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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  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
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 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
The Sunday School Visiter Volume I..   General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union New York 1835 The Sunday School Visiter Volume II. .   General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union New York 1836
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 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
George BudayThe Story of the Christmas CardOdhams Press LimitedLondon Bernard H Martin and William L. Martin Jr.. Silver Stallion, Sequel to Lighting: A Cowboy's Colt. Tell Well Press.Kansas City, MO.1949
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" 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.
Jane Andrews. The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, by Jane Andrews. Lee & Shepard Publisher.Boston.1892  Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
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. 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"..
Robert Louis Stevenson A Child's Garden of Verse. M A Donohue & Co.Chicago, IL.1916 The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950
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. 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
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 Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck
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. Novelty Victorian Christmas Greeting - Child Hatching from Egg.  Raphael Tuck
Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck Lucretia PHaleThe Peterkin PapersHoughton Mifflin Co.Boston.1924
Embossed die-cut novelty Christmas greeting card. It depicts a child hatching from an egg. Raphael Tuck. 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
Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s  Jas. R. Adams, Pantaloon Business Card. ..
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.. 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".
Chang Chee Trompe'loeil Victorian Die-cut Glass of Pink Lemon
Chang Chee
Price: $25.00
6 preliminary leaves, 137 pages including frontispiece, with illustrations by Laura Bannon. First Edition. This book tells the story of Chang Chee, a young Chinese boy. The marketing material that was distributed when this book was published describes Change as a boy “…with the eyes of an artist, whether in the rice fields where he helped his mother, or on the green hills where he took the water buffalo to graze. Colors for him were like magic, and he hopes some day [sic] to become a great artist. Beautifully told, and for children who do not always demand an exciting plot.” Measures 8 1/2" x 7" 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.
J E Powers A Book for Boys. D Lothrop & Co.Boston.1886  Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. ..
16 pp, red paper covers. An advise book for young boys hoping to succeed in business. The book is broken up into categories: One thing at a time, the way to win (all on one page), the things explained, and hard to understand. On the first page of the book, it describes 'the chance' each boy takes in business. It states "a boy can do some things better than a man. These are given to boys to do; but boys who do them well are scarce.... A girl is a boy in business." The interior cover page lists the author as "by a man who was once a boy himself and knows what boys are good for and what is good for them", however the author, J E Powers, appears under the copyright notice. Title Cover: How a Boy Had Better Behave in Business and What is Going to Come of It. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2".. Minor edge wear. Toning due to age. 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.
Martha Washington Tea, Feb 1892 Die-cut in shape of bust of Martha Washington .. Woman and Labor.  Olive Schreiner Frederick A. Stokes Company New York 1911
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.. 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 Program - Prof. A. S. Webster's Children's May Party, Eden Hall plus Financial Statement
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”. . An 8" x 5 1/2" program for the Children's May Party at Eden Hall held May 1, 1896. It includes 21 dances.  At the end of the program is a note indicating Fall class for beginners will commence Oct. 3. Reverse is blank.  Additionally a single sheet financial statement on Eden Hall Company Jan. 1898. Each measure approximately 8" x 5 1/2".
Circular - Afternoon Dancing School. Prof. Atwood.Medford MA.c1870s  Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
A single page 8" x 5" cirular announcing Afternnon Dancing School.  Presented by Prof. Atwood for his patrons in the Medford (MA)  intended for children, a term of fifteen lessons and a Grand Exhibition to instruct in the Art and Etiquettte of Ball Room Dancing.  Includes terms for the course and cordially invites parents to visit at any time.  Concludes with pointing finger and "please ciruclate".   The reverse is blank with unrelated penned notes. . 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
 Remnant Circular, Spring Season, 1888. Hood, Bonbright & Co. .Philadelphia. Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats"
A single fold circular with information on lengths, manufacturer and fabric type and price per pound or yard.   Special attention is invited to Remnants of Wool Cassimers and Dress Goods, which we sell at a very large concession below list prices. Terms included.  The back page is an illustration of the buildings exterior, located at  11th & Market Streets.  Measures 9 1/4" x 5 3/4".  Letter folds.. 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"
Die Cut Scene of Children at Play with Wheelbarrow with Verse, c1870. . . 1870s The Farce of Fashion.  James Riddell  and John Berry Riddle Book LTD London c. 1945
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". 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
Gems of Sacred Poetry.   American Tract Society New York c. 1850  19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
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" 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.
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 13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck
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. A 13 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a young boy in sailor suit and red cap with fishing net.
Embossed Victorian Scrap - 12" Lion Attacking Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project...
Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse 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.
Tallyit - Fun with Numbers - Image of Magician standing on Cards tossing "Tally Totals" in the Air. Vintage Get Well Card with a "Dream Book" to Cheer You Up.
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. 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... .
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907 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
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 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
Lucy Merriam Green Papers, 1810-1893.New York. Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
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 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. .
Polly Fancher. Correspondence Between Siblings, Clinton, NY, 1827. .Clinton, NY.1827 Statement for the Purchases of Crockery due to the Estate of John Ginley, Gettysburg, PA, 1812. .Gettysburg, PA.1812
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. 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.
Vase of Flowers. G W Cottrell.Boston.1851  Little Folks Series, Little BoPeep. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
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. 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.
G. Woolston, Photographer.  CDV- Girls at Work & Play - School Bag & Jump Rope. .Newcastle, N.S.W. , Australia. Deeply Embossed Coated Stock Invitation to Double 25th Anniversary Party - Miscellaneous Wedding. .Camden NJ.1874
A posed image of two young school girls dressed in their finery; one holds a woven school bag, the other a jump rope.. 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. .
 Lady's Ticket - Marion Hose Company, No.4. .New York City.1852 Junior Joys for Girls & Boys - Women's Work Calendar and Little Polly Flinders Paper Doll
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.. A 14 3/4" x 10 1/2"  children's page from People's Popular Magazine.  It is the Junior Joys for Girls and Boys.  This is the Girl's page.  It features the story of The Sad Bird-House and a 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" "jolly calendar" for little girls to trace or draw outlining women's work by day of the week i.e. Monday is wash day, Tuesday is ironing day.  At the base of the page is Polly Flinders, a 1 3/4" paper doll with 3 outfits and a doll plus a  she also has an anthropomorphic or dressed bird with a sinlge outfit.  Edge wear and toning.
 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, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880  Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
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". 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 for Saint Andrews Society of Manchester Annual Dinner, Saturday November 30 1895. Cuthbertson & Black. Manchester, UK. 1895 Twinkle: The picture paper specially for little girls
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". 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. .
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...
Christmas Greeting - Kiss a Pretty Nurse and a Dose of Kiss to treat you... Boxed Set - Metamorphic Round Art Deco Playing Cards
A 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"  heavy stock card with an applied embossed scrap of a young nurse.  The card is titled "May Christmas Fine You Well and Hearty".  The verse reads "But if you're sick of everthing and want some dainty coddling, Never mind the Doctors, with  their wrangling and their muddling, Get a pretty Nurse, such an one as here you see, Who's treatment will, I'm sure, with your system quite agree, She's got a charming method for male patients, simply bliss,  For she cures ev'ry ill with a nice 'dose of Kiss'.   Reverse is blank.  Light wear. A complete deck of 52 circular playing cards.  The image on the back of the card is metomorphic--when held in one position it depicts a women with a large neck shawl; when rotated 180 degrees it depicts a woman in a large brimmed hat.  The face of the card depicts the suit at center with a border decor of alternating face value and suit.   Housed in a circular box with felt top.  Received on December 29, 1932 from W.V.C. penned on underside of the box.  Cards are 3" in diameter. Light to moderate wear.
Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books, Edith and Milly's Housekeeping Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
6 leaves and 6 leaves of color illustrations plates. Yellow illustrated litho covers. Tells the story of Milly and Edith as they explore an ornate dollhouse that Milly got for her birthday. Illustrations are detailed and rich in color. Under each plate is printed “Kronheim & Co, London.”  Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810–1896) was a German-born lithographer and wood engraver known for founding Kronheim & Co. and working with George Baxter to create the ‘Baxter process’ of creating prints, which used zinc instead of wood blocks, which reduced the amount of time needed to complete prints, but resulted in a less shiny finish. Date comes from inscription on cover, however there is also a publisher's advertisement on the back cover which cites a review dated December 1865. A part of the Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series. Measures 10 1/2"x 9" With the slogan "We need both Bread and Bullets" across the front cover, the Ward Baking Company helped the Council of National Defense in its conservation of wheat during the World War I. This pamphlet explains the need for rationing bread on the home front. Printed in brown and green the cover depicts a soldier with a rifle over his shoulder standing in a grassy field. Measures 4" x 2 ½".
 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900  House that Jack Built, Mark's Edition. John Lewis Marks.London.1848
107 pp. 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. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains. 8 pp (including wrappers). The book features a poem loosely based on the nursery rhyme the House that Jack built. Illustrations are hand painted. The back cover has a list of other books sold by Marks. Date is inferred from previous owner's inscription. Measures 7" x 4 1/2". . Sewing repair on binding and for a 2" in tear on front cover. Inscription by previous owner. Minor foxing.
Illustrated Lottery Ticket Salem Hotel - Woodcut. .Salem NH.1862  Be a Li'l Miss Designer Dressmaking Kit No. 898. Neptune Plastics, Inc..Brooklyn.c1960
A 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" paper ticket with a wood cut of a woman and men alike purchasing large quantities of lottery tickets.  It is captioned "Social Banquet at the Salem Hotel, January 1, 1862. Salem, NH, Admission $2.  Lottery Ticket - Salem, NH, 1866. A drawing for the Grand levee at the Salem Hotel, May 1, 1866, is here advertised in this engraved lottery ticket.  Reverse is blank. . An unused  large format book titled  Be a Li'l Miss Designer - With this revolutionary new Colorful Self-Sticking Plastic Dressmaking Kit - No Glue No Sewing No Mess! Manufactured by Neptune Plastics, Inc. Brooklyn 16, NY.No. 898. Includes 4 different colors, 6 different styles (patterns), one 13" Model Doll that stands by itself, 4 storage bags for parts and many additional suggestions.  "Unlimited Hours of Fun for Girls of Every Age"  When opened the inside cover depict images of the various models and instructions.  Affixed with plastic spirals at center is a plastic wrapped card that includes the doll, the patterns and the material including ruffled trim pieces.  The back cover further promotes the product  Instructions on reverse read "Choose your outfit -- cut out paper pattern - cut plastic to shape of pattern -- cut ruffles to size.  Dress model with self-sticking clothes and ruffles. Dolls include Miss Holland, Miss Hawaii, Miss Western and Miss America.  Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2". .
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York. Barney & Berry Ice Skates Advertisement and Business Card for the New York Club Skate. Barney & Berry. Springfield, MA. c1867
A 12 1/2" x 8 1/4" printed cardboard form to be used to improve the appearance of a dress on a hanger.  No. 100 Model M.  It is an Ajustrite Dress form "The weight is on the tape. String tie at top that attaches to a hanger allows for proper placement of the form.  The belt from the dress is used to create a streamline waist.  Illustration and narrative instructions at base.   Reverse is blank.. 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)
Letter re By-laws Amendment Advising Which Woman may Attend Santa Cruz Club Function, Nogales AZ 1911 Dance Card with Embossed Basket, Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association of Philadelphia, Academy of Music, March 29th, 1875
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. 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. .
Scenery Autograph Album belonging to "Anna", BHS class of 1883Bridgeport, CT1882-1886 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
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 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
 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book - At Our House;  Mothers & Daughters, Saalfield 1960s. .. Stire & Lyon, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods  Featuring George C. Whitney Lace Valentines,  Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines etc. mid18880s. ..
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.. 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.
Gentleman's Victorian Neckwear. ..c1880s  Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..
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. 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"..
 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Eve Arden, Authorized Edition. Saalfield No. 158510..1953 Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series: Cock Robin. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
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. 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.
 Invitation - Citizens' Grand Ball, Town Hall, In Ware (MA). ..March 12, 1851  The Alfalfa Club of Washington D. C., 45th Anniversary Dinner, Printed Seating Chart. Byron S Adams.Washington, DC.21203
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. . Accordion fold, double-sided, large, seating chart. Jokingly referred to as the nation's most ineffective political party, the Alfalfa Club is an exclusive social club based in Washington DC, that typically only meets once a year on the last Saturday of January for an elaborate banquet. The club invitation only, something which only is only occurs when a current member dies. The club's membership it made up of some of the 200 richest and most powerful people in the world, and does not just include people from the political sphere of influence. Several past Presidents, such as Truman, Eisenhower, and Clinton have been members. With every banquet a large seating chart is printed and given out to members in order to facilitate a maximum amount of networking. On the front side of the 1958 banquet's seating chart is a depiction of the twelve tables at the event, with sometimes up to 45 people at each table. On the front side members are just listed by their names or titles, such as Mr. Sharp or the Vice President of the United States. On the back side of the chart is a list, in alphabetical order, of every person at the dinner featuring their full name and title. Members of note are bolded on both sides for emphasis. Printed in black with green accents. Measures 13" x 5 1/4" (folded), 40" x 13" (unfolded).  Toned due to age. Minor water stain on edge of one section. Small tear on bottom edge of another. Staple marks on one section. . The club was started in 1913, and originally designed as a way to celebrate the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee. Its name comes from the alfalfa plant's supposed willingness to "do anything for a drink." Even with its rather dubious beginnings, the club continues to thrive, and move away from its dark roots. They first started admitting blacks in 1974 and woman 1994 (though only after the President Clinton boycotted the banquet). The annual banquet serves as political roast, with the highlight of the night being the club's satirical nomination of a presidential candidate. Ironically, some of these joke nominations would eventually become the US President (Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush and George W Bush). Additionally, the current US President is also normally invited and gives a speech. In 1958 Representative Charles A. Halleck (R-Ind) was nominated by the club. In his acceptance speech he jokingly stated that he would run on the platform of a promise to build a rocket to the big dipper and a parking space for every car. While President Dwight D. Eisenhower was unable to attend the event, he fully supported the nomination stating that Halleck's campaign promises "stamp him as the kind of bold campaigner that we want to represent Alfalfa."
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.
Souvenir Ticket -  The Scales of Des Grands Magasins du Louvre - c1900 James Whitcomb RileyOld School Day Romances  Bobbs-Merrill Co.Indianapolis 1909
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... 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"
Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Harper & Brothers.New York.1917 Promotional Brochure - The Bungalow Camp Life Club - Pine Woods & Ocean Air. ..c1915
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 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". .
Faith Jaques Tilly's House. Margaret K. McElderry Book.New York.1979 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
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. 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.
Fairy ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .c1875  Caledonia Country, Vermont Written Examination of Common School Teachers. L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT).Caledonia Country, Vermont .May 6, 1883
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. The printed questions for the written exam for common school teachers in Caledonia Country, Vermont. The took place on Saturday, May 6, 1883, and when from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The printed exam starts by listing the regulations and standard of qualifications for the exam before continuing onto a section called 'General Questions', which is essentially the biographical information of the test taker. From the the exam is divided into four sections: Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic, and History. Each section has ten questions. Some examples of the questions asked are: Which as the greater area, Europe or the United States? Define Etymology. Compare goo, little, round, and honest. Divide .34 by .0034. Who would be President of the United States if the present chief magistrate should die? Printer Measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/4".. Original crease marks. Minor toning and staining due to age.
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.
Dance Card  with Printed Silk Cover - Boston Fire and Protective Dept's . Robinson Engraving Co.Boston.c1895  Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program. .Schenectady, NY.1934
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". . 56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director  Rene Blum in 1932. The ballet company toured all over Europe and North and South America. This particular program is from their time in New York, as evidence by the numerous advertisements by New York Companies. The majority of the program consists of black and white portraits of the companies leaders and dancers. There are also images of several ballets being performed. Along with the main program is a smaller program for a specific performance by the ballet in Schenectady, NY on November 21, 1934. The ballet performed three plays that night, "Les Presages", "Le Mariage D'Aurore", and "Le Beau Danube." Measures 12" x 9" (large program), 9" x 6" (small program) . The main program's cover is soiled and has minor edge wear. Otherwise the programs are toned due to age.
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review. Lakeside Publishing Co.New York.9741  Mother Hubbard and her Dog, Marcus Ward's Royal Illuminated Nursery Rhymes. William P Nimmo.Edinburgh, Scotland.1873
111 pp journal on nursing. The 'Trained Nurse and Hospital Review' was the pioneer nursing publication in American and it ran from 1893 to 1950. This item is the September 1926 issue. The front cover features a photograph of Stella Boothe Vail (a prominent nurse of the times and a specialist in children's health and hygiene) done by H. W. Simmons. Some of the articles in this issue are: "The Nurse's Part in Prenatal Care", "Helps in Pediatric Nursing", "Nutrition Forum: Food to Tempt Children's Appetites", and "A Guiding Code of Ethics in Nursing Relationships." Item includes a newspaper article on Stella Booth from the NY Sun Globe, March 1924. Measures 10" x 6 3/4" (journal), 9 3/4" x 7" (newspaper article) . Minor cover wear. Pages are toned due to age. The article has red pencil on the bottom detailing the name and date of the newspaper. 6 leaves (2 unnumbered text leaves, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates of color illustrations). Tells the classic poem of "Mother Hubbard and her Dog". One interior front and back cover is printed music for the poem. The four leaves of color illustrations are illuminated and each showcases a different verse of the poem. The images are captioned with phrases like "Ye Dame Bryngeth Hys Coffyn[sic]" and "Ye Doggie Readeth Ye News[sic]". Measures 7 3/" x 5 1/2". . Edge wear and toning due to age. Sewing repair to binding.  Inscription by previous owner. Back interior cover page has partially separated from the wrapper.
Dame Wonder's Series: The Little Drummer. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1855  Newcomb's Picture Stories, Scripture Series, No. 1 Creation. Clement & Packard.New York.1841
12 pp (including wrappers) Tells the story, in verse, of a young boy who longs to be a soldier. Joining the army he first becomes a drummer boy, and after proving himself through his courage, he eventually became a sergeant.  Below is a brief excerpt from the book: When mounting up the deadly breach, Fire pouring from each gun; Threatening wounds and death to each, I urged them on by beat of drum. There are hand colored woodcut engravings on each page. A part of the Dame Wonder's Series. Measures 7 1/2" x 4 1/2".  OCLC 1 (Feb. 2018). Moderate to heavy cover wear, there is a small piece of the front cover missing along edge. Sewing repair to binding. Minor penciling. Soiling and toning due to age. 10 leaves. In verse. Hand colored. Tells the story of creation, how chaos became light, how animals and plants came to be, and eventually how man and woman were created. Each page has a hand colored engraving on it. On the back cover is a letter written direct to the parents of children that states, "We ask the aid of those parents who regard the highest interests of their offspring. And, in the beginning, we would remind them, that the success of the attempt depends very much on parents. If they will make the scenes here represented the subjects of frequent and familiar conversation with their children, filling up what is lacking in the instruction here communicated, they will ... increase very much the interest and value of the book." Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4".  OCLC  - 2 (March 2018) . Covers detached. Sewing repair to binding, though it is extremely loose. Soiled and toned due to age.
 Unique Fan Shaped Friendship Album. .Shongo, NY.1895-1897  Die-cut Dance Card in the Shape of a Cadet, University of Vermont Military Ball. The Hall-Cosler Co.Bloomington, IND.
A uniquely shaped friendship album owned by a young lady named Dora, from Shongo, NY in the late 1890s. The album is fan-shaped, with its covers in blue velvet. The front cover is embossed velvet with the spokes of a fan and flowers. The interior pages are partially filled, with short notes and poems from Dora's friends and family members. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" (fan's edge x fan's curve).. Edge wear to the velvet due to rubbing. The embossing on the cover is hard to see. Interior pages are toned, and two are loose. Dance card in the shape and image of a military cadet, from the University of Vermont's Military Ball, held under the auspices of Scabbard and Blade Society at the University Gym, on November 10, 1924.  Sixteen dances in the order of dance. Names penciled in. With original leather string. Card stock covers and pages. Measures 5 1`/4" x 3".  Dance card separated from covers. .
 Boston Work-Horse Parade Association, Bulletin No. 1. ..1911 Hawley Wilson Tap Dancing for Beginner; Four Complete Courses with 315 Illustrations. Johnson Smith & Co..Detroit, MI.1935
8 pp booklet. Revised and re-issued, August 1911. Content includes information on Watering and Bedding and Bedding and Rest for parade horses.  Primarily discusses need for bedding in stables and watering  both day and night.  The inside cover has a postscript with testimonials from stable owners.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5". . The Association issued in 1910 a Bulletin on Watering and Bedding, by Gilbert Tompkin A revised edition was published in August, 1911, and it is now reprinted, with some additions. Unpaginated.  Illustrated wraps.  The first 2/3 of the four lessons including Waltz time, Fox Trot time, a six hour course on Fox Trot time and Those Who Cannot Obtain Musical Accompaniment.  Also includes a bonus chapter "Clog-Dancing Made Easy".  Dance instructions are accompanied by illustrations and music with steps associated with the notes.   Concludes with a Supplementary Catalogue of Surprising Novelties, Puzzles, Tricks, Joke Goods, Useful Articles, etc.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5 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 "Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
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 This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
 Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898 L  B Victorian Scrap Jointed Paper Doll
76 pp. 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. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". 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 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..
Shakespeare. Mr. Cooper and Miss Cooper in Much Ado About Nothing.  E.G. House.National Theatre, New York City.1838 Compilers - International Sunshine Society.  Sunshine Year Book. Los Angeles Branch of the Sunshine Society.Los Angeles.1908
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. 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)
Kathy Tucker  Do Cowboys Ride Bikes? Book with Braille Interleaves. Albert Whitman & Company.Morton Grove, ILL.1997 A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
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.. 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.
Kansas State Penitentiary - Concert by the Kansas State Prison Ban Leather Charm String Valentine - Pyrography. ..1910s
A 7 1/4" x 5" program for the concert  that includes an overture, marches "The Prisoner's Song", songs by the Harmony Four Quartet, a waltz, medley, Hawaiian patrol and more.  Reverse is blank.   Letter folds and toning. A 19 leather strip charm string valentine.  Each of the hearts has a pyrography border.  The text reads "If of me you'd cease to think my heart would shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink -- and shrink.  Light wear. .
American Hair Fashions Inserts - New Looks Defined by American Hairdresser Magazine. .American Hairdresser.1946-1948 Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit  Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922
Four (4) different 3-fold inserts from the American Hairdresser, each featuring four trending styles.  The two from 1946 are sepia tinted and promote updos, primarily at the top of the head with smooth lines ending in waves and modified Victory rolls.  No captions. The 1947-48 are black and white images,each with a caption, such as neo-classic and angled part with styles coming off the top of the head.  Reverse is blank.  Each measures 10 3/4" x 32". . A two-fold advertising pamphlet promoting the all silk stocking guaranteed not to run.  The cover illustration depicts a woman in party attire with floor legs hatching from an egg.  Annotates a list of complaints received including It will not run It outwears 7 or more feet It fits about the anckle It's High-Point heel narrows the ankle It is not cloudy or streaked... Also includes care instructions should they require repair (??) ..  The back page further  promotes the product. Measures 4 1/4" x 3 3/8"..
The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Marriage State: An Allegory.   G. & C. Merriam Springfield 1832 Business Card - Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, Window Shades a Specialty, Chicago, ILL c1900
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 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. .
 Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891 10" Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap Snow Angel in Rose and Winterberry Wreath - Mica Enhanced
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" Scrap Russian Girl Posing
The Charmed Circle of Good Dressers- Victorian Maze W.E. SnyderThe Leathercraftsman; A textbook on LeatherworksGraton & Knight Co.Worcestor1936
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.. 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".
Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915.. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner menu, Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, 1926..
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 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
 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.
The Wax-Figger Show of Mrs Jarley, containing many new figures, carefully arranged, with full instructions for presentation, costumes, etc. 4 Bizarre appearing Infant Toddler Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scraps
39 pp, soft cover play. Inspired by the the character, Mrs Jarley, and her show described in Charles Dickens book 'The Old Curiosity Shop'. The character of Mrs Jarley was actually inspired by real life wax sculptor, Madame Tussaud. This play depicts overs 50 'wax' figures, ranging from Cleopatra to a train robber and from a vampire to Little Bo-Peep.  Each character has a little speech describing themselves. There is an annotation on Mrs. Jarley's opening speech were a few sentences are penciled in.  Measures 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" Four (4) different 6" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of infants or young toddlers.  Each with a different flowing gown.  Three of the four hold objects. One is in a high chair with the tails of the gown tucked under the legs of the chair.  What makes these items particularly unusual is the maturity of their faces and the deep set eyes.   REverse is blank.
Story of Simple Simon from the Susie Sunshine's Series. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1900 Vinegar Valentine - Orphaned Child - An Owner Wanted . ..c1860
8 plates, litho on linen covers, with linen interior pages. Tells the classic story of Simple Simon. In verse with charming color illustrations on each page. A part of the Susie Sunshine's Series. Measures 7 1/2" x 5".. Cover wear, particularly on the back strip. Inscription from previous owner. A few minor stains on the edge of the page, that do not affect the images or text. A 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" hand colored vinegar valentine and penny dreadful.  It depicts a squawking infant hanging on a door knocker.  It is captioned AN OWNER WANTED Since you are famed for charity, I this young orphan send to thee, Out of respect sir,, for the doner, I hope you'll kindly find an owner. REverse is blank. .
 Fiesta Paper Dolls. Saalfield, ArtCraft, No. 1723.USA.c1960 McMonagle & Rogers, Select Cooking Recipes. C. A. Coffin & Rogers.New York.1880
A 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" book with six (6) paper dolls to cut out from the the covers.  Each is dressed in Hispanic influenced attire.  Includes four (4) pages of festive traditional costumes to cut for the dolls.  Each garment is labeled with the country of origin.  The countries include Uruguay, Guatemala, Cuba, Costa Rica, Honduras, Argentina, Dutch Guiana, Paraguay, Ecuador, Columbia, panama, Mexico, Peru, Chili and Bolivia, . 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". .
Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870 3 Cookbooks - Streamline Your Figure --The New Mid-century Hourglass. ..
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. 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". .
Lily's Picture Book. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1890  3 Learning to Dance Instruction Booklets - Suzi-Q, Carlo, Tango, Cllege Rhumba, Kiss Dance, Manhattan, Charleston, Swing-Break, Snake Hips, Trucking, Shim-Sham-Shimmy, La Bomba and Swing Waltz. ..1930s
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). The How To Dance and The Art of Dancing Booklets are each 64 pp.  Profusely illustrations with images of twists and turns.  How to Dance also includes foot-step diagrams. The final is the Complete guide to Swing Dancing Self-Taught--EAsy! Quick.  32 pp. Again with illustrations and foot-step diagrams. Approximate sizes 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"..
Fort Worth Frontier Centennial , 1936 Amusement Attractions covering 162 Acres, Billy Rose, Director General W. S. Haven & Co. Priners, Stationers, Binders, & Blank Book Manufacturers, Pittsburgh. c1865 - with Presidential Votes. ..
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". . 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. .
Good Neighbor Paper Dolls. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1946 Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806
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?) 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.
 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)
Matlida J Peterson's19th Century Autograph Friendship Album Song Sheet: Labour is the Source of Wealth. "The Hard Working Man"
Matilda J Peterson was born in 1866 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania and died in1958 (according to a note at the back of the album). This album was given to her by W. A. Peterson for Christmas in 1881. The album is partially filled with short notes, generally in verse and two different versions of an ink drawing of a bird on ferns. At the beginning of the album, Matilda or Tillie as she is called, addresses her friends: "My album is a golden spot Where all my friends may sow, Where thorns and thistles flourish not, But flowers alone may grow. With smiles for sunshine, tears for showers, I'll water, watch and guard these flowers." Between 1882 and 1887. Tillie’s friends wrote in this album, the majority of which were her classmates at Ligonier High School. Below are for examples: "All going to Brother McKinley’s church, and you to stay at home and get dinner." “Remember a ‘Miss’ is as good as mile, when asked to be ‘Mrs’, Consider a while.” “Love and ware are two great compeers, War sheds blood and love sheds tears; War has spears and love has darts, Ware breaks heads and love breaks hearts." “Our school days will soon be o'er, The day is drawing nigh, When we shall part as before, Perhaps not to meet till on high. But, may we meet in a school room, That is grander far than this, And be much happiness in that room, For the hard lessons we learned in this.” The album itself is brown cloth over boards with stamped decorations. The front cover has two horses, gilded flowers (gold has mostly faded) and green painted basket weave in the top right corner. The back cover has a stamped bow made from ribbons and tassels. It appears as though Matilda hand colored in the titled page of the album, which simply states “Autographs” with a gold ink. Measures 7” x 4 1/4" A 10" x 7 1/4" songsheet with woodcut engravings of a skep, clasped hands, and a regal lady in a coach guarded by soldiers. Decorative devices add structure to the sheet. Verse begins "Who is the prop, the support of the land, The rich or the por I would ask..."  Reverse is blank.   Edge tears, small amounts of paper log.
Employee Sobriety Pledge or Contract  Oriental "Show-You" Recipes. Oriental Show-You Company.Columbia City, Indiana.c1922
A 9 3/4" x 7 3/4"  manuscript agreement penned by another and signed by Mathew Bannister agreeing he will drink nothing tthat will intoxicate in any way shape or manner and be as faithful as possible to his employer, Geo. G Gilbert & Co.  Should he drink any intoxicating liquors again he will forfeit the sum of Fifty dollars  and would further agree not to leave the premises or go out of the Factory yard with leave of Geo. H. Gilbert Col.  Edge tears and wear. 24 pp, red illustrated wrapper. This recipe book had easy recipes for which one could use canned Asian ingredients at home. The book starts with the way rice is cooked in Japan, and continues on to recipes for a variety of Chop-Suey sauces such as Plain Chop-Suey, Tomato Chop-Suey and Chinese Chop-Suey. While some of these recipes are variations of oriental recipes (Egg Foo-Young), majority of traditional dishes Americans in the 1920s would have been familiar with, but with an Asian twist. For example Japanese Pork Roast, Chicken Souffle, Oyster Cocktail Sauce, Salmon Croquettes and Fruit Salad. The Oriental Show-You Company was founded in 1918 in Detroit by Shinzo Ohki, a Japanese immigrant. The company imported shoyu, now more commonly known as soy sauce, and tea from China. In 1922  he moved his company to Columbia City, IN, and began bottling his own brand of shoyu, along with other Chinese foods such as canned mung bean sprouts, chow mein noodles, and chop suey. The company would be bought out in the 1960s by Beatrice Food Inc, and later La Choy Food Products. At its peak the company was making approximately 30,000 gallons of soy sauce per year. There are six black and white engravings placed through out the book, which always have at least one of the companies products features in the illustration. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/2". Minor fading on the bottom of the front cover due to light damage. Interior pages are toned due to age.
 Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857  The Young Cook, or a Thousand Practical Ways to Make Good Cakes, Pies, Pudding, Tarts, Custards, Ice Cream, Water Ices, Jellies, Pyramids, Webs, and All Kinds of Confectionary, Etc. Fisher & Denison.New York.c1870
Esther Institute was the Columbus, Ohio's first girls' boarding school. It was founder by Lewis Hely in September 1853. The faculty at the school included Agnes Beecher Allen (1831-1919), niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The item is a program for the June 1857 Commencement Exercises. It is printed on a single sheet of hounds tooth watermark paper with an engraving of a garden with a globe in it. It was closed in 1862, due to the American Civil War, at which point the building itself was used as a military hospital. After the conclusion of the war in 1865 it was reopened as Irving House and then eventually became a parish house for Trinity Episcopal. The building itself was demolished in 1916. Measures 10" x 8". Minor crease marks. 112 pp, with hand colored illustrated covers. A cook book focusing on baking with over a 100 recipes for such items as meat pies, pudding, Spanish fitters, and ginger bread. The front cover illustrations has been hand colored. Measures 5" x 3 1/4".  OCLC - 1 only (March 2018). Heavily cover wear. Both the front and back covers have detached, but the front cover was reattached with tape. Both cover are missing small sections. Pages age toned. Minor water stain on the edge of approximately last five pages.
 Friendship Album of Ida Ward. .Eagle Lake, Indiana.1882-1890 Lady's Laundry List - Items Dropped off to be Laundered.... ..1920s
A friendship album belonging to Ida Ward of Eagle Lake, Indiana. (The lake itself is now called Winona Lake in Warsaw, IN). The album is partially filled, mainly with verses from her friends and family. Although there are many blank pages, this album is not lacking in entries as some pages have up to five different entries on them. Red leather stamped covers. The front cover has a floral design with decorative borders. It is both gilted and vermeil (silver-gilt). Additionally, a blue background has been painted on in the lower left corner. The back cover also has a stamped designed of ribbons in a bow. Gilt edged pages. Measures 7" x 4 1/4" . Edge wear do to rubbing. Damage to the back strip. Toning on interior pages due to age. A hard cover folio  with a watercolor of an elegant lady holding a feather fan on the front cover.   The insert is a Ladies' Laundry List booklet.   It includes approximately 75 unused pages of items to be laundered. The left side is the laundry list to be retained by "The Lady" and the right side list to go with the laundry.  The form includes the date number of items to be laundered and the cost of laundry.  In it's original blank box.  Measures 4 1/2"  x 5 3/4".  . Bend, front cover insert booklet.
 Menu - Class of '69 - Delmonico's. Sanford, Harroun & Co..New York.1866 Edited by An Association of Clergymen The Family Circle and Parlor Annual  Vol. V, No. 10. J.E.D. Comstock.New York.June 1846
An 8" x 5"  single-fold menu for the Class of '69, held at Delmonico's, Tuesday, June 19, 1866. The menu page and lists of toasts within.  Toasts included The Ladies, Fritz and A. O.B,  Our Sister Colleges, Our Ponies, Sophroniscus-- a pleasant recreation, etc. The reverse lists the committee.  Letter folds and heavy wear.. Illustrated wraps. Pgs. 334-363.  Engraving of Bay and Harbour of New York from Staten Island.  Hand colored engraving of Lily of the valley and balsam flowler (sp). An original poem The Return of Spring by H. A. Del Oriend.  Numerous articles including The History and Adventures of a Penny by Mrs. A. B. Whelpley,  An Exciting Scene; an authentic narrative by an eye-witness and Scripture Natural History; the apple-tree,or citron (with wood engraving) . Index and advertisement on back cover. Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". .
 Two Fabric Labels - Balmoral Skirts - to be worn over Crinolines. .Philadelphia, PA.c 1860  Chief Yellow Thunder Lecturer, Indian Legend, Race and Antiquity of the American Indian. .Wisconsin Dells, Wis..1930
Two (2) different approximately 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"  fabric labels for balmoral skirts, worn over crinoline or hoop skirts.  The fabric was printed in bright colors and intended to be exposed beneath the outer skirt.  The first advertises Bruner's Balmoral Skirts of Philadelphia and depicts a courting couple.   The fabric was 144 x 45 inches.  The second depicts an elegant woman lifting her skirt to expose her balmoral skirt.  144 x 43 inches.  Both black and white litho with the only color being the exposed balmoral.  Reverse is blank.. The balmoral petticoat was a coloured petticoat that was intended to show at the hem of a drawn-up skirt for walking and sportswear in the 1860s and 1870s.  The balmoral petticoat could be worn over a hoopskirt or crinoline or have hoops built into the petticoat, and (according to some sources) include a horsehair stiffener as part of the petticoat itself. The most common Balmoral petticoat was red wool, often with 2-4 black stripes running around the hem.  Later in the 1860s there are mentions of balmoral petticoats in plaid or striped wool, and even cotton balmoral petticoats in the Americas. The balmoral petticoat was most popular at the height of the crinoline era, but quickly became a victim of its own popularity and practicality.  Fashion has never loved sensible garments, and balmoral petticoats were eminently sensible: warm, durable, easy to walk and move in.  They were adopted by all levels of society almost immediately (there are numerous mentions of slaves in the American South wearing balmoral petticoats in the 1860s), and quickly discarded by the upper levels of society.  A variant of the Balmoral petticoat (sans hooping) remained popular with older women and the less fashionable for decades after the crinoline was discarded.  As a result ‘red flannel petticoat’ became synonymous with provincial fashion and the elderly. - Source: Dreamstress.com A single-fold 7 3/8" x 4" brochure with an image from a photograph of the Chief Yellow Thunder in traditional attire on the front cover.  The grandson of the original Yellow Thumder. The brochure provides historical information on the Chief and the "Thunder Clan".  His topics for discussion include Race and Antiquity of the American Indian The Educated Indian and What He is Doing Religion of the Northern Indian The Indian Childhood The Indian Philosophy The Winnebago Indian of Wisconsin The Medicine Man Herb Practitioner Witch Craft Among American Indians The Indian Present Day Problems Indian Sign Language, Pictographs and Ideographs Missionary Work Among Indians Also includes testimonials and lists of clubs, organizations and institutions where he has appeared.  An additional leaflet indicates he has addressed religious congregations, student bodies of grade schools and institutions of higher learning, groups of Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, clubs and others organizations. He boasts he makes an earnest effort to portray Matthew Arnold's interpretation of the word "lecture" in all of his appearances..
 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 Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
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. . Seven (7) 4" x 2 3/4"  embossed advertising trade cards promoting Clarks ONT thread. One for each line of the Monday's Child verse depicting an illustration of a young girl relevant to the verse.  It also includes Clark's response to the verse e.g. Thursday's Child is Sour & Sad - Tho' Thursday's child be sour and sad Clark's ONT will make her glad. the reverse promotes the product..
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... Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
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 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..
Paul Pryor "E.T. Taggard" Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series: Putnam. McLoughin Brothers.New York.1873 U.S. Water Wear 1936 - U.S. Hits a New High in Styles and Sales for 1936. United States Rubber Company.New York.1936
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. 24 pp (including covers) bathing suit catalog. The catalog proudly declares "It was the U. S. which originated the rubber swim suit. It was the U. S. which brought it to unrivaled perfection. That is why U. S. leads every year in rubber swim suit sales. And that is why U. S. leads again this season with the most outstanding styles and interesting innovations ever seen in waterwear." The catalog features a variety of items, from bathing suits for both men and women, to swim caps, and 'bathing' shoes. The catalog is full of black and white photographs depicting the items. Some of the images have blue coloring added to the clothing item to make it visually stand out. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Minor edge wear. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor penciling (mostly check marks by items), though a name is written on the front cover.
Demorest's Family Magazine -  Advertising Paper Doll with 2 Costumes. ..1895 S.J. Stone, M.A. The First Problem: The Soliloquy of A Rationalistic Chicken.  1873
An 8 1/2" paper doll attired in corset and petticoats with printe d message on reverse "Please remember that a new dress for this doll will be given to you each month.  It will be presented to you by the dealer as a gift from DEMOREST'S FAMILY MAGAZINE.  All the favor they request of you in return is that you will ask your mother, or the grown people of your family, to read the "Contents" of the Magazine that will be printed on the back of the dress each month.  Our object is to interest them in the Magazine; so, after calling for a new dress each month, be sure to perform this little duty, and then you will feel at liberty to call for another dress the following month."   Compliments of Ames and Bates Newsdealer & Stationers, Boston. Accompanied by two dresses cut from Demorest's promotions from 1819.  Guess the child didn't appreciate being used as an advertising pawn after a couple of months.... 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.
 5 Different Greeting Cards Promoting US War Savings Bonds w Inserts - "Stamp" Out Dictators. Official War Stamp Greeting Cards.USA Treasury Dept..1942 Letters to Selectman requesting town to pay for unwed mothers confinement. .Hartford CT.1869
Five (5) different french-fold greeting cards with patriotic themes including American flags and shields and Uncle Sam. One of the Uncle Sam cards wishes Happy Birthday to a Young American and depicts two children saluting Uncle Sam.  Another depicts Uncle Sam "stamp"ing out stereotypical images of enemy dictators.  The verbage in this card reads "...Each added stamp will do its bit to puch "Mussi" off the map, Sink the prowling submarines, and "STAMP" out Hitler and the Jap!" Three of the five include unused 10 cent Stamp Albums for the purchase of United States War Savings Bonds.  The other two include envelopes for Savings Stamps.  Each measures approx. 6 1/4" x 4".   All unsigned.. A letter from the Hall of Record, Selectmen's Office dated July 30th writing to the Selectmen of Middletown (CT) requesting they pay for the confinement of $3 per week in a Hartford hospital  for an orphaned daughter, Meary Barry, of a deceased resident of Middletown. "She is in the family way by Jepee Strickland of South Glastenbury so she says" The Selectman suggests Hartford pay the bill and get reimbursed by Middletown. There was an apparent reply on August 5th, comments - see Letter book.   The Selectman then replies on August 10th providing requested information on the death of Meary's parents.  The parents both died in South Farms after working a farm on shares at "South Farms".  Meary worked in a suspender factory and lived with various families until she "got into trouble being with child by a man who had agreed to marry her but has since cleared out". The Selectman is firm--Middletown must pay. Letter sheets measure 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" The more things change....
 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.  .
3 S.H. & M. Bias Velveteen Skirt Bindings Head and Shoulders Advertising Paper Dolls. Sackette & Wilhelms Litho Co..NY.c1895 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
Three (3) different die-cut advertising head and shoulders paper dolls compliments of S.H. & M. Skirt binding tape.  Each depicts an elegant lady of means, dressed for various social events.  Perhaps designed as an aspiration the for average child.  The reverse of the dress promotes the various bindings available for sale. Printed on the reverse of the front of the dress is information on obtaining the three figures shown by sending five 2 cent stamps to the S.H. & M.  Co. NYC.  Each measures 8 1/2".. 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. .
 Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902  Preserving Food - 7 Cook Booklets demonstrate improvement in 'Putting Up" or  Home Canning and Preserving. ..1910-1930s
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 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". .
 Benefit of the Manufactures' and Village Library!  Miss Helen F. Brigham, Of Boston Presents "Deestrict Skewl" . .Great Falls, NH.1890 Dr. John Gregory A Father's Legacy to His Daughters. C Wells.New York.c1840
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, 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.
A group of 11 fine chromolithograph Motto Cards each with a cross as the central theme. ..c1880 Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870
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. . 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.
Mattie Pounds Work and Workers in the Mission Fields of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. Christian Woman's Board of Missions..1902 Printed Silk Bookmark - Mother Stewart. ..
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. 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.)
Protect Her Future, Register and Vote, NAACP Political Poster A Victim of Woman's Rights
National Association fro the Advancement of Colored People. .  c1965. This poster was used the NAACP voter registration drives. The poster is printed in black and white and it prominently features a young African-American girl, hold a flag and staring directly at the viewer. The poster features the slogan "Protect Her Future: Register and Vote". The bottom of the poster has additionally text, which reads "Black Is Beautiful - But You Look Prettier When You Are Registered"  Measures 23 3/4" x 14 1/2". A 9" x 7 3/8"  hand colored lithograph.  It is titled "A Victim of Woman's Rights".  It depicts a gentleman in an apron with his hands in the wash tub while a disapproving wife looks on.  It is captioned "That's right, Old Dad, stir up the suds,  And haste to purify the duds; But ere I'd have a wash-tub lover, I'd take and whitewash him all over".   Letterfolds and discolorations.
Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World.  Nineteenth Edition Crepe Paper Border - Images of Children at Work and Play . ..c1900
48 pp. catalogue.  Illustrated  Concludes with index.  A full system of woolen underwear made suitable for summer wear.  Includes clothing for men, women and children. Men's items a and includes such items as the men's normal sanatory combination suit, chest protectors, smoking jackets and camel's hair velour slippers.  Women's items include Sanatory undervests, normal sanatory drawers,  woolen knitted negligee corset and woolen hosiery.  Children's wear includes infants bandages, Gertrude Suit, sleeping combination suits and  knitted knee warmer.  Also include medical devices such as abdominal and girder belts.  Many other products, all include sizing and pricing information and a narrative description.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". Measures 6 1/2" x 128" and depicts four repeats of children at work and play.    Depicts children ice skating, gardening, playing on the shore and reading.   Vivid color..
M. Kucera Catalogue of The Glove Industrie of Prague - International Exhibition.Philadelphia.1876  Instructions for using the Dressmakers' Magic Scal, Improved and Simplified for Cutting Ladies' and Children's Wearing Apparel . The Rood Magic Scale Co..Chicago. ILL.1897
Illustrated coated stock covers with 20 unnumbered pages -- each promoting a different Austrian glove maker present in the Austrian Department at the Centennial Exhibition.  Contents printed in black and white on pulp paper. Measures 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". . Light cover wear, separation. 32 Edition. 24pp.  Includes a description of scale and definition of technical parts, taking measures,notes for beginners, for drafting the back, for drafting the front, tracing front, drafting sleeves, etc.  The tool allowed the cutting of all styles of patterns without refitting.  Illuistrated. Measures 9" x 6".  .
A Collection of Political and Human Rights Campaign Ephemera 5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly
A collection of eight stickers/ bumper stickers and one poster. Below is a brief description of each item. "Peace, Let it Shine", Poster The poster was published by the Peace Corps and it states "Peace, Let it Shine, help make it work through the Peace Corps". The images depicted is that of a boat on a river at sunset. Measures 22" x 17" "Tolerance", Sticker Created by 'A Project for Southern Poverty Law Center', located Alabama, this sticker features four hands of varying colors, grasping each other to form a circle. The sticker states "Tolerance, Worth Reacting For." Measures 3 1/4" x3" "Stop Apartheid - Boycott Shell", Bumper Sticker This bumper sticker issued as part of an international campaign to boycott Shell because of the company's involvement in South Africa and Namibia. This involvement mainly consisted of the company helping those two countries get around an oil embargo. Measures 14" x 3 3/4" "Kids Need Love AND Child Support", Bumper Sticker Printed by the Child Support Enforcement Group, this is a simple bumper stick, black text on a light blue background. Measures 12" x 3". "I am a Pro-Choice American", Sticker Two circular stickers printed in red and blue with a white background. They were distributed by Planned Parenthood. Measures (Diameter) 3". "Feed the Cities - Starve the War Machine", Sticker This large sticker was for a particular protest in New York on June 12, 1982. It was a disarmament campaign whose goal was to abolish all nuclear weapons. The sticker is printed with a bright neon green background, and black text, with a large peace symbol on it. Measures 6 3/4" x 4". "Abolish Nuclear Weapons", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker for the disarmament campaign. What is interesting about this item is the illustrations of a broken war head in the corner. Measures 7 1/2" x 3 2/3". "Amnesty International", Sticker Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. This sticker was for their New York office is printed in gold, black and white and features an image of their logo, a candle with barbed wire ensnaring it. Measures 3 1/4” x 3 1/4" . "Stop Hate", Bumper Sticker The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States. It is a civil rights organization that dedicates itself to fighting against not only anti-Semitism but all forms of bigotry through education. This bumper sticker is basic, but striking. In only red and white, it states, in bold font "STOP HATE." Measures 9” x 2 3/4". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dOx6dHYKwCvBMdQ92 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.
Alf. Chas. Moss and Ellwood L. NewHard Polyglot Opera.  H.M.S. Pinafore, Burlesque Translation in Pennsylvania German. Allen W. Haines .Allentown.1901 The Trade Union Woman.  Alice Henry D. Appleton and Company New York 1915
16 pp. wraps. Advertisements precede and follow text pages. Includes the translation of the H.M.S. Pinafore oder "Das Maedle un Ihr Sailor Kerl, 'N translation fum dem bekannte Opera.   In two acts. Although the opera is in Pennyslvania German, the advertisements are in English.  Measures 9" x 6". . 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"
 Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Independence Square. September 1861.  .  3 Royal Lottery Tickets Sold by Pudding & Co, Lucky Office, 1 Cornhill early 1800s - The Queen, Miss Forecast and Prunella Prim
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.   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.
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. 9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles
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”. . 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..
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.  A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888
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. 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
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904  Cut McLoughlin Hattie, 4 Original Costumes and 4 Handmade Costumes with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1868
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. 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. .
The Experienced American Housekeeper, or Domestic Cookery: Formed on Principles of Economy for the Use of Private Families.  Theatre de la Mode - "Hidden Hands"  Touring Miniature Mannequin Exhibitions - War Relief-  Program and Photo Postcards. Meriden Gravure Co. (Meriden CT).Paris, France.1946
216 pp  6 leaves of plates. Yellow cloth hardcover.  Blind stamp.   Diagrams of cuts of meat.  Begins with Observations for the Use of the Mistress of a Family of a Family. Systematic goes through various types of meats, fish and other food categories. Includes index.  First published 1807.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4". Single fold program and nine black and white photo postcards. The Theatre de la Mode was a touring exhibition of fashion  mannequins crafted by some of Paris' top fashion designers after the war.  Presented by American Relief for France for the benefit of L'Entr'aide Francaise.  The program is a letter from the French designers and others in the French fashion industry to American. The postcards feature black and white photographs of the miniature mannequin dolls wearing designer fashions in scenes before and after the war. Program measures 7"x 5" -  5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (postcard). Letter fold on program . Minor edge wear. Light toning.. After World War II, the French fashion industry was suffering, as as the rest of the French economy. In order to help raise funds to both help war survivors and revive the French fashion industry, top Paris fashion designs and  couturiers joined together to create an exhibit of fashion for nearly 200 doll size figurines. They had decided to use doll size figurines rather than normal sized mannequins due to the short supply of a materials. Large, elaborate sets were created to house the dolls by some of France's leading artists. Jewelry designers created minute necklaces and accessories for the dolls to wear. This exhibition showcased an extreme attention to detail, the buttons were real buttons, the zippers zip, and purses were fill of miniature wallets and compacts. The exhibit opened at the Louvre on March 25 1945 and raised over a million francs. Shortly there after the exhibition tour the rest of Europe, before the dolls were outfitted with new outfits for the 1946 fashion season and sent oversea to American. It toured in two major US cities, New York and San Francisco. Today the majority of the Theatre de la Mode is owned and displayed by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA, though parts of the original exhibition often go on tour throughout the world
W. R. Williams New Instruction Book (11th Edition) giving full and complete instructions for using the New Perfection Tailor System of Dress Cutting.. .Lawrence, Kansas.1891  Memorabilia from the Lowe's Opera House. .Groveton, NH.May 5, 1897
32 pp. Information on Perfection Tailor Body System, Perfection Tailor Sleeve Rule, Perfection Tailor Skirt and Collar Rules. Illustrations throughout.  Includes instructions for women's and children's garments.   Measures 9" x 5 3/4". . Four (4) pieces of ephemera from the Lowe's Opera House on May 5, 1897. They include a center opening menu with embossed cover reading "opening", fare within.  A single-fold program  listing the Programme and numerous advertisements.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5 1/2".  A full ticket for admitting a Gentleman and Lady to Concert, Ball and Supper and a Balcony Ticket..
Advertising Paper Doll for The New Home Sewing Machine Co.. Forbes Co. .Orange MA.c1895 Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
A front and back paper doll created by Forbes Co. consisting of multiple parts to be joined to create the object. The 81/2" x 5" card Compliments of The New Home Sewing Machine Co has a main figure of a sewing machine that folds at top for insertion of head and shoulder component of one of two women - a young lady or an older woman--your preference.  It is accompanied by a 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" card is to be cut and constructed to create a back drop for the sewing woman.  It is an image of a house and is captioned "Our New Home".  Reverse of both cards blank.. 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. .
Sportman's Dinner given by those interested in The Turf and Field, Waldorf Astoria, NY 1912Commonwealth Press.Worcester MA (printer. Kay SwanThe Kay Swan Sew-Sew BookBarse & Co.NY.1929
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.. 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,
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925.. Ladies' Die-cut Embossed Hand Fan with Images of German Poets & Other Literary Figures c1880s. ..
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 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.
Three Letters from a Family Moving to South America Convent Life Exposed -- Great Lectures on Romanism - Opportunity to Hear the Eloquent and Brilliant Ex-Romanst, Margaret L. Shepherd.
In early 1855, a husband and wife, moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Estancia del Folag with their two sons, Hasen and Jonathan. The collection contains three letters, comprised of eighteen pages, written to the wife's friend. Color vignette on first page with stationer's embossing on remaining sheets. The letters are only signed "Affectionally yours" with no name. The letters describe some of the hardship she had adjusting and the difficulty in settling up her household. The majority of the letters comprises of the retelling of a long carriage ride taken during the move. At first the wife seems determined to find fault in everything in South America, often mentioned the lack of manners of the locals and how filthy everything is. "There is no places of resort or of being of interest, no pleasant walks or rides, in fact nothing except catholic churches. Plenty of those if you are inclined to visit them." Eventually, she begins to enjoy her surrounds and find companionship in her neighbors, and in particular an American named Judy. She even waxes poetically about the fruit she can get there, and how much the whole family enjoys it. "I determined from the first of my decision to come to make up my mind to nothing and then I should not be disappointed." "I am not homesick, and though we are what many would call unpleasantly situated, I never had so happy [a] two months in my life as the last two." These three letters have been hand-bound by a thread into a booklet. The first page has a hand colored illustration on the top. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" A single-fold circular with an illustration of nee Sister Magdalene Adelaide promoting her lecture series speaking against Catholicism.  Private Lectures in the afternoon for Ladies Only, gentlemen welcome in the evening. "Mrs. Shepherd Challenges any Bishop or Priest to attend her Lectures and deny, if they can, the statements she makes -- Did you ever know the Romish Church to say a Good Word about any Woman who Dares to Leave her?"  4 Lectures being held at the Music Hall, Providence R.I.   Subjects include The Priest and the Woman in the Confessional. Reasons why Protestants should not marry Roman Catholics (Ladies Only) The Nuns who are the Brides of Christ, and Private Life in the Nunnery (Ladies Only) Does Secret Convession and Parochial School Education Make Good American Citizens? Purgatory Indulgences and Relics.  Sacrilegious Frauds for Obtaining Money and Building Up Religious Industries.   Admission 15 cents. Also includes testimonials and press notes of Margaret L. Shepherd.  Back page also promotes her books.  Measures 12" x 9 5/8".
Wafer box with 9 Wafers & Photograph  Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849
A 1 5/8" in diameter paper covered wafer box with an embossed seal or wafer at top center Contents includes 9 wafers 1/2" in diameter that would have been affixed to the back of the letter perhps with the seal.  Also includes is a 5/8" circular cut-out photograph of an elderly women.  Wafers of various styles, all embossed. 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. .
 Cut McLoughlin Little Fred, Complete with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1850s Proof before Lettering of Les Cent Bibliophiles Menu  for 1908 meeting created by Auguste Lepere - Tongue in Cheek - Woman Stirring a Pot of Books
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.. 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. .