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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.
Poster - A girl from this home has enrolled in the Victory Girls to earn and give to make our fighters fit.
Poster - A girl from this home has enrolled in the Victory Girls to earn and give to make our fighters fit.
Price: $100.00

An 11 1/2" x 8" poster or paper window placard that would have been proudly displayed in the window of a young girl who was willing to earn money for the war effort.   Depicts an American eagle atop a shield. Reverse is blank. The campaign was designed to: to develop a new interpretation of sacrificial giving to develop among girls a greater appreciation of the true meaning of democracy. This can be gained through a thorough knowledge of our nation's share in this world war. to develop a deeper and broader ideal of community service. to give added inspiration and stimulus to the men and women working in the United War Work Campaign, for men and women will work harder and give larger amounts when they know that girls and boys are making sacrifices.
Broadside: Take your place in America's biggest job...Defense -Join the Women in the Services
Broadside: Take your place in America's biggest job...Defense -Join the Women in the Services
Price: $100.00

A black and white broadside depicting a women and serviceman at center bordered by vignettes of military women at work or play.   Image captions include Professional skills, Air traffic control, top secretarial spots, physical therapist, world-wide assignments, photographer, weekly dance and leisure hours.  Narrative promotes the benefits including 30 days vacation and over 450 different jobs choices.  Promotes all branches of the military including Army and Navy Nurse Corps, Army and Air Force Women's Medical Specialist Corps plus the standard branches of service. Reverse is blank. Measures 15 3/4" x 12".  Letter folds.
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.
Charles Allyn and William W Harris The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc of the Storming of Fort Griswold. . Charles Allyn.New London, CT.1882
Charles Allyn and William W Harris The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc of the Storming of Fort Griswold. . Charles Allyn.New London, CT.1882
Price: $150.00

This book details the events of September 6, 1781, when the British Army engaged a small Connecticut militia force in New London, CT and Groton, CT. After the British forces had burned most of the town of New London, they turned their attention to Fort Griswold located in Groton. What followed was Battle of Groton Heights (aka the Battle of Fort Griswold or the Fort Griswold massacre), as British forces attempted to storm the fort. While eventually the British would be victorious, they sustained heavily losses, and furthermore incited the anger of Americans as it was reported that slaughtered the majority of the Connecticut militia after they had surrendered. The book is authored by two men: an introduction and notes written by William W Harris, and 'revised and enlarged, with additional notes' by Charles Allyn. The book has sixteen black and white illustrations including engravings, maps, and heliotypes. 399 pp., Green cloth over board covers, with a stamped drawing of Fort Griswold on the front cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" . Covers show edge wear, and the cloth covering is crack on the edge and by the binding. Binding is loose and cracked. Interior pages are soiled and toned due to age. Front interior cover in annotated by a previous owner. There are also some notes in the margins in pencil on some interior pages. Interior pages are toned due to age, with minor foxing.
 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"
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.