#2 - 1942.06 in the Clinton MA area
Source unknow.

COMICS-
Gene Autry Comics (Fawcett) #2 (1942)
Famous Funnies (Eastern Color) #97 (August 1942)
Real Heroes (Parents') #6 (September 1942)
True Comics (Parents') #16 (September 1942)


LIFE Magazine (July 20, 1942)


#3 - 1942.06-colourized by owner Hiro


#4 - 1945-Hamock girl
Original source unknown.


#5 - 1947-Daredevil#44 girl
COMIC -Daredevil Comics (Lev Gleason) #44 (September 1947)
source unknown

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#6 - 1951-Dalmatian girl
A fleamarket photo shared by Roz Leibowitz on flickr here;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23366371@N08/2317435694/

It's suggested its from 1951.


#7 - 1952.02-Zane Grey girl and dog
Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Source unknown.

COMIC - Zane Grey's New Riders of the Purple Sage (actually, Dell Four Color #372, February 1952)


#8 - 1952.07-classics illustrated
Originally released as Classic Comics #10 (April 1943), with a 10-cent cover price, this edition of Classics Illustrated #10, one of many reprints, dates to July 1952 (HRN 97), if the ad on the back is any indication.

http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/
Source unknown.


#9 - 1952.09 -girls reading comics
Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Source unknown.

COMICS - Rack, top to bottom
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (ME) #15 (July-August 1952)
Kathy (Pines) #12
Thrilling Romances (Pines) #21 (September 1952)
Felix the Cat (Toby) #32 (June 1952)
Four Color (Dell) #411 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and the Old Sea Dog (August 1952)


One girl is reading
Ha Ha Comics (ACG) #85 (August-September 1952)
behind them can be seen Tarzan's Jungle Annual #1 (Dell Giant-Aug. 1952)



#10 - 1953.08-Girls on couch
Source unknown.

COMICS- Gene Autry #78 (August 1953) and Henry (Dell) #33 (September-October 1953)

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#11 - 1953-reading Bugs Bunny girls
Reading Dell's Bugs Bunny #29 (March 1953)

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Source unknown.


#12 - 1953-school dressing  room
Actresses in a school play waiting for their cue -- or maybe even ignoring their cue!  One is reading Felix the Cat (Toby) #41 (May 1953), another is reading Little Eva (St. John) #9 (July 1953).

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.
Source unknown.


#13 - 1954.05.30-Lost girl at Georgia Street Juvenile Hall
Lost girl at Georgia Street Juvenile Hall, LA.  Jessie Gonzales -- 6 years (reading comic book).

Credit: Wyman.  Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

COMIC- M-G-M's Tom & Jerry's Summer Fun (Dell) #1 (July 1954)

https://tinyurl.com/yamfkxmt


#14 - 1954-Martin Elkort kids
Reading the newspaper funnies, 1954
By Martin Elkort (April 18, 1929 - November 19, 2016)

To see many more pictures by Martin Elkort use this link:
http://www.catherinecouturier.com/exhibitions/previous-exhibitions/martin-elkort-optimism-and-innocence/


#15 - 1956.09-Grandma's Comics Corner
COMIC- World's Finest (DC) #84 (September-October 1956)

Found on
http://neatocoolville.blogspot.ca/2012/07/found-photos-people-with-comic-books.html

Enjoy!
-Yoc

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 08:34:18 AM »
Hi Gang,
Here's another batch of girls reading comics covering all eras!

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#1 - 1910-20 maybe
Original source unknown

#2 - 1939.10-Girls of Lincoln Bench School
Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Girls of Lincoln Bench School study their reading lesson. Near Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon. Malheur County Ontario Ontario. Oregon United States, 1939. Oct. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017773618/.


#3 - 1943-Pittsburgh. Esther Bubley
Bubley, Esther, photographer. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Passengers in the waiting room of the Greyhound bus terminal. Allegheny County Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. United States, 1943. Sept. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017861465/.


#4 - 1950.06.19-Pats books
Life magazine in window upper right:

Life Magazine, June 19, 1950 - Girls holding hands on beach
https://www.oldlifemagazines.com/june-19-1950-life-magazine.html


#5 - 1950s-Coloring Books of the Fifties- Gutmann
Photograph by John Gutmann
Collection Center for Creative Photography
2018 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

You can learn about Gutmann and see more of his amazing pictures here:
https://ccp.arizona.edu/artists/john-gutmann

https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/John_Gutmann#

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#6 - 1950s-Hairdryer girl
http://junglefrolics.blogspot.com/2011/03/girls-read-comics.html

Original source unknown.


#7 - 1950s-pigtails girl reading funnies
This darling little girl can't read quite yet, but she enjoys looking at all the colourful drawings.

http://junglefrolics.blogspot.com/2011/03/girls-read-comics.html

Original source unknown.


#8 - 1953.03-LIFE-Enjoying Comics-Renske Quax
In March 1st 1953 LIFE published a tiny article about a tiny Dutch billiards prodigy, Renske Quax, of Haarlem, in the Netherlands.

Photo by Nat Farbman

https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/dutch-billiards-prodigy-renske-quax-reading-comic-books-news-photo/50537304#dutch-billiards-prodigy-renske-quax-reading-comic-books-with-his-picture-id50537304

More pictures from that shoot can be seen here:
https://www.celebritypix.us/celebrities/renske-quax-celebrities-cdbcd.html


#9 - 1955-Set To Go Hairdryer Girl 2
Girl reading what might be Marge's Little Lulu.

Set To Go
(original caption) circa 1955: A little girl reads a magazine as she sits under the hair dryer in a beauty salon. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
https://www.gettyimages.ca/license/3225016


#10 - 1957.01-Battlefront #44
Reading Battlefront (Marvel) #44 (January 1957)

Original source unknown.

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#11 - 1955-Mickey Mouse on the stairs
Found on 2 Warps to Neptune:
https://2warpstoneptune.com/2015/08/07/girl-reading-comic-book-1955/

Original source unknown.


#12 - 1955-Mickey Mouse on the stairs covers
Mickey Mouse (Dell) #40 (February-March 1955)
and on the right -
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse #27 (actually Four Color #427 (October-November 1952))


#13 - 1958.05-Wonder Woman #98
Reading Wonder Woman (DC) #98 (May 1958), and the girl in the middle is reading Superboy (D) #66 (July 1958).

Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.

Original source unknown.


#14 - 1958.06-Scrooge
Pennsylvania drugstore.

Rack top left
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v18#9 (213) (June 1958)
unknown
Donald Duck #60 (July-August 1958)
Four Color #902 - Will-Yum! (May 1958)
Beetle Bailey #15 (June-July 1958)


Right side top to bottom:
Four Color #902 - Will-Yum! (May 1958)
unknown
Walt Disney's Donald Duck
Uncle Scrooge #22 (June-August 1958)
Chip 'n' Dale #14 (June-August 1958)


Found on http://junglefrolics.blogspot.ca/.

Original source unknown.


#15 - 1976-WW Girl -Ellen Shub
New Words Bookstore, 1976
2014 Ellen Shub

http://photography.ellenshub.com/Common/commonpage.php?gallery=socialActivism


More pics in a different category next weekend!
-Yoc