The Country Boy HOMER DAVENPORT 1910 Silverton Oregon ~ Boyhood Memoirs ~ Biography ~ Waldo Hills ~ Marion County


Title: The Country Boy: The Story of His Own Early Life

Author: Homer Davenport

Description: Olive green cloth boards pictorially stamped in black and light brown. Slight wear to ends of spine. Short gift inscription on ffep (dated 1917); some natural staining to endpapers, otherwise interior is clean. Dust jacket shows general soiling; small pink stain on front panel; edges are chipped; several short tears; larger chip at tail of spine; in a clear archival sleeve. 62 original illustrations by Davenport. 191 pp. 7.5 x 5 inches.

Davenport's memoir of his boyhood and experiences in Silverton, Oregon.

Homer Davenport's (1867-1912) was one of the most successful political cartoonists of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. His first newspaper job was with The Oregonian in 1889 and, not long after, he found better fortune with the San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Evening Mail. He died in 1912 after catching pneumonia on the docks of New York while covering the tragedy of the Titanic. William Randolph Hearst honored his cartoonist by having his body shipped back to Silverton.

Davenport was also known for being an early Arabian Horse breeder and enthusiast, having brought the first purebred to the United States from the Ottoman Empire with some assistance from his friend, Theodore Roosevelt.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: G. W. Dillingham Company
Place: New York
Year: 1910

Keywords: Silverton, Waldo Hills, Marion County, Oregon, history,

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