I recently picked up the first volume of the complete Little Orphan Annie. At the rate I'm reading, I'm not going to finish it for months. It's glorious.
This bit of cuteness is based on the October 11, 1924 strip. "Daddy" Warbucks takes his new charge out for a day on the town, which is so busy that even the energy-filled Annie needs to be carried home.
I hate to think what he'd have done to anyone who looked at Annie funny...
Mr Warbucks HATES Peados (when they bother Annie) I know as a friend of my grandmother's (who happened to work for him) had a few pics of Annie in the bath tub had his head blown clean off his shoulders (after getting a jolly good thrashing) when he discovered this.