Typed Note Signed / Inscribed Photograph Signed

LAMADE, George R. (1894-1965)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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In 1885 German immigrant Dietrick Lamade founded "Grit" newspaper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which became America's largest rural newspaper; upon his death in 1938 son George became editor and publisher of this offbeat, always-optimistic publication -- retaining his father's habot of peppering the news with homespun sayings; committed suicide by gunshot. TNS, 1p, 5¼" X 8", Williamsport, PA, 1958 March 10. Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Bruno J. Gianetti. Very good. Slightest bit of age toning. On "Grit" letterhead, Lamade remarks to the parents of a newborn named George: "While I cannot feel that I belong in the 'famous men' category in which you place me, I am most happy to add to the collection you are making for your son, George." Bold if petite full signature. Also, an IPS, 3" X 4¼", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Slight mounting traces on verso. Head-and-shoulders portrait of the bald, bespectacled Lamade in suit and tie, nicely signed and inscribed at lower right: "To George Gianetti / George R. Lamade." Seldom seen. Bookseller Inventory # 31376

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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