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R.E. Ashwell: Harrisburg, PA

by Yellow Beak Press

Hardcover book featuring 100 never before seen tattoo flash sheets of old-time Harrisburg, PA tattooer, Ralph Ashwell!

Born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1901, Ashwell was a tattooer from the 1930s through the early 1960s, who, despite a somewhat elusive history, holds a place among America’s great twentieth century tattoo artists. Working as a trade laborer who held various positions while also tattooing, he was a hidden gem amongst the other practitioners of his day.

His flash embodies the functional, technical, and artistic aspects that defined a multifaceted, visually-oriented craft. With a career that spanned the Great Depression, at least two wars, and the accompanying waves of servicemen, Ashwell always had something to offer everyone – from roses and banners to military insignia and pop culture imagery.

Biography written and researched by Carmen Forquer Nyssen.

See other titles by Yellow Beak Press:
Lost Love Vol 2
Lost Love
Sailor Vern
Born Weird
Milton H Zeis: Tattooing As You Like It

Debossed Hardcover. 116 full-color pages. Measures 9" x 12"

$99.99 USD