[ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...

Bill DiBenedetto billdi at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 7 12:59:43 EST 2008


I'm tending to agree with Gordon's thought that it's a generic logo,
especially after Scot's additional info.


bill
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From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of
Gordon Neavill
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 2:17 AM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...

I'm pretty sure it's not Erasmus since Haldeman-Julius was vociferously
anti-Catholic. It looks like a generic image to me rather than one meant to
represent a specific individual -- maybe a crusading editor or printer with
a long galley proof. Haldeman-Julius's autobiographical book The First
Hundred Million (Simon and Schuster 1928) isn't indexed and has no
illustrations. There's a sizable literature about Haldeman-Julius so maybe
you could find the answer there. You could also contact the Leonard H. Axe
Library at Pittsburg State Univerity in Pittsburg, Kansas, which has a
Haldeman-Julius collection.

Barry

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 22:49:05 -0800
>From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>  
>Subject: Re: [ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...  
>To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at owu.edu>
>
>
>On Nov 6, 2008, at 10:29 PM, Matthew Buckingham wrote:
>
>> OK, but several clues should settle this: the headdress, what the  
>> guy is reading (a long sheet of paper?) and what's the name of the  
>> book this is taken from? (I think the hat's wrong for Erasmus.)
>
>It was the logo on hundreds of early Haldeman-Julius Publications 1919  
>- 1923 or so).  Here's a link to a typical pamphlet with the logo:
>
>http://www.modernlib.com/229%20PPS.jpg
>
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