Drummer's Yarns / Fun on the "Road" [sic] [book], 1886
Excelsior Publishing House
Cartoons (humorous images)
In Box 2, Folder 7, Humor category.
Probably public domain, copyright expired.
Fragile, tattered; cover page detached.
Paperback book containing cartoons, jokes, anecdotes, and humorous poetry. 73 pages plus advertising material in the back. Cover image, a lithograph printed in color, shows a man with a moustache and top hat, apparently telling a joke to another man, who is laughing uproariously. Lithograph credited to "Johns & Co. Lith. Cleveland, O." (lower right). Note: although the title suggests that the jokes in the book are suitable for traveling salesmen to tell each other, the jokes are not necessarily about salesmen. Line cartoons are scattered throughout the text.
Cover reproduced (black and white) in Walter A. Friedman, Birth of a Salesman / The Transformation of Selling America, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England: Harvard University Press, 2004, p. 84
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