BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK
3rd Edition —
Revised Handbook for Boys (1927-1940)
3rd Edition cover art by Norman Rockwell, 1929 Brown & Bigelow Scout calendar painting, entitled "Spirit of America" (painted in 1927). It featured the profile of a Scout in campaign hat and red neckerchief against a blue background containing the profiles of American heroes (Lincoln, Washington, Ben Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, a frontiersman, an Indian, and Charles Lindbergh, who had just completed his famous flight). Lindbergh replaced a conquistador between the initial sketching and final painting. The silver cover appeared on about 5000 copies of the 21st printing to commemorate the five-millionth copy of the Handbook. The back cover had a US Tire ad in printings 1-5, 12, and 14-32. The back cover for printings 6-11 and 13 had no ad, but a First Class badge.
1927-1940 Handbook Cover
5,000 copies printed with silver covers in 1935.
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