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"Did You Have the Right to Pick Your Own Parents"

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Description: Two-fold, printed card. Humorous front text reads, "Did you have the right to pick your own parents?" and is signed: "Sid Boyum."
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"A Man is Not Poor . . ."

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Description: Outdoor view of Sid Boyum sitting in the snow and warming his hands with a heater, which is attached by a long power cord (hand-drawn) to a power line. Tex...
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Man Driving Manure Spreader

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Description: Unfolded card with a retouched image of a man driving a manure spreader in a field. Above is the word ". . . the."
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Ducks Taking Off and Landing

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Description: A long, narrow pen-and-ink image with a series of ducks in progressive order as they take off and land over a marsh.
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Gisholt Commercial Art

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Description: Black ink mechanical of a qraphic design for Gisholt Machine Company brand labeling and advertising.
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Christmas Card

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Description: Four-fold, copy art Christmas card made by Sid with two photographs of damaged commercial buildings after a fire. In one image, Sid stands on the slushy st...
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Greeting Card

Date: 1951
Description: Four-fold, copy art greeting card with two photographs. One on the front shows a man's hands writing "Greetings" on a card next to a photograph of Sid smok...
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"Some Times It's Hard to Pick Up A Buck!" exterior

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Description: Two-fold graphic creation by Sid, exterior front and back. The front pictures a photograph of Sid looking down at a dollar bill on the ground. He is holdin...
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"Some Times It's Hard to Pick Up A Buck!" interior

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Description: Brochure designed by Sid, interior front and back. On the left is a graphically manipulated $100-bill with Sid's portrait, the Federal Reserve Seal forms t...
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Ice Chipper Annual Hookeree Invitation

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Description: Two-fold, imprinted invitation in green on off-white card stock to the annual Ice Chipper event. The cover graphic shows a geometric line-drawing of a lake...
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Ice Chipper's Annual Invitation

Date: 1961
Description: Two-fold invitation to the Ice Chipper's annual gathering with humorous typewritten text inside that reads in part: "International Conference for 'The Prom...
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Gisholt Commercial Art

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Description: Color illustration art of an overhead view of a man operating a Number 5 Ram Turret machine with a control panel. Metal shavings are scattered on the machi...
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"Love Never Forgives A Sin Against Itself"

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Description: Two-fold, printed card. One half is a photograph of one chimpanzee clinging tightly to another that has the face of Sid's superimposed on the body. This se...
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"Wishing You 9 Lives" Birthday Card

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Description: Four-fold, copy art birthday card with a photograph of a cat on the front cover, with the caption: "Wishing You 9 Lives." Inside spread of a photograph of...
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Ice Chipper Annual Hookeree Invitation

Date: 1955
Description: Two-fold, imprinted invitation in red ink on off-white card stock to the annual Ice Chipper event. Inside text on the left is a fantasy story by Sid of Her...
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This Moment Too . .

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Description: On the left is the back of the card, with a photograph of swans on a lake surrounded by trees. The title reads: "The meek shall inherit . . ." On the right...
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"Man is Born Broken" Christmas Card

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Description: Four-fold, copy art card with an image on the inside of a composite photograph and drawing of Sid using a trowel to spread mortar on a brick wall. On the b...
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Gisholt Commercial Art

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Description: Color illustration art of a machine operator working on a six-arm turret. He is wearing a billed cap and safety goggles.
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Gisholt Commercial Art

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Description: Graphic design of a termite with a boring tool for its nose and a bottle jutting out of its head. The text reads: "The Turret Termite, It usually bites wor...
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Ice Chipper Annual Hookeree Invitation

Date: 1953
Description: Two-fold, imprinted invitation in gold ink on off-white card stock to the annual Ice Chipper event. The cover graphic is humorous play on the fisherman as...

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