Gus Wagner : globe trotter and hand tattoo artist / Alan Govenar.

Author
Govenar, Alan B., 1952- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Atglen, PA : Schiffler Publishing, [2024]
  • ©2024
Description
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm

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"In this book, explore the life of Gus Wagner, who left his home in Ohio in 1897 to work as a merchant seaman. In his travels, Gus amassed hundreds of tattoos and learned to tattoo in Borneo and Java before returning to the US as a hand tattoo artist, seeding the growth of tattooing in American folk and popular culture during the early years of the 20th century."--Page [4] of cover.
Notes
"This is the first in a series of three. The second volume of this series focuses on Gus and his wife, Maud, and the third volume features their daughter, Lotteva, and her work as one of the last hand tattooists."--Page [4] of cover.
Contents
  • Gus Wagner in his own words
  • Flash by Gus Wagner
  • Gus Wagner's tattoo instruments
  • Selected passages from Herman Melville's novels.
ISBN
  • 9780764367281 (hardcover)
  • 0764367285 (hardcover)
OCLC
1426856188
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