The Yellow Kid, The Glorious Fourth
Date: 1897
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 13 × 7 15/16 in. (33 × 20.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for The Yellow Kid, July 3, 1897
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1977
Object Number: 1977-298
About: The Yellow Kid magazine was first published in March of 1897. Publication continued on a bi-weekly basis for the next nine issues using that title until the name changed to The Yellow Book and publication switched to a monthly basis. The magazine was an obvious attempt to capitalize on the success of the comic Yellow Kid character created by R. F. Outcault.
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