Edwina, 1893-1990

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Dates:
Birth 1893
Death 1990
Americans

Biographical notes:

Frances Edwina Dumm was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio of a newspaper family. In 1916 she was the only woman to work full-time as an editorial cartoonist in America. She worked for the Columbus (Ohio) Saturday Monitor, later the Columbus Daily Monitor, 1915-1917. She is best known for her warm, friendly comic strip featuring a boy and his dog, Cap Stubbs and Tippie, which was syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service in 1921 (The Sunday strips were distributed by King Features under the title Tippie ). Other works included Sinbad, a comic strip which appeared in the old Life magazine and the London Tatler and Alec the Great, drawings which included four-line verses by her brother, Robert Dennis Dumm. She also illustrated books and sheet music, the latter in collaboration with Helen Thomas, who wrote the words and music. Edwina Dumm died in New York, New York, on April 28, 1990.

From the guide to the Edwina Dumm Collection, 1883-1987, (The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum)

Frances Edwina Dumm was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio of a newspaper family. In 1916 she was the only woman to work full-time as an editorial cartoonist in America. She worked for the Columbus (Ohio) Saturday Monitor, later the Columbus Daily Monitor, 1915-1917. Best known for her warm, friendly comic strip featuring a boy and his dog, "Cap Stubbs and Tippie", syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service in 1921. (Sunday strip distributed by King Features under the title "Tippie".) Other works included "Sinbad", a comic strip which appeared in the old Life magazine and the London Tatler and "Alec the Great", drawings which included four-line verses by her brother, Robert Dennis Dumm. She also illustrated books and sheet music, the latter in collaboration with Helen Thomas, who wrote the words and music.

From the description of Collection, 1916-1961. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 17955713

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Subjects:

  • Dogs--Caricatures and cartoons
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Women cartoonists--United States
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Women cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.--United States
  • Editorial cartoons

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