Fifty years ago, parents outright discouraged children from reading comics because they "took up time that could be used reading real literature." But children knew all along that comics had value.
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The story goes that in 1863 Thomas Nast's wife read him Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas."
A new exhibit of political cartoons drawn over a thirty-year period by illustrator Denys Wortman (1887-1958) has recently opened at the Museum of the City of New York.
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