RARE 1875 The Wonderful Leaps of Sam Patch Book
This illustrated children's adventure book, originally published circa 1875 by McLoughlin Brothers of New York, depicts the real-life character of Sam Patch, America's first celebrity daredevil.
Patch made amazing jumps from flagpoles, towers, and waterfalls during the 1820s, until his last fatal jump from Rochester NY's High Falls into the Genesee River in 1829. His stunts attracted thousands of people and made him an American folk hero to many.
Active from 1828 to 1920, the New York publishing firm McLoughlin Brothers pioneered color printing techniques for children's books. They specialized in retellings of classic children's stories and helped popularize illustrators like Thomas Nast, William Momberger, and Justin H. Howard.
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