Early Comic Strips, 1898-1916
Made available by Duke University, this online exhibit of early "funnies" includes "comic strips that figured in the bitter rivalry between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst for supremacy in the New York newspaper market of the early 20th century."
The comic strips in the exhibit were reproduced from bound volumes of newspapers in Duke's American Newspaper Repository. Most cartoons are copied from The World and The Chicago Tribune.
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library