A feller isn’t thinkin’ mean,
His thoughts are mostly good an’ clean,
He doesn’t knock his fellow men,
Or harbor any gruds then;
A feller’s at his best, when
Out fishin …
From the writings of Edgar Guest
A Buzza Motto
OUT FISHIN’ is well documented. Printed on the motto is illustrator Lee Mero with his distinctive logo. Note the rock on the lower left corner. Mero was one of the top designers of the day. In fact, Lee Mero was the head of the Buzza Company’s art department.
Also, printed is “Copyright 1925 by The Buzza Co., Minneapolis, U.S.A”. The Buzza Company was a leading popular publishing company. In fact, the name Buzza Mottos became the generic term for framed mottos.
OUT FISHIN, a lithograph print is handsomely illustrated showing a grand-dad and his grandson fishing along a running brook. A number of areas appear to be hand-painted.The framed motto is entirely original including its gold wood frame, glass, dust cover and most of all, the brass CLOVERLEAF hanger embosses with Buzza. The motto itself has aged. Note image before purchasing!
The 1920s was the high point for framed mottos. The country was in full swing and so was the publishing industry. It was the depression along with new products on the market that caused the framed mottos’ decline.
8″ x 10 3/4″