Martin M. Branner Collection of the "Winnie Winkle" Comic Strip, 1920-1961
Branner, Martin M
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Winkle, Winnie (Fictitious character)
8 cu. ft.: 28 bound volumes in 20 boxes
"Winnie Winkle, the Breadwinner" was a comic strip written and drawn by Martin M. Branner. The main character is Winnie Winkle, "a poor, but pretty working goil, [who] is struggling to support her little family." The concept was an untraditional one at the time of the strip's first appearance in 1920. The strip lasted in daily and Sunday newspapers until 1961.
28 scrapbooks containing proofs and newspaper clippings (i.e., reproductions) of the comic strip "Winnie Winkle" from 37 complete years (1920, 1922-45, 1950-61) of daily black-and-white strips and color Sunday editions.This material is of significance as the cartoonist's own collection of his work.
Martin M. Branner Collection of the "Winnie Winkle" Comic Strip, 1920-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History