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Happy Fourth of July!

king kong

My father was a NY fireman and I grew up up in the City’s housing projects and loved living there. Kids in private homes didn’t have the park space, trees and basketball courts we did. July 4th was a big day. My friends would blow up packs of firecrackers. I admired the pack labels. So here’s a New York centric label for you to enjoy. This Chinese winged King Kong could just fly Ann Darrow up to the Empire State Building’s spire.

Collectors Weekly interviewed me this week for the occasion:

Check out my New York Times featured books on the subject of Firecrackers here: