Friday, 25 July 2014

Frank Damek - card collector

Here's the original story of Frank Damek who collected a complete deck of found cards. It appeared in an 1870 Chicago newspaper and was the story that I used in my 1993 series Lying Doggo, but I'd never seen the original article. It inspired me to collect cards found on the street, and I've been on the lookout since then. Someone suggested that the story was probably made up by a journalist to fill space in the newspaper, but I prefer to think that it is true.