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Sidney Smith Gumps Illustration and Asia Cruise Poster

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one illustration with attached b&w print cutout, and one wooden board with poster glued on either side. Content pertains to a hand-drawn illustration by cartoonist Sidney Smith of his famous character, Andy Gump (signed by artist and addressed to Nicholas Morant); and two portions …
Date Range
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1935]
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 93 to 94 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Poster
Drawing
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 93 to 94 O.S.
GMD
Poster
Drawing
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant, Sidney Smith
Date Range
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 Illustration (with print), 1 Poster; b&w and colour
History / Biographical
Sidney Smith was the illustrator of 'The Gumps' comic strip, which ran from 1917 to 1959 in the Chicago Tribune. Smith was killed in a car accident in October 1935, shortly after signing a 3-year contract worth $1 million to continue production of the comic strip. "The Gumps" illustrations were then produced by Gus Edson, who kept up the comic strip for another 24 years.
Scope & Content
File consists of one illustration with attached b&w print cutout, and one wooden board with poster glued on either side. Content pertains to a hand-drawn illustration by cartoonist Sidney Smith of his famous character, Andy Gump (signed by artist and addressed to Nicholas Morant); and two portions of an advertising poster for cruises in Asia (possibly Canadian Pacific Steamlines but unknown, n.d.)
Notes
Item V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 94 O.S. has rough wooden edges (poster glued onto either side of wood base) and poses risk for other items in storage; has been scanned on both sides, and can be viewed under file in : common > A&L internal > case_files > m300_v500_s20_morant Poster board was originally stored inside large, dark brown picture frame which held V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 93 O.S.
Name Access
Smith, Sidney
Subject Access
Illustration
Gumps
Comic
Canadian Pacific
Ship
Travel
Geographic Access
Canada
Asia
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Item PA - 94 O.S. has been scanned and saved on computer drive as it poses a risk to other items if physically stored together. Illustration must be stored with acid-free barrier to prevent further damage, and possibly mylar to protect attached b&w photographic print.
Creator
Sidney Smith, unknown
Biographical Source Notes
http://www.kenpiercebooks.com/gumps.htm https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-02-09-9702090404-story.html https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/smith_sidney.htm
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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