Crumbling Paper: Uncle Pike by A.D. Reed circa 1903 (and some miscellaneous gags) (strip #1)

Here’s another huge old Sunday scan for you. There are two strips on this page from 1903… the top is

a series of one panel gags by a number of different cartoonists. The only legible signature is that of “Joe Rigby” in the second panel. Here are close ups of the other ones… can anyone out there identify these cartoonists?


From panel 1.

UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 1 as Carl Anderson.


From panel 3. Looks like “Sanders.”

UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 3 as C.R.McAuley.

Panel 4 is unsigned.


From panel 5.

UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 5 as Carl Anderson (as with panel 1).


From panel 6.

UPDATE: Cole Johnson speculates that panel 6 may be by George Herriman… definitely looks like a likely possibility to me as well, although that signature-like scribble may indicate otherwise.


From panel 7. The art looks a bit like James Swinnerton, but I doubt it is him.

UPDATE: Cole Johnson identifies this panel as being by William Marriner.

The second strip is “How Uncle Pike Secured the Unanimous Vote” by A.D. Reed. According to the Ohio State collection, Uncle Pike ran from 1902 to 1905.

I’m not sure what paper these are from… the Ohio State copies are from The Philadelphia Press, and the copyright on these is McClure. Click on the below image to view the strip.

2 thoughts on “Crumbling Paper: Uncle Pike by A.D. Reed circa 1903 (and some miscellaneous gags) (strip #1)

  1. Hello again—–Panel One: Carl Anderson. Panel Three: C.R.McAuley. Panel Five: Anderson again. Panel Six: Not sure, looks like Herriman. Panel Seven: Wm. Marriner.–Cole J.

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