Humble work & mad wanderings; street life in the machine age. Ken Appollo.

Humble work & mad wanderings; street life in the machine age

Nevada City: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997. Unpaginated prelims and appendices, 58 full-page b&w repros from 1850s to 1920s, autobiographical text (Appollo was once, or twice, down and out himself), first edition 9.5x7 inch boards in pictorial dj; a very good copy.

58 images; mostly whites, four African Americans, one youth in India, one gypsy with dancing bear. The author's captions emphasize the vocation or dodge of the vendor / busker / street entrepreneur, such as "book-vending crone" (an uncommon antiquarian image, not yet swiped), "The Old Leatherman" (not Larry Townsend), sellers of popcorn, candy, onions, birds, chicksweed, shoelaces, pretzels &c--and trades such as chimney sweep.

Cat.No: 166712
ISBN: 188769403x

Price: $12.00