Lot 383: Antique October 1936 Complete Illustrated "Hunting & Fishing" Magazine With Color Cover By Artist Howard Hastings

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Description: ANTIQUE October 1936 Complete Illustrated "Hunting & Fishing" Magazine With Color Cover By Artist Howard Hastings. October 1936 Complete Illustrated "Hunting & Fishing Magazine" Magazine With Period Ads & Newest in Guns & Rods.

"Hunting & Fishing Magazine" was a magazine covering hunting, fishing, camping, trapping, & other outdoor sports, "Hunting & Fishing" had many fine covers depicting these various sports especially fishing & hunting. It was published by the same Company as "National Sportsman", in Illinois with an eastern office in Boston, Massachusetts, from about 1900. It merged "National Sportsman" into itself about 1941. Besides the informative articles, it was filled with the latest equipment ads for the outdoor sport depicted.

This issue, October 1936, has a color lithographic cover featuring the art of noted Pulp magazine illustrator Howard L Hastings depicting a rising bird in a hunting setting. Additionally, there are articles on Camping & Fishing. There are also period ads for the equipment needed by fishermen, hunters & every other outdoor sport one can think of.

Howard L. Hastings (1887-1955) was born in NYC. In 1898 the family left NYC and moved to Westfield, NJ. The 1910 Census listed him as an art student, age twenty-two. In June of 1911, he began to study at the Art Students League of NY. In 1913, he began to sell illustrations for children's books published by Cupples & Leon of NY, such as "The Eight-Oared Victors" by Lester Chadwick, and "Comrades of the Saddle" by Frank Webster. His work also began to appear in magazines, such as "Field & Stream," "Recreation," "Boy's Life," "St. Nicholas," and "The Popular." He became a founding member of the Westfield Art Group, which still exists to this day. During WWI, he enlisted and served overseas with the 312th Engineers Corps. At that time the major source of power for construction projects were horses and mules, so his wartime experience with the U.S. Corps of Engineers gave him a solid knowledge of horses, which influenced his artistic interests. Hastings developed a reputation as an artist of wildlife, including horses, which was essential for illustrating Western pulp magazines. His cover paintings appeared on "Western Story," "North-West Stories," "Action Stories," "Lariat, Ace-High," "Air Stories," "West," "The Frontier," "Fawcett's Triple-X Magazine," and a plethora of other magazines like the example listed here.

Profusely Illustrated in B&W with color front & back covers. Scattered throughout the magazine are advertisements for all sorts of outdoor equipment to pursue the sport of choice. Scattered general light handling wear. Overall Very Good Plus Condition. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.

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Condition Report: Very Good Plus Condition
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