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Drummer's Yarns / Fun on the "Road" [sic] [book], 1886

view Drummer's Yarns / Fun on the "Road" [sic] [book], 1886 digital asset number 1
Publisher:
Excelsior Publishing House
Physical description:
1 item
Type:
Books
Caricatures
Lithographs
Cartoons (humorous images)
Date:
1886
19th century
1880-1900
Notes:
In Box 2, Folder 7, Humor category.
Summary:
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.
Publications:
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
Topic:
Wit and humor
Sales personnel
Traveling sales personnel
Local number:
AC0060-0000904.tif (AC Scan No.)
See more items in:
Humor (Vertical Ephemera Files), Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
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