Swastika Bingo

Tom Lamb (1896-1988) was a children's book illustrator who illustrated for books, Good Housekeeping and did a line of children's illustrations called Kiddyland that was put on textiles. And he was also an industrial designer who specialized in handles. Yes, handles -- he was very into making handles functional, and worked on everything from luggage to cutlery. But my favorite Tom Lamb creation is the whimsical book "Bing-O" that was published by Volland in 1927. Bing-O was a swastika-wearing monkey who goes on a journey of discovery and returns home a hero.

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