Tillie the Toiler and Little Orphan Annie

The “comic books” for kids in the 1920s were, yes, books—of reprints of comics strips and panels. Cupples & Leon produced several. Tillie the Toiler Book 3 (1928) was by Russ Westover; the strip had begun in 1921. © 2020 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Little Orphan Annie Book 1 (1925) was by Harold Gray; the strip had begun in 1924. © 2020 Tribune Content Agency (By the way, the temptation for some kids was that they could color the black-and-white art. Sorry, Tillie!)