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Kate Sanborn
HUNTING INDIANS in a TAXI CAB by Kate Sanborn 1911 Cigar Tobacco Store Statues
Gorham Press, 1911. Hunting Indians in a Taxi Cab, by Kate Sanborn. This amusing, 75 page hardcover book, published in 1911 by The Gorham Press, Boston is a collection of lively essays on what used to be known as "Cigar Store Indians," or statues advertising cigar store fronts. These were often carved to appear like Native Americans, but they could also be carved into a variety of other figures: Goddess of Liberty, Punch/Punchinello, hunters, policemen, jockeys, etc. The author offers some history, a look at some of the carvers and collectors. There are 50 black and white photos of different statues throughout, including a frontispiece of "Tacomus". (Sorry for the somewhat blurred photo of the page shown in pic #7). Good minus condition. The minus is because the spine and top and fore-edge of the front board are darkened. There are scattered stains front and back, as well. And a mostly thin, very light oxidation stain along the top page edges, probably from a little dust infiltration. The book though is unmarked, complete and securely bound and I don't detect a malodorous smell. An uncommon title. Shipping is FREE in the USA. Thank you for looking!
Bookseller: Dr Caliente and Co Books (dr_caliente) [Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States]
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