Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Cartoonist John McCutcheon won Pulitzer
Cartoonist John McCutcheon (inset) won a Pulitzer for this cartoon in 1932.
It is the birthday of political cartoonist John Tinney McCutcheon (1870), who received the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his work at the Chicago Tribune, where he produced political satire and social commentary for the editorial page and worked sometimes as a foreign correspondent for 43 years. He was a friend and colleague of Chicago newspaper columnist and humorist George Ade, and traveled with him to Europe, Cuba and the Philippines. So extensive was McCutcheon’s travel that he was elected a member of the Explorers’ Club of New York and became a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Among his collection of cartoons are Cartoons: A Selection of One Hundred Drawings (1903), The Mysterious Stranger and Other Cartoons (1905), and T.R. in Cartoons (1910).
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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