Voices from the Beinecke Library

What a {fisher} man!

Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman,
who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight.
Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co. to travel and lecture around Texas and Louisiana.
The 13 scrapbooks, ranging between 1933-1943 document his career
as a professional sportsman and as a commercial photographer,
focusing on sports, wildlife, and car crashes.

Fishing in Barton Springs.



Scrapbook cover.




Note Will Rogers' free-flowing, almost Steinian writing style.


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