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1936 Promo Book, “New York Stock Exchange”
40 Page illustrated book. “New York Stock Exchange, Its Functions and Operations,” published in April, 1936
1889 Catalog Standard Stallions
Well illustrated catalog standard stallions Mambrino Wilkes, Steele, Diomed Wilkes and Jingles, owned by John B. Clarke of Manchester, NH 1889
The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical,.  Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.
50 pp   Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.  The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science, edited by S. W. Butler, M.D
Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
36 pp  Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
New England Botanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
New EnglandBotanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
Warren's Standard Painting Papers for Halftone Reproduction by Letterpress .  . S.D. Warren Company . Boston, Mass. . September, 1954
Spiral bound paper raised print cover, black and white and color pictures throughout. Sample book for the grades of Warren's Standard Printing Paper. Included letterpress and offset lithography, paper grades and coatings. 12 1/4" x 9 1/2".
The Electrotype and Stereotype Handbook: how duplicate plates are made-and how they are used by the letterpress printing industry .  . Int'l Assn of  Electrotypers and Stereotypers, INC . Cleveland 14, Ohio . c1950s
printed cover, back lists "compliments of Service Electrotype Co." Handbook with black and white pictures and some illustrations broken down into three parts; part one: How Duplicate Plates are Effectively Used by Letterpress Printers, part two: How Electrotypes are Made, part three: How Stereotypes are Made/How Plastic and Rubber Plates are Made.
Line Halftone & Color: an introduction to modern photoengraving .  . American Photoengravers .  . 1959
48 pp. Printed paperback cover, portions of book are black and white with blue photographs and illustrations among text, one chapter features color. The book in an introduction to modern photoengraving and letterpress printing. Four chapters with glossary at the end. 11" x 8 1/2"
Baer Brothers Bronze Factory .  . Baer Brothers Manufacturers . Stamford, Conn .
One applied advertisement on cardboard, has grommet for hanging, reverse blank but stamped "Germany". Advertisement for "Manufacturers of Bronze powders, brocade, aluminum, silver, and metal leaf", shows color samples, Baer logo with bear in B. 11" x 7 1/4"
Wavene Cover .  . W. C. Dodge Paper Co . Boston, Mass.  . 1910s
Green card stock cover of sample booklet. Contains cover samples with color and paper weight. Shows samples for various companies. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Tekoa Linen Bond Mackerel Finish .  . Strathmore Paper Co . Woronoco, Mass. . 1910s
Gray tapestry cover, lists selling agent on back: W.C. Dodge Paper Co,. Boston. COntains Mackerel Finish paper samples, samples have company letter head and lists finish, color, weight. 6" x 10"
Elm Tree Antique Wove Covers .  . W. C. Dodge Paper Co . Boston, Mass. . 1910s
Brown illustrated cover, bound with brown yarn. Sample books of covers, each sample lists weight, color. 9" x 6"
Orkid Covers .  . W. C. Dodge Paper Co . Boston, Mass . 1910s
Blue stamped cover, tied together with brown yarn. Sample book for covers, contains samples of seven distinctive colors, describes paper weight and finish. 9" x 6"
The Editor .  . The Editor Publishing Co.  . Franklin, Ohio . May, 1895
Magazine with cover, loose paper notification inserted and 1/3 sheet "special notice" attached to first page of magazine,magazine includes Volume I, no. 5, pp 66-80. The editor consists of a variety of materials, published monthly the first few and end few pages are advertisements and bound together in a final cover. Final cover stamped with "this cover is a sample of Hornet Linen, manufactured by Harding Paper Co". 11" x 8 1/2"
Typography, Layout & Advertising Production: handbook for newcomers to the advertising profession . Edwin H. Stuart and Grace Stuart Gardner . Edwin H Stuart, INC . Pittsburgh, PA .
46 pp. Paper back printed cover, black and white illustrations and font types. The book explains font types, layouts, and methods or advertising. The end pages are a dictionary for technical terms. 11" x 8 1/2"
How to Mechanize your Selling With Business Publication Advertising .  . McGraw Hill Publications . New York . c 1958
Paper report booklet, printed in black and green ink, photographs and charts. How to make a sale in six steps. 11" x 8 1/2"
Post's Rapid Paper Rolls, Humidus Copying Apparatus .  . Post .  . 1902
Tri-folded green paper cover, opens to 4 pp. Directions for using apparatus. 8 1/2" x 2 3/4", opens to papers 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
What is Phototypography? a talk given before the 35th Annual Convention of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc . Carl P. Palmer . E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. (INC) . Delaware . 1954
8 pp. Paper booklet with three hole punch, black and white photographs and illustrations. Booklet gives an overview of phototypography; the planning and execution of and who uses it, 16 sample pictures included. 11" x 8 1/2"
An Account of the Making of the Oxford Lectern Bible . Bruce Rogers . Lanston Monotype Machine Company . Philadelphia, PA . 1936
15 pp. Blue paper cover, four page mini hinge in staple to inside front cover. An account of designing the Oxford Lectern Bible, choices the designer made. Includes samples from the book. 11 1/4" x 8"
Evening at Deepdene, An Essay by Fredric W. Goudy & Wood Engraving by John De Pol . Frederic W. Goudy . Lanston Monotype Company .  . c1938
2 pp. Folded card with printed cover, illustration and loose print. Essay, set in California, by Goudy, includes reproduction of a wood engraving by John DePol, "The Falls at Deepdene", given as a holiday greeting by Lanston Monotype Company. 10 1/4" x 7"
Showing Monotype Bell Series No. 402 .  . Lanston Monotype Machine Company . Philadelphia, PA . 1940
Paper booklet,samples of typesettings. Examples of type settings by John Bell. Samples shown with explanations. 10" x 6 1/2"
"Frederic W Goudy: American Typographer"  . Paul Johnston . The Heuron, No.7 .  . C. 1930
8 pp. Paper pamphlet, no cover. Article about Goudy and American Typography, discusses Goudy's contribution to typesetting and includes a page of examples. Signed by author. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Commerce Street, Showing New York's Narrowest House .  . Comet Press .  . 1967
1 pp. Reproduction of a wood engraving by John De Pol, Holiday Greeting from Comet Press, the scene is Greenwich Village which was located near the Comet Press location. 8" x 6"
Intertype Futura .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
52 pp. Orange illustrated paperback cover,  examples of numerous types of fonts, some illustrations and examples of advertisements. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Interype Teletypesetter Faces .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
24 pp. Orange paperback cover with image of teletype setting machine,  detailed examples of various types such as point imperial, ideal, regal, and regent. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Weiss Types: Roman and Italian .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
pink printed paperback cover. Description and examples of Weiss type, samples of magazine types throughout. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Regal: An Intertype Face Designed For Easy Reading .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
white paper back cover. Sample booklet of Regal intertype face, brief description of the type then examples of font and samples of advertisements using type. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Egmont: An Interype Face .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
31 pp. PInk paperback cover, brief description of egmont type then examples of font and samples of book covers and advertisements featuring the type. 10 1/2" x 71/2"
Interype Bodoni Family .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
40 pp. White printed paperback cover, begins with index and origin of Intertype Bodoni, contains examples of various Bodoni types and samples of advertisements. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Intertype Ready Reckoner: Easy, Accurate Copyfitting Method .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
22 pp. Brown illustrated paperback cover, begins with index and description of how to use the intertype character count method, continues with tables showing the name of face, point size, length of lowercase alphabet in points, number of characters in one pica and number of characters in all measures. 10 1/2" x 7
Cairo .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
36 pp. Pink printed paperback cover, description of Cairo "a modish face for modern printing and advertising" then examples of font. 10 1/2" x 7"
Intertype Presents New Horizons for the Modern Printer .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . 1950
24 pp. Blue printed paperback cover, advertising and explanation of Fotosetter, photographic line composing machine, illustrations and photographs of machine and use throughout. 11" 8 1/2"
Cornell: From 6 to 14 Point .  . Intertype Corporation . New York . c1950s
Beige printed paperback cover, examples of Cornell type, designed by George F. Trenholm, samples of font and descriptions. 9 1/4" x 6"
Type Specimens: Linotype, Monotype, Ludlow, Imported and Domestic Foundry Types .  . The North American Composition Co. . Philadelphia, PA. . c1961
48 pp. Spiral bound green printed cover, black and white examples of fonts and ornaments, loose pages from other sources tucked in. Examples of machine set text and display faces, contains sample and descriptions, book ends with "steps to complete copyfitting" and charts. Stapled pages with additional fonts and four pages taken from a different spiral bound book included. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
Goudy Text & Lombardic Capitals: Two New Monotype Faces . Frederic W. Goudy . Lanston Monotype Machine Company . Philadelphia, Pa .
sampler booklet with examples of Goudy text and lombardic capitals, the back page has monotype flowers and ornaments suggested for use with Goudy text and lombardic capitals. 12" x 9"
Deepdene: a new roman and italic type design, drawn by Frederic W. Goudy. .  . Lanton Monotype Machine Company . Philadelphia, PA. . c1930
15 pp. Paper printed two color cover, includes examples of points and series. The booklet consists of descriptions and examples of the Deepene type created by Goudy. 12 1/4" x 9"
Fototype: Makes Layouts Sparkle .  . Fototype INC . Chicago . 1957
62 pp. Paper booklet with printed cover, printed with black and orange ink, font samples and pictures, have loose price list form folded inside. Advertising booklet for Fototype company. Shows examples of fonts, type settings,  and supplies. 9" x 6 1/2"
Typo Graphic .  . Typo Graphic  . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . December, 1960
Printed cover of spiral bound magazine, frontispiece. Monthly Magazine published for the Pittsburgh graphics art industry, contains advertising, article, samples, and inforamtion about employees and business. 10 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Specimen Pages, How to Talk .  . Cowperthwait & Co. . Philadelphia . 1882
Paper illustrated cover, contains illustrations throughout, preface and index. Pre-publication sample pages for the book "How to Talk" Contains; suggestions for teachers, composition, lessons, and writing. Book is not complete as it is a sample. 7 1/2" x 5"
The Last Rivet: the story of Rockefeller Center, a city within a city, as told at the ceremony in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., drove the last rivet of the last building, November 1, 1939.   Columbia University Press New York c 1940
45 pp. Green cover is covered by a tan dust jacket with silver rivet all over, a mylar sheet is covering the dust jacket and a label with the title is affixed, text is written in black and red,frontispiece contains numerous black and white photographs by Berenice Abbott and Margaret Bourke-White et al. 11 1/4" x 9" faint discoloration on some pages, no marks or tears, rivet cover, spine slightly loose
The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.  Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
457 pp. Green blind embossed gilt cover, frontispiece, illustrated with approximately 500 engravings, 15 plates, 23 pages at the end contain advertising. The book contains information about the microscope and the history, use, directions, and specimens. 9" x 5 1/2" Wear on cover, spine has tears, binding broken, some foxing, pages in front loose
Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery.  Magnus Falconar  London 1777
238 pp. marbles cover with leather spine, text interspersed with blank pages. Synopsis describes medical procedures for surgery and the anatomy of the human body. It is separated into four lectures, Introduction to the Study of Anatomy, Osteology, Myology, and Angiology. 8 1/2" x 5" Some missing pages at front, inscribed and has hand written notes, foxing throughout, wear on cover
A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases, in which some they sometimes terminate.  A.P.W. Philip James Crissy Philadelphia 1824
195 pp. Brown leather cover, no illustrations, Fourth Edition with some additional observations. A Treatise on Indigestion contains information and observations relating to the physical ailments. The chapters list the symptoms, causes, treatments of first, second, and third stages of indigestion. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" wear on cover, foxing throughout, one page has torn edge but does not effect text, possible water damage on lower right side, inscribed
The English Version of the Polyglott Bible: Containing the Old and New testaments, with the Marginal Readings.. G. & C. Merriam. Springfield. 1844
1115 pp, 856 for the Old Testament and 259 for the New Testament. Red gilt and blind stamped hard cover, illustrations and 6 plates (2 of which are frontispieces for each testament), three chambers on spine, gilt stamp of praying woman on front and back cover, gilt forage. "The form in which this volume no appears is altogether different from anything which has before been given to the Public, but its originality will be found pre-eminently to consist in a laborious and entirely new Selection and Arrangement of References, in which it has been endeavoured faithfully to exhibit the Scripture as its own Expositor" -Preface. 4 1/2" x 3" inscribed, some staining on cover and toning
T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852
128 pp. Blue blind stamp gilt cover, 27 page introduction, index in back of book. Common symptoms, and treatments. Contains a catalog of medicines. The book covers very personal ailments and situations such as abortion, masturbation, conception, and menstruation as well as more acceptable discussions as asthma, heartburn, and palpitations. 4 1/2" x 3" some staining on cover, some foxing, spine loosening in areas, hand corrected address on title page and page 98's advertisement for the reader
John Haskell Kemble . A Hundred Years of the Pacific Mail. The Mariner's Museum. Newport News, VA. 1952
This is an extract from "The American Neptune", Vol 10, No. 2, first published in 1950. This particular additional was published for the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia and was printed by Edwards Brothers INC, lithoprinters from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was a group of merchants who transported mail, under contract from the United States Government, from the Isthmus of Panama to California. This booklet is a brief history of the approximately hundred years the company was in business. It was founded in 1848, and in 1925 the company changed its name to the Dollar Steamship Company. After a government bail-out of the Dollar Line in 1938, the ownership of the company was transferred to American President Lines. It was formally closed down in 1949, after just over a century of existence. Very slight edge wear, otherwise in great condition. Measures 10" x 7".
Record of the Presidential Electoral Vote by State from 1876 to 1928. Scott Printing Company. Muncie, Indiana. 1932
This is a chart that tracks the electorial college vote for the Presidential elections from 1876 to 1928. The chart divides the depicts each of the votes by state and year. It also states how many electoral college votes each state gets and which political party was voted for: Republican, Democrat, Progressive (Roosevelt), Progressive (LaFollette), or Populist. The purpose of this chart was to inform voters of previous years so that they might be able to make their own predictions for the presidential election of 1932. Turns out Franklin D. Roosevelt won over Herbert Hoover by a landslide. Some edge wear, and slightly soiled. The blue backing is slightly detached in the corners. Otherwise fine. Measures 9" x 4"
c1864 Reprint - The Connecticut Courant (Number 00) 1764.
Facsimile reprint of the first issue of the Connecticut Courant originally published: Hartford, Conn. Original printed by Thomas Green, 1764. A  sample issue of a projected weekly newspaper, to be issued Mondays, commencing 19 Nov. 1764.  Printed with traditional letter forms, with the exception of  a modern letter "s" instead of traditional form in the word "Thanksgiving," back page, second column, eleven lines up from the bottom to distinguish this from an authentic copy.  Reissued from time to time by the Hartford Courant.  Appears to be an early reprint.  Letter folds, toning, surface soiling. OCLC 1 on 4/25/16
 Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Independence Square. September 1861.  .
Printed in blue and red on white paper. Graphic depicts clasped hands, the Constitution and the American flag with a field of stars in the background.  Contents include a Memorial, the resolution to hold the celebration, Order of Exercise, and Music.  Single-fold 8 ½♠x 11âť. Light surface soiling on cover page; edge wear and letter folds.  
New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931.  .
32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
 An album titled " A Book of my copies of Old Records especially of Biddeford Maine - Revolutionary Soldiers etc., etc." .
An approximately 400 page album with handwritten logs of Revolutionary soldiers and information on their deaths.  Also includes brief geneologies of town residence, Benjamin Hoopers ay Roll, obituaries and any otther information on the people of Biddeford Maine that captured the fancy of James G. Garland, the creator of the album. The information spans approx 150 years of Biddeford History.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".
 Stallions for Service "At the Pastures", Belfast, ME - John Ward, Edgemark, Stiletto C.
16 pp booklet promoting three stallions, each with an image from a photograph providing complete histories and lineage on each animal.  Terms and past records conclude the presentation. Tip-in on inside front cover advises these stallions were nominated in the Horse World Stallion Representative Purse for guaranteed value of $7,500 etc. - The Horse World Co. Measures6 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Light staple rust.
 Business Card and Book Publisher's List - Newman & Ivison Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers,.  c1854
A 1 5/8"x 3" business card printed on lightly coated stock.  It is for Newman & Ivison, Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers. No. 178 Fulton Street, New York.  The reverse lists the books published by Newman & Ivison.
Special Agents of the P.O. Department October 6, 1864
Single-fold lined legal sheet with hand penned Date of Appointment, Name, Address, Place of Service, Per diem and Annual Salary for special agents from February 1862 forward. Service locations include Army of Potomac, Gen. Sherman's Army, District of N.J. for 60 days, and geographic locations by states or parts of state.  Additionally includes Special Agents for Particular Purposes including to attend to mail on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, in connection with letter cariers system, and to look after rebel mail in Maryland.  Finally includes Special Agents in charge of Post Offices in Washington N.C., Vicksburg MS., Natchez MS and Knoxville TN.Measures 12 1/2" x 8".  Letter folds. .
Noah's Ark New England Yankees and The Endless Quest:.  Robert Keith Leavitt G & C Merriam Co. Springfield, MA 1947
106 pp. Subtitle:  A Short History of the Original Webster Dictionaries Particular Reference to their First Hundred Years as Publications of G.&C. Merriam Company Springfield, Massachusetts. Gray paper cover, black and white illustrations, photographs, portraits, and copied images, title page is two tone. Part One: Noah's Ark; 1. This Webster 2. The Making of a Lexicographer 3. Noah Webster's Dictionaries Part Two: New England Yankees; 4. Enter the Merriams, 5. "Thank God for Worcester!" Part Three: 6. An International Institution, 7. "Make the Best", 8. Seining the River of Words. 10" x 7" wear on cover
Noah's Ark New England Yankees and The Endless Quest.  Robert Keith Leavitt G. & C. Merriam Springfield, MA 1947
106 pp. Subtitle:  A Short History of the Original Webster Dictionaries Particular Reference to their First Hundred Years as Publications of G.&C. Merriam Company Springfield, Massachusetts. Gray paper hard cover, black and white illustrations, photographs, portraits, and copied images, title page is two tone. Part One: Noah's Ark; 1. This Webster 2. The Making of a Lexicographer 3. Noah Webster's Dictionaries Part Two: New England Yankees; 4. Enter the Merriams, 5. "Thank God for Worcester!" Part Three: 6. An International Institution, 7. "Make the Best", 8. Seining the River of Words. 10" x 7" slight staining on cover
Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the  of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-workpaper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This Valentine I sent to You As evidence of high respect, And when you read if e’er you do,  Don’t treat this missive with neglect.  Intricately cut from one sheet of paper. Few separations and light water stains. Housed in mahogany frame. It is accompanied by a silk punch paper sampler bookmark depicting a rose and the name John Ripley. The punch work measures 2 1/4” x 5”. The bookmark was found in the family Bible, 1857. Also includes a polished stock visiting card and embossed envelope addressed to John Ripley Esq.  Accompanying the material  is a note card signed by J. H. Houser Jr., describing the materials.   This is all accompanied by a typewritten genealogy of John Putnam, 1580-1662 and his wife Priscilla Gould.  .
Silk Menu - Dinner in honour of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia Tendered by the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung to the American Press, Feb. 26, 1902 + Programme


A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
 Documents associated with the early development of the Holyoke to South Hadley Falls Bridge including pledge petition, receipt for survey and plans, and bill heads for material printing and Bridge Committee dinner receipt 1870. . ..1870
The documents include As a single-fold 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" hand written pledge petition beginning with "We the undersigned interested in a Bridge between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls promise to pay the amount opposite our respective names for the purpose of processing plans and making surveys for the same and the expenses". This is followed by 79 signatures and pledge amounts. A receipt from D. Briggs & Co, Springfield for the survey and plans totaling $300.00. An 8" x 5" illustrated billhead from the Ingleside, Holyoke Mass. The fee is for Dining and addressed to the Bridge Committee. The bill head is printed in green ink with a fine illustration of the exterior of the establishment including the street scene. A 7" x 8" billhead for printing of associated materials including petitions and rulings, advance notices for various newspapers, postage and printing supplies totaling $75.50. The letterhead is printed in three colors with a vignette of an eagle carrying an American shield. Printed in various decorative fonts in three colors. .
Correspondence from Gouveuneur Tillotson, Princeton student to Richard V. W. Thorne, Jr. of West Point Academy 1837-1838
Seven (7) different letters written by Tillotson to his close friend cadet Thorne. The letters are newsy in nature and written in an engaging style. He refers to various individuals by their full names with explicit details on their carrying-ons.  . Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became a somewhat prominent attorney in New York City and served on numerous boards of directors. Richard Thorne resigned West Point in 1839 rather than be dismissed for failing grades and excessive demerits. He was a member of the Brooklyn Militia and served briefly in the Civil War and died in 1875. Many of his classmates went on to great fame in the Union and Confederate armies....
Book of Origins -Genealogy of Isobel Kemp Cox – Complied by Marion Buckley Cox,branching back to a witness of the signing of the Magna CartaBailey's (6th Ed) Photo=Ancestral Record with Supplements.
A comprehensive genealogy of the Cox Family dating all the way back to the early 1600s with some branches of the family reaching back even further. The Cox family has a rich history where they were both apart of or witness to some of the major events in American and English History. From witnessing the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, to being one of the first settlers of New Amsterdam (modern day New York City) and Hartford, CT. The genealogy narrative indicates family participation in the Boston Tea Party and Bacon’s Rebellion in 1679. The book itself was designed by the Rev. Frederic W Bailey, and it is his sixth edition of the Photo-Ancestral Record Book. Recorded in the book are the names, location of birth, and birth and death dates for each branch of the family tree. Where the complier of this genealogy knew; added in are burial locations, when individuals immigrated to America, including the ship they traveled on, as well as notations on where she discovered this information.  Photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, family letters, and other ephemera adorn the pages throughout this treasure.  As one continues to read through this genealogy it almost seems as though there wasn’t one important event or figure in American history that was not connected to this family. Family Connections and Family Lore of Note: The Temple branch of the Cox Family Tree is said to be descent from the famous Lady Godiva and the Earls of Mercia. George Yeardley, whose ancestor witnessed the signing of the Magna Carter, was one of the first settlers in Jamestown, and three time colonial Governor of the British Colony of Virginia.  His wife, Temperance Flowerdew, was one of the witness to the Last Will and Last Testament of John Rolfe’s, husband to Pocahontas. Hamutal Hammond Welsh (1735 – 1815) “conceived a great dislike for her husband”, apparently tried to kill him several times, even burning down their barn at one point. Captain John Clapp, who later became the Clerk of the First Provincial Assembly in New York, is said to have barely escaped being eaten by an alligator in South Carolina. William King and his wife Dorothy came to America and settled in Salem. After converting to Quakerism, suffered persecution at the hands of the local government in the 1660s. The family ghost story of “Aunt Swan”, Elizabeth Donnell, wife of General John Swan, who dreamt that Death himself was coming for her, and a week later mysteriously died suddenly. It is said her ghost still haunts the house she died in, and she has become known as the “Lady in White”. Elias Nexen (1740 – 1831) was appointed first Collector of the Port of New York under the Continental Congress. Jacob Bump served with General James Wolfe during the French and Indian War and participated in the taking of Quebec in 1759. John Donnell owned the “Willow Brook” house for a time in Baltimore, Maryland, which housed the famed ‘oval room’. This house was one of the first times, besides the White House, that an oval room was used in America. Gustav Lurman, who served in the 1st Maryland Cavalry, CSA, during the Civil War was saved by “Aunt Charlotte”, an African American woman who hid him when he crossed the northern lines while on duty. Enos Bronson, or “Uncle Enos” was an editor for the Federalist Gazette of the United States, and supposedly took over Benjamin Franklin’s printing press. .
Proof before Lettering of Les Cent Bibliophiles Menu  for 1908 meeting created by Auguste Lepere - Tongue in Cheek - Woman Stirring a Pot of Books
An 8" x 12" proof before lettering of a fine line illustration depicting an outdoor event of Le Cent Bibliophiles, one of the French bibliophilic societies.  It depicts rings of dancing people in the background beneath the trees.  In the foreground a woman tends a pot of "stewing books".  Printed signature A. Lepere. .
Pencil signed Proof before Lettering for a Menu Du Banquet de la Plume (for Leon Deschamps magazine).  c1900 J. E. Sylvestre
A 5" x 7 1/4" prrof before lettering of a menu depicting a risque scene depicting a young woman hanging from a tree as she attemps to pick apples.  The banquets were organized by the magazine Leon Deschamps, La Plume, between 1892 and 1905.  They were more than just literary events, but of social significance in trying to establish literary space.   Pencil signed by J. E. Sylvestre.  .
Four (4) Portrait Miniatures of German Linen Weavers
Each of the four is a silhouette profile of an individual linen weaver with penciled inscriptions identifying each by name and with the profession of linen weaver.  Dated 1853, 1854, and 1855.  The fourth is undated.  Speculation is that these may have been given as an annual honor or acknowledgment for service. Largest measures 4” x 4 ľ”.   Housed in heavy board and glass  self frame.  Two corner cracks on one glass. .
 Menu and Program for the October Meeting of the Pittsburgh Club of Printing House Craftsmen in honor of our guest Norman T. A. Munder, printer Extraordinary. ..Oct 18, (1922)
Held Thursday Evening, October 18, (1922).  A four (4) page large format menu and program bound with an orange and black string tie. Additional one page insert with tyext and typography by Arthur C. Gruver contributed to the craftsmen number of the Amerian Printer by  MacGregor - Cutler Printing Company, Pittsburgh PA.  The first page has a tipped-in image from a photograph of Munder.  The second page is the program concluding with a speech by Munder titled "Fine Printing". This is followed by a simple menu, with the final page being  n note on The Craftsmen Movement.   The text block on each page is bordered by  repeated elegant decortive devices in the Craftsmen style.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/4". . Although no year was present, one of the presenters Arthur Gruver was president of the organization that year.
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
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..
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
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..
 Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. .Troy, NY.1875
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.  .
Menu - Inaugural Dinner by the May of Quebec, at the Hotel St. Louis, Wednesday, 27th May 1874
A single-fold 7 1/2" x 5" menu printed in purple and green.  The front cover announces the dinner with the emblem of  Quebec at top.   Fare included Halibut with Lobster Sauce, Cincinnati Ham with Champagne Sauce, Black Duck, Italian Cream and much more.   Wines includes a Still Hock, Sherry, Champagne (Roederer), Moselle, Claret and Port.  The back page includes an extensive list of Toasts.  Measures 7 1/2" x 4 7/8".  . The mayor was Aldis Bernard (c. 1810 – 3 July 1876) was a Canadian dentist and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1873 and 1875. The hotel is still in operation untder the name Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Louis
Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851
192 pp. Green paper illustrated cover, some illustrations, monthly series. Part 1: The Telescope, invention of, description, types, uses, parts Part 2: The Microscope, invention of, objects that can be used Mostly text but with occasional diagrams of telescopes or illustrations of items seen under a microscope. 6" x 3 1/4. wear on cover, foxing throughout
E.L. Koller. Modern Styles-Decorative Ornament, series 40, International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1930
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
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover.
Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
unpaginated. Printed cover with black and white photograph, black and white photographs throughout. An advertisement and supplement for Chicago Female College. Included are descriptions of study, sample years, tuition, specialties, and photographs of campus. 5 1/4" x 8". slight staining
Grand Union Hotel Broadside - Grand Union Hotel w Addendum and Trade Card c1880. Leve & Alden..
An 8 1/2" x 11" broadside with a large fine line illustration of the exterior of the Grand Union Hotel and the near by Grand Central Depot and surrounding street scene.    The narrative explains the hotel and its amenities. A larger font at the base reads "Our Motto is to Please".  G. F. & W. D. Garrison, Managers.  A tip-on provides additional detail on the fine features of the hotel.  This is accompanied by a 2 1/2" x 4"  business or trade card with an similar illustration to that of the broadside.  This includes information on the hotels European Plan and information on their restaurants and food service.   The reverse provides a space for Memoranda.  . Letter folds; otherwise fine.
A group of 33 Correspondence from Various Automobile  Manufactures to an Albany, NY area Auto Distributor/Dealer, all from 1914-1915. ..
Content includes manufactures' handling of dealership requirements, commissions, handling of consumer matters; both sales and complaints. Companies represented include:The Enger Motor Car Co., The Selden Car, Marion Motor Cars, Lewis Cars, Regal Motor Cars,Ford Motor Cars, Oakland King Regal, Pierce Arrow, Skinner Motor Cars (Packard, Chalmers, Dodge), General Electric (Maxwell-Briscoe car) and Sutdebaker. Related merchants include: Kenwell & Brown - Garage and Repair Shop and Exide Battery Depots.
Content includes Negotiated price on a Studebaker was $14,000; that on a lingering Marion "Six $1,400.
Lack or delays in replacement parts
Cost of a battery $199--complete with rubber jars
Negotiation of an agency territory for Saratoga, Washington & Warren counties (NY state)
Details on the Selden passenger bus including various vehicle specifications and financing arrangements.
The possible change from a 12 to a 6 cylinder care for Selden in 1917.
 1869 Valedictory Address of Toland Medical College,by L.C. Lane Professor of Anatomy. Published at the Request of the Class; Spears & Co. SanFrancisco. 1869. . ..
An 18 pp pamphlet with paper wraps. An address to the Gentleman of the Graduating Class, November 4, 1869. In 1858 California surgeon Elias Samuel Cooper organized the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific with a board of trustees consisting of ten clergymen and three physicians. The first session opened in May 1859, with a class of ten attending lectures in materia medica, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and medical jurisprudence. Dr. Cooper's death in 1862 brought confusion to the new school, and in 1864 the Pacific Medical faculty "suspended" activities and joined Dr. Hugh Toland in his efforts to found a viable medical school in San Francisco. As San Francisco's population continued to grow, Hugh Toland's influence and wealth also increased, earning an estimated $40,000 per year. In 1864, he decided to establish a medical school in San Francisco and purchased land for that purpose in North Beach, at Stockton and Francisco, opposite the San Francisco City and County Hospital. A handsome building was soon completed, and Toland Medical College was open for enrolment. Clinical instruction and dissecting experience were the centerpieces of Toland's educational program, reflecting his training and experience in Parisian hospitals where clinical findings were carefully correlated with autopsy results." http://history.library.ucsf.edu/1868_hospitals.html 5 ľ” x 8 Ľ” .
 Hand made Teaching Aids and Lesson Plans  for Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Robinson. .Snowhegan, ME.c1950
An array of materials used by a first grade teacher including series of mimeographed work sheets (tests) to to develop Motor Skills, Motor Control, Reversals, Rhyming Words, Riddles in Rhyme, Visual Discrimination, Spatial Relationships, Completion, Identifying Opposites, and more. Some with index cards attached with hand written notes on the procedure and desired results .  Also includes handmade color flash cards to teach children colors and  color charts with color names to match.   Also includes individual alphabet letters, die-cuts of food, counting aids (using straws to count).  Additionally wall prints by Hayes school publishing, etc. Two posters on dental hygiene.   Last but not least class photos of Mrs. Robinson's AM and PM classes. .
 In search of a job - Letters of Recommendation & Certificates for Josephine Smith, West Gardner ME 1864.  . ..
A letter of reference, a certificate and her high school report card were the tools used by Miss Josephine Smith in 1864 to attempt to secure a job as a school teacher.   Apparently they worked as this grouping also includes two letters from the Superintendent of  Schools attesting she is qualified to teach for the 1866 and 1867 terms. .
Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817
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.
A collection of five (5)  immediate post WWII typewritten letters embellished with watercolor illustrations superimposed on the letter sheets and/or applied at the top of the page. . .California.1945
The content is politically oriented and tongue-in-cheek.  The letters were addressed to Miss Eleanor Langlois of Guernewood Park, CA from J. E.  Langlois and Oscar Smith, both of San Francisco.   J.E. is Eleanor’s father. The letters are dated August 13-20, 1945. August 14, is labeled V-J Day when Japan surrendered after WWII. The letters mention riots in San Francisco, food rationing, and  refers to their dog Geep. The letter writer mentions his tiring of meat loaf and his excitement to get eggs and lists the many ways he would like to cook them. He questions of they have gotten sugar yet. He is on edge and mentions how he jumps when ever he hears a noise. He has a sarcastic air and references times significant to the time such as Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and Seely mattresses.
Michael Wilcox. Twelve Bindings Prospectus. ..ca. 1985
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, Bookseller, no date. Single-fold sheet measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". Front cover has title and author with a 1935 illustration by Astride Maillol from Ovid's L'Art d'aimer. A brief summary on the books written by Elaine Smyth and W. Thomas Taylor along with remarks by Wilcox on the bindings.. As new
The First English binding & marbling manuals and et le premier manuel de reliure imprimé séparément en français Prospectus . ..
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and includes an 11" x 8 1/2" and 10 1/4" x 5 1/8" inserts. The outer brochure is advertisement for a separately published French bookbinding manual by Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt and a bilingual reprint of the historic text. A two page explanation and description with a notice of discount for ordering both copies. The inserts are advertisements for the books Robert Frost and His Printers and Bert Clarke-Typographer.. as new
The 'Artist and the Critic' Series Plan and Description Prospectus. Catalpa Press, Ltd..Gloucestershire, England.n.d.
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is included. A biography of the series author with a sketched portrait rounds out the broadside. Two samples of what the books will look like are included. The first is Volume 1 and shows the book jacket design, then opens to a biography of an illustrator, Laurence Housman and an example of his work. The second insert is a sample of Volume 2 which features illustrator Richard Doyle.. some wear and creasing from handling
Yolla Bolly Press. Flight: A story by John Steinbeck Book Prospectus. Carolyn and James Robertson.Covelo, CA.1984
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 9 3/4" with a 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" insert to the reader. Also included is the original order card and envelope. Features a woodcut illustration on the front by Karin Wikström. The inside has a description of "California Writers of the Land", "A Story of the Santa Lucias', and "About the Yolla Bolly Press Edition". The back page lists other books in the series and the terms of purchase. The insert tells readers of why they chose to create this edition and the making of it. The order card is unused and has the publisher's address stamped envelope. All are stored in the original publishers stamped envelope which measures 13" x 10".. broadside-as new, envelope-has wear and some staining
The Blind Fiddle's Dog Song Sheet. A.T. Stevens.England.
Westminster for Flying Fame, London. Broadside measures 11 1/2" x 6" and features  the image of a dog at the top and man at the bottom. A  story of the Fiddler from the viewpoint of his dog. Top of page states "Price-Twopence, plain. Fourpence, coloured." no date.. small holes in each corner where broadside may have been hung. some wear on top edges, slight staining at top
Shane Leslie. Rhyme Sheet: Second Series; Bog Love, no. 11. The Poetry Bookshop.London.
The Poetry Bookshop, London. Measures 14" x 6 1/2" with top of page stating Rhyme Sheet: (Second Series) and bottom [No. 11]. A poem, Bog Love, written by Shane Leslie is accompanied by two decorations by C. Lovat Fraser.. as new
At the Sign of Flying Fame List of Publications Broadside. A.T. Stevens.London.1913
Westminster for Flying Fame. . Broadside is on bright pink paper and measures 12 3/4" x 5 1/2". Contains a list of publications for broadsides and chap books. Prices are Broadsides-2 pence plain. 4 pence coloured. and Cap-books-6 pence. A note on the bottom states" In the Press, other Chap-books, Broadsides, and Drawings by James Stephens, Holbrook Jackson, Walter de la Mare, Ralph Hodgson, Richard Honeywood, and Lovat Fraser. All publications decorated throughout by Lovat Fraser.". slight fading at top
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
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
Sante Graziani. Prospectus for Homage to Ingres. Impressions Workshop, Inc..Boston.ca. 1965
Prospectus booklet, stamped soft cover with cut out to title page, text with border and stamped image at end of chapter, fold in back cover houses sample lithographs and contact sheet as well as an unused order form. The booklet explains the contents and purpose of  "Prospectus for Homage to Ingres: Ten Lithographs with Selected Quatations from the Writings of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres." Three color sample lithographs by Sante Graziani are included with a black and white contact sheet with six litho samples. The last paper included is a preprinted unused order form envelope. 7 1/4" x 8". some fading on cover, creases
Post Office Department Announcement Awarding Winning Bidder for Route No. 1044 from Durhamville to Oneida Lake NY 1849. ..
A single-fold 10" x 8" notification from the Post Office Department to P. Foland, Oneida Depot, NY. It advises his bid of $45 upon Route NO. 1044 from Gurhamville to Oneida Lake has been accepted by the Postmaster General.  Services to commence on the first of July next.  Signed S.R. Hobbie, 1st Assistant Postmaster General.  Inside pages blank. Folded stampless cover..
An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911. ..
An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911.  Jacob Meck, of Pennsylvania, was one of 11 adult children born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruth. He operated a grocery store beginning in 1879. He was the postmaster of Meckville, Berks County, PA after being nominated by David McKendree Key (U.S. Democratic Senator from Tennessee and U.S. Postmaster General). The post office was located in the store and the village was named Meckville after him. Meck later expanded his business, opening a liquor store in 1894, a creamery, feed store, and shirt factory in 1902, and then establishing Eagle Canning Company in 1905.  Meck began a cigar manufacturing business in 1884 and ran it through 1907 when time restrictions forced him to abandon it. In 1913 he ran for Recorder of Deeds as a democratic candidate. Above images are small sampling of collection He married Hettie Esther Becker in 1877 and the couple had seven children. Many personal correspondences are from his sons Walter (1878-1961) and Allan (1886-1977?). Walter opened the Meck and Coldren Mill with D.D. Coldren in 1900 where they manufactured cotton underwear. Walter remained with the business until 1950. Allan became a minister and became a well-respected president of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, where an Allan S. Meck Award honors his memory. The collection relates to the cigar business and grocery store; including financials, invoices, advertisements, and correspondence. Also postmaster papers, circulars, covers (envelopes), and personal correspondence and documents and includes: · Financial, business and personal from multiple banks and the Internal Revenue Service and detail amounts of deposit and credits, many are from Myerstown National Bank, including overdraft notices, settlement of bills, bank notices, bank notices, revenue license receipt, etc. · Post office/post master, 1883-1887 (20 items), others without dates-many ask for names and addresses of residents who may have interested in a particular consumer good or in a particular trade and request information be posted or handed out. o notes to postmaster o circulars o Grocery business (approx. 381 items) § Postal Cards, 1879-1888 including notice of payments both due and received, calling cards with dates of vendor visits, advertisements for example for Hardware, Iron, and Oil Merchants, Garden Seeds, Oriental Spice and Coffee Works, Personal notes such as one regarding having Meck’s sign painted and requests for goods to be delivered. § Payments received, 1879-1888. § Invoices, predominantly from 1879-1887 § Correspondence, predominantly from 1879-1910 (129 items) of note a letter dated Oct 5, 1886, Meck endorsed a David McCauley where McCauley reneged on his agreement and the company wants to know how Meck will handle the need for payment. o Circulars (120 items) § Pharmacy (7 items)-includes quackery, patented medicines, specimens of cards, of note is a letter head for World Dispensary and Invalids’ Hotel in Buffalo New York § Proctor and Gamble (12 items)-notices for advertising including Ivory Soap “Creeping Babies” (a possible reference to the poem “Thoughtful Santa Claus”, also leaflets such as “Town Talk” “Half Moon” “Clean Quick” which have descriptions and prices of goods. § Clothing and Shoes (14 items)-notices of auctions and sales, endorsements, price lists, of note 8 page 1881 trade journal for the Goodyear Rubber Company § Books (16 items)-order forms and publishers book descriptions, circular letters, a business circular written by a doctor; if a consumption patient fills in answers to questions they receive a book, ad for “New and Splendidly Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible”, newspaper style advertisement for “The History of Christianity” by Rev. John S.C. Abbott D.D., and Denison’s Descriptive Catalogue of Amateur and Standard Plays, Dialogues, Tableaux, Readings, Books for Teachers, Etc. § Insurance (5 items)- descriptions and costs of services § Agriculture and Farming (17 items)- some circular letters with illustrated letterhead, booklets, ads for fertilizer, scales, animal meal, minerals, oils, and tools, of note “The Wise Farmer” ad for improved butter color. § Miscellaneous (1 item)-1883 Kentucky Lottery § General Goods (Dry Goods, Household) (39 items)-newspaper style advertisements for tea, silverware, lighting, needles, and other household supplies, watches, mirrors, scales, laundry supplies, and paints, of note ads for an electric battery which gives 5 currents and a Peterson’s Patent Label Maker. § Food (6 items)- listing of testimonials, sales, notice of items available, of note an ad for “Poor Man’s Easter Egg Dyes”. § Modern Houses (3 items)-sample pictures with descriptions of homes available for building, includes basic pricing · Cigar Business, run from 1884-1907 (approx. 74 items)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         o Postal Cards, 1880-1889, and no date-includes calling cards and types and quantities of cigar orders such as “Lady of Lake” and “Royal Boquet” and “send 1.000 Minnie and 1.000 Gyrrell’s” o Cigar documents 1886-1887-assortment of topics, of note one letter of Aug 24, 1886 requests a reorder but “under no circumstances do we want any with that binder on that you bought of Frymyer. If you do you will spoil your future trade with us as we cannot possibly handle any segars at any price that do not burn” and a premium for J.R. Mast who is giving away free boots with the purchase of “Boot Plug” tobacco; letters also include: § orders § references § Advertisements-includes Weissinger and Bate’s “Prune Nugget” chewing tobacco and Bausman and Mast’s Seed Leaf and Havana Tobacco § correspondence o Invoices, 1879- 1898-lists the names of cigars, quantity, and pricing o Covers (envelopes)-return addresses for cigar companies and tobacconists in Pennsylvania · Personal Correspondence (118 items) o To Jacob Meck, 1880-1911, no date (98 items)-many addressed to father from Walter and Allan, may be store related but do not have businesses referenced, others are a combination of business and personal, for example Walter discussing orders and his daughter’s health o other addressees, 1864-1910, no date (20 items) § includes letters to/from family members, a number of letters are to Allan § 1903 report on “Reformation History of France” by Allan Meck, about 17 years old · Meck documents (3 items) o notice of new item available in store (2 copies) o 1913 letter of introduction, democratic candidate for Recorder of Deeds · Covers (envelopes)-an assortment of covers, most have stamped postal marks and postage stamps, predominately with advertisements, mostly illustrated or with cameo illustrations, addressed to Meckville, Berks County and Hamlin, Lebanon County, one with Kutztown (there are no circulars or documents included with these) (#26000327) $1,150.00 Social History 2. [ Manuscript] A Series of 10 Family letters from Rebecca (Morton) and Gideon Carpenter of Vermont to Phebe (Morton) and Peter Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1827-1848.  A collection of ten (10) letters primarily from Rebecca Carpenter to her sister Phebe Vaughan but occasionally contain correspondence between Peter Vaughan and Gideon Carpenter. Letters are on 12 ˝” x 8” single fold papers and folded to create stampless covers, six covers have stamped postmarks. Letters are predominantly from the 1820’s. · Earlier letters are addressed to Peter but are to ‘sister.’ They discuss family and friends, health issues, money, and children. · Peter and Gideon discuss business; Peter sends a horse for Gideon to sell. · An undated letter to Peter reveals Gideon is paying a man to search for Morton family land in England as he hears that the family overseas has come into a land fall. He hopes for names, marriages, births, and deaths in order to prove a relationship. · Rebecca discusses daily life, spinning, washing, not wanting to cut her young son’s hair. She mentions a feeble child and one who was recently buried after ten weeks with “dropsy in the head.” · Rebecca’s health is not well and their mother comes to live with her. · Rebecca shows deep concern that Gideon is not a farmer but that he is unable to make a profit at his trade. · She wonders if he might be able to work his trade if they are able to move “down there” to the New Bedford and Taunton areas. She requests Peter to send any information possible. · She expresses happiness that Phebe has received the “Pearl of great price” probably referring to Matthew 13:45-46, King James Version and hopes she will not stop until she achieves “perfect love.” Joseph Smith who later began the Church for Latter Day Saints, grew up in nearby Sharon, VT. · Later letters mention their mother losing her faculties, Rebecca’s son Charles buying a house and her moving in. She details the house and property, explaining she has two rag rugs, a wood shed that will hold two cords, the number of rooms, and how the house has a pump to the cistern that brings water to the sink in the kitchen. The last letter shows Rebecca’s severe ill health and her inability to work, the boys helping and her daughter Jane helps as much as possible. Rebecca has extreme pain and the doctor recommends blisters and bleeding. (#2600094) $275.00 Phebe Oliver Morton Vaughan, 1795-1869 (http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/phebe-oliver-morton_22451705?geo_a=r&o_iid=41014&o_lid=41014&o_sch=Web+Property) Peter Vaughan, 1791-1874 (http://vaughan-vaughn.org/res-danielv.htm ) Children: Cyrus, Eveline, Peter, Phebe, Hepsibah, Mary Rebecca Morton Carpenter, 1799-? Gideon Carpenter, 1790-? (http://carpentercousins.com/wc-584-desc/aqwg195.htm) Children: William, Charles, Albert, Edwin, Jane .
Letter from US Attorney, Department of Justice advising citizen to remove hide his camera, 1942. ..
A single page typed letter from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney written to Mr. Louis M. Kelly of Whitman, Mass.   It is in response to a recent correspondence sent to the FBI by Whitman.   The response was written by the assistant US Attorney, Gerald J. McCarthy and recommends that he removed the short wave band from his radio set and under no circumstances should he allow his wife, (Flora M. Kelly) access to his Brownie 2-A camera. As a citizen, Mr. Kelly was entitled to have the camera , but... "In other words the responsibility for her not having it in her possession, in her custody, or under her control is entirely upon yourself".  With original envelope..
Eight (8) Mounted Photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, MA, 1805-2005
Eight (8) mounted photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, Mass. Although the photographs use "Old House in Dudley", images appear to be from the Phineas Bemis house which was destroyed in 2005.  One mentions it is the "South Room in the Dudley home", another "North parlor in old house in Dudley Mass" and also document items in the room. Six (6) are 5 1/4" x 8" photos on 10" x 12" mounts, one (1) is 6" x 8" on an 8" x 10" mount, and the last is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" mount.
$100 Reward – Confidence Man and Probably White Slaver. C1920. . ..
A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by Scott Sprout, Sheriff, Hutchinson, Kansas. 9” x 6”  . Separation at fold with crude scotch tape repair on reverse.
 Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907
Promotional Piece with image of group in front of building. Appears to have a sign that states "All Are Welcome". The group consists of men, women, and children. Reverse states that the Eastern Branch will close on the fifteenth day of April 1907. "No pupils will be accepted after march Fifth" and reminds readers that March Fifth is Next Tuesday.. creases from folding
1924 Vassar Calendar with Leather Cover. ..1924
An eleven (11) page calendar with an embossed leather cover with leather string tie for Vassar 1924. Images from photographs throughout by M. De M. Brown.  The title page is the 1924 Class Tree with a dancer at base.  Printed by Charles L. Willard, 150 Nassau St. New York.  Editors - Marjorie Miller and Mabel Hayes.  Subsequent pages have photo images of significant events throughout the year including the Founder's Day Song Contest, the 1924 Daisy Chain, Varsity Hockey from 1922, Varsity Basketball for 1923, and Track for 1923.  Also includes places of interest including the Sunset Path, Thompson Memorial Library and Students' Building in a winter scene.  Each page has two calendar months each with line drawn illustrations of a woman partaking in a seasonal sports activity.    The final page includes the various student presidents for the year. 11" x 8 3/4"     . edge wear at base with light corner chips.  Toning on cover page beneath leather cover.  Edge bends and chips.
 VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928
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".
 Body Builder Posters for Coloring, Illustrated by Danny Webster, No. 605. Ideal School Supply Co..Chicago.1932
A set of ten 9" x 12" line drawings of different activities for children to build strong bodies.  They include Swinging, Seesaw, Climbing, Swimming, Jumping Robe, Skating, Leap Frog, Sliding, Rope Climbing and Tug o' War.  Includes asheet with Suggestions for Coloring Body Building Posters.  In original envelope.. Wear to envelope; otherwise fine.  Unused.
Account Book prepared by Isaac Curry, Trenton, NY, 1832-1852, a merchant in South Trenton, who also served as an executor on various estates
Pictorial paper wrappers, illustration of cow on front, the Selling of Joseph to the Ishmaelites on the reverse. A detailed accounting on accounts payable and receivable on portions of each of the estates. Includes a detailed accounting of an auction of the property of Calvin Pennell. Only a partial accounting, back cover indicates $21, 120.43 brought forward. 6 1/2" x 7 3/4". toning
Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Autograph and Drawing Album, c1915-1918 (W.A.A.C.). ..
A astonishing friendship album filled with quotes, verses, and drawings belonging to Amelia Isabel Mackenzie, a member of the W.A.A.C. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1917–1918), which later became known as Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (1918–1920) was the women's unit of the British Army during and immediately after the First World War. It was formally instituted on 7 July, 1917 and between January 1917 and November 1918.  over 57,000 women served in the unit. The corps was disbanded in September 1921 and unfortunately most of the service records of the corps were destroyed during a German air raid in September 1940.   The front cover of the album is stamped with the flags of Russia, France, Britain, and Belgium. Entries consist of drawings and sketches as well as verses. The first page is a hand drawn British flag and the inscription "12th Dec 1917, Q.M.A.A.C. April 1918". An example of a verse is: "Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time" Among the verses are several drawings. For example a wonderful water color of a sunset in Gourock, Scotland,  and a whimsical drawing of a kitten playing with a glove. One page has a unique listing of names written from a central point and a sprig of flowers pressed in. Dates of the signatures range 1915-1918. 5 1/2" x 7". Covers show heavy wear, and are partially detached. Pages are still bound, but are  coming loose. The pages themselves are slightly soiled, but otherwise fine.
Fifteen (15) Press Photos - Osa  & Martin Johnson -Motion Picture Explorer  and Adventurer . ..1930-1939
A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers.  The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane  crash of Martin.  Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse.  Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa. . Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing.
C.A. Goodrich. History of the United States. Huntington and Hopkins.Hartford.1823
379 pp. Leather cover with faded stamped spine, illustrations, second edition. Broken into 11 periods: Discovery of America by Columbus 1492-First Permanent English Settlement In America 1607; 1607-Accession of William and Mary 1689; 1689-Declaration of War called "French and Indian War" 1756; 1756-Commencement of Hostilities by Great Britain against the American Colonies 1775; 1775-Disbanding of the American Army at West Point 1783; 1783-Inauguration of George Washington 1789; 1789-Inauguration of John Adams 1797; 1797-Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson 1801; 1801-Inauguration of James Madison 1809; 1809-Inauguration of James Monroe 1817; 1817-Close of the Year 1822. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". wear on leather cover, foxing throughout, water staining, tape repair on plate of page 113
Daniel Ammen. The Atlantic Coast; The Navy in the Civil War-II.. Charles Scribner's Sons.New York.1883
273 pp. Blind stamped cover and spine with gold stamped title, nine (9) illustrated maps -four (4) are fold out, included appendix and index. Part II of The Naval in the Civil War, other books are Part I. The Blockade and the Cruisers and Part III. The Gulf and Inland Waters. 7 1/2" x 5". slight rubbing on edges of cover
Josiah Brewer. A Residence at Constantinople, in the Year 1827. With Notes to the Present Time. Durrie and Peck.New Haven.1830
384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition. "I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews", the book follows his travels from leaving Boston to Gibraltar, Malta, Smyrna, and Constantinople. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4". wear on cover, foxing and some staining throughout, inscribed
Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870
A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp.  Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse.  Ornately decorated.  With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City. Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority. . Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
Rewards of Merit, Premium Award for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment, 1856. Andrus, Gauntell & Company.Ithaca, NY.1856
A "Premium Award" given a student at public school in Ithica, NY for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment for the past week. The card is sweetly decorcated with both an out border and an inner one around the award. Along with two illustrations of a bust of a man.  The Principle's name, M.R. Barnard, is printed on the bottom right. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4". The front of the card is missing some surface litho, particularly in the center, which makes the student's name hard to make out. The back has a square stain, most likely from past tape.
An Array of Notes of a Mother's trip by train Across America, c1884. ..c1884
An array of snippets and pages detailing a trip a young family took by train in 1884. A mother, family, and their two young children started in Boston and headed west. They stopped in Niagara Falls, Erie Canal, Denver, Salt Lake, Price Canyon, Black Canyon, Chicago, and Washington DC.  The journal is written on a variety of papers, two (2) folded sheets, four (4) loose papers, three (3) scrap papers, and one (1) top half of a hotel letter head. . While some of the pages appear to be a journal of some sort, other were obviously notes, just written down, such as "Washington Monument 555 ft high".  Measures (Largest) 8" x 5".. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Otherwise fine.
Polly Fancher. Correspondence Between Siblings, Clinton, NY, 1827. .Clinton, NY.1827
A letter, dated November 3rd, 1827, from Polly Fancher to her brother Bela a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. The missive goes through the general health of the whole family. The only one current ill, is their father who is suffering from an inflammation of they eye, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence for him. The letter continues on to mention that Bela will be getting some visitors soon, his brothers! Towards the conclusion of the letter Polly begins to discuss some financial struggles and her hopes that he is doing well. Measures 12 1/4" x 7 1/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Minimal toning due to age. A small tear along the crease folds on the page of the letter. The front of the half fold has a 4 in tear along the fold crease.
Statement for the Purchases of Crockery due to the Estate of John Ginley, Gettysburg, PA, 1812. .Gettysburg, PA.1812
A statement for a bill rendered to Joseph M Ginley and the estate of John Ginley on January 22, 1812.  The original purchase was for $100.90 worth of crockery on May 2nd, 1811 from the firm of O'Neil and Boyd. It was agree that the sum would be payable at 90 days with interest staring after 3 months. It was sworn before a judge. The bottom of the statements notes that the bill was paid in full, with interest for a total of $103.92 April 27th, 1912. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Toning due to age, some small tears along the fold creases. A small section of the back page of the letter is missing, this does not affect the actual text of the letter.
Burr Wendell. Thoughts of a Young Boy, Four Essays - Summer, Honest, Perseverance and Work. ..c1860s
A young boy during the civil war writes his thoughts on "Summer", "Honest", "Perseverance" and "Work". "Summer" is a simple recounting of what the season of summer is like, from children at play to the slow ripening of apples on the trees. In "Honest" the boy comes to the conclusion that if one starts to lie about the 'little stuff', that leads to lying about the 'big stuff'. "Perseverance" emphasis the importance of never giving up. Perhaps the most interesting of the four pieces, is the boy's thoughts on "Work". He starts off the missive by emphasis the value of hard work, but then continues on to describe the types of work the men around him are doing. Such as an unnamed fort that they are building to protect them from the rebels and their "bullets and cannon balls". Along with others making, rifles, pistols, cannons, drums and shoes. He continues on to mention that some of the men have fought in previous Civil War battles, including Battle of Roanoke Island, Battle of Fort Donelson, and Battle of Fort Sumter (the note actually mentions Fort Johnson which was involved in that battle). The front of each letter is named "Burr Wendell" # 1, 2, 3, or 4.. All but #4 (Honest) have little drawings on the front. Largest Measures:12 3/4" x 8".. The letters have some stains on them, due to the writer trying to correct some spelling and grammar mistakes.
A Grand Musical Soiree Invitation, featuring Geogre W. Dixon, March 26, 1835. .Massachusett.March 26, 1835
An invitation printed on green paper, with decorative border. It invites you, at the cost of 25 cents with "proceeds to be given to some Charitable Institution" to come to a grand musically soiree. There George W. Dixon, the 'American Melodist' will perform his 'Classical Illustration and Patriotic Songs.  At the bottom of the invite is a small hand written note that says "Abigail come to the Service." Measures 7 1/2"  4 3/4". Some marks around the original crease folds. Small red dots stains on the top. Otherwise fine. Dixon was  was an American singer, stage actor, and eventually a owner and editor. In the early 1800s, he rose to prominence as a blackface performer, possibly the first American to do so, after performing "Coal Black Rose" and "Zip Coon" the later which became one of his most famous acts. The more famous Dixon became the more he was able to include in his shows satire and political commentary. By the 1830s, Dixon began to express serious interest in journalism, eventually bought and edited the 'Dixon's Daily Review' a small paper Lowell, Massachusetts, a small town growing out of the Industrial Revolution. The paper supported the Whig Party, Radical Republicanism, and the working class. It also explored morality and women's place in the rapidly changing society of the urban North. This outspoken tone, while appreciated by the working class of the times, did not win him many friends. He was forced to sell his paper by the end of the year. He would spend much of his later career in New York, publishing articles that exposed the misconducts of the rich, and how they preyed on the lower classes. His articles often resulted in violence, with either himself or the subject(s) of the article being attacked. He also was in court numerous times, on charges of libel and wrongful death. He was even sentenced to 6 months of  hard labor once. Dixon later retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1840s. He died on February 27, 1861 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Daniel DeFoe. The Illustrated Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself . Thomspon & Thomas.Chicago, IL.1872
A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more.
 Invitation, Program and Menu for Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington, Lawyers' Club, NYC . Tiffany & Co...April 29, 1889
6 pages engraved on heavy card stock held together with ribbon ties. The first page is the invitation for Philo Parsons.   Includes George Washington state emblems. Each page adorned with historically significant imagery. The second page is and Ode and a list of the City Council of New York in 1789.  This is followed by Congress in 1789.  Next is the governors of the United States and territories of the United States and territories etc. as of 1889,the Centennial Committee.  The last page is the Menu. Measures 7" x 9 1/2".  . Surface soiling and some discoloration on top page; warped.
 The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,. The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
A 17 1/2" x 14 1/2" facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, about one-third in size; also a copy of Charles Carroll's manuscript additions in 1826, etc.   Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., Distributors of Patriotic Literature.   The Society is desirous that every citizen, especially young person and boys and girls, should study thoroughly or commit to memory the Declaration of Independence.  A fee of 10 cents is proposed.   Found in original envelope.  NO OCLC or other internet reference to the Society. 3/2017. .
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock). ..1950s
8 pp. Litho on board throughout. German lnaguage. A book that teaches young children how to read the clock. The cover has a clock on it with movable hands, (missing from the book), so they can change the time. The book takes a group of children through their day, and at which time they should get up, get ready, eat breakfast, etc. The illustrations are in color and absolutely charming, in every drawing each child has bright rosy cheeks.Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" . Missing the movable clock hands that attached to the front cover. Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages.
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian scrap pasted to a page. Lastly there is s a pressed flower pinned to a page beside a poem. Leather embossed stamped covers with gilded lettering. The interior pages are gilt-edged, and the title page is a graphic design in gold and blue with the text 'Autographs'. Some of the autographs within the album are faint, as they were done in pencil. Most are in ink though. Measures 7 1/2" x 5". To view the album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/R5KYNcoAry41zTHK9. Detached front cover, and semi detached back cover. Taper repair to binding. Partially missing and detached back strip. Covers show wear due to rubbing.
 History of the Bible. Phinney & Co.Buffalo, NY.1857
192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Joseph. There are approximately five illustrations of various scenes from the bible such as "Samson and the Lion" and "The Crucifixion." . Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Moderate cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The back strip shows heavy wear. The front cover is partially detached from the text. The last interior page (it's blank) has a water stain on it, as well an signature from a previous owner.
A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
192 pp, embossed cloth board covers. Miniature book. Stereotyper: Joseph A James  Written by a 'lady of Cincinnati', this item is a rendition of the bible simplified for a child audience. There are 27 beautifully detailed  black and white illustrations in the book. Inscribed on end paper front cover  and was given to a student by their teacher (Reward of Merit ?). There is a a lock of hair inserted in-between two pages (68 & 69). Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Covers are soiled and have a few stains. In particular there is one on the front cover. Covers are partially separated from the text block. Interior pages are toned and slightly soiled due to age. Missing last page (191-192)
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873
482 pp. Decorative green cloth covers with gilt stamp."Approved by Physicians of All Classes", this book was part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide. It sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run any household. Broken into 2 parts over thirty-two (32) chapters, the first part focuses on the kitchen. It supplies a variety of recipes that are both "economical and healthful" as well as providing tips to save on labor and how to properly season one's food. The second part focuses on what Beecher calls the "laws of health" and was meant to help a mother take care of herself and her children. Included with the book are several cut-outs; one a hand written recipe for sponge cake and another is a newspaper article on potpourri. There are several illustrations and diagrams throughout the book as well.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". Moderate cover and edge wear. Some soiling and toning due to age (or the few inserts of recipes or news paper articles mentioned above) There is also a stain on the lower right of the book that continues through out the book but lessens in size towards the end. Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. She was also of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine, Vol. VIII, No. 9. Gideon E. Smith.Baltimore.May, 1837
47 pp wraps. Content includes John Bascombe, memoir, pedigree and performance; Robin Hood, piedigree and performance; Division of Purses; Sports of the turf in France; Rules of the pit; Adventures in the Rocky mountains; Racing calendar and much more.  Frontispiece John Bascombe.  Measures 10" x 6".  Heavy water stain throughout and cover wear..
Ebenezer Porter The Rhetorical Reader. Mark H Newman.New York.1835
304pp, leather covers. The full title of this book is 'The Rhetorical reader : Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice, with a Rhetorical Notation, Illustrating Inflection, Emphasis, and Modulation, and a Course of Rhetorical Exercises.' This is the two hundred and twentieth Edition, with an Appendix. Measures 7" x 4 1/2" . Leather covers show edge wear and damage due to rubbing, especially on the spine where a piece has separated from the block on the top. Additionally there is a piece of leather missing on the top right corner of the front cover. Interior pages are soiled and tone due to age, with some foxing. The free end paper and fly paper are missing the top right corner. Additionally there is penciling on the end papers.
Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
42 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. Originally published as an anti-slavery newspaper, entitled the "Youth’s Cabinet", the magazine changed drastically when it was purchased by Francis C. Woodworth in 1846. Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet focused on geography and history, or on Christian morality. While there are some illustrations throughout, the pages are general dense with text and its stories are subjects are viewed through a narrow moral aperture. Some stories in this volume are: 'Cousin Helen and her Pets', 'The Deserted College', and 'Conscientious Obedience'. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show some wear, particularly around the edges. There is a small tear to the top of the binding. Moderate foxing and toning, the last few pages have heavy foxing. Minor penciling on a few interior pages.
 Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2.
Prospectus and Promotional materials for selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. ..c1900
24 pp prospectus and promotional brochure encouraging individuals to become sales agent for the Egyptian Drug Company selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. A buy low, sell high scheme including illustrations and text promoting the teas effect on indigestion, pimple, boils, old sores, ulcers, dyspepsia, corpulency, sick headache, rheumatism, nervous debility, neuralgia and premature old age.  Additionally includes numerous testimonials. The back cover depicts a scene on the plantations of the Egyptian Drug company, at Karnak, Upper Egypt.  Additionally, includes an order form and a single fold pamphlet titled "The Secret of Beauty"  with before and after illustrations to be disseminated with the product.  With original envelope.  Brochures measure8 1/2" x 6". .
 No. 10, A Few Words in behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States by One of Themselves. Loyal Publication Society..May, 1863
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". .
Emma S. Doughten Emma S. Doughten's European Trip, April 1901 - September 1902. ..
Presented in two albums, the travels of an unaccompanied female on a European tour. In early 1901 Emma Doughten began her European Tour, traveling mostly by rail, she visited numerous countries, such as Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. Emma narrates every portion of her trip with exacting, detailed, entries of the sites she sees and the people she meets. From the extolling on the history of each art piece, cathedral, palace, or chateau she visited to her interactions with fellow travelers or the townsfolk she met. Often, she would spend pages writing all she learned while visiting the historic site of the day. Along with her written journal entries, in order to illustrate the numerous sites visited, are pasted-in postcards. From the view of the Louvre from across the Seine in Paris to the various small towns she visited in the high Alps in Switzerland.

Starting her journey in Spain, she visited various locations, such as Ibiza and Gibraltar. Continuing on to Austria she visited Innsbruck and Vienna and saw such sites as the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Tyrolean State Museum. A short train ride later she spent some time Germany visiting the various sights in Munich and Dresden. Making her way to Switzerland and she traveled on the Axenstrasse Highway, a picturesque road built along steep cliffs on the east side of the Lake Lucerne. The views along this throughway are spectacular as it weaves through the many rock fall galleries and tunnels along its route. From there Emma traveled on the Gotthard Railway, a Swiss trans-alpine railway that runs from northern Switzerland all the way to the country's boarder with Italy. The railroad takes its passengers through the Alps by means of the Gotthard Tunnel, making several stops along the way to the tourist towns that are scattered throughout the Alps. Along the way, Emma also saw the Rhonegletscher (otherwise known as the Rhone Glacier, located in the Swiss Alps and is the source of the Rhône River and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva), Le Pont Suspendu (a large suspension bridge which at its inauguration in 1834, it became, for a time, the longest suspension bridge in the world, as well as one of the first to use wireline cables instead of chains. It was destroyed in 1923 to make way for the Zaehringen bridge.), and Matterhorn (a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy, it's a huge and near-symmetrical pyramidal peak and it is one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe).

Eventually making her way into Italy, Emma spent some time along Lake Maggiore; a long, thin, lake on the south side of the Alps that is noted for its picturesque surroundings of greenery-filled mountains, before traveling on to some of the more well-known Italian tourist destinations. Such as Milan, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Assisi, and Pompeii. One lesser known spot Emma visited was Bussana Vecchia, a ghost town in Liguria, Italy, that had been abandoned by its citizens due to an earthquake in 1887.

From there she continued onto France, stopping in Paris and visiting all the classic sites: The Louvre, The Vendome Column, Notre Dame, The Arc de Triumph, Place Charles de Gaulle, and Saint-Jacques Tower. Leaving Paris, Emma visited almost too many French Chateaux to be named, though some highlights are the Chateau de Cheverny, the royal Château de Chambord, and the royal Château de Blois. Emma continued on through the coast of Brittany and Normandy visiting such sites as the Carnac stones (an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac in Brittany), and Mont-Saint-Michel (an island fort that houses several strategic fortifications since ancient times).

Using the French port city of Calais, Emma traveled across the English Channel to the cliff top town of Dover. There she started her last leg of her journey, exploring the British Isles. Traveling north through England, she visited London, Canterbury, Oxford, and Salisbury. Additionally, she spent some time at Stonehenge, Shakespeare's birthplace and Land's End (found along the coast of Cornwall, it is the most westerly point of mainland England). From there she moved onto Scotland, where she spent time visiting various lochs and their nearby towns and castles. Such as Dunstaffnage Castle by Loch Etive, Stirling Castle near Stirling City, and Durham Castle in Durham. Additionally, she also spent some time in Edinburgh and Linlithgow.

Here the journal rather abruptly ends, with no real conclusion or statement how Emma traveled home. Additionally, on the last 20 or so pages of the journal Emma has left several blank sections were she obviously meant to go back and paste in the postcards of the sites she was describing but never got around to it. However, placed in-between pages of the journal, there are two envelopes full of postcards from England and Scotland, that she most likely meant to use. Additionally, the beginning of her trip is also a bit of a mystery. The first journal's binding is damaged and it looks as though several pages at the beginning are missing. As Emma made a point of recording on the inside cover of both journals where she was when she started them and the date, one is able to confirm that she started in Gibraltar.

Overall, these journals provide an amazing insight into the popular 'European Tour' at the very beginning of the 20th century.
To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/D3imq9fr2z6YSUuF8. his collection consists of two journals.

The first journals' shows heavy cover wear. The front cover is detached and the back strip is missing. It appears that the first few pages of the journal are missing. Some additional pages are loose or detached. The second journal covers also show moderate cover wear. The back strip is partially detached and the binding is loose by intact, though some individual pages are fully detached from the binding. Both journals are mostly written in pen, though the first few pages of the first journal are written in pencil, and therefore is had to read in places. Additionally, there are some stains in both journals due to the paste and/or tape used to adhere the postcards.
 Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
This collection centers around Clara Wallower's time at Wellesley. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence addressed to Clara, starting in 1896 when she was attending Dana Hall. In total there are over forty (40) letters. The early letters are mostly from her friends or family in Pennsylvania. Two of these early letters express concern over how much Clara is fretting over her school work. As these letters were written in, or around the time of Clara's grandmothers death in 1896 it is likely that they were worried about how Clara's grief was affecting her. Two letters are from the same friend, Rowena Millar, who writes, in great detail, about a disagreement the two had. Some of the letters are addressed to "Taddie", an apparent nickname for Clara. One such letter is from March 1900, sent by her father. He was visiting Joplin, checking on the progress of his various business ventures there while staying at the hotel he owned, the Keystone Hotel. In the letter he discusses a banquet he will be attending that will benefit the Joplin branch of the YMCA. Additionally, he also sent and discusses a newspaper clipping that announced Rockefeller's gift of $100,000 to Wellesley. In 1897, Clara and her parents took a trip to Europe. After she returned home, one of her fellow traveling partners, Mary, who had continued on with her European tour, wrote to Clara of her experiences. The letter consists of Mary's time in Germany in August/September of 1897. She was present when the King of Siam, King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as Rama V, visited Germany on his grand European tour. She saw him two times, first while visiting the Charlottenburg Palace and the tomb of Queen Louise of Prussia, where he was touring there with Prince Albert. Apparently both their carriages left at the same time, and Mary's carriage was able to drive side-by-side with the King’s for several minutes. According to Mary, the King smiled and bowed to them. The second time Mary saw him was during a parade held in his honor in Berlin. She describes the parade as "thirty to forty thousand troops, all finely dressed, marched by and the Kaiser and Kaiserin on horseback." Mary concludes the letter discussing various gifts she purchased, such as a seal fur coat, and how she developed the film she had taken on the trip. Clara received three letters from an Olive Wells, who was also on a world tour at the time. The first letter in July 1897 describes her trip to China. Olive was not impressed at all by China, and was horrified by several of the things she saw there. She describes how Chinese woman would have their feet bound and are therefore unable to walk without the help of a maid. She describes how disturbed she was to see dead rats for sale on the streets and how she was called 'foreign devil'. She appears to have gotten along better on a small island she stopped on, during her passage from Hong Kong to Sydney, Australia. Her second letter is from October 1897 when she has already reached Italy. She talks briefly about her time in Italy and the cities she plans to visit, before discussing the classes she would like to take back at Wellesley and where she might stay when she returns. Her last letter is from January 1898, when she has returned to her home in Brooklyn, NY. In this letter, she is responding to some relationship drama between one of their common friends, Carrie, and her ex-fiance Don. Don had written Clara (letter is included in collection) asking her to talk with Carrie and report back to him. Clara, unsure of what to do, had turned to Olive for advice. Most of the remaining correspondences are either invites between Clara and other Wellesley girls, inviting each other to lunch, or courtship correspondence. For instance in 1897 she received two letters from a suitor, W. M. Murdock, who requests the pleasure of her presence at a Yale vs Harvard game. There is another letter from an Edward Moore, begging Clara's forgiveness for missing their date due to illness. There are a dozen or so other courtship invites that don't mention Clara by name, but appear to either be invites for groups of people to dances at an unnamed country club or hotel in Pennsylvania.                               In addition to the correspondence, there are also various items of memorabilia relating to Clara's time at Wellesley. First is Clara's formal acceptance letter to Wellesley, as well as her academic transcript that she would have needed to present to the school's Secretary upon her arrival. There are two programs from Wellesley Tree Day, dated 1897 and 1899. There is a program from 1896's Float Day. On the back inside cover of this program is a list of who she went with, which includes Olive and Mary. The last couple of programs in this collection are from the Glee and Mandolin Club Concert for the years 1897 and 1899. The collection also includes various invites either to or from Clara to a variety of clubs or activities at Wellesley. The first of which is the Agora of Wellesley, which is a political society that would meet to debate the various important worldly issues. There are two invites, the first of which is from 1897 to discuss the 'Cuban question', and the second is from 1900 to discuss the 'Transvaal question'. The second society Clara appears to have been a member of is the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society, whose goals are to further the study of arts in a scholarly fashion. The invite 'requests the pleasure of your company at The Barn'. It is dated April 23rd, with no year, but as it also mentions the day of the week (Monday), it is most likely form 1900. The next few items also lack a year, however it has been deduced by the day of the week. The first is invitation is from the "Faculty of Stone Hall" from 1899. The second is an invitation from the class of 1899 to meet the class of 1898 from June 1898. The last two are replies from two girls in 1899, who are accepting the invitation of the class of 1902. One of these replies comes with an envelope address to Clara, so it would appear as though she played some role in hosting this event. The last two items of the collection are a bit of outliers. The first is an original song composed by 'Elizabeth' in 1900. The relationship between Clara and Elizabeth is unknown. The last item dates to 1936. It is a typed copy of an address given by Albertine Reichle (Class of 1939) in memory of "Norumbega's founder." As Norumbega is a building on the campus, it appears that it was meant to honor Alice Freeman Palmer, the president of Wellesley college when it was built. The guest of honor was then Wellesley President Ellen Fitz Pendleton, who would die later that year. Taken as a whole  this collection of over 55 items provides a great window into the life of a Wellesley girl at the turn of the 19th century. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/7tkUCSU17pfsqNVN6. Clara Wallower was born on April 16, 1880 to Elias Zollinger Wallower and Maria Dorothy Hoover Wallower in Harrisburg, PA. Her father was a prominent business man who owned the Harrisburg Star Independent newspaper and was also member of a group of Harrisburg investors who were financing mining operations in the mineral district of southwestern Missouri. He took great personal interest in the growth of Joplin, Missouri, investing much of his own personal wealth in the city, and even eventually building the Keystone Hotel in downtown Joplin. Due to her father's financial success, Clara grew up in wealth and privilege. She attended the Dana Hall School, which is an independent boarding and day school for girls located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school served as Wellesley College's unofficial preparatory program, and indeed Clara was admitted into the freshman class of 1898-1899 at Wellesley. She would eventually graduate in 1902 and settle back down in Harrisburg, PA and marry Horace Montgomery Witman. Horace was a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Yale Divinity School. He worked with his father and brother in a wholesale grocery business in Harrisburg. Together, Horace and Clara would have three children, Harriet Hoover Witman, William Witman II, and Barbara Carmony Witman. Her son William would become a Foreign Service Officer, eventually becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Togo. Both her daughters, Harriet and Barbara, would attend Wellesley College. Clara died in 1964.
 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, .
E. C. Gardner (Eugene Clarence) Homes and How to Make Them. James R Osgood and Company.Boston.1874
314 page book, with gilt stamped covers, 1st edition. The book compiles forty-three (43) letters between an architect and his friends. These letters "are composed of hints and suggestions relating to to building of homes... [and] aim to give practical information to those about to build." This book is a wonderful piece of early architectural Americana style known as ‘Stick Style.’ This book features 30 black and white illustrations, some of which are full page blue prints to houses or rooms described in the letters. The list of illustrations has two pictures entitled 'On a Sidehill' and 'Only One Corner', supposedly printed on pages 43 and 48 respectively. However, this is not the case, they are located earlier in the book, one opposite the title page and the other right before the first letter begins. All the other illustrations are located where they are supposed to be. . Minor edge wear, particularly on the spine. Minor foxing.
 The Brawnville Papers, being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club, edited by Moses Coit Tyler. Fields, Osgood & Co.Boston.1869
215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed into commentary on life, as well as memoirs of the Brawnville Althletic Club. Measures 7 x 5 1/4".. Edge wear, partially on the spine. The book is missing one page, it is evident that it was torn from the book. However it appears to have been the blank page before the title page. There is a small stain on the top corner of the first 25 pages or so, does not affect readability,
 Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
A grouping of four items belonging to Joseph Vera, New Bedford, MA.  The first is an insurance policy  relating specifically to his home being destroyed by fire caused by lightening strikes.  The policy is associated with the installation of a Cleveland Lightening Rod and its proper maintenance and use.  A fine half-page vignette of a home being protected by the lightening rod adorns the 1869 policy.  The second item, a policy with China Mutual Insurance Company for his whaling ship, Bark Orlando at and from Menado to continue wherever she may go on a whaling voyage with all the usual privileges until she returns to New Bedford, dated 1873. The last two items in this collection are a pair of photographs of Joseph Vera. The first photograph shows Vera sitting with a small dog in his lap and a young boy, presumably his son or grandson, sitting next to him. This photograph measures 4" x 2 1/2" and is mounted on a board. The second photograph appears to be a duplicate of the first, however it has been cropped and enlarged to just show Vera and the dog. It is also the mirror image of the first. It measures 6 3/4" x 6". Minor wear, light penciling on reverse of policy, corner chip on photo. Commonplace items of the day for the affluent New Englander . . Joseph Vera, a Portuguese immigrant became a prominent business man in New Bedford, MA. In addition to owning a men's outfitting store, a rooming house, and a farm in Mattapoisett, was also heavily invested in the whaling industry.
Novelty Die-cut Drum shaped pamphlet promoting Rogers Drums - Civil War - Soldiers Farewell. Rogers & Blackman.Columbus, OH.c1906
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.
 Photo Album - Colonial Afternoon in Honor of George Washington Bicentennial. .Franklin, MA.1832
A 16 page photo album.  Wrappers. Second Grade, Thayer School.  With  seven (7) original mounted photographs of children and teachers dressed in "colonial" attire; some with powdered wigs.  One photo is a class shot with a young man presumably Washington with a tricon hat at center.  another depicts the children dancing a minuet.  Another with Colonial women knitting in front of a giant American flag.; Betsy Ross holding the 13 colony flag and much more. Photos measure 5" x 7". .
Paul Pryor "E.T. Taggard" Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series: Putnam. McLoughin Brothers.New York.1873
24 pp (including wrappers) The title page states The Life of General Putnam'. "The book tells the embellished story of the life of General Israel Putnam, starting as a young boy who slaughters a wolf, and his time in service during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. There are six full page colored illustrations, rich in detail and color. The author is Paul Pryor, who is under the pseudonym of American writer E.T. Taggard. A part of Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Cover is mostly fully detached. The binding is loose by intact, and one page is fully detached. Edge wear. Soiling and toning to interior pages. The last few pages have foxing.
LT. Edward A Kimpel, Letters - WWII Correspondence re War, Homefront & Parenting.
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.
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
An Address before the Emma Willard Association and  a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
This grouping or 21 works begins with an address made by Helen Harrison Hadley  to the Emma Willard Association at their annual banquet in November 1901. The Association’s mission was to unite the graduates of the Troy Seminary in a friendly alliance, and to co-operate in promoting the cause of higher education among women. Emma Willard was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education who founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. Hadley was a member of this association, and it unknown if she gave this address or simple kept a copy of it. The address starts: “Our daughters cannot advantageously be medieval at the present day…. Time was when the right to study earnestly, to think intelligently, to base one’s daily action on reason and self-control, was reserved for men; but that is not more.”  Includes a written and typed copy of the address. Additionally, this offering includes a collection of 18 additional writings of Hadley. The bulk of the materials are 14 school assignment in essay format Hadley wrote for various courses during her time at Vassar. These assignments ranged from essays to short story telling, to book reports to her answer to a test. Most of the assignments have been graded in red pen and often start with an outline before the essay. Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883. Below are the titles of the Assignments: "Are Woman Inferior to Men?" "Nicaragua" (which describes her cousins trip there) "The Wit and Wisdom of Children" x2 "People and their Hobbies" "Having a Picture Take" "The Two Portraits of Shakespeare" "The Use and Abuse of Policy" x2 "The Word Painting in "A Princess of Thule ", a novel by W. Black "Advertising and it Oddities" "Swift: Shall We Pity or Despise Him?" "A Brother and Sister" Test The essays present an interesting view as to the character and beliefs of Ms. Hadley.   Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883, and marry Arthur Twining Hadley in 1891. Arthur would become the 13th President of Yale in 1899. It would appear that for the summer of 1899, Helen spent the majority of the time in New Haven, helping her husband settle into his new role, while a caretaker looked after her three children: her two sons Morris and Hamilton, and her new born daughter, Laura, at the family farmstead in Sandy Hook, CT. There are four letters from that time which are essential reports to Helen on how her children are doing. The four letters are held together by a blue ribbon, most of which has become detached. Another item in this collection is a letter from Edward G Fullerton, a graduate student in the Divinity School at Yale. It appears that he had broken his leg, and Helen had loaned him her copies of the Century Magazine which help to “while away very pleasantly several hours of [his] imprisonment”. The letter continues on to discuss the fact that Fullerton misses seeing the starts at the Yale Observatory. What is truly remarkable about this letter is the pen drawing done by Fullerton, showing him walking with crutches in a cast. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cN50huSmpE2yvHbs1 
Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
The main item in this collection is a photo album that Laura put together of her time at Vassar between 1918 and 1920. There are images of her fellow classmates and teachers, and some campus buildings such as Taylor Hall, the library, and what appears to be her dorm room (labeled as 403 Main). Some of the individuals of note in the photographs are Professor Burges Johnson, Minne Cumnock Blodgett (a school Trustee), and Ella McCaleb (the college’s first dean in 1913). There are four large photographs of the 1919 Junior Party, an annual event at Vassar where plays and such were put on by the students. There is a paper doll chain in the album, that appears to to illustrate Laura and her four close girl friends: Pater, Cyr, Lucy, and Cherub. There are some family photographs in the album, most likely from when she was visiting the family farmstead, named Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, CT. Additionally there are photographs of a large group of her friends and their beaus at an unknown lake. The majority of the photographs also have some notations by them such as “the three roommates” and “Delicious! May I have the recipe?” While the people in each photograph are often identified, it has been mostly done with either by a nickname or their initials. In addition to the album there several loose photographs, including what appears to be a class picture. Furthermore, there are over ten envelopes with negatives. These envelopes are addressed to one of Laura’s three address, 93 Whitney Ave (where her parents lived), Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, and 403 Main (her address at Vassar) and sometimes include receipts.  There are just over a hundred black and white photographs, and approximately forty-five (45) corresponding film negatives. The photographs vary in size, ranging from 3” x 2” up to 9 ˝” x 6”.  Additionally, there are 5 duplicate photographs (4 loose, 1 in the album) of the library at Vassar. Also included in this collection are two homework assignments.  One of the assignments is an essay on the symbolic meaning of a circle (undated), and the other is an essay in Italian (dated November 26, 1919), on several prominent figures who recently visited America, such as the King and Queen of Belgium. The latter assignment is typed and graded, while the former is handwritten with no additional marks. The handmade magazine dates from May 1912, and appears to have been created by Laura in humor. It is three pages long including the title page. The second page has a quote from a geometry book discussing how to find the angle of a triangle. Below it is a humorous interpretation of that geometrical problem entitled “The Horrible Result of Trying this Experiment in the Town of Groton, Triangle ABC.” It shows an illustration of a street with two buildings, the town hall (with the sign “Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind, Town Hall”) and the Police Department. Laura is depicted near the police department looking up a man identified as Peter Zeus who is standing on the roof of the town hall. The illustrations shows the reader how to calculate the angle between Laura on the ground and Peter on the roof. Beside the town hall, is a small figure falling, which is meant to illustrate Peter is falling or jumping from the roof. The last page of the magazine has a Sonnet that hilariously discusses how to write a sonnet for class. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/133PStnHDt9EJrRs2
Preston's Complete Time Table (A Perpetual Calendar), and Preston's Tables of Interest
54 pages, Green cloth over board. This item is two books in one: Preston's Complete Time Table, and Preston's Tables of Interest. There were bound together by the publisher. The first is a perpetual calendar which allows the reader to figure out the "number of days from any dat in any given month to any date in any other given month. The second book allows the reader to figure out the "interest on any sum from one dollar to five hundred dollars" when that interest is computed at 6 percent. Measures 10 1/2" x 8".
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, or Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc
153 pp, stamped cloth over board covers. This book is a collection of ten short stories told by Aunt Martha to her rambunctious two nephews. The stores are meant to be educational, yet fun. The stories center around the things found in Aunt Martha's cupboard, and relate the history of the item. The ten stories are entitled: The Corner Cupboard, The Story of the Tea-Cup , How the Tea-Cup Was Finished, The Story of the Tea, The Story of the Sugar, The Story of the Coffee, The Story of the Salt, The Story of the Currants, The Story of the Needle, The Story of the Cotton, The Story of the Rice, and The Story of the Honey. There are forty-seven (47)  black and white engravings,the subjects of which range from landscapes, to people, to animals, to maps. The front cover has a stamped illustration of Aunt Martha's cupboard. Measures 7" x 5 1/2"
Constitution of the Tolland County Female Society for Promoting Revivals of Religion
12 3/8 x 7 3/4"  that begins BELIEVING that evangelical revivals of religion lay a foundation for the upbuilding of the Redeemer's kingdom, and are in their very nature calculated to multiply benevolent institutions of every description; and being desirous to aid in advancing the general interests of Zion: we the subscribers form ourselves into a society and adopt the following Constitution. Includes 14 Articles with the object of the Society being to seek out Missionaries who are qualified, by the blessing of God, to promote and advance rivals where the state of religion is low, and to lead anxious souls to Christ --and to not limit the labours of its Missionaries to the County of Tolland.   Reverse is blank.
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
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 ˝".
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
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"
Promotional Materials - George A Beale - School Cards a Specialty
A single-fold 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"  circular with an image of George Beale on the cover.  It is addressed to Teachers and dated 1887 and provides promotional information and pricing for the cards.  Back page is blank.  Also includes order form, request for information, testimonials and the original mailing envelope.
The Girl's Graduate Journal belonging  to Dorothy Bradford, Class of 1935
The scrap book album belongs to Dorothy Bradford who attended North Central High School, in Spokane, WA. A portion of the album also covers her time at Havermale Junior High School. The first third of the album is full of newspaper clippings dealing with either her or her friends at North Central. The rest of the majority of the album are various pieces of memorabilia, such a programs, greeting cards, cloth sport letters dance cards, and ribbons. There approximately 40 photographs, of which half are head shots of fellow classmates. The rest show her and her friends engaged in a variety of activities, such as musical performances and a 'doll show'. There is one image of Dorothy where she appears to be dressed up as Hitler with the caption "Heil!" underneath. Dorothy was an avid tennis player and was president of the Girls League. She was also a member of the orchestra, which makes sense as her father, Lowell Bradford (who was crippled with infantile paralysis since childhood) was the Musical Director at North Central High School. At the back of the album is a pressed carnation that Dorothy presented to her at a Girls League event. The album itself is a first edition published in 1925 by Reilly & Lee Company in Chicago. It is arranged by Janet Madison and decorate by E. J. McDonald. It is a photographic/scrap book album, with numerous blank pages for its future owners to fill. Blue cloth covers with elaborate gilt floral design and lettering on the front. String-tied binding. Original printed publishers box with a few broken joints. Measures 9" x 8"
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review. Lakeside Publishing Co.New York.9741
111 pp journal on nursing. The 'Trained Nurse and Hospital Review' was the pioneer nursing publication in American and it ran from 1893 to 1950. This item is the September 1926 issue. The front cover features a photograph of Stella Boothe Vail (a prominent nurse of the times and a specialist in children's health and hygiene) done by H. W. Simmons. Some of the articles in this issue are: "The Nurse's Part in Prenatal Care", "Helps in Pediatric Nursing", "Nutrition Forum: Food to Tempt Children's Appetites", and "A Guiding Code of Ethics in Nursing Relationships." Item includes a newspaper article on Stella Booth from the NY Sun Globe, March 1924. Measures 10" x 6 3/4" (journal), 9 3/4" x 7" (newspaper article) . Minor cover wear. Pages are toned due to age. The article has red pencil on the bottom detailing the name and date of the newspaper.