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  • Keywords
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    • Lithographs,
    • Cigar box lithographs,
    • Cigar box artwork,
    • Collecting cigar boxes,
    • Antique cigar boxes,
    • Collectibles

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Cigar Box Lithographs: Volume V
by Charles J. Humber

Cigar Box Lithographs Vol. 5 is a collection of stories from Canada’s past, which the author tells past using century-old cigar box lithographs as his guideposts. His collection of books, of which this is fifth in a series, pay homage to the heritage and culture of this country that have been largely neglected in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society. Similar to its precursors, in Volume V readers are once again treated to Humber’s chatty, erudite writing style; reading it no doubt makes Cigar Box Lithographs fans feel like they’re sitting down with a treasured friend enjoying a long and fascinating conversation.

Cigar Box Lithograph Volume V Endorsing the five-volume Cigar Box Lithographs series “Charlie humber has persevered in conveying significant recognition in his monumental productions to the colorful traditions associated with North america’s first nations.” —Wayne Getty, B.a., M.a., M.s.W. “Charlie Humber’s significant Cigar Box Lithograph series of five books are educational treatises significantly expanding cultural awareness of our past times.” —David Beach, B.A., M.A., born in south Dakota “Charlie Humber ’s passionate endeavours for cigar box labels reinforces the collecting habits of all antique collectors.” —Steve Blevins, p.r.t., B.L.A., antique dealer residing in Bracebridge, Ontario “Charlie Humber’s use of primary documents, oral history and meticulous story-telling confirm he must have been a Master teacher.” —Steve Hinton, B.A., antique dealer, former principal, Orillia, Ontario “Charlie Humber has resurrected for our pleasure a plethora of ameliorated cigar box labels reinforced with a multitude of informative storylines.” —Steve Spick, graduate, Centennial College, Toronto “Charlie Humber’s literary skills have led him to pioneer the discovery of cigar box labels from the late 1800s.” —Grant Schweyer, graduate of McMaster University and a former school administrator “Charlie Humber’s five volume series, all enhanced with eye-catching visuals, will be treasured for generations to come.” —Brian Reid, educated at Albert College, University of Toronto

Charles J. Humber, born, Montreal, Quebec, 1936. he graduated, B.a., 1962, from temple University, Philadelphia. As an undergraduate, he also attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1960-61. He pursued graduate work at the University of Toronto, studying under the legendary H. Northrop Frye before attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, graduating with his M.a., 1970. After twenty years as a high school teacher, Charlie ventured into the world of publishing. His first book, Loyal She Remains, sold 50,000 copies in 1984 and was chosen by the Ontario government as the official gift to both her Majesty the Queen and his holiness pope John Paul II when both these dignitaries visited Ontario, the Trillium Province, as it celebrated its 1984 Bicentennial. Since 1984, Charles J. Humber has edited or written fifteen books including the seven--volume CANADA Heirloom Series (1986-2000). Charles and Gayle Jenkins, his California-born wife, were married just shy of sixty years when gay passed away in March, 2020. they became the proud parents of Kristan Laura, Karyn Anna, and twins Charles William and Scott Nicholas. In due course, they became the grandparents of eight grandchildren as illustrated on page 4 of volume IV of the Cigar Box Lithographs series. Charles and Gayle made Mississauga, Ontario, their home base, on and off, since 1962.


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