Sheet Music with Early 1900s Cartoon Characters Buster Brown and the Katzenjammer Kids.
Lot 552. Sheet Music with Early 1900s Cartoon Characters Buster Brown and the Katzenjammer Kids. Three pieces of sheet music make up this collection, two focusing on Buster Brown, and one on “The Kids.” Richard F. Outcault created Buster Brown in 1902 and continued drawing the character until 1921. In 1904, the Brown Shoe Co. made the boy and his pit bull “Tige” the company mascot. Rudolph Dirks, a Russian immigrant, created the Katzenjammer Kids, and Harold Knerr drew the strip from 1912-49. The strip ended in 2006, but reprints are still distributed by King Features. The sheet music “Come Down and Kiss Me, Honey Mine,” from a 1905 Broadway production at the Majestic Theatre, has Buster Brown and Tige on the cover. The pages are separated and the edges chipped; Outcault’s artwork displays nicely. The condition for the 1907 “Buster Brown March – Two-Step,” with artwork by a different illustrator, is in similar condition. The 20-page 1920 “Song Hits from the Great Cartoon Musical Comedy - the Original Katzenjammer Kids” contains four songs and stories, jokes and sayings from the show. Vg+. Winning Bid $20.