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6" Embossed Scrap Zebra in Natural Setting
Zebra in African Setting
7 Gild Enhanced Embossed Victorian Scraps of - Women of Means & Taste
Beautiful Scrap 3" Victorian Head/Should Women
4” Scrap Winged Musical Cherubs Playing the Harp and Violin
Winged Musical Cherubs
6 1/4" Victorian Scrap - Exploration - Polar Bear Attacking Hunters that are Hunting
Polar Bear Attacking Hunters
2 Embossed Victorian Scaps - 5" Toddlers at Play
Scrap Babies Playing
10" Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap Snow Angel in Rose and Winterberry Wreath - Mica Enhanced
10" Scrap Russian Girl Posing
Embossed Victorian Scrap - 12" Lion Attacking Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse
Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse
13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck
A 13 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a young boy in sailor suit and red cap with fishing net.
A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian
Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6” x 2 ½”, depicting a full body image of the ruler plus the name, information on lifespan, reign and significant events during the reign.
5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly
Five (5) different 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of snow angels.
Scarce 24 Alphabet ABC Occupational Victorian Scraps or Reliefs c1880
A set of  Victorian Scrap or Relief alphabet or ABC occupational die-cut figures circa 1880.
1896 Chromolithograph Calendar
Chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston.
Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck
Novelty Victorian Christmas Greeting - Child Hatching from Egg.  Raphael Tuck
Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck
Embossed die-cut novelty Christmas greeting card. It depicts a child hatching from an egg. Raphael Tuck.
Trompe'loeil Victorian Die-cut Glass of Pink Lemon
Die-cut heavy stock Trompe'loeil glass of what appears to be pink lemonade
Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Two Colorful Daffodil Nut Cups
Two Colorful Flower Nut Cups
American Sunday School Union The Fearful Child .American Sunday School Union . American Sunday School Union.Philadelphia.1857-1859
8 pp. wrapper, with 3 woodcuts. Written for the American Sunday School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. It tells the story of a little boy over coming his fear of the dark. Some wear, cover is tearing at edge, slight toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"..
George Coolidge Shade and Sunshine . Brown, Taggert & Chase.Boston.1859
16 pp. wrapper, 6 woodcuts. Part 3 of the series "My Own Little Library", Tells the story of a little girl named Ellen, who learns the beauty of nature, it ends with a moral. Decorative engraving on every page. Wear on edges of cover, slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/4"..
American Sunday School Union Little Henry. American Sunday School Union.Philadelphia.1857-1893
16 pp. wrapper, with one illustration. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. The book tells the story of Henry, a little boy, who learns that even children can do the Lord's work, in every day small acts of kindness. Ends with a hymn. Slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"..
American Tract Society What is a Star? . American Tract Society.New York.1800s
16 pp. wrapper with 3 illustrations. The number 28 appears on the cover and title page. Covers decorated in read ink. Teaches astronomy through a conversation had between mother and son. Ends with a discussion on God and how we should thank him for everything. The last page has a poem on it "Night comes with every start,/ Making the streams, that on their noonday track./ Give but the moss, the reed, the lily back,/ Mirrors of worlds afar." Intact tear on binding. Two drop stains on cover and title page. Slight foxing. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"..
The Medley . Bailey & Noyes.Portland.1860
16 pp. wrapper with 11 illustrations. Cover is a light pink with the number 2 in the top right. The book is a 'medley' of items and their descriptions. Normally relating back to the United States in some manor. The objects discussed are an Anchor, a Windmill, a Flag, a Tent, a Cannon, a Clock and a Barge. All entries are accompanied by at least one illustration. Sewing repair on binding. Intact tears along binding on the cover. Foxing, soiling and toning throughout. .
 Flowers for the Nursery or a Good Child's Nosegay;Containing Alphabets, Easy Lessons & a gift from Mamma to her Best Love . Atwood & Brown.Concord.1837-1839
16 pp. wrapper. with 14 illustrations. The cover is yellow, and the title page states this is the Seventh Series -- No. 5. The cover states this was published in 1839 in Concord by Boyd & White, while the title page says 1837 in Concord by Atwood & Brown. There are two pages devoted to woodcuts of the letters of the alphabet. Then for every letter there is a slight verse. For example, the letter 'K', "Was Miss Kitty, born in Kent, Her other name was Knight." At then end of the book are six easy lessons. They are morals, told in verse, with each word only having one syllable.  . Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"...
Zelia Margaret Walters The Message of the Tree . David C. Cook Publishing Co..Elgin.1916
14 pp. wrapper, with 2 illustrations. It tells the story of two children who try to get a Christmas tree for the village, even though all the men who would haul the tree are off at war with a neighboring Lord. Eventually their journey leads to peace between the two warring Lords. There is some slight wear to the edges of the covers, and the binding is has several intact tears. Slight toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
The Picture Book; with Stories in Easy Words: for Little Readers . Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.1856-1857
8 pp. wrapper with 6 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the first series, No. 7. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. The books tells the story of a little boy who goes to visit his sister and what he sees along the way. The cover is a light pink with some soiling. There are some very faded stains on towards the edge, it does not effect the text or images in the book. Measures 3 1/4" x 2"..
Little George; or Temptation Resisted. Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.1850s
16 pp. wrapper with 7 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the third series, No. 4. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856 (like this book), and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. At the end there is a poem entitled, "Schoolboy Days." The book tells the story of a young boy named George who is tempted by a classmate to steal a farmer's fruit. The cover is pink with a light faded stain on the top left, and a few splotches on the back. The string used to bind the book is loose, and can be seen through the binding. As a result the pages are the book are loosened from the cover, but they are still attached. There is a stain on the top left of the first few pages, but it has faded and doesn't not effect the text or images of the book. There is some soiling and toning throughout. Measures 4 1/2" x 3"..
Mary Martha Sherwood Master Henry's Visit at Mrs Green's and his return. Merriam & Moore. 1851
24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
Mary Martha Sherwood History of Henry Milner, Abridged . Merriam & Moore.Troy.1851
48 pp. wrapper with 14 woodcuts. Contains an abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. This book appears to have been made from several of the series about Henry Milner called Milner's Toys. The hard cover binding is entitled "The Child's Museum". The stories included in this version are Master Henry's Arrival, The Great Alarm, The Evil Temper, Application and Idleness, Master Henry's Lesson, The Visitors, and Hay-making. It is a hardcover book with portions of the front cover colored in, the back has a list of the titles in the Milner Toys Series. The binding tape used is cracking and peeling along the edge. A few intact tears and toning throughout. Measures 6" x 3 3/4"..
Mary Martha Sherwood Master Henry's Visit at Mrs Green's and his return . Merriam & Moore.1851
24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
Rufus Merrill The History of Joseph . Rufus Merrill & Co..Concord.1843
16 pp. wrapper with 9 woodcuts. The book tells a brief history of Joseph, and ends with a moral for the children. This is apart of a series called "New and Amusing Toys". This book is number 12 in the second series. The cover is green with some tears in the corners. The back cover lists all the books in the series. The corners are slightly folded throughout, along with a little bit of foxing. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"..
A Walk in the Hay-Fields . H & E Phinney.Cooperstown.c1830s
16 pp. wrapper with 10 woodcuts. Tells the story of a boy's walk through a farmer's fields and the animals and sights he encounters along the way. There is sewing repair on the binding, as well as general soiling on the cover, some foxing on the pages. Measures 3 1/4" x 2"..
The Hare Bell; a token of friendship.  Rev. C.W. Everest Henry S. Parsons Hartford, CT 1849
192 pp. Gilt cover, frontispiece, gold edging. The Hare Bell is a modest gift book. Contains numerous verses and poems including "Morn at Sea" "The Floweret" " Epitaphs in Rome" OCLC, June 2016-2. 4 1/2" x 3" light fading on cover, occasional foxing, one corner slight bent
Jennie Album of Friendship, Friendship Album of Jennie, New Jersey.    . .Rahway, NJ. 1874
A friendship album, aptly titled "Album of Friendship", belonging to a woman by the name of Jennie. Her last name is never mentioned. The album is mostly blank, but the entries date from 1874, and when a location is noted, it is Rahway, NJ. One of the entries of note is a poem about "six sisters fair". The title of the poem are the six names: Dora, Jennie, Lillie, Eva, Pauline, and Gertie. The six names surround another word, "Freddie", and within the poem is the line "I have seen six sisters fair, Oh, that I were but a Freddie, In such sisterly love to share." Based on this line, it is possible that Jennie's last name is Frederick, but that is a hypothesis. Another unique entry is a short rebus, which is not deciphered. Please see the photographs. Below are a few excerpts from the entries:
"Jennie, on they album's page
Yet hath fallen no darkening [sic] stain
Type of thine own guileless age,
May that guileless age remain!"

- Juus Amicus [Jus Amicus is Latin for 'The Right Friend'], January, 1st, 1874. The poem is originally by Re. J. H. Clinch, and is from a 1842 Ladies Companion
"This is the second rhyme today, Both very poor in there way:
The sooner I stop, the better it will be
For your autographical company"

- S. R. Ryno, Rahway, NJ, July 22, 1874

Blue gilt blind stamped cover. Frontispiece, 3 plates. Gilt edge pages. Measures 8 1/4" x 7"
Matilda S. Bedell Album of Gems, a Friendship Album of Matilda S. Bedell, Coxsacki, New York.    . .Coxsacki, NY.c 1850-1861
A friendship album, entitled 'Album of Gems' which belonged to Matilda S. Bedell of Coxsacki, NY. The bulk of the entries in the album date from 1850-1852, and one of the first entries is by Matilda's husband, William. This date is done in pencil, while the entry is in ink, so it is possible it is wrong. Also featured within the album, is a dedication page, probably written by Matilda herself, but written from the perspective of the album itself, as though it was a living entity. The Bedell's were Quakers, and therefore most of the entries start with 'Sister Matilda', even though the authors are (mostly) not biologically related to Matilda. Below are excerpts from a few of the entries: "My dear friend, as you have had the curiosity to open one, I trust for any owners sake, that you will turn over my leaves carefully and see what I have gathered. I commenced my rambles on the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and fifty, and as my Mistress was desirous I should not stray from the friendly circle, or at least that I should not go where I should be in danger of bad usage. I spent some time in a parlor, before I fully determined what course to take." - Dedication Page, July 4, 1850 "To my wife: And thee would have me dedicate a line, a sentiment to thee upon this page unsullied is not our secret thoughts , our inmost [sic] souls already mingled into one?" - William, Matilda's husband "Matilda at some lone hour when twilight sheds her mellow tints around, and fancy farms scenes expatiates, Oh! then remember a sister whose good wishes will ever attend thee,  and hope love's roscate [red/red-haired] shadow's may ever mask thy pathway on to joys untold." - Sarah L. Gates, Rochester, 1850 Red gilt, blind stamped cover. Interior pages are various different colors and are gilt edge. Approximately half filled. Owner's name has been inscribed on front end papers, however it is extremely faded. Measures 8" x 6 1/2" To view the item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3KVHGxTwnY9suYxA7. Matilda S. Bedell was born on February 23, 1829 to Jeremiah Bedell (1777-1850) and Ruth Case (1782-1843) in New Baltimore, NY. She married William Bedell (1813-1861) and had three children: Emma Bedell Conrow (1853-1930), Matilda "Lillie" Bedell Comfort (1855-?) and Ellen Bedell Homer (1857-1939). After William's death in May 1861, she remarried Joel W. Andrews (1810-1898) and had one more child, Mary Andrews Crankshaw (1867-1898). Matilda died on April 11, 1906.
Women at the World's Crossroads.  A. Maude Royden The Woman's Press New York 1923
139 pp. Blue fabric cover with gilt title, Printed white dust jacket with author's photograph, frontispiece of author. Contents include six chapters entitled; The World at the Crossroads, Christian Patriotism, Women's Service to the Race, Women's Service to Theology, The Law of Life, and Love, the Fulfilling of the Law. Material in book was first presented as address at the seventh national convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. 7 3/4" x 5" second printing, dust jacket worn, some staining on end paper
Woman and Labor.  Olive Schreiner Frederick A. Stokes Company New York 1911
299 pp. Blue hardcover. Full text with chapters; Introduction, Parasitism (chapters 1, 2, and 3), Woman and War, Sex Differences, and Certain Objections. 7 1/2" x 5" bookplate of John Ward Melville, some pencil checks on pages
The Trade Union Woman.  Alice Henry D. Appleton and Company New York 1915
314 pp. Navy fabric cover with printed spine, frontispiece and five illustrations. Contains 13 chapters, appendix 1 and 2, and bibliography, chapters include "Early Trade Unions Among Women" "The Huge Strikes" "Women and the Vocations" and "The Working Woman and the Vote". 7 1/2" x 5"
Young Working Girls: A Summary of Evidence From Two Thousand Social Workers.  Robert Woods and Albert J. Kennedy Houghton Mifflin Company Boston 1913
185 pp. Red hard cover fabric cover, printed cover and spine, full text. Foreword by Jane Addams, book documents the problems of adolescent girls in tenement housing, includes appendix, 14 chapters including "Preparation for Industry" " Inadequate Home Life as a Cause of Moral Strain" :Mixed Clubs of Boys and Girls" and " Preparation for Young Womanhood". 7 3/4" x 5"
Looking Forward: A Treatise on the Status of Woman and the Origin and Growth of the Family and the State.  Philip Rappaport Charles H. Kerr & Company Chicago 1906
234 pp. Green hard cover printed cover with blind stamp. The book was written to give readers historical information so they can judge future possibilities and probabilities (according to foreword), 8 chapters include "Introduction" "The Status of Woman" " The Family" "Divorce" "Prostitution" "The State" "The Modern Economic System" " Conclusion" 8" x 5 1/2"
The Women's Trade Union Leagues in Great Britain and the United States of America.  Gladys Boone Columbia University Press New York 1942
283 pp. light green soft printed cover, 8 chapters, 6 appendices, bibliography and citations. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of Political Science Columbia University" The book discusses trade union leagues created to "raise the economic status of women wage-earners", includes statutes and cases. 8 3/4" x 6" Spine compressed, some light staining on cover,
The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Marriage State: An Allegory.   G. & C. Merriam Springfield 1832
52 pp. Brown applied printed cover, full text, no separated chapters. A Description of travel to Old Babylon and the philosophical journey taken. OCLC, July 2016-1 4 1/2" x 3" wear on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed
 Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2".
 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2".
They Are Coming: The Ideal Entertainers. ..1904
An advertising pamphlet for an entertainment group in the early 1900s know as "The Ideal Entertainers". It was actually a comprised of over 14 groups of the same name that traveled all over the country. This particular brochure is from February 1904, from a show at Evans Hall, in West Swanzey, NH. The show had several acts including "Impersonations and Monologues", "Life- Motion Pictures", "Richly Illustrated Songs" and "Magic and Comic Pictures" to name a few. While the interior pages of this brochure are in black and white, the covers are printed in tri-colors (black, red & white). The interior pages have several B&W photographs, in including two full pages of two of the head actors in the group, James Emerson and Alvah Green. There is a crease down the center of the cover page, along with some light toning on the back cover near the spine and an intact tear..
Two Tickets for Saint Andrews Society of Manchester Annual Dinner, Saturday November 30 1895. Cuthbertson & Black. Manchester, UK. 1895
Two tickets to Saint Andrews Society of Manchester Annual Dinner on Saturday November 30 1895. It was hosted at the Grand Hotel, on Aytoun Street in Manchester, England. Saint Andrews is the patron saint of Scotland, and traditionally this day is celebrated with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. In Scotland, Saint Andrews day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals. These two particular tickets were sold for 10/6 each, and dinner was served promptly at 6 PM. The ticket did not include the price of wines. One of the tickets inscribed with P. J. Ramsay, Esq. as the owner of the ticket. Ramsay was the honorary Treasurer of the society. While the two tickets have the same design, the color scheme varies. P. J. Ramsay's ticket is white with green and silver accents, while the secondary ticket is ivory with red and gold accents. Slight soiling on the back of the tickets, otherwise in great condition. Measures 6 1/2" x 5".
Ticket to the Fourth Annual Commencement of the Lee Literary Society, May 28th 1874.  Lee Literary Society. Virginia. 1874
This was a ticket to the annual commencement of the Lee Literary Society, an organization at th New Market Polytechnic Institute in Virginia. The ticket is soiled, with several intact tears along the edge. Some of the smaller text is hard to read as well. Measures 7" x 5".
Die Cut Scene of Children at Play with Wheelbarrow with Verse, c1870. . . 1870s
Shows a die cut outdoor scene of five children playing with a wheelbarrow. The girl on the left of the scene is also carrying a jump rope. It has the verse written on it: "Merrily pass the sunny hours of our holiday: All amongst the pretty flowers, As we laugh and play!" There is some slight edge wear to the scene, minimal creasing, and a small section of missing surface litho on the girl in the wheelbarrow's arm. The back of the scene has glue stains on it. Measures 7" x 4 1/4".
Souvenir -19th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Woman, The Ladies Literary Club, Dean Printing and Publishing Grand Rapids Michigan1894Dean Printing and Publishing Co...
A 48 pp souvenir booklet including portraits of A. A. W. presidents, the presidents of the Ladies' Literary Club, greeting by Julia Ward Howe, Officers A. A. W., topics for discussion, executive commitees, invitations, information for visitors, synopsis of the workings of the A. A. W., Brief Sketch of the Presidents of the A. A. W., Poem - "Two Talents," by Frances Lester Rowland, Ketch of the Ladies' Literary Club of Grand Rapids, Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lucinda Hinsdill Stone, St. Cecelia Society and Benevolent Institutions.  Augmented with extensive advertising directed at the enlightened woman. . slight staining on cover
 Autograph Album and Sketch Book created by Employees of the Ministry of Munitions, Drawing Office,  includes Women's Advancement, Fine Watercolors and Sketches - some Chinese Characters. . .Town Hall Anerley, S. E. London.1918
An autograph album with sentiments and sketches created by various employees of of the Ministry of Munitions, Drawing Office.  Predominantly populated by women, as it was the type of work women did in wartime.   Includes sentiments such as "Nature, impartial in her ends, When she made Man the strongest; In justice too to make amends, Made Woman's tongue the longest". Also another titled "Woman" discussing woman's skills, etc. It also includes a hand penned "Each in His Own Tongue" originally by William Hubert Carmuth. A French and English translation on Friendship.  Also comments about working in the Drawing Office.  Also includes fine watercolors and pencil drawings.  Measures 5 1/2" x 7". .
S.J. Stone, M.A. The First Problem: The Soliloquy of A Rationalistic Chicken.  1873
Single-fold circular.  Quote on title page reads "Most suitable for wide circulation wherever ir-rationalism is prevalent.  One of our Bishops says it si 'both wise and witty'".--Our Own Fireside.  Reprinted from thirty-fifth thousand of English Edition.  Inside illustration of hatching chicks and the words to The First Problem: The back page promotes other Dutton publications including Some Elements of Religion, Vaughn on the Liturgy, Rock of Ages and more. Note publishedby E. P. Dutton & Co., Church Publisher. Measures8 1/4" x 6 1/4".  Letterfolds.
Maude Adams in L'Aiglon; A Pictorial Souvenir published with the authorization of Mr. Charles Frohman with Cabinet Card of Adams. Russell.New York.1900
Unnumbered. Paper wraps. Pictorial souvenir of Maude Adams in L'Aiglon.  Cover illustration by Ernest Haskell. Accompanied by a cabinet card of Adams as L'Aiglon. 12" x 9 1/4" 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cabinet card). Edge wear on cover.
 A Ticket to and "Entertainment" given by Abiel Abbot Low (A.A. Low), Esq. 1867. ..1867
Upon his return from a Voyage round the World, at the Fifty Avenue Hotel, New York City, on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 1867.  Low was an American entrepreneur, businessman, trader and philanthropist who gained most of his fortune from the China trade, importing teas, porcelains and silk, and building and operating a fleet of clipper ships.  He was President of the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1846.  Heavy stock ticket measureing 2 3/4" x 4 3/8" .
 Program for City Council Celebration, signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Independence Square. September 1861.  .
Printed in blue and red on white paper. Graphic depicts clasped hands, the Constitution and the American flag with a field of stars in the background.  Contents include a Memorial, the resolution to hold the celebration, Order of Exercise, and Music.  Single-fold 8 Ā½ā™ x 11ā¯. Light surface soiling on cover page; edge wear and letter folds.  
Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s
A 6" x 5" french-fold greeting card with applied die-cut of cherries on the front cover. Captioned "Cheery" Get Well Wishes" with printed cross-stich cherry orchard.  The inside depicts additional cherry trees and a wish As bright as a bowl of Cherries for a prompt recovery.  The back page, somewhat surprisingly has a recipe for eAsy Cherry Tarts.  Marked 1140.  No publisher. Unused..
A Fine Box with Imagery of 2 Lovely Young Ladies in a Rose Garden on the Cover and 20 Trinket Boxes within- European Women c1840. One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.
A 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" pressed board box with applied lithograph on the front cover depicting two young women musing while standing arm in arm in a rose garden. The surprise within the box is 20 trinket boxes each 2 5/8" x 1 1/2".  Each pressed board box is covered with embossed gilt paper with an applied litho on the top of prodominantly a woman or women posed in outdoor scenes.  Two of the boxes depicting courting couples.  One is in the style of the Marie Taglioni fairy.  Each box designed with the sole purpose of retaining ones tiny keepsakes and treasures. A joy to be received by any young woman.  One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.
 Harvard Cooperative Society - "Beaux Arts" and "Reliable" Series Christmas Cards c 1915.
Single-fold5 1/2" x 3 1/2" brochure promoting the Harvard Cooperative Society, Inc. Harvard Square - Cambridge MA. The interior describes the products advising that they are limited additions and will not be reprinted.  High quality greeting cards with sample books available. 1915.
Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project...
A single-fold 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" paper menu with printed outside cover and mimeographed bill of fare within. Well-rounded fare with prices ranging from 25 cents for a lettuce sandwich to $2.25 for Broiled Rump Steak. The significance of this menu is spelled out on the back cover "To help finance its social and educational work, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union maintains theFood Shop, Handwork Shop, Knitting Shop...concluding with the Providence Restaurant. . The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (1877-2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by physician Harriet Clisby for the advancement of women and to help women and children in the industrial city. By 1893, chapters of the WEIU were established in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. In the last part of the 19th century, a dramatic surge in immigration and rapid industrial growth took place in Boston. The exploitation of women and children, crowded housing and poor sanitation, and miserable labor conditions led Dr. Harriet Clisby, one of America's first women physicians, to establish the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1877 to respond to these social problems.
The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York
unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the adventures and people they encounter both on he trip and once returning home to England. Reverse of title page explains first eight scenes of Mr. Pipp's career originally published in "Sketches and Cartoons". This volume is the fourth in the regular series, the first three include "Drawings by C.D. Gibson" "Pictures of People" and "Sketches and Cartoons." 17 3/4" x 11 3/4"
The Farce of Fashion.  James Riddell  and John Berry Riddle Book LTD London c. 1945
Illustrated board, pages split horizontally to create multiple images, color illustrations throughout, cover states "patent applied for No. 24053/45" and "may we divide your attention for a moment?" Humorous look at fashion, the book consists of images of dress over time and simple verses, the page is then split in two and the reader can mix and match the top and bottom of outfits with verses. 8 1/4" x 11" wear on cover, some toning
Gems of Sacred Poetry.   American Tract Society New York c. 1850
256 pp. Blind stamped brown cloth hard cover, gilt spine, miniature book, index in back-first by subject then by first lines. Collection of sacred, religious poetry. 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" faintly inscribed "Mrs. Louisa Witson Jan. 22, 1851"
The Sunday School Visiter Volume I..   General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union New York 1835
431 pp. Applied marble cover, leather gilt spine, bound volume of Sunday School Visiter magazine, index in front. Monthly magazine, January through December, fully bound. Each month contains articles, miscellany, stories, instruction, reports, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" wear on cover, binding cover ripped on first page, foxing throughout
The Gift of Friendship and Casket of Literature for 1848.  A.T. Wilbur Edward A. Rice Lowell 1848
288 pp. Applied marble hard cover, 21 plates, engraved and hand colored lithography. Book contains writings, poetry, music sheets, and plates. Name plate at back says Rhoda S. Clarke. 9" x 5 1/2" hand drawn/colored picture at front of book and name label on back inside cover, foxing, binding loose on front cover
Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
 The Time is Now, Project Rural Conference. NAACP.Raleigh, NC.December 14-15, 1979
A card stock poster from a 1979 conference, hosted at the Sheraton Crabtree Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The slogan for the conference was "The Time is Now" and the poster features an illustration of a African American man holding a pitch fork standing in his fields, surrounded by chickens. In the distance there another individual, which based on the head-ware may have been intended to be a woman, riding on a tractor plowing a field. Below the illustration are the dates for the conference. The text and illustration are printed in blue. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". Project Rural was an initiative developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with the goal to educate black Americans in the need for retaining possession of their land. Project Rural was an acronym for Retention, Utilization, Revitalization, and Acquisition of Land, and developed in the 1970s, its aim was to address the starling static that black Americans had lost 10  million of the 15 million acres of land that they owned after the American Civil War.
Orthochromes by Majeska, (Yna). New Yorkc1930s
8 prints showing women in various poses, most with an erotic element, by the lesbian artist and illustrator whose work is reminiscent of Beardsley, housed in original decorated wrpps. folder. Large 4to. Wrpps., sl. bent at edges. (Privately published by Vera Sundelson) .
Silk Menu - Dinner in honour of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia Tendered by the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung to the American Press, Feb. 26, 1902 + Programme


A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
Correspondence from Gouveuneur Tillotson, Princeton student to Richard V. W. Thorne, Jr. of West Point Academy 1837-1838
Seven (7) different letters written by Tillotson to his close friend cadet Thorne. The letters are newsy in nature and written in an engaging style. He refers to various individuals by their full names with explicit details on their carrying-ons.  . Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became a somewhat prominent attorney in New York City and served on numerous boards of directors. Richard Thorne resigned West Point in 1839 rather than be dismissed for failing grades and excessive demerits. He was a member of the Brooklyn Militia and served briefly in the Civil War and died in 1875. Many of his classmates went on to great fame in the Union and Confederate armies....
5 Birthday Odes & 1 Sonnet Written by Samuel R. Wiley, Written Annually to Silas Leach on the Occasion of (Wiley's) Birth 1889-1901 "On the recurrence of my Birthday"
A series of correspondence from Samuel R. Wiley, San Francisco, CA to Silas Leach, Wilkes Barre, PA. Each of the Odes and the Sonnet are penned in a lovely hand with calligraphy embellishments at the top. Some with red and black borders. Philosophical and thought provoking works by an octogenarian.
A collection of 8  Hand colored Engravings with Risque or Somewhat Off Color Proportedly from the Collection of Jonathan King
Eight different 4to. hand colored prints proportedly from the collection of Jonathan King. The subject matter is mostly risque or offcolor for the day and includes a man dressed as a woman while embracing another man, a woman lifting her skirt to a man"holding her yarn, a woman with outstretched bosom showing her legs while chatting with a soldier, a couple caught wooing on the battlefield, , a woman lifting a man's watch while he sleeps and more..
Proof before Lettering of Les Cent Bibliophiles Menu  for 1908 meeting created by Auguste Lepere - Tongue in Cheek - Woman Stirring a Pot of Books
An 8" x 12" proof before lettering of a fine line illustration depicting an outdoor event of Le Cent Bibliophiles, one of the French bibliophilic societies.  It depicts rings of dancing people in the background beneath the trees.  In the foreground a woman tends a pot of "stewing books".  Printed signature A. Lepere. .
Pencil signed Proof before Lettering for a Menu Du Banquet de la Plume (for Leon Deschamps magazine).  c1900 J. E. Sylvestre
A 5" x 7 1/4" prrof before lettering of a menu depicting a risque scene depicting a young woman hanging from a tree as she attemps to pick apples.  The banquets were organized by the magazine Leon Deschamps, La Plume, between 1892 and 1905.  They were more than just literary events, but of social significance in trying to establish literary space.   Pencil signed by J. E. Sylvestre.  .
Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
Claims the product is the wonder of the age for imparting Brilliant Transparency to the Skin. Miss Edna L. Smythe, South Bend, Indiana, Manufacturer and Proprietor. Reverse includes testimonials. Measures 10" x 6 1/2". .
A professional archive of Ingleside School, New Milford, CT.1900-1914
Contents include: · 4 business/calling cards · music § recital books 1911-1913 (song/piano/musicale) § class song with handwritten marching song sheet § Alumnae song book with hand written flowers to coordinate with the verse · portrait of man · financial records, 1867-1913 § estate records § school payment out, payment in worksheet § receipts-most labeled with the name Miss Ellen B Van de Water  which list personal items such as shampoo and wave, soap, Epsom salts, etc. -possibly ordered for girls at school § magazine subscription receipts § 1867-1893, unrelated personal papers include tax receipts for Enos M Gray · school administration records, 1911-1914 and no date § blank “Ehrenplan card report” and description of what the Ehphren school government system is § constitution and booklet relating to the Ingleside League § a brochure on the Ingleside Bungalow Company (part of the Ingleside League) § constitution of The Masquers (the school dramatic group) § handwritten list of courses § typed list of textbooks for each course § a Weantinaug list of house rules § bound courses of study booklets § 1911 and 1913 graduation programs § 1913 field day program, · a catalog book for the school which includes all information regarding the school-semesters, courses, buildings and layout, staff, goals, rules, costs, etc. · correspondence addressed to Miss Ellen Van de Water, 1910-1913 § wedding invitation, location-Japan § letters from family and past students and/or staff § a request for information regarding school administration · Leather book with birthdays and anniversaries · “Two Stories of Travel” by Daniel S Jones,  printed bound diary · death notices of Mrs. William Dimon Black and Emily Bull Sanford · Two writings, a sermon and a memorial address written by Rev. George R Van de Water, D.D., one inscribed “To Mother    G.R.V.” (George is the brother of Ellen) . Ingleside School in New Milford, Ct was established by Mrs. William Dimon Black (Sarah Sanford) in 1890. Originally named Mrs. Blake’s School for Girls, Black renamed it and created a popular, well respected school. After Black’s death in 1910 the school declined and closed in 1914. Its location is currently the home of Canterbury boarding school.
A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structures. Each is illustrated by A. Beignet. They are from 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, and 1909. Reverse is blank. The largest is approx. 9” x 13”. Few with light edge wear. Some with light scrapbook residue on reverse at top, most likely from one person’s collection. .
An embossed die-cut menu in the shape of a book for a Banquet in honor of Frederick W. Geissenhainer, philanthropic citizen and attorney. Sea Cliff, L. I., NY 1901.
The banquet was held under the auspices of the Tax Payer’s Association. The first page of the menu is an image from a photograph of Geissenhainer. The second page is a tribute acknowledging Geissenhainer’s philanthropy, civic interests, broadmindedness…welfare and prosperity of the community in which he dwells…” The next page is a menu and the final page is Toasts by other citizens of Sea Cliff. All held in place with a silk string tie. Measures 7” x 5 ¼”. .
Souvenir Ticket -  The Scales of Des Grands Magasins du Louvre - c1900
A 1 1/4" x 3 7/8" heavy card stock souvenir ticket from Balances des Grands Magasins du Louvre, Paris. The front depicts a cherub holding up a banner reading "Souvenir Des Grands Magasins du Louvre".  The background is an ornately contrived fantasyland filled with toys. Ch Van Der Daele sc. The reverse has a grid of weights.  The card was apparently inserted into the scale before weighing resulting in the scale embossing your weight in the card.   Light surface soiling.. Just what I want as a souvenir from my trip to Paris- a card that tells me how much I weigh...
W.E. SnyderThe Leathercraftsman; A textbook on LeatherworksGraton & Knight Co.Worcestor1936
176 pp. faux leather wrapper. A treatise on leatherworking by W. E. Snyder who was the director at Graton & Knight Leathercraft Studios in Massachusetts.  In sixteen (16) chapters, complete with B&W photographs, diagrams and line drawings showing patterns and examples of leather work at various stages of completion. As well as an index, and a list of additional references. Covers are leather with gilt-blocked lettering for the title. Interior pages are slightly toned. There is a very small book plate on the interior cover, as well as a owner's stamp on the copyright page. Measures 9" x 6".
 2 Die-cut Hat Cataloguse - Ladies and Children's Hats  H. O'Neill & Co., New York . E. Wells Sachett & Ranson.New York.c1880s
A pair of souvenir catalogues especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats.  The first is an 8 1/2" x 3" die-cut book in the shape of child with an illustration of a girl on the front cover and a boy on the back.  The cover is lightly embossed Fall and Winter.  The department store also features a full line of clothing accessories and household products not included in this catalog.  Each page has an illustration of an individual wearing a trimmed hat and a second unadorned hat. Each with a model number. c1880s. Printed by E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, NY. The second is 7 1/8" x 4 1/2"  with a die-cut circle at base with embossed images of different little girls on the front and back covers.  This catalog is in the same format but limited to hats for adult women.  The center pages list the various departments and includes such things as imported costumes, dolmans, wraps &c.   Printed by Sackett, Wilhelms  Betzig, NY..
Tallyit - Fun with Numbers - Image of Magician standing on Cards tossing "Tally Totals" in the Air.
A 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" litho on pressed board box with a smilar number of  discs. The cover illustration implies math can be magical.  The box sides boast -age 8 to 80 play TALLYIT - an educational game.  The cards have images of the discs on the front and multiplication problems on the reverse.  The discs represent the product of the problems. The instructions are lacking but the objective seems that one cards are drawn and the opponent needs to solve the problem.  A total of 52 cards although not equal numbers by color.  Approximately 60 discs.   . Edge wear on box.  Area of missing surface litho on box apron.   The Maxim Game Co. produced only 3 games; all educational in nature.
Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine
A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . .
Letter re By-laws Amendment Advising Which Woman may Attend Santa Cruz Club Function, Nogales AZ 1911
An 11" x  8 1/4" typed letter printed in red ink  from the Santa Cruz Club, Nogales Arizona, Jan. 17, 1911.  The subject is members of the Santa Cruz Club and The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Content provides recent events and the need to amend the bylaws to clarify which lady's may attend club functions.  The bottom line Ladies who are not members of the Auziliary may be invited only once during each year, on invitation issued by the Secretary. The only exception to the rule excluding non-members of the Ladies' Auxiliary is when an unmarried member may choose to invite such person as his ONE particular guest.  Letter folds. With original envelope.. The Santa Cruz Ladies' Auxiliary became the Nogales Women's Club.  In 1914 it was considered the "nicest" club with the "best dressed women" in Arizona.
Dance Card with Embossed Basket, Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association of Philadelphia, Academy of Music, March 29th, 1875
A 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" dance card with deeply embossed picnic basket on the covers with the letters LDBBBA  (Liquor Dealers, Brewers and Bottlers Beneficial Association) at the base of the basic. There are 30 dances in the Order of Dance followed by Supper in the Foyer. Silk string tie with tassel for attaching to wrist or chatelaine. .
Mid -18th C. Poem & Watercolor - an acerbic commentary on the artifices and contrivances of contemporary womanhood
The hand painted satirical caricature measures 5 3/4 x 9 inches and the accompanying poem is also on a 5 3/4 x 9 inch page.  Loosely translated the verse  is titled "Confidential report on the findings during an autopsy" and begins "The heart was split and perforated by arrows that had entered it a sponge's ____ would have been usefulto suck up the filth.  That Which won her honor is a wreath, now decomposed, has many to knick and is wispy as brushwood, rods for children's rumps" (complete loose translation accompanies the verse. Art is signed in the bottom right "Detiene Fapres Reinhart".  Created on laid paper ; some wear.
Business Card - Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, Window Shades a Specialty, Chicago, ILL c1900
A 2" x 3 5/8" business card for -Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, 587 Wentworth Avenue , part of Hawthorne's Laundry, Chicago ILL.  Window Shades a Specialty  Decorative devices accent "Lace Laundry" giving it a particularly feminine touch. Reverse is blank. .
Vintage Get Well Card with a "Dream Book" to Cheer You Up.
A french-fold 5 3/4" x 5"  get well greeting card with an image of a contently sleeping bear in a hospital bed.   Within is a "Dream Book" tucked into a slit.  A charming 12 pp book of wit and whimsey.  Each interpretation is accompanied by a relevant image of the little bear with an explanation.   "To dream of a banana is a sign you're slipping!", To dream of a muffler (scarf) indicates you are all wrapped up in something (Probably the covers).  And so it goes... .
9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles
Nine (9) different front and back views of coasts for adolescent girls. The look of sophisicated youth The reverse of half of the cards is blank, the other's promote the Hartford Cloak Store, G. O. Sawyer & Co., Hartford CT and their new Domans, Newmarkets, Langtry's, Walking Jackets, Havelocks, Sacques, &c.  Measures 6" x 3 5/8".  Beatty & Foret Litho. NY. Few with light scrapbook residue and clue stains on reverse..
The Album Writer's Assistant: being choice selections in Poetry and Prose, for Autograph Albums, Valentines, Etc.J.L. Patten and Co.New Yorkc. 1880
60 pp. Printed brown paper cover, Advertisements on end paper, string bound binding. A sampling poems and prose to be included in friendship albums or valentine's. An aid to help those those that have "found it utterly impossible at the moment  either to draw from the well of their own thoughts the sentiments they desired to express or to call to memory any appropriate quotation." OCLC: 7 (8/24/2016) 6" x 4 1/4". worn cover, binding coming loose
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834
71 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, hand sewn string binding. Contents include 38 rules for children's behavior (at church, lying, awkward speech, cleanliness, mimicry and waggery, at table, and conversation to name a few). there is a section of eight important cautions like taking God's name in vain, obscene expressions, and of disobedience to parents. Lastly there are ten short exhortations. 4" x 2 1/2". some foxing , inscribed
George BudayThe Story of the Christmas CardOdhams Press LimitedLondon
44 pp. Color applied printed cover, frontispiece, images of cards both color and black and white. The story of the Christmas card, when and why they were created along with many examples. Some images are copied from Great Britain's Royal family collection. There is a strong focus on Victorian cards. 7 1/2" x 5"
James Whitcomb RileyOld School Day Romances  Bobbs-Merrill Co.Indianapolis 1909
38 unnumbered pp. Pictorial cloth cover, frontispiece, color illustrations and decorations by E. Stetson Crawford, illustrations repeat throughout the book, red, black, and gilt monogram on end pages. Children's poem about school day romances that "are the dearest, after all!." 9" x 6 1/2"
Two Weeks Without Pay; Being the Happenings from June 20 to August 13, 1923 - personal journal New York/New Jersey
unpaginated. Paper bound personal diary from June 20 to August 13, 1923, handwritten and made to look like a published book by drawing a title page.Preface from the 'editor' is presumably the author of the diary and begins "The second spoke continues and finishes the last days in jail (school)." July 7th mentions he bought 4 letters to put on his jersey (jeff)n however a letter on August 6th is addressed to "Clarence".
 Album of Remembrance -  Mrs. Loretta Mitchell, 1863-1886. Leavitt and Allen.New York (publisher location).1861-1886
Friendship album of Loretta Mitchell. The first page of the album has an inscription and poem written by Loretta herself. The rest of the album includes short notes from her family and friends, including her husband, Frederick, and her two daughters, Lottie and Lilly. The entries in the journal date from 1861-1886, and when locations are noted, they are primarily Chicago but also mention Niles, Michigan. Penciled in front of book is " L.W. Mitchell 493 Wells St Chicago Ill."  There are four black and white engraved plates featuring women throughout, this includes the engraving on the album's title page. Below are some short excerpts from the album: "No jeweled beauty is my wife, Yet in her earnest face There's such a world of tenderness She needs no other peace. Her smiles and voice around my life IN light and music tune And dear, oh very dear to me, Is this young wife of mine." - Excerpt of poem written by Loretta's husband, Frederick "Friendship is a name, which is few confined, The offspring of pure and noble mind. Rarely we find those who in truth poses This brilliant gem of earthly happiness." - Excerpt from an entry by James Albrines, her nephew Blind stamp cover with gilt embellishment titles "Album of Remembrance". Interior pages are gilt edged. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".. Loretta Wood Mitchell was born on August 18, 1834 in New York City to Jamie Forsher and an unnamed woman. She married Frederick Mitchell (1832-1911) and together they had three children: Charles Irving Mitchell (1857-1939), Lottie Mitchell Wait (1861-?), and Lilly Mitchell (1865-?).
The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950
unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking. 10" x 7 3/4". some creases and wear on edging of cover
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. René Georges Hermann-Paul (1864-1940) was a French artist and illustrator. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". some tears in cover, foxing starting, all text in French, has glassine cover
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 7, Lucien Metivet Juven. Paris. 1907
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930/32) was a French poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". small tears in cover spine, all text in French, has glassine cover
999th Artillery Association Minstrels - Jollification at Crawford House, May 27th, 1898..
A single-fold 12" x 9" menu and programme  for an annual meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association. Stereotypical racist imagery of a banjo player and dancer on the front cover.  The blatant racism persists on the Programme  and Menu page within.  Each menu course is prefaced by a song to be sung by the chorus or an individual. The song titled are written in stereotypical African American vernacular e.g. "Honey You'se Ma Lady Love" The fare is rich with little neck clams, fried soft shell crab, tenderloin of beef and lobster salad. .  The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association was the predecessor to Bankers Life insurance company.
Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
The Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet took place on March 13, 1915. The program lists directors and divisions of the club, the presentation of the Henry C. Peterson Perpetual Challenge Trophy, the menu, Toasts, and Songs. The Menu includes Oysters, Soup, Salad, Hors D'oeuvres, fish, entrees, vegetables, roast, and dessert with drinks to coordinate. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner menu, Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, 1926..
Printed folded  menu and list of members and officers for the Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, Vallejo, California-organized May 1, 1900. The twenty-fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner includes general mess of celery, olives, sweet pickles, radishes, and combination salad; roast of suckling pig a la Roman with spiced dressing and apple sauce; entrees of enchiladas and Virginia pindar cured ham; vegetables of pomme nouvelles gastronome and petits spinach au Beurre; desserts are biscuits Glace a la Californienne, homemade apple and mince pies, ice cream, assorted cakes, and cafe noir; and Club House Old Pipes Dansant "Atopsides". A listing of Honorary Life Members, Past Comodores, Officers, Directors, and Original and Charter Members are included as well as picture of Club House on back cover. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining, separation at base of fold
Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Veteran Association Hartford City Guard, at Merrill's, January 10, 1883...
paper menu bound with string and tassel for the annual dinner of the Veteran Association.  The menu dated January 10, 1883 includes the Officers, Executive Committee, Order of events, menu, and words for the sixteenth annual reunion song. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. 6 1/4" x 4". slight staining, tassel intact but starting to wear
Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black ..
A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. .
A Treatis on the Frank Sidalls Soap and Its Methods of Using for Bathing, Shaving, Treatment of Skin Disease and The Frank Siddalls Way of washing ClothersFrank Siddalls Soap.Philadelphia.c1905
10 pp. paper wrap.   Begins with why Sidalls Soap has better effects on the skin, use in burns and scalds,as a disinfectant, for all housework and most importantly the Family Wash.  It begins with a disclaim "Each little direction in the Frank Siddalls Way of Washing Clothes is important or it would not be given. Folded 14" x 11" tipped in two-sided chart with woodcut illustration of a happy famly washing and explicit information on use of the soap with specific information on the reverse for different audiences including Ladies, Men and Physicians. The product could also be used for washing dogs and as a dentrifice.  Larger version of the chart illustration inside back cover. . staining and wear on cover
Lucretia PHaleThe Peterkin PapersHoughton Mifflin Co.Boston.1924
219 pp. Color Illustrated applied cover over cloth, frontispiece plus two plates, black and white illustrations and color plates by Harold M. Brett, Riverside Bookshelf. A humorous story about a silly family and their adventures. They meet a lady from Philadelphia that fixes the problems. 8 1/2" x 6". wear on cover, foxing, text block detaching from spine
Kay SwanThe Kay Swan Sew-Sew BookBarse & Co.NY.1929
Unnumbered pages includes both color and black and white illustrations. Few with captions suggesting that the items may make a nice hanky, etc. A note on the title page indicates this is a Needlework Book with Silk-Patterns-Needle and Transfers Fourteen (14) different pattern pages' each in black and white and color.  The designs include nursery rhyme characters, chicks, puppies, and circus performers. Each page has numerous transfer images.  Dust jacket with some repair. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".. some wear on dust jacket,
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover.
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
Little Goody TwoshoesMcLoughlin Bros..New York.1850
unnumbered. Printed yellow  paper cover illustrated in black and red, text with black and white illustrations throughout. The story of Margery Meanwell and her struggles. She and her brother are orphaned and Margery has only one shoe. She is taken in and given two shoes which she proudly displays and earns the nickname Little Goody Twoshoes. She works hard to teach herself then her friends how to read and write. 9 1/2" x 6". wear on cover, text block detached from cover
Eighteenth Annual Report of the American Female Guardian Society, and Home for the Friendless, for the Year Ending May, 1852Female Guardian Society .New Tork.1852
32 pp. Printed paper cover, frontispiece. An annual report for the American Female Guardian Society, beginning with the board members, annual meeting, annual report, and ending with the treasurer's report. Page 30 has a listing of the life members. 9" x 5 3/4". wear on cover, inscribed, occasional staining
Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
unpaginated. Printed cover with black and white photograph, black and white photographs throughout. An advertisement and supplement for Chicago Female College. Included are descriptions of study, sample years, tuition, specialties, and photographs of campus. 5 1/4" x 8". slight staining
Roger Gerlin XXXVI Effusions Epistolaires. Rene Debresse.Paris.1939
76 pp., Uncut. Heavy Stock Wraps. Small black and white illustrations each page. Thirty six single page satirical writings. Each page captioned with hors du temps et de l'espace.(beyond time and space). Free end paper inscribed and autographed by the author. OCLC 2.  Measures 9 3/4" x 12 3/4"..
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Three Ages of Woman. .Providence, RI.c1880s
A set of six (6) album cards representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. Chromolithograph with gold background.  Each incorporating the need for woman to be taken seriously, yet with a bit of fancy or whimsy added. As noted in Kevin Mac Donnell's excellent article (ABAA - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Trade Card Designs) there are three secular cards and three religious cards. The secular woman evolves from a daisy to a buttercup and finally a delicate rose.  The the religious woman evolves from a morning glory to a calla lily to an iris becoming more subdued. Although the cards were designed as trade cards, this particular set is album cards, the reverse is blank. Each marked at lower right with margin with word "copyright".  Each measures 3" x 4 3/8". Irregular margins. Edges crisp. 1/8" light edge wear on calla lily lily card..
 Envelope containing hair from A. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery "By Appointment of the Queen" Regent Street. ..
A 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" envelope.  The front is elaborately decorations and contains informatin on a. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery -- By appoinment to the Queen".  Received prize and service medals at the Great Exhibition in 1851. A penned note on the reverse indicates this is the hair left of a Hair quaff change and the fee. Dated June 5, 1880.  For H. A. Heck, DeWarren House, North Flat.  Within the envelope is the hair, wrapped in tissue with Porrer's wafer seal and a second label with a current address. .
 Ticket to Bankers' and Merchants Presentation Enterprise held at Irving Hall c1867, presented by Clark Webster & Co. NCY. ..
A 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" thin paper ticket for a lottery  to be held sometime it 1868.  An elaborate swindle that took money from hopefuls for approximately 6 months. Each ticket was $1.   It was promoted as a $1.2 M give away ...  Some of the agents were arrested while Clark Webster was never found. Each ticket was numbered.  This ticke tis 1191793..
 Francois French Restaurant, 46 E. Colorado St., Pasadena with homespun charm c1950s. ..
A single-fold 7" x 6 1/4" menu designed with naive hand drawn images of the French countryside, with wine as a central theme.  Each vignette is captions in French.  The caption at top is "Gloire au vin". Menu printed in script.  Dinners were 60 or 85 cents.  Complete wine list.  French Dressing was available for sale at 40 cent a pint or 75 cents a quart. Back page blank.  . Light warping
A collection of 24 paper and celluloid cigarette holders including some advertising. ..
Twenty-four (24) cigarette holders constructed of various papers, celluloid, cork, metal wrings and foiled papers.  Various lengths, colors, paper and textures.  The five smaller advertising holders promote a Hairdresser (Max Frey), Austrian hotel, Herman Schmidt's cigarettes, Reichsadlen restaurant in Germany.   Five of the larger holders with white and corrugated paper are banded with the word Hungary. Three have one individual's gold embossed monogram.  The shortest is 3" long. .
Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849
Two letters from Mary in Holliston, MA to her friend, Lovina Emerson, in Southboro [sic], MA. The letters detail the life of Mary and her close relationship with Lovina. The letters are almost two years apart and show the changing lifestyles between the two. Mary is teaching while Lovina is starting a family. They have mutual friends that are discussed along with the happenings in their hometown.
Letters of John H. Wells to Miss Julia Tracy, 1828-1829. ..
A collection of 5 letters from John H. Wells to his fiancé Julia Tracy. Letters are very neutral, only implying affection when signing off. They depict the planning for marriage, preparing a house, what arrangements to meet again, and generic descriptions of what is occurring during his life. Wells does mention interesting topics such as the Anti-Masonry movement, items needed to set up house, wedding planning, religious sentiment, and contain a sketch of a house floor plan. The letters are sent to Tracy in Middletown, CT and come from Wells in Puluski and Richland, NY.
Ladies' Die-cut Embossed Hand Fan with Images of German Poets & Other Literary Figures c1880s. ..
An eight (8) wooden decorated blade Victorian hand fan with embossed die-cut bouquets of forget-me-nots at top, each with an image of a German or Austrian literary figure c 1880s.  They include Henrik Ibsen, Fritz Reuter, Grillparzer, Schopenhauer, Ruckert, Korner, Herder, Klopstock and Ludwig Uhland.  Each blade is 8" in length.  Reverse is bouquets without the illustrations. . Some wear.
 Invitation - Luther Hill Camp No.64.  Sons of Veterans, USA in Camp at Luther Hill 1894. ..
A center opening vertical card printed as a ribbon on a package on the covers.   When opened it depicts an image from a photograph  (perhaps Major D.W. Whittle) .  Includes pertinent event information and two day program.   Also includes a paper tepee that opens, however nothing was found inside the tepee.  Measures 14" x 4" when opened flat..
W. S. Haven & Co. Priners, Stationers, Binders, & Blank Book Manufacturers, Pittsburgh. c1865 - with Presidential Votes. ..
A 2 3/8" x 4" business or trade card for a printer printed in red and black. It promotes the printer and provides the Electoral Vote counts by state for the Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan.  The reverse depicts the popular vote. .
Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
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..
 Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. ..
An 8" x 5"  menu card for New Year Dinner on January 1, 1908.  Fare includes Oyster Gumbo, Fried Westport Smelts, Mallard Duck and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wear and age toning. . Seth Hamilton Moseley, was the successful hotel manager and owner of one of the finest hotels in New York City. Due to ill health Moseley was forced to retire and travelled through Europe and the United States until 1867, when he moved to New Haven and purchased the New Haven Hotel. The hotel gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and it became the regular host for visitors of Yale, politicians, businessmen and ordinary travelers.  An elevator was finally installed in 1887.
 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Skating Stars, Whitman 1954 - 3 Dolls. ..
Skating Stars in three different poses.  All of their costumes are designed for the ice, including a hula skirts, a sailor suit, princess, rag-a-muffin and much more.  Measures  12" xc 10". 6 Costume pages..
Revolutionary Calendar Dedicated to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Louis Prang.Boston.1896
Chromolithograph calendar printed by L. Prang & Co. for 1896.  It was issued under the auspices of the New York City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  Coated stock die-cut in the shape of a shields, each presenting one calendar month accompanied by a chromolithograph depiction of the seal of one of the thirteen original states.  The states represents the states in the order they ratified the Constitution, beginning with Delaware. Each leaf depicts the Great Seal of the United Sates.  Includes twelve calendar months and a final leaf that indicates it was designed at the New York School of Applied Design for Women by Jeanette Van Salisbury.  The reverse includes a table of the Revolutionary War patriotic holidays--each being indicated in red on the monthly calendars.    Includes Battle of Cowpens,Fort Moultrie, Battle of King's Mountain, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, the Battle of Trenton and many others.  Lacking cover page - twelve calendar pages and table of patriotic holidays.  Measures 10" x 8 1/2"..
Dance Card, Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Social History, Die-cut dance card for the reception of the Mysterious Pilgrim Club, Philadelphia, February27th, 1873. ..
Die-cut to outline a human image the 8 pp is held together with a braided silk string with elaborate. tassel with attached ivory topped pencil for filling in the card. The front cover depicts a fine gentleman opening champagne, captioned 1873. The back cover depicts a Pilgrim holding a large book and leaning on a sword, captioned 1620. The order of dance includes thirty-two (32) dances. M.P. Club Reception Program printed in red at the top of each page. Measures 3” x 6 ¾”.  . The Pilgrim Club was originally a non-sectarian organization of men meeting for social, intellectual and moral uplift.
Post Office Department Announcement Awarding Winning Bidder for Route No. 1044 from Durhamville to Oneida Lake NY 1849. ..
A single-fold 10" x 8" notification from the Post Office Department to P. Foland, Oneida Depot, NY. It advises his bid of $45 upon Route NO. 1044 from Gurhamville to Oneida Lake has been accepted by the Postmaster General.  Services to commence on the first of July next.  Signed S.R. Hobbie, 1st Assistant Postmaster General.  Inside pages blank. Folded stampless cover..
Die Geschicte vom Münchner Kindl.(The Story of the Munich Child)von E. Escherich. Illustrirt von W. Schade.  Verlag von Philipp Hergl in München . ..
Title page with printed signature of illustrator dated 1891.  Embossed heavy stock covers. 16 pp. embossed die-cut shape book.  Die-cut in the shape of a boy monk.   Profusely illustrated in color throughout.  A young boy’s adventures in a monastery while living among the monks.  Printed in German.  Measures 12 ½” x 7 ¼”.   . edge wear on covers
Handmade Perforated or Punch Paper Needlepoint “patch” envelope. ..
Measures 5” x 3 ½” with needlepoint strip across that top that has a handmade patch or court plaster envelope attached.  Needlepoint floral array on each side of base.  Floral decoration at top.  c1860s. .
Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll.  Peterson's Magazine 1872 . ..
A copper engraving cut-out from the February 1872 Peterson's Magazine that has been dressed in both paper and fabric.  It is captioned "Fanny's First Flirtation".   Sight view 7 3/8" x 6".  Housed in period frame which measures 9" x 8". When researching the image an editor's note from Peterson's reads "This charming engraving, published in our February number, receives praise everywhere.   The New Jersey Enterprise says, 'What a Frenchman would call, but what some of our juvenescent Americans translate 'the piece of resistance'...
Japanese Book with 58 Different Wood Block Plates of Kimonos with Colorful Patterns and Designs from Nature c1880. ..
Soft cover with 30 two-sided leaves featuring 58 different kimono designs.  Includes intricate and complicated geometric designs, some floral based, some of earth elements, cranes, architecture and more.  Each is displayed as the design on a kimono.  Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/4". .
McMonagle & Rogers, Select Cooking Recipes. C. A. Coffin & Rogers.New York.1880
A 32 pp booklet. wraps.  Middletown, NY. Artistic printing - covers with numerous decorative devices.  McMonagle and Rogers produced premium fruit flavors and was founded in 1868  Recipes for cakes, creams, puddings and sauces and interestingly enough includes a veal loaf and lobster salad recipe.   Presented by H. D. Sackett, Suffield, Conn.  Measures 5" x 3 1/4". .
 Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907
Promotional Piece with image of group in front of building. Appears to have a sign that states "All Are Welcome". The group consists of men, women, and children. Reverse states that the Eastern Branch will close on the fifteenth day of April 1907. "No pupils will be accepted after march Fifth" and reminds readers that March Fifth is Next Tuesday.. creases from folding
 The Young Ladies’ Journal, Gratis Supplement, Christmas, 1892. Acrostic Charade, and Character Analysis.. ..1892
A 4 pp. supplement devoted to Acrostic Charade and Character Analysis. The cover illustration is an enactment of Acrostic Charades. According the author “The principle of Acrostic Charade is, that a word is arranged upon by the performers—as short a word as possible—which they will act by playing a scene either in dumb show or with words, from a well-known subject, in which the first letter of their word is the first letter of the name of the principal, or one of the principal characters in the scene; and so on….”Character Analysis is described as “follows “a game founded upon the true principle that the same thoughts, choices and acts may be the result of quite different motives, and it is to ascertain the motives by an appeal to chance that the game is designed. It is a game of thirty questions, to each of which there are six distinct replies. (with the exception of the first- your name and place of birth) The answers are mounted on individual cards and numbered on reverse. The person being asked the questions is to select one of each number of the face down cards. At the end of the game the person answering the questions has a newly defined character. Victorian parlor games. The final page of the supplement is advertising promoting various unrelated products. 9” x 13 ¼”. . wear on edges, chips, letter fold
 A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888
Two (2) photographs taken of a group of young people while sitting on a porch. It appears as though they are on a holiday or picnic, as several people are holding lawn tennis rackets. The first photo shows a group of thirteen (13) people, some appearing quite affectionate or familiar towards their partner. The second photograph depicts only six (6) rather dejected looking members of the group. Each is wearing or holding a sign that reads “LEFT”, while the remaining spaces have signs marked “TAKEN”. Presumably there was some courting going on between the times of the two photographs, as the remaining individuals were all that were “left”. A sign in front of second photograph reads 1888. Reverse of one photograph marked Benedict – Litchfield, Conn. Photos measure 4 3/8” x 7 3/8” on slightly larger mounts. . edge wear on mounts
 Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902
A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
 John White and his Lottery Ticket-pair with make-do repairs. Merriam, Moore, & Co.New York.n.d.
12 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. A pair of books both John White and his Lottery ticket. One has hand sewn binding and repair with hand colored illustration on cover. The other has most of the cover missing but has a unique cloth hand sewn binding  attached. The story of John White, a formerly prosperous farmer, who tried to get rich quickly by buying a lottery ticket. He did not win but decided to try again and fro then on took to drinking, smoking, and hunting. He tried to get back on track but began drinking and gambling which led to a disastrous ending. 5 1/2" x 3". one book missing cover and hand sewn cloth spine, the other is colored in and hand sewn repairs and heavy staining, both have heavy wear, small tears on edges, inscribed
 E. C. Spink's Classes for Dancing, . T.S. Hammond.Providence RI.
A single-fold 7" x 4 1/2" die-cut circular  for E. C. Spink's Classes in Dancing, Season of 1887-8, Cheapside Hall Providence R.I.  Listes all of the classes including prices and rules and regulations of the school. Back page blank.. crease at fold
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by  Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946
A two page typed story to Virginia Whitley at St. Joseph's Hospital , Joliet IL. 1946. The story begins with I do not know you and you don't know me, but what difference does that make? She had heard she was ill and needed something to bright her days, so Sidney wrote a nonsense story  with the characters Ellalulu, Lally Dee, the Dog --Beauty Belle, Ellalulu's cat- Sput and the moneky.  Accompanied by sitck figure drawings each measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".  With original envelope. Charming. .
Leaflet Promoting Improved Elegant Visiting Cards - Photograph Cards! c1870. ..
A  7 1/4" x 4 1/4" two-side advertising flyer  promoting "the latest novelty -- All the Rage" Improved Elegant Visiting Cards  -- with your photograph.  Photographs of the individual were sent to Star Photo Co., 129 Tremont Street, Boston who would produce cards on demand by dozen.  The buyer was encouraged to send multipe photos to have different poses for different purposes. Two illustrations. . wear on edges
Raphael Thomson, Lith. . La Fille De madam Angot, Quadrille by Charles Coote. .  Boosey & Co. .London.c1870
11 pp sheet music with illustrated cover depicting revelers at the Carnival. Music within. The back cover lists new dance music available through Boosey & Co.. Measures 14" x 10 1/4. . Minor edge wear and toning. Cabinet card covers are detached.
Travel Journal for European Grand Tour, July 27 – August 30 with detail on each locale while traveling through Great Britain, France and Italy.  C1880s.  Thirza Merriam Rowley.. ..
A collection of 30 legal size pages of narrative describing the itinerary from a European grand tour taken by most likely Thirza Merriam Rowley wife of H. Curtis Rowley and daughter of Homer Merriam. The journal of loose pages is structured by date and provides a daily accounting by specific locations visited and recounts of activities including sites seen, commentary on modes of transportation, local customs and brief references to her traveling companions.   She was accompanied by a Gardner, who may have been her bother Arthur Gardner Merriam.   She was not hesitant in expressing her opinion of areas and seemed to show a strong interest in landscaping, stone buildings, and the most ancient locations.   Travel began on July 27 and concluded on August 30. Found in the family papers of Arthur Rowley.  For a comprehensive summary of the travels click HERE (#) $375.00 . paper chipping and brittle
Shakespeare. Mr. Cooper and Miss Cooper in Much Ado About Nothing.  E.G. House.National Theatre, New York City.1838
A 12 1/4" x  6 " broadside or playbill promoting a comedy starring the Coopers concluding with a farce titled Advice Gratis! Wednesday Evening, September 12, 1838.  Also includes information on future events, pricing information on single appearance to seasonal tickets.   . The National Theatre had a larger fire in 1839 and was demolished in 1841.. Edge wear and surface soiling.
Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Harper & Brothers.New York.1917
285 pp. Cloth cover with stamped frame around applied color illustration, frontispiece, 7 color plates. Illustrated by Franklin Booth. The story of two boys who look identical but live very different lives. One, Tom Canty,  an abused pauper and the other, Prince Edward, son of King Henry VI. 9 1/4" x 7" . inscribed in pencil, owners exlibris, foxing, text block loosening from binding
Invitation and Ticket to The New York Republican Association of Washington DC, 1870. . Gibson Bros. ..1870
A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp.  Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse.  Ornately decorated.  With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City. Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority. . Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
 Stephen E. Quayle. Georgia State High School League Debate - Position, NEGATIVE  Resolved, that the federal government should subsidize the southern states for education of Negroes. ..924
Manuscript Outlook on the Negro Common Schools and Negros in America including quotes from the International Encyclopedia of Negro Education.  Followed by a section on the "Southern Defender of Negro Education".  Also includes  histories, facts and arguments presented by a high school debater in 1902.  Background information on the Tuskegee School, Peabody Fund, Slater Fund, General Education Board,  Population statistics by state.  A portion of the presenter's arguments was " The federal government has also subsidized the Indian for his education; but in this attempt it also did not succeed for while there are a few bright Indians the majority are densely ignorant. Now if the federal government has failed in these two and in the case of the Western reserve found it would be no more successful in the education of the negro than it has been in the education of the Indian.":   Presented in hardcover leather copybook. Approximately 50 pages of manuscript.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2'. .
Polly Fancher. Correspondence Between Siblings, Clinton, NY, 1827. .Clinton, NY.1827
A letter, dated November 3rd, 1827, from Polly Fancher to her brother Bela a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. The missive goes through the general health of the whole family. The only one current ill, is their father who is suffering from an inflammation of they eye, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence for him. The letter continues on to mention that Bela will be getting some visitors soon, his brothers! Towards the conclusion of the letter Polly begins to discuss some financial struggles and her hopes that he is doing well. Measures 12 1/4" x 7 1/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Minimal toning due to age. A small tear along the crease folds on the page of the letter. The front of the half fold has a 4 in tear along the fold crease.
Statement for the Purchases of Crockery due to the Estate of John Ginley, Gettysburg, PA, 1812. .Gettysburg, PA.1812
A statement for a bill rendered to Joseph M Ginley and the estate of John Ginley on January 22, 1812.  The original purchase was for $100.90 worth of crockery on May 2nd, 1811 from the firm of O'Neil and Boyd. It was agree that the sum would be payable at 90 days with interest staring after 3 months. It was sworn before a judge. The bottom of the statements notes that the bill was paid in full, with interest for a total of $103.92 April 27th, 1912. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Toning due to age, some small tears along the fold creases. A small section of the back page of the letter is missing, this does not affect the actual text of the letter.
Burr Wendell. Thoughts of a Young Boy, Four Essays - Summer, Honest, Perseverance and Work. ..c1860s
A young boy during the civil war writes his thoughts on "Summer", "Honest", "Perseverance" and "Work". "Summer" is a simple recounting of what the season of summer is like, from children at play to the slow ripening of apples on the trees. In "Honest" the boy comes to the conclusion that if one starts to lie about the 'little stuff', that leads to lying about the 'big stuff'. "Perseverance" emphasis the importance of never giving up. Perhaps the most interesting of the four pieces, is the boy's thoughts on "Work". He starts off the missive by emphasis the value of hard work, but then continues on to describe the types of work the men around him are doing. Such as an unnamed fort that they are building to protect them from the rebels and their "bullets and cannon balls". Along with others making, rifles, pistols, cannons, drums and shoes. He continues on to mention that some of the men have fought in previous Civil War battles, including Battle of Roanoke Island, Battle of Fort Donelson, and Battle of Fort Sumter (the note actually mentions Fort Johnson which was involved in that battle). The front of each letter is named "Burr Wendell" # 1, 2, 3, or 4.. All but #4 (Honest) have little drawings on the front. Largest Measures:12 3/4" x 8".. The letters have some stains on them, due to the writer trying to correct some spelling and grammar mistakes.
A Grand Musical Soiree Invitation, featuring Geogre W. Dixon, March 26, 1835. .Massachusett.March 26, 1835
An invitation printed on green paper, with decorative border. It invites you, at the cost of 25 cents with "proceeds to be given to some Charitable Institution" to come to a grand musically soiree. There George W. Dixon, the 'American Melodist' will perform his 'Classical Illustration and Patriotic Songs.  At the bottom of the invite is a small hand written note that says "Abigail come to the Service." Measures 7 1/2"  4 3/4". Some marks around the original crease folds. Small red dots stains on the top. Otherwise fine. Dixon was  was an American singer, stage actor, and eventually a owner and editor. In the early 1800s, he rose to prominence as a blackface performer, possibly the first American to do so, after performing "Coal Black Rose" and "Zip Coon" the later which became one of his most famous acts. The more famous Dixon became the more he was able to include in his shows satire and political commentary. By the 1830s, Dixon began to express serious interest in journalism, eventually bought and edited the 'Dixon's Daily Review' a small paper Lowell, Massachusetts, a small town growing out of the Industrial Revolution. The paper supported the Whig Party, Radical Republicanism, and the working class. It also explored morality and women's place in the rapidly changing society of the urban North. This outspoken tone, while appreciated by the working class of the times, did not win him many friends. He was forced to sell his paper by the end of the year. He would spend much of his later career in New York, publishing articles that exposed the misconducts of the rich, and how they preyed on the lower classes. His articles often resulted in violence, with either himself or the subject(s) of the article being attacked. He also was in court numerous times, on charges of libel and wrongful death. He was even sentenced to 6 months of  hard labor once. Dixon later retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1840s. He died on February 27, 1861 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Bernard H Martin and William L. Martin Jr.. Silver Stallion, Sequel to Lighting: A Cowboy's Colt. Tell Well Press.Kansas City, MO.1949
29 pp. (unpaginated) children's book, tells the story of Danny Morgan, his cousin Melissa, and their friend Eagle, an Indian boy, as they solve the mystery of the phantom silver stallion. Called a "corking good story", it is chalk full of vibrantly colored, or charming black and white illustrations on nearly every page. A must for any child horse lover. Measures 10 3/4" x 8". Both the board covers and the dust jacket show edge wear, particularly on the lower end of the back strip. There is a small piece of missing surface litho on the back of the dust jacket as well as a small stain. The covers themselves have a several small stains on the lower corners. Interior pages are fine.