Cigar Box Lithographs: Volume II (Hardcover)

Cigar Box Lithographs: Volume II By Charles J. Humber Cover Image
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Just as this publication was ready for the
printer, a very rare cigar box was listed
on an internet auction site. Recognizing
its rarity and extraordinary appeal,
a decision was made to bid on it with
the hopes of purchasing it. As author, I
won. But I also knew that it was too late
to include this Davy Crockett cigar box
alongside the more than 100 other cigar
boxes already headlined and profiled in
this particular 200-page volume. After
winning the bid a final decision was
made to illustrate this cigar box on the
back cover of this production. In so doing readers have a chance to scrutinize a very rare and a one-of-a-kind cigar box. Of course, any cigar box that lithographically headlines Davy Crockett usually identifies the famous American frontiersman with the Alamo (see this Volume, page 114) and how he and 200 Texans were killed in 1836 by Santa Anna's 1500 strong Mexican forces. A wide-spread interest in Davy Crockett ever since has become the norm. Tennessee Ernie Ford popularized him in 1955 with his hit "The Battle of Davy Crockett". John Wayne immortalized Davy Crockett when he played the famous frontiersman in the 1960 Hollywood blockbuster, The Alamo. The stunning lithographic print on the inside lid of a wooden cigar box made by William Simpson of Massachusetts, circa 1900, now highlights this back cover of this book and demonstrates the ultimate bravery of a young Davy Crockett protecting individuals inundated with a blizzard and petrified of wolves trying to push their way into the pioneer Log Cabin (see this Volume, pages 108- 109) that the legendary frontiersman is valiantly guarding and resolutely defending. This Davy Crocket lithographic print is one of the highlight prints of the book....

Product Details
ISBN: 9781525566707
ISBN-10: 1525566709
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: December 5th, 2019
Pages: 196
Language: English