Pittsburgh, PA. Edwin H. Stuart, Inc., No date. Ca. 1925.
Booklet, black and white photo illustrations, 26pp, 6 x 3 1/4 inches, decorative paper wrappers (softbound). Light soiling to covers; very good condition. The booklet contains a page of humor (so-called) and a seven-page discourse on the merits of professional typography (Good Typography is the clothing of an advertisement - its dress, if you please). The bulk of the book, however, recounts (with illustrations) Mr. Stuart's road trip from Pittsburgh to the place of his birth, Clinton, Iowa, and return. Humorous episodes along the way are recounted and he wraps up his travelogue with an odious comparision: This vacation trip was a splendid rest for the nerves - and made us appreciate Pittsburgh all the more. The cover of Typo Graphic features the words to the Iowa Corn Song, which resolves with We are from "Io-way, Io-way! That’s where the tall corn grows." While not exactly a tribute to the Corn State, it is certainly a novel bit of ephemera. Item #45528