Comments on Frank Godwin’s “Rusty Riley”: Rusty’s white jacket . . .

In an earlier post, I mentioned that Rusty Riley’s jacket was white in the first Sunday Rusty Riley episode (June 27, 1948).

Today I spent a little time looking through a number of Rusty Riley Sunday strips as extracted from newspapers.  The earliest one I saw was August 15, 1948, and in that strip, Rusty still had a white jacket!

As of the September 19, 1948, strip (and quite possibly earlier), Rusty’s jacket was brown, and that was probably the normal color until the strip ended.

—Tom Sawyer

July 6, 2012

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