Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Longshore Boys Advertising Flyer

Here is a nice two page advertising flyer for William O. Stoddard Jr.'s Longshore Boys which was published in 1909 by J.B. Lippincott Company.

The book tells of the adventures of three boys sailing on the south shore of Long Island. There are four glossy colored illustrations done by Herbert Pullinger. Although Stoddard did write one juvenile Series, the Noank Series published by D. Lothrop Company and later reprinted by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, mainly he wrote single volumes like the book described here.

William O. Stoddard Jr. was the son of a former secretary to Abraham Lincoln. He wrote a number of boy's books, but his claim to fame was as an inventor. He had a number of patents for automobile textiles including Duratex which was an artificial leather.

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