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Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936 The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950
28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking. 10" x 7 3/4". some creases and wear on edging of cover
 Macullar Parker Company, Fashionable Clothing for all Occasions, 400 Washington Street Boston Selected Views of Boston. Moses King..1898 G. Woolston, Photographer.  CDV- Girls at Work & Play - School Bag & Jump Rope. .Newcastle, N.S.W. , Australia.
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining A posed image of two young school girls dressed in their finery; one holds a woven school bag, the other a jump rope..
Snapshot - Young Child stands with Giant Gingerbread Man. .Essen Germany.1929  A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888
A 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" snapshot photograph depicting a 3 or a 4 year old  child standing next to a life-size gingerbread cookie holding a pipe.  Of note the child appears  nonplussed by the life size cookie --Perhaps a photo with a friend... Info on reverse  Essen West, Willie Sanoje 4-3-29.. Two (2) photographs taken of a group of young people while sitting on a porch. It appears as though they are on a holiday or picnic, as several people are holding lawn tennis rackets. The first photo shows a group of thirteen (13) people, some appearing quite affectionate or familiar towards their partner. The second photograph depicts only six (6) rather dejected looking members of the group. Each is wearing or holding a sign that reads “LEFT”, while the remaining spaces have signs marked “TAKEN”. Presumably there was some courting going on between the times of the two photographs, as the remaining individuals were all that were “left”. A sign in front of second photograph reads 1888. Reverse of one photograph marked Benedict – Litchfield, Conn. Photos measure 4 3/8” x 7 3/8” on slightly larger mounts. . edge wear on mounts
Photograph Album of Bermuda Trip c1920s. .Germany.1920s Fifteen (15) Press Photos - Osa  & Martin Johnson -Motion Picture Explorer  and Adventurer . ..1930-1939
An travel album with 18 photographs of a trip from New York to Bermuda. The first photograph depicts the Furness Bermuda Line Offices in New York, which ran a line of shipping vessels that ferried passengers from New York to Bermuda. The next few pictures show the Statue of Liberty. After that the photographs depict places in Bermuda, such as the hotel Tom Moore's House Tavern, and landscapes. The covers are gilded and stamped. The album itself was made in Germany. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Minor edge wear and some verdigris. Some of the interior pages used to hold the photographs are slightly toned. Otherwise fine. A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers.  The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane  crash of Martin.  Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse.  Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa. . Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing.
 Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873 Collection of 42 Photographs of Circus Freaks Promotional Photos c1950s. ..1950s
A grouping of four items belonging to Joseph Vera, New Bedford, MA.  The first is an insurance policy  relating specifically to his home being destroyed by fire caused by lightening strikes.  The policy is associated with the installation of a Cleveland Lightening Rod and its proper maintenance and use.  A fine half-page vignette of a home being protected by the lightening rod adorns the 1869 policy.  The second item, a policy with China Mutual Insurance Company for his whaling ship, Bark Orlando at and from Menado to continue wherever she may go on a whaling voyage with all the usual privileges until she returns to New Bedford, dated 1873. The last two items in this collection are a pair of photographs of Joseph Vera. The first photograph shows Vera sitting with a small dog in his lap and a young boy, presumably his son or grandson, sitting next to him. This photograph measures 4" x 2 1/2" and is mounted on a board. The second photograph appears to be a duplicate of the first, however it has been cropped and enlarged to just show Vera and the dog. It is also the mirror image of the first. It measures 6 3/4" x 6". Minor wear, light penciling on reverse of policy, corner chip on photo. Commonplace items of the day for the affluent New Englander . . Joseph Vera, a Portuguese immigrant became a prominent business man in New Bedford, MA. In addition to owning a men's outfitting store, a rooming house, and a farm in Mattapoisett, was also heavily invested in the whaling industry. A collection of 5" x 7" promotional prints from 1950s of circus freaks. There are a total of 42 prints in this collection of individuals with a variety of deformations and talents. The majority of the figures in the photographs have been identified. If the name of the performer is not on the photograph itself, it is on the back of card, sometimes with additional biographical information on the individual, such as the act or circus they performed with. While the prints are all from the 1950s, they are often reproductions of early photographs, some dating from the 1860s.  Some of the photographs depict a variety of dwarves, deformities such as missing limbs or other physical deformities such as "Pin Heads", wild men, strong men, conjoined twins, and giants. . The prints are curled, but otherwise in great shape. As these are reproductions there are some slight quality issues, but that is mainly due to the condition of the original itself.
 Eight (8) Mounted Photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, MA, 1805-2005. .MA.c. 1880 Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
Eight (8) mounted photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, Mass. Although the photographs use "Old House in Dudley", images appear to be from the Phineas Bemis house which was destroyed in 2005 (http://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/Articles.php?id=24). One mentions it is the "South Room in the Dudley home", another "North parlor in old house in Dudley Mass" and also document items in the room. Six (6) are 5 1/4" x 8" photos on 10" x 12" mounts, one (1) is 6" x 8" on an 8" x 10" mount, and the last is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" mount.. some fading in photos, mount board have slight discoloration The main item in this collection is a photo album that Laura put together of her time at Vassar between 1918 and 1920. There are images of her fellow classmates and teachers, and some campus buildings such as Taylor Hall, the library, and what appears to be her dorm room (labeled as 403 Main). Some of the individuals of note in the photographs are Professor Burges Johnson, Minne Cumnock Blodgett (a school Trustee), and Ella McCaleb (the college’s first dean in 1913). There are four large photographs of the 1919 Junior Party, an annual event at Vassar where plays and such were put on by the students. There is a paper doll chain in the album, that appears to to illustrate Laura and her four close girl friends: Pater, Cyr, Lucy, and Cherub. There are some family photographs in the album, most likely from when she was visiting the family farmstead, named Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, CT. Additionally there are photographs of a large group of her friends and their beaus at an unknown lake. The majority of the photographs also have some notations by them such as “the three roommates” and “Delicious! May I have the recipe?” While the people in each photograph are often identified, it has been mostly done with either by a nickname or their initials. In addition to the album there several loose photographs, including what appears to be a class picture. Furthermore, there are over ten envelopes with negatives. These envelopes are addressed to one of Laura’s three address, 93 Whitney Ave (where her parents lived), Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, and 403 Main (her address at Vassar) and sometimes include receipts.  There are just over a hundred black and white photographs, and approximately forty-five (45) corresponding film negatives. The photographs vary in size, ranging from 3” x 2” up to 9 ½” x 6”.  Additionally, there are 5 duplicate photographs (4 loose, 1 in the album) of the library at Vassar. Also included in this collection are two homework assignments.  One of the assignments is an essay on the symbolic meaning of a circle (undated), and the other is an essay in Italian (dated November 26, 1919), on several prominent figures who recently visited America, such as the King and Queen of Belgium. The latter assignment is typed and graded, while the former is handwritten with no additional marks. The handmade magazine dates from May 1912, and appears to have been created by Laura in humor. It is three pages long including the title page. The second page has a quote from a geometry book discussing how to find the angle of a triangle. Below it is a humorous interpretation of that geometrical problem entitled “The Horrible Result of Trying this Experiment in the Town of Groton, Triangle ABC.” It shows an illustration of a street with two buildings, the town hall (with the sign “Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind, Town Hall”) and the Police Department. Laura is depicted near the police department looking up a man identified as Peter Zeus who is standing on the roof of the town hall. The illustrations shows the reader how to calculate the angle between Laura on the ground and Peter on the roof. Beside the town hall, is a small figure falling, which is meant to illustrate Peter is falling or jumping from the roof. The last page of the magazine has a Sonnet that hilariously discusses how to write a sonnet for class. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/133PStnHDt9EJrRs2
 Crop Plant Stimulation Tests, Gaton Hide Mulch Paper. .Glens Falls, NY.1930 2 Handmade Photo and Verse Travelog & Primer- Manuscript pen and ink with illustrations. .Cushing ME.1905-1906
In the summer of 1930 several stimulation tests were carried out in Glens Falls, NY on clay loam soil of good fertility in order to identify if adding mulch produced better crops. A variety of crops were used during this test, such as melons, peppers, onions, potatoes, and string beans. In general the findings were inconclusive, with there being little to no discernible effect on crop output with the except of when the soil was of lower fertility and had less natural moisture retention, where the mulch did help. This item includes the 24 page typed report, 40 black and white photographs of the crops throughout the experiment, and 17 cyanotype scientific graphs. There is a list of the titles of the photographs which has the photograph count at 46, however the binder only contains 40.  Extensive information and source materials.  Black leather covers. Measures 10 3/4" x9". Pages are curled at edge. The report is on printed on tracing paper which is toned due to age, and has minor edge wear. The two albums appear to be the memories of a group of close friends, both male and female, vacationing in Maine in 1905 and 1906. Manuscript written in rhyming verse with applied photos and occasional drawings. Creative and whimsical. Album One -  38 leaves with content on both sides of page.  All of the photos are blue toned and printed on lightweight paper.  The cover has an an angled circular cut out of men on a sailboat captioned "Cushing Me. 1905".  The drawing on the first page depicts a pastor marrying ten couples simultaneously.  It is captioned "According to the cards my friends The gang will all be wed; And settled very happily 'Within a two' t'is said."  Relevant photos and verses as the author weaves her way through the events of the trip including tales of two wretched boys who started the berry patch on fire, speculations on courtship and matrimony among the gang, a Candy Pull and The Story of the Longest Day. "The girls may have no follwers While staying at the shore, The boys have "pick up's" right along They all have girls galore. One day the boys were  hunting, For to catch the stealthy clam; We girls sat round in bunches, All waiting for The Man." Album Two - 26 leaves. Gray tone photos and drawings predominantly verso. Verses facing. Titled 'The Gang Primer (7/24-7/31) 1906. An ABC style narrative telling their tales. "J - Jack and Jill, a comedy played In one act, by Edith, our musical maid; She'd been to the spring for water, you see, And returning, tripped on the root of a tree.  The water came first, then pail, then Jill, The only thing lacking was Jack in the spill". "R stands for Rifle -- The gang used them well, It takes Jessie, so steady To make the shots tell". Both with ribbon ties The larger (1906) measures 6" x 9". .