Τρίτη, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2017

Exhibition at South Street Seaport Museum focuses on the maritime roots of the modern tattoo

Augustus “Gus” Wagner (American, 1872-1941), Pages from “Souvenirs of the Travels and Experiences
 of the Original Gus Wagner Globe Trotter & Tattoo Artist” scrapbook, ca. 1897-1941. Leather, paper,
photographic print, ink, thread. The Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection.

The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo explores Augustus "Gus" Wagner's (American, 1872-1941) early life as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist who traveled the world, from 1898-1902, and his return to the United States as a professional tattooist and tattooed man.


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