A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Traditionally, throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, these have been published in newspapers and magazines, with horizontal strips printed in black-and-white in daily newspapers, while Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special color comics sections. With the development of the internet, they began to appear online as webcomics. There were more than 200 different comic strips and daily cartoon panels in South Korea alone each day for most of the 20th century, for a total of at least 7,300,000 episodes. Strips are drawn by a comics artist or cartoonist; as the name implies, comic strips can be humorous. Starting in the late 1920s, comic strips expanded from their mirthful origins to feature adventure stories, as seen in Popeye, Captain Easy, Buck Rogers and The Adventures of Tintin. Soap-opera continuity strips such as Judge Parker and Mary Worth gained popularity in the 1940s.
All are called, comic strips, though cartoonist Will Eisner has suggested that "sequential art" would be a better genre-neutral name. In the UK and the rest of Europe, comic strips are serialized in comic book magazines, with a strip's story sometimes continuing over three pages or more. Comic strips have appeared in American magazines such as Liberty and Boys' Life and on the front covers of magazines, such as the Flossy Frills series on The American Weekly Sunday newspaper supplement. Storytelling using a sequence of pictures has existed through history. One medieval European example in textile form is the Bayeux Tapestry. Printed examples emerged in 19th-century Germany and in 18th-century England, where some of the first satirical or humorous sequential narrative drawings were produced. William Hogarth's 18th century English cartoons include both narrative sequences, such as A Rake's Progress, single panels; the Biblia pauperum, a tradition of picture Bibles beginning in the Middle Ages, sometimes depicted Biblical events with words spoken by the figures in the miniatures written on scrolls coming out of their mouths—which makes them to some extent ancestors of the modern cartoon strips.
In China, with its traditions of block printing and of the incorporation of text with image, experiments with what became lianhuanhua date back to 1884. The first newspaper comic strips appeared in North America in the late 19th century; the Yellow Kid is credited as one of the first newspaper strips. However, the art form combining words and pictures developed and there are many examples which led up to the comic strip. Swiss author and caricature artist Rodolphe Töpffer is considered the father of the modern comic strips, his illustrated stories such as Histoire de M. Vieux Bois, first published in the USA in 1842 as The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck or Histoire de Monsieur Jabot, inspired subsequent generations of German and American comic artists. In 1865, German painter and caricaturist Wilhelm Busch created the strip Max and Moritz, about two trouble-making boys, which had a direct influence on the American comic strip. Max and Moritz was a series of moralistic tales in the vein of German children's stories such as Struwwelpeter.
Max and Moritz provided an inspiration for German immigrant Rudolph Dirks, who created the Katzenjammer Kids in 1897. Familiar comic-strip iconography such as stars for pain, sawing logs for snoring, speech balloons, thought balloons originated in Dirks' strip. Hugely popular, Katzenjammer Kids occasioned one of the first comic-strip copyright ownership suits in the history of the medium; when Dirks left William Randolph Hearst for the promise of a better salary under Joseph Pulitzer, it was an unusual move, since cartoonists deserted Pulitzer for Hearst. In a unusual court decision, Hearst retained the rights to the name "Katzenjammer Kids", while creator Dirks retained the rights to the characters. Hearst promptly hired Harold Knerr to draw his own version of the strip. Dirks renamed his version Fritz. Thus, two versions distributed by rival syndicates graced the comics pages for decades. Dirks' version distributed by United Feature Syndicate, ran until 1979. In the United States, the great popularity of comics sprang from the newspaper war between Pulitzer and Hearst.
The Little Bears was the first American comic strip with recurring characters, while the first color comic supplement was published by the Chicago Inter-Ocean sometime in the latter half of 1892, followed by the New York Journal's first color Sunday comic pages in 1897. On January 31, 1912, Hearst introduced the nation's first full daily comic page in his New York Evening Journal; the history of this newspaper rivalry and the rapid appearance of comic strips in most major American newspapers is discussed by Ian Gordon. Numerous events in newspaper comic strips have reverberated throughout society at large, though few of these events occurred in recent years, owing to the declining role of the newspaper comic strip as an entertainment form; the longest-running American comic strips are: The Katzenjammer Kids Gasoline Alley Ripley's Believe It or Not! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Thimble Theater/Popeye Blondie Bringing Up Father (1913–2000.
Grand Marais, Michigan
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U. S. state of Michigan. It is located on Lake Superior, is the eastern gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore via H-58; the name Grand Marais is a reference to the shallow harbor. French explorers used the word "marais" to mean "harbor of refuge" as well as "marsh." A breakwater was built that extends from the bay into Lake Superior. The Grand Marais Outer Range Light is at its end, the Fresnel lens is still operative, it is one of only 70 such lenses. Many controversies in the little town relate to the costs of dredging and breakwall-repair operations to keep the harbor functioning. Grand Marais was one of five U. S. Life-Saving Service Stations established along the coast of Lake Superior between Munising and Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it was part of the U. S. Life-Saving Service District 10; the other four Life-saving Stations were Deer Park, Two Heart, Crisp Point Light, Vermilion Point.
In 1915, these stations became part of the U. S. Coast Guard. In 1939 the U. S. Lighthouse Service merged under the control of the U. S. Coast Guard; the community was home to the Grand Marais Air Force Station from 1954 to 1957. The station was part of the Air Defense Command, provided general surveillance radar along the northern frontier of the United States. Grand Marais is the northern terminus of M-77. Seney and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge are to the south. Grand Marais is a four-season tourist destination. Snowmobiling is popular in the winter, swimming, boating and fishing are among the summer activities. Points of interest and events include: The former United States Coast Guard Life-Saving Station, which now serves as a ranger station; the Coast Guard radio operator here had the last communication with the SS Edmund Fitzgerald before she sank during a storm in 1975, with all hands lost. The former keeper's quarters of the station were adapted to house the Grand Marais Maritime Museum.
The Pickle Barrel House Museum. The Au Sable Light, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Muskallonge Lake State Park. Sable Falls, west of Grand Marais; the Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum. The Lake Superior Brewing Company operates a pub at Grand Marais. In mid June, the harbor at Grand Marais is the site of the annual sea plane fly-in, hosted by the Grand Marais Pilots Association on behalf of the National Seaplane Pilots Association. In mid July, the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium is held at the harbor; this multi-day event attracts sea kayakers from around the country. It is billed as "the largest and oldest sea kayaking symposium on the Great Lakes." Burt Township Schools is the local school district. Grand Marais, with a population of about 300, gained national attention early in 2011 when it became the leader in a national contest sponsored by Reader's Digest. Visitors to the We Hear You America web site had the opportunity to "cheer" for any community in order to win recognition and cash prizes.
Grand Marais' harbor was deemed a Harbor of Refuge because it was the only lifeline a sailor had along the dangerous shipwreck coast of Lake Superior. Years of neglect had caused deterioration of its harbor breakwall, allowing sand to fill in, but the cost to repair it seemed prohibitive. Grand Marais attained 1,281,724 "cheers" and won the top municipal first prize of $40,000 in the contest, as well as notoriety for its plight in a Reader's Digest article. Grand Marais Airport is a general aviation airport. List of lifesaving stations in Michigan Grand Marais Website Grand Marais Historical Society 2nd Grand Marais Website USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 26-12 Terry Pepper, Seeing the Light, Grand Maris Light. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Maritime Sites U. S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Index Grand Marais on Michigan Out of Doors TV Alger County Sheriff's Office
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper", it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region, it is the eighth-largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. Traditionally published as a broadsheet, on January 13, 2009, the Tribune announced it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, commuter station sales; this change, proved to be unpopular with readers and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its traditional broadsheet edition through all distribution channels. The Tribune's masthead is notable for displaying the American flag, in reference to the paper's motto, "An American Paper for Americans"; the motto is no longer displayed on the masthead. The Tribune was founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler, Joseph K. C.
Forrest, publishing the first edition on June 10, 1847. Numerous changes in ownership and editorship took place over the next eight years; the Tribune was not politically affiliated, but tended to support either the Whig or Free Soil parties against the Democrats in elections. By late 1853, it was running xenophobic editorials that criticized foreigners and Roman Catholics. About this time it became a strong proponent of temperance; however nativist its editorials may have been, it was not until February 10, 1855 that the Tribune formally affiliated itself with the nativist American or Know Nothing party, whose candidate Levi Boone was elected Mayor of Chicago the following month. By about 1854, part-owner Capt. J. D. Webster General Webster and chief of staff at the Battle of Shiloh, Dr. Charles H. Ray of Galena, through Horace Greeley, convinced Joseph Medill of Cleveland's Leader to become managing editor. Ray became editor-in-chief, Medill became the managing editor, Alfred Cowles, Sr. brother of Edwin Cowles was the bookkeeper.
Each purchased one third of the Tribune. Under their leadership, the Tribune distanced itself from the Know Nothings, became the main Chicago organ of the Republican Party. However, the paper continued to print anti-Catholic and anti-Irish editorials, in the wake of the massive Famine immigration from Ireland; the Tribune absorbed three other Chicago publications under the new editors: the Free West in 1855, the Democratic Press of William Bross in 1858, the Chicago Democrat in 1861, whose editor, John Wentworth, left his position when elected as Mayor of Chicago. Between 1858 and 1860, the paper was known as the Chicago Tribune. On October 25, 1860, it became the Chicago Daily Tribune. Before and during the American Civil War, the new editors supported Abraham Lincoln, whom Medill helped secure the presidency in 1860, pushed an abolitionist agenda; the paper remained a force in Republican politics for years afterwards. In 1861, the Tribune published new lyrics by William W. Patton for the song "John Brown's Body".
These rivaled the lyrics published two months by Julia Ward Howe. Medill served as mayor of Chicago for one term after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Under the 20th-century editorship of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, who took control in the 1920s, the paper was isolationist and aligned with the Old Right in its coverage of political news and social trends, it used the motto "The American Paper for Americans". Through the 1930s to the 1950s, it excoriated the Democrats and the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was resolutely disdainful of the British and French, enthusiastic for Chiang Kai-shek and Sen. Joseph McCarthy; when McCormick assumed the position of co-editor in 1910, the Tribune was the third-best-selling paper among Chicago's eight dailies, with a circulation of only 188,000. The young cousins added features such as advice columns and homegrown comic strips such as Little Orphan Annie and Moon Mullins, they promoted political "crusades", with their first success coming with the ouster of the Republican political boss of Illinois, Sen. William Lorimer.
At the same time, the Tribune competed with the Hearst paper, the Chicago Examiner, in a circulation war. By 1914, the cousins succeeded in forcing out Managing Editor William Keeley. By 1918, the Examiner was forced to merge with the Chicago Herald. In 1919, Patterson left the Tribune and moved to New York to launch his own newspaper, the New York Daily News. In a renewed circulation war with Hearst's Herald-Examiner, McCormick and Hearst ran rival lotteries in 1922; the Tribune won the battle. In 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, the Tribune Tower; the competition worked brilliantly as a publicity stunt, more than 260 entries were received. The winner was a neo-Gothic design by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood; the newspaper sponsored a pioneering attempt at Arctic aviation in 1929, an attempted round-trip to Europe across Greenland and Iceland in a Sikorsky amphibious aircraft. But, the aircraft was destroyed by ice on July 15, 1929, near Ungava Bay at the tip of Labrador, Canada.
The crew were rescued by the Canadian science ship CSS Acadia. The Tribune's reputation for innovation extended to radio—it bought an early station, WDAP, in 1924 and renamed it WGN, the station call letters standing for the paper's self-description as the "Worl
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, entrepreneur and lecturer. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, which provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, he served an apprenticeship with a printer and worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada, he referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. His humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published in 1865, based on a story that he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, where he had spent some time as a miner; the short story brought international attention and was translated into French. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, he was a friend to presidents, artists and European royalty.
Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, but he invested in ventures that lost most of it—such as the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that failed because of its complexity and imprecision. He filed for bankruptcy in the wake of these financial setbacks, but he overcame his financial troubles with the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, he chose to pay all his pre-bankruptcy creditors in full after he had no legal responsibility to do so. Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet, he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well, he was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, the sixth of seven children born to Jane, a native of Kentucky, John Marshall Clemens, a native of Virginia, his parents met when his father moved to Missouri, they were married in 1823. Twain was of Cornish and Scots-Irish descent.
Only three of his siblings survived childhood: Orion and Pamela. His sister Margaret died when Twain was three, his brother Benjamin died three years later, his brother Pleasant Hannibal died at three weeks of age. When he was four, Twain's family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a port town on the Mississippi River that inspired the fictional town of St. Petersburg in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Slavery was legal in Missouri at the time, it became a theme in these writings, his father was an attorney and judge, who died of pneumonia in 1847, when Twain was 11. The next year, Twain left school after the fifth grade to become a printer's apprentice. In 1851 he began working as a typesetter, contributing articles and humorous sketches to the Hannibal Journal, a newspaper that Orion owned; when he was 18, he left Hannibal and worked as a printer in New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, joining the newly formed International Typographical Union, the printers trade union.
He educated himself in public libraries in the evenings, finding wider information than at a conventional school. Twain describes his boyhood in Life on the Mississippi, stating that "there was but one permanent ambition" among his comrades: to be a steamboatman. Pilot was the grandest position of all; the pilot in those days of trivial wages, had a princely salary – from a hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars a month, no board to pay. As Twain describes it, the pilot's prestige exceeded that of the captain; the pilot had to:...get up a warm personal acquaintanceship with every old snag and one-limbed cottonwood and every obscure wood pile that ornaments the banks of this river for twelve hundred miles. Twain studied the Mississippi, learning its landmarks, how to navigate its currents and how to read the river and its shifting channels, submerged snags, rocks that would "tear the life out of the strongest vessel that floated", it was. Piloting gave him his pen name from "mark twain", the leadsman's cry for a measured river depth of two fathoms, safe water for a steamboat.
As a young pilot, Clemens served on the steamer A. B. Chambers with Grant Marsh, who became famous for his exploits as a steamboat captain on the Missouri River; the two liked each other, admired one another, maintained a correspondence for many years after Clemens left the river. While training, Samuel convinced his younger brother Henry to work with him, arranged a post of mud clerk for him on the steamboat Pennsylvania. On June 13, 1858, the steamboat's boiler exploded. Twain claimed to have foreseen this death in a dream a month earlier, which inspired his interest in parapsychology. Twain held himself responsible for the rest of his life, he continued to work on the river and was a river pilot until the Civil War broke out in 1861, when traffic was curta
Palmer Cox was a Canadian illustrator and author, best known for The Brownies, his series of humorous verse books and comic strips about the mischievous but kindhearted fairy-like sprites. The cartoons were published in several books, such as Their Book. Due to the popularity of Cox's Brownies, one of the first popular handheld cameras was named after them, the Eastman Kodak Brownie camera, he was born in Granby, the son of Michael and Sarah Cox, became a carpenter and car builder. He moved to San Francisco via Panama as a railroad contractor, he lived in there from 1863 to 1875. In 1874, he began to formally study drawing and contribute illustrated stories to such publications as Golden Era and Alta California. After 1875, Cox lived in New York. During this time he contributed editorial cartoons to Oscar Hammerstein's United States Tobacco Journal; the earliest publication of Brownie characters took place in 1879, but not until the February 1881 issue of Wide Awake magazine were the creatures printed in their final form.
In 1883, Brownie stories appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine and as their popularity rose, they were covered in publications such as the Ladies' Home Journal. Cox's Brownies were little men; each Brownie had a distinctive physical appearance: for example, Cholly Boutonnière, wore a top hat and monocle, another was dressed as a stereotypical Chinese peasant, yet another was dressed as a Red Indian chief in war bonnet. Cox's text was quite crude, did not develop individual personalities for the Brownies, aside from the "ethnic" ones speaking in stereotypical dialect. Cox's illustrations tended to show a crowd of Brownies jumbled together, with specific Brownies recurring from one illustration to the next, but with no Brownie occupying a predictable location in the picture. Cox died at his 17-room dream home named Brownie Castle at Granby, July 24, 1924, his headstone has a Brownie figure and the inscription: In creating the Brownies he bestowed a priceless heritage on childhood. Squibs of California Later republished as Comic Yarns Hans Von Petter's Trip to Gotham How Columbus Found America That Stanley Queer People, such as Goblins, Merry Men and Monarchs Queer People with Paws and Claws Queer People with Wings and Stings The Brownies, Their Book Another Brownie Book The Brownies at Home The Brownies Around the World The Brownies Through the Union Frontier Humor The Brownies Abroad The Brownies in the Philippines The Monk's Victory and other Stories by Palmer Cox The Palmer Cox Brownie Primer The Brownie Clown in Brownie Town The Brownies Many More Nights The Brownies and Prince Florimel The Brownie Calendar Palmer Cox's Brownies The Brownies in Fairyland Richard F. Outcault referenced Cox and The Brownies in a February 9, 1895 cartoon of Hogan's Alley.
In the children's novel Rufus M, by Eleanor Estes set during World War I, young Rufus Moffat and his older sister Jane have a contest involving Palmer Cox's Brownie books: each new illustration, they compete to see who first spots the Brownie in the top hat. The idea of the character of Dunno created by Soviet children's writer Nikolay Nosov comes from the books of Palmer Cox. Palmer Cox biography Palmer Cox' The Brownies Palmer Cox at Kodak Brownie Camera - The Complete Overview Works by Palmer Cox at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Palmer Cox at Internet Archive Works by Palmer Cox at LibriVox Books by Palmer Cox in the University of Florida Digital Collections Art by Palmer Cox in the National Gallery of Canada
Mary Augusta Dickerson
Mary Augusta Dickerson known as Mary Dickerson Donahey was an American author of children's books and cookbooks. Dickerson was born in New York City to Nancy Augusta Dickerson, she graduated from the St. Mary's school in New York City as valedictorian; the school merged with St. Garriel's School in Peekskill, New York. Dickerson began writing children's stories and poem verses for newspapers and magazines in 1896, she was associated with the New York Journal in 1898 as a reporter for a short time. Donahey took on a full-time career as a special writer for The Plain Dealer that same year, her career there extended into 1905. Dickerson married William Donahey on August 1905, becoming Mary Dickerson Donahey, she was known as Mrs. William Donahey, they met. She introduced him to some traditional children's stories while they were working there, which helped to inspire him to become a comic strip writer and illustrator, he had missed out on these normal childhood stories because he was an introverted child and spent much of his childhood alone.
Dickerson was associated with or a member of the following: Illinois Woman's Press Association Society of Midland Authors Cleveland Writers Club Writers Guild Episcopalian Club Matrix lecturer Dickerson, along with her husband William Donahey, owned the Pickle Barrel House in Grand Marais, Michigan. This was their summer home where they found it inspirational to write their children's books and comic strips, it is now a tourist attraction. Mary Augusta Dickerson, writing under her married name Mary Dickerson Donahey, wrote the following books: The Wonderful Wishes of Jacky and Jean The Castle of Grumpy Grouch a Fairy Story Mysterious Mansions Down Spider Web Lane: A Fairy Tale Through the Little Green Door The Adventures of a Happy Doll The Magical House of Zur The Prince Without a Country Lady Teddy Comes to Town The Talking Bird and Wonderful Wishes of Jacky and Jean The Teenie Weenie Man's Mother Goose The Calorie Cook Book Menus for Reducing, for Upbuilding, for Maintenance The Calorie Cook Book Peter and Prue Best Tales for Children Cupboard Love: My Book of Recipes The Tavern of Folly The Cooking Pots of Grand Marais The Spanish McQuades, the Lost Treasure of Zavala Mary Lu Apple Pie Inn The Castle of Grumpy Grouch Mystery in the Pines The Prince Without a Country, New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1916, page 71 The Adventures of a Happy Dolly, New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1914, page 11 Who was who in America with World Notables, p. 256, Marquis — Who's Who, Volume IV, Library of Congress Card Number 43-3789
Pickle Barrel House
The Pickle Barrel House is a two-story cabin built to resemble two barrels. The house design is based on cartoon characters that were two inches tall and lived under a rose bush in a pickle barrel, it is located in Grand Marais on Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the southern shore of Lake Superior. It is near the intersection of State Highway M-77 and County Highway H-58 in this gateway town to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; the main part has two stories. The main floor is for the living area, the upstairs is a bedroom. A smaller barrel serves as the kitchen, the two barrels are connected by a pantry. There is an outdoor garden and a seating area with a garden path between these two. William Donahey was an author and cartoonist, he created the Teenie Weenies cartoon feature, a syndicated comic that debuted in the Chicago Tribune in 1914. The comic feature continued until his death in 1970, it featured tiny people. To these tiny people the real world objects were gargantuan. Donahey did several advertisements for Company for the Monarch Foods line.
Teenie Weenies were on many of the labels of Monarch food products including coffee, peanut butter, sausage and all kinds of vegetables, including pickles. One advertisement featured a small pickle keg, used as a house by some of his Teenie Weenies children characters. One day in 1926 as a surprise for Donahey's wife Mary Dickerson Donahey, herself an author, along with Reid-Murdock he had a duplicate large version of the keg house built that they could use. Reid-Murdock ordered the Pickle Barrel House to be built by the Pioneer Cooperage Company of Chicago; this special cottage would be for the Donaheys to use as a summer cabin in the woods at Grand Sable Lake to inspire their writings. The barrel house was a large-scale version of the miniature oak casks that held the Monarch-brand pickles; the Donaheys received much attention for their "barrel house on the lake" since nobody saw anything like this before. However, after 10 years it became a burden because of all the curiosity seekers and onlookers wanting to see how they lived.
They moved it from its original lake location. The Pickle Barrel house was moved to downtown Grand Marais in 1936 from the woods at nearby Grand Sable Lake when new tenants took possession. Through the years it was an ice-cream stand, an information kiosk booth, a souvenir gift shop; these various tenants over the many years did not maintain the cottage as it should have been, the barrel house fell into disrepair. In 2003 the Grand Marais Historical Society acquired the property, they undertook the project of restoring the structure to its original condition. On July 3, 2005, after much work and with a budget of $125,000 in expenses the renovated Pickle Barrel House was opened to the public; the barrel house now shows how the Donaheys lived there in their summer cottage in the woods by the lake in the 1920s and 1930s. The barrel house museum has old pictures of the Donaheys in their one-of-a-kind pickle barrel cottage; some of these old photos of the 1920s show the "curiosity visitors" at their cottage in the woods.
In the museum are several books and other materials on William Donahey and his children's Teenie Weenies. One room alone showcases his artwork of creations of the Teenie Weenies. In this room is a seven-inch barrel on display showing a promotion for Monarch sweet pickles; the barrel house pretty much recreates its atmosphere when the Donaheys lived there. Tourists that visit the unique and unusual house can now get the feel for what everyday life in a barrel would be like. There is a Michigan Historical Marker at the Pickle Barrel House location; the barrel home has been accepted on the Michigan Register of Historic Places and is a Michigan Historic Home. Grand Marais Historical Society - operates the Pickle Barrel House Historical photographs of the Pickle Barrel House Pickle Barrel House museum dedication July 3, 2005 Other historical photographs of the Pickle Barrel House Other history of Tweenie Weenies and Pickle Barrel House