Tuesday, September 14, 2021



Roger Smith said...

I've read a dozen accounts claiming this poem is a true story.

Chic Silber said...

Dave Price (Ole Whitey)

sent this to me long ago

I haven't heard from him

in a very long time

He had been a bill poster

Roger Smith said...

Dave and I email at times. He wrote articles on billposting for the circus rags. When I visited him in Nashville, in '95, he had a stack of over 500 sheets, and gave me the history of every one of them. He billed for the DeLand group--Beatty-Cole, King, Sells & Gray, then Hanneford, et all. He has colorful stories of the old-time Boss Billers. He told me that even when the fabled Advertising Cars were sidetracked, and bill crews went out on a station wagon, it was still called The Car.