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 Meet Me in Nashville Decal. American War Mothers.Nashville, TN.14519
Meet Me in Nashville Decal. American War Mothers.Nashville, TN.14519
Price: $35.00

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 ˝” x 2”. .
 History of the United States of America, Vol 1. John P.  Jewett & Company.Boston.1858
History of the United States of America, Vol 1. John P. Jewett & Company.Boston.1858
Price: $45.00

160pp. green cloth with , with gilt stamp rendering of the monument at Bunker Hill, on the front cover. Miniature book.  This is the first volume in Byron's Diamond Library series. It covers the history of the United States up to the 1855. The miniature book is broken into eleven sections: Declaration of Independence, Signer's Names, History of the Constitution, Constitution, History of States and Territories (geographically arranged), Size of the West, Commerce & Navigation, Lives of President and Election Returns, Battle of  Bunker Hill, Battle of Bennington, and Siege of Baltimore.  Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Covers show minor edge wear. There is damage to the bottom left of the front cover. The interior pages themselves offset.
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 ˝".
 Novelty Die-cut Drum shaped pamphlet promoting Rogers Drums - Civil War - Soldiers Farewell. Rogers & Blackman.Columbus, OH.c1906
Novelty Die-cut Drum shaped pamphlet promoting Rogers Drums - Civil War - Soldiers Farewell. Rogers & Blackman.Columbus, OH.c1906
Price: $60.00

A single-fold 4" x 3 5/8" pamphlet die-cut in the shape of a drum. within is an illustration of a Civil War soldiers Farewell and the verse"Following the Drum".   At the base of the page is pricing informaion on Drums. . The Rogers company was started in 1849 by an Irish immigrant from Dublin named Joseph Rogers. Rogers came to the United States and started crafting drum heads. ... Rogers is probably most famous for its "Dyna-Sonic" snare drum, which featured a number of innovations.
Dame Wonder's Series: The Little Drummer. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1855
Dame Wonder's Series: The Little Drummer. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1855
Price: $65.00

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.
 Heleograph Signals. From  "The Iron Clad," Cape Elizabeth, Maine.. ..1860s
Heleograph Signals. From "The Iron Clad," Cape Elizabeth, Maine.. ..1860s
Price: $100.00

Thomas K. Jones. of Portland ME and Frank L. Dow of Boston.  A 14 1/4" x 8 1/4"  broadside that Includes code, numerals, abbreviations, instructions, and flashes. At bottom: "Please paste on a cardboard and hang where you can always have it."   The use of mirrors and the sun allowed communication between ships.. A heliograph is a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code) reflected by a mirror.
Paul Pryor "E.T. Taggard" Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series: Putnam. McLoughin Brothers.New York.1873
Paul Pryor "E.T. Taggard" Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series: Putnam. McLoughin Brothers.New York.1873
Price: $110.00

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.
 The Soldiers' and Sailors' Half Dime Magazine, Vol. II, No. 1. ..
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Half Dime Magazine, Vol. II, No. 1. ..
Price: $110.00

32pp illustrated wraps. An illustrated magazine consisting in part of short biographies of distinguished Heroes.   Includes "The Flight at Kenesaw", the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic and much more.  12 mos subscription $2.50 Measures 8" x 5 1/2".  Although it is indicated as vol. II no reference is found to vol. I.  OCLC - 3 (Aug. 2018) plus reference to AAS Periodical Collection. .
 5 Different Greeting Cards Promoting US War Savings Bonds w Inserts - "Stamp" Out Dictators. Official War Stamp Greeting Cards.USA Treasury Dept..1942
5 Different Greeting Cards Promoting US War Savings Bonds w Inserts - "Stamp" Out Dictators. Official War Stamp Greeting Cards.USA Treasury Dept..1942
Price: $115.00

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..
 Theatre de la Mode - "Hidden Hands"  Touring Miniature Mannequin Exhibitions - War Relief-  Program and Photo Postcards. Meriden Gravure Co. (Meriden CT).Paris, France.1946
Theatre de la Mode - "Hidden Hands" Touring Miniature Mannequin Exhibitions - War Relief- Program and Photo Postcards. Meriden Gravure Co. (Meriden CT).Paris, France.1946
Price: $150.00

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
Charles R. Morrill (1918-1986) WWII Basic Training Notebook of Charles R Morrill. ..1944
Charles R. Morrill (1918-1986) WWII Basic Training Notebook of Charles R Morrill. ..1944
Price: $225.00

A WWII notebook comprised of notes from Charles R Morrill's basic training as an infantry man in the Army. It is clear that the majority of the notebook are his notes taken during his training. Covered in Morrill's training is a variety of weapons he might encounter (60 M M Mortar M-2, M 1 Garand self-loading rifle, and bangalore torpedos), basic first aid, tracking and scouting, navigational skills, chemical warfare (identifying different gases and how to use the gas mask) and how to safe guard information. Included with the notebook is two additionally pieces of paper. The first is hand written legend for symbols that are most often found on maps and the second is a printed piece of paper with 10 names on it. Printed at the top is Call -- 309, Oct. 11, 1944, 10 men. The number 309 was Morrill's draft number, and his, along with the ten men listed on page were, number was called on Oct 11, 1944. Morrill and the other men were officially registered on Oct 12, 1944 in Manchester, NH. By the end of the war, Morrill was a Corporal in the army and was officially discharged on Aug 4, 1946. Later after returning home to New Hampshire, Morrill would marry Evelyn Eisler (1916-2008), and eventually pass away in 1986. The notebook itself is a Blue Horse Composition Book that has been cut in half. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". Below are some memorable quotes from the notebook: "Pride will win battles" "Man must have courage, intelligence and leadership... we are absolutely not cannon fodder. Infantry (riflemen in particular) are safe. No other branch takes the ground, [and] all other branches support us." "Carelessness in talk [and] handling equipment weakens [the] whole unit." "[Your] gas mask is as vital as [a] life savor or parachute." To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uXPpJ9FtIRgRfnYA2. Edge wear on notebook. Interior pages are soiled and toned due to age. Covers have stains as well.
 No. 10, A Few Words in behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States by One of Themselves. Loyal Publication Society..May, 1863
No. 10, A Few Words in behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States by One of Themselves. Loyal Publication Society..May, 1863
Price: $250.00

23 pp pamphlet.  No. 10 in a series of 17 published by The Loyal Publication Society relating to the Civil War. An essay by a Union woman contesting the opinion "But for the courage and energy of the women of the South, we believe the Rebellion would not have survived to this time.  Had the women of the North with like zeal addressed themeselves to the work of encouraging a loyla and devoted spirit among us, the copperhead conspiracy in behalf of the enemy would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have learned, long ago, the futility of expecting aid and comfort from such a source".  Measures 9' x 6". .
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
Price: $350.00

5 volume set. Illustrations, plates, portraits, maps (some folded and in color), plans, facsimiles. The following are the topics cover in this series by volume: Volume I – The Swarming of the English, Volume II – Colonies and Nation, Vol III – The Founding of the Government, Vol IV – Critical Changes and Civil War, and Vol V – Reunion and Nationalization. This series was written by Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) before he served as the 28th President of the United States (from 1913 to 1921) and received his Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. At the time of publication Wilson was a well-known lawyer and an academic, as a professor of history and politics, and president of Princeton University. It was during his tenure at Princeton that he penned this five-volume history of the United States, and the series reflects many of his ideas and biases that he later brought to national politics. Includes content, notes on illustrations, bibliographical references and index. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
 The Transvaal Campaign, Model Relief Series, #187. Raphael Tuck & Sons.London.1895
The Transvaal Campaign, Model Relief Series, #187. Raphael Tuck & Sons.London.1895
Price: $400.00

The Transvaal Campaign, otherwise known as the Second Boer War took place between October 11, 1899 and May 31 1902. The war was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states (descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century.), the South African Republic (aka Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the British Empire's influence in South Africa. While initial Boer had success, soon they were overrun by British reinforcements. The war continued for years however with the Boers using guerrilla warfare until the British employed a variety of harsh counter-measures destroyed any Boer rebellion. This Model Relief Series (also called Gigantic Reliefs) contains six scenes of this war, #1 Baden-Powell’s Armored Train – Mafeking, #2 Bugler Sherlock Distinguishing Himself, #3 General Buller’s Balloon and Guns in Action near Ladysmith, #4 Boers Decoying British into Ambush, #5 New South Wales Lancers Chasing Boer Patrol, and #6 Field Ambulance at Work on the Veldt. Each scene in this set has a small diagram card that depicts how the large set pieces are to be arranged. This item was a part of a larger set called Military Art Novelty Relief Series produced by Raphael Tuck and Sons. This item was compared to the Tuck Database for Ephemera (https://eph.tuckdb.org/), and while all of the large set pieces are in this set, at least three of the small pieces are missing. The shell and telescope are missing from the NSW Lancers and the single tent from the Field Ambulance is missing as well. Additionally, there is one piece that while appears to go with the set (see pictures for standalone piece of man with rifle taking cover under a rock) it does not appear in the database. Comes in original envelope with title and scenes printed on one side and other titles in the series printed on the other. Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pUAaVw1z56Lvg67t2 . Some pieces are partially or fully detached. The envelope is toned and soiled with moderate cover wear. At least three pieces missing with one extra piece when compared to TuckDB.
D.A.R - members Knitting for Victory. Wint Studios.Allentown PA.6673
D.A.R - members Knitting for Victory. Wint Studios.Allentown PA.6673
Price: $650.00

Three different 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" photos on larger mounts.  The first photo depicts six women seated around a table knitting with a wall size American flag in the background. Each of the women is knitting.  The women are identified.  The secondis the same room with a much larger group of woman and captioned D. A. R. in Assembly Room, Trout Hall, April 8, 1918.  Not the posters on the mantel; one an honor roll of women who will work to win the war. The second is "Are You 100% American? Prove It!  Buy U.S. Government Bonds.  The third photo depicts the first group of woman sipping tea.   This was part of the Knitting for Victory campaign were women in America were encouraged to knit socks, scarves and sweaters for the soldiers --  middle and upper-class women were carrying their knitting with them everywhere. Sponsored by the Red Cross.. The photo with the group of six women appears in Images of America - Allentown, Bartholomew and Front. 2002.
LT. Edward A Kimpel, Letters - WWII Correspondence re War, Homefront & Parenting.
LT. Edward A Kimpel, Letters - WWII Correspondence re War, Homefront & Parenting.
Price: $700.00

A collection of approximately 145 letters from a US Navy Reserve Communications Officer during World War II. Lt (JG) Edward Andrew Kimpel Jr served in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean Theater from 1942 to 1945. The lengthy correspondence between him and his family members, mainly his wife, Virginia, covers a variety of topics, including but not limited to: naval battles in Pacific Ocean Theater, attacks by Japan's airplanes, daily life on the ship, the censorship of wartime correspondence, Edward's various duties on the aircraft carriers he served on, discussions on wartime rations, and familial relationships between his wife, his parents, and his children.... Of particular note are the issue with son Edward (III) who later entered a life of crime. See complete discription for detail.