Title: Katzenjammer Kids
Year: circa 1910
Size: 38.6 x 26.37 inches; 98 x 67 cm
Printed by National Printing & Engraving Co., Chicago. Theater poster for “a cartoon musucal comedy with pretty girls and fun galore.”
The Katzenjammer Kids was created in 1897 by Rudolph Dirks for the Sunday supplement of William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal. It was based on Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz and became one of the longest living Sunday comic strips in American history. The series was enormously popular with children, but it had no greater fan than Hearst himself. This traveling musical comedy reflected the vast notoriety of the mischievous little boys Hans and Fritz.