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The following table shows images and captions on the left, and alt text and captions on the right: the right column is what a visually impaired reader will hear. This table was computed from the copy of George Herriman cached on None.
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Signature of George Herriman
A large, white building with a spire, next to a road.
A black-and-white cartoon drawing. A short, fat man labeled "Parker" and a tall, thin man labeled "Herrin" are in a farmyard, whose barn is labeled "Republican Stables". The two are looking at a horse with a human face and an enormous collar. The horse is labeled "Gillett". The caption reads, "Parker: 'Will he stand without hitching?'; Herrin: 'Sure! See that collar?'"
In two comic strip panels, two men obsessively in search of fresh air are led to an insane asylum, where they are locked away.
In the first three panels of a six-panel cartoon strip, a pig is given a bottle of medicine by a sheep called Old Doctor Mutton. The pig drinks the medicine. A dog sees the pig drinking from the bottle, mistakes the medicine for an alcoholic beverage, and says "Why the deceitful swine—He told me he'd sworn off".
In a five-panel cartoon strip, a cat and a mouse are sleeping. The cat awakens and kisses the mouse, and the mouse dreams of angels.
A black and white photograph of six young-to-middle-aged men, all wearing white shirts, dark ties and waistcoats.
Panorama of rock formations at Monument Valley in Arizona. A red, barren, desert landscape with several mesas and gigantic, unusual rock formations.
A comic strip panel. At the top, a middle-aged caucasian male, leaning over the railing to a staircase, says to an African-American male, "I've looked everywhere for 'Owl-Eye', 'Soda'—do you know where he is?" The African-American, carrying a broom over his shoulder and descending the staircase, replies, "No, Boss, Ah ain't laid eyes on him fo the lass half hour".
In a color comic strip panel, a brick thrown by a mouse through an open window hits a cat on the head. The cat says, "L'il ainjil" (little angel).
In a six-panel comic strip titled "Musical Mose 'Impussanates' a Scotchman, with Sad Results", a caricatured black man wearing a kilt impersonates a Scotsman and plays his bagpipes. When his disguise is foiled, two white women beat him with an ax and jump on him. He expresses his regret for the stunt in the final panel.
A black and white photograph showing an early middle-aged man with short, uncovered Afro-textured hair posing in a suit.
A black and white photograph of a man in late middle-age wearing a dark cowboy hat, white shirt, tie, gray jacket, scarf and gray trousers. He faces left and his left hand is in his trouser pocket.
A circular panel from a comic strip, surrounded by borderless panels. Within the circular panel, from left to right, are an anthropomorphic stork, mouse, and cat. The stork to the left says, "Pause, 'Ignatz', Pause!! What 'Krazy' says is true, they are twins—hark to the tale I will tell you—." The cat, hands on its hips, says in dialect speech, "Oh, I'm so gled, Mr. Stork, y'see 'Ignatz' is such a skeptikle l'il chep, he doubts me." ["Oh, I'm so glad, Mr. Stork, you see 'Ignatz' is such a skeptical little chap, he doubts me."]
A color photograph of a seated, middle-aged man with a receding hairline. He is wearing spectacles, a white undershirt and a light blue collared shirt. He looks left past the camera.
In a four-panel comic strip, a short man dressed as a clown tells a tall man seated at a table that he must dine alone, as the short man is going out to supper. The tall man's negro cook tells him she has eaten his meal herself and he falls out of his chair in surprise. The short man returns and boasts of his fine supper, and the tall man, with a cat-and-mouse comic strip in mind, prepares top throw a brick at him.