SIGNATURE - 'JOSH BILLINGS' - PEN NAME OF HUMORIST HENRY WHEELER SHAW

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Excellent condition ink signature on 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" card. Minor creases at corners. "Josh Billings / Allimacker".

Josh Billings was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw (20 April 1818 - 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations. Shaw was born in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, and worked as a farmer, coal miner, explorer, and auctioneer before he began making a living as a journalist and writer in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1858. Under the pseudonym "Josh Billings" he wrote in an informal voice full of the slang of the day, with often eccentric phonetic spelling, dispensing wit and folksy common-sense wisdom. His books include Farmers' Allminax, Josh Billings' Sayings, Everybody's Friend, and Josh Billings' Trump Kards. He toured, giving lectures of his writings, which were very popular with the audiences of the day. Billings died in Monterey, California.

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