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Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper. Dennison Manufacturing Co...1913
Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper. Dennison Manufacturing Co...1913
Price: $30.00

96 pp. Printed soft cover, photographs, illustrations, crepe paper samples. A trade catalog filled with information about crepe and tissue paper. Vividly colored samples of papers, decorating with papers instructions and photographs, advertising for other materials to use with papers, includes index at back. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". tear on cover, cover handled
 Macullar Parker Company, Fashionable Clothing for all Occasions, 400 Washington Street Boston Selected Views of Boston. Moses King..1898
Macullar Parker Company, Fashionable Clothing for all Occasions, 400 Washington Street Boston Selected Views of Boston. Moses King..1898
Price: $30.00

printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining
Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
Price: $35.00

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". .
Advertising Blotter - Phillip's Indian Herb Cough Cure - Image from photographs of Bulldog and Toddler with a Rifle. ..
Advertising Blotter - Phillip's Indian Herb Cough Cure - Image from photographs of Bulldog and Toddler with a Rifle. ..
Price: $35.00

A 3 3/8" x 6 1/2" advertising blotter printed in black and white with two images from photographs.  The first is a bulldog sitting at attention.  Captioned "I am Barking For Phillips' Indian Herb Cough Cure.  Nature's Best Remedy for Coughs, Colds and La Grippe.  manufactured only by A. J. Phillips, Norwood, NY USA. The seond image is a toddler holding a rifle and wearing a bullet belt.  It is captioned "Shoot that cough with Papa's Indian Herb Cough Cure.   It will do thee good." The reverse is blank.  Light to moderate wear..
Boston Theatrical Guide. Theatrical Guide Pub Co Publishers.Boston.c. 1905
Boston Theatrical Guide. Theatrical Guide Pub Co Publishers.Boston.c. 1905
Price: $35.00

A small booklet that gives an overview of the various theaters in Boston. 24 pages, paper wrappers with stapled binding. Some of the theaters included are the Boston Theatre, Castle Square Theatre, Percy Williams' Orpheum, and many more. Each theater gets a diagram with the layout of the seats and stage, included are the prices for each section. Interspersed are advertisements for all types of local business, including Crosby's Restaurant, which sponsored the creation of the booklet. 7 3/4" x 5 1/2".   .
Hidden Object Puzzle promotes Candy Store; a century ahead of it's time (no game app required). ..
Hidden Object Puzzle promotes Candy Store; a century ahead of it's time (no game app required). ..
Price: $35.00

A 6" x 3 1/2" stock puzzle card promoting a candy store.  The tope portion with hidden objects appears to be a young girl in a somewhat surreal scene above mountains, a stream and dead streets.  Captioned at top Hidden Away in this Curious Picture is a cat, a serpent, a lizard, a fly, a mule, an elephant, two birds, a rat, a boy, a dog, a fish and five other objects.  Caption at base reads "To find the best Ice Cream call at CURTIS Candy Store.  Reverse is blank..
 1915 Catalogue The Tablet & Ticket Co., Willson's Paper Letters and Figures (Gummed). .New York.1915
1915 Catalogue The Tablet & Ticket Co., Willson's Paper Letters and Figures (Gummed). .New York.1915
Price: $40.00

Printed soft cover, photographs, tables, and illustrations throughout among text. A Catalogue for The Table and Ticket Co. for 1915. Booklet includes advertising, photographs of work for samples, testimonials, explanations of products, and accessories like storage boxes. One page has handwritten notes in margins explaining prices. 9 1/2" x 7". wear on edges, crease from folding catalogue in half
 3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
Price: $45.00

Three (3) different 2-fold promotional brochures for Bayer seed treatment products, each with illustrations of the product or products being treated.  They include How to treat Seed Potatoes with Dipdust, How to treat Truck and Garden Crops with Dipdust and How to treat Seed Corn with Seed Corn Disinfectant.  Each guaranteed to produce larger yields with cleaner and better crops.  The pamphlets includes images from photographs and illustrations along with narratives explaining usage and promoting the products. Each measures 6" x 3 1/2" when folded.  Surface wear.
Promotional Brochure and Sample Card for  Dixon Silica Graphite Paint  Printed in French - Fine Chromolithograph Imagery.
Promotional Brochure and Sample Card for Dixon Silica Graphite Paint Printed in French - Fine Chromolithograph Imagery.
Price: $45.00

A two-fold promotional flyer for Dixon Silica-Graphite paint.  The chromolithograph front cover depicts vignettes of its various uses accompanied by relevant captions.  January 1905.  The inside pages promote the products durability, ease of application and varied uses as an especially durable product.  This is followed by four color sample paint chips; all in shades of graphite. It concludes with the economics of using the product.  The back cover includes a vignette of the factory in New Jersey.  Presented by Wanner & Cie, Paris.   Robert & Cie, Lithographer. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
Price: $45.00

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. .
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Price: $45.00

Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting
Price: $45.00

"Glare is the gangster of light," this brochure claims in its opening salvo. It continues on to declare "It beats upon your brain with the bludgeon of brilliance. It strips you of stamina, rifles you reserve and plucks your power, and makes off with you energy." Serving as an advertisement for Curtis Lighting, this brochure features their product 'X-Ray Reflectors', which is an indirect lighting element that cuts down on the glare you would get from direct lighting. The small brochure continues on to say that it helps with optiphosis, which according to 'lighting engineers' and optical science is any illness that can be caused by a harsh glare, such as headaches, loss of productivity, and nausea. The brochure itself is printed in black with green accents used in the designs or illustrations. The front cover has a wonderful art deco influenced illustration of eyes with light beams hitting their pupils. Single fold brochure. Measures 7" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 7" (unfolded)
 Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
Price: $48.00

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.
 Business Card – Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker . ..c1880s
Business Card – Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker . ..c1880s
Price: $50.00

A 2 7/8” x 1 1/8” with trompe l'oeil corner giving the illusion of the corner being flipped forward. Printed in black and white, as a chalk board. The card reads Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker? John 3:16 in the upper right corner. It is for Arthur Waite, who began his career as a mesmerist and medium and converted to Christianity around 1870 and deemed himself an artist evangelist.  He delivered evangelizing sermons to children using illustrated chalk-talks. .
 Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Price: $50.00

Red Die cut "beet" advertisement for Bay State Papers, each page explains why their store can't be beat. A new store with "no stairs to climb", a sample box showing their complete line of boards, quality envelopes, ruled goods, and stationary, calendars, assortment of items such as folders, dance orders, invitations, tickets, flat writings, ledgers, bonds, and covers. 6" x 4". papers are detached
Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
Price: $50.00

A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
Price: $50.00

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".
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.
Price: $50.00

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..
India Refining Co.  India Refining Co. Recipe Advertising Cards . .Philadelphia, PA.ca 1915
India Refining Co. India Refining Co. Recipe Advertising Cards . .Philadelphia, PA.ca 1915
Price: $50.00

No-Stickee is a product created by the India Refining Company, which specialized in vegetable butters. The three separate recipe cards are to advertise the No-Stickee product to use with candy, promising to not only make candy stable and cut easily, but to also prevent it from sticking to teeth. Each recipe card has a different candy that includes use of the product. One is pink, one white, one blue, and the print is on one side. Each measures 5 3/4" x 5 1/2". . India Refining Co. produced a "Science in Confectionary" booklet which included recipes that were altered for the use of their product. The three recipe cards seem to be taken from or inspired by the booklet.
 Pamphlet - Prof. Shaw’s Antiseptic Solution – An Invaluable Household Requisite! For the Preservation of Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Jellies, James, Honey Preserves, Sauces, Syrups, etc.(Spiritus Acetose). Union Job Printing Co..Detroit.c1878
Pamphlet - Prof. Shaw’s Antiseptic Solution – An Invaluable Household Requisite! For the Preservation of Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Jellies, James, Honey Preserves, Sauces, Syrups, etc.(Spiritus Acetose). Union Job Printing Co..Detroit.c1878
Price: $55.00

single fold with insert for Prof. Shaw's Antiseptic Solution. The main pamphlet details how the solution can benefit user in making and preserving cider, wine, beer, raw meat, butter, eggs, cheese, baked beans, buckwheat batter, preserves, syrups and molasses, honey, paste and mucilage, soda, water, and for house hold usage. The insert is a notice for cider makers. 8" x 5 1/2".
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..
Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..
Price: $55.00

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"..
 Heinz Baby Food Promotional Information - For Your "Star Boarder"  - Heinz Baby Foods in Glass!. ..c1940s
Heinz Baby Food Promotional Information - For Your "Star Boarder" - Heinz Baby Foods in Glass!. ..c1940s
Price: $55.00

A package of promotional materials sent to new mothers by Heinz Baby Foods.  Includes 9" x 6 1/2" single fold promotional brochure promoting the ready made foods for quality, flavor, color and texture. It includes information on how the food is obtained, quality control and research, 'the Heart Land" and company  experience.  It also lists all of the cereals, strained foods and junior foods.  Additional sheet with check list of foods plus Juices. Includes original envelop and two product coupons. .
The Royal Wine & Liquor Coof Cleveland Ohio offered two (2) California products with Guarantee Bond..
The Royal Wine & Liquor Coof Cleveland Ohio offered two (2) California products with Guarantee Bond..
Price: $60.00

California products, the Gutedel Wine and California Port; each with a Guarantee Bond promised to pay $500 to "any chemist of acknowledged ability and repute, who shall prove by a chemical analysis that the contents of this bottle, is not in accordance with the statement made on the label..." The certificate is housed in a deeply embossed wrap simulating the bottle label, with additional guarantees within. .
Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910
Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910
Price: $60.00

An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. .
E.L. Koller. Modern Styles-Decorative Ornament, series 40, International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1930
E.L. Koller. Modern Styles-Decorative Ornament, series 40, International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1930
Price: $65.00

75, 65 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images, 2 color fold-outs of color shading and inscription design. Contains two sections; Modern Styles and Spacing and Decorative Ornament. Includes illustrated and printed examples of the topics discussed. OCLC: 5 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5" . slight wear on cover edges, water stain on bottom right page at beginning of book-does not impact ability to read
 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
Price: $65.00

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. .
 The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
Price: $65.00

A single fold 11" x 8 1/2" circular promoting The Greely Plum, presented by O.K. Gerrish. Large illustration of plums on front page accompanied by Gerrish's promotion.  Followed by an attestation that Gerrish is the agent for the Greely plum, with the remainder of the inside and back pages are testimonials by satisfied customers.. Light wear and letter folds
 Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan  Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879
Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879
Price: $65.00

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". .
John Chatillon & Sons Ypsilanti Vegetables, Slaw, and Kraut Cutters Catalogue . John Chatillon & Sons.New York .c. 1921
John Chatillon & Sons Ypsilanti Vegetables, Slaw, and Kraut Cutters Catalogue . John Chatillon & Sons.New York .c. 1921
Price: $65.00

This tri-fold, catalogue advertises for a variety of different types of cutters. Over the six panels are the types of Ypsilanti cutters that are being offered. There are five categories of cutters: Kraut, Kraut: "B" Line Special Quality, Two Knife Slaw, One Knife Slaw and Vegetable. Each category has multiple design options underneath it with different sizes, and for kraut cutters number of knifes. Additionally there is information about how many cutters per crate and total weight. There is one illustrative example of one design per category to give a visual idea of the cutter. The John Chatillon and Sons company was generally known for their manufacturing of quality scales of different sizes and purposes.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"..
Committe on Regatta First Union Regatta Public Invitation Handbill. .Haverhill MA.1886
Committe on Regatta First Union Regatta Public Invitation Handbill. .Haverhill MA.1886
Price: $65.00

The First Union Regatta, under the Pentucket Yacht Club is open to all and has a free entries fee. Taking place on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts, the race starts at Taylor's Wharf and has multiple classes. The regatta includes all Yachts that are under and over 19 feet, to be started at different times. Printed on one-side. 9" x 5 3/4" .
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
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
Price: $75.00

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
 Art Nouveau Blank Advertising Menu Sheets, B. Leon Croizet Grande Fine Champagne and St. Meme Cognac, ca. 1900. ..
Art Nouveau Blank Advertising Menu Sheets, B. Leon Croizet Grande Fine Champagne and St. Meme Cognac, ca. 1900. ..
Price: $75.00

Blank Advertising Menu printed in red ink by Imp, Bataille-Paris. Features Art Nouveau woman in flowing gown holding flower and decorative flowers. B. Leon Croizet Grande Champagne and St. Meme Cognac. "The Cognac region in France is divided into six districts, with the Grande Champagne district being the most prestigious as the course of grapes grown for cognac. Leon Croizet established his Cognac House in the Grande Champagne Region in 1805.[3] Prior to that he was sommelier to Napoleon I's (Bonaparte) High Command. Croizet is one of three vintage cognac houses that has continuously sold single vintage cognacs." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognac_Croizet) 9 3/4" x 6 1/4". slight discoloration on top corner
Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit  Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922
Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922
Price: $75.00

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"..
1/2 Cent Per Share: Andy Lowe Gold Mining Co. A. A. Hall & Co.Colorado.1925
1/2 Cent Per Share: Andy Lowe Gold Mining Co. A. A. Hall & Co.Colorado.1925
Price: $75.00

4pp. Picture of gold rock on the front page, with long, 2" banners, parallel to the top edge of the page - written "Andy Lowe Gold Mining Co" and "The Days of Old - The Days of Gold - The Days of '59" in large letters, printed in black and yellow ink. Also printed on the cover is "Staked by a '59 er as a first choice Gold Claim in the Rocky Mountain Region" and "Property located in the Rich Clear Creek Mining District Colorado." In the bottom right corner, a picture of a bar of gold  printed yellow and black have the words "Authorized Financial Agents A. A. Hall & Co, 711 - 17th Street, Denver Colo." - they, presumably, are the publishers of this circular. The remaining 3 pages are full of articles advertising the Lowe Co. mines, pictures of the Colorado landscape and of the owners, along with smaller advertisements and testimonials  from people who have invested in the company.   Measures 11" x 15" when folded.
 Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
Price: $85.00

Single page blank advertising Menu for Champagne Binet featuring decorative broder and image of man examinigin champagne bottle in cart, women and man socializing with champagne, and a woman sipping champagne. Binet Champagne is a French champagne house, it was founded in 1849 by Louis Binet. (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne_Binet) 10" x 7".
Small Advertising Flyer - Mary with Her Flowers. B. Bramell.Philadelphia.1835-1851
Small Advertising Flyer - Mary with Her Flowers. B. Bramell.Philadelphia.1835-1851
Price: $85.00

A 6 3/8" x 5 7/8" advertising broadside or flyer with a full page hand colored wood-cut captioned Mary with Her Flowers  with an illustration of a child holding a basket of flowers and picking a rose.  Captioned Published by B. Bramell, 572 North Second Street, Philadelphia. Heavy wear..
"Kalaka", Promoting Carpooling Poster
"Kalaka", Promoting Carpooling Poster
Price: $85.00

Printed by the US Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, the Advertising Council and the Pima Association of Governments. The poster plays off the story of Noah's Ark, and the idea that he was the first carpooler. The poster states "We Have it on High Authority that Sharing the Ride is a very good idea. Kalaka "Babylonian for Carpool". The poster is colorfully illustrated with a wooden ark pairs of animals in various colors. On the ground by the ark is a illustration of Noah, in a yellow rain coat and boots. Semi-gloss paper. Measures 22" x17".
 Engraved trade card with a dried sheaf of Italian wheat and a sicle promoting Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, c1876. ..
Engraved trade card with a dried sheaf of Italian wheat and a sicle promoting Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, c1876. ..
Price: $95.00

A 4 1/2" x 3" engraved advertising trade card depicting a funereal arrangement with "At Rest" atop a sheaf of wheat.  Caption at base begins "There is a reaper whose name is Death..."  The reverse identifies Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, New York City and promotes the use of their quality preserved and everlasting flowers that provide permanence and are suitable for  the grave and outdoor exposure. Tag line reads "Funeral Flowers Preserved in their Natural Beauty, a specialty. 4 1/2" x 3". light surface wear
Six (6) Engraved Advertising in the Shape of Hand Fans - John A. Lowell & Co., Engravers. John A. Lowell..1880s
Six (6) Engraved Advertising in the Shape of Hand Fans - John A. Lowell & Co., Engravers. John A. Lowell..1880s
Price: $95.00

Each of the six (6) engraved fans measures 3 1/2" in diameter with a short handle at base.  Each with different engraved imagery on front; mostly Asian influenced.  The reverse of each reads John A. Lowell & Co.  Engravers, No. 21 Exchange Place, Boston.  Our latest style Advertising Cards.  Great variety of styles.  Patent Applied for.   Handles are different lengths. .  Minimal wear.
 Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935.
Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935.
Price: $95.00

A 20 pp catalogue die-cut in the shape of a piece of luggage with litho on alcohol labels on the luggage.   The catalog includes scotch, aperitifs, sherries, rye, bourbon, Irish whiskies, ports, gins, rum, cognacs and brandies.  The title page reads "The Yellow House" (La Casa Amarilla) Curacao- NWIPrice List of Liquors in Bond.  We deliver to the ship free of chard.  Your name and Cabin No. tagged on each case.  Place your orders early.   Measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". An extensive array.. Today the Yellow House is a Duty Free Perfume and Costmetic Retailer.
Georges Apchain Georges Apchain Musical Instruments Catalogue . Frederick W. Binzen & Company.New York.9771
Georges Apchain Georges Apchain Musical Instruments Catalogue . Frederick W. Binzen & Company.New York.9771
Price: $95.00

The catalogue offers not only the sale of instruments, but the accessories and necessities in order to care for a variety of types. There is brief instructions for care of woodwind instruments. Following is a wide variety of woodwinds, from different types of Cabart oboes, to piccolos, to English horns. Short narrative descriptions with the various styles are offered, along with their price. Then there are accessories for almost all instrument types, from mouthpieces, to violin cases, to music stands, and tuning forks. There are illustrations of some of the products throughout to give a visual idea of the items being sold. 9 1/4" x 6".   .
Interlachen Lodge  Interlachen Lodge Information Book. .Minneapolis, Minnesota .c 1920
Interlachen Lodge Interlachen Lodge Information Book. .Minneapolis, Minnesota .c 1920
Price: $95.00

The Interlachen Lodge in Minneapolis, Minnesota wanted to show their vacation spot as the place to go in order to get away from the exhaustion of everyday life. 22 pages, with paper wrappers. Situated near two lakes, Baby and Kid, they offer the accommodations of the hotel, cottages, and the opportunity to camp.  Included are numerous images from photographs that allow for the ability to actually see what the Lodge has to offer. It has a brief description of the various activities that can be enjoyed.   10" x 9 1/4". .
Eben H. Norris and Buckton Nendick Denison's Make Up Guide: For Amateur & Professional. T.S. Denison & Company.Chicago, IL.1923
Eben H. Norris and Buckton Nendick Denison's Make Up Guide: For Amateur & Professional. T.S. Denison & Company.Chicago, IL.1923
Price: $95.00

Part stage make-up tutorial, part catalogue, this guide attempts to cover as many possible characters and necessities that could be wanted to put on a performance.  64 pages, the first 24 are dedicated to the make-up design for possible characters, for example from a basic "Old Man Type" to "The Indian" or "The Chinaman". Each design comes with suggested make-up material, which all can be conveniently found in the remaining pages. The material are divided into sections, like grease paint and wigs. There are illustrations throughout, mainly in the materials part, with visual representations of the wigs, beards, and props. There are also advertisements for plays that can be purchased separately through the publisher. Measures 7" x 4 3/4"..
Portuguese Promotional Premium Lotto Games for Bayer Pharmaceuticals .
Portuguese Promotional Premium Lotto Games for Bayer Pharmaceuticals .
Price: $100.00

Three (3) different 4" x 6" printed lotto cards depicting characters experiencing one malady or another.  Each maladyis resolved by placing a corresponding card on the space with a peppy character who has taken one Bayer product or another.   Lacking two overlay pieces.  The reverse of the lotto cards promote the product.
 VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928
VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928
Price: $100.00

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".
 Exhibition Card, An Exhibition of American Posters . C S Pratt.New York.October 1895
Exhibition Card, An Exhibition of American Posters . C S Pratt.New York.October 1895
Price: $100.00

Charles Pratt was an early promoter of the poster arts in the United States. He had a store in New York City and in the fall of 1895 he arranged the first ever exhibition of artistic posters from American printers and published. The exhibition took place in his own store on 6th Avenue, and anyone wishing to showcase a sample of their work could sent a selection of the posters to Pratt where they would be exhibited free of charge.   This folded exhibition card both advertises the exhibition and Pratt’s store itself. Printed in two colors, black and red, the front cover depicts the image of a young woman on a street looking through a store window. This miniature poster was designed by J. Brevoot Cox especially for the exhibition.  Measures 4 ½” x 3 ½” (folded), 7” x 4 ½” (unfolded) . Minor toning due to age. The two halves of the folding card are separated. There is minor damage to the back of the card from where it was pasted into a scrap book.
Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
Price: $100.00

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..
E.R. Grabow Company  New Ocean House. E.R. Grabow Press.Swampscott, MA.1912
E.R. Grabow Company New Ocean House. E.R. Grabow Press.Swampscott, MA.1912
Price: $100.00

The New Ocean House Hotel is being advertised in this booklet, encouraging people to come to experience the luxurious place. 16 pp. wrappers with stapled binding. Art nouveau decorated embossed cover. There are short passages that describe the grounds and amenities that can be found at the hotel, including being lit throughout with electricity. Accompanying the descriptive passage are pictures of the hotel, both the interior rooms and the landscape outside. There is also one color illustration of the hotel, as well. Meant to be informative and inviting for the entire family to make a reservation with the resort. The hotel itself ultimately burned down in a fire and was never rebuilt. Measures 8" x 4 1/2". .
 Prospect House Public Invitation with note on reverse re new building. Reformer Press, Brattleboro.Brattleboro.c. 1877
Prospect House Public Invitation with note on reverse re new building. Reformer Press, Brattleboro.Brattleboro.c. 1877
Price: $100.00

The advertisement is for the Prospect House that was located on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield N.H. The sheet has a brief summary of the amenities of the House and the opening date with the intent to generate interest to visit. It is printed on one side, and on the reverse blank side there is the drafting of a note in references to the Prospect House. There are two versions, one a slightly revised copy of the other, both seem relatively unfinished. They incorporate information that can be found on the advertisement, as well as details gathered from other sources, such as the plan to build a large hotel, twenty-five summer cottages, and the use of a sixteen horsepower steamboat. 10" x 7".
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain. Tucker Printing Company .Portland.1905
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain. Tucker Printing Company .Portland.1905
Price: $100.00

The booklet is intended to give an introduction to the Maine Sanatorium in the Greenwood Mountains. 32 pages, paper wrappers with a stapled binding. The Sanatorium was established for the treatment and cure of people with pulmonary diseases, specifically tuberculosis. There is a brief history of the Sanatorium, as well as a description of the premises and the amenities. There are also images from photographs throughout of areas like the dining room, the living spaces, and the sleeping place. Information regarding the prices and treatment plans are included as well. 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" .
A.W. Scribner  Our Annual Sketch Book: Souvenir of the Exhibition . Heliotype Printing Company.Boston.1889
A.W. Scribner Our Annual Sketch Book: Souvenir of the Exhibition . Heliotype Printing Company.Boston.1889
Price: $100.00

The sketchbook combines advertisement and a year end exhibition to show the work of the students from a free evening drawing school. 10 pages with paper wrappers. The inside front and back covers have the names that correspond with the works of art that were being presented, as well as the graduating class. Each page has several, highly decorative and elaborate advertisement works from various local businesses in or around North Adams, Massachusetts. 7 3/4" x 4 3/4"    .
Chicago Garment Rack Co.  Chicago Garment Rack Co Catalog Number Eighteen . .Chicago.c. 1925
Chicago Garment Rack Co. Chicago Garment Rack Co Catalog Number Eighteen . .Chicago.c. 1925
Price: $105.00

Advertising "Many New Merchandising Ideas" in this booklet, the catalogue offers anything a clothing store might possibly need in order to display their items. 83 pages, stapled in paper wrapper. From bargain tables to automatic adjustable dress forms to garment racks, this little catalogue offers it all, including small, decorative palm trees for the store. Included with the items are illustrated representations, some are of just the products, others include garment and possible use of displays. There are also brief descriptions of the items along with prices, as well as any available options for the product, if offered. The booklet has anything that would be required to create a clothing store, except for the clothes. Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
 Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . ..
Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . ..
Price: $110.00

Die cut cover with raised gold decorative feathers and print, looks into cover of menu which features a semi nude woman posing with scarf, detailed supper menu and wine list, dinner specials and suggestions, and advertisement for Billy Rose Music Hall; Pol Roger Champagne and Seagram's. Casino de Paree, 54th Street, West of Broadway, New York. Menu titles include Appetizers and Relishes; Soups; Sea Food; Entrees; Sandwiches; Chinese Dishes; Salads; Cold Cuts; Cheese; Desserts and Ice Cream; Coffee, Tea, Etc. Wine lists titles Champagne; Bordeaux; Burgundy; Wines; Cocktails; Mixed Drinks; Cognac and Liqueurs. 12" x 9 1/2". folded cover not attached
Double-Side Book Promotion for The Child's History of the United States by Charles Morris and Beautiful Stories about Children by Charles Dickens. International Publishing Co.Philadelphia.1901
Double-Side Book Promotion for The Child's History of the United States by Charles Morris and Beautiful Stories about Children by Charles Dickens. International Publishing Co.Philadelphia.1901
Price: $110.00

A double sided advertising sheet for the International Publishing Company located in Philadelphia. The front side advertises for a book entitled "The Child's History of the United States" by Charles Morris. This poster showcases five of the illustrations that would be found in the book (Ponce De Loen: Hunting for the Fountain of Youth in Florida, Capture of Major Andre, the Surrender at Yorktown, Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and Osceola Drives His Hunting Knife Through the Treaty: Seminole Ware of 1832), and claims that it is a "complete story of American History from the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492, down to the year 1901, written in simple, story-telling style as delightful as any instructive to both children and parents." The backside of the poster advertises for the book "Beautiful Stories about Children" by Charles Dickens, which was first published in 1898. These series of stories were originally by Charles Dickens, but in this book, they are retold by his granddaughter (among others) and others. As the poster advertises, the book is superbly illustrated with “nearly 100 new color plates, half-tones and pen sketches made especially by famous artists for these stories, [and] this book contains the most charming portrayals of child-character from the immortal works of the great author.” The poster features five of these new illustrations: The Death of Poor Jo: The Street Sweeper, Florence and Little Paul, The Toy Maker and His Blind Daughter, The Little Runaway Couple, and Little Neil and her Grandfather Meet Mrs. Jarley. Measures 18" x12" . Toned and soiled due to age. Crease marks along original folds, with some small tears at edge. Tear along the original folds at the top, as well as the top right. Reinforced with archival tape.
 Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900
Price: $110.00

Two pieces of advertising materials for Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children. The first item is a 16 pp (including covers) booklet advertising Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, as well as other products sold by the manufacturer, including Mother Gray's Aromatic Leaf (a medicinal tea for digestive health) and Allen's Foot Ease (a powder to help with achy feet). The Sweet Powders was supposedly an all-natural remedy developed by a nurse, known as Mother Gray, who worked at the Children’s Home in New York City. While the powders were originally meant to treat pinworms, they were also soon used to treat a variety of other ailments, such as headaches, fever, and constipation. While it is unknown if there is any truth to who Mother Gray was, the product itself was distributed and marketed by Allen S. Olmstead who owned a proprietary medicine company. The powders weren’t exactly made from ‘all-natural’ ingredients, the main ingredient was actually calomel (mercurous chloride), which could be toxic if used regularly, causing mercury poisoning. Other ingredients were licorice, slippery elm, anise, sulfur, bicarbonate of soda, sugar (hence the word sweet in the name) and mandrake (also poisonous). The second item is a paper doll of Mother Gray, who supposedly was a nurse, specializing in children's health. The "walking" paper doll has feet on the bottom that rotate as you push it across a table. The pocket of the dress has an insert so that you can have something sticking out of the pocket. The back states that the doll was made by J. B. Carroll Co. Measures 5 3/4" x3" (booklet), 6" x 2 1/2" (paper doll) . Minor toning due to age.
 The Browder Life-Savings Net:  A Wonderful Invention - Adopted by the Government at Washington D.C. and Every Truck Carries a Net. The Cory-Patterson MFG. CO.Greenfield, OH.ca. 1910
The Browder Life-Savings Net: A Wonderful Invention - Adopted by the Government at Washington D.C. and Every Truck Carries a Net. The Cory-Patterson MFG. CO.Greenfield, OH.ca. 1910
Price: $110.00

30pp.  Gray-brown paper cover with stapled binding. Cover has a a decorative illustration of a flower arrangement on a small table, with a border around the outside edges. This marketing pamphlet was made by the Cory & Patterson manufacturing company to promote their product 'The Browder Life-Saving Net'. Invented  around 1901, the net consists of a large, circular metal frame with  tightly stretched canvas across it. When unfolded, the canvas can catch a falling person and, by attaching the canvas to the hoop with hinges, the weight falls towards the center, protecting those holding the net from the accumulated force. This pamphlet is filled with testimonials from all around the United States, telling stories of the net in action, accompanied by numerous photographs. All praising  the Browder Life-Saving net, the excerpts from letters and news articles talk about the new invention, and the numerous public demonstrations of its capabilities, many of which consisted of a man jumping off of a building to prove that the net was safe.   Measures 9 1/2" x 6"..
Complete set of Dr. Jaynes Egyptian Fortune Telling Cards. ..
Complete set of Dr. Jaynes Egyptian Fortune Telling Cards. ..
Price: $115.00

A complete set of 36 fortune telling or tarot cards presented by Dr. Jayne's - One of America's Pioneer Medicines.   Each of the approx. 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" cards has either a playing card and an illustration or two illustrations. Designed after the Lenormand (or Petit Lenormand) cards.  The reverse promotes the product.  . The Lenormand (also known as the Petit Lenormand) cards had nothing to do with the famous French fortune-teller, Mlle. Lenormand, merely co-opting her name. The date of their inception has been pushed back to the late 18th century with the multi-purpose “Game of Hope” from Nuremburg and similar Coffee-Cards from Vienna
A Grouping of Six (6) Advertising Trade Cards Made of and/or Relating to Wall Paper or Window Shades. ..c. 1932
A Grouping of Six (6) Advertising Trade Cards Made of and/or Relating to Wall Paper or Window Shades. ..c. 1932
Price: $125.00

Two of the trade cards are actually made of wall paper, while a second two display wall paper designs. A fifth is constructed of and advertises window shade material. The final is a card with a tinted lens for viewing a solar eclipse (Aug. 31, 1932) advertising wall paper as good for your eyes after the eclipse. largest measures 6" x 3 1/2". one cards with corner chip
Salemen's Sample Book - International Selection of Silk Fabric Labels for Clothing. ..
Salemen's Sample Book - International Selection of Silk Fabric Labels for Clothing. ..
Price: $125.00

22 page sample book with 5-10 different woven silk examples of silk and cotton fabric labels for garments.  Printed in a variety of styles, shapes, languages, etc.  Some with illustrations.  Others designed to be written on. A city in the Netherlands is penned on the inside cover. The labels are printed in Greek, Portugeuse, Spanish, French and English.  Labels from countries throughout Eurasia. Measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"..
Protect Her Future, Register and Vote, NAACP Political Poster
Protect Her Future, Register and Vote, NAACP Political Poster
Price: $125.00

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".
Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World.  Nineteenth Edition
Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World. Nineteenth Edition
Price: $125.00

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".
M. Kucera Catalogue of The Glove Industrie of Prague - International Exhibition.Philadelphia.1876
M. Kucera Catalogue of The Glove Industrie of Prague - International Exhibition.Philadelphia.1876
Price: $125.00

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.
[Promotion with Child as Audience] Further Adventures of Jim, John and Jane
[Promotion with Child as Audience] Further Adventures of Jim, John and Jane
Price: $130.00

16 pp with litho wrapps.  Cover depicts three young children behind a vignette of a plane.  A story of on how with the aid of Dennison's Glue the children were able to sail round the world.  It begins with the children cutting and pasting colorful Dennison's paper using Dennison's glue when their mother introduces them to Affable Aeroplane Man who will take them to the Tropical Zone and China and on to Alaska.  Dennison products saved the day throughout the adventure.  The back cover is for the "grown-ups" explaining how and what to buy from Dennisons.  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/4".. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century advertisers began using children as a way of inticing parents to buy products.  Initially advertisers printed children's stories as premiums.  Interpersed in the story pages were pages of promotion and testimonials for the product.  This form of advertising used the children's story as a vehicle to promote to parents. By the early part of the 20th C advertisers were taking it to the next level by promoting with the child as the audience by incorporating the products into the story and encouraging the children to have their parents purchase the products.
A Collection of Political and Human Rights Campaign Ephemera
A Collection of Political and Human Rights Campaign Ephemera
Price: $130.00

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
Cyrus J. Lawrence, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fancy Goods, Combs, Brushes, Buttons, Threads, Jewelry, Perfumery, Musical Instruments, Stationery, &c., &c. . Baker & Godwin, Printers.New York.1860
Cyrus J. Lawrence, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fancy Goods, Combs, Brushes, Buttons, Threads, Jewelry, Perfumery, Musical Instruments, Stationery, &c., &c. . Baker & Godwin, Printers.New York.1860
Price: $145.00

New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 1860. Catalogue. Good. A 212 pp hard cover catalogue for July 1860 through June 1861. Gild fore edge The first 80 pp. are catalogue, the remainder is for Memorandums – Goods to Purchase, Notes, Invoices and Cash. Two (2) gusseted pouches within back cover. Slot for Railroad Tickets affixed to back cover. Frontispiece is a color illustration promoting the store with black and white vignettes depicting various means of import and products for sale. Yearly calendar follows title page. This is followed by a list of principal hotels in New York City, Rates of Fare and the Index to Catalogue. The index is a comprehensive four page list. This is followed by listings of product by category without prices. Also includes a full color illustration of Cyrus J. Lawrence's Oriental Cologne Water. Fred Mayer & Co. Lithographers. N.Y. Listings include Sealing Wax and Wafers, Gold and Steel Pens, a section on Perfumery, Musical Instruments, Buttons and much more. Memorandum pages 203-212 are lacking, as well as pages 82-98. Measures 5 ½" x 3 ½". Cover wear. Top and bottom of back strip lacking. There is a severe break in the spine, with the book nearly detached in half. . Cover wear. Top and bottom of back strip lacking. There is a severe break in the spine, with the book nearly detached in half.
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
Price: $150.00

A single-fold illustrated circular containing a narrative describing the product and the (16) Points of the Old Anchor and the Reliance Anchor Contrasted. The back page is directed at the yacht owner now having access to the best anchor. Letter folds..
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.
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.
Price: $150.00

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”. .
Advertising Fan - Restaurant de la Cascade - Boin de Boulogne. ..
Advertising Fan - Restaurant de la Cascade - Boin de Boulogne. ..
Price: $150.00

Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses.  The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne.  Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons.  Measures 10" x 8" when one.. Some wear; one blade partially lacking.
 Printer's Proof -- Pen company - Gladiators - Pen is Mightier than the Sword. Meyer, Merkel & Ottmann.New York.
Printer's Proof -- Pen company - Gladiators - Pen is Mightier than the Sword. Meyer, Merkel & Ottmann.New York.
Price: $150.00

A 5 5/8" x 4 3/8" proof for  Aikin Lambert & Co. New York.  Logo in upper left corner "Pen is Mightier than the Sword".  Scene depicts gladiators in the Coliseum dueling with pens instead of sword.   Layered color, almost appears as split-fountain.   Gold vs. Steel at base  Reverse is blank..
K. P. Sawyers (Illustrator). Greenwich Village (FL)- Atlantic Shores From the Dixie to the Sea. c1920s
K. P. Sawyers (Illustrator). Greenwich Village (FL)- Atlantic Shores From the Dixie to the Sea. c1920s
Price: $160.00

A three-fold promotional brochure with a painters palette, brushes and paints on the cover with a development in the background.   The brochure starts with"beggining just 700 feet from the ocean adjoining Hollywood on the south and blending into the beautiful Lake and Boulevard Sections of Atlantic Shores, is Greenwich Village".  Also describes the Waterfront lots,  Florida's unique community, the history of the development presented as an "Evolution Tour".  The reverse is a stylized plat, followed by a promotional narrative.  Greenwich Village Lots were priced as low as $1995 and Waterfront Sites aas little as $2,995.  No date c1920s-30s based on automobiles in the imagery.  Measures 19" x 14 3/4".  1 1/2" separation at base on two folds..
Framed engraving - Watch paper for M. O. & N. Randall - Watch Maker, Silversmith & Jeweler, Woodstock VT. T. H. Cushman Sc. .Albany, NY.
Framed engraving - Watch paper for M. O. & N. Randall - Watch Maker, Silversmith & Jeweler, Woodstock VT. T. H. Cushman Sc. .Albany, NY.
Price: $175.00

A 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" intaglio engraving of a watchpaper depicting an angel chiseling an inscription in stone for the watchmaker.  It is captioned "FAME".  Housed in 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" modern frame. Matted with 3" x 3" sight view. .
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948
Price: $175.00

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
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1960. .Paris.1960
Price: $175.00

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
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Price: $175.00

A 24 pp booklet with full page color illustrations front and back of Carter's Mark-A-Line inks and numerous black and white lettering and multicolor show card sample pages. Provides instructions on how to make a show card including the materials needs and their handling, the ink,  preliminary practice, the first alphabet, the wide-pen alphabet, roman capitals, lower case alphabets, the italic letter, principals of variation, color, laying out cards and the fitness of things. Measures 8" x 5 1/8". .
 3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
Price: $175.00

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.
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear,  Woodsey Owl...
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear, Woodsey Owl...
Price: $175.00

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera dealing with conservation issues. Most of the pieces appear to have been a part of different government sponsored campaigns. For example, Smokey Bear which was created in 1944 by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council to help combat forest fires. Below is a brief description of each item. "Save Sport Fishing - Stop Acid Rain", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker with an illustration of a fish, have of which is skeletonized. Measures 12 3/4" x 3". "Use Your Ash Tray", Bumper Sticker An orange and black Smokey the Bear Bumper sticker. The black ink used is a raised ink. There is an illustration of Smokey the Bear on the far left of the sticker. Measures 16 1/2" x 2". "Don't Let  Debris Fires Get Away", Poster A fire prevention poster, published by the United States Forest Service in 1978. It depicts a close up shot of burned out grass, with a piece of 'trash' on fire, that states 'Don't Let Debris Fires Get Away. Printed on paper. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" Book Protector An unused paper book jacket most likely intended to be used for text books. It published by the US Department of Interior and the Forest Service. On what would be the back inside flap of the book jacket is the Forest Fire Prevent Pledge. The portion of the jacket meant to cover the covers of a book, is a color photograph of a very lush, green forest. This portion of the book jacket has glossy coating on it. The front has an image of Smokey the Bear on it stating, 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Measures 20" x 12". "Give a hoot! Don't Pollute", Poster Printed in 1973 by the US Department of Agriculture, it features the character Woodsy Owl. He is a brown owl, wearing a Robinhood-like green feathered hat and green pants holding whistle in the air. Next to him are two colorful flowers on one side, and on the other is a patch of grass with a whimsical blue and red spotted bug on it. The background is black, which makes the colors of the characters pop. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xhX1F2Tmrx3hJCfQ2
N.L Willet  Beaufort County, South Carolina: The Shrines, Early History, and Topography . Phoenix Printing Company.Augusta, GA.1929
N.L Willet Beaufort County, South Carolina: The Shrines, Early History, and Topography . Phoenix Printing Company.Augusta, GA.1929
Price: $175.00

This short book provides a brief, but thorough, history of Beaufort County. 32 pp, printed wrappers. It not only offers a history of the county, but also landmarks and sites that can be experienced when visiting there. Included are pictures to as a visual aid and to add interests. The book is presented in chapters that are further broken down into subheadings which addresses specific areas. As an example, Chapter VII discusses Slavery in the early Carolina colony days with sections on slavery, the poor whites, not homogeneous, the Sea Island and Coast Negro andThe Gullah Negro of Old The informational materials provided in this book is mean to not only educate, but generate interest  and tourist activity for the county. Measures 9" x 6"..
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
Price: $200.00

A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds..
A collection of 14 different 'Aesop's Fables revides and Improved by the Fairbank Canning Co. aka 'fractured fables'. ..c1885
A collection of 14 different 'Aesop's Fables revides and Improved by the Fairbank Canning Co. aka 'fractured fables'. ..c1885
Price: $225.00

A grouping of 14 different advertising trade cards with the captoned "Aesop's Fables - revised and improved by the Fairbank (meat)  Canning Co. Chicago.  Each an adaptation on a real fable e.g. THE BOY AND HIS UNCLE - A good Boy went to visit his Uncle who ws a very nice man.  Finally the Boy began to steal, and his Uncle beat him for it, until at last the Boy confessed that he was so fond of our meats, and thereafter had no troubel with the boy.  Moral: If you don't want your boys to  steal, give them plenty of our meats...  Each with the same sort of twisted logic.  The reverse of the cards is primarily blank; a few with promotions for grocers. . moderate wear; few with trimmed edges.
Sebre Gustin, Jr.  Surgeon Dentist Advertising Broadside . Kimball's Dartmouth Press.Hangover, NH.c 1845-67
Sebre Gustin, Jr. Surgeon Dentist Advertising Broadside . Kimball's Dartmouth Press.Hangover, NH.c 1845-67
Price: $225.00

A 15" x 12" boardside printed on orange stock bordered in decoratiave elements.  Sebre Gustin, Jr. of Chelsea, Vt. wished to advertise that he had recently opened rooms and was willing to provide home visits for interested patients. There are two blank spaces where the town name would be and the specific location of his business would be filled in. He offers, cleansing, fillings, and artificial teeth. There is a "Testimony of Skill" with fourteen names following the statement that they have employed and recommend him. 15" x 12"  .
Metamorphic Trade Cards Promoting Products for Children. ..
Metamorphic Trade Cards Promoting Products for Children. ..
Price: $245.00

A grouping of five (5) metamorphic trade cards that depict before and afters of awkward children turning bright attractive and well behaved children -- just by using a product.   Products include Patent Tray for Children, Children's Patent Elastic Knee Protector,  Solar Shoes, Davidson Brothers (Mens and Boys Clothing) and E. G. Burrows (Youths, Boys and Children's Fine Clothing).  Each measures 3" x 5" when open flat. .
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Price: $275.00

Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  .
Promotional Flyer for Pamahasika’s Bird Circus c1910. ..
Promotional Flyer for Pamahasika’s Bird Circus c1910. ..
Price: $300.00

with images from photographs of Rags, the Famous Talking Cockatoo, and the troupe of Performing Birds and Dogs – 40 Laughs in 40 Minutes. An image of a poster of several dog acts and the great Prof. Pamahasika.  The exterior depicts an illustration of a menagerie of anthropomorphic birds performing various stunts including riding a carousal.  An image from a photograph of the professor at upper right.  Printed in pink ink.  Measures  10” x 14”. . “Hole “punches” along fold; former owner kept this in a two-ring binder.
Vibrant & Graphic  - Set of 6 Menu Cards, Pan-American Exposition Promote Armour's Extract of Beef
Vibrant & Graphic - Set of 6 Menu Cards, Pan-American Exposition Promote Armour's Extract of Beef
Price: $300.00

A set of six 7 5/8" x 5 1/2"  menu cards representing scenes of the Pan-American Exposition.   Each card features brilliant illustrations of a fair event and is adorned in red and white border decorations. They include scenes from the Electric Tower, Government Buildings, Power House Interior (Harnessing the Niagara), Temple of Music, Machinery & Transportation Building and Manufacturers & Liberal Arts Building  The menus are serving suggestions for meals each featuring Armour's Extract of Beef and include two menus each for Luncheon,  Dinner and Chafing-Dish Supper.  The reverse of the cards each have a different cooking tip relating to the product and instructions on obtaining a set of the menu cards for postage and a metal cap from a jar of Armour's Extract of Beef.
A collection of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards promoting the use of Tobacco.. ..1880s
A collection of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards promoting the use of Tobacco.. ..1880s
Price: $325.00

A group of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards each depicting an unpleasant situation, when the card is opened flat the scene changes to a happily ever after situation,all as a result of using tobacco.   Provided an effective means of advertising the technique was used by Wilson & McCallay's, Jackson's Best, Duke of Durham, Railroad Mills Snuff, Piper Heidsieck, Allen's Jewel, Bagley's, Dime Durham and Pogue's Sitting Bull.   The use of tobacco was behind increased wealth, well-being, taming 'savage' native Americans, curing stomach disorders and heart burn and improving home life.  Two of the cards are a slightly different format; one a small child so eager to get to the tobacco she falls off a piano stool and with sliced pages showing influencers like George Washington, Bismarck and Ben Butler all promoting the product.   Various publishers. .
 Victorian Advertising - "So Easy a Child Can Do It". ..
Victorian Advertising - "So Easy a Child Can Do It". ..
Price: $325.00

Twenty-five (25) advertising trade cards flyers and pamphlets with illustrations of children easily and efficiently using a product to accomplish a task.  The majority are focused on women's work . They include: Nine (9) food related cards of children preparing foods for Atmore's Mince Meat, Nestle's Milk Food, Hornby's Oats, Butterine,  Chicago Processing and Provisions (canned meats), Piefilene and Ta-Ka-Kake, Six (6) for laundry and soap products including  Chief Soap, New Process Soap, Buchan's Carbolic Disinfecting Soap, Ivorine,  Empire Wringer and Moore's Sheet or Book Soap --individual soap sheets in a book for all kinds of hands. Four (4) Sewing Machine cards including Howe, New Home, Leader and the Standard Sewing Machine. Three (3) for Stoves including Glenwood & Elmwood and Richmond Stove Co.  Additionally a pamphlet with little girls baking  with a Garland  Stove in the background and words and verse at base for a backing song.  The inside pages promote the product. Two (2) of children cooking with Granite Iron Ware pots. A mechanical die-cut  card depicting a little girl displaying the interior of a Stone White refrigerator. One for Chase's Liquid Glue depicting children creating a scrap book. And finally a young girl in fine attire mowing a lawn with an Excelsior Lawn Mower (for Horse or Hand Power)  while the adults play badminton. . Heavy wear/repair to refrigerator card.
Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
Price: $325.00

A two-sided 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated advertising circular for the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 527 Walnut Street, Opposite the St. James Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Woodcut depicts physician examining patients eye with the use of a lens.  Captioned "By this means of examination, the vessels of the interior of the eye, or any disease, or change is distinctly seen.  Enabling the skilled Surgeon to discover and cure diseases that were formerly considered incurable. Promotes Dr. W. H. Kimberlin and the treatment of catarrh. The reverse promotes Dr. E. Y. Munsell, Specialist and Surgeon and his work with spinal curvature and diseases of women.  Concludes with a schedules of the doctors monthly to yearly visits to surrounding areas.   Measures 9 1/2" z 6 1/2".  Edge weara. .
 French Entertainment Imagery - Programmes, Sheet Music & Advertising. ..c1900-1910
French Entertainment Imagery - Programmes, Sheet Music & Advertising. ..c1900-1910
Price: $350.00

An array of theater programmes, sheet muscia and an advertisment for Le Rire .  Selected as a gorup for similar yet different imagery.  All French.  All appear to be from 1900-1910 with the exception of S'il est un Charmant Gazon by Victor Hugo.   The smallest measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4". .
A collection of 24 paper and celluloid cigarette holders including some advertising. ..
A collection of 24 paper and celluloid cigarette holders including some advertising. ..
Price: $375.00

Twenty-four (24) cigarette holders constructed of various papers, celluloid, cork, metal wrings and foiled papers.  Various lengths, colors, paper and textures.  The five smaller advertising holders promote a Hairdresser (Max Frey), Austrian hotel, Herman Schmidt's cigarettes, Reichsadlen restaurant in Germany.   Five of the larger holders with white and corrugated paper are banded with the word Hungary. Three have one individual's gold embossed monogram.  The shortest is 3" long. .
Collection of 42 Photographs of Circus Freaks Promotional Photos c1950s. ..1950s
Collection of 42 Photographs of Circus Freaks Promotional Photos c1950s. ..1950s
Price: $375.00

A collection of 5" x 7" promotional prints from 1950s of circus freaks. There are a total of 42 prints in this collection of individuals with a variety of deformations and talents. The majority of the figures in the photographs have been identified. If the name of the performer is not on the photograph itself, it is on the back of card, sometimes with additional biographical information on the individual, such as the act or circus they performed with. While the prints are all from the 1950s, they are often reproductions of early photographs, some dating from the 1860s.  Some of the photographs depict a variety of dwarves, deformities such as missing limbs or other physical deformities such as "Pin Heads", wild men, strong men, conjoined twins, and giants. . The prints are curled, but otherwise in great shape. As these are reproductions there are some slight quality issues, but that is mainly due to the condition of the original itself.
 Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
Price: $375.00

20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and advertising pin back buttons in the early to mid 1900s. The cuts were to be to create the the surface on of the products. Each page has a sheet of examples to choose from attached: some sheets are layered on top of one another, and a few others are loose. Parisian Novelty, established in Chicago in 1898, produced novelty items, such as toys used for advertising. This catalog has hundreds of examples of the various illustrations which could be used , coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the products they were used on.  Measures 10" x 7"..
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDE ADVERTISEMENT - Handy Luther & Co. Clothing Ware House. Aegis Office..1845
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDE ADVERTISEMENT - Handy Luther & Co. Clothing Ware House. Aegis Office..1845
Price: $400.00

Handy, Luther & Co. was founded in 1841, and operated at No. 1, Merchants’ Row, off Main Street.  This advertisementIs dated Jan. 1, 1845, and was printed by the National Aegis Newspaper that was published in Worcester from 1838 to 1857. Measures 9" x 8 1/2". . Housed with mat board.   Letter folds, toning.
A collection of 18 advertising trade cards promoting educational and entertaining publications for children including periodicals and books. .Multiple locations.1880s
A collection of 18 advertising trade cards promoting educational and entertaining publications for children including periodicals and books. .Multiple locations.1880s
Price: $425.00

A collection of 18 different advertising trade cards for The Youth's Companion, We Keep "Wide Awake", Eclectic Penmanship, Harper's Young People plus books by Historical Publishing Co.,  Estes & Lauriat,  Lee and Shepard and Sunshine Publishing Co.   The final card is for the Patent Adjustable Book-Cover.  The focus of the advertising is to parents. The focus is education and entertainment.  Approximately half of the cards are for The Youth's Companion with eleborate chromolithograph printing including two 3 fold concertina style cards promoting the annual volumes.   The announcement for 1883 includes a list of illustrated stories, illustrated travel and adventure, special articles, Reminiscences and Anecdotes, Household Decoartion and Amusements and The Help Series. The 1886 announcement includes serial stories, natural history and adventure, special articles, sketches and practical articles. Other cards display eye- catching imagery and proverbs. .
Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USAc1975
Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USAc1975
Price: $500.00

An eleven (11) fold leather salesman sample folio of Henry Milward & Son's.  Gold stamp cover with image of sailing vessel.  The folio contains a wide varieties of H. Milward Helix needles and Watson's Sharps.  Individual sizes arrayed and stitched to the heavy stock display cards.  They include a wide variety of sizes of sharps, betweens, gd. downs, eyed millners, patent pockets, calyxeyed, yarn needles, tapestry, chenille, superfine, darners and steel tapered knitting needles.   The last two flats are lacking their samples. George A. Clark & Brother was formed in 1863.  Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded..
38 Paper Advertising Hats Promoting French Products. ..
38 Paper Advertising Hats Promoting French Products. ..
Price: $500.00

A collection of 38 paper hats, cut in various shapes; one in the shape of a sunflower; others as headdresses and more. Product types include soap, boots, liquors, newspapers, mattresses, mineral water, gasoline, bear, light bulbs, tea, shoes and more.  Interesting advertising genre... Most measure 6 1/4" x 13"..
 Elegant Promotional Piece for Sagell Cosmetics, Actresses and Testimonials. .Madrid & USA.c1920
Elegant Promotional Piece for Sagell Cosmetics, Actresses and Testimonials. .Madrid & USA.c1920
Price: $500.00

Unpaginated. Product logo gilt stamp on leather covers. Paisley end papers.  A testimonial prepared by Sagell cosmetics for Spanish and American potential clients.  Preface by Elinor Glyn, British novelist and scriptwriter.  Includes over 20pp, each depicting an image from a photograph of an American screen star or spouse of a star followed by a testimonial for the product in both English and Spanish. Interleaved. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Actresses and quotes include and many more: Marion Davies - Sagell assures me the bloom of youth Esther Ralston - Sagell is a talisman of perpetual youth, perpetual beauty, I shall always use it Norma Shearer - Napoleon said that to win wars, all that was necessary was Money, Money and Money.  To win the public favour we must always remain young: Sagell, Sagell, and Sagell .
29 Advertising Trade Cards Promoting Books, Magazines and Newspapers. ..
29 Advertising Trade Cards Promoting Books, Magazines and Newspapers. ..
Price: $600.00

The collection includes 14 cards relating to newspapers. They include the Grit, Gleason's Pictorial, Patriot, New York Weekly, The Nightly Moon, New York Observer, The Congressionalist, Netwon Republican and a set of 6 album cards with large format newspapers in the background with familiar patriotic figures representative of the country the newspaper represents. They include a winged Uncle Sam reading the New York Times, Liberty reading La France and a Beefeater reading The Standard. The 7 magazine cards include Demorest, Godey's Ladys Book, Farm & Fireside, Punch (Aesthetic Movement influence)  and 2 miniature magazines - Life (1883)and the Saturday Evening Post (1911). The final group of 7 cards promoting books and book sellers include 4 for Estes & Lauriat - ZigZag Journeys in Europe, Classic Lands, the Orient and the Knockabout Club in the Woods.  Also includes the People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, Frederick Keppy publisher of scientific book and specimen pages from The Beacon Light, Lyon & Healy, Chicago. Several with information on the publication..
Salesman Sample or Trade Catalogue for Vida Elastic and Ric-Rac for Sewing and Shoe Laces - Art Deco Influenced DesignUnited Kingdom1930s
Salesman Sample or Trade Catalogue for Vida Elastic and Ric-Rac for Sewing and Shoe Laces - Art Deco Influenced DesignUnited Kingdom1930s
Price: $675.00

A 44 pp. trade catalogue for Elastic and Ric-Rac for sewing.  Each page has either a product card or an image of the dispensor and actual pdocut samples with multiple size and style availability. The final few pages inlcude round and flat shoe laces. .
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $750.00

A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine.
Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817
Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817
Price: $950.00

A printed promotional sheet for Geo. Fred Urlings & Co. Urling's Lace by the King's Royl Letters Patent. 147 Strand near Somerset House.  c1817. A printed letter  announcing the relocation of their lace business.   Of particualr interest is the placement of actual threads and lace in the "window" of the new building.  The reverse announces the appointment of Urling as the Manufacturer of Flawen Thread Lace to the King.  Measures 9" x 12". . Edge wear and toning.
 Victorian Vanity - A Collection of  71 mostly Victorian Trade Cards Relating to Complexion Care, Hair Renewers & Whisker Care. ..1880s
Victorian Vanity - A Collection of 71 mostly Victorian Trade Cards Relating to Complexion Care, Hair Renewers & Whisker Care. ..1880s
Price: $1,100.00

This collection of predominantly advertising trade cards demonstrates the emergence of vanity products towards the end of the Victorian era.   The collection concentrates 33 advertisements on hair renewers promoted to cure all hair imperfections.  It claimed to return aging hair to its original color, prevent or reverse baldness, keep dandruff away and make hair grow thick and strong. Additionally it was to add luster and was recommended for people of all ages.   Products include Barry's Tricopherous, Columbia Herp. C. Hair Tonic, Currier's Cocoanut Cream, Hair Vine Nature's Remedy, Elick's Hair Tonic, Burnett's Cocoaine and Hall's Hair Renewer. It includes 30 pieces relating to Complexion care - creams, balms, toilet powder, toilet soap, face powder, salves.  They claimed to improve rough hard skin, refresh, soothe and heal.  Toilet Powder claimed to remove tan, sunburn, greasiness or oilness, unnatural dryness, freckles, redness, pimpms and other skin troubles as well as conceal blemishes of disease.  Toilet powder was designed to make the skin graceful and matrons look twenty again. Burnett's Kalliston Toilet Water made an additional claim of affording instant relief for 'itching Piles'.   American Beauty Cream claims to be made from Cucumber Juice and never spoils!  Finally this grouping includes a booklet titled Beauty's Boudoir - Useful Toilet Hint that also includes testimonials from actresses.  Products include Dr. Hebra's Viola ream and Viola Skin Soap, F. S. Cleaver's Terebene Soap, Beethanms Glycerine & Cucumber, Hagan's Magolia Balm, Freeman Face Powder, Cream of Lilies, Elite Toilet Soap, Burnett's Kalliston  and Cologne Water, Field's Rose Salve, Vogeler's Fedora Toilet Powder, American Beauty Cream and finally Chaplin's Liquid Pearl producers of Beauty's Boudoir Useful Toilet Hints booklet. Lastly the collection is not limited to female vanity but includes 8 advertising cards for Buckingham's Whisker Dye with various methods including metamorphic cards of depicting before and after effects of the product always making the man appear significantly younger.  The dyes were in black or brown and usually accompanied by promotions for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer for men to prevent baldness among other things. The majority of imagery is of physically attractive, affluent people most with perfect hair, skin and features.  Additional topics include flowers and children. .
Collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins 1921-1935
Collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins 1921-1935
Price: $1,500.00

A collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins, published monthly by Standard Oil.  The front (and back through 1930) covers are illustrated by "California Style" artists and include Maynard Dixon, Maurice Logan, Harold Von Schmidt, Waldo Bemis, W. R. DeLappe, Neher, Robert Kerfott, J. L. Starr and others.  Few with discoloration to margins. Light staple rust.. Excerpt from Standard Oil website referencing the art: With their unique convergence of social philosophies, artistic ideals, progressive attitudes and the ferment of the times, the artists were in the vanguard of what became known as the “California Style.” Many narrowed traditional distinctions between fine and commercial art and managed to achieve recognition for both. Most of the illustrators represented one or more distinctive schools of art — such as Fauvism, “plein air” (literally, “open air” or alfresco) and Modernism — that gave an intellectual underpinning to their work. For the entire article http://www.chevronretirees.org/sf-docs/default-source/line-rider/Line_Rider_Issue_17.pdf?sfvrsn=0
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
Price: $2,600.00

A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.