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10" Embossed Die-cut Scrap  Lion in Jungle Setting Setting 6" Embossed Scrap Zebra in Natural Setting
Scrap Lion Zebra in African Setting
4” Scrap Winged Musical Cherubs Playing the Harp and Violin Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Winged Musical Cherubs Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens Two Colorful Daffodil Nut Cups
Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens Two Colorful Flower Nut Cups
ChildhoodSamuel Wood and SonsNew York 2 Embossed Victorian Scaps - 5" Toddlers at Play
paper book, possibly missing cover, string sewn in and tied to bind. Childhood is a book of verses with the chapters; Going to School, School, Writing, See-Saw, Repeating, I Spy, and Swinging. The end of the book admonishes children to "repay their tender parents with filial regard and kind offices." 3 1/4" x 2" . possible missing cover, worn , foxing Scrap Babies Playing
The Hare Bell; a token of friendship.  Rev. C.W. Everest Henry S. Parsons Hartford, CT 1849 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates
192 pp. Gilt cover, frontispiece, gold edging. The Hare Bell is a modest gift book. Contains numerous verses and poems including "Morn at Sea" "The Floweret" " Epitaphs in Rome" OCLC, June 2016-2. 4 1/2" x 3" light fading on cover, occasional foxing, one corner slight bent Manufacturer: M Heminway Sons Silk Co. Location: New York Date: c1900 Pages: 112 Subject Matter: Embroidery, Needle point A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching.   Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains. 8 x 51/2"
 American Fashionable Letter Writer, Original and Selected, containing a variety of Letters on Business, Love, Courtship, Marriage, Relationship, Friendship, Etc... Merriam, Moore & Co. Troy, NY. 1850 The Sunday School Visiter Volume I..   General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union New York 1835
224 pp.  Deep blue leather cover with gilt spine, frontispiece. After introduction, there are directions for letter writing, minister's advice then samples of letters for specific situations. 4 1/2" x 3" front cover coming loose, wear on cover 431 pp. Applied marble cover, leather gilt spine, bound volume of Sunday School Visiter magazine, index in front. Monthly magazine, January through December, fully bound. Each month contains articles, miscellany, stories, instruction, reports, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" wear on cover, binding cover ripped on first page, foxing throughout
The Sunday School Visiter Volume II. .   General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union New York 1836 George BudayThe Story of the Christmas CardOdhams Press LimitedLondon
431 pp. Applied marble cover, leather gilt spine, bound volume of Sunday School Visiter magazine, index in front. Monthly magazine, January through December, fully bound. Each month contains articles, poetry, stories, instruction, reports, notice of new works, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" slight cover wear, foxing throughout 44 pp. Color applied printed cover, frontispiece, images of cards both color and black and white. The story of the Christmas card, when and why they were created along with many examples. Some images are copied from Great Britain's Royal family collection. There is a strong focus on Victorian cards. 7 1/2" x 5"
Bernard H Martin and William L. Martin Jr.. Silver Stallion, Sequel to Lighting: A Cowboy's Colt. Tell Well Press.Kansas City, MO.1949 Jane Andrews. The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, by Jane Andrews. Lee & Shepard Publisher.Boston.1892
29 pp. (unpaginated) children's book, tells the story of Danny Morgan, his cousin Melissa, and their friend Eagle, an Indian boy, as they solve the mystery of the phantom silver stallion. Called a "corking good story", it is chalk full of vibrantly colored, or charming black and white illustrations on nearly every page. A must for any child horse lover. Measures 10 3/4" x 8". Both the board covers and the dust jacket show edge wear, particularly on the lower end of the back strip. There is a small piece of missing surface litho on the back of the dust jacket as well as a small stain. The covers themselves have a several small stains on the lower corners. Interior pages are fine. A 162 paginated book tells the story of seven young girls, each representing seven different nationalities in order to showcase how different people around the world have different mannerism and customs.  The book is divided into six parts: Agoonack, and Her Sail Upon the Ice Island, A Long Journey Through a Strange Island, What Was Gemila Doing All This Time?, New Work for Pen-se and Lin, Can the Little Brown Baby do Anything? and Christmas-time Again for Louise. There are seven, including the cover page, charming black and white line drawings throughout the book. This book is a companion to 'The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air and' 'Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now,'  also by Jane Andrews, and is  intended as an elementary text book, with pronunciation and vocabulary lists in the back. Copyrighted in 1877. Measures 7" x 5". Covers show edge wear. There is a top piece of the cover missing on the backstrip and there are some minor stains on the back cover. The inside front cover is inscribed by a previous owner. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age. Otherwise fine.
 Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925 Robert Louis Stevenson A Child's Garden of Verse. M A Donohue & Co.Chicago, IL.1916
6 pp. Image of man fueling a furnace on front cover.   Discusses the fuel our bodies need, diabetes - its signs and causes, how insulin helps the diabetic and how to guard against diabetes.  One of the ways to guard against diabetes is "Infections of teeth, tonsils and other organs should be promptly treated and removed".   Hmmm..  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8".. 302 pp. Cloth cover with a stamped black and red illustrations of a flowering plant. Heavily illustrated and decorated by Myrtle Sheldon. The book is a collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood, each paired with an illustration. Measures 7 1/2" x 6" . Covers show minor edge wear. Binding is cracked, and some interior pages are loose. Front interior cover is signed by a previous owner.
The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950 Charles Clark  Munn. Boyhood Days on the Farm: A Story of Young and Old Boys by Charles Clark  Munn, 1907. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.Boston.1907
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 A 403 paginated book that  pays homage to the ideal of the New England country farm boy and what boyhood life on a New England farm in the early 1900s was like. In the preface the author writes: "The old time type of New England farm boy is fast passing into oblivion, and with him all the surroundings that made him what he was... and in his place has come a new type of boy that soon grows dissatisfied with farm life and seeks the town. It is to rescue from oblivion just a faint picture of the old fashioned boy... [the author] has the hope that those among its readers who were country born will in memory live their youth again with all its fond recollection and all that made it sweet and sacred ." There four full page black and white illustration (one is missing from this copy) Along with several smaller charming black and white line drawing illustrations at the head of most chapters. This is a library copy of the book from the Connecticut Agricultural College, which later become apart of the University of Connecticut. There are two book plates, one that states the name of the library, the volume and class number, and the date it was rebound (November 1932) and the second that simply states that the book may be loaned out in two week intervals with a fine of 2 cents for every day thereafter. Measures 7 1/2" x 51/2", Illustrator: Frank T. Merrill. This book was rebound by the library in November 1932, as such it is missing the original illustrated cover. The new covers show little edge wear due to rubbing. While the original binding was most certainly cracked, it was repaired. The thread used to rebind the interior pages is visible throughout, but the pages themselves are tightly bound. One of the four full page illustrations is missing, and the last image must have been reinserted in the wrong place during the rebind as it is on page 276 instead of 270 (as it is listed under in the front). Some of the interior pages are soiled and have minor stains, a few pages even have small tears, but nothing that effects the readability of the book.  There is some penciling throughout, as well as on the interior cover. The latter states that the book is a library discard and has a brief summary of the book. This was most likely done at the time the library discard and then sold sold the book.
Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck
Novelty Victorian Christmas Greeting - Child Hatching from Egg.  Raphael Tuck Embossed die-cut novelty Christmas greeting card. It depicts a child hatching from an egg. Raphael Tuck.
Lucretia PHaleThe Peterkin PapersHoughton Mifflin Co.Boston.1924 Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s
219 pp. Color Illustrated applied cover over cloth, frontispiece plus two plates, black and white illustrations and color plates by Harold M. Brett, Riverside Bookshelf. A humorous story about a silly family and their adventures. They meet a lady from Philadelphia that fixes the problems. 8 1/2" x 6". wear on cover, foxing, text block detaching from spine A 6" x 5" french-fold greeting card with applied die-cut of cherries on the front cover. Captioned "Cheery" Get Well Wishes" with printed cross-stich cherry orchard.  The inside depicts additional cherry trees and a wish As bright as a bowl of Cherries for a prompt recovery.  The back page, somewhat surprisingly has a recipe for eAsy Cherry Tarts.  Marked 1140.  No publisher. Unused..
 Jas. R. Adams, Pantaloon Business Card. .. Trompe'loeil Victorian Die-cut Glass of Pink Lemon
Adams was born in 1853. He worked for many years in Europe and then in the 1870's came to America where his great specialty was a clown act on stilts. He was also a pantomime, expert gymnast, contortionist, and first-class rider. In this country he organized a royal "Humpty Dumpty" troupe. He was in partnership with Adam Forepaugh in a "Humpty Dumpty" Company. Pantaloon-a character in a Harlequinade or the butt and accomplice of a clown. 2" x 3 3/4". Die-cut heavy stock Trompe'loeil glass of what appears to be pink lemonade
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834 Mark Twain . The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Harper & Brothers.New York .1923
71 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, hand sewn string binding. Contents include 38 rules for children's behavior (at church, lying, awkward speech, cleanliness, mimicry and waggery, at table, and conversation to name a few). there is a section of eight important cautions like taking God's name in vain, obscene expressions, and of disobedience to parents. Lastly there are ten short exhortations. 4" x 2 1/2". some foxing , inscribed 421 pp. Cloth cover with color applied pictorial, color frontispiece, black and white illustrations by Worth Brehm. The classic story by Mark Twain. A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". wear on cover, binding starting to loosen, inscribed
6 1/4" Victorian Scrap - Exploration - Polar Bear Attacking Hunters that are Hunting Woman Suffrage: History, Arguments, and  Results.  Frances M. Bjorkman National Woman Suffrage Publishing Co., Inc New York 1915
Polar Bear Attacking Hunters 231 pp. Blue fabric printed cover, edited by Frances M. Bjorkman and Annie G. Porritt, collection of seven popular booklets; "A Brief History of the Movement for Woman Suffrage in the United States" by Ida Husted Harper, "Where Women Vote" by Frances M. Bjorkman and Annie G. Porritt, "Man and Woman-made Laws of the Suffrage States" by Elinor Byrnes and Helen A. Ranlett, "Why Women Should Vote" by Jane Addams, "Do You Know?" by Carrie Chapman Catt, "Objections Answered" by Alice Stone Blackwell, "The Sentiment for Woman Suffrage". 6 1/4" x 3 1/2" slight wear and staining on cover
Young Working Girls: A Summary of Evidence From Two Thousand Social Workers.  Robert Woods and Albert J. Kennedy Houghton Mifflin Company Boston 1913 Looking Forward: A Treatise on the Status of Woman and the Origin and Growth of the Family and the State.  Philip Rappaport Charles H. Kerr & Company Chicago 1906
185 pp. Red hard cover fabric cover, printed cover and spine, full text. Foreword by Jane Addams, book documents the problems of adolescent girls in tenement housing, includes appendix, 14 chapters including "Preparation for Industry" " Inadequate Home Life as a Cause of Moral Strain" :Mixed Clubs of Boys and Girls" and " Preparation for Young Womanhood". 7 3/4" x 5" 234 pp. Green hard cover printed cover with blind stamp. The book was written to give readers historical information so they can judge future possibilities and probabilities (according to foreword), 8 chapters include "Introduction" "The Status of Woman" " The Family" "Divorce" "Prostitution" "The State" "The Modern Economic System" " Conclusion" 8" x 5 1/2"
The Women's Trade Union Leagues in Great Britain and the United States of America.  Gladys Boone Columbia University Press New York 1942 Women's Wages: A Study of the Wages of Industrial Women and Measures Suggested to Increase Them.  Emilie Josephine Hutchinson Columbia University Press New York 1919
283 pp. light green soft printed cover, 8 chapters, 6 appendices, bibliography and citations. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of Political Science Columbia University" The book discusses trade union leagues created to "raise the economic status of women wage-earners", includes statutes and cases. 8 3/4" x 6" Spine compressed, some light staining on cover, 179 pp. light green paperback printed cover, introduction plus 9 chapters. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the faculty of political science Columbia University. Includes the wages, factors affecting,cause and effect of minimum wages, vocation, and trade unions of industrial women. 9" x 6" some staining on cover, slight tearing on spine
 E. C. Spink's Classes for Dancing, . T.S. Hammond.Providence RI. Elise H Alber  A Letter from Elise H Alber to her friend, Lessie. .Cleveland.February 1853
A single-fold 7" x 4 1/2" die-cut circular  for E. C. Spink's Classes in Dancing, Season of 1887-8, Cheapside Hall Providence R.I.  Listes all of the classes including prices and rules and regulations of the school. Back page blank.. crease at fold A rather poetic letter written by Elise H Alber after her arrival in Cleveland. It appears that Elise was rather homesick after she and her brother moved to Ohio. The letter begins on a rather despondent note:  "Sealed alone in my chamber and feeling somewhat sad, I am about to write to you to see if it will not drive away the blues."  Shortly there after it picks up, describing a snow storm they recently had and the sleigh rides that resulted from the storm. The letter continues on to describe an Episcopal wedding she and her brother were invited to. While the letter is address to a Mary E Poor of Piermont, NH, Elise often refers to her as Lissie in the letter.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" (folded sheet) . Minor toning and soiling due to age.
 Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. .. Martha Washington Tea, Feb 1892 Die-cut in shape of bust of Martha Washington ..
An 8" x 5"  menu card for New Year Dinner on January 1, 1908.  Fare includes Oyster Gumbo, Fried Westport Smelts, Mallard Duck and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wear and age toning. . Seth Hamilton Moseley, was the successful hotel manager and owner of one of the finest hotels in New York City. Due to ill health Moseley was forced to retire and travelled through Europe and the United States until 1867, when he moved to New Haven and purchased the New Haven Hotel. The hotel gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and it became the regular host for visitors of Yale, politicians, businessmen and ordinary travelers.  An elevator was finally installed in 1887. A 7" x 4 1/2" menu die-cut in the shape of a bust of Martha Washington for a Martha Washington Tea."Souvenir Feb. '92 " hand penned at base.  Fare includes creamed oysters, veal croquettes, tongue, Lemon Jelly and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wrinklng and discoloration at base..
Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work Woman and Labor.  Olive Schreiner Frederick A. Stokes Company New York 1911
Manufacturer: The Brainerd & Armstrong Company Location: New London, CT Date: 1898 Pages: 76 Subject Matter: Silk Embroidery A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning. 8 1/2" x 7 1/4" 299 pp. Blue hardcover. Full text with chapters; Introduction, Parasitism (chapters 1, 2, and 3), Woman and War, Sex Differences, and Certain Objections. 7 1/2" x 5" bookplate of John Ward Melville, some pencil checks on pages
The Gift of Friendship and Casket of Literature for 1848.  A.T. Wilbur Edward A. Rice Lowell 1848 Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
288 pp. Applied marble hard cover, 21 plates, engraved and hand colored lithography. Book contains writings, poetry, music sheets, and plates. Name plate at back says Rhoda S. Clarke. 9" x 5 1/2" hand drawn/colored picture at front of book and name label on back inside cover, foxing, binding loose on front cover Claims the product is the wonder of the age for imparting Brilliant Transparency to the Skin. Miss Edna L. Smythe, South Bend, Indiana, Manufacturer and Proprietor. Reverse includes testimonials. Measures 10" x 6 1/2". .
The Album Writer's Assistant: being choice selections in Poetry and Prose, for Autograph Albums, Valentines, Etc.J.L. Patten and Co.New Yorkc. 1880 Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
60 pp. Printed brown paper cover, Advertisements on end paper, string bound binding. A sampling poems and prose to be included in friendship albums or valentine's. An aid to help those those that have "found it utterly impossible at the moment  either to draw from the well of their own thoughts the sentiments they desired to express or to call to memory any appropriate quotation." OCLC: 7 (8/24/2016) 6" x 4 1/4". worn cover, binding coming loose unpaginated. Printed cover with black and white photograph, black and white photographs throughout. An advertisement and supplement for Chicago Female College. Included are descriptions of study, sample years, tuition, specialties, and photographs of campus. 5 1/4" x 8". slight staining
 Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907 Daniel DeFoe. The Illustrated Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself . Thomspon & Thomas.Chicago, IL.1872
Promotional Piece with image of group in front of building. Appears to have a sign that states "All Are Welcome". The group consists of men, women, and children. Reverse states that the Eastern Branch will close on the fifteenth day of April 1907. "No pupils will be accepted after march Fifth" and reminds readers that March Fifth is Next Tuesday.. creases from folding A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
 Meet Me in Nashville Decal. American War Mothers.Nashville, TN.14519  Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
A decal printed for the 12th National Convention of American War Mothers. The American War Mothers is a national organization chartered by Congress with its headquarters in Washington, DC. Its members are mothers whose sons and daughters have served or who are serving in the Armed Forces. Its objective is to aid the serviceman or veteran and his family, including those who are hospitalized. This decal is gilded and in the shape of a school bus, with red and blue accents. Measures 3 ½” x 2”. . A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning
Little Folks from Etiquette Town Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Christmas Catalog from 1944
Illustrated by Mildred Lyon and Marguerite M. Jones.    Illustrated end-papers. Illustrated throughout both full page and in-text in three-color and black and white. Charming. Manufacturer: Abercrombie & Ftich Co. Location: New York Date: December 1944 Pages: 24 with enclosed order form Subject Matter: Fashion Comprehensive descriptions with pricing. Full color covers (art by Amy Jones), with product images from B&W photographs and illustrations in B&W. Each page has a border on the top of it that depicts an outdoor scene, printed in red. By each description, also  printed in red, is the floor the item is located on at their store in New York. Slight edge wear and minimal soiling. Otherwise fine. 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats" Die Cut Scene of Children at Play with Wheelbarrow with Verse, c1870. . . 1870s
Manufacturer: Studd & Millington Location: London Date: 1914 Pages: 16 Subject Matter: Coats A short description of each coat sold plus a B&W illustration. No prices are listed. Included with the catalog is a short letter to the recipient, a gentleman from New York, inviting him to the store the next time he is in London. The edges show some light cover wear, and the top corner of both the covers and the interior pages are slightly bent. The letter inside the catalog is slightly toned. 8 3/4" x 5 1/4" Shows a die cut outdoor scene of five children playing with a wheelbarrow. The girl on the left of the scene is also carrying a jump rope. It has the verse written on it: "Merrily pass the sunny hours of our holiday: All amongst the pretty flowers, As we laugh and play!" There is some slight edge wear to the scene, minimal creasing, and a small section of missing surface litho on the girl in the wheelbarrow's arm. The back of the scene has glue stains on it. Measures 7" x 4 1/4".
The Farce of Fashion.  James Riddell  and John Berry Riddle Book LTD London c. 1945 Gems of Sacred Poetry.   American Tract Society New York c. 1850
Illustrated board, pages split horizontally to create multiple images, color illustrations throughout, cover states "patent applied for No. 24053/45" and "may we divide your attention for a moment?" Humorous look at fashion, the book consists of images of dress over time and simple verses, the page is then split in two and the reader can mix and match the top and bottom of outfits with verses. 8 1/4" x 11" wear on cover, some toning 256 pp. Blind stamped brown cloth hard cover, gilt spine, miniature book, index in back-first by subject then by first lines. Collection of sacred, religious poetry. 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" faintly inscribed "Mrs. Louisa Witson Jan. 22, 1851"
 19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898 Gelett Burgess The Maxims of Methuselah: Being the advice given by the Patriarch in his nine hundred sixty and ninth year to his great grandson at Shem's coming of age, in regard to women. Frederick A Stokes Company.New York.1907
An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of the album has a wonderfully colored butterfly and fan in pink, purple, and green, along with the text 'Autographs'. The album belonged to a boy named William, often referred to Willie, and the autographs within the album date from 1880 to 1898. The majority of the pages of the album are filled with only autographs, date and location. Most of them are from Westerly, RI, though there is a few from Chicago, IL. The later portion of the album also has some poetry (including an acrostic poem) and a few illustrations. Some of the more interesting notes are quoted below: "Remember, I say when you look on these pages, That writing in albums is like working for wages." "Live so you will not be afraid to die." "Watch your thoughts and words and deeds; If you would reap a good harvest, sow good seeds. Little by little the coral insect builds up a reef; Little by little, in God's Book, we fill a leaf. In noble name and happy heart, may you excel; Eternally in the "New Jerusalem" may you dwell." "I am not old enough to write my name in your book, Uncle Willie, I get my Mother to." And on the last page of the album: "Last in your album, Last in your thought, Last to be remembered, First to be forgot." There are three illustrations in the album. One of the illustrations is a bird in flight carrying the name card of the artist. It was done in ink. Another is again the name card of the artist, but with a tree branch behind it, in ink. The last is one is painted in green, red and pink. It shows several small flowers in various stages of bloom. Measures 6 1/4" x 4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FZaDZghaQsKk7NDM6. The covers show some minor edge wear due to rubbing, mainly on the corners and the back strip. The color of the embossing has also been worn off in some places. One of the interior pages has tape repair. Minor soiling due to age. Text block is semi detached from boards. 108 pp. with applied litho covers. Illustrations, decorations and cover design by Louis D. Fancher. The book is a humorous rendition, in scriptural verse, of the great patriarch's views on the wiles of women. There are four charming color illustrations, along with red boarders on each page. Measures 7" x 5" . The covers show edge wear and some minor damage due to rubbing. The front's endpapers have minor tear and there is a signature form a previous owner.
13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck Embossed Victorian Scrap - 12" Lion Attacking Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse
A 13 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a young boy in sailor suit and red cap with fishing net. Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse
Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project... Tallyit - Fun with Numbers - Image of Magician standing on Cards tossing "Tally Totals" in the Air.
A single-fold 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" paper menu with printed outside cover and mimeographed bill of fare within. Well-rounded fare with prices ranging from 25 cents for a lettuce sandwich to $2.25 for Broiled Rump Steak. The significance of this menu is spelled out on the back cover "To help finance its social and educational work, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union maintains theFood Shop, Handwork Shop, Knitting Shop...concluding with the Providence Restaurant. . The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (1877-2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by physician Harriet Clisby for the advancement of women and to help women and children in the industrial city. By 1893, chapters of the WEIU were established in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. In the last part of the 19th century, a dramatic surge in immigration and rapid industrial growth took place in Boston. The exploitation of women and children, crowded housing and poor sanitation, and miserable labor conditions led Dr. Harriet Clisby, one of America's first women physicians, to establish the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1877 to respond to these social problems. A 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" litho on pressed board box with a smilar number of  discs. The cover illustration implies math can be magical.  The box sides boast -age 8 to 80 play TALLYIT - an educational game.  The cards have images of the discs on the front and multiplication problems on the reverse.  The discs represent the product of the problems. The instructions are lacking but the objective seems that one cards are drawn and the opponent needs to solve the problem.  A total of 52 cards although not equal numbers by color.  Approximately 60 discs.   . Edge wear on box.  Area of missing surface litho on box apron.   The Maxim Game Co. produced only 3 games; all educational in nature.
Vintage Get Well Card with a "Dream Book" to Cheer You Up. Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907
A french-fold 5 3/4" x 5"  get well greeting card with an image of a contently sleeping bear in a hospital bed.   Within is a "Dream Book" tucked into a slit.  A charming 12 pp book of wit and whimsey.  Each interpretation is accompanied by a relevant image of the little bear with an explanation.   "To dream of a banana is a sign you're slipping!", To dream of a muffler (scarf) indicates you are all wrapped up in something (Probably the covers).  And so it goes... . unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. René Georges Hermann-Paul (1864-1940) was a French artist and illustrator. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". some tears in cover, foxing starting, all text in French, has glassine cover
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903 Lucy Merriam Green Papers, 1810-1893.New York.
A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining 2 Papers relating to Lucy Merriam Green; Single fold paper with gilt edge. The first is a circular for Misses Green, School for Young Ladies. Fifth Avenue, First House From Washington Square, new York. The brochure features costs for tuition, details of school terms, and an unused receipt of payment.7" x 4 3/4".  The second is an 11 pp. brochure with thread tied binding. The second paper is a memorial book fro Lucy Merriam Green. It contains the "Sketch of the Life and Work of Miss Green" detailing her upbringing, schooling, starting her school, and her retirement and later year. 7 3/4" x 5".. circular has crease in one corner, pencil notes on back cover, and tear and crease in back cover memorial book has slight staining and discoloration on cover
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d. Polly Fancher. Correspondence Between Siblings, Clinton, NY, 1827. .Clinton, NY.1827
4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel. Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute. L. Barta & Co. Printer. Boston. . A letter, dated November 3rd, 1827, from Polly Fancher to her brother Bela a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. The missive goes through the general health of the whole family. The only one current ill, is their father who is suffering from an inflammation of they eye, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence for him. The letter continues on to mention that Bela will be getting some visitors soon, his brothers! Towards the conclusion of the letter Polly begins to discuss some financial struggles and her hopes that he is doing well. Measures 12 1/4" x 7 1/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Minimal toning due to age. A small tear along the crease folds on the page of the letter. The front of the half fold has a 4 in tear along the fold crease.
Statement for the Purchases of Crockery due to the Estate of John Ginley, Gettysburg, PA, 1812. .Gettysburg, PA.1812 3 Greeting Cards Featuring Cigarettes. ..c1940s
A statement for a bill rendered to Joseph M Ginley and the estate of John Ginley on January 22, 1812.  The original purchase was for $100.90 worth of crockery on May 2nd, 1811 from the firm of O'Neil and Boyd. It was agree that the sum would be payable at 90 days with interest staring after 3 months. It was sworn before a judge. The bottom of the statements notes that the bill was paid in full, with interest for a total of $103.92 April 27th, 1912. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Toning due to age, some small tears along the fold creases. A small section of the back page of the letter is missing, this does not affect the actual text of the letter. 3 different greeting cards featuring cigarette smoking as part of birthday or valentine wishes Note the use of cigarettes for the letters in "Brother".  On particular note is the heart shaped box of cigarettes as a valentine greeting with a heart shaped ashtray... Largest measures 6" x 4 3/4". .
Vase of Flowers. G W Cottrell.Boston.1851 George V. Denny  America's Town Meeting of the Air - Freedom's Bell Rings 'Round the World. The International Press.New York City.1949
96 pp, Decorated green cloth binding, with gilt edges. Miniature book. Edited by Anna Elizabeth, this pocket book details the language of flowers. On each page, it denotes a flower, what it looks like, its meaning and then a poem or verse. For example: Daffodil - Native of Spain, Magnificent flowers of golden yellow - Uncertainty - The flowers that smiles today, Tomorrow dies; All that we wish to stay, Tempts and then flies. What is this world's delight? Lightening that mocks the night, Brief as bright. Stereotyped: Hobart & Robbins Measures 3 1/8" x 2 1/4". Minor edge wear due to rubbing (mostly on the back strip). There is an inscription by a previous owner on one page. Interior pages are soiled and stained throughout (particularly in the first half of the book), but nothing that effects the readability of the text. Page 15/16 is out of order, and is in fact before the Preface. 31 pp. Wraps. The story of how New England Twon Meeting, was adapted to radio by the vision of George V. Denny Jr. symbolizing America's birthright-- free speech and free assembly.  He dreamed of making it a reality once more by bringing together before the same radio microphone, over a great national network, spokesmen for all sides of important current questions. Launched in 1935.  This publication was the occasion of the 15th anniversary.   The publication is written in nine (9) languages including English, French, German, Italian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish and Japanese.  With images from photographs of a number of the speakers having participated. A general discussion about freedoms in America and around the world.  Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/4". .
 Little Folks Series, Little BoPeep. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870 G. Woolston, Photographer.  CDV- Girls at Work & Play - School Bag & Jump Rope. .Newcastle, N.S.W. , Australia.
14 pp (including wrappers), yellow covers with printed litho illustrations. The design on the cover only uses two colors, red and green, while the interior pages' illustrations are in full color. The book tells an elaboration of the classic nursery rhyme "Little BoPeep". There is a total of six full page color illustrations. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cover show edge wear. Tape repair on spine. Binding is loose bit intact. General soiling and toning due to age. A posed image of two young school girls dressed in their finery; one holds a woven school bag, the other a jump rope..
Deeply Embossed Coated Stock Invitation to Double 25th Anniversary Party - Miscellaneous Wedding. .Camden NJ.1874  Lady's Ticket - Marion Hose Company, No.4. .New York City.1852
A 3 3/8"x 4 5/8"  coated stock card invitation for the 25th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. R.S. & S. R. Reeves, - Miscellaneous Wedding, Saturday, April 25, 1874.  Deeply embossed floral border decoration.  Edges trimmed. . A 2 3/4" x  4" embossed die-cut Lady's Ticket printed on coated stock.  It reads "Lady's Ticket. Marion Hose, No. IV. Apollo Rooms, Tuesday Evening, November 16, 1852.  Caption reads "How noiseless falls the foot of Time, That only treads on flowers." No printer.  Elaborate gilt enhanced embossed border flourishes. Reverse is blank.     Edge bends and creases. Scrapbook residue reverse..
 Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.  Women at the World's Crossroads.  A. Maude Royden The Woman's Press New York 1923
A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused. 139 pp. Blue fabric cover with gilt title, Printed white dust jacket with author's photograph, frontispiece of author. Contents include six chapters entitled; The World at the Crossroads, Christian Patriotism, Women's Service to the Race, Women's Service to Theology, The Law of Life, and Love, the Fulfilling of the Law. Material in book was first presented as address at the seventh national convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. 7 3/4" x 5" second printing, dust jacket worn, some staining on end paper
 Liberator, April 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 2. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6666  Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Frank Walt, and a feature article by John Reeds entitled, "Red Russia". The covers are partially detached.  The pages are brittle, toned and soiled due to age. 11" x 8 1/2". The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2".
 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153 Two Tickets for Saint Andrews Society of Manchester Annual Dinner, Saturday November 30 1895. Cuthbertson & Black. Manchester, UK. 1895
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2". Two tickets to Saint Andrews Society of Manchester Annual Dinner on Saturday November 30 1895. It was hosted at the Grand Hotel, on Aytoun Street in Manchester, England. Saint Andrews is the patron saint of Scotland, and traditionally this day is celebrated with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. In Scotland, Saint Andrews day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals. These two particular tickets were sold for 10/6 each, and dinner was served promptly at 6 PM. The ticket did not include the price of wines. One of the tickets inscribed with P. J. Ramsay, Esq. as the owner of the ticket. Ramsay was the honorary Treasurer of the society. While the two tickets have the same design, the color scheme varies. P. J. Ramsay's ticket is white with green and silver accents, while the secondary ticket is ivory with red and gold accents. Slight soiling on the back of the tickets, otherwise in great condition. Measures 6 1/2" x 5".
Twinkle: The picture paper specially for little girls Newspaper Clipping - Pie Girl Dinner Listing Participants.1895.New York
14 pp wrappers.  Stories and activities involving girls as they should be and behave.  Content includs Nancy the little Nurse, a free 'Twinkle' engagement ring premium, Betty Bright-the proper little girl who does everything well, puzzles for the little nurse, Dainty dollies, Sue of the Children's Zoo, Sally Sweet on Sunshine Street, Wendy at Willowtree Farm, Patsy the Panda, The friendly frog, playtime with girls playing jump rope and a Twinkle paper doll anda concluding story titled 'When I Grow Up'.  Measures11" x 8 1/2".  Some wear. . A newspaper article depicting an image of  a young girl and black birds emerging from a pie captioned "Susie Johnson as she broke through the pie at the famous dinner"  The title of the article is List of those Who Were Bidden to Pie Girl Dinner.  It then lists   the participants in the "Pie Girl" Dinner including their occupations, affliations and more. Measures 7" x 6.. An event organized by a distinguished artists' association known as Ten American Painters. Twatchman, Weir, Simmons, Robert Reid, Willard Metcalf,  Carroll Beckwith were among those present at an elaborate twelve-course meal, according to one account catered by Sherry's (NYC) Tw shapely girls poured the wine a brunette (red) and a blond (white) when it was time for dessert the singers began to chant "Sing a song of sixpence" and servants carried in a huge pie covered by a flaky brown crust, when open out popped " a  bevy of canaries' along with 16 yr old Susie Johnson dressed in a filmy black gauze, a stuffed blackbird perched on her head, another account indicted a paper mache pie and a girl who was comfortable with out the filmy black gauze "Was not that a dainty dish to set before the king"  Source: http://jameslbreese.blogspot.com
National League for Woman’s Service – Member’s Favorite RecipesWomen’s City Club of San Francisco 1931 .. Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Veteran Association Hartford City Guard, at Merrill's, January 10, 1883...
63 pp. Wraps.  Favorite recipes from every category.  Measures 5 ¼” x 7 ½.  Light cover wear. . The National League of Woman's Services was a civilian volunteer organization that formed in conjunction with the Red Cross during the First World War.  The League provided stateside war services such as feeding, caring for and transporting soldiers, veterans and war workers.  In New York, the League was particularly attractive to young socialites who had time and money to donate. (One Times article noted that the chairwomen had to remind her eager volunteers that work was "not the place for" jewelry and lace blouses). paper menu bound with string and tassel for the annual dinner of the Veteran Association.  The menu dated January 10, 1883 includes the Officers, Executive Committee, Order of events, menu, and words for the sixteenth annual reunion song. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. 6 1/4" x 4". slight staining, tassel intact but starting to wear
Bishopthorpe: A Church School for Young Ladies, near Bethlehem, Penn'ACircular for the Year commencing September 13, 1871.Bishopthorpe School.South Bethlehem, PA.1871 Cornwell’s Improved Self Fitting Chart for Cutting Ladies’, Misses’, and Children’s Dresses, Cloaks, Basques & Postillions. Philadelphia 1877.. ..
8 pp. brochure full text. Circular for Bishopthorpe School in near Bethlehem PA, begins with list of trustees and prominent staff, a description and history of the school then the plan of instruction with suggested course schedule. Additional information includes; family arrangements, outfit, terms, extra expenses, and notice to parents and guardians. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". wear and staining on cover, circular was pasted into a scrapbook and later removed- the blue scrapbook paper with two newspaper advertisements are still attached Illustrated paper covers. Illustration on front depicts Mrs. Cornwell and Willett Cornwell. Back cover depicts woman being measured for a garment. 32 pp. with illustrations of patterns and instructions. Measures 3 ¾” x 6”. . Text block separated from covers.
Leaflet Promoting Improved Elegant Visiting Cards - Photograph Cards! c1870. .. Robert Louis Stevenson. Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. Harper & Brothers.New York.1921
A  7 1/4" x 4 1/4" two-side advertising flyer  promoting "the latest novelty -- All the Rage" Improved Elegant Visiting Cards  -- with your photograph.  Photographs of the individual were sent to Star Photo Co., 129 Tremont Street, Boston who would produce cards on demand by dozen.  The buyer was encouraged to send multipe photos to have different poses for different purposes. Two illustrations. . wear on edges 302 pp. Cloth cover with applied printed  paper title, frontispiece, heavily illustrated and decorated by Louis Rhead. An exciting tale of David Balfour, who after his father dies, goes to live with his miserly old uncle. The uncle brings him to the port one day where he proceed to sell the boy. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". some rubbing on edge of cover, inscribed, ex-libris of previous owner
A Grand Musical Soiree Invitation, featuring Geogre W. Dixon, March 26, 1835. .Massachusett.March 26, 1835 Angela Tuite Price Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Pretty as a Picture . Saalfield  No. 2703..1948
An invitation printed on green paper, with decorative border. It invites you, at the cost of 25 cents with "proceeds to be given to some Charitable Institution" to come to a grand musically soiree. There George W. Dixon, the 'American Melodist' will perform his 'Classical Illustration and Patriotic Songs.  At the bottom of the invite is a small hand written note that says "Abigail come to the Service." Measures 7 1/2"  4 3/4". Some marks around the original crease folds. Small red dots stains on the top. Otherwise fine. Dixon was  was an American singer, stage actor, and eventually a owner and editor. In the early 1800s, he rose to prominence as a blackface performer, possibly the first American to do so, after performing "Coal Black Rose" and "Zip Coon" the later which became one of his most famous acts. The more famous Dixon became the more he was able to include in his shows satire and political commentary. By the 1830s, Dixon began to express serious interest in journalism, eventually bought and edited the 'Dixon's Daily Review' a small paper Lowell, Massachusetts, a small town growing out of the Industrial Revolution. The paper supported the Whig Party, Radical Republicanism, and the working class. It also explored morality and women's place in the rapidly changing society of the urban North. This outspoken tone, while appreciated by the working class of the times, did not win him many friends. He was forced to sell his paper by the end of the year. He would spend much of his later career in New York, publishing articles that exposed the misconducts of the rich, and how they preyed on the lower classes. His articles often resulted in violence, with either himself or the subject(s) of the article being attacked. He also was in court numerous times, on charges of libel and wrongful death. He was even sentenced to 6 months of  hard labor once. Dixon later retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1840s. He died on February 27, 1861 from pulmonary tuberculosis. The cover of the book depicts proper young girl of yesteryear reading an album, with a die-cut frame above with a cellophane window showing portraits of the dolls on the second . The next page shows the to characters i a room scene. The costume pages show fashions of the day for young girls in the late 1940s with stylish accessories including a double locket with faux pictures and elements of charm including a "Gone with the Wind".  Of note is a riding outfit with jodhpurs. A mixture of sentimental and 1940s modern. The actual punch-out dolls are on the back cover. 11 1/2" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls: Size: 10".  No of Costume Pages: 5 with a 6th page depicting the girls posing on stage...
 Pleasing Toy for a Girl or Boy. John Metcalf.Wendell, MA.1828  Adventures of ABC, and other Little People, Alphabet Series. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1890
18 pp, (including wrappers), a charming children's chap book filled with fourteen rhymes. Accompanying each rhyme is a woodcut Illustration with an additional two woodcuts on the covers. The subject of the poems are as follows: Bible, Cat, Dog, Cock, Fox, Lion, Leopard, Bees, Nightingale, Swan, Ship, Serpent, Xerxes, and Zany. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". Minor toning and soiling due to age. This charming ABC book is from the McLoughin Brothers' Alphabet Series. The text and the illustrations of the letters are on separate pages. Each color illustration depicts the letter verse with the corresponding letter beside it. The text is in verse and written as though the letter of the alphabet is the name of the 'little person' "F for Frogs went out one day, And sat on the edge of a bog. He caught a cough, and he caught a cold, But he never caught sight of a frog" "R saw a Rat go under a bin, So he said to the rat, 'You die!' But the rat climbed out on the other side, And said, as he ran, 'Goodbye!' " Measures 8 1/8 x 6 1/8". Covers show some wear, the back cover has a signature of a previous owner and a small stain in the upper right corner. Sewing repair to the binding, there is some missing pieces of the cover along the repair. Minor penciling on two interior pages and the back cover.
Barney & Berry Ice Skates Advertisement and Business Card for the New York Club Skate. Barney & Berry. Springfield, MA. c1867 Letter re By-laws Amendment Advising Which Woman may Attend Santa Cruz Club Function, Nogales AZ 1911
This is a single sheet advertisement for Barney & Berry sent to New York Club Skate, the second oldest skating club in America. Barney & Berry were sellers of ices skates, and had several patented designs. There are three different ice skates being advertised and they were patented on January 16, 1866, June 11, 1867, and July 23, 1867. A picture of one of the ice skates is featured at the top of the page. Along with the advertisement is a business card for John Berry. There are two very small brown stains on the front of the advertisement, and the business card has slightly toned due to age. Otherwise fine. Measures 8" x 5" (advertisement) and 3 3/4" x 2 (business card) An 11" x  8 1/4" typed letter printed in red ink  from the Santa Cruz Club, Nogales Arizona, Jan. 17, 1911.  The subject is members of the Santa Cruz Club and The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Content provides recent events and the need to amend the bylaws to clarify which lady's may attend club functions.  The bottom line Ladies who are not members of the Auziliary may be invited only once during each year, on invitation issued by the Secretary. The only exception to the rule excluding non-members of the Ladies' Auxiliary is when an unmarried member may choose to invite such person as his ONE particular guest.  Letter folds. With original envelope.. The Santa Cruz Ladies' Auxiliary became the Nogales Women's Club.  In 1914 it was considered the "nicest" club with the "best dressed women" in Arizona.
Dance Card with Embossed Basket, Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association of Philadelphia, Academy of Music, March 29th, 1875 Scenery Autograph Album belonging to "Anna", BHS class of 1883Bridgeport, CT1882-1886
A 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" dance card with deeply embossed picnic basket on the covers with the letters LDBBBA  (Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association) at the base of the basic. There are 30 dances in the Order of Dance followed by Supper in the Foyer. Silk string tie with tassel for attaching to wrist or chatelaine. . Blind stamp with silver embellishments, front cover titled "scenery album". A combination of scenic color and black and white plates interspersed with autographs.  Scenes from locations across the country.  One hand drawn sketch. Autographs mainly from Bridgeport, CT in 1883 with notes and quotes. One repeating quote in foreign language. May references to "BHS '83", handwritten notes state marriage and deaths of signers. 4 1/4" x 7". wear on cover, inside binding coming apart , pages all still intact
Eighteenth Annual Report of the American Female Guardian Society, and Home for the Friendless, for the Year Ending May, 1852Female Guardian Society .New Tork.1852  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book - At Our House;  Mothers & Daughters, Saalfield 1960s. ..
32 pp. Printed paper cover, frontispiece. An annual report for the American Female Guardian Society, beginning with the board members, annual meeting, annual report, and ending with the treasurer's report. Page 30 has a listing of the life members. 9" x 5 3/4". wear on cover, inscribed, occasional staining The front cover depicts a little girl playing on a porch in front of a door with a die-cut window, exposing her mother on the next page.  The last two pages have an additional mother and daughter--could be two sets of twins. There names are Dawn, Celia, Amy and Bonnie. Punch-out dolls and costumes to cut.  Measures 12 1/2" x 8 1/2". 6  Costume pages..
Stire & Lyon, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods  Featuring George C. Whitney Lace Valentines,  Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines etc. mid18880s. .. Gentleman's Victorian Neckwear. ..c1880s
4 pp. wrapper.  The trade catalogue is produced by Stirn & Lyon, Importers and Commission Merchants, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods, No. 16-20 Park Place, NYC.  n.d. mid 1880s. Content includes Valentines and Envelopes manufactured by George C. Whitney, Worcester MA., featuring Lace Valtines by the dozens with two illustrations and numerous narrative descriptions with size and pricing information includes.  Also includes Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines including Long Jokers, Fault Finders, "Hit 'em Hards", Sharp Dartsd, Trade's and Ordinary (which I thought were published by MCloughin...hmm?)  Final page is Assortments for convenience at $6, $10 and $20, each with Show cards.   Stamp on cover indicated 50 & 10% Discounts on this List, except for Comics -- 10 % only.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5".. Corner chips on cover; generalized light wear. Three (3) examples of advertising trade or advertising cards exemplifying Victorian gentlemen's neckwear. Of particular interest is the diagram showing how to tie the ascot scarf. Largest card measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". . Minor toning and soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Eve Arden, Authorized Edition. Saalfield No. 158510..1953
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".. Smart costumes for the statuesque actress for various roles she played.12 5/8" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls:2.  Doll Size: 11 1/2"<. No of Costume Pages: 4.
 Program - 9th Biennial Convention of the National Women's Trade Union League of America. .New York City.June 16-21, 1924 Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series: Cock Robin. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
15 pp. booklet beginning with poem titled "Through Twenty Years".  This is followed by Landmarks of the organization (1903-1924), images from photographs from the First Convention of the national Wmen's Trade Union League of American in Norfolk, VA in 1907 followed by an introduction to the present officers and images from photos of each member.  This is followed by the comprehensive agenda for the Ninth Biennial Convention.  Measures 7 1/2" x 6".. 24 pp (including wrappers). There are six full page color illustrations. The book tells the story of how the cock robin died, and the funeral the rest of the woodland creatures gave him. The story is told in verse. The illustrations are beautifully done, utilizing a solid black background to emphasize the colors in the foreground of the illustrations. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Some edge wear, and missing surface litho. Front cover missing some small pieces of the corner. Sewing repair on spine. General soiling and toning due to age. One interior page has a tear, approximately 3 inches long, but it does not impact the text on the page.
Fanciful Victorian Bookmark Almanack for 1874 . ..  Invitation - Citizens' Grand Ball, Town Hall, In Ware (MA). ..March 12, 1851
A 7 14" x 2 1/8"  die-cut bookmark with an applied 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" chromolithograph almanac with an image of a girl holding a pocket watch.  Each day includes historical info re births, deaths, battles etc.   The top of the bookmark reads 1874 Almanack.  Applied Victorian scrap flowers at base.  Gilt border decoration.   Reverse is blank.. A 2 3/4"x 4 1/8"  coated stock invitation inviting a gentlemen with Ladies, to the event. Also includes Managers, Floor managers, Music by the Kendall's Quadrille Band - Boston.  Tickets were $3.00 including Supper at "Hamilton's Hotel".  Reverse is blank. .
7 Gild Enhanced Embossed Victorian Scraps of - Women of Means & Taste They Are Coming: The Ideal Entertainers. ..1904
Beautiful Scrap 3" Victorian Head/Should Women An advertising pamphlet for an entertainment group in the early 1900s know as "The Ideal Entertainers". It was actually a comprised of over 14 groups of the same name that traveled all over the country. This particular brochure is from February 1904, from a show at Evans Hall, in West Swanzey, NH. The show had several acts including "Impersonations and Monologues", "Life- Motion Pictures", "Richly Illustrated Songs" and "Magic and Comic Pictures" to name a few. While the interior pages of this brochure are in black and white, the covers are printed in tri-colors (black, red & white). The interior pages have several B&W photographs, in including two full pages of two of the head actors in the group, James Emerson and Alvah Green. There is a crease down the center of the cover page, along with some light toning on the back cover near the spine and an intact tear..
Ticket to the Fourth Annual Commencement of the Lee Literary Society, May 28th 1874.  Lee Literary Society. Virginia. 1874 A Useful Article for You.
This was a ticket to the annual commencement of the Lee Literary Society, an organization at th New Market Polytechnic Institute in Virginia. The ticket is soiled, with several intact tears along the edge. Some of the smaller text is hard to read as well. Measures 7" x 5". A somewhat unusual vinegar valentine or penny dreadful. A 9 1/4" x 5 7/8"  deeply embossed light stock card. Border decoration depicts a long and lean curmudgeon figure holding a card reading "With Kind Regards". Grassy patch at base with a frog and a stalk up the right side with a stork perched at top. A fine looking embossed cradle beneath title.  The rhyming verse is an attempt at comforting a childless woman advising adoption as a last resource. Light creases, intact edge wear; appears trimmed.
Invitation to Exhibition to view Pastels of Isadora Duncan, 1910. Souvenir Ticket -  The Scales of Des Grands Magasins du Louvre - c1900
An invitation to view over 100 pastels of Isadora Duncan to be held at Courrier Francais from January 20 through February 8, 1910.  Line drawn illustration of Duncan at top.  Measures 5 3/8" x 8 5/8". . A 1 1/4" x 3 7/8" heavy card stock souvenir ticket from Balances des Grands Magasins du Louvre, Paris. The front depicts a cherub holding up a banner reading "Souvenir Des Grands Magasins du Louvre".  The background is an ornately contrived fantasyland filled with toys. Ch Van Der Daele sc. The reverse has a grid of weights.  The card was apparently inserted into the scale before weighing resulting in the scale embossing your weight in the card.   Light surface soiling.. Just what I want as a souvenir from my trip to Paris- a card that tells me how much I weigh...
James Whitcomb RileyOld School Day Romances  Bobbs-Merrill Co.Indianapolis 1909 Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Harper & Brothers.New York.1917
38 unnumbered pp. Pictorial cloth cover, frontispiece, color illustrations and decorations by E. Stetson Crawford, illustrations repeat throughout the book, red, black, and gilt monogram on end pages. Children's poem about school day romances that "are the dearest, after all!." 9" x 6 1/2" 285 pp. Cloth cover with stamped frame around applied color illustration, frontispiece, 7 color plates. Illustrated by Franklin Booth. The story of two boys who look identical but live very different lives. One, Tom Canty,  an abused pauper and the other, Prince Edward, son of King Henry VI. 9 1/4" x 7" . inscribed in pencil, owners exlibris, foxing, text block loosening from binding
Promotional Brochure - The Bungalow Camp Life Club - Pine Woods & Ocean Air. ..c1915 Faith Jaques Tilly's House. Margaret K. McElderry Book.New York.1979
A 14 pp booklet promoting the outdoor life in two locations - June 15-Sept 10th Eliot ME and Dec 1 - April 15 Green Acre SC. Images from photographs throughout.  The camp was open to any one who wished to live a simple and sane life out-of-doors, to study and practice those things which make for health and happiness.  Included family and boy's camps.  Rates for a family $15 per week.  Guests' Applications were not exclusive but congenial - suggested introduction from former guests or if inconvenient contact the camp directly.  Measures 8 1//4" x 6". . 32pp. Dust jacket. Both written & Illustrated by Faith Jaques, the book tells the story of a doll named Tilly, who leaves the her doll house in search of a place of her own. Along the way she befriends a teddy bear named Edward, who helps her find her way in the world. Tilly shows herself to be a strong, independent individual who is not afraid of hardwork. The illustrations in this children's book are the real gem, as they are extremely rich and detailed and make Tilly's world come to life for the reader. Measures 10 x 8 1/4" . Very minor edge wear, due to rubbing. A small amount of brown speckles on the front cover.
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873 Fairy ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .c1875
482 pp. Decorative green cloth covers with gilt stamp."Approved by Physicians of All Classes", this book was part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide. It sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run any household. Broken into 2 parts over thirty-two (32) chapters, the first part focuses on the kitchen. It supplies a variety of recipes that are both "economical and healthful" as well as providing tips to save on labor and how to properly season one's food. The second part focuses on what Beecher calls the "laws of health" and was meant to help a mother take care of herself and her children. Included with the book are several cut-outs; one a hand written recipe for sponge cake and another is a newspaper article on potpourri. There are several illustrations and diagrams throughout the book as well.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". Moderate cover and edge wear. Some soiling and toning due to age (or the few inserts of recipes or news paper articles mentioned above) There is also a stain on the lower right of the book that continues through out the book but lessens in size towards the end. Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. She was also of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. This alphabet book uses a different fairy tale or nursery rhyme for each letter. For example A is for Aladdin, N is for Nutcracker, S is for Sinbad, and U is for Ugly Duck. Each letter is beautifully presented with a large color pictorial letter matching the corresponding fairy tale or nursery rhyme. The text is in verse, for example: "D, Was the Dog Mother Hubard thought dead, When she was so anxious to get him his bread; He was a pup full of fro-lic and fun, And danced like a sylph when his sham-ming was done." "Q, Was the Queer Little Woman, who lived in a shoe, Who never did work, so had no-thing to do; She vowed that the shoe was a good fit, So for all oth-er houses she cared not a bit." The front cover of the book depicts what appears to be a young girl dressed up as a fairy, holding a wand, on a stage. The back cover has several printed advertisements for other McLoughlin Brother series. Measures 7 1/4" x 7".. Covers partially detached, sewing repair on the binding. The bottom corner of the lower right of the front cover is missing, and there is also a tear on the right side. Toning and minor foxing on interior pages.
Jacob Reed's Sons Uniforms for Hotels, Clubs, Theatres, and  Chauffeaurs Promotional Brochure - The Florence Wright Company with Images from Photographs.  c1912
Manufacturer: Jacob Reed's Son Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1931 Pages: 10 Subject Matter: Uniform A trade catalog for various uniforms for working men. There are no descriptions beyond a category and model number, but each item listed has a B&W illustration. There is a double-lined color border on each page. Dated by an annotation on a page with the  Chauffeurs uniforms. Covers show some edge wear and there is general toning and soiling on the covers and throughout the text block. The binding was reinforced with additional staples at some point. 9" x 6" An 11" x 8"  single-fold promotional brochurefor The Flroence Wright Company. The company consists of three woman. The program consists of Readings, Violin and Harp Solos and Duetts, Pantomines and Readyings with Harp and Violin accompaniment.  Includes images from photographs for the women, Miss Florence Wright, Miss Sims and Miss Neal.  It begins with a bio and promotional piece on Ms. Wright  and images are accompanied by   reviews from various publications in Texas, Tennessee and Indiana.
 Miner's Make-up Catalogue, Henry C. Miner, NY. c1910s .  Right Dress - Being a Booklet That Tells You What to Wear nd When to Wear it and How to Tie a Cravat
A 28 pp small format catalogue for Miner's (theatrical) Make-up. Includes illustrations of products, contents of combination boxes, narrative descriptions and prices.   Includes a variety of make-up kits, grease paints, rouge, minstrel black, thespian enamel and much more. An 8 pp booklet to assist the gents in the Right Dress.  Aesthetic Movement influenced cover illustration of three properly clad gents before a perfectly developed tree.  The booklet compliments of Ayeres' Haberdashery in Boston, MA provides illustrated example on tying a "four-in-hand", "bow", "once over" and "ascot" tie. This is followed by two (2) tables the first Formal Dress Chart; the second Informal Dress Chart.    Each chart explains the types and even colors of various garments, shoes and jewelry to be worn on various occasions.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"..
Two Weeks Without Pay; Being the Happenings from June 20 to August 13, 1923 - personal journal New York/New Jersey Samuel ParkerCharity to Children enforced, in a Discourse, Delivered in Trinity Church, Boston, Before the Subscribers to the Boston Female Asylum, Sept23, 1803, at their Third AnniversaryRussell and Cutler.Boston.1803
unpaginated. Paper bound personal diary from June 20 to August 13, 1923, handwritten and made to look like a published book by drawning a title page.Preface from the 'editor' is presumably the author of the diary and begins "The second spoke continues and finishes the last days in jail (school)." July 7th mentions he bought 4 letters to put on his jersey (jeff)n however a letter on August 6th is addressed to "Clarence". The diary depicts the life of a teenager in 1923; getting a massage to remove skin blemishes, events at school, grades, work done on the car and the repairs, lots of swimming and flirting. Friends mentioned are Dietz, and Art, Bill,and Red Lovett, Higgsy (later listed as George Leroy Higgs, apprentice chemist), Rich Beck, and his pop. He wants to get a job at Price and Lee (publishing company) and talks of Kempson's (publishing company) where he currently works. Accounts of his days; working, friendships, cars, trips to Pennsylvania, Asbury Park, Dreamland Park, and Midland Beach. Gets his license plate for $9.20, the number is 293514. Other names mentioned Elizabeth, Bee (Beatrice), Carrie Frey, Captain Ratchford (park police), Jean Ahern,and an Edee who did not swim one day because she "had the monthlies". A wonderful look into the life of a teenager in 1923. Many details and emotions. Last page mentions that "due to the popularity if these books another volume will be published immediately". 6" x 3 1/2". pages intact, some writing messy but overall easy to read 32 pp. Printed paper string bound cover, text decorations. Prayer and speech on the benevolence and charity "towards all our fellow-creatures". Speech read before the subscribers o the the Boston Female Asylum as well as twenty five of the orphans that live there, written by Samuel Parker, D.D. Rector of Trinity Church. 9" x 5 1/2"  . some discoloration and wear
 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Skating Stars, Whitman 1954 - 3 Dolls. ..
6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. . Skating Stars in three different poses.  All of their costumes are designed for the ice, including a hula skirts, a sailor suit, princess, rag-a-muffin and much more.  Measures  12" xc 10". 6 Costume pages..
 Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan  Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879 Promotional Brochure - Table Tennis - The New Indoor Game. Exciting and Entertaining to Adults and Children. ..
An 18 pp booklet using altered selections from HMS Pinafore to promote Sapolio polishing and cleansing soap.  Illustrations from the  comic opera  and altered verses to include Sapolio thoruhgout interspersed with testimonials for the product.  Also inlcudes words and music for The Merry Maiden and the Tar and I'm Called Little Buttercup.  Measures 5" x 3 3/8". . A single-fold promotional or instruction booklet for Table Tennis - The New Indoor Game.  Cover image depicts a properly attired  Mom and Dad playing in the parlor while the family looks on.  Includes Directions  and suggests using a dining-table about 6 feet by 4 feet; the larger the table the better.  This is followed by two pages of Rules.  Two are in bold - There is no Second Service as in Lawn Tennis. No volleying is allowed. Presented by the "H" company, with a logo a diamond surrounding the "H".   Measures 6" x 3 1/2".  The game was invented to bring lawn tennis indoors..
Rimmels Almanac - National Flowers. E. Rimmel.London & Paris .1876 Edward Young, D. D. The Complaint; or Night Thoughts, and the Force of Religion. Oliver L Sanborn.Portland.1839
16pp including 6 full page illustrations. The first and last 2 pages are the Daily Almanac for the year. The interior pages feature information on  Philadelphia Exhibition,  Perfume for Handkerchief, Toilet Waters, Complexion, Toilet Soap, Hair Products, For the Teeth and Sundrie.  The elaborate fanciful illustrations feature the flower women of Russia, France, England, Germany, Spain and Turkey,.  Measures 3 1/2" x 2 5/8". . Edward Young was an English poet from the 18th century, whose most well-known poem was "Night-Thoughts."  Although Night Thoughts is long and disconnected poem, it abounds in brilliant isolated passages and it found an enormous amount of success. It was eventually translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Welsh and Magyar. In France, in particular,  it became a classic of the romantic school. The poem is thought to be about the deaths of his daughter and son-in-law, and it deals with themes of morality, immortality and death. "Force of Religion", the other poem in this book is said to be about the execution of Lady Jane Grey and her husband (also known as the Nine Day Queen). Stereotyped: Allison & Foster 288 pp, Cloth covered board with gilt edges. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4".. Cover shows moderate wear, particular to edges due to age and rubbing. Back strip has moderate to heavy wear. Minor foxing and soiling on interior pages.
Uncle Ned's Picture Books: Ditties for Little Children. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870 James Hook The Match Boy. R Gale.Glasgow, Scotland.1805
20 pp (including wrappers), blue cover with printed litho design depicting one of the stories found within, 'The Pet Hen.' Other stories included in this book are: 'The Star', 'The Cow', 'Dolly's Tea Party', 'The Little Girl Who Was Unkind to her Sister', 'Mary's Little Lamb', 'Robin Redbreast' and 'The selfish child.' Stories are written in verse. There are four full page color illustrations. A part of the 'Uncle Ned's Pictures Book' series. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". Some edge wear, particularly on the front cover's bottom left hand corner. There a stain on the front cover on the top left hand corner. Previous owner inscription on first page. 1 page, arranged on 2 staves for voice and harpsichord. The song is about an orphaned young boy who sells matches on the street, and the wealthy poplele who walk by him each day. Over three verses the song employs them to "Give a mite to the poor little boy." Measures 12 3/4" x 9" . Minor soiling and toning due to age.
 Ladies Ticket - First National Guard Ball. Teubner, Engr...c1850 Dance Card  with Printed Silk Cover - Boston Fire and Protective Dept's . Robinson Engraving Co.Boston.c1895
A 3 1/4" x 5 3/8"  coated stock card depicting a tent encampment with a parade of soldiers and civilians strolling.  7th Regiment, 3rd Company, New York City.  The camp was believed to be in New Haven CT.  Reverse is blank. . A top-fold dance card with ribbon ties.  A fringed silk applied cover decoration depicts two owls on a branch and Boston Fire and Protective Dept's. Deckled heavy stock textured cover reading Tu=whit=! Tu=whoo- A merry night to all of you! The inside pages include the Concert Programme followed by two pages of the order of dances (unused) and a page of the reception committeee.  The back cover lists the Floor Marshal, Assistants and Aids.  No date or location.   Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4". .
Sally Ann clothes and playthings to cut out: A cut-out doll. Patty Lou clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover
Sally Ann, a brown hair, blue eyed doll with an assortments of outfits including a riding outfit, winter furs, and coveralls with dog. Comes with punch-out paper suitcase with nameMeasures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages. Patty Lou has red hair and blue eyes and comes with clothes and accessories that include play clothes and toys, a fur coat, and seasonal outfits. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover
Betty Sue clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover L  B Victorian Scrap Jointed Paper Doll
Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover Two 14" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap articulated or jointed ballerina paper doll.
 Harvard Cooperative Society - "Beaux Arts" and "Reliable" Series Christmas Cards c 1915.  Mary Jane clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll.
Single-fold5 1/2" x 3 1/2" brochure promoting the Harvard Cooperative Society, Inc. Harvard Square - Cambridge MA. The interior describes the products advising that they are limited additions and will not be reprinted.  High quality greeting cards with sample books available. 1915. Mary Jane is a blue eyed blonde that comes with clothing to go skiing, paint, have tea, and go out and about. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
Mary Lee clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. My Trip Abroad, travel log for the S.S. Minnekahda, 1929
May Lee, a brunette with brown eyes, can be an aviator with gear or can dress up in a sailor dress among other outfits. She comes with a punch-out suitcase with her name.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages. 100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 7, Lucien Metivet Juven. Paris. 1907 A Treatis on the Frank Sidalls Soap and Its Methods of Using for Bathing, Shaving, Treatment of Skin Disease and The Frank Siddalls Way of washing ClothersFrank Siddalls Soap.Philadelphia.c1905
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930/32) was a French poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". small tears in cover spine, all text in French, has glassine cover 10 pp. paper wrap.   Begins with why Sidalls Soap has better effects on the skin, use in burns and scalds,as a disinfectant, for all housework and most importantly the Family Wash.  It begins with a disclaim "Each little direction in the Frank Siddalls Way of Washing Clothes is important or it would not be given. Folded 14" x 11" tipped in two-sided chart with woodcut illustration of a happy famly washing and explicit information on use of the soap with specific information on the reverse for different audiences including Ladies, Men and Physicians. The product could also be used for washing dogs and as a dentrifice.  Larger version of the chart illustration inside back cover. . staining and wear on cover
Little Goody TwoshoesMcLoughlin Bros..New York.1850  Ticket to Bankers' and Merchants Presentation Enterprise held at Irving Hall c1867, presented by Clark Webster & Co. NCY. ..
unnumbered. Printed yellow  paper cover illustrated in black and red, text with black and white illustrations throughout. The story of Margery Meanwell and her struggles. She and her brother are orphaned and Margery has only one shoe. She is taken in and given two shoes which she proudly displays and earns the nickname Little Goody Twoshoes. She works hard to teach herself then her friends how to read and write. 9 1/2" x 6". wear on cover, text block detached from cover A 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" thin paper ticket for a lottery  to be held sometime it 1868.  An elaborate swindle that took money from hopefuls for approximately 6 months. Each ticket was $1.   It was promoted as a $1.2 M give away ...  Some of the agents were arrested while Clark Webster was never found. Each ticket was numbered.  This ticke tis 1191793..
 Francois French Restaurant, 46 E. Colorado St., Pasadena with homespun charm c1950s. ..  Invitation - Luther Hill Camp No.64.  Sons of Veterans, USA in Camp at Luther Hill 1894. ..
A single-fold 7" x 6 1/4" menu designed with naive hand drawn images of the French countryside, with wine as a central theme.  Each vignette is captions in French.  The caption at top is "Gloire au vin". Menu printed in script.  Dinners were 60 or 85 cents.  Complete wine list.  French Dressing was available for sale at 40 cent a pint or 75 cents a quart. Back page blank.  . Light warping A center opening vertical card printed as a ribbon on a package on the covers.   When opened it depicts an image from a photograph  (perhaps Major D.W. Whittle) .  Includes pertinent event information and two day program.   Also includes a paper tepee that opens, however nothing was found inside the tepee.  Measures 14" x 4" when opened flat..
Mrs. Inchbald. Mr. Cooper, the Popular Tragedian: and Miss Cooper in the popular comedy Wives as they Were! and Maids as They Are!.   E.G. House.National Theatre, New York City.1838 Shakespeare. Mr. Cooper and Miss Cooper in Much Ado About Nothing.  E.G. House.National Theatre, New York City.1838
A 14 3/4" x  6 3/4" broadside or playbill promoting a comedy starring the Coopers with additional comedy by C. Dance called Naval Engagements. Monday Evening, September 10, 1838.  Also includes information on future events, pricing information on single appearance to seasonal tickets.   Edge wear and surface soiling. The National Theatre had a larger fire in 1839 and was demolished in 1841.. Minor edge wear and toning. A 12 1/4" x  6 " broadside or playbill promoting a comedy starring the Coopers concluding with a farce titled Advice Gratis! Wednesday Evening, September 12, 1838.  Also includes information on future events, pricing information on single appearance to seasonal tickets.   . The National Theatre had a larger fire in 1839 and was demolished in 1841.. Edge wear and surface soiling.
Compilers - International Sunshine Society.  Sunshine Year Book. Los Angeles Branch of the Sunshine Society.Los Angeles.1908 A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
An unpaginated 8" x 5" booklet. Copyright 1908. Lulu A. Crawford.  Cover depicts California Poppies with inset of sun rising over the mountains. The title page reads "Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.   "Twas not given for you alone--Pass it on. Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tear, 'Til in heaven and the deed appers--Pass it on.  The content is daily inspirations by an array of authors including Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Milton, Kingsley, Sarah f. Adams and many more. . Cynthia May Westover Alden, nee Cynthia May Westover (1862-1931) American social worker and journalist whose energies in the latter half of her life focused on securing the welfare of blind infants and children. She married John Alden, later editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, in 1896, and about that time she began sending Christmas cards to shut-ins. A group of fellow journalists then organized themselves as the Sunshine Society to carry on and enlarge the scope of the practice. Alden spread the word through her Recorder column and continued her involvement when she moved to the New York Tribune in 1897 and to the Ladies Home Journal in 1899. The International Sunshine Society, incorporated in 1900, was headed by Alden for the rest of her life. In 1902 the society established a sanatorium in Bensonhurst for blind children (in 1917 it became Harbor Hospital), and in 1905 a nursery and a kindergarten for blind children were established in Brooklyn. In 1910 the Sunshine Arthur Home for blind babies was established in Summit, New Jersey, and over a period of years the society’s efforts led to legislation providing care for blind infants and children in 18 states. Alden’s other books include Women’s Ways of Earning Money (1904) and The Baby Blind (1915). By the time of her death the International Sunshine Society had 500 local branches in 38 states as well as branches in 8 foreign nations. (excerpts from  Encyclopaedia Britannica) 192 pp, embossed cloth board covers. Miniature book. Stereotyper: Joseph A James  Written by a 'lady of Cincinnati', this item is a rendition of the bible simplified for a child audience. There are 27 beautifully detailed  black and white illustrations in the book. Inscribed on end paper front cover  and was given to a student by their teacher (Reward of Merit ?). There is a a lock of hair inserted in-between two pages (68 & 69). Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Covers are soiled and have a few stains. In particular there is one on the front cover. Covers are partially separated from the text block. Interior pages are toned and slightly soiled due to age. Missing last page (191-192)
Hand Crafted Wedding Shower Album for Louise Constructed Entirely of Wrap & Gifts Received . .Norwich VT.1943 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Ann Sheridan w 2 Dolls - Authorized Edition.. Whitman Publ. Co...1944
An ingenious remembrance constructed completely from the gift wrap and tags received at a Miscellaneous Shower at Pearl Roger's, Norwich, Vermont, November 17, 1943 penned on the front cover.  The entire album (with the exception of the inside cover boards) are created of wrapping paper from individual gifts presented at the shower; each with the gift card affixed to the page. The center pages include the names of the attendees and a summary of the evening.   The last page has an applied birthday greeting. Interfoliata: Two snap-shots of a young girl with a basket and a paper umbrella, the back captioned advising this is the show basket that contained these gifts. Also includes a silhouette of a boy named Bruce. Ribbon tie binding. Charming.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5'. . 1944 A collaboration with dolls by Lee Lunzer and clothes by Hedwig Jo Meixner.   Each page has a vignette of Sheridan wearing one of the costumes on the page. Stylized imagery structures as costumes hanging on display with whimsical border decoration. Caption on each page summarizes costumes on the page. 13" x 10 1/2".  Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10".  No of Costume Pages: 8 .
Junius Henri Browne The Great Metropolis, A Mirror of New York. American Publishing Company.Hartford.1869 My Smallest Doll's Room - Fishery Seaside German c1930. ..
700 pages, (plus fascinating ads of books) with twenty-six black and white illustrations. The title page states: "a complete history of metropolitan life and society, with sketches of prominent places, persons and things in the city, as they actually exist."  With over ninety chapters, almost every subject is covered, such as 'Fifth  Avenue', 'The Restaurants', 'Cornelius Vanderbilt', 'The Thieves', 'Children and Society', 'The Beggars', and 'Street Railways'. The illustrations either showcase locations in New York, or portraits such as 'Street Arabs' or 'Street Beggars'. The author, Junius Henri Brown, was a famous Civil War correspondent for the New York Tribune and New York Times. Brown linen covers over boards, measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Covers show moderate edge wear, with general soiling and staining due to age. The binding is cracked, and there is a tear in the linen cover on the front in the bottom left corner. The interior pages are moderately toned and soiled, with some water stains on the right edge of the page, these stains due not impact readability, or visually impact any of the illustrations. Overall, good condition. An uncut four fold paper doll set and it's original envelope. It is the Furnished Fishery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same. It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room.  Made in German.  In the uncut state measures 3 1/4" x 13 1/2".  The two fold scene has six "slits" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories.  Includes a boy and girls  transporting fish from the shore. 3 costumes plus accessories and twofold shore scene.   Most likely from the 1930s.  This is a scarce item.
My Smallest Doll's Room - Children's Play Room . ..c1930 The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Marriage State: An Allegory.   G. & C. Merriam Springfield 1832
An uncut four fold paper doll set and it's original envelope. It is the Furnished Fishery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same. It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room.  Made in German.  In the uncut state measures 3 1/4" x 13 1/2".  The two fold scene has six "slits" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories.  Includes a boy and girls  transporting with 3 costumes plus accessories and twofold scene of a play room with other children at play.   Most likely from the 1930s.  This is a scarce item. 52 pp. Brown applied printed cover, full text, no separated chapters. A Description of travel to Old Babylon and the philosophical journey taken. OCLC, July 2016-1 4 1/2" x 3" wear on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed
Business Card - Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, Window Shades a Specialty, Chicago, ILL c1900  Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891
A 2" x 3 5/8" business card for -Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, 587 Wentworth Avenue , part of Hawthorne's Laundry, Chicago ILL.  Window Shades a Specialty  Decorative devices accent "Lace Laundry" giving it a particularly feminine touch. Reverse is blank. . The Aldine Autograph Album with decorates spaces and lines for sentiment and name.  With maroon velvet covers this autograph album dates from 1885. It belonged to a young woman named Bertha who lived near Flushing, NY. The majority of the signers appear to have been classmates or family members. Along with their signatures, there are sometimes notes made by Bertha herself, either denoting the age of the individual, when they died or were married. There is also a list of students in the Class of 1892. The individuals who signed this album are mostly from Flushing or College Point, NY, but there are a few from various towns in Connecticut (Southington, Woodstock Valley and Hartford), Foxcroft, Maine, and even one from Oakland, California. Below are a few of the more interesting or humorous notes within the album: "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house."        - Proverb 21:9 from the bible, Written by 'Uncle William' "You ask me to write in your album, hardly know how to begin, For there is nothing original in me, except original sin." "Leave no tender word unsaid Love while love shall last– The mill cannot grind With the water that has past.”         - From a poem by Sarah Doudney, Written by Ada May Long And at the end of the album: "Way back here, way out of sight, I write my name just for shite." One last hidden gem in this album is a full page ink illustration depicting a ribbon among flowers. The piece is expertly rendered and even appears 3D. This item is an Aldine Autograph album, and among the pages are ten printed  'decorated spaces'. There are a total of four different illustrations: a bird carrying a flower (repeated 3 times), a lily floating in a pond (repeated 3 times), birds flying under a bridge (repeated twice), and a flower boarder (repeated twice). Measures 7" x 4 1/2" To view this album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZcWR8qqcChCkn46. Rubbing on covers, Interior pages are loose in the first folio, some detached. Text block is semi detached from boards.
10" Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap Snow Angel in Rose and Winterberry Wreath - Mica Enhanced The Charmed Circle of Good Dressers- Victorian Maze
10" Scrap Russian Girl Posing An 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"  Victorian parlor game intended to be given as a promotion by a clothier. A fashionable couple is the price at the center of the maze.  The text indicates that it looks harder than it actually is "to enter the circle of good dressers forever after. " Directions suggest a pencil tracing to mark the route. Light wear and water stains on margins..
W.E. SnyderThe Leathercraftsman; A textbook on LeatherworksGraton & Knight Co.Worcestor1936 Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
176 pp. faux leather wrapper. A treatise on leatherworking by W. E. Snyder who was the director at Graton & Knight Leathercraft Studios in Massachusetts.  In sixteen (16) chapters, complete with B&W photographs, diagrams and line drawings showing patterns and examples of leather work at various stages of completion. As well as an index, and a list of additional references. Covers are leather with gilt-blocked lettering for the title. Interior pages are slightly toned. There is a very small book plate on the interior cover, as well as a owner's stamp on the copyright page. Measures 9" x 6". The Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet took place on March 13, 1915. The program lists directors and divisions of the club, the presentation of the Henry C. Peterson Perpetual Challenge Trophy, the menu, Toasts, and Songs. The Menu includes Oysters, Soup, Salad, Hors D'oeuvres, fish, entrees, vegetables, roast, and dessert with drinks to coordinate. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner menu, Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, 1926.. 9 Brochures - Young Ladies' Literary and Missionary Association PapersNew London Literary and Scientific Institute.N.H..1861-1865
Printed folded  menu and list of members and officers for the Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, Vallejo, California-organized May 1, 1900. The twenty-fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner includes general mess of celery, olives, sweet pickles, radishes, and combination salad; roast of suckling pig a la Roman with spiced dressing and apple sauce; entrees of enchiladas and Virginia pindar cured ham; vegetables of pomme nouvelles gastronome and petits spinach au Beurre; desserts are biscuits Glace a la Californienne, homemade apple and mince pies, ice cream, assorted cakes, and cafe noir; and Club House Old Pipes Dansant "Atopsides". A listing of Honorary Life Members, Past Comodores, Officers, Directors, and Original and Charter Members are included as well as picture of Club House on back cover. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining, separation at base of fold All papers are printed single fold  with decorative text and borders, three have small illustrations on cover. A collection of papers for the Young Ladies' Literary and Missionary Association, New-London, NH. 6 are Public Exercises and an Annual Public Meeting of the United Friends. They describe the order of exercises and participants. 3 are Anniversary exercises which show a schedule for examinations, meetings, graduating, rhetorical, and anniversary exercises, and ends with the parting song. Dates range from March 1861 through March 1865. 7 1/2-9" x 5-6". some creases and folds, slight staining, one has pencil notes written by previous owner
 The Young Ladies’ Journal, Gratis Supplement, Christmas, 1892. Acrostic Charade, and Character Analysis.. ..1892 Festive Motives by Emmy Zweybruck - A Collection of ten original designs by outstanding American artists reproduced by the Silk Screen Process. American Crayon Company.New York.1945
A 4 pp. supplement devoted to Acrostic Charade and Character Analysis. The cover illustration is an enactment of Acrostic Charades. According the author “The principle of Acrostic Charade is, that a word is arranged upon by the performers—as short a word as possible—which they will act by playing a scene either in dumb show or with words, from a well-known subject, in which the first letter of their word is the first letter of the name of the principal, or one of the principal characters in the scene; and so on….”Character Analysis is described as “follows “a game founded upon the true principle that the same thoughts, choices and acts may be the result of quite different motives, and it is to ascertain the motives by an appeal to chance that the game is designed. It is a game of thirty questions, to each of which there are six distinct replies. (with the exception of the first- your name and place of birth) The answers are mounted on individual cards and numbered on reverse. The person being asked the questions is to select one of each number of the face down cards. At the end of the game the person answering the questions has a newly defined character. Victorian parlor games. The final page of the supplement is advertising promoting various unrelated products. 9” x 13 ¼”. . wear on edges, chips, letter fold A Prang Studio Publication.  A paper folio that includes a single-fold  narrative by Emmy Zweybruck discussing the design problems of creating silk screen images of to present the works in the best light.  An additional sheet outlines the progressive steps of a silk screen print. Includes materials by Leonard Weisgard, Mary Frances Burns,  Charlotte Bowman, Gisella Loeffler and others.  Each 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" page  includes the silk screened image with printed signature and an idenfitying caption at base. . Minor toning and soiling due to age. A small address label stating the original owner's name and address has been placed on the back of each print.
Complete - The Boston Post Witch (Fortune Teller) with Holiday Compliments of the Boston Post. ..n.d. c1890s Home Kindness; A Picture Gift Book for the Children. McLoughlin Bros..New York.c1870
A 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" envelope with  an image of a witch.  When opened, one finds a thin tissue paper printed 'Witch" with a likeness to the one on the envelope and a single-fold sheet promoting the paper and advising how to use the use the "Witch".  One is instructed to place with witch on a slightly moist left palm. The witch's reaction to your palm will divulge your personality traits e.g. If the head and feet rise at the same time you are CHANGEABLE; no sign of movement you are COLD, INDIFFERENT.. Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. 6 full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother.  McLoughlin advertising back cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".. Cover wear with edge chips and light staining.
Warne's Large Picture Toy Books: Old Mother Hubbard. Frederick Warne and Co.London.c1870 Uncle Frank's Series: Grandma's Tales. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
18 pp (including wrappers), blue covers with printed blue and red illustration of a dog holding a bouquet.  Tells the classic story of 'Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog". The book is printed on paper pasted over linen. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" . The bottom left corner of the front cover has started to detach from the linen. 12 pp (including wrappers) The front cover depicts a main with a young boy and girl on his lap reading a book. Tells several short stories and nursery rhymes, in verse. Each story also has a corresponding illustration. These illustrations are hand colored. A part of the Uncle Frank's Series. Measures 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" . Sewing repair to binding, covers semidetached.  Moderate edge wear, and minor toning due to age.
Promotional  Brochure Evolution of Mount Holyoke - Prospect House & The Oxbow. ..1890s  Valentine to Alfred W Parker, Engineer on the Boston Subway. .Boston.February 14th 1897
A fold-out brochure promoting Mount Holyoke, The Prospect House and The Oxbow.   The front cover depicts an image of The Oxbow as seen from Mount Holyoke, the back as seen in 1840. There are similar comparisons throughout.   Comprehensive narrative and views of both hotels plus pricing information on board and refreshments, railroad excursions and more.  Finally, includes an array of imagery depicting illustrations of the railway starting in 1854 and the before and now of the Prospect House.  Measures 13 1/2" x 12". . A short poem written on Valentine's Day in 1897. The poem is meant to to be read at the cadence of the Song of Hiawatha written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Pale face known as Alfred Parker, Dweller with Lane called Worcester (Lane it was, but now a river)" Concluding "For the Sub-Way he hath builded Underneath the Lane called Worcester" Alfred W Parker (1845? -1917) was a inspector of structural steelwork who worked on the Boston Subway system. He also helped to design a power rod bending machine. Measures 8 3/4" x 7 1/2". . Minor soiling.
McMonagle & Rogers, Select Cooking Recipes. C. A. Coffin & Rogers.New York.1880 Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870
A 32 pp booklet. wraps.  Middletown, NY. Artistic printing - covers with numerous decorative devices.  McMonagle and Rogers produced premium fruit flavors and was founded in 1868  Recipes for cakes, creams, puddings and sauces and interestingly enough includes a veal loaf and lobster salad recipe.   Presented by H. D. Sackett, Suffield, Conn.  Measures 5" x 3 1/4". . A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp.  Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse.  Ornately decorated.  With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City. Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority. . Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
3 Cookbooks - Streamline Your Figure --The New Mid-century Hourglass. .. Lily's Picture Book. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1890
A group of three (3) cook books emphasizing the importance of a proper weight and improved appearance mid-century style.  The first a 1939 booklet by Golden Crest (Borden's)  products encouraging the Foundation Diet that includes a pint to a quart of milk each day plus vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, bread and cereal, fat, sea food and iodized salt, vitamin D and 6-8 glasses of water daily.  Also includes 'calory' tables, suggested daily menu, weight tables Borden's product information. Measures 7" x 5'.  The second appears to be from the 1940s and promotes a Waring blender Hi-Protein, Hi-Vitamin reducing Diet with meal plans for 300 calorie breakfasts, 350 calorie Lunches and 550 calorie dinners. This section concludes with "at the end of 8 weeks you take on a new vitality with overweight gone.   This is followed by promotional information and Basic Recipes.  Measures 9" x 4'.   The final is a 1960 booklet titled Silhouette Recipes with Knox Gel-Cookery.  The tag line is "Eating for Fun while keeping the Waistline Trim".  A booklet of recipes made with gelatin with serving size calorie counts from 33 to 160 max. The back cover promotes the New Know Eat-and-Reduce Plan helps you retrain your appetite, get slim  to stay slim.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4". . This book includes four poems and their corresponding full=page, color chromolithographs. The poems are: Sister Nell, Dollie, Golden Hair, and Dog Shaggie. The images themselves are richly colored. The front cover is green with gilded accents. The main images is of a trellis with climbing ivy. There are four smaller images depicted within circles. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". Missing the top left corner of the front cover. Minor stains to the corners near the bindings on both the front and back covers. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age.  Interior cover page has an inscription from a previous owner (Carrie K Knox, North Sterling Connecticut).
Recipes for the Bride Fort Worth Frontier Centennial , 1936 Amusement Attractions covering 162 Acres, Billy Rose, Director General
A handmade recipe book for a bride that also doubles as a guest book for the wedding. The cover features several cut out and pasted on pictures, and it is bound with a ribbon that forms a bow on the front. Each recipe is given a title to follow the wedding theme, such as "Wedding Jam" and "Lover's Delight", and they guest would fill in a recipe. There is come edge wear, as well as general toning due to age. One of the pages of the recipe book was never bound in with the rest, and is loose. The bow is slightly soiled, and has a few intact tears in it. Otherwise fine. Measures 8" x 7 1/2". A two-fold pamphlet profusely illustrated vibrant brochure providing an overview of the events accompanying the Forth Worth Frontier Centennial event. Emphasis on an array of scantily clad or nude women.  Western motif.  Includes a coupon for room reservations; rates run from $1.50 to $5.00 per person.  Stage coaches, Casa Manana and Jumbo. Measures 8 3/4" x 11". .
W. S. Haven & Co. Priners, Stationers, Binders, & Blank Book Manufacturers, Pittsburgh. c1865 - with Presidential Votes. .. Good Neighbor Paper Dolls. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1946
A 2 3/8" x 4" business or trade card for a printer printed in red and black. It promotes the printer and provides the Electoral Vote counts by state for the Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan.  The reverse depicts the popular vote. . A 13" x 11" paper doll book with six (6) paper dolls on the front and back covers; all Hispanic in appearance.  The six (6) costume pages feature costumes form Venezuela, Dutch Guiana, Paraguay, Argentina (Gaucho), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Chile and Bolivia. Costumes are both traditional and ceremonial.   . Small area of missing surface litho on front cover (removal of old price tag?)
Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806  "The Hollywood Hat" Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart.  Reading PA. Fall-Winter 1894-5. ..
Two whimsical letters from a mother to one of her two daughters, Elizabeth Simon (nicknamed Betty). The first letter mentions a visit to their cousin Ruth, who has two cats on her roof. The missive continues on asking her how here hay fever is doing and if she has had anytime to play with the kitten next door. Lastly it mentions the mother has been so busy that morning that even though it is 11 AM, she still hasn't had time to fix her hair.The letter is embellished with four pen and ink drawing- two cats on a roof of house, little girl playing with cats, four children riding on a horse, and two children playing in the water. The second letter is longer than the first. It starts with the mother telling Betty that she has been feeling better lately, though her hip is hurting her pretty badly so she will most likely stop riding soon. It discusses a visit from their Aunt and a picnic lunch she had a Lake Waldon. There she watched several children on a water slide. She then inquires after what Betty has been doing in her spare time and if she has any stories to share, such as a stubbed toe perhaps or a bee landed on her nose? It ends with the hope that Betty will borrow her sister's, Barbara's, water wings to help her float.  In-text drawings of  a water slide, a child landing in the water, and presumably Betty with a bee on her nose. Measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" (folded card) . The envelope is toned due to age and the letters themselves some minor soiling, otherwise fine. A 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" cabinet card size advertising trade card promoting the Hollywood hat with a photograph of a model wearing the hat and narrative describing the hat including pricing information on the front.  The reverse promotes Mourning Millinery for the firm. .
 Advertising Cover promoting Edwin S. Stuart, Leary's Old Book Store - The Largest Old Book Store in America. .Philadelphia.1886 The Blood Washing Method:a restorative and creative revelation for ideal perfection. Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co..New YOrk.1923
A 3 1/2" x 6" advertising cover (envelope) promoting Edwin S. Stuart with an illustration depicting the interior of the store.   The printed reverse lists the various departments including school books, theological books, medical, music and  scientific.  Also discusses the proprietors willingness to purchase libraries and an invitation to the public.  Leary's Old Book Store, No. 9 South Ninth Street.. Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine.
Wooden Invitation - Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies. Spurr's Veneer.Horticultural Hall.1885 This is the House the Jack Built. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .c1879
A 2 1/8" x 5 1/8" invitation printed on wood veneer.  It is for the Annual Meetings of the Mass. Horticultural & Agricultural Societies, It was held on September 22, 23, and 24, 1885. Horticultural Hall, Boston. The logo at left is for the American Forestry Congress, 1882. Reverse is blank. Light wear.. This book beautifully illustrates the classic and popular British nursery rhyme and cumulative tale, "The House that Jack Built." This is apart of the Cinderella Series, printed by the McLoughlin Brothers. The cover is printed on yellow wrappers, and the front cover depicts a boy standing at the gate of a house. The back cover has printed advertisements for other series offered by the publishers. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". Small piece of missing surface litho on front cover. Binding has minor cracks along front cover. Minor toning/soiling due to age. There is a signature and date from a previous owner on an interior page (Charles T Bishop., 1879)
 A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867 Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings Mary Ann Takes Part in Confederate Balls Given In Natchez Each Spring .  1940s
Upon his return from a Voyage round the World, at the Fifty Avenue Hotel, New York City, on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 1867.  Low was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader and philanthropist who gained most of his fortune from the China trade, importing teas, porcelains and silk, and building and operating a fleet of clipper ships.  He was President of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1846.  Heavy stock ticket measureing 2 3/4" x 4 3/8" . A 4  page  book with paper covers. A Cut Out Doll and Dresses.  The   7 1/4" paper doll is on the cover and designed to be cut-out.  Each page is a ball gown.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". desgined by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings penned at base.   Accompanied by letter from the Tom L. Ketchings Co. advising the customer that the doll was created by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings, wife of the boss. Letter dated 1948.  Scarce.
 In search of a job - Letters of Recommendation & Certificates for Josephine Smith, West Gardner ME 1864.  . .. “The Wreath of Wild Flowers”. Editresses Miss Laura Scott, Miss Laura Stillman, Miss August Hyde and Miss Jennie Reandall.  Students at Cortland Academy, Cortland NY c 1870s. ..
A letter of reference, a certificate and her high school report card were the tools used by Miss Josephine Smith in 1864 to attempt to secure a job as a school teacher.   Apparently they worked as this grouping also includes two letters from the Superintendent of  Schools attesting she is qualified to teach for the 1866 and 1867 terms. . 30 pp. manuscript verses edited by four young ladies, perhaps a senior project.   They appear to have been written by others.   Titles include  Where is Solitude,  The Schoolgirls Lamentation, Thoughts on Leaving School, Soliloquy of a Young Housekeeper,  Glory and Shame of American,  The Erring One and more.  Measures 8” x 10”.   . some toning
 VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928 Raphael Thomson, Lith. . La Fille De madam Angot, Quadrille by Charles Coote. .  Boosey & Co. .London.c1870
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2". 11 pp sheet music with illustrated cover depicting revelers at the Carnival. Music within. The back cover lists new dance music available through Boosey & Co.. Measures 14" x 10 1/4. . Minor edge wear and toning. Cabinet card covers are detached.
Special Circular of the Star Lyceum Bureau Announcing Corporal Tanner's Popular Lecture.. Star Lyceum Bureau.New York City.1888 Burr Wendell. Thoughts of a Young Boy, Four Essays - Summer, Honest, Perseverance and Work. ..c1860s
A 12" x 9 1/2" single-fold circular announcing Corporal Tanner's Popular Lectures.  Begins with illustration of Tanner.  Subjects for the lecture series include I. Soldier Life- Grave and Gay, II. Standards and Standard Bearers, III American Citizenship and IV Don't Make a Fool of Yourself.  A brief  overview of the speaker and his characteristics followed by 2 1/2 pages of testimonials and a endorsement by the Star Lyceum Bureau manager, Alonzo Foster. Letterfolds.. Minor toning and soiling due to age. A young boy during the civil war writes his thoughts on "Summer", "Honest", "Perseverance" and "Work". "Summer" is a simple recounting of what the season of summer is like, from children at play to the slow ripening of apples on the trees. In "Honest" the boy comes to the conclusion that if one starts to lie about the 'little stuff', that leads to lying about the 'big stuff'. "Perseverance" emphasis the importance of never giving up. Perhaps the most interesting of the four pieces, is the boy's thoughts on "Work". He starts off the missive by emphasis the value of hard work, but then continues on to describe the types of work the men around him are doing. Such as an unnamed fort that they are building to protect them from the rebels and their "bullets and cannon balls". Along with others making, rifles, pistols, cannons, drums and shoes. He continues on to mention that some of the men have fought in previous Civil War battles, including Battle of Roanoke Island, Battle of Fort Donelson, and Battle of Fort Sumter (the note actually mentions Fort Johnson which was involved in that battle). The front of each letter is named "Burr Wendell" # 1, 2, 3, or 4.. All but #4 (Honest) have little drawings on the front. Largest Measures:12 3/4" x 8".. The letters have some stains on them, due to the writer trying to correct some spelling and grammar mistakes.
Tested Cooking Recipes and Household Hints by Cleveland News Housewives. ..c1910  The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,. The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
A 32 pp what appears to be a newspaper supplement printed on newsprint.  The front cover depicts a woman in a kitchen preparing a recipe.  Illustration marked D. C. Rudolph.  The forward is titled Recipes by Famouse Clevland Cooks, Published by The Cleveland News for Distribution Among Its Readers.  The Foreword by the Women's Editor of the Cleveland News reveals this Cook Book is not the work of one cooking expert, but of many -- the expert home cooks who read The Cleveland News.  The recipes have been tried by those who originally prepared them.  Many of the contributions are in the first person, just as they were written by the women who sent them to the Household Department of the News.   Content is dense with a wide array of recipes covering many types of food from frosting to rabbits. Advertising on covers, otherwise dense recipes.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".  No OCLC.  . Edge chips on front cover. Age toning on newsprint. A 17 1/2" x 14 1/2" facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, about one-third in size; also a copy of Charles Carroll's manuscript additions in 1826, etc.   Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., Distributors of Patriotic Literature.   The Society is desirous that every citizen, especially young person and boys and girls, should study thoroughly or commit to memory the Declaration of Independence.  A fee of 10 cents is proposed.   Found in original envelope.  NO OCLC or other internet reference to the Society. 3/2017. .
Uncle Tom and Eva Promote Uncle Tom's Cabin Smoking Tobacco. Donaldson Brothers.Five Points NY.  Amended 1867 The (old) Farmer's Almanack to include Ledger Pages and Records of Payment to Household Staff, A. D. Webber, Esq.  Wellesley, MA. Brewer & Tileston.Boston.1867
A 5" x 3 1/4" advertising trade card promoting Uncle Tom's Cabin Smokin Tobacco, manufactured by Wellman & Dwire, Quincy, Ill. Depicts characters from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Eva is holding a plug of tobacco while seated on Uncle Tom's shoulder.  It is cpationed "O Uncle Tom! T'was Eva spoke, Why do you alwys this kind smoke? "O Missy, I hab understood Dat you must Lub Whebber's Good.  And sartain sure Ob all de rest, Dis yer tobacco am de best'. Reverse promotes Hasbrouck & Mix, in Syracuse and other Wellman & Dwire Tobacco Company products. . Light toning on reverse. A 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" almanack that has been amended with the addition of marbled paper cover and the insertion of a blank lined papers before each month. Given the entries, this book was being used to record payments to household staff. Completed monthly including the name of the individual and the amount. One entry of note "Settled with James by paying him $55.00 and he left -- A well meaning man but stuipd and no driver".    Also includes additional pages of expenses from 1866..
 The Book of the Nations, containing the descriptions of the Costumes and Customs of Foreign Countries. Clark, Austin, and Smith.New York.1855 Momberger, William Visit to the Menagerie, Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series.. McLoughlin..
191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding. Miniature book. A charming book that details the costumes and manors of different culture and time periods. While the book is not a scientific text book by any means, it attempts to be as thoroughly detailed as possible in its descriptions. The book is divided up into forty-five (45) categories, such as Russians and Spaniards. In some places it is divided up further into sub categories such as Persian Gentleman, and Persian Lady, or English Labourer (sp) of the Fifteenth Century and English Lady of the Fifteenth Century. Each section also comes with a picture of the people it's describing. With the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-six (46) wood cut engravings, black and white illustrations. There is one printer's mistake between the table of contents and the chapter titles. In the Contents, "English Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century", on pages 164 and 168 is repeated, while the actual chapter on page 168 is "English Lady  of the Eighteenth Century." Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4". Covers show minor wear, particularly edge wear, due to rubbing. There is  stain on the back cover. An inscription by a previous owner is on the front interior cover. Interior pages show minor foxing and soiling due to age. 6] leaves, [6] leaves of plates.  18 chromolithograph illustrations. Cover illustration of running lion.  Rhyming story is titled Visit to the Zoological Gardens.  The first illustration depicts children on sedan chair riding an elephant. Numerous animals depicted. Measures 10 3/4" x 9".  Back cover promotes New Picture Books for Little Children. 71 & 73 Duane St., NY. . Light to moderate cover wear.
E. Mack A.B.C. No. 2 Bella Waltz  Sheet Music. Lee & Walker.Philadelphia.1865 Souvenir -19th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Woman, The Ladies Literary Club, Dean Printing and Publishing Grand Rapids Michigan1894Dean Printing and Publishing Co...
5 pp including covers. Cover illustration depicts engraving of by Lauderbach, of a young child learning from and ABC book.  It is the No. 2 song from Recreations for Young Pianists. Twenty-six Progressive Pieces.  The individual selections adorn the border of the illustration.  Caption at base reads Respectfully dedicated to Miss Bella Lee by E. Mack.  Measures 13" x 10 1/4".  Light toning/foxing on margins. . A 48 pp souvenir booklet including portraits of A. A. W. presidents, the presidents of the Ladies' Literary Club, greeting by Julia Ward Howe, Officers A. A. W., topics for discussion, executive commitees, invitations, information for visitors, synopsis of the workings of the A. A. W., Brief Sketch of the Presidents of the A. A. W., Poem - "Two Talents," by Frances Lester Rowland, Ketch of the Ladies' Literary Club of Grand Rapids, Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lucinda Hinsdill Stone, St. Cecelia Society and Benevolent Institutions.  Augmented with extensive advertising directed at the enlightened woman. . slight staining on cover
Menu for Dejeuner (Lunch)on the Paquebot Senegal (Boat Senegal), 1901.. Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
Paper menu with decorative image and border written entirely in French, Asian influence featuring 3 women with instruments in front of a screen with a ship in the background. The preprinted menu lists 1st class and has the categories hors-d'oeuvre, plats de cuisine, dessert, and cafe, handwritten menu items are listed. The date is March 5, 1901. 9 1/4" x 6". A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s..
 Friendship Album of Marie Campbell, Sentiments and Drawings; coded phrases, hidden letters, etc.. ..1907-1912 Circus Series: Menagerie and Arab Show. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1890
A friendship album of Marie Campbell consisting of mostly originally poems, a few illustrations, and coded phrases, the majority of which are signed and dated. The album starts in 1907 when Marie departed St. Francis Xavier School and the first half of the album are full of notes from her classmates. The rest of the album's notes occur over the next few years with the last one in 1912. The majority of the poems deal with the themes friendship, love, and well wishes. Some of the more unique or humorous verses are noted below: "When you are old and drinking tea, put down your cup and think of me." "To Dirty Mary, While you live, Why live in clovers, 'Cause when you're dead, You're dead all over." "May your joys be as great as the ocean, and your sorrow as light as its foam." "A little mouse ran up the stairs To see if Marie said her prayers And if she did not say them right The little mouse was sure to bite." "Lines to Marie. __  ___ ____ ___ __ ___ __ _______ __ From your brother Jack!" There are two coded phrases in the album. The first uses anamorphic writing, it says "Marie Campbell, Helena Sheehan, 1907". Presumably, the name of the owner of the album (as all of the other notes are address to a Marie) and the name of the person who left the note. The second coded message is in the 'Continental Code' otherwise known as Morse Code. The poems starts: " A dainty face, A slender form..." There are a total of five illustrations, either in pencil or pen. The skill level does vary between them, and most are portraits of women. However one, done in 1912 is of an airplane. The album has leather covers, with the gilded text 'Autographs'. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/1UXDAMM17RzhLbZ37. The covers are damaged. Both sides show heavily edge wear and the front cover has an 1 1/2" tear down the middle. The back strip is missing. Binding is mostly intact, but the first folio is loose and a few pages have detached. 16 pp (including wrappers) The book is full of beautifully colored, and detailed chromolithographs depicting various circus animals and acts. There are seven full page illustrations, and one double page illustrations entitled, "Grand Entry of the Caravan of Moors and Arabs". All pages with text also included several smaller illustrations. Other illustration titles include "The Algerian Dancing Girls", "The Camel Race" and "Algerian Dance and Sword Combat". This is a wonderful example of a late 19th century picture book. While full of exciting imagery of exotic animals and performing acts, it also allowed children to see people and customs much different from what their own (albeit in a circus setting and in rather stereotypical terms). The number 78 is printed on the bottom left corner of the front cover. Measures 10" x 7". Minor edge wear (mainly due to rubbing), along with minor toning & soiling due to age.
Paul Pryor "E.T. Taggard" Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series: Putnam. McLoughin Brothers.New York.1873 S.J. Stone, M.A. The First Problem: The Soliloquy of A Rationalistic Chicken.  1873
24 pp (including wrappers) The title page states The Life of General Putnam'. "The book tells the embellished story of the life of General Israel Putnam, starting as a young boy who slaughters a wolf, and his time in service during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. There are six full page colored illustrations, rich in detail and color. The author is Paul Pryor, who is under the pseudonym of American writer E.T. Taggard. A part of Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Cover is mostly fully detached. The binding is loose by intact, and one page is fully detached. Edge wear. Soiling and toning to interior pages. The last few pages have foxing. Single-fold circular.  Quote on title page reads "Most suitable for wide circulation wherever ir-rationalism is prevalent.  One of our Bishops says it si 'both wise and witty'".--Our Own Fireside.  Reprinted from thirty-fifth thousand of English Edition.  Inside illustration of hatching chicks and the words to The First Problem: The back page promotes other Dutton publications including Some Elements of Religion, Vaughn on the Liturgy, Rock of Ages and more. Note publishedby E. P. Dutton & Co., Church Publisher. Measures8 1/4" x 6 1/4".  Letterfolds.
Post Office Department Announcement Awarding Winning Bidder for Route No. 1044 from Durhamville to Oneida Lake NY 1849. ..  Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
A single-fold 10" x 8" notification from the Post Office Department to P. Foland, Oneida Depot, NY. It advises his bid of $45 upon Route NO. 1044 from Gurhamville to Oneida Lake has been accepted by the Postmaster General.  Services to commence on the first of July next.  Signed S.R. Hobbie, 1st Assistant Postmaster General.  Inside pages blank. Folded stampless cover.. Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2.
 Die-cut Calendar for 1901 titled "From Jap Land". Misch & Co.London .  The Bedouin, published for the Traveling Showman by C. W. Parker, Leavenworth, Kansas, April 1917.  Vol. 1, No. 2.. ..
No. 1117. A 13 1/4" x 5 3/4" calendar with an illustration of a young Japanese woman in traditional attire at center.  The calendar months of the year are about the border in Japanese lanterns.  Captioned at base "Fair hopes be yours".. Generalized Light wear. A trade publication focusing on circuses and carnivals.  This issue includes Colonel Parker Beats Eastern Embargo –“Efficiency” the Keynote of Parkers Enterprise, the Great Gebhard Astronomical Clock, tidbits and verses and the 1917 Model C. W. Parker Organ.  Includes images from photographs of carousels , C. W. Parker’s Monkey Speedway, carousel horses and more.  Measures 11 ½” x 8 ¾”.  4” separation at base of fold; otherwise fine.  .
Miniature Cutwork - Eternal Love Floral Ring with Heart at Center. .. Maude Adams in L'Aiglon; A Pictorial Souvenir published with the authorization of Mr. Charles Frohman with Cabinet Card of Adams. Russell.New York.1900
A 1 1/2" x 2"  cutwork cut from a single piece of paper.  Cut in the shape of an eternal love ring of vining flowers with a heart hanging in the center.  Note the detail creating the effect of a looped string holding the hear in place.. Unnumbered. Paper wraps. Pictorial souvenir of Maude Adams in L'Aiglon.  Cover illustration by Ernest Haskell. Accompanied by a cabinet card of Adams as L'Aiglon. 12" x 9 1/4" 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cabinet card). Edge wear on cover.
Menu for Dinner Honoring Academic Painters Edouard Detaille De Neuville  and T. G. Vibert at the Cercle De La Presse, March 7, 1882 Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black ..
A 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" menu card for a dinner honoring the two academic artists.  De Neuville was considered the "semi-official" artist of the French Army.  Fine illustrations of the two honorees.    Fare includes Potage, hors-d'oeuves, Releve, Entrees, Rot, Salade, Legumes, Entremets, Dessert, Vins, Cafe et Liquers.   Printed by Motteroz.   Reverse is blank.. A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. .
 Third Annual Announcement and Catalogue of the New York Free Medical College for Women Session for 1873-74.. Poole & Maclauchlan, Printers and Bookbinders.New York.1873  Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902
14 pp. wraps. The college was established for the purpose of affording women the best opportunities for acquiring medical education. All instruction is FREE, so that the many excellent women of limited means may qualify themselves for a career of greater usefulness, Public hospitals open to students of the college: Bellevue, Blackwell's Island, New York Eye Infirmary, Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, and Demilt Dispensary. There were six (6) graduates from 1873. 6" x 9". light wear A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
 Preserving Food - 7 Cook Booklets demonstrate improvement in 'Putting Up" or  Home Canning and Preserving. ..1910-1930s  Benefit of the Manufactures' and Village Library!  Miss Helen F. Brigham, Of Boston Presents "Deestrict Skewl" . .Great Falls, NH.1890
A collection of 7 booklets and a leaflet relating to innovations in preserving of food for the American housewife.   The booklets include Canning Preserving & Jelly Making Made Easy by Using a "Wear-Ever Aluminum Canner and a "Wear-Ever" Preserving Kettle with a 'so easy a child can do it' on the cover.   Good Luck in Preserving promoting Good Luck Fruit Jar Rings.   Peaches and Cream the Whole Year promoting The Atlantic Col-Pac Canner  "gives better results with less labor and less expense: round by Atlantic Stamping Company.  How to Can Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Ball Fruit Jars by Ball Brothers Company.  A chart or leaflet promoting Ball Perfect Seal Rubbers.  Recipes for making better James Jellies & Marmalades with Certo (1928).   Cold Pack Canning with images from photographs and instructions on canning all sorts of vegetables, meats, etc presented by Good Luck - The Original Cold Pack Rubbers.  Better Home Canning with Presto Canning Supplies, presented as a booklet that opens to  Canning Time Tables on one side and narrative on the reverse. All include information on the process, why their products are superior and how they are safer and save time.  Only two reference pressure cooking.    Imagery of the women canning is consistently meticulous, well-coifed women with starched aprons canning without fuss.   The largest measures 8" x 5". . An 11 1/2" x 6" playbill announcing a performance of "Deestrict Skewl" lead by Miss Helen F. Brigham to benefit the Manufacturers' and Village Library in Somersworth, NH.  A popular play of the day created by Brigham who produced the 'skewl' consisting of twenty scholars who must "prove themselves"  Cast of pupils usually comprised of known locals and include such Q & As as "What are the races of men? - A Civilized, half-civilized and savage ... Letter folds and light wear. . Helen F. Brigham b. 27 Dec, 1844; attended the famous Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, where fitted for Mt. Holyoke Sem., which she attended in 1865; taught school chiefly in Boston, and retired after 35 years; res. in Cambridge, Mass., with a summer home  at Brant Rock, Mass. Has been a loyal supporter of the B. F. A., and the History of the Brigham Family,
Dr. John Gregory A Father's Legacy to His Daughters. C Wells.New York.c1840 A group of 11 fine chromolithograph Motto Cards each with a cross as the central theme. ..c1880
189pp. 2 illustrations. . Leather with gilt floral design on covers and spine. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Miniature book. John Gregory was an eighteenth-century Scottish physician, medical writer and moralist. When his wife died in 1761, he wrote "A Father's Legacy to His Daughters". It was meant as a way to honor his wife's memory and record her thoughts on female education so that their three daughters would still feel the influence of their mother in the lives. While it was originally never intended to be viewed by anyone outside the family, after Gregory's death, his son James published it in 1774. The text advises parents and women on religion, moral conduct, friendship and interactions with men, with a focus on marriage. Indeed nearly three-fourths of the book are on marriage. The last section is entitled "The Study of History Recommended to Ladies" and it is an excerpt from an essay written by David Hume original entitled "Of the Study of History". The book was widely considered a success, even though it also had it staunch critic. In the book, Gregory suggested a woman should "refrain from exposing any learning that they might have, as this would damage their ability to attract a husband." Mary Wollstonecraft, an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights would later attack these principles in her own book, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" published in 1792. She argued that Gregory's advice amounted to nothing more than deceit on the part of women and that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. . General wear. Free end papers lacking. There is a signature of a previous owner on an interior page. Pages are slightly soiled due to agePage 183-4 is was printed off margin, so part of the text is cut off. Eleven (11) 4 1/4" x 2"  chromolithograph motto card sprinted on heavy stock.  The central theme of each card is a cross adorned with various ribbons and flora.  Each with a religious in nature motto.  Reverse of cards is blank. .
Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870 Mattie Pounds Work and Workers in the Mission Fields of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. Christian Woman's Board of Missions..1902
16pp. (including covers) The front cover depicts a courtier greeting a family at the door. Additionally, the front covers states the publisher as "Rogtledge & Sons" and the back cover has it as 'Routledge'. The latter is the correct spelling. The OCLC only has one copy with this misspelling. There are eight full color illustrations. The story is told in verse. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" . Covers are detached. Missing surface litho on front covers. The back cover is missing a section near the spine. Tape repair on inside covers. 36 pp (including covers printed on crinkled paper). The front cover has a stamped red board design of Fleur-de-lys with a gild title. This is the 3rd Edition of this book, and was prepared by Mattie Pounds the National Superintendent of the Young People's Work. Each page of this book has numerous black and white photographs "showing pictures of some of the missionaries, mission buildings, natives, idols, customs, etc." What is particularly poignant about some of these photographs are the images of the 'natives' at work or in orphanages, or their 'heathen' idols. At the time of publication there were missionaries in six countries: the United States (located in multiple states but mainly the south directed towards African Americans), India, Mexico, Jamaica, China, and Puerto Rico (then called Porto Rico).   Measures 10 3/4" x 7 3/4". To view additional images: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nv46XAxLIdVc9Cvk2. The binding staples have caused slight rusts stains at the center of the middle interior page. Minimal toning due to age. The publishing date of this book is inferred using the members of the board, and the missionaries listed in each location.
Printed Silk Bookmark - Mother Stewart. .. 5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly
A 7 1/4" x  2" printed silk fringed bookmark with an image of "Mother Stewart) 1816-1900.   Reverse is blank.. Eliza D. Stewart. An important temperance advocate during the latter half of the ninteenth century.  She began her career in public service during the American Civil War, upon the war's conclusion, Stewart became an active member in the temperance movement.  During 1873 and 1874 she participated in a temperance crusade (Women's Crusade - a culmination across the United States of many years of women taking direct action against the saloon and the liquor traffic. Women in the United States then enjoyed no direct political power, and direct action--prayer vigils, petition campaigns, demonstrations, hymn-singing--were among the few means at their disposal for seeking change.) Five (5) different 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of snow angels.
Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine 999th Artillery Association Minstrels - Jollification at Crawford House, May 27th, 1898..
A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . . A single-fold 12" x 9" menu and programme  for an annual meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association. Stereotypical racist imagery of a banjo player and dancer on the front cover.  The blatant racism persists on the Programme  and Menu page within.  Each menu course is prefaced by a song to be sung by the chorus or an individual. The song titled are written in stereotypical African American vernacular e.g. "Honey You'se Ma Lady Love" The fare is rich with little neck clams, fried soft shell crab, tenderloin of beef and lobster salad. .  The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association was the predecessor to Bankers Life insurance company.
The Trade Union Woman.  Alice Henry D. Appleton and Company New York 1915  Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Independence Square. September 1861.  .
314 pp. Navy fabric cover with printed spine, frontispiece and five illustrations. Contains 13 chapters, appendix 1 and 2, and bibliography, chapters include "Early Trade Unions Among Women" "The Huge Strikes" "Women and the Vocations" and "The Working Woman and the Vote". 7 1/2" x 5" Printed in blue and red on white paper. Graphic depicts clasped hands, the Constitution and the American flag with a field of stars in the background.  Contents include a Memorial, the resolution to hold the celebration, Order of Exercise, and Music.  Single-fold 8 Ā½ā™ x 11ā¯. Light surface soiling on cover page; edge wear and letter folds.  
3 Royal Lottery Tickets Sold by Pudding & Co, Lucky Office, 1 Cornhill early 1800s - The Queen, Miss Forecast and Prunella Prim An embossed die-cut menu in the shape of a book for a Banquet in honor of Frederick W. Geissenhainer, philanthropic citizen and attorney. Sea Cliff, L. I., NY 1901.
Three (3) different woodcut lottery tickets each depicting a woman who would benefit from winning the lottery.  A rhyming verse tells each story concluding with how the lottery would change their fate. . The first Royal Lottery was  in held in 1566.  I wasn't paid off for three yearsin 1569.  After the first lottery the government sold off the rights to sell tickets to brokers who hired agents.  The last Royal lottery was held in 1826. The banquet was held under the auspices of the Tax Payer’s Association. The first page of the menu is an image from a photograph of Geissenhainer. The second page is a tribute acknowledging Geissenhainer’s philanthropy, civic interests, broadmindedness…welfare and prosperity of the community in which he dwells…” The next page is a menu and the final page is Toasts by other citizens of Sea Cliff. All held in place with a silk string tie. Measures 7” x 5 ¼”. .
9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
Nine (9) different front and back views of coasts for adolescent girls. The look of sophisicated youth The reverse of half of the cards is blank, the other's promote the Hartford Cloak Store, G. O. Sawyer & Co., Hartford CT and their new Domans, Newmarkets, Langtry's, Walking Jackets, Havelocks, Sacques, &c.  Measures 6" x 3 5/8".  Beatty & Foret Litho. NY. Few with light scrapbook residue and clue stains on reverse.. A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover.
Paul Puget Amour d'Hiver. G. Hartmann.Paris.1882 The History of Love - Penned as an Eternal Knot of Love c1840.. ..c1840
37 pp. with one vocal score. Tastefully illustrated paper wraps. 2 OCLC when researched. Measures 7 3/4" x 11 1/2".. A hand penned verse written as a continuous or eternal figure-eight knot begins "This is the place where love begins until you die it never ends". It concludes "Still beginning and never ending this is love worth recommending --- by her humble servant the Authority".  The verse concludes where it began. Two (2) small hearts at the base.  Verse most likely from a valentine writer.  "The History of Love" penned on reverse.  Measures 8" x 9". . Letter folds.
 A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888  Mill Book for day by day Accounting of Wood and Labor, Trenton, NY, 1834-1835. .Trenton, NY.1834-1835
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 The Mill Book is a 16 page ledger (not including covers) to keep track of the labor and supplies used. It starts on August 9th 1834 and continues to December 17th, 1835. Notes include the name of the individual ordering the service, and the amount of time it took. He also states the amount of people it took for the job, normally either just himself or only one other person. There are also sometimes little notes as to how the debt was paid. When the owner of the book ran out of pages, he started to pin more in to add an additional 12 pages for a total of 28 pages. The back covers and some margins of the interior pages are covered in mathematical calculations. 9" x 6 1/2". Covers are soiled and toned, as well as missing some small sections. Two of the interior pages are missing a portion of the lower corner, however these look like the might have been torn out on purpose, perhaps by the original owner.
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904 Collection of 5 Items Advertising Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. .Boston.1871 - 1887
A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album. The five items within this collection are all ephemera dating from 1871 to 1887 from the MCMA's various exhibitions. The first item is from their 6th Exhibition in 1871 advertising various 'specimens works' which which will be shown at the fair. These works include Plain and Ornamental Needlework by Mrs Simpson, a vase of wax fruit by Miss Emma Belyea, and works of penmanship by George Stimpson Jr. An advertisment for Wright & Potter Printing, printers who handled any printing work needed by the exhibitors in 1881. Two trade cards advertising companies who won awards at the MCMA exhibitions (Merchants Tobacco Co in 1878 for their 'Purest and Best Quality Plug Tobacco' and Thos. Earley & Son in 1887 for improvements in gas burners). And lastly, a season ticket for W. G. Beamin for the MCMA Sixteenth Exhibition in 1887.  Measures 6" x 3 1/4" (Largest) ; 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" (Smallest). The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association of Boston, MA, was "formed for the sole purposes of promoting the mechanic arts and extending the practice of benevolence." It was established in 1795 and two of its most prominent founders were Paul Revere and Benjamin Russell. The MCMA, still in exist today in Quincy, MA, has throughout is history organized numerous conferences and exhibitions devoted to innovation in the mechanical arts. All but one of the items have minor edge wear, toning and soiling due to age. The 'specimens of work' from 1871 has moderate soiling due to age. Two of the items (the Wright & Potter printing ad & the ticket) have minor damage to the backs of the card from being pasted into a scrap book.
 Cut McLoughlin Sarah Brown, 4 Costumes with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1850s  Cut McLoughlin Hattie, 4 Original Costumes and 4 Handmade Costumes with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1868
A two-sided 4 1/2" paper doll named Sarah Brown.  Four (4) two-sided costumes. Hats and Cloaks are all made the same way.    Also includes the original An 6 3/4" x 3 1/2"  folder with directions within.  Hats are lacking, however photocopies of hats are included.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros.  Toy Books, Games &c. Games priced at 50cents each Paper dolls 5-20 cents a set.  Electrotyped by Vincent Dill,  Part of Series No. 2  . A two-sided 4 " paper doll named Hattie.  Four (4) two-sided costumes the reverse is blank Also includes the original An 5 1/4" x 2 3/4"  folder with directions within.  Hats are lacking.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros. Paper Dolls--Book Form priced from $3.75 - $18.00 per gross. priced at 50cents each.  Part of Series No. 2.  Additionally, a little cutout of a girl holding doll found with the other items. .
Unusual Fabric & Photo Decorated Fold-down French New Year's Greeting Card. ..c1918 Prospectus of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women for September Term, 1867, and The Financial Report for 1866Girls' Industrial Printing Office.Philadelphia.1867
A 6 1/2" high fold down New Year greeting card with a silver paper base, crimped silk border trim with applied ribbons and stars and silk floral garlands.  Background flowers and flourish with gold glitter decorated edges.  A pink paper honeycomb joins the top and base. A cutout photo of a soldier and his belle embracing at center. Printed label at base reads "Bonne Annee" with penned signature "Max" below.   Base with similar decoration. . 26 pp. Printed paper cover, additional title "With a Catalogue of Art Studies in the Possession of the Institution, North-West Penn Square. September, 1867." A school catalog for the Philadelphia School of Design, begins with school directors and has pencil inscription of principal's signature. Continues with "Rules for the Government" "Course of Instruction" "Order of Studies" and "Catalogue of Art Studies. "Ends with a "Statement of Receipts and Expenditures." Embossed stamps for Western Reserve Historical Society on cover and first page. 9" x 5 1/2". embossed stamp, inscribed, wear on cover, creased
Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920. Sportman's Dinner given by those interested in The Turf and Field, Waldorf Astoria, NY 1912Commonwealth Press.Worcester MA (printer.
The first is for four (4) pages and a cover. The front cover depicts an ornate fall scene with Native American chief interacting with a soldier with a tepee in the background. It is for the Thirteenth Anniversary in 1915. The first page lists the Dinner Committee and the Reception Committee. This is followed by the menu page, whimsically written with references to Gilbert Grosvenor and Buffalo Jones and others in the food titles. The next page is a list of twelve (12) speakers. The final page includes the guest of honor, the distinguished guest and toastmasters. Measures 9” x 7”. String tie binding; deckled edge. The second is a six (6) pages including cover. The front cover depicts an image from a photograph of Hon. Stephen T. Mather and a vignette of Roosevelt Park, California. Illustrations of woodland creatures, pine cones, etc. It is for the Eighteenth Anniversary in 1920. Illustrated by Operti. NY. The menu has a similar format to the 1915 menu with the addition of an Advisory Board. Measures 8” x 6”. Front cover partially detached. Reinforced with archival tape. . A 10 page menu with stock covers held in place with a silk ribbon tie binding. The event was held at the Astor Gallery of the Waldorf-Astoria, Feb. 19, 1912.  Given the theme of The Turf and Field Club (Belmont Park race trace) includes materials on the club.  The dedication by Lord North concludes " I want you to grow up sportsmen---not, mind you, sporting men---for there is a vast difference between a sportsman and a sporting man".  Begins with the Bill of Fare followed by an extensive list of speakers headed by August Belmont, this is followed by a page with images from photographs discussing American trotters in Russia.  The next page is The Colors, followed by an explanation of the Sportsmen's Library being presented  to the Calvary Post of the US Army and finally the content of the Sportsmen Library on the Horse.  Measures 10 1/4" x 8".  Light cover wear..
Kay SwanThe Kay Swan Sew-Sew BookBarse & Co.NY.1929 Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Unnumbered pages includes both color and black and white illustrations. Few with captions suggesting that the items may make a nice hanky, etc. A note on the title page indicates this is a Needlework Book with Silk-Patterns-Needle and Transfers Fourteen (14) different pattern pages' each in black and white and color.  The designs include nursery rhyme characters, chicks, puppies, and circus performers. Each page has numerous transfer images.  Dust jacket with some repair. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".. some wear on dust jacket, An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
Caran d'Ache( Emmanuel Poiré) & Luque Peintres & Chevalets. Leo Vanier.Paris.1880s Ladies' Die-cut Embossed Hand Fan with Images of German Poets & Other Literary Figures c1880s. ..
32 pp. Paper wraps. Caran d'Ache was the pseudonym of the 19th century French satirist and political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré (1858-1909). Famous for creating stories without words; perhaps the precursor to comic strips. This work features an alternate interpretation of history.. An eight (8) wooden decorated blade Victorian hand fan with embossed die-cut bouquets of forget-me-nots at top, each with an image of a German or Austrian literary figure c 1880s.  They include Henrik Ibsen, Fritz Reuter, Grillparzer, Schopenhauer, Ruckert, Korner, Herder, Klopstock and Ludwig Uhland.  Each blade is 8" in length.  Reverse is bouquets without the illustrations. . Some wear.
 A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s. Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948
What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  . A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  Measures 7 1/2" x 10".
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1960. .Paris.1960 Dance Card, Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Social History, Die-cut dance card for the reception of the Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Philadelphia, February27th, 1873. ..
A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  At center top upper right card includes an open-out envelope with an additional array of swatches. Measures 7 1/2" x 10" . Some toning and surface wear Die-cut to outline a human image the 8 pp is held together with a braided silk string with elaborate. tassel with attached ivory topped pencil for filling in the card. The front cover depicts a fine gentleman opening champagne, captioned 1873. The back cover depicts a Pilgrim holding a large book and leaning on a sword, captioned 1620. The order of dance includes thirty-two (32) dances. M.P. Club Reception Program printed in red at the top of each page. Measures 3” x 6 ¾”.  . The Pilgrim Club was originally a non-sectarian organization of men meeting for social, intellectual and moral uplift.
Die Geschicte vom Münchner Kindl.(The Story of the Munich Child)von E. Escherich. Illustrirt von W. Schade.  Verlag von Philipp Hergl in München . .. Plaited Hair & Hearts - Friendship note between cousins. ..c1820s
Title page with printed signature of illustrator dated 1891.  Embossed heavy stock covers. 16 pp. embossed die-cut shape book.  Die-cut in the shape of a boy monk.   Profusely illustrated in color throughout.  A young boy’s adventures in a monastery while living among the monks.  Printed in German.  Measures 12 ½” x 7 ¼”.   . edge wear on covers Single-fold 5" x 3  3/4" sheet with sentiment and circle of plaited hair and decorative hand cut paper hearts.  The verse reads: "Dear Cousin will you accept this book, Ts all I have to send, And as often as you read it Please Remember your friend.  Eliaz Ann Nittleton To her Cousin Ann Nettleton." Paper cover lacking. . Bristol CT - Married 1839
  1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961  3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
Large format with pen and ink cover decoration. Includes ten (10) pages with seventeen (17) different samples. Each sample is captioned identifying the work and is accompanied by a magazine cut-out showing an example of the work on a garment. 11” x 14 ½”. Meticulous work. Minimal cover wear. . 3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton.  The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009)  and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample and five smaller triangles of the fabric in various colors.  The third is from an unidentified company and is 38-39 inch Blossom Batiste Tub Fast (327) with a slightly smaller rectangular smaple and 4 triangles in various colors.  The larger measure 13 3/4" x 8 1/2". . Fading and corner chips on Bedford covers.
Complete Set -Children's Handkerchief Game Compendium. . .England.1940s  Cut McLoughlin Carry Grant, 4 Costumes with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1850s
Four (4) different 9" x 9" printed textile game boards and single-fold  instruction booklet.  The games include Aeroplane Race Found the World, Snakes and Ladders, The Soccer Game and the Game of Ludo (similar to Parchesi).  Colors strong. Lacking dice and counters. . A two-sided 7 1/8" paper doll named Carrie Grant.  Four (4) two-sided costumes.   Also includes the original An 8" x 4 3/4"  folder with directions within.  Hats are lacking, however front and back photocopies of hats are included.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros.  Toy Books, Games &c. Games priced at 50cents each Paper dolls 5-20 cents a set.  Electrotyped by Vincent Dill,  Part of Series No. 3.  Old tape repair on folder. .
 Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849  Cut McLoughlin Little Fred, Complete with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1850s
Two letters from Mary in Holliston, MA to her friend, Lovina Emerson, in Southboro [sic], MA. The letters detail the life of Mary and her close relationship with Lovina. The letters are almost two years apart and show the changing lifestyles between the two. Mary is teaching while Lovina is starting a family. They have mutual friends that are discussed along with the happenings in their hometown. Feb. 29, 1848; Holliston; addressed Southboro, Mass - A letter, from Mary, to update her friend. Mary has not written and cannot believe how much time has gone by since she came from Southboro. She asks about Lovina’s mother’s health and the school that Mr. Alden is teaching in. She discusses her students and how some are almost twenty years old and some not quite four years old. The total number of students is 62, twenty-five of them under the age of eight. Mary mentions the dramatic change in Holliston and how it is not easy to recognize, “the Railroad, the Depots & several new buildings nearby, make the place look quite differently from what it used to.” She wishes the “people were only growing better” and explains “the evil one” is hard at work and has succeeded in setting up a “dancing school.” Mary comments that her cousin Charles envies Mr. Emerson’s “happiness in getting such a wife.” She talks of Miss Lydia Walker and how her gentleman “did not wait upon her home once” and questions if she will avail of the 1848 Leap Year (presumably referring to the folk lore that women can propose to men on leap day). Their friend Almira passed away and Mary is concerned that so many of their friends have passed, their turn will come soon. She asks to be remembered to Lovina’s mother, husband, and daughter. A short note on back mentions running into mutual friends and another begs her to please destroy this letter and the next one. Dec. 10, 1849; Holliston; embossed cover addressed to Ireland Depot, Springfield, Mass  - This letter, almost two years later, explains the changes in Lovina’s life. It opens with the happiness at Lovina’s reception. Lovina is excused for not writing “under present circumstances” and Mary then mentions how Lovina requests a boy’s name for her new son. Mary suggests George and Charles as her favorites but teases that Mr. Emerson would prefer names like “Cassivelaunus [sic], Huniades, or Orophernes.” Mary discusses mutual friends and how she is considering “going to the far west, to train the young ideas that shoot a little this side of sundown.” She then laments of the problems of teaching; some of the students are only three and they are “so restless and noisy that I hardly know how to endure” and “the thought of the amount of responsibility that rests upon the teacher is almost overwhelming.” She goes on to discuss how a parent’s responsibility is so much more and wishes Lovina good thoughts on raising her son. Mary states that Lovina must be “looking forward to the time when if his life is spared he will be an actor in the busy scenes of life” and “may strength from above be given you for the fulfillment of your arduous though pleasant task.” She is shocked by the news of Dr. Parkman’s murder and the implication of Proff. W. (referring to the Parkman-Webster murder case-John Webster was indicted for the murder of George Parkman in January 1850  after Parkman disappeared in November 1849 and remains were found under Webster’s furnace). Looks to be remembered to her teacher, Mrs. F, and Mary (possibly Lovina’s daughter). Names briefly mentioned in the letters-Elizabeth Chamberlain, Lydia Walker, Moses and Adeline Rockwood, Almira Woodward, Maria Whitney, Miss Newton, Mr. Buller, John Batchelder. . A 3 1/2" effeminate paper doll named Little Fred.  Includes five 2-sided costumes; reverse is blank.  Also includes the original 5 3/8" x 2 1/2"  folder with directions within.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros Amusing and Instructive Games for Children, priced at 38 or 50 cents.  Neck repair.  Part of series No. I..
Proof before Lettering of Les Cent Bibliophiles Menu  for 1908 meeting created by Auguste Lepere - Tongue in Cheek - Woman Stirring a Pot of Books Pencil signed Proof before Lettering for a Menu Du Banquet de la Plume (for Leon Deschamps magazine).  c1900 J. E. Sylvestre
An 8" x 12" proof before lettering of a fine line illustration depicting an outdoor event of Le Cent Bibliophiles, one of the French bibliophilic societies.  It depicts rings of dancing people in the background beneath the trees.  In the foreground a woman tends a pot of "stewing books".  Printed signature A. Lepere. . A 5" x 7 1/4" prrof before lettering of a menu depicting a risque scene depicting a young woman hanging from a tree as she attemps to pick apples.  The banquets were organized by the magazine Leon Deschamps, La Plume, between 1892 and 1905.  They were more than just literary events, but of social significance in trying to establish literary space.   Pencil signed by J. E. Sylvestre.  .
 Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818  Large format Menu - Chinese Restaurant Union in Jiang Su Province, WWII. ..
Affixed to the top of the single-fold note lettersheet is a quadruple plaited eternal ring of hair with an applied ribbon demonstrating the affection of the writer known only as Ella.  The letter reads. Friday June 17, 1818 Dear John, Should misfortune on you fall and the cold world pass you by and still proudly stand the test and meet each Scornful eye or should any dare to whisper a word tho name & would it back to those from Whence it came. Ever Yours Ella Accompanied by an envelope addressed to John (illegible last name) Mount Pleasant, New Jersey. Letter sheet measures 6" x 4". Letterfold. . A 11 1/2" x 18 1/4" heavy card stock menu printed in English and Chinese.  Most likley for an officers club or similar location.  Nme the Chinese Restaurant Union, previously name The Orient Restaurant.  Fare printed in both English and Chinese.  Corrections have been made to the menu by by applying paper and hand penning changes. Reverse is blank.  A curious item..
 OPERA PRIVa DE PARIS, 1929 Premiere Saison Program. ..1929 A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
Profusely illustrated 1929 program for the Opera Priva de Paris production of "Prince Igor" by Borodine. 28 pp. Nine tipped-in color plates, including a portrait of its star singer, Maria Kousnetzoff; and, by Konstantin Korovine, six character costumes and two stage sets. The color cover is by J. Bilibine. 12 1/2"  x 9 3/4". Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structures. Each is illustrated by A. Beignet. They are from 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, and 1909. Reverse is blank. The largest is approx. 9” x 13”. Few with light edge wear. Some with light scrapbook residue on reverse at top, most likely from one person’s collection. .
 Framed engraving - Watch paper for M. O. & N. Randall - Watch Maker, Silversmith & Jeweler, Woodstock VT. T. H. Cushman Sc. .Albany, NY.  Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT, 1855 -- Coated Stock- Fine Engravings. ..
A 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" intaglio engraving of a watchpaper depicting an angel chiseling an inscription in stone for the watchmaker.  It is captioned "FAME".  Housed in 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" modern frame. Matted with 3" x 3" sight view. . A 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"  engraved invitation printed on coated stock for the Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT., Thursday Evening, September 20th, 1855.  Fine border decorations of couples and women dancers, floral garlandsand a putto holding festoon of ribbons closing the circle on the border. Reverse not visible.  Housed in 8" x 9 1/2" frame with double mat.  Modern frame..
Handmade Perforated or Punch Paper Needlepoint “patch” envelope. ..  8" Handmade Watercolor Male Paper Doll named Drake Shelbourne with 11 Costumes & 3 Hats - Contemporary and Historical Attire c1940s. ..
Measures 5” x 3 ½” with needlepoint strip across that top that has a handmade patch or court plaster envelope attached.  Needlepoint floral array on each side of base.  Floral decoration at top.  c1860s. . A 7 3/4" tall watercolor paper doll.  A tidy gent with broad-set eyes. His 11 costumes appear to be both contemporary to the 1940s while others are vintage.  Four are labeled on reverse - lounge suit, yacht suit, full dress suit and tennis suit.  Three fine hats accompany the outfits. .
 5 Promotional Photographs - featuring Italian Women from Hudson Park Library Class,- Committee on the Education of Non-English-·Speaking Women . ..1923  Folding paper luncheon box or picnic carton promotes Brook House, Enterprise, Fla with image of exterior of the hotel.. Robert Gair.New York.1890
Five (5) 8" x 10" photographs featuring the Italian Women from Hudson Park Library Class under Miss Edith Garretson (Teacher), Greenwich District, Manhattan. The group participated in a project lead by the Committee on the Education of Non-English Speaking Women, later named Neighborhood Teachers Association.  One of the photos depicts the women and their children being instructed at a kitchen table with a lesson on the wall dating 1923.  Another depicts them in a class room setting, again with a lesson on the wall.  Note the Dolls of Many lands maypole in the background.  A third photo depicts the women examining lace linens.A fourth depicts women and children in a play written by Emily Gibson entilted "New Worlds".  The final shows the women and their children as Pilgrims, Native Americans and Betsy Ross.   Found in an envelop with a label captioned "Photos for all Commercial and Advertising Purposes.  . In New York City an emergency Committee on the Education of Non-English-·Speaking Women was developing a new method of teaching foreign-born women English, sending teachers to visit among them, organize small classes of  neighbors,  and  arrange for a convenient meeting place in one of the homes. Initial results were so encouraging that the Committee, which soon changed its name to Education Committee for Non-English­ Speaking Women, and in 1927 to Neighborhood Teacher Association, hoped to make a demonstration sufficiently impressive to bring about general adoption of its method. Toward the cost of this demonstration the (Russell Sage) Foundation made a contribution of $5,000 in 1923, conditional on the obtaining of $25,000 more, and continued to help for a number of years. A 4 1/4" x  6 1/2" x  2 1/2"   folding  paper lunch box or picnic carton presented by and promoting the Brock House in Enterpise, Fla.Illustration on exterior of the hotel on the front of the box and the word "Lunch" printed on reverse.  Cotton ribbon handle at top. . Robert Gair invented the folding carton in 1890. Brooklynite Robert Gair/Gayer was a printer and paper bag maker in the 1870s. He invented the paperboard folding carton by accident: a metal ruler normally used to crease bags shifted in position and cut the bag. Gair found that by cutting and creasing paperboard in one operation, he could make prefabricated cartons. He ultimately got into the corrugated fiberboard shipping container business in the 1900s. Gair founded a paper empire and occupied several buildings in the area, many of which still bear his name.
 Invitation, Ticket and Menu for Krewe of Athenians Ball. .New Orleans.11354 Lord Byron Miniature - Printed Music and Verse - The Kiss Dear Maid! . Rock & Co..London..c1840
A grouping containing three (3) items including a 4" x 5 3/4" embossed invitation for the Krewe of Athenians Ball, to be held at "The Auditorium".  The actual 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" ticket stub for the Midnight Supper-Dance, The Roosevelt Hotel and a single-fold6 1/2" x 4 1/2" menu printed on heavy stock with the embossed emblem of the Krewe of Athenians  at the top. The cover reads "Souper Dansant in honor of Her Majesty, The Queen of 1931, Her Maids, The Debutantes, Ex-Courts". The menu within includes Crabmeat Cocktail, turtle soup and much more.  Reverse is blank. . A 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" letter sheet with intricate embossed border design. Lithograph of the music and first two verses for "The Kiss, Dear Maid!"  Music by Beethoven. Verse by Lord Byron.   Reverse is blank. Rock & Co. London embossed at base. Presumably a love token..
Metamorphic Trade Cards Promoting Products for Children. .. 1896 Chromolithograph Calendar
A grouping of five (5) metamorphic trade cards that depict before and afters of awkward children turning bright attractive and well behaved children -- just by using a product.   Products include Patent Tray for Children, Children's Patent Elastic Knee Protector,  Solar Shoes, Davidson Brothers (Mens and Boys Clothing) and E. G. Burrows (Youths, Boys and Children's Fine Clothing).  Each measures 3" x 5" when open flat. . Chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston.
 2 Die-cut Hat Cataloguse - Ladies and Children's Hats  H. O'Neill & Co., New York . E. Wells Sachett & Ranson.New York.c1880s A Remembrance Book including wrapping paper and ribbons from every gift received by a child 1943. ..
A pair of souvenir catalogues especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats.  The first is an 8 1/2" x 3" die-cut book in the shape of child with an illustration of a girl on the front cover and a boy on the back.  The cover is lightly embossed Fall and Winter.  The department store also features a full line of clothing accessories and household products not included in this catalog.  Each page has an illustration of an individual wearing a trimmed hat and a second unadorned hat. Each with a model number. c1880s. Printed by E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, NY. The second is 7 1/8" x 4 1/2"  with a die-cut circle at base with embossed images of different little girls on the front and back covers.  This catalog is in the same format but limited to hats for adult women.  The center pages list the various departments and includes such things as imported costumes, dolmans, wraps &c.   Printed by Sackett, Wilhelms  Betzig, NY.. A large format scrap album beginning with the birth certificte for Lyle Edward Baumgartner, born at Paradise Valley Sanitarium and Hospital ,April 1, 1944. The first page is titled Christmas 1943 (before he was born).  The mother of this child saved and mounted the gift tags, ribbons and a sample of the wrapping paper for each gift the child received captioned with item and the giver. This is followed by the Shower Feb 1944 with the previously described materials a narrative on the events of the show including an actual game that was played, a photo of all of the gifts and the addition of any greeting cards or other notes received.  The birth of the child includes more gifts plus a brochure for the mother's hospital "reservation" and possible charges, the nursery idetnification card, birth notices etc. It includes war rations used to purchase his food and first letters received in the mail.  This almost 3" thick book concludes after his second Christmas. Album measures 13 3/4" c 11 1/2".. Edge chips on scrapbook pages.
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by  Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946 Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
A two page typed story to Virginia Whitley at St. Joseph's Hospital , Joliet IL. 1946. The story begins with I do not know you and you don't know me, but what difference does that make? She had heard she was ill and needed something to bright her days, so Sidney wrote a nonsense story  with the characters Ellalulu, Lally Dee, the Dog --Beauty Belle, Ellalulu's cat- Sput and the moneky.  Accompanied by sitck figure drawings each measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".  With original envelope. Charming. . Heavy board with yarn bounding.   Typewritten commentary describing each watercolor illustration beginning with fashions from 1810 through 1870 (Plates I-IX) depicting Finnish garb or "Sulkava". The remaining plates (X-IVX) are modern adaptations of the earlier styles.  The final plate is cut paper silhouettes.  A well executed and informative project completed by a University of California student.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"..
Kathy Tucker  Do Cowboys Ride Bikes? Book with Braille Interleaves. Albert Whitman & Company.Morton Grove, ILL.1997  No. 10, A Few Words in behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States by One of Themselves. Loyal Publication Society..May, 1863
Spiral bound unpaginated picture book with heavy plastic outer covers and interleaves printed in braille, while the profusely illustrated book has printed text throughout. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Humorous rhyming answers to fourteen questions about what it's like to be a cowboy.  Light to moderate wear.. 23 pp pamphlet.  No. 10 in a series of 17 published by The Loyal Publication Society relating to the Civil War. An essay by a Union woman contesting the opinion "But for the courage and energy of the women of the South, we believe the Rebellion would not have survived to this time.  Had the women of the North with like zeal addressed themeselves to the work of encouraging a loyla and devoted spirit among us, the copperhead conspiracy in behalf of the enemy would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have learned, long ago, the futility of expecting aid and comfort from such a source".  Measures 9' x 6". .
 Photo Album - Colonial Afternoon in Honor of George Washington Bicentennial. .Franklin, MA.1832 Stipple engraving of cupid blowing bubbles.
A 16 page photo album.  Wrappers. Second Grade, Thayer School.  With  seven (7) original mounted photographs of children and teachers dressed in "colonial" attire; some with powdered wigs.  One photo is a class shot with a young man presumably Washington with a tricon hat at center.  another depicts the children dancing a minuet.  Another with Colonial women knitting in front of a giant American flag.; Betsy Ross holding the 13 colony flag and much more. Photos measure 5" x 7". . An 8 1/4" x 11" stipple engraving capteioned at base "Cupid Blowing Bubbles.  London. Pub. June 8, 1808, by H. Sintrenich (Pupil of Bartolozzi) 29 New Bond St.  Whimisical imagery. .
Cutwork Endless Knot of Love. .. Revolutionary Calendar Dedicated to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Louis Prang.Boston.1896
A folded paper cutwork measuring 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"  endless knot of love with a continuous verse that begins "Fairest of creatures to thee I send this note of love which hat no end to let you know my love is true and that so none aloive but you therefore my humble mind is ..."  The reverse is blank. . Chromolithograph calendar printed by L. Prang & Co. for 1896.  It was issued under the auspices of the New York City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  Coated stock die-cut in the shape of a shields, each presenting one calendar month accompanied by a chromolithograph depiction of the seal of one of the thirteen original states.  The states represents the states in the order they ratified the Constitution, beginning with Delaware. Each leaf depicts the Great Seal of the United Sates.  Includes twelve calendar months and a final leaf that indicates it was designed at the New York School of Applied Design for Women by Jeanette Van Salisbury.  The reverse includes a table of the Revolutionary War patriotic holidays--each being indicated in red on the monthly calendars.    Includes Battle of Cowpens,Fort Moultrie, Battle of King's Mountain, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, the Battle of Trenton and many others.  Lacking cover page - twelve calendar pages and table of patriotic holidays.  Measures 10" x 8 1/2"..
Love Token with 4 woven hearts for Mercy Land Brown c1850s. ..  A Collection of "Mother's Helpers", Instruction Manuals and How To Guides. .United States.1898-1953
A dear 3" x 3 5/8" slip of paper with four woven hearts at the corners created from a piece of paper that was printed ornately but for another purpose ("make-do").  Pencil decoration creates 'saw-tooth' border around the hearts plus two naive intertwined hearts and a flower. with the name "Mercy Land Brown" below.  Reverse is blank. . A collection of nineteen (19) "mother's helpers", published mostly from the the early to mid 1900s. Most of these booklets were either instruction manuals provided with household appliances, or short advertising pamphlets given out at stores. However along with the instructions or appliance information were printed recipes or how-to tips for mothers and wives. The items in the collection range from a rather simplistic printing in black and white, to complex color lithography. The collection has been divided up into four categories with the titles of each item included below: Instruction Manuals for Household Appliances, 6 items: Richmond Recipes and Richmond Ranges, 1899 Coleman Cookers Make Their Own Gas, 1930s The Wilcolator Cookbook, 1930s Controlled Cooking for Speedier, Tastier Dishes, 1936 Dexter Washers, 1940s Blackstone's Home Laundry Appliances, 1950s Instruction Manuals for Cooking Appliances and Utensils, 6 items: Frozen Dainties as made by The White Mountain Freezer, 1898 A Lesson Plan on Deep Fat Frying, 1924 Electric Waffle Iron Recipes, 1925 The "American" Oven Candy Fat Frying Refrigerator Thermometer, 1926 What's New in Cookery from the Mirro Test Kitchen, 1928 Sunbeam Controlled Heat Automatic Frypan, 1953 Instruction Manuals for Baking Appliances, 4 items: Universal Bread Maker, 1905 The "Universal Cake Maker, 1905 Betty Crocker's Fancy Cookies, Appetizers, and Desserts, 1950s How to Get the Most Out of Your Sunbeam Mixmaster, 1950 Miscellaneous, 3 items: How to Dye: Amateur Dyer's Guide, 1899 Cleansing Helps, Washing Soda, 1935 Egg Buyer's Guide, 1914 To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/h7js7ehHWatyfag49.
The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York 1899 A collection of 8  Hand colored Engravings with Risque or Somewhat Off Color Proportedly from the Collection of Jonathan King
unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the adventures and people they encounter both on he trip and once returning home to England. Reverse of title page explains first eight scenes of Mr. Pipp's career originally published in "Sketches and Cartoons". This volume is the fourth in the regular series, the first three include "Drawings by C.D. Gibson" "Pictures of People" and "Sketches and Cartoons." 17 3/4" x 11 3/4" title page signed, some staining and foxing, matching box worn but intact Eight different 4to. hand colored prints proportedly from the collection of Jonathan King. The subject matter is mostly risque or offcolor for the day and includes a man spying on a courting couple through a peephole, a woman raising her skirt for a better price on a chicken, another for fish, young lady soaring on a swing with skirts flying, boys with fishing pole hook a woman's skirt exposing her bloomers and more..
 Envelope containing hair from A. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery "By Appointment of the Queen" Regent Street. .. Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
A 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" envelope.  The front is elaborately decorations and contains informatin on a. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery -- By appoinment to the Queen".  Received prize and service medals at the Great Exhibition in 1851. A penned note on the reverse indicates this is the hair left of a Hair quaff change and the fee. Dated June 5, 1880.  For H. A. Heck, DeWarren House, North Flat.  Within the envelope is the hair, wrapped in tissue with Porrer's wafer seal and a second label with a current address. . The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more. Includes some memorabilia such as a dance program, graduation invites, a piece of Wrigley gum and its wrapper, a typist certificate and lots postcards. In one section Rebecca lists all the faculty and the subjects they taught, as well as creating her own mini yearbook by grouping headshots together by class, All in all this scrapbook is a  fascinating picture of a young girl's school life in the early 1920s. The scrapbook itself was published by The Reilly & Lee Co, and was designed and illustrated by Clara Powers Wilson. 9" x 6 1/2". Covers are soiled and slightly bend due to the overabundance of the interior contents. Back strip is partially detached due to 'overstuffed' contnet. Binding is loose and mostly detached. Interior pages are toned and soiled due to age, some pages have minor tears. A few of the photographs have become lose and gone missing over the years. There is a stain caused by the Wrigley gum. Additionally some ephemera was never glued down, simply tucked into the book.
Metamorphic Advertising  Trade Cards - Children's Health. .. Scarce 24 Alphabet ABC Occupational Victorian Scraps or Reliefs c1880
Five (5) different metamorphic trade cards promoting healthy children.  Three depict children brushing their teeth both morning and night with Colgate's Ribbon Cream.  The fourth is a paper slide with one image depicting a tube of Colgate Ribbon Toothpaste; the other children' brushing their teeth.   A fold-out advertising that folds out to show a child's growth progression through the years because he eats OATA Rolled Oats.  Also includes recipes.. A set of  Victorian Scrap or Relief alphabet or ABC occupational die-cut figures circa 1880.
Stipple engraving cherubs with songbooks . H. Bartolozzi Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Three Ages of Woman. .Providence, RI.c1880s
8 3/4" x 7 1/4" engraving depicting three (3) cherubs  in an eternal circle with greenery and song sheets.  Marked F. Bartolozzi.. A set of six (6) album cards representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. Chromolithograph with gold background.  Each incorporating the need for woman to be taken seriously, yet with a bit of fancy or whimsy added. As noted in Kevin Mac Donnell's excellent article (ABAA - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Trade Card Designs) there are three secular cards and three religious cards. The secular woman evolves from a daisy to a buttercup and finally a delicate rose.  The the religious woman evolves from a morning glory to a calla lily to an iris becoming more subdued. Although the cards were designed as trade cards, this particular set is album cards, the reverse is blank. Each marked at lower right with margin with word "copyright".  Each measures 3" x 4 3/8". Irregular margins. Edges crisp. 1/8" light edge wear on calla lily lily card..