Souvenir of Forest Layman, "The Armless Phenomenon"
(n. p.): (n. d.). Circa 1938. 4" x 4-1/2". pp bifolium, with halftone illustration of Layman to cover page. Inscribed and dated by the author June 26, 1938. Small blank half-sticker to inner margin of inside page, not affecting text. Very Good.
A pitch booklet for "Armless wonder" Forest Layman, who was born without arms in 1905 near Walton, New York. The booklet describes how he grew up on a farm in a large family, learned to do chores like milking cows and raking hay with his feet, was a bright student at school, and was a salesman for three years before friends persuaded him to go into show business, "so that I could show the public what could be accomplished by my perseverence." Throughout, he stresses his independence and ability to take care of himself.
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