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    Adverts from Frank Klaus' 1919 "The Art of In-Fighting"

    I'm all done scanning.

    Now on to retouching pics and transcribing.

    I've posted the advertisements from the back of the book to my facebook page. Most are about boxing & sports but my favorite advert, from this 1919 published boxing manual, has nothing to do with sports at all. PP80, the last advert.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/CBD-We...47061672002258

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

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    Wow, he's just like the Matt Furey of his day. I've been kinda wondering how far back the over the top TRS style advertising went back.

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    Chap books always have adverts in them. Usually the boxing/wrestling ones will sound a bit strange and will over-sell or over-promise by the thinking of today.

    Often the adverts are for things we, today, would be appalled at. Fox's series frequently advertise how-to books on Dog Fighting and Cock Fighting.

    The 1888 Bill Edwards boxing manual has probably 100+ different adverts. One of the most shocking by today's standards reads:
    BURDETT'S NEGRO DIALECT RECITATIONS AND HUMOROUS READINGS.
    Containing the latest and best hints of modern Negro Ministrelsy, being by far the most perfect book of its kind ever published.
    It is followed by a complete table of contents.

    The back cover, in fact, is loaded with no fewer than nine adverts, the first of which reads:
    BEALE'S CALESTHENICS and LIGHT GYMNASTICS
    for Young folks.--120 Illustrations. Containing Broom and Fan
    Drills, Marches, Fencing, Club and Dumb Bell Exercises, etc., etc. This
    is the most complete work published on the subject. 160 pages. Boards,
    75 cts. Cloth, price............................................. ..............$1.00
    1888.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

    P.S.,

    I'm grateful for the adverts if, for no other reason, they frequently point out other period WMA resources for me to try to track down.

    Peace favor your sword
    Last edited by lklawson; 12/23/2010 9:36am at . Reason: add P.S.

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