Simon Simple at "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Simon Simple, drawn by Ed Carey, was a popular strip for about ten years at the start of the
20th century. He was invariably accompanied on his misadventures by Mose, the
smaller blackface figure in the strip below, titled "Simon Gets a Front Seat at
'Uncle Tom's Cabin.'" The strip was syndicated the T. C.
McClure Syndicate. One interesting suggestion in this account of a "Tom Show"
is that smalling touring companies might have enlarged their promotional parades by "hiring" locals
to march for free passes to the show.
From The New York Press, Sunday, 13 January 1903:
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