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"Lew the Jew" Alberts: Early 20th Century Tattoo Drawings

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This is the first book to document the original and rare artwork by Albert Kurzman - aka "Lew the Jew" (1880-1954). One of America's most influential tattoo artists at the beginning of the 20th century, "Lew the Jew" Alberts not only constructed some of the earliest electric tattoo machines, but was the first to design and market printed design sheets to other tattooers. This book contains over 150 drawings, business cards, vintage tattoo photos and correspondence between other tattooers and peers. This material laid the ground for the avalanche of tattooing that permeates the world today.

  • 72 pages
  • 11” x 14” inches
  • softbound
ITEM NUMBER: 15468