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 The Brawnville Papers, being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club, edited by Moses Coit Tyler. Fields, Osgood & Co.Boston.1869 Association of Civil Engineers This Is On The Level : A Menu & Program for the Eleventh Annual Banquet of the Association of Civil Engineers, Cornell University. Cornell University.Ithaca, NY.5187
215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed into commentary on life, as well as memoirs of the Brawnville Althletic Club. Measures 7 x 5 1/4".. Edge wear, partially on the spine. The book is missing one page, it is evident that it was torn from the book. However it appears to have been the blank page before the title page. There is a small stain on the top corner of the first 25 pages or so, does not affect readability, A menu and program for the  Eleventh Annual Banquet of the Association of Civil Engineers at Cornell University.  The banquet took place on Saturday Evening, March 14, 1914 in the A. G. Cafeteria on campus. The illustrations on the menu are humorous, with the cover depicting a man in a tweed suit sitting on a Surveyor's level, with the caption, "This is on the Level, Give it the Once Over". The other two illustrations are under the subtitles of 'Menu' and 'Toasts', with the first illustration depicting the head of a man in the place of where a plate would go with silverware on either side, and the second depicting the head of man, rolling his eyes, wearing a halo and wings. On the menu there are such options as oyster cocktail, queen olives, prime roast beef with mushroom sauce, petit pois a l'anglaise and caramel ice cream. Fatima cigarettes where also provided "furnished by courtesy of Liggett and Meyers Tobaco [sic] Co." There were several remarks and addresses given by engineering professors, alumni, and the president of the association. The entertainment for the night was a vocal performance and two 'stunts', one of which appears to have been performed with a 'mandolin', though that word has been penciled in by the stunt on the program. Lastly there is a page listing the current committee members of the association, and several pages for autographs of fellow member attending the banquet. On the top of the first autograph page, above the header is "G. F. Whitney, Table 7". It is unclear if this program originally belonged to him or if he just chose sign his name in an unusual location. However, he is mostly likely Guy Frank Whitney (1889-1987) who graduated Cornell University in 1914 with a degree in Civil Engineering. 8 pg. Illustrated tan wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Aug. 2020). Measures 9" x 6".. Menu furnished by the courtesy of Keuffel & Esser Co. The College of  Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870, and is currently ranked 14th nationally by the US News and World Report. As for the Association of Civil Engineers, it is unclear if this was a student organization at the University or the University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Third Annual Celebration of Society of Cincinnati. Cosack & Co..Buffalo & Cincinnati.1885  Photograph of Group of Men in Costume, Surrounding the Parade Wagon of E. A. Bloser Wholesale & Retail Jeweler. Elias Alexander Bloser.Newville, PA.[1890]
Titled "Edictum Non-Nobis Solum" - Order of Cincinnatus militia invitation for September 15-17, 1885; the third annual celebration of "our order". annual - seal is marked 1882. Litho with fraternal imagery and decorative elements. Deckled edges.  Measures 14 1/2" x 10". Reverse is blank.  . The Society of the Cincinnati was a fraternal and charitable association of Continental Army officers that sparked widespread conspiracy theories and tested Washington's efforts to carefully manage his legacy. Largely the brainchild of General Henry Knox, the Society was founded in May 1783, in response to Congress's dissolution of the Continental Army. The Society took its name from the ancient Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus, who was appointed dictator in time of crisis and returned to his farm, giving up all political and military power, after defeating the enemies of the Roman Republic. 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.
The Democratic Record: Disloyalty to the Constitution! Sympathy with Rebellion! Fraud! Theft! Robbery and Plunder by the Million! The Mission of the Party Consummated by Tammany. .New York.[1871-1872]  Invitation, Ticket and Dance Card for First Annual Kansas City Flambeau Club . Lisk's Print.Kansas City.February 16, 1885
A political flyer condemning the corruption by the Democratic Party, and more specifically the Tammany Hall and its Grand Sachem, William M. Tweed (1823-1878). Tammany Hall, alternately called  the Tammany Society, Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Colombian Order, was a political organization in New York that was first founded in 1786. Tammany Hall had particular influence over the Democratic Party and New York City and New York State Politics. Tammany Hall was also know for its graft and political corruption, but even more so under the rule of William M. Tweed, who supposedly swindled the New York tax payers out of $25 to $45 million dollars, though later more recent estimates have placed that number as high as $200 million. This 8 page flyer, most likely printed on behalf of the Republican party, details out the expenditures of the Democratic Party between 1860-1870.  What is interesting is that the flyer never names Tweed specifically, but rather the Democratic Party and Tammany Hall. The flyer however does point out some corruption on the part of the Republican Party, but, it continues on to assert that "a few dishonest men may have crept into position where for a season they exercised their dishonest purposes against the public funds; but this much is safe to say: all the moneys stolen by Republican officials during the ten years and half of the rule of that party , is not sufficient to pay the annual interest of the amounts stolen by the Democratic national administrations or upon the sums plundered from the people of the Country and State of New York during the last few years." The flyer ends with this last argument against the Democratic Party: "This is the Democratic record, made up from its own history. It ever has been, and it ever will be, a thieving, depredating, unprincipled cabal, whose only impulse has been self-aggrandizement, though it cost of national treasure, life and honor to accomplish its nefarious ends. It cannot change its disposition and policy in this respect any more than forty thieves could refrain from robbery when temptation afforded an opportunity. In view of history, no honest Republican, no candid Democrat, can vote  for or give countenance to Democratic nominees, no matter how insignificant the trust for which they have been named." 8 folded pages. Paper has rough edges.  OCLC 2 (Oct 2019, one is dated 1871 the other 1872, but appears to be the same item) Measures 9 1/4" x 6" (folded), 18 1/2' x 11 3/4". A group of ephemera from the first annual ball for the Kansas City Flambeau  Club.  It includes an invitation with a "flambeau" or torch image at center, a lavender color ticket and a single fold dance card with an illustration of a scroll on the front cover with cherubs and elaborate decorative border design. The unused card includes 22 dances in the order of dance.  The back cover is bordered with cherubs in a garden with another flambeau in the cartouche. The dance card measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". . Predecessor event and organizers for the Priests of Pallas parade and festivities. The Flambeau Club was a civic promotional group that was initially led by a now obscure businessman named L.E. Irwin.   They envisioned an annual parade and ball that would draw thousands of visitors and enliven the City Market area. The Priests of Pallas parade continued through 1905.
 Menu Dinner to the Officers of The Pilgrims of the United States. Tiffany & Co. .New York, NY.1480  Certificate - Council Appointment as Councillor of State  Earl Chesterfield  Order of Cincinnatus. .Cincinnati, OH.1876
A menu for the dinner celebrating the officers of the 'Pilgrims of the United States', also known as simply the Pilgrim Society, which was a society founded to promote the good will and fellowship between the United States and Great Britain. Among its members were politicians, diplomats, businessmen, famous writes, and even members of the British Royal Family. The dinner took place on January 19, 1904, and was held at the Union League Club, another social club in New York. The menu was designed and made by Tiffany & Co. and features illustration of both the American flag and the flag of Great Britain, surrounded by  wreath of green foliage. At the center of the wreath are two forearms holding champagne glasses, toasting one another. The sleeves worn by the forearm reflect the design of each countries flag. At the base of this illustration is an image of a large ship sail across the ocean. The interior lists the dinner options for the night, such as 'ape cod oysters' and 'squab chicken au jus'. Accompanying the menu is a the seating card listing each guest and their table numbers. Additionally, there are two name cards for a Mr. Duncan and Mr. Ogden (W. Butler Duncan and Robert C. Ogden) both of who were seated at table 1. The names cards feature and embossed design of the Pilgrim Society's logo surround by both countries flags. The logo itself depicts an ancient mounted pilgrim besides a lion that represents Great Britain, and an eagle representing the United States. Above this is an image of a motor car, bicycle, steamship, train and airplane that the pilgrim glazes at in awe. The moto 'Hic et Ubique', which translates to "Here and Everywhere" is at the base.  Printed on heavy white card. Ribbon binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" (menu), 6 3/4" x 5" (seating chart), 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" (name cards).. A 17 1/2" x 12" certificate with images of an anthropomorphic pig in fancy attire and a horse as a police officer.  The King of the Carnival certifies that Thomas L. Jones, a judge,  is appointed to Councillor of State with the title of Earl Chesterfield for the entry and duration of their royal and triumphant entry into our loyal Capital city of Cincinnati.  Signed "Rex".  Rex's embossed seals at base joined by a ribbon.  Letter folds.. Order of Cincinnatus may refer to: The Society of the Cincinnati, an organization in the United States and France founded in 1783 to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the Revolutionary War officers who fought for American independence.