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Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851  Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
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 6 pp. Image of man fueling a furnace on front cover.   Discusses the fuel our bodies need, diabetes - its signs and causes, how insulin helps the diabetic and how to guard against diabetes.  One of the ways to guard against diabetes is "Infections of teeth, tonsils and other organs should be promptly treated and removed".   Hmmm..  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8"..
Robert Mercy, Uncle Frank, Hiram Hatchet Merry's Museum Parley's Magazine, Woodworth's Cabinet and Schoolfellow. Volume 34, No. 5. J N Stearns & Co..New York.November 1857 Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
36 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. The pages are numbered 129-160. Three magazines were combined, so that "all the attractions of each magazine will now be concentrated in one." The new magazine was instructive and moral, and featured a large number of woodcuts. A great variety of material was included such as bible stories, little moralized tales, fables, dialogues, poems, letters, puzzles, and games. There were often featured articles that would deal with geography, travel, natural history and with various industries and arts. A highlight of this particular volume is an excerpt detailing what attractions were found at Merry's Museum, such as a aquarium filled with fish, and the story of Cleopatra. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show minor wear, particularly around the edges. There are minor stains, toning and foxing throughout. Previous owner inscription on front cover. 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.
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Adv trade card or business card for The Marks Adjustable Folding Chair Company Sole inventors, manufactures and proprietors of Surgical and Gynecological Chairs A flyer for Glyco-Thymoline, an alkaline antiseptic for the efficient treatment of inflammatory conditions of mucous membrane in all parts of the body, by Kress & Wren Company.
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. J.L. Comstock. Elements of Chemistry, In Which the Recent Discoveries in the Science are Included and its Doctrines Familiarly Explained. Robinson, Pratt, and Co..New York.1843
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. 420 pp. Leather cover, illustrations, index in back of book. "Illustrated by numerous engravings and designed for the use of schools and academies." The author intends to "explain the elements and doctrines of the science in sufficient detail." Book is broken into four parts. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". heavy wear in leather cover, top cover beginning to detach, foxing
The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical,.  Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1. 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
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 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
H. SteinachBayerisches Industrie- & Gewerbeblatt (Bavarian Industry and Trade Sheet: weekly periodical with quarterly issues from the committee of the polytechnic association in Munich)Polytechnic AssociationMunich1887  Clark's ABC Almanac or Anti-Bilious Compound. R.C & C. S. Clark, Operative Chemists..1877
186 pp. Leather with applied marble cover, stamped Franklin Institute on inside cover, mostly text with illustrations and plates. XIX. Jahrgang. Neue Folge. 10" x 7" 32 (unnumbered) pp including standard almanac information  and information on numerous diseases and maladies with presumed cures by using the anit-bilious compound.  Some of the conditions addressed include Digestion, Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite, Chronic Diarrhoea, The Liver, etc.  Additional testimonials on the back inside cover. Measures.
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. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.  Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
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. 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
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
"Glare is the gangster of light," this brochure claims in its opening salvo. It continues on to declare "It beats upon your brain with the bludgeon of brilliance. It strips you of stamina, rifles you reserve and plucks your power, and makes off with you energy." Serving as an advertisement for Curtis Lighting, this brochure features their product 'X-Ray Reflectors', which is an indirect lighting element that cuts down on the glare you would get from direct lighting. The small brochure continues on to say that it helps with optiphosis, which according to 'lighting engineers' and optical science is any illness that can be caused by a harsh glare, such as headaches, loss of productivity, and nausea. The brochure itself is printed in black with green accents used in the designs or illustrations. The front cover has a wonderful art deco influenced illustration of eyes with light beams hitting their pupils. Single fold brochure. Measures 7" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 7" (unfolded) A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo.. Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".. An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. .
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831 Preston's Complete Time Table (A Perpetual Calendar), and Preston's Tables of Interest
115 pp. Applied illustrated cover over blue cloth, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Contains lessons in astronomy, including diagrams, descriptions, and accounts of planetary and celestial topics. Dictionary at end. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" 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".
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review. Lakeside Publishing Co.New York.9741  Menu and Bio - A Luncheon in honor of His Excellency Senor Doctor Don Francisco Castillo Najera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States. .New York.1943
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. 8pp. Illustrated wraps with crossed United States and Mexican flags. Held in place with red, white and blue tasseled string tie. The event was given by Thomas J. Watson at the Union Club. Includes a full page image from a photograph of the honoree. 4 pp of his biography, focusing on a multitude of honors.  The following page is a list of Mexican aviators, graduates of the United States Naval Advance Training Course.  The final page is the menu. - a simple three course meal. . Francisco Castillo Nájera (25 November 1886 in Durango, Dgo. – 20 December 1954 in Mexico City) was a Mexican diplomat and politician. He was president of the Assembly of League of Nations from 1934 to 1935, ambassador to China and the United States, also as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in the last year of his tenure, 1945, and Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1945 to 1946.
 Osteopathic Health: Good Health to All this Dear, Vol 53 No. 1,  What Osteopathy Does for Women, etc.. American Osteopathic Assn,.Chicago, IL.10228  Penityrol Synergie Antibiotique, Patent Medicine Advertising Postcard. .Paris, France.19694
A volume of the journal of Osteopathic Health that focuses on women's health and how osteopathy can help. Osteopathy is a system of medical practice based on the theory that diseases are mostly due to loss of structural integrity of the body which can be restored by careful manipulation. There are six articles in this volume entitled: Dr. [Andrew] Still's Words of Hope, The Price of New Lives, Osteopathy and Obstetrics, Osteopathy in Diseases of Women, Mechanical Causes of Woman's Ills, and What Osteopathy Does for Women. The front cover depicts and image of a man and a woman walking up the front stoop of a building. 24pp (including covers). Staple binding. OCLC-1 (Mar 2019). Measures 7 1/2" x 4 1/2".. An advertising postcard for a patent medicine called Penityrol.  It was a synthetic antibiotics created to help combat diseases that are transmitted through the air or to help minimize the possibility of an infection after a surgery. What makes this advertisement extremely charming are the anthropomorphic lab rats featured on the  front of the postcard. There are two rats just outside a doctor's office (the Doctor's name is Ratibus). The first rat is standing on his hind legs and is holding a checkered handkerchief, either blowing his nose or holding in a sneeze. The second rat is again standing on his hind legs, but hunched over in pain. He has a red handkerchief tied around his head, and his hand is clenching his jaw on one side. Presumably this rat is suffering from a tooth ache. The back of the postcard has information about the product in French. There is also an address for a Dr. Kohn, whose office is located in Paris. The postage stamp provides the date, December 26, 1953.  Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
Dr. W. Handy A Valuable Simple Recipe, for the Relief of Salt Rheum, and other Skin Diseases. .Providence, RI.[1870]  New Peace of Mind - The First Innocent Solution of the Problem Womankind Has Tried So Many Ways to Solve - Boro-Pheno-Form. Dr. Pierre Chemical Co..Chicago, IL.1933
A recipe homeopathic medicine that would supposed provide relief for 'salt rheum and other skin diseases". Salt Rheum was the popular term for any cutaneous (skin) eruptions, like eczema. The recipe involved the use of molasses, water, and various roots such as yellow dock, Spanish sarsaparilla and Prince Pine, that would simmer over heat for two days until a syrup would form. then iodide of potassium was added. This medicine was to be taken oral every day, with the exception of the Sabbath, when one should take a cool bath instead. This recipe and others could be obtained at Dr. W. Handy's in Providence, RI. The recipe itself is printed on a small flyer and is surrounded by a decorative print border. Single-sided. Measures 6 3/4" x 3". An 8 page fold-out brochure promoting  Boro-Pheno-Form, an antiseptic Feminine Hygienic preparation.  The cover depicts a woman in lingerie seated atop a talk bubble promoting New Freedom, New Security, Perfect Safety and New Peace of Mind.   The introduction discusses the years of research devoted to the  "intimate and delicate problem" being worth while and pricing information.  This is followed by six pages of testimonials from satisfied users.  All discuss how the product has been successful in resolving that unspoken "intimate and delicate problem".   Measure 6" x 3 1/4". .
Dr. V. M. Pierce Your Fortune in A Tea Cup. World's Dispensary Medical Association.Buffalo, NY.1916 Prospectus and Promotional materials for selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. ..c1900
32 pp. Pictorial wraps. A booklet of mostly advertisements for Dr. Pierce's patent medicine that was meant to treat a variety of ailments of women. The first few pages of the booklet provides two methods instructing the reader on how to read one's fortune in tea leaves. For example, two dots side by side mean an engagement, while a cross in the tea is a sign of sad tidings. The second method requires a different positioning of the cup with a different value set of results. The rest of the booklet are advertisements for Dr. Pierce, or poems or advice directed at a female reader. Some of the titles of the pieces are "What She Saw in the Looking-Glass. A Change for Good.", "How You Can Be Your Own Beauty Doctor", "The Blood is The Life", "Cheerful Women!", and "Doctor Pierce's Compound Extract of Smart Weed (or Water Pepper)". The booklet often switches between discussing actual illness, such as ovarian tumors, kidney problems, and hemorrhoids, to more cosmetic issues like pimples and acne. In the article "Cheerful Women", it states "Despondency is a thing of evil results. Worry produces nothing but wrinkles and wretchedness ... Don't worry. Worry is the greatest foe to the happiness of any household. An anxious, despondent face, a fretful, complaining voice will make every one uncomfortable. A woman's nerves are more truly the cause of worry than outside troubles."  The cover depicts three witches on broom sticks flying in the air over a scalding hot cup of tea, with the tea from the cup swirling around the witches. . Measures 5 1/2" x 4".. 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". .
P. A. Adolph A Price List of Birds' Eggs. .Kent, England.1946-1947 Torbett Sanatorium The Torbett Sanatorium Physician's Referral Card. .Marlin, TX .[1920]
A price list of 520 bird egg specimens offered for sale by P. A. Adolph. The few on the list without prices were considered to be rare specimens of which may or may not be in stock. Prices for these ones were only given upon request. Annotated in red next to most of the specimens listed is the bird's scientific name in French. The first page has a pasted in section of graph paper. Adolph was the oologist for Watkins & Doncaster, a company that since 1874 has been specializing in the supply and manufacture of equipment a specimens for the study of the natural sciences. They are still in business today. Blue wrappers, 8 pages. OCLC-1 price list from the 1940s. (Feb 2019) Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". A physician's referral card for the Torbett Sanatorium, located in Marlin, TX. Founded in 1908 by John Walter Torbett, Sr (1871-1949) and specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. The institute had 100 baths, and was capable of running 400 baths daily. It also had various laboratories, x-ray capabilities, and employed physiotherapy methods. The institute is still in existence today, but it is now know as the Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. The referral card is double sided,  with a picture of the sanatorium on the front with a list of resident physicians. Uniquely for the times, there is a female physician on staff, a Dr. Mary L. Webber nee Wilson (1869-1948), who was head of "General Chronic Diseases and Gynecology". The back side of the card emphasizes that "a full staff of experience physicians always present". Below are a few blank lines for the name of the incoming patient and the doctor who send them. Below that is a humorous line warning individuals of scams. "BEWARE of 'Boosters' and Commission Men who will mislead you on trains and at hotels when you arrive. They don't work for free; the victim pays the bill." Measures 4" x 2 1/2".
Dr. Howard G. Thornton A Letter from the Physician, Howard Thornton to his brother, regarding the uptake in his business and the high water levels of the Mississippi River. .Poplar, Mississippi.April 7, 1890 Victor H Lindlahr [Editor] Set of Three Issues of Journal of Living, No. 21,25,38. Journal of Living Publishing Corp.New York, NY.1943
A two page letter from Howard G. Thornton, a physician and surgeon located in Poplar, MS. He is writing his younger brother, Ed, who lives in Commerce, TX, with their parents. Thornton describes a busy winter in Mississippi, with lots of sickness, and a rainy spring, which as caused the Mississippi River to have rather high water levels. Thornton also spends a great deal of the letter encouraging his brother to study hard, in particular, to start studying medicine, and that he will do everything to help him. To that end, he has supplied his brother with a subscription to the journals, 'Home and Farm' and 'Colinder Journal'. Below are some excerpts from the letter. "I have been very busy with practice &c. We have had a great deal of sickness this winter. My practice is increasing so much I have had to buy another horse. I have physicians on all sides of me but I am getting my fair shair [sic] of practice." "I wish you would try and prepare yourself and read medicine. I will give you all the assistance I can if you will study your books at home and read good books and papers, do not let your mind run off on trashy books &c." "We have had so much rain in this country the people are very badly behind with crops. The Miss. River will soon be in about eight miles of me. I am about forty miles of the river. It is thought that tit will be the highest that has ever been. It is up to [sic] high, water marks on the Government gage now and the signal service reports another rise coming. The levies are already badly broken, and that will tear them all to pieces." The letter and corresponding envelope are written on Howard G. Thornton's business stationary. Measures 9 1/2" x 5 3/4" (letter), 6"x 3 1/2" (envelope). These three issues, all under 25 pages, help the reader stay healthy through eating properly, and often provide meal guides or lists of food items that provide specific nutrients, like rice contain vitamin B1 or Brussels sprouts containing vitamin C. The issues in this set are: No. 21 For Women after 40, No. 25 Eat to Stay Young, and No. 38 How to Use Vegetables as Medicines. All of them are edited by Victor Lindlahr (1897-1969) was an American radio presenter and health food writer. He is perhaps most famous for authoring a book in 1940 called "You are What You Eat". Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/4"..
Hobart Bradstreet Spine Motion. .Chicago.1922 Birmingham Musical Festival Committee Birmingham Musical Festival Broadside, A Charity Fundraiser. B. Hunt and Sons.Birmingham, England.September 1849
Ever wondered why your body starts to slow down as you age? According to Hobart Bradstreet it is due to the settling of your spine. In this short book walks the reader through his theory and provides a series of stretches that he has developed and called 'Spine Motion' to help combat this settling of the spine. .  The book has three black and white illustrations of the part of the human spine, as well as one printed photograph Bradstreet himself. Included with the book are 5 heavy stock cards, with images from photographs, in which Bradstreet is shown performing the stretches described in the book. Green cloth over board, 27pp. Measures 7" x 5".. A broadside for the  Birmingham Musical Festival, more often called the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, which was the longest-running classical music festival. It was founded in 1787, it is several day musical festival, that ran in September every three years. The money raised by the festival originally went towards the construction of a General Hospital and after its completion, towards it's upkeep. The festival last took place in 1912. This broadside advertises the dates of the 1849 festival, September 4-7, the ticket prices, opening of doors, general directions, dress ball information, entrances, and carriage information. J. F. Ledsam, chairman. Measures 14" x 9".
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932 R. J. Levis, M. D. Handbill Advertisement for Levis Metallic Splints. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
A 4" volvelle printed on both sides with assistance for twenty (20) emergency situations from  Asphyxiation and Alcohol Posiging to Arteries Bleeding, Fractures, Heat Exhaustion and Wounds. Each side include two die-cuts  one for the injury and the other for Symptoms and Treatment.  One side has an illustrations  depicting a skeleton with the vascular system, denoting Arteries and Points of Pressure for Controlling Hemorrhages.  This side also includes  basic eight (8) points of first aid for most vascular related first aid.  The reverse illustrates Artificial Respirations along with the information on the wheels. In original sleeve. . A two-sided handbill promoting the 'Levis' Metallic Splint' which were made from copper and as such much lighter and comfortable than the other options of the day, which were mostly made out of wood. The circular was advertising a set of 21 pieces for $15 and features splints to be used for various finger, arm, or leg injurious. The splints in the set came in both child and adult sized. There are seven illustrated examples of the splints in use. The creator of this splints was Richard J. Levis, a Civil War doctor who was a surgeon at the Pennsylvania Hospital. While the there is no date on the circular, Leach & Greene appear to have been in business at the Tremont Street location in the late 1880 to the early 1890s. Some of the same illustrations found on the circular were also used in a variety of medical supply catalogues around the same time. Single sheet, double-sided, green paper. Measures 9 3/4" x 5 3/4".
 The Tripod of Analeptic Therapy . Henry Pharmacal Co..Louisville, KY.[1905] The Blood Washing Method:a restorative and creative revelation for ideal perfection. Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co..New YOrk.1923
A booklet describing the benefits of Analeptic Therapy, and the specific drugs used in the process: Henry's Three Chlorides and Henry's Tri-Iodides. Henry's Three Chlorides was made from iron, mercury, and arsenic, and was supposed used to treat chorea, chlorosis or anemia. The three elements of the drug supposedly worked in conjunction with one another as, "it is a well-known fact that the simultaneous exhibition of small does of arsenic and bichloride of mercury, besides augmenting markedly the action of iron, prevent entirely the disturbances of digestion the constipation, headache and tendency to vascular congestion and hemorrhage which oftentimes follows the use of any iron preparation for a considerable length of time. The small dose of arsenic seems to diminish excessive sensibility of the stomach." The second drug, Henry's Tri-Iodides, was made from colchicine (anti-inflammatory), decandrin (plant), solanin (steroid glycoside, poisonous), sodium salicylate (sodium salt of salicylic acid), and iodic acid (iodine), and was supposed to treat gout, rheumatism, sciatica, neurasthenia, defective elimination and other diathetio diseases. The last page of the booklet is an add for Henry's Ichtyhol soap, a medical soap for skin issues.  20 pgs. (including printed wrappers) OCLC 0 (Jan 2019) Measures 7" x 5".. Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine.
Student Work - Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ..1871-1872 Horace Carr Trade Catalogue for Single View Projectors from the Buckeye Stereopticon Co. with Paper Slide in Cover.. Buckeye Stereopticon Company.Cleveland, OH.1909
Two (2) sets of manuscript student exercises created by a Frist Year MIT student. The first is titles Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss with five (5) plates and 50 problems.  Measures 9 1/2" x 13 1/2".  The second is 12 of 13 plates (No. 7 lacking) with an array of drawings including  Rivets drawn full size,  Angle and T iron,  Eccentric, drawings from models and Problems from Projections.  Measures 13 1/2" x 20". . A trade catalogue for the Buckeye Stereopticon Company, founded by Walter L. McCaslin, which produced a variety of magic lanterns and stereopticons. This catalogue is for models A-D of the "Little Buckeye". First produced in early 1909, the "Little Buckeye" was a postcard projector, that would be renamed the Mirroscope by Christmas of that same year. What is unique about this trade catalogue is the pull up aper slide demonstrator. The pocket fold front cover has a white illustrations of a projector with light streaming out of it. At the edge of this light is a oval cutout where the picture would be projected. A card housed in the pocket of the cover pull ups to depicts a film reel illustration of a cat chasing and failing to catch a mouse. Black wrappers, 6 pages, plus pull out card. Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" (includes pull out card height).
Dr. V. M. Pierce Dream Book, Bridal Superstitions. World's Dispensary Medical Association.Buffalo, NY.[1920]  The  Horoscope Prepared for George A. Coffman, Ft. Worth TX. .Chicago IL.1904
A short booklet by Dr. V. M. Pierce, that in addition to advertisements for his various patent medicines, also has information on dream interoperation and bridal superstitions. Occurring to the booklet, in dreams different objects meant different things, and even the same object in different contexts could mean various things. For example, "A Bear - To dream that you have seen a bear means you have a rich, cruel, and audacious enemy. If it is running, happiness for you.", "Blood - If you see blood, it's a good sign. You will fall heir to riches. To lose blood signifies sorrow and disappointment.", and "Hills - To dream of climbing and traveling over hills signifies good." The bridal superstitions listed are both to tell if someone will be married soon, and how to ensure a blessed marriage. For example, a white pigeon near a house means that someone within will be married within a year, also, when leaving the church after the wedding ceremony, one must be sure to step out with the right foot first, or risk bad luck. The majority of the book is actually taken up by testimonials of different woman who were cured using Dr. Pierce's products. Some of the titles of these testimonials are: "Nerves in Bad Condition, Could Not Sleep, Back Ached - Took Favorite Prescription" "Was Confined to Bed Four Weeks - Now Does Housework Easily", and "Stomach Too Weak to Digest Food, Medical Discovery Gave Relief". At the back of the booklet are two tear out pages, one is a blank form for the reader to fill out so that they might get a free medical consultations, and the other is to order the book "The People's Common Sense Medical Advise, Complete Edition." The front cover features an image of two women consulting an old man with a book on symbolism in dreams. 32 pgs. Staple binding. OCLC 8 (Jan 2020) Measures 5 1/2" x 4". 8 manuscript page report. Begins with a birth chart and Aspects nad Positions of the Planets followed by Delineation of Character, etc: you know how and what to aim for, Faults to be corrected: guard against losing your temper), Matrimonial Prospects: partner shall be your equal soically and intellectually, General Life Reading: Old people will be your friends mostly during life. The first three (3) pages are general overview of those born on that date and their characteristics followed by General Observations: To illustrate, George Comb, a very learned Professor tried for seven years to master the multiplication table and be able to remember it over night, but could not. Therefore it was time wasted for him to study mathematics..." This is followed by a page titled Health: based on the information this person was born at the most unfortunate time and will have numerous health problems. This followed by a quarter sheet inserted advertisement printed in red ink titled Four Reasons Why You Should Have the $25.00 Life Reading. The final page is titled Recapitulation which indicates caution is required in this individuals life and concludes with a statement indicating that this person should really have the $25.00 that will provide much more information....Measures 11" x 7 1/2. The writer of the horoscope is not identified.
Arthur H. Chandler Requirements for Co-Operation Between Hospitals and Funeral Directors. ..[1926] Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
This booklet contains a speech that was first delivered by Arthur H. Chandler at the New England Hospital Association Conference in May 1925. This speech gave a fictional telling of the death of Mr. Bank's niece and the subsequent miscommunications between the hospital and funeral home in regards to the care of her body, and ultimate dissatisfaction due to this that Mr. Banks had in regards to the resulting look of his niece. This story was used as a means of exemplifying the issues funeral directors were having in preparing bodies for viewing after an autopsy had been performed. After his speech, is a recording of the discussion which followed by a panel of members of the association. After there is a report of the committee regarding the issue, possible solutions, as well as examples of possible autopsy consent forms and a proposal for a standardization of autopsy methods. In addition to the text there  is a simple illustration of the human body detailing the proposed incision locations. This speech, discussion and report was later published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal Vol. 194, No. 16, in April of 1926. This item is a reprinting of that article. There is no information regarding the publication date or time of this particular edition. 22 pps. Green wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9" x 6". A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s..
 Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900  The Browder Life-Savings Net:  A Wonderful Invention - Adopted by the Government at Washington D.C. and Every Truck Carries a Net. The Cory-Patterson MFG. CO.Greenfield, OH.ca. 1910
Two pieces of advertising materials for Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children. The first item is a 16 pp (including covers) booklet advertising Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, as well as other products sold by the manufacturer, including Mother Gray's Aromatic Leaf (a medicinal tea for digestive health) and Allen's Foot Ease (a powder to help with achy feet). The Sweet Powders was supposedly an all-natural remedy developed by a nurse, known as Mother Gray, who worked at the Children’s Home in New York City. While the powders were originally meant to treat pinworms, they were also soon used to treat a variety of other ailments, such as headaches, fever, and constipation. While it is unknown if there is any truth to who Mother Gray was, the product itself was distributed and marketed by Allen S. Olmstead who owned a proprietary medicine company. The powders weren’t exactly made from ‘all-natural’ ingredients, the main ingredient was actually calomel (mercurous chloride), which could be toxic if used regularly, causing mercury poisoning. Other ingredients were licorice, slippery elm, anise, sulfur, bicarbonate of soda, sugar (hence the word sweet in the name) and mandrake (also poisonous). The second item is a paper doll of Mother Gray, who supposedly was a nurse, specializing in children's health. The "walking" paper doll has feet on the bottom that rotate as you push it across a table. The pocket of the dress has an insert so that you can have something sticking out of the pocket. The back states that the doll was made by J. B. Carroll Co. Measures 5 3/4" x3" (booklet), 6" x 2 1/2" (paper doll) . Minor toning due to age. 30pp.  Gray-brown paper cover with stapled binding. Cover has a a decorative illustration of a flower arrangement on a small table, with a border around the outside edges. This marketing pamphlet was made by the Cory & Patterson manufacturing company to promote their product 'The Browder Life-Saving Net'. Invented  around 1901, the net consists of a large, circular metal frame with  tightly stretched canvas across it. When unfolded, the canvas can catch a falling person and, by attaching the canvas to the hoop with hinges, the weight falls towards the center, protecting those holding the net from the accumulated force. This pamphlet is filled with testimonials from all around the United States, telling stories of the net in action, accompanied by numerous photographs. All praising  the Browder Life-Saving net, the excerpts from letters and news articles talk about the new invention, and the numerous public demonstrations of its capabilities, many of which consisted of a man jumping off of a building to prove that the net was safe.   Measures 9 1/2" x 6"..
 Trade Catalogue - Washfountain, an Industrial Wash Basin for Multiple Users. Bradley Washfountain Co..Milwaukee, WI.1924 T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852
Embossed illustrated card stock wraps depicts image of a group of women washing their hands under a washfountain.  Spidered tissue free end papers.  Tipped in page atop cover page with images of certificates of approval and department of labor acknowledgments. Color exterior of the building.  The introduction describes the three year old companies success  with placement of it's products in factories railway and comfort stations, clubs, hotels, schools, orphanages, office buildings and more.  This is followed by an explanation on how they are used and what they really are.   Essentially a wash basin or sink that can be used by a number of people at one time. This is followed by product specifications, composition materials such as marmorite, granite and ceramic, plumbing diagrams and much more.  Images from photographs throughout of operational washfoutains and their locations.  All are top[ed] with soap dispensers.  Measures 11" x 8".. 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
C Williams Child's Natural History of Birds. Loomis and Peck .Philadelphia.1847 Stephen Paine Thermometer, Urinometers, Hydrometers... Flyer by Stephen Paine. Paine & Webster.Providence, RI.[1860]
191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding with gilt stamp of eagle. Gilt fore edge. Miniature book. There are forty -seven (47) different birds described in this book. The bird's size, characteristics, coloring, migratory habits, and habitats are detailed for the reader. Each section also comes with a picture of the birds it's describing. Therefore, including the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-eight (48) wood cut, black and white illustrations. The last page of the book lists other "miniature juvenile" produced by the publisher Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4".  . Moderate to heavy cover wear, particularly on the back strip. The interior pages show moderated toning and some foxing due to age.  The first two interior blank pages have inscriptions by previous owners, both in pen and pencil. Stephen Paine was a manufacture and dealer of scientific items, but more specifically, optical Goods. Opening in 1860, with his partner Mr. Webster, his shop on Westminister St, in Providence, RI, sold spectacles, eyeglasses, opera glasses, and optical glasses, optical goods, and fine jewelry. This particular single-fold trade catalogue for the store lists inventory on a variety of glass thermometers, hydrometers, urinometer, and lactometer. The flyer claims that the store has "one of the largest stocks in New England" and that "especial [sic] attention given to selecting first-class, accurate Thermometers for Mechanical uses." Measures 10" x 8" (unfolded).
Professor C. M. Holway, Manuscript Horoscope erected for Mr. William Hill, Born Monday, Nov. 26th 10:45 pm, 1877, Moosup, CT. Scientific Astrologer.Providence RI.Nov. 26, 1900  The Lightning Calculator! A New and Valuable Arithmetic, by the World Renowned Mathematical Phenomenon! and Lightning Calculator!. E. G. Wright & Co..Cincinnati, OH.1872 (patent)
8 manuscript page report. Begins with a birth chart and Aspects nad Positions of the Planets followed by Delineation of Character, etc: you know how and what to aim for, Faults to be corrected: guard against losing your temper), Matrimonial Prospects: partner shall be your equal soically and intellectually, General Life Reading: Old people will be your friends mostly during life. Questions to be answered: four (4) specific questions answered about business and travel, Special Caution: during the next two years you should be very careful..., Prospects for the years 1901 and 1902...: During the first three weeks in May, 1901 and the first three weeks in June of the same year be very cautious...  Measures 10" x 8". . An 11 3/8" x 6 1/4" broadside promotion for the Lightning Calculator.  It describes the functionality as so simple a child could understand it. It provides invaluable secrets of bookkeeping and arithmetic for every merchant among other things.  Concludes with testimonials from the New York Evening Post, Scientific American, Louisville Daily Journal, New York Ledger and the New York Times.  Priced at 50 cents or five (5) for $2.00.  Decorative devices on border.  Reverse is blank. .
 Lampe Fumivore Hygienique, a bout de platine incandescent pour purifier l'air des appartements [Fumivore Hygienic Lamp, Incandescent platinum end to purify the air of apartments]. Muller, L..Paris.c1889 Milwaukee Sanitarium for Nervous and Mental Diseases Milwaukee Sanitarium For Nervous and Mental Diseases. .Wauwatosa, WI.[1915]
This booklet is a deco advertisement for patent medicine, which in this case is a crystal falcon meant to purify the air. It was sold in a wide variety of colors and styles, as depicted on the back cover, along with several scents. It was advertised as being great at clearing out bad odors and tobacco. The seller of this item was L. Muller, who was a pharmacist in Paris. The covers are done in three colors, blue, red and black. The front cover depicts a single, large crystal falcon while the back cover depicts 11 different ones in all shapes and sizes, even one that looks to be about the size of a lipstick tube. Lithograph wrappers. 12 pages. OCLC -2 (Feb 2019). Measures 5 1/2" x 4".. A brochure for the Milwaukee Sanitarium for Nervous and Mental Diseases in Wauwatosa, WI. In the late 19th century, care for the mentally ill started to become more humane, and several states, including Wisconsin passed laws to fund humane state run mental hospitals. Due to their overcrowding, shortly there after, private run mental institutions began to crop up. The Milwaukee Sanitarium was founded in 1884 as one of these privately run mental health institutions. It was first run by Dr. James H. McBride, who believed that fresh air and open country were the best medicines to use to promote mental health. After McBride retired in 1895, Dr. Richard Dewey took over. The brochure, printed circa 1915, showcases the improvements made under Dewey's tenure, include the additions of a private "cottage system", training program for attendants, bath house, and a gymnasium with a zander apparatus- a machine designed for passive exercises such as vibratory treatment. The brochure features twenty-five (25) images from photographs of the grounds, facilities, patient rooms, and treatment rooms. At the back of the brochure is a section on the types of clothing and personal belongings patients are allowed to bring, as well as a short note on when and how friends and family can visit. The Milwaukee Sanitarium is still in business today, and in 1954 it changed its status from a for-profit institution, to a nonprofit, and is currently known as Aurora Psychiatric Hospital. 30 pages, printed wrappers, staple binding. Measures 6" x 4".
Lightning Arranger - Device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Lightning Arranger.Allentown PA.1931 Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
An oblong 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" celluloid device with two (2) side by side wheels, with a eight (8) window openings on each side.  One side  is designed to find dominant and sub-dominant chords by setting both wheels to key. It includes Seventh Chords and Major Chords.  The reverse is for all instruments including pianos and violins tuned in C.  One wheel represents Ninth Chords, the other Minor Chords.   Originally had a booklet explaining chord progression and instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure.. Invented by Samuel "Skip" Rapoport, the Lightning Arranger, was a device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Rapoport said his device arranges music mathematically, the way music is arranged. It works by turning a wheel on the device, which in turn reveals the appropriate information on another part of the cardboard unit. It sells for $6 and was manufactured for him by a New Jersey company. The arranger comes with a booklet that explains chord progression, provides instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure. It claims to be a simplified method for arranging orchestrations. Literature on the device claims it's good for musicians, arrangers of music, band and choir directors, orchestra leaders, music instructors, supervisors, students of music, singers, accompanists, music teachers, beginners and composers. 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.
H. E. Schulse The Earth.  Uniclok Globe Handbook.  A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931 3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat  ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
53 pp. wraps.  Narrative text with full page and in-text illustrations and graphs throughout.  The globe is  the Telechron Motored Electric Uniclok.  It provided accurate time throughout the world with the aid of an electric lamp socket.   Primary content Uniclok Globe Directions, The Earth (numerous sections), Demonstrating with Uniclok Time Dial & Globe, The Moon, The Sun, The Zodiac and Zodiacal Constellations, Questions and Answers, Different Models and Information.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". . A collection of three items (in French) advertising 'Le Thermogene' a patent medicine product that was meant to help with a variety of ailments such as coughing, bronchitis, flue, sore throat, colds, joint pains, and rheumatism. The product was a heating pad that was composed of soft cotton wadding that had been treated with capsicum and could be placed on various parts of the body. The first item in the collection is flyer (measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/4") featuring a fire-eating circus performer in a green body suit holding the product (represented as large orange objects) and breathing out fire. This artwork was designed by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) who was an Italian and French poster art designer who is nowadays often referred to as the "father or modern advertising." This was due to the fact that he was the first to use bold figures that popped out of their contrasting black background. The second item in this collection is a single-fold pamphlet (Measures: 6 1/4" x4 3/4" folded, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" unfolded). This pamphlet provides simple, and to the point information about the product as well as depicting 6 illustrations of figures show how the product can be used on a variety of places on the body. On the front is the same circus figure by Cappiello found on the flyer, however this time the only color used is in the product the figure is holding, and the fire coming out of his mouth. The last item in the collection is a small 12 page staple booklet that is chalk full of more detailed information about the product. The back of the booklet actually has the image of the circus performer, while the front of the booklet has a roaring fire in a fire pit.  .
Bethesda Sanatorium Bethesda Sanatorium, an Advertising Folding Brochure. The Smith-Brooks Press.Denver, CO.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 eight page folded brochure for Bethesda Sanatorium, a Christian Institution specializing on the treatment of tuberculosis. Located in Denver, CO, overlooking the Rocky Mountains, the institution sits at about five thousand feet above sea level. This high altitude, that is 'light and dry' was supposedly "not so irritating to the respiratory tract, and [it] gives a better opportunity for healing of the diseased tissues." What is interesting about this sanatorium in particular is that it stresses that "the institution is not a hospital in any sense of the word. The Sanatorium is a Health University, where patients are taken and taught methods of living by which they are able to effect an arrest of the disease." Most of the sanatoriums around this time consistently made claims that they could 'cure' all types of diseases, including tuberculosis, rather than stressing teaching their patients how to manage and live with chronic diseases. The brochure also includes nine (9) printed photographs of the facility, grounds and staff. 8 folding pages. The institution is still open today, but is now known as the Bethesda Christian Counseling Midwest, Inc. Measures 9" x 4" (folded), 16" x 9" (unfolded). 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 ¾” x 8 ¼” .
 Illustrated Price List, Chas. Beseler, Manufacturer of Compress Air Atomizer, Air and Gas Pumps, Globe Inhalers, Gas Receives, &c.. Chas. Beseler.New York, NY.1888 Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery.  Magnus Falconar  London 1777
A wonderful illustrated scientific trade catalogue of compress air atomizers and gas pumps. There are seventeen (17) engravings throughout the trade catalogue, some of the illustrations are of:a compressed air receiver, novelty air pump, gas compressor, and an inhaling apparatus. This trade catalog was printed by J. E. Crankshaw, Jobbing Printers on Fulton Street in New York, NY. Yellow illustrated covers. 23 pgs. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4". 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
 Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849 W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848, and is a non-profit organization which according to its web site "seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." Each year the AAAS holds a national meeting, and this printed invite is for the second such meeting in Cambridge, MA, which took place on August 14, 1849. In addition to the invite, at the base of the letter is are the 'Rules of the Association'. On the interior of the invite, it lists the officers in the AAAS. This printed invite is addressed to N. P. Ames of Cabotville, MA (now known as Chicopee, MA). It is possible that N. P. Ames stands for Nathan P. Ames, the co-founder of Ames Manufacturing Company, which was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery based in Chicopee, MA. Nathan P. Ames was a member of AAAS (according to the 'Proceedings of the AAAS, 1896, which can be found on Google Books, where he is listed as a deceased member pg. xcv) but he died on April 23, 1847. If this letter is addressed to Nathan P. Ames it is mostly likely the AAAS was unaware of his death at the time the letter was sent out. Single-fold sheet. Measures 9 3/4" x 8".. A trade catalogue of over 4000 specimens of bird skins for sale. The store was owned by William Frederick Henry Rosenberg, who was a British naturalist, collector, natural history dealer and explorer. Rosenberg originally sold his specimens to private collectors, such as Walter Rothschild, before opening a store in the late 1800s. In addition to selling bird skins he sold mammal skins, birds eggs, reptiles, batrachians (amphibians), fishes and lepidoptera (butterflies). The first 2 pages of the catalogue is an index which lists the scientific families the bird specimens fall into. The back cover features a black and white image of Rosenberg in his store with some specimens on the desk in front of him. The catalog is displayed in two columns and organized by Order, Families, Genera, or Countries and includes pricing information in shillings and pence. A note indicates The care and arrangement of private collections is undertaken on moderate terms. Birds are only supplied for purposes of scientific study and research.  Orders for specimens to be used for millinery and kindred objects are not accepted. Blue covers, 45 numbered pages (including back interior cover). Stapled booklet. A few penciled notes. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 3/4".OCLC - 0 (Feb. 2019). . William Frederick Henry Rosenberg was born on July 24, 1868 in Paddington, London, England to William George Home Rosenberg (1848-?) and Kate Mabel Green (1855-1926). He married Fanny Marion Sparks (1871-?) in 1892 and had four children, Gertrude Roseberg (1893-1974), Gladys Mable Rosenberg (1896-1971), May Eveline Rosenberg (1901-1960) and William Howard Edward Rosenberg (1904-1977). He was an ornithologist and entomologist that went on his first specimen collecting expedition to Columbia in 1894 where he collected insects and birds.  He would return to South America multiple times selling his specimens to collects like Walter Rothschild and Adolphe Boucard. Originally any duplicates he had went to the British Museum, but in 1897 he opened his own business selling his specimens from Africa and South America to the collectors all around the world. Rosenberg was also a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London. He died on February 13, 1957 in Edgware, Middlesex, England
Polytechnic Alumni Association Menu 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association. .Brooklyn, NY.February 26,1892 Dr. Bulter Wilmarth  A Letter between Two Doctors about working together at a Sanitarium and the Use of Homeopathic Medicines. .Lowell, MA.September 26, 1849
A menu from the 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association of the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. The menu itself is rather humorous, with each dish containing scientific names and chemical formulas for the attendees to decipher in order to known what they were having. For example the first item on the menu is "Mollusca. Class, Lamellibranchiata,. Genus Ostrae (Semitesta)" or in other words Oysters, or under Punch it states: C12 H22 O11 + H2O + C6 H12 O6 + 2 C2 H6O, which roughly translates to: Sucrose + Water + Fructose + Ethanol. On the left margin are some scientific drawings such as charts and beakers. At the top of the menu is an illustration of a professor lecturing on top of a small stage with chalk boards in the background.   The menu itself is two sheets, laid on top of one another, and attached by two red sun burst shape stickers at the top. The secondary page is blank and serves as an envelope for the menu. On the back of the secondary page is written, " Norman R. Haskell, Gastronomy, Feby 26, 1892, Prof Mansi."  Measures 14" x / 1/4" (unfolded),8 1/4" x 3 1/2" (folded). The Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1853 by a group of Brooklyn business men and was both a preparatory and collegiate program. These two programs would later separate into the Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School (also known as Poly Prep), which is still active today and the Polytech Institute of Brooklyn, which in in 2004, would merge with New York University to become the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Stampless post. A letter between two doctors, Dr. Bulter Wilmarth and Dr. John Hero that discussing the various patients at a local sanitarium in Lowell, MA, that Wilmarth is treating. There is also some talk about the possibility of the pair working together, either at the current sanitarium or purchasing a sanitarium together elsewhere. This idea for the men to buy and run a sanitarium together does not appear to be a new one, but rather one that they have been kicking around for a while. Dr. Butler Wilmarth seems to be temporarily working at the sanitarium in Lowell, it is unclear if he was asked for fill in for a doctor there and heard about the possible sale of the sanitarium or if he is there as a potential buyer and decided to take on some work there to see if he like it. One thing is clear, that while it appears as though Dr. Wilmarth has respect for the "water cures", other homeopathic remedies are not to his liking, even as he does his best to learn about them and treat patients using them. The two doctors, Wilmarth and Hero, were friends that had first established their relationship as a mentor-student bond when Hero was studying medicine under Wilmarth. The two did not purchase the sanitarium discussed in the letter, but a few years later, in 1851, they would purchase one in Westboro, MA. Below are some quotes from the letter: "But I am in quite an interesting and instructive school myself and I wish you was here to share a part in the labor and responsibleness of the institution.  Here is considerable head-work to do, I assure you - I have about all sorts of diseases and dispositions to deal with and need much wisdom as well as some patience to get along with so many crooked patients, bathmen [sic], cooks, waiters, &c. I have been able to keep things pretty straight yet. We have 28 patients now. Some are doing well, some stationary some growing worse if any thing. It is no small task to answer all their questions, explain all their difficulties, and encourage them to hope and persevere. Some of the are quite homeopathic and want to be swallowing pellets and powders. Dr. Foster has lots of homeopathic medicine, so I give a little hurf [also known as cress or lepidium sativum], and coffea [coffea cruda] and bell [belladonna?] and hyos [hyoscyamus niger] and bryonia and mercurius. But for my life, I can't tell whether it does any good or not." "I hope to return in about 2 weeks, and that cant make a thousand dollars difference with the cold hearted owner. I think - if it does - let it go to the first bidder. There are more places in N.E. (New England) than Grapton or Worchester or even Milford.... It is some expected Dr. Tortes will leave here. I have been invited by the owner to hire, or buy, this their stand in such an event. Here everything is ready, furniture and all for operations. Never fear (if the Lord will) we will do something next season some where." . Dr. Butler Wilmarth was born on December 18, 1798 in Montague, MA to Peggy Coleman. He was an illegitimate child, and while his biological father was never named, Butler believed that he was a man of some note in town. In 1802 he was bound out to town selectman Amos Wilmarth of Rowe, who would eventually adopt him, and Butler would take his name. He began studying medicine at the age of 23 under the tutelage of Dr. William F. Selden. On March 1, 1831 he married Phila Osgood (1806-1859). Together they had two children: Jerome Terome Wilmarth (1831-?) and Phila Wilmarth Weston (1841-1903). In 1841 he would become a convert to hydropathic remedies, after he himself fell it and was cured by such treatments. He worked and established a variety of different bath houses in Massachusetts and New York before establishing one with a former student of his, J. H. Hero in Westboro, MA. In 1851 he was elected President of the Hydropathic Association of Physicians and Surgeons. On May 6, 1853, while returning from the association's annual meeting, the train he was on suffered a catastrophic collision at the Norwalk Bridge in CT. Wilmarth and over forty-five others would perish in the train accident, which is considered to be the first major US railroad disaster. . John Henry Hero  was born on December 30, 1820 to John Hero (1787-1861) and Polly Claffin (1791-1832) in Milford, MA. He had several siblings: Susannah H. Hero (1811-?),  Horace B. Hero (1812-?) Eliza H Hero (1814-1867), Hannah H Hero (1817-?), Izanna Chamberlain Hero (1823-1914), and Edwin H Hero (1831-?). He married Irene Morse Parkhurst (1822-1906) on September 22, 1850. They had three children: Butler Wilmarth Hero (1859 -1932) who was named after John's friend, mentor, and business partner, George Hoyt Hero (1861-1933), and John P. Hero (1863-1865). John studied medicine with Dr. Butler Wilmarth of Hopedale and graduated from Central Medical College in Syracuse, NY. Him and Wilmarth formed a strong mentorship bond that, in 1852, resulted in him and Wilmarth going into business with one another in Westboro by opening a bath house. In 1853, after Wilmarth's death, Hero would become the sole owner. On January 6, 1898 John would die of heart disease, which was a complication of his stomach cancer.
Fred K. Reigner Social and Event archives from the  Pottstown chapter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). .Pottstown, PA.1953-1956 Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
A well organized three-ring binder chocked full of material relating to the activities of this social club for men interested in planes and aviation. It includes over 150 individual pieces of ephemera.  The archive was maintained by the chairman, Fred K. Reigner.  The categories include: Civil Air Patrol Notices 1953 Newspaper Clippings Letters Received Letters mailed and an array of loose materials including the layout of the Pottstown Airport, a revoked Civil Patrol airman's card, an insignia circular, menus and invitations for local events and fly-ins and much more.  For a comprehensive description click HERE. In November of 1953, the Pottstown chapter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) - a social club for men interested in planes and aviation - elected Fred K Reigner as their new Chairman. The Chairman had a lot of responsibilities, especially in the Pottstown AOPA – JB “Doc” Hartranft, the President of the AOPA in 1953, was quoted in a local Pennsylvania newspaper complimenting the chapter, saying “you folks really do what you plan.” As Chairman, Frank K Reigner planned dozens of outings around Pennsylvania and beyond, sending letters almost daily to coordinate their meetings and social events. In one binder, he kept his notes and copies of all his correspondence for the year he was Chairman, leaving behind an incredible snapshot of the world of the AOPA in the 1950s. A two-sided 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated advertising circular for the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 527 Walnut Street, Opposite the St. James Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Woodcut depicts physician examining patients eye with the use of a lens.  Captioned "By this means of examination, the vessels of the interior of the eye, or any disease, or change is distinctly seen.  Enabling the skilled Surgeon to discover and cure diseases that were formerly considered incurable. Promotes Dr. W. H. Kimberlin and the treatment of catarrh. The reverse promotes Dr. E. Y. Munsell, Specialist and Surgeon and his work with spinal curvature and diseases of women.  Concludes with a schedules of the doctors monthly to yearly visits to surrounding areas.   Measures 9 1/2" z 6 1/2".  Edge weara. .
 Cutting Made Easy by Dobbs Brothers New Adjustable French Tailor System. Dobbs Bros Publishing.Minneapolis, MN.1907 B.M. Harding Chemist's  Manuscript Recipe Book, The Psychology and Chemistry of Odors in relation to the Art of Perfumery and detailed information of the formula for "Lemon Creme". ..1890s-1920s
A complete adjustable pattern system in original envelope with 32 pp instruction booklet. The system is mathematically founded upon actual measurements and adjust perfectly to the contour of the individual, so the pattern cuts to measure..."  The French Tailor System has 6 pieces, adjustable to "perfectly fit the individual".  A system of heavy stock pattern pieces which adjust in various ways using grommeted slides.   Includes  pieces for a jacket and a dart rule square.  Envelope measures 23" x 11".   All pieces can be reduced to fit the envelope but extend both vertically and horizontally by several inches.  The booklet provides extensive instructions and illustrations.  Booklet measures 9 1/4" x 6".. A collection of materials presumably owned by B. M. Harding, a perfume chemist for United Laboratories, makers of synthetic flower oils and concentrated perfume bases.  It includes the following: 2 typed pages of equations and graphic formula for violet ether with manuscript inscription on reverse reading - The Psychology and Chemistry of Odors in relation to the Art of Perfumery. 2 page manuscript  with ingredients and instructions for preparing Lemeon Creme, Lemon Flavored disto Water and Lemon Oil Boquet, house in an envelope titled Lemon Creme formula - B. M. Harding A typed page on United Laboratories letterhead titled U-L Ideal Lemon Cream to make 50 lbs. 5 pages of hand written notes with various formula A newspaper cutout for Ideodis Parum Exquise 3 business cards from pharmacists and a newspaper clip entitled "Sound and Smell are Real Things, New York 1894. Finally, an indexed booklet  presented by Creme de Treko Hygienic and Invisible., Maricatte et Cie Parfumeurs.  Within are found over 64 manuscript formulas for various perfumes including Ideodis, scented Witch Hazels, Bay Rum, Jasmine and much more..
Master Walter Willison Stephens A 12 year old boy's journal with in-depth reporting on all fires in his town and baseball stats.. .Moberly MO.1903, age 12 years 4 1/2 months European Pocket Time-Keeper complete with instructions and protective sleeve. J. W. Delamere & Do..New York.1865
A 56 pp composition book with an accounting of Master Stephens in 18 chapters.  A drawing of fire equipment with crossed axe and nozzle is captioned No. 7 Nozzle (with dyslexic Zs). The first 17 deal strictly with intricate details about what appears to be every fire in his town of Moberly for quite some time.  The first chapter describes the advancements of the town and their fire equipment, moving from steam engines.  His writes about company's 1-7 with an emphasis on No. 7, a company started by three teenage boys, Jack Reynolds a lad of 15 and two of his chums Will Hathaway age 18 and Clement Robbers , 15.  The narrative describes their equipment in great detail including information on stopcocks, the length and diameter of their hoses and much more. Chapter 2 begins the detailed recollections of the fire starting with the sound of the alarm bells, through the hitching of horses to equipment, who was working, the distance to the fire and comprehensive details of the events at the fire. "About 12:15 on a mild spring day the alarm rang out no. 17.  The roar of horses hoofs rumbled to it and the doors snapped open.  The hitch was quickly made and so the company leaped into their places, the wagon tore off.  Jack had the reins and he skillfully guided the...."   In Chapter 15 he begins with "Company 7 received its monthly (sp) salary that week and all the bills were paid off and the members of the company received $60 a piece for themselves.    Also two 6-gallon chemical Babcock fire extinguishers to be cared on one's back by modern shoulder straps were bought and placed in a rack in the wagon:.  The accountings continue through Chapter 17 and abruptly on page 37 his interest turns to baseball beginning with a table of pitch counts for Baton Rouge, Mobile, Meridian, etc. The remainder of the book is dedicated to grids of hits by player by inning on various teams, with the exception of two drawings of distressed baseball players. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4".. Although meticulous in detail, penmanship is scrawling.  Misspelling throughout.  A fine 12 year old's accounting. A 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" card with a ring on a string the is to be repositioned across a line of months.  The card is to be positions so the A flap faces the sun to create a shadow line.  If properly aligned the string will point to the correct time of day.  Unfortunately the device can only be used with sun light. Reverse is blank except for patent information. Also includes two fold instruction sheet and original slip case with applied label reading "European Pocket Time-keeper". .
Dr. Miles Paper Doll - Katrina Knickerbocker - I talk for Dr. Miles' Heart Cure. Dr. Miles Medical Co. .Elkhart In..1902 Miniature Manuscript Perpetual Calendar for the 19th Century - Volvelle. ..
A 20 3/4" tall die-cut easel back paper doll depicting Katrina Knickerbocker holding a bottle of Dr. Miles New Heart Cure. The reverse introduces Katrina, a character in Rip Van Winkle and of course promoting the various Dr. Miles with brief narratives and a complete product listing including pricing.  Also includes three costumes and hats.   The costumes are identified e.g. for a stroll on the Bowling Green.  Each costume has product information on the reverse. The paper dolls were offered as premiums for a product label and five 2 cent stamps.  . A 2" in diameter miniature perpetual calendar penned in red and black with turquoise embellishment.  The interior wheel or volvelle  is attached with string instead of a grommet and includes months and days of the week, while the outer sections on the base include the dates and years.  The outer ring reads "A Calendar for the XIX Century.  Time in advance behind him hides his wings, Behold him when he pass'd by what then is seen And all mankind in contradiction strong And seems to creep decrepit with his age: But his broad pinions swifter than ye wind Rueful  aghast , cry out at his career!"  Reverse is blank..
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908 Dr. Miles Paper Doll -Dorothy (Dolly) Quincy - Holding a Bottle of Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. Dr. Miles Medical Co. .Elkhart In..1902
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. A 20 3/4" tall die-cut easel back paper doll depicting Dorothy (Dolly) Quincy  holding a bottle of Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. The reverse introduces Dolly, the future wife of John Hancock and of course promoting the various Dr. Miles with brief narratives and a complete product listing including pricing.  Also includes three costumes and hats.   The costumes are identified e.g. the gown she wore when first she met John Hancock.  Each costume has product information on the reverse.  Includes original mailer from Dr. Miles Medical Co. The paper dolls were offered as premiums for a product label and five 2 cent stamps.  .
A group of 33 Correspondence from Various Automobile  Manufactures to an Albany, NY area Auto Distributor/Dealer, all from 1914-1915. ..  Crop Plant Stimulation Tests, Gaton Hide Mulch Paper. .Glens Falls, NY.1930
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.
In the summer of 1930 several stimulation tests were carried out in Glens Falls, NY on clay loam soil of good fertility in order to identify if adding mulch produced better crops. A variety of crops were used during this test, such as melons, peppers, onions, potatoes, and string beans. In general the findings were inconclusive, with there being little to no discernible effect on crop output with the except of when the soil was of lower fertility and had less natural moisture retention, where the mulch did help. This item includes the 24 page typed report, 40 black and white photographs of the crops throughout the experiment, and 17 cyanotype scientific graphs. There is a list of the titles of the photographs which has the photograph count at 46, however the binder only contains 40.  Extensive information and source materials.  Black leather covers. Measures 10 3/4" x9". Pages are curled at edge. The report is on printed on tracing paper which is toned due to age, and has minor edge wear.
Herbarium Journal with Watercolors. .England.c1900 Marjorie E Bullock Artistic Anatomy, Drawings and Notes Penned by Marjorie E. Bullock. .Missoula, MN.c1920-1923
A charming herbarium journal that can be read in two different directions. If you open the book one way, the reader finds a herbarium with 59 pressed specimens, mainly flowers, taped to the pages. When the reader flips the book and reads it in the opposite direction, instead of specimens, there are watercolors illustrating each entry. There are 43 entries in this section, however only 33 pages of watercolors, because in 10 instances the artist doubled- up on a single page. With each specimen/illustration the author lists the plants common name, scientific name, family genus, a brief description and where and when (month only) the author found the plant. The owner of the journal most likely lived in England, as several of the descriptions of the locations the flowers were found mention the River Exe which is near Devon, England on the Bristol Channel Coast. The water colors were done first on a sketch paper which was then pasted into the journal. Similarly the specimens were pressed and dried and then secured by several small pieces of tape on a separate sheet of paper before being pasted into the journal. Of the 59 specimens, 3 have been inserted loose into the blank pages between the two sides of the journal with no identifying information. Additionally, there is 1 specimen pasted in with no description and 2 descriptions of flowers with no corresponding specimen (the latter of which was not included in the  count). Some of the flora illustrated are: Primrose, Speedwell, Lady's Smock, and Hedge Wound Wort. Some of the specimens included are: Water Forget Me Not, Penny Royal, Long Stalked Crane's Bill, and Scarlet Pimpernel. Black covers, 137 leaves. Measures 7 3/4 x 6 1/2. The University of Montana's Department of Freehand Drawing offered a course called "Artistic Anatomy", and in the course description catalogue stated that the class "will be found profitable, and even necessary to the student who intends to pursue the study of art." This class was a blend of science and art, which is reflected in the notebook Marjorie Bullock used for this class. The notebook consists of notes on the scientific names of each part of the body as well as their shape and how they are connected to the surrounding tissue and limbs. Predominantly focuses on bones and musculature, all intricately drawn in full detail with all parts identified. Accompanying these notes are drawing (done in black and green ink)  exemplifying these bodily features. While there are studies done of the entire body, most are smaller sections, such as "the skull", "Back view of Trunk", and "Outer view of the upper Limb". There are approximately 44 pages of drawings contained within the notebook. Additionally 4 pages of pencil drawings done on tissue paper. Annotated on the drawings are page numbers, that most likely correspond to what every text book she was using as reference to draw from. Housed in a 1" Black fabric, 2 ring binder with embossed border. 146 pages.  Measures 11" x 8 1/2". . Marjorie Elizabeth Bullock was born on January 7, 1902 in Shell Lake, WI to William Loring Bullock (1873-1941) and Nellie Earnestine Nelson (1873-1940). The family moved to Montana shortly thereafter and her father, William, eventually become the County Attorney. Marjorie attended the University of Montana from 1920 to 1923 where she was a member and Vice President of the Delta Phi Delta Art Society and a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta She married Capt. John Henry Ringe (1895 -1943 in September 1923.  They had one daughter together, Joanne Ringe (1924-2010). Her husband, a Colonel in the Army by this point, unfortunately died in a plane crash in September of 1943. At the time he was stationed at Camp Harahan, LA, and he and a pilot were on maneuvers when the plane crashed into the \Mississippi River. Marjorie died in October 1974. Both her and her husband are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Uncut Engraving  Patriotic Perpetual Calendar, American Flag, George Washington.c1820-30 Collection of 110 Get Well Greeting Cards- How we Encouraged those who Ailed 1920s-1950s
An 8    x 11  sheet with engraved patriotic imagery designed to be cut and assembled to create a perpetual calendar. Two (2) tabs to be cut and inserted to provide the days of the week and the months and the days in a month. Excellent. Corner clip on sheet margin.. . A collection of 110 different get well cards, predominantly for children and dating from the 1930s to the 1950s with others 1910 to 2000. A majority of the cards in this collection are light-hearted in nature and intended to “cheer-up” the recipient.  Selected from a 30 plus year extensive collection of greeting cards, the get-well cards are among the most creative and entertaining.  Common threads are humor and depicting people or anthropomorphic animals being cheerful and experiencing improved wellness.  Condition is generally very good, many are signed.  Some with tape marks and light corner bends.  Overall, an interesting representation of socially acceptable means of dealing with illness at the time.  To view the details on the collection click HERE .
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.