Hoeflich, Michael H. The Law in Postcards & Ephemera 1890-1962. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2012. xi, 102 pp. Color illustrations. ISBN-13: 9781616193430. ISBN-10: 1616193433. Hardcover. New. $45.95 * "Professor Michael H. Hoeflich of the University of Kansas School of Law may well be the leading living historian of American legal publishing. Law publishing is and always has been a serious business, a reality reflected in much of Hoeflich's work. (...) Or at least it used to be serious most of the time. On that last point, see Hoeflich's latest book, The Law in Postcards & Ephemera 1890-1962 (2012). It is filled with law-themed and generally not-serious greeting cards -- an interesting mix to the modern eye of the still-entertaining and the now perplexing." Green Bag vol. 16, no. 2, winter 2013. The prominence of law and lawyers in popular culture is shown in this full-color collection of late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century postcards and ephemera. From humorous cards depicting love, divorce, drinking, cute animals and children in legal garb to serious depictions of women lawyers, courthouses and law firm libraries, they are a rich source for understanding popular opinions of lawyers, the courts, and the law. Contents: Introduction; Animal Lawyers; Child Lawyers; Dickensian Lawyers; Drinking Lawyers; Holidays; Ethnic Lawyers; Legal Humor; Law Buildings; Lawyers & Love; Lawyers & Money; Legal Advertising; Real Photo Cards; Women Lawyers; References to M. Galanter, Lowering the Bar. Michael H. Hoeflich is the John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is the author of numerous books including Roman and Civil Law and the Development of Anglo-American Jurisprudence (1997), Sources of the History of the American Law of Lawyering (published by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2007) and Legal Publishing in Antebellum America (2010).
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