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The Illustrated History of Union County scrapbook

 Collection — Container: Volume 1
Identifier: MG Union Co.-(Main)

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains the comic strip of "The Illustrated History of Union County" published in the Elizabeth Daily Journal in 1950.


  • 1950


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Thorne is one of the most respected and accomplished comic artists of his generation. He began drawing comic in the 1950s and quickly established himself as a supremely competent draftsman and storyteller. A fresh-out-of-Art-Career-School Frank Thorne worked on an historical strip called The Illustrated History of Union County, which was published in the old Elizabeth Daily Journal in 1949 and spanned the entire history of a New Jersey county important to the formation of the United States. Thorne published the strip in book form in 2005, and the proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards the restoration of an 18th century house in Union County, New Jersey.


1 Volumes

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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