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Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936 The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950
28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking. 10" x 7 3/4". some creases and wear on edging of cover
 Macullar Parker Company, Fashionable Clothing for all Occasions, 400 Washington Street Boston Selected Views of Boston. Moses King..1898 G. Woolston, Photographer.  CDV- Girls at Work & Play - School Bag & Jump Rope. .Newcastle, N.S.W. , Australia.
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining A posed image of two young school girls dressed in their finery; one holds a woven school bag, the other a jump rope..
Window Display Photograph - Helen Fox Kruser Delicatessen featuring of A-So-Gud Pretzels . ..1920s  Horse Drawn Parade Float - Harvest Festival - Flora, Ceres, Pomona. .Raymond, NH.1914
A 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" photograph depicting a window display at Helen Fox Kruser  Delicatessen.  Large poster in background for "O-So-Gud" Pretzels in the background with open cases of pretzels and pretzels strewn about the base of the display. The pretzels are accompanied by what else but beer.... Black and white photograph on brown mount. Depicts women standing on a parade float, being pulled by two horses: float consists of a large cart, draped in white fabric, with 16 women and their driver on board. All of the women are wearing white dresses, and there is a sign attached to the back of the cart that reads "Flora, Ceres, Pomona" - likely a reference to their local Grange Society's positions with the same name. "Novelty Photo For Duplicates, E. Hayes, Beverly Mass."  is stamped on the backing. 12" x 10" -  8" x 6" photograph .
E.R. Grabow Company  New Ocean House. E.R. Grabow Press.Swampscott, MA.1912 Snapshot - Young Child stands with Giant Gingerbread Man. .Essen Germany.1929
The New Ocean House Hotel is being advertised in this booklet, encouraging people to come to experience the luxurious place. 16 pp. wrappers with stapled binding. Art nouveau decorated embossed cover. There are short passages that describe the grounds and amenities that can be found at the hotel, including being lit throughout with electricity. Accompanying the descriptive passage are pictures of the hotel, both the interior rooms and the landscape outside. There is also one color illustration of the hotel, as well. Meant to be informative and inviting for the entire family to make a reservation with the resort. The hotel itself ultimately burned down in a fire and was never rebuilt. Measures 8" x 4 1/2". . A 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" snapshot photograph depicting a 3 or a 4 year old  child standing next to a life-size gingerbread cookie holding a pipe.  Of note the child appears  nonplussed by the life size cookie --Perhaps a photo with a friend... Info on reverse  Essen West, Willie Sanoje 4-3-29..
Promotional Booklet Hope Farm for Children 3 Cabinet photos - Interior and Exterior of a doll house. ..c1900
Two (2) 5" x 7" cabinet cards. The first depicts the exterior of a doll house complete with mom and dad and children at play.  The second depicts the interior with furnishings and characters.  It appears dad is about to fetch a pail of coal..
 A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888  Photograph of Group of Men in Costume, Surrounding the Parade Wagon of E. A. Bloser Wholesale & Retail Jeweler. Elias Alexander Bloser.Newville, PA.[1890]
Two (2) photographs taken of a group of young people while sitting on a porch. It appears as though they are on a holiday or picnic, as several people are holding lawn tennis rackets. The first photo shows a group of thirteen (13) people, some appearing quite affectionate or familiar towards their partner. The second photograph depicts only six (6) rather dejected looking members of the group. Each is wearing or holding a sign that reads “LEFT”, while the remaining spaces have signs marked “TAKEN”. Presumably there was some courting going on between the times of the two photographs, as the remaining individuals were all that were “left”. A sign in front of second photograph reads 1888. Reverse of one photograph marked Benedict – Litchfield, Conn. Photos measure 4 3/8” x 7 3/8” on slightly larger mounts. . edge wear on mounts A black and white photograph of a large group of mostly men and young boys standing in front of E. A. Bloser Wholesale and Retail Jeweler store. In the center is a wagon with the stores name in front, with men in bizarre costumes standing around and on the wagon. One of the costumes appears to be a dog face. The wagon also appears to be carrying various small grandfather clocks. There numerous flag and other patriotic decoration on both Bloser's store front and that of Swope's Drugs next store. While this photograph was most likely taken during a parade, It is unknown exactly which holiday the parade was celebrating. The photograph has been dated to circa  as E. A. Bloser founded his store in 1873 in  Boserville, PA before moving his store from Newville, PA, where this photograph was taken. In 1892, Bloser again move his store to New Keningston, PA. As Bloser was involved in a number of fraternal orders - Free and Accepted Masons, the Patriotic Order Sons of America, the Knights of Malta, and the Local Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow- and the photograph mainly depicts men, it is possible that the photograph is of one of these fraternal orders.   The photograph itself is mounted on white card. Measures 8"x 5 1/2" (photograph), 10" x 8" (board). Elias Alexander Bloser was born on May 27, 1857 to Simon Peter Bloser (1815-1885) and Catharine Alexander (1824-1895) in Bloserville, PA. He had several siblings: Soloman B. Bloser (1851-1934), Mary E. Bloser Stover (1854-1910), Henry Mohler Bloser (1861-1934), James W. Bloser (1865-?), and George F. Bloser (1867-?). He married Catharine "Kate" A. Stine (1858-1931) in 1877 and had three children: Frank John Bloser (1878-1948), Annie Catharine Bloser Douglas (1879-1975), and Clarence Alexander Bloser (1891-1957). He died on October 26, 1936 in Carlisle, PA.
Photograph Album of Bermuda Trip . .Germany.1920s N.L Willet  Beaufort County, South Carolina: The Shrines, Early History, and Topography . Phoenix Printing Company.Augusta, GA.1929
An travel album with 18 photographs of a trip from New York to Bermuda. The first photograph depicts the Furness Bermuda Line Offices in New York, which ran a line of shipping vessels that ferried passengers from New York to Bermuda. The next few pictures show the Statue of Liberty. After that the photographs depict places in Bermuda, such as the hotel Tom Moore's House Tavern, and landscapes. The covers are gilded and stamped. The album itself was made in Germany. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Minor edge wear and some verdigris. Some of the interior pages used to hold the photographs are slightly toned. Otherwise fine. This short book provides a brief, but thorough, history of Beaufort County. 32 pp, printed wrappers. It not only offers a history of the county, but also landmarks and sites that can be experienced when visiting there. Included are pictures to as a visual aid and to add interests. The book is presented in chapters that are further broken down into subheadings which addresses specific areas. As an example, Chapter VII discusses Slavery in the early Carolina colony days with sections on slavery, the poor whites, not homogeneous, the Sea Island and Coast Negro andThe Gullah Negro of Old The informational materials provided in this book is mean to not only educate, but generate interest  and tourist activity for the county. Measures 9" x 6"..
Joseph A. Lambeth Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries  . Allied Bakery Products, Inc.Detroit, MI.1960, Third Printing  Retirement Album for W. B. Gray, Western Electric Company. Western Electric Company.Baltimore, Maryland.1952
360pp. Large format cookbook is focused solely on the skill of baking. 360 pp.  Hardcover binding, dark maroon covers with gold decoration and raised lettering. The book is comprised of sixteen chapters, each with their own theme, like "French Pastries" and "Seasonal Cakes". Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the items that are included in the section. There are many recipes included in each chapter along with several photographs and illustrations, including 20 color plates that brilliantly present the wonderfully crafted baked goods.  Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4".. William B. Gray was a Works Comptroller who worked at Western Electric Company, Point Breeze works in Maryland who retired in the summer of 1952. He was presented with a scrap album by his coworkers upon his departure. The first page of this album starts with W. B. Gray's, often referred to as Bill throughout, business card with a hand written note that says he retired on August 1, 1952. Next is a program for Gray's Testimonial Dinner thrown in his honor. The rest of the album is full of short notes written to Gray from his coworkers that are full of well-wishes at his retirement. The majority of the album has on each page two 8" x 5" pasted in notes with the phrase "Should Old Acquaintance be Forgot". Written on each of these pieces of paper are the notes, hand written and typed, from Gray's coworkers. Often pasted on next to the note is a picture, general a head shot, of his coworker who wrote the note. At times these pictures have been cut out so that only the head (and no background) of the picture is shown.  The notes themselves go from general well-wishes on a happy retirement, to memories about past times sometimes with humor thrown in. A few are even poems. One note that stands out in particular is actually a punched out computer time card with a sentiment written onto it. There are also several pages of just photographs throughout the album, generally either group images of employees or Gray in the outdoors with several unknown individuals. Lastly there is a copy of his employment contract. Loose in the album are a company organizational chart from Aug. 1945 and a copy of "The Pointer" a company newsletter from August 1952 which as an article on Gray's retirement. Below are two examples of the notes (the first an acrostic): "W with rod and lure B beguile the finny denizens of streams; G off your fish after R eeling in you catch and A dmit to the gurgle of white water - Y our travail has ended." "Best Wishes for a Happy Retirement; Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think." Green Leather covers with gild lettering. 80 pgs. Approximately 95 photographs, some of which are cutouts. 127 letters/notes. This count does not include loose items or the program, contract, or business card. . William Breathitt Gray II was born on October 3, 1888 to William Breathitt Gray I (1847-1915) and Mary Jane Draper Gray (1956-1922) in Utica, MT. Originally, a rancher on his parents farm, he moved to Chicago in the early 1920s to start work at the Western Electric Company. He married Mabel Dell St. John Gray (1892-1965) on December 23, 1916. They would have two children together, William Breathitt Gray III (1917-?) and David Wallace Gray (1919-?). He moved to Florida with his wife after his retirement, and died on January 11, 1976.
Fifteen (15) Press Photos - Osa  & Martin Johnson -Motion Picture Explorer  and Adventurer . ..1930-1939  Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
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. 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.
Photograph Album and Genealogy of the Marcy Family, circa 1850-1900 10 French Tissue Stereoviews - Children in Adult Situations from the Scenes Enfantines Series. BK.Paris.[1860s]
Marcy Family. [1850-1900] A photograph album of the family of Laban March (1780-1860), an American politician from Massachusetts. The album contains approximately seventy-seven (77) photographs of the great Marcy family. It appears as though one of Laban's children compiled the album, since Laban and his wife, Fanny Howe (1791-1857), don't appear in the album. On the free endpaper is a partial family tree of Laban's children including all six children and the names of some of their children. There are 77 photographs in the album, 42 are identified at least by name written under the photograph, and at times additional information is provided. Photos include Laban's children, sons-and-daughters-in-law, their grandchildren, and other extended family members. In a few instances individuals are noted as great friends of the family. There are 28 young children or babies the remainder are adults of various ages. Several individuals are pictured twice, (and one three times) at different times. The family genealogy is available upon request with asterisks (*) is placed beside the name the individual that has an identified photograph in the album. There are two photographs in the album of individuals that are clearly not related to the Marcy family in any way. The first is a small photograph of King Edward VII when he was still Prince of Wales. The second is a small photograph of Mrs. Tom Thumb. The album consists of forty (40) pages, evenly split between pages that hold a single large photograph and pages that can hold four smaller photographs. Of the seventy-seven (77) photographs contained in the album, seventeen (17) are large photographs, and sixty (60) are quarter-page photographs. Most pages are completely filled. The majority of the album contains portraits of a single person, however there are five (5) photos with two individuals in them, and one (1) that features a trio of young children. Regardless of the shape of the cut out, the dimensions remain largely the same. Measures 5 1/4" x 3/4" (larger cut outs), 3 1/2" x 2" (smaller cut outs). With the exception of three, all the photographs fit neatly into these slots. . As such the smallest photograph in the book is 3/4" x 5/8". The majority of the photographs are in good condition with minimal to no fading. There are a few tin types with the majority of the photographs being cabinet cards or carte de visites . The photographs can be removed and at times there is information to be found on the back of the card, normally relating to the photographer who took the picture. Some of the photograph studios used were: E. L. Brand & Co. in Chicago, IL, GH. Bercamasco Photographe in St. Petersbourg, Rogers in Hartford, CT, and Richardson in Boston, MA. The album black leather covers with decorative embossing meant to invoke the image of the metal hinges that were once used to hold old books together. The spine of the book has gilt lettering, which states "Album". There are remnants of what appears to have been a clasp meant to secure the book closed. Interior pages are gilt edge. Measures 11" x 8".

Two photographs appear to be missing as there are names written below the cut out, but no photo. One photograph of a young boy has residue over his face. Cover wear and rubbing. Damage to back strip.

Laban Marcy was born on March 7, 1780 to Asahel Marcy (1738-1819) and Priscilla Dunham (1740-1829) in Greenwich, MA. He married Fanny Howe (1791-1857) on April 4, 1812 and had six children. He attended Woodstock Academy and studied law under Judge Barnes of Tolland, CT. He was elected a Massachusetts State Representative (or Senator, the records are unclear), and was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1820 and again in 1853. He died on October 11, 1860 in Greenwich, MA.


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Ten (10) different French tissue stereoviews of obviously posed children in adult situations.  Each is numbers and captioned. Part of a larger series.  The highest number is 122. Captioned in French  including (translated) the hawker an arrest at the cabaret the dance the candlestick the village drum Each of the albumin stereoviews has a hand colored tissue on the reverse providing color to the scene when held to the light. Pinprick embellishments to make buttons, chains and certain types of clothing glisten.  Each measures 3" x 7". .
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908  Eight (8) Mounted Photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, MA, 1805-2005. .MA.c. 1880
A collection of approximately 50 pieces of ephemera belonging to Robert Simpson Woodward who was a distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and later President of Carnegie Institution. The majority of the collection consists of invitations, and their corresponding ephemera such as programs, RSVP cards, envelopes, and calling cards. Some of the invites were for Carnegie's various graduation functions, the German Ambassador Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, the American Institute of Architects, and the Literary Society.  There are three large formal invitations, one from the Periodical Publishers Association of America, one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the other was for a dinner with a select group of individuals: Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, Secretary of State Elihu Root, Darius Ogden Mills, former US Assistant Secretary of State John L Cadwalader, President of Phelps Dodge Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry L Higginson (founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and John Billings. Additionally there are a few short letters, the subject of which is generally a lengthy invite to a dinner or meeting. The smallest of these items are 3 3/4" x 2" and they go up to 12" x 9". Lastly there are two photographs of Woodward. First, a small black and white one (4" x 3 1/4") inset on a larger piece of paper (11" x 8 1/2"). The second is a larger sepia toned photograph (10" x 8"), printed by Portrait Studios Underwood and Underwood. This photograph comes in a folder. . Robert Simpson Woodward was born on July 21, 1849 in Rochester, MI to Lysander Woodward (1817 - 1880) and Peninah Axford Simpson (1825 - 1894). Robert first attended Rochester Academy, graduating in 1868. He went to the University of Michigan to study engineering and graduated in 1872. He worked as a geographer for the US geological survey from 1884 to 1890. He became a Professor of Mechanics at Columbia University in 1893 and in 1904 left that post to become President of Carnegie Institute of Washington, DC, where he remained until 1921. He was also President of several societies, such as American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert married Martha Gretton Bond (1851 -1937) on March 1, 1876 in Detroit, MI. He had four children, Alice Woodward (1876-1878), Robert Simpson Woodward Jr (1879-1849), Karl Wilson Woodward (1881-1962) and William Lysander Woodward (1885-1946). He died June 29, 1924 in Washington, DC after a long illness. 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 (http://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/Articles.php?id=24). 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.. some fading in photos, mount board have slight discoloration
Clarence Edward Felker (photographer) Photo Album of Construction Lafayette Stadium. .Easton, PA.1925-1926
The album features over sixty black and white photographs of the construction of Fisher Field (later named Lafayette Stadium)  the football field of Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Fisher Field was named after Thomas Fisher, Lafayette College Class of 1888, who almost single-handily raised and donate the funds to construct the field. Construction for the 18,000 seat stadium began in 1925 and was finished in 1926. The entire construction process was captured by photographer Clarence Felker, from the arrival of the construction materials by rail, to the cranes and workmen constructing the field to the first few games played there in September 1926. Two of the photographs have been pasted together to form a panoramic view of the field just prior to construction. This panoramic view folds out of the album. The photographs themselves are canvas backed, and the majority of them are identified with "Felker Photo, Easton, PA" and the date. A few of the photographs lack this metadata, and one has "Johnson Photo" on it. When the photograph depicts a football game, noted on the canvas backing is the final score of the game. Clarence Felker was a commercial photographer who was perhaps most known for capturing the downtown section of Easton, PA.  He owned his own studio in Easton, PA called Felker Studios, which was first opened by his father-in-law, Charles J. Momberger, in the 1880s. Black leather covers with gilt text "Lafayette Stadium, H. C. Booz" (alumnus 1895), String binding. Measures 11 1/4" x 8". Clarence Edward Felker was born on November 21, 1883 to Willis E. Felker (1856-1904) and Rosannah Heller (1853-1901) in Flicksville, PA. He had several siblings:  Eugene Christopher Felker (1878-1954), Amy A. Felker Ellis (1880-1959), Florence May Felker Wagner (1885-1913), Lydia Alice Felker Reiman/Ryman (1888-1963) and Lela I. Felker (1891-1924). He married Florence E. Momberger (1889-1962) on May 30, 1904 and had four children: Florence Elizabeth Felker Cressman (1905-1938), Willis Paul Felker (1907-1907), Clarence Felker (1908-1909) and Rudoph Nelson Felker (1910-1978). It was his father-in-law's, Charles James Momberger (1860-?) whose photograph studio he took over. Clarence later divorced Florence and remarried Hester Villetta Ealer (1900-1968) on August 27, 1941. He died on July 23, 1964.