Here I go again with just the illustrations for the 1959 book Comic Art in America that I've been posting every Thursday, these from the chapter Comics: Here to Stay.
Rather than annotate the strips, I'll let the captions speak for themselves.
Winnie Winkle by MARTIN BRANNER, 1928. Winnie has changed much since then, but is still highly attractive to enterprising men.
Tillie the Toiler,, by RUSS WESTOVER in 1932.
Ella Cinders of 1930, with a touch of the poet added by Blackie.
[CHARLES A.] VOIGHT's earlier creation [before Betty], Petey, this one dated June 21, 1921.
Boots [and Her Buddies] by EDGAR MARTIN. All grown up and settled down now, Boots and husband Rod have time to supervise the love life of others.
Etta Kett from 1950. Detail is absent from the faces, very much present in the clothes.
RUSSELL PATTERSON for an article by O.O. McIntyre in 1928.
Thimble Theatre, this one starring Castor Oyl. Drawn, of course, by ELZIE SEGAR, in 1920.
Barney Google of 1937, by BILLY DEBECK. The city slicker outslicks himself. The last long panel is fine for both depth-of-field and humorous pathos.