Kate and Carl, by Mary Hays (1918)

Mary A. Hays was an American newspaper comics artist. She created the comics series 'Kate and Karl, the Cranford Kids' (1911-1913), which was distributed by the Philadelphia North American syndicate.

Mary Hays was born in 1898 as the daughter of Margaret Hays. In 24 September 1911 Mary Hays created the newspaper comic 'Kate and Karl, the Cranford Kids' (1911-1913), which ran in the Philadelphia North American. The name of the strip was an inside joke: Fred Crane, the editor of the syndicate, was originally from the town of Cranford in New Jersey. 'Kate and Karl, the Cranford Kids' ran until 30 November 1913. Hays passed away in 1968. 

Kate and Carl, the Cranford Kids, by Mary A. Hays 1911

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