Little Orphan Annie

Created by Harold Gray in 1924, Little Orphan Annie was a comic strip that differed in philosophy from those that came before. The difference involved the use of political ideology. Daddy Warbucks, a powerful and wealthy "captain" of industry, looks after Annie. Daddy Warbucks and Annie share a mysterious connection; he is her protector and provider but not a relation.

In the selected strips, we see Daddy Warbucks experiencing trying times in the Great Depression of the 30s and Annie reacting to these trials. Politically, people were torn by this comic strip. Those that supported Franklin Delano Roosevelt actually wanted to get rid of Little Orphan Annie.

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