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Scrap Lion Zebra in African Setting
Winged Musical Cherubs Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens Two Colorful Flower Nut Cups
paper book, possibly missing cover, string sewn in and tied to bind. Childhood is a book of verses with the chapters; Going to School, School, Writing, See-Saw, Repeating, I Spy, and Swinging. The end of the book admonishes children to "repay their tender parents with filial regard and kind offices." 3 1/4" x 2" . possible missing cover, worn , foxing Scrap Babies Playing
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 224 pp.  Deep blue leather cover with gilt spine, frontispiece. After introduction, there are directions for letter writing, minister's advice then samples of letters for specific situations. 4 1/2" x 3" front cover coming loose, wear on cover
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 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, poetry, stories, instruction, reports, notice of new works, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" slight cover wear, foxing throughout
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" 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
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Novelty Victorian Christmas Greeting - Child Hatching from Egg.  Raphael Tuck Embossed die-cut novelty Christmas greeting card. It depicts a child hatching from an egg. Raphael Tuck.
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 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..
69 pp. Black embossed, gilt cover with clear plastic dust jacket, unused genealogy book with two loose pages-one advertisement for the book and a preface by creator, also has 6 loose supplement pages. Genealogy book with cutouts and spaces for documentation and photographs. 12 1/4" x 10" Adams was born in 1853. He worked for many years in Europe and then in the 1870's came to America where his great specialty was a clown act on stilts. He was also a pantomime, expert gymnast, contortionist, and first-class rider. In this country he organized a royal "Humpty Dumpty" troupe. He was in partnership with Adam Forepaugh in a "Humpty Dumpty" Company. Pantaloon-a character in a Harlequinade or the butt and accomplice of a clown. 2" x 3 3/4".
Trompe'loeil Victorian Die-cut Glass of Pink Lemon
Die-cut heavy stock Trompe'loeil glass of what appears to be pink lemonade 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
421 pp. Cloth cover with color applied pictorial, color frontispiece, black and white illustrations by Worth Brehm. The classic story by Mark Twain. A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". wear on cover, binding starting to loosen, inscribed Polar Bear Attacking Hunters
231 pp. Blue fabric printed cover, edited by Frances M. Bjorkman and Annie G. Porritt, collection of seven popular booklets; "A Brief History of the Movement for Woman Suffrage in the United States" by Ida Husted Harper, "Where Women Vote" by Frances M. Bjorkman and Annie G. Porritt, "Man and Woman-made Laws of the Suffrage States" by Elinor Byrnes and Helen A. Ranlett, "Why Women Should Vote" by Jane Addams, "Do You Know?" by Carrie Chapman Catt, "Objections Answered" by Alice Stone Blackwell, "The Sentiment for Woman Suffrage". 6 1/4" x 3 1/2" slight wear and staining on cover 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"
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" 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,
179 pp. light green paperback printed cover, introduction plus 9 chapters. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the faculty of political science Columbia University. Includes the wages, factors affecting,cause and effect of minimum wages, vocation, and trade unions of industrial women. 9" x 6" some staining on cover, slight tearing on spine 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 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. A 7" x 4 1/2" menu die-cut in the shape of a bust of Martha Washington for a Martha Washington Tea."Souvenir Feb. '92 " hand penned at base.  Fare includes creamed oysters, veal croquettes, tongue, Lemon Jelly and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wrinklng and discoloration at base..
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 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
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". . 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
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 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
A single-fold 4 1/4" x 3 5/8" invitation with what appears to be a Kate Greenaway knock-off illustration on the front cover.  The invitation is to celebrate the Seventh Birthday of Master Earl E. Davidson, on Feb. 2, 1885, Jamaica Plain (MA).  The reverse has the menu for the special Birthday Supper.  Fare includes Mellin's Food, Escalloped Oysters, Apple Marmalade and more.  . 1" separation at fold. A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning
Little Folks from Etiquette Town
Illustrated by Mildred Lyon and Marguerite M. Jones.    Illustrated end-papers. Illustrated throughout both full page and in-text in three-color and black and white. Charming. 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".
132 pp. Red and tan polka dot cloth cover, number 10 of 400 signed copies, frontispiece, illustrated, red ribbon page marker, note written in pencil states "1st printing The Tale of Custard the Dragon." Humorous rendition of poetry for parents. Some poems include: Children's party -- A child's guide to parents -- The stork -- -- The facts of life -- It must be the milk  -- Song to be sung by the father of six-months-old female children -- Aside to husbands -- Ask me no questions -- Advice outside a church -- Some of my best friends are children -- To a small boy standing on my shoes while I am wearing them --  Please leave Father alone --  Don't cry, darling, it's blood all right -- The tale of Custard the dragon -- "My child is phlegmatic ..." - Anxious parent  -- Our child doesn't know anything, or Thank God! 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" signed copy, number 10 of 400, slight wear and foxing 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
13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck
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" A 13 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a young boy in sailor suit and red cap with fishing net.
Sheik Soldier Riding a White Horse 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.
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. 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... .
288 pp. Embossed, gilt cloth cover, color plate. A Manual for young husband's on the proper etiquette for being a husband. Some chapter titles include: Duties of the Married, The Duty of Husbands, The Constancy of Woman, Domestic Happiness, Characters of a good Husband and Wife. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" 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
A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining 2 Papers relating to Lucy Merriam Green; Single fold paper with gilt edge. The first is a circular for Misses Green, School for Young Ladies. Fifth Avenue, First House From Washington Square, new York. The brochure features costs for tuition, details of school terms, and an unused receipt of payment.7" x 4 3/4".  The second is an 11 pp. brochure with thread tied binding. The second paper is a memorial book fro Lucy Merriam Green. It contains the "Sketch of the Life and Work of Miss Green" detailing her upbringing, schooling, starting her school, and her retirement and later year. 7 3/4" x 5".. circular has crease in one corner, pencil notes on back cover, and tear and crease in back cover memorial book has slight staining and discoloration on cover
A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused. 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
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 Frank Walt, and a feature article by John Reeds entitled, "Red Russia". The covers are partially detached.  The pages are brittle, toned and soiled due to age. 11" x 8 1/2". 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".
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". 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".
A newspaper article depicting an image of  a young girl and black birds emerging from a pie captioned "Susie Johnson as she broke through the pie at the famous dinner"  The title of the article is List of those Who Were Bidden to Pie Girl Dinner.  It then lists   the participants in the "Pie Girl" Dinner including their occupations, affliations and more. Measures 7" x 6.. An event organized by a distinguished artists' association known as Ten American Painters. Twatchman, Weir, Simmons, Robert Reid, Willard Metcalf,  Carroll Beckwith were among those present at an elaborate twelve-course meal, according to one account catered by Sherry's (NYC) Tw shapely girls poured the wine a brunette (red) and a blond (white) when it was time for dessert the singers began to chant "Sing a song of sixpence" and servants carried in a huge pie covered by a flaky brown crust, when open out popped " a  bevy of canaries' along with 16 yr old Susie Johnson dressed in a filmy black gauze, a stuffed blackbird perched on her head, another account indicted a paper mache pie and a girl who was comfortable with out the filmy black gauze "Was not that a dainty dish to set before the king"  Source: http://jameslbreese.blogspot.com 63 pp. Wraps.  Favorite recipes from every category.  Measures 5 ¼” x 7 ½.  Light cover wear. . The National League of Woman's Services was a civilian volunteer organization that formed in conjunction with the Red Cross during the First World War.  The League provided stateside war services such as feeding, caring for and transporting soldiers, veterans and war workers.  In New York, the League was particularly attractive to young socialites who had time and money to donate. (One Times article noted that the chairwomen had to remind her eager volunteers that work was "not the place for" jewelry and lace blouses).
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 8 pp. brochure full text. Circular for Bishopthorpe School in near Bethlehem PA, begins with list of trustees and prominent staff, a description and history of the school then the plan of instruction with suggested course schedule. Additional information includes; family arrangements, outfit, terms, extra expenses, and notice to parents and guardians. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". wear and staining on cover, circular was pasted into a scrapbook and later removed- the blue scrapbook paper with two newspaper advertisements are still attached
A 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" die-cut greeting card depicting a stereotypical African American woman of 1930, speaking in vernacular and holding a basket filled with charms, each with a caption.  Sending "voodoos Fo' to do"  The charms include a lucky penny, a four leaf clover, a horseshoe, a black cat and a rabbits foot.  No maker identified. . Surface soiling and vertical crease right side. Illustrated paper covers. Illustration on front depicts Mrs. Cornwell and Willett Cornwell. Back cover depicts woman being measured for a garment. 32 pp. with illustrations of patterns and instructions. Measures 3 ¾” x 6”. . Text block separated from covers.
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 302 pp. Cloth cover with applied printed  paper title, frontispiece, heavily illustrated and decorated by Louis Rhead. An exciting tale of David Balfour, who after his father dies, goes to live with his miserly old uncle. The uncle brings him to the port one day where he proceed to sell the boy. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". some rubbing on edge of cover, inscribed, ex-libris of previous owner
This is a single sheet advertisement for Barney & Berry sent to New York Club Skate, the second oldest skating club in America. Barney & Berry were sellers of ices skates, and had several patented designs. There are three different ice skates being advertised and they were patented on January 16, 1866, June 11, 1867, and July 23, 1867. A picture of one of the ice skates is featured at the top of the page. Along with the advertisement is a business card for John Berry. There are two very small brown stains on the front of the advertisement, and the business card has slightly toned due to age. Otherwise fine. Measures 8" x 5" (advertisement) and 3 3/4" x 2 (business card) 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.
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. . Blind stamp with silver embellishments, front cover titled "scenery album". A combination of scenic color and black and white plates interspersed with autographs.  Scenes from locations across the country.  One hand drawn sketch. Autographs mainly from Bridgeport, CT in 1883 with notes and quotes. One repeating quote in foreign language. May references to "BHS '83", handwritten notes state marriage and deaths of signers. 4 1/4" x 7". wear on cover, inside binding coming apart , pages all still intact
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 The front cover depicts a little girl playing on a porch in front of a door with a die-cut window, exposing her mother on the next page.  The last two pages have an additional mother and daughter--could be two sets of twins. There names are Dawn, Celia, Amy and Bonnie. Punch-out dolls and costumes to cut.  Measures 12 1/2" x 8 1/2". 6  Costume pages..
4 pp. wrapper.  The trade catalogue is produced by Stirn & Lyon, Importers and Commission Merchants, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods, No. 16-20 Park Place, NYC.  n.d. mid 1880s. Content includes Valentines and Envelopes manufactured by George C. Whitney, Worcester MA., featuring Lace Valtines by the dozens with two illustrations and numerous narrative descriptions with size and pricing information includes.  Also includes Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines including Long Jokers, Fault Finders, "Hit 'em Hards", Sharp Dartsd, Trade's and Ordinary (which I thought were published by MCloughin...hmm?)  Final page is Assortments for convenience at $6, $10 and $20, each with Show cards.   Stamp on cover indicated 50 & 10% Discounts on this List, except for Comics -- 10 % only.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5".. Corner chips on cover; generalized light wear. Three (3) examples of advertising trade or advertising cards exemplifying Victorian gentlemen's neckwear. Of particular interest is the diagram showing how to tie the ascot scarf. Largest card measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". . Minor toning and soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
Beautiful Scrap 3" Victorian Head/Should Women 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..
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". A somewhat unusual vinegar valentine or penny dreadful. A 9 1/4" x 5 7/8"  deeply embossed light stock card. Border decoration depicts a long and lean curmudgeon figure holding a card reading "With Kind Regards". Grassy patch at base with a frog and a stalk up the right side with a stork perched at top. A fine looking embossed cradle beneath title.  The rhyming verse is an attempt at comforting a childless woman advising adoption as a last resource. Light creases, intact edge wear; appears trimmed.
An invitation to view over 100 pastels of Isadora Duncan to be held at Courrier Francais from January 20 through February 8, 1910.  Line drawn illustration of Duncan at top.  Measures 5 3/8" x 8 5/8". . 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...
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" 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
An 11" x 8"  single-fold promotional brochurefor The Flroence Wright Company. The company consists of three woman. The program consists of Readings, Violin and Harp Solos and Duetts, Pantomines and Readyings with Harp and Violin accompaniment.  Includes images from photographs for the women, Miss Florence Wright, Miss Sims and Miss Neal.  It begins with a bio and promotional piece on Ms. Wright  and images are accompanied by   reviews from various publications in Texas, Tennessee and Indiana. A 28 pp small format catalogue for Miner's (theatrical) Make-up. Includes illustrations of products, contents of combination boxes, narrative descriptions and prices.   Includes a variety of make-up kits, grease paints, rouge, minstrel black, thespian enamel and much more.
An 8 pp booklet to assist the gents in the Right Dress.  Aesthetic Movement influenced cover illustration of three properly clad gents before a perfectly developed tree.  The booklet compliments of Ayeres' Haberdashery in Boston, MA provides illustrated example on tying a "four-in-hand", "bow", "once over" and "ascot" tie. This is followed by two (2) tables the first Formal Dress Chart; the second Informal Dress Chart.    Each chart explains the types and even colors of various garments, shoes and jewelry to be worn on various occasions.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".. unpaginated. Paper bound personal diary from June 20 to August 13, 1923, handwritten and made to look like a published book by drawning 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". The diary depicts the life of a teenager in 1923; getting a massage to remove skin blemishes, events at school, grades, work done on the car and the repairs, lots of swimming and flirting. Friends mentioned are Dietz, and Art, Bill,and Red Lovett, Higgsy (later listed as George Leroy Higgs, apprentice chemist), Rich Beck, and his pop. He wants to get a job at Price and Lee (publishing company) and talks of Kempson's (publishing company) where he currently works. Accounts of his days; working, friendships, cars, trips to Pennsylvania, Asbury Park, Dreamland Park, and Midland Beach. Gets his license plate for $9.20, the number is 293514. Other names mentioned Elizabeth, Bee (Beatrice), Carrie Frey, Captain Ratchford (park police), Jean Ahern,and an Edee who did not swim one day because she "had the monthlies". A wonderful look into the life of a teenager in 1923. Many details and emotions. Last page mentions that "due to the popularity if these books another volume will be published immediately". 6" x 3 1/2". pages intact, some writing messy but overall easy to read
32 pp. Printed paper string bound cover, text decorations. Prayer and speech on the benevolence and charity "towards all our fellow-creatures". Speech read before the subscribers o the the Boston Female Asylum as well as twenty five of the orphans that live there, written by Samuel Parker, D.D. Rector of Trinity Church. 9" x 5 1/2"  . some discoloration and wear 9 pp sheet music only with cover illustration depicting a sorcerer putting a spell on the soldier and his bride.  On Arthur Sullivan's Opera, includes music for Aline, Alex, Constance, John Wellington Wells and Lady Sangazure.  Back cover promotes other Popular Operas and Musical Works.  Measures 14" x 10 1/4.. Minor edge wear and toning. Faded penciling on front cover from old price mark.
Sally Ann, a brown hair, blue eyed doll with an assortments of outfits including a riding outfit, winter furs, and coveralls with dog. Comes with punch-out paper suitcase with nameMeasures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages. Patty Lou has red hair and blue eyes and comes with clothes and accessories that include play clothes and toys, a fur coat, and seasonal outfits. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover
L  B Victorian Scrap Jointed Paper Doll
Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover Two 14" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap articulated or jointed ballerina paper doll.
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. Mary Jane is a blue eyed blonde that comes with clothing to go skiing, paint, have tea, and go out and about. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
May Lee, a brunette with brown eyes, can be an aviator with gear or can dress up in a sailor dress among other outfits. She comes with a punch-out suitcase with her name.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages. 100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled
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 Female Institute. Circular and Catalogue of the Pennington Female Institute, Established September 14th, 1844. Pennington, New Jersey. For 1857-8. Philadelphia: Duross, printer, Black Horse Alley, off Second St. between Market and Chestnut, 1857. 16 pp booklet with paper wraps. Includes Board of Instruction, an overview on the institutions, names and residences of the pupils, courses of study, graduating courses, eclectic or teacher’s courses, expenses, arrangements, accommodations and more. Measures 5 ¾” x 9”. some wear front cover, back cover lacking
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 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
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.. 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 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.. A 14 3/4" x  6 3/4" broadside or playbill promoting a comedy starring the Coopers with additional comedy by C. Dance called Naval Engagements. Monday Evening, September 10, 1838.  Also includes information on future events, pricing information on single appearance to seasonal tickets.   Edge wear and surface soiling. The National Theatre had a larger fire in 1839 and was demolished in 1841.. Minor edge wear and toning.
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. 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
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. . 188 pp. Red gilt cloth and  leather cover, 6 chamber gilt spine, frontispiece, illustrations, colored plates, photogravures, gilt border decorations throughout, chapter and section pages ornately decorated. Beautiful depiction of the history and coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. This subscription edition has color plates, illustrations and photogravures all intact. Chapters include: Introduction; Crowns and Thrones; The Regalia; Coronation Processions; Queen's Coronations; The Ancient Service; Preparations for the Coronation; The King's Illness; The June and July Celebrations; and The Ninth of August. Indexes for plates, photogravures, illustrations, and topics. 11 1/2" x 8 1/2"
10" Scrap Russian Girl Posing An 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"  Victorian parlor game intended to be given as a promotion by a clothier. A fashionable couple is the price at the center of the maze.  The text indicates that it looks harder than it actually is "to enter the circle of good dressers forever after. " Directions suggest a pencil tracing to mark the route. Light wear and water stains on margins..
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". 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
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 All papers are printed single fold  with decorative text and borders, three have small illustrations on cover. A collection of papers for the Young Ladies' Literary and Missionary Association, New-London, NH. 6 are Public Exercises and an Annual Public Meeting of the United Friends. They describe the order of exercises and participants. 3 are Anniversary exercises which show a schedule for examinations, meetings, graduating, rhetorical, and anniversary exercises, and ends with the parting song. Dates range from March 1861 through March 1865. 7 1/2-9" x 5-6". some creases and folds, slight staining, one has pencil notes written by previous owner
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 Prang Studio Publication.  A paper folio that includes a single-fold  narrative by Emmy Zweybruck discussing the design problems of creating silk screen images of to present the works in the best light.  An additional sheet outlines the progressive steps of a silk screen print. Includes materials by Leonard Weisgard, Mary Frances Burns,  Charlotte Bowman, Gisella Loeffler and others.  Each 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" page  includes the silk screened image with printed signature and an idenfitying caption at base. . Minor toning and soiling due to age. A small address label stating the original owner's name and address has been placed on the back of each print.
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". . 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.
A handmade recipe book for a bride that also doubles as a guest book for the wedding. The cover features several cut out and pasted on pictures, and it is bound with a ribbon that forms a bow on the front. Each recipe is given a title to follow the wedding theme, such as "Wedding Jam" and "Lover's Delight", and they guest would fill in a recipe. There is come edge wear, as well as general toning due to age. One of the pages of the recipe book was never bound in with the rest, and is loose. The bow is slightly soiled, and has a few intact tears in it. Otherwise fine. Measures 8" x 7 1/2". A two-fold pamphlet profusely illustrated vibrant brochure providing an overview of the events accompanying the Forth Worth Frontier Centennial event. Emphasis on an array of scantily clad or nude women.  Western motif.  Includes a coupon for room reservations; rates run from $1.50 to $5.00 per person.  Stage coaches, Casa Manana and Jumbo. Measures 8 3/4" x 11". .
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. . A 13" x 11" paper doll book with six (6) paper dolls on the front and back covers; all Hispanic in appearance.  The six (6) costume pages feature costumes form Venezuela, Dutch Guiana, Paraguay, Argentina (Gaucho), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Chile and Bolivia. Costumes are both traditional and ceremonial.   . Small area of missing surface litho on front cover (removal of old price tag?)
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" . A 4  page  book with paper covers. A Cut Out Doll and Dresses.  The   7 1/4" paper doll is on the cover and designed to be cut-out.  Each page is a ball gown.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". desgined by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings penned at base.   Accompanied by letter from the Tom L. Ketchings Co. advising the customer that the doll was created by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings, wife of the boss. Letter dated 1948.  Scarce.
A letter of reference, a certificate and her high school report card were the tools used by Miss Josephine Smith in 1864 to attempt to secure a job as a school teacher.   Apparently they worked as this grouping also includes two letters from the Superintendent of  Schools attesting she is qualified to teach for the 1866 and 1867 terms. . 30 pp. manuscript verses edited by four young ladies, perhaps a senior project.   They appear to have been written by others.   Titles include  Where is Solitude,  The Schoolgirls Lamentation, Thoughts on Leaving School, Soliloquy of a Young Housekeeper,  Glory and Shame of American,  The Erring One and more.  Measures 8” x 10”.   . some toning
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2". 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.
A 12" x 9 1/2" single-fold circular announcing Corporal Tanner's Popular Lectures.  Begins with illustration of Tanner.  Subjects for the lecture series include I. Soldier Life- Grave and Gay, II. Standards and Standard Bearers, III American Citizenship and IV Don't Make a Fool of Yourself.  A brief  overview of the speaker and his characteristics followed by 2 1/2 pages of testimonials and a endorsement by the Star Lyceum Bureau manager, Alonzo Foster. Letterfolds.. Minor toning and soiling due to age. 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
Paper menu with decorative image and border written entirely in French, Asian influence featuring 3 women with instruments in front of a screen with a ship in the background. The preprinted menu lists 1st class and has the categories hors-d'oeuvre, plats de cuisine, dessert, and cafe, handwritten menu items are listed. The date is March 5, 1901. 9 1/4" x 6". A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s..
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. 32 pp. Printed soft cover, decorative border throughout, illustrations. Contains two stories; The Story of the Edinburgh Doll and The Family Circle, or The Story of Helen, George, and Lucy, which is broken in to two parts. The Edinburgh Doll is written in verse and tells about the story of "little Mary's doll". Story deals with Mary's witnessing of and frustration with slavery. The Story of Helen, George, and Lucy tells of the children learning about what is a slave and how the quote of a Mr. Cowper discourages using slave labor. The second part of the story "The Eclipse" explains about the moon and the earth's rotation. 8 1/2" x 7". heavy wear, text block detached from cover, staining, foxing, tears on cover and pages, repair on front end paper
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.. No. 1117. A 13 1/4" x 5 3/4" calendar with an illustration of a young Japanese woman in traditional attire at center.  The calendar months of the year are about the border in Japanese lanterns.  Captioned at base "Fair hopes be yours".. Generalized Light wear.
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 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" menu card for a dinner honoring the two academic artists.  De Neuville was considered the "semi-official" artist of the French Army.  Fine illustrations of the two honorees.    Fare includes Potage, hors-d'oeuves, Releve, Entrees, Rot, Salade, Legumes, Entremets, Dessert, Vins, Cafe et Liquers.   Printed by Motteroz.   Reverse is blank..
88 pp. wrappers. Foldout fashion plate and separate millinery plate. with descriptions of colored fashion plates.  A comprehensive narrative  with profuse illustrations showing front and back of patterns that could be purchased for sewing. The fashion "Standard" of the day. Measures 11 1/4" x 8".  Light to moderate wear. . 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. .
14 pp. wraps. The college was established for the purpose of affording women the best opportunities for acquiring medical education. All instruction is FREE, so that the many excellent women of limited means may qualify themselves for a career of greater usefulness, Public hospitals open to students of the college: Bellevue, Blackwell's Island, New York Eye Infirmary, Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, and Demilt Dispensary. There were six (6) graduates from 1873. 6" x 9". light wear 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
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. 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. . .
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. 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"
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.   Three (3) different woodcut lottery tickets each depicting a woman who would benefit from winning the lottery.  A rhyming verse tells each story concluding with how the lottery would change their fate. . The first Royal Lottery was  in held in 1566.  I wasn't paid off for three yearsin 1569.  After the first lottery the government sold off the rights to sell tickets to brokers who hired agents.  The last Royal lottery was held in 1826.
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”. . 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..
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. 37 pp. with one vocal score. Tastefully illustrated paper wraps. 2 OCLC when researched. Measures 7 3/4" x 11 1/2"..
A hand penned verse written as a continuous or eternal figure-eight knot begins "This is the place where love begins until you die it never ends". It concludes "Still beginning and never ending this is love worth recommending --- by her humble servant the Authority".  The verse concludes where it began. Two (2) small hearts at the base.  Verse most likely from a valentine writer.  "The History of Love" penned on reverse.  Measures 8" x 9". . Letter folds. 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
26 pp. Printed paper cover, additional title "With a Catalogue of Art Studies in the Possession of the Institution, North-West Penn Square. September, 1867." A school catalog for the Philadelphia School of Design, begins with school directors and has pencil inscription of principal's signature. Continues with "Rules for the Government" "Course of Instruction" "Order of Studies" and "Catalogue of Art Studies. "Ends with a "Statement of Receipts and Expenditures." Embossed stamps for Western Reserve Historical Society on cover and first page. 9" x 5 1/2". embossed stamp, inscribed, wear on cover, creased The first is for four (4) pages and a cover. The front cover depicts an ornate fall scene with Native American chief interacting with a soldier with a tepee in the background. It is for the Thirteenth Anniversary in 1915. The first page lists the Dinner Committee and the Reception Committee. This is followed by the menu page, whimsically written with references to Gilbert Grosvenor and Buffalo Jones and others in the food titles. The next page is a list of twelve (12) speakers. The final page includes the guest of honor, the distinguished guest and toastmasters. Measures 9” x 7”. String tie binding; deckled edge. The second is a six (6) pages including cover. The front cover depicts an image from a photograph of Hon. Stephen T. Mather and a vignette of Roosevelt Park, California. Illustrations of woodland creatures, pine cones, etc. It is for the Eighteenth Anniversary in 1920. Illustrated by Operti. NY. The menu has a similar format to the 1915 menu with the addition of an Advisory Board. Measures 8” x 6”. Front cover partially detached. Reinforced with archival tape. .
A four-fold 3 1/4" x 7 1/4" piece that presents it's self as a doll's trunk with baggage tags that read Warner's Rust-Proof Corsets, Warner's Corsettes and Warner's Brassieres. It is titled Dolly's Trunk. When opened it reveals a 7 1/4" doll wearing lingerie with side fold stand. She has three (3) Warner undergarments, with information on the reverse for specific use. and an outer dress. Each is captioned and includes product information on the Warner products. The reverse provides promotional information to "Let Mother Read This While You Dress Dolly". Additional information includes possible names for the dolly and how to dress dolly (which garments go with what...) A scarce item. . Eleven (11) different approximately 9" x 6" vinegar valentines printed in three colors. Each is demeaning someone and suggesting they use Sapolio soap for one reason or another. Captions include To A Kitchen Recruit, Love's Young Dream, To a Horseman, To a Farmer, Don't You Forget It!, To a Bartender, To a Masher, To a Model Husband, To an Author, To a Smoker and finally To a Sleeping Beauty. Reverse is blank. Scarce items. .
A 10 page menu with stock covers held in place with a silk ribbon tie binding. The event was held at the Astor Gallery of the Waldorf-Astoria, Feb. 19, 1912.  Given the theme of The Turf and Field Club (Belmont Park race trace) includes materials on the club.  The dedication by Lord North concludes " I want you to grow up sportsmen---not, mind you, sporting men---for there is a vast difference between a sportsman and a sporting man".  Begins with the Bill of Fare followed by an extensive list of speakers headed by August Belmont, this is followed by a page with images from photographs discussing American trotters in Russia.  The next page is The Colors, followed by an explanation of the Sportsmen's Library being presented  to the Calvary Post of the US Army and finally the content of the Sportsmen Library on the Horse.  Measures 10 1/4" x 8".  Light cover wear.. 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
32 pp. Paper wraps. Caran d'Ache was the pseudonym of the 19th century French satirist and political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré (1858-1909). Famous for creating stories without words; perhaps the precursor to comic strips. This work features an alternate interpretation of history.. 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.
What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  . A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  Measures 7 1/2" x 10".
A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  At center top upper right card includes an open-out envelope with an additional array of swatches. Measures 7 1/2" x 10" . Some toning and surface wear 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.
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 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. Feb. 29, 1848; Holliston; addressed Southboro, Mass - A letter, from Mary, to update her friend. Mary has not written and cannot believe how much time has gone by since she came from Southboro. She asks about Lovina’s mother’s health and the school that Mr. Alden is teaching in. She discusses her students and how some are almost twenty years old and some not quite four years old. The total number of students is 62, twenty-five of them under the age of eight. Mary mentions the dramatic change in Holliston and how it is not easy to recognize, “the Railroad, the Depots & several new buildings nearby, make the place look quite differently from what it used to.” She wishes the “people were only growing better” and explains “the evil one” is hard at work and has succeeded in setting up a “dancing school.” Mary comments that her cousin Charles envies Mr. Emerson’s “happiness in getting such a wife.” She talks of Miss Lydia Walker and how her gentleman “did not wait upon her home once” and questions if she will avail of the 1848 Leap Year (presumably referring to the folk lore that women can propose to men on leap day). Their friend Almira passed away and Mary is concerned that so many of their friends have passed, their turn will come soon. She asks to be remembered to Lovina’s mother, husband, and daughter. A short note on back mentions running into mutual friends and another begs her to please destroy this letter and the next one. Dec. 10, 1849; Holliston; embossed cover addressed to Ireland Depot, Springfield, Mass  - This letter, almost two years later, explains the changes in Lovina’s life. It opens with the happiness at Lovina’s reception. Lovina is excused for not writing “under present circumstances” and Mary then mentions how Lovina requests a boy’s name for her new son. Mary suggests George and Charles as her favorites but teases that Mr. Emerson would prefer names like “Cassivelaunus [sic], Huniades, or Orophernes.” Mary discusses mutual friends and how she is considering “going to the far west, to train the young ideas that shoot a little this side of sundown.” She then laments of the problems of teaching; some of the students are only three and they are “so restless and noisy that I hardly know how to endure” and “the thought of the amount of responsibility that rests upon the teacher is almost overwhelming.” She goes on to discuss how a parent’s responsibility is so much more and wishes Lovina good thoughts on raising her son. Mary states that Lovina must be “looking forward to the time when if his life is spared he will be an actor in the busy scenes of life” and “may strength from above be given you for the fulfillment of your arduous though pleasant task.” She is shocked by the news of Dr. Parkman’s murder and the implication of Proff. W. (referring to the Parkman-Webster murder case-John Webster was indicted for the murder of George Parkman in January 1850  after Parkman disappeared in November 1849 and remains were found under Webster’s furnace). Looks to be remembered to her teacher, Mrs. F, and Mary (possibly Lovina’s daughter). Names briefly mentioned in the letters-Elizabeth Chamberlain, Lydia Walker, Moses and Adeline Rockwood, Almira Woodward, Maria Whitney, Miss Newton, Mr. Buller, John Batchelder. .
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.  A souvenir catalogue especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats.  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. Published by E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, NY.. 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. .
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.  . Includes a 4” x 6 ¾” acrostic dated August 4th spelling out the name of Sarah Rieb and reads as follows: S hepherd of Isreal, Thy fold extends A round the dwelling of my youthful friend. R ecipient of graces ‘O may she be A n honor to her sex, the world, and Thee. H er every step in wisdom’s paths direct, E rase her sins, her soul from death projet R eprove her when she errs, guide her aright, I nfuse into her mind celestial lights E xulting, may she triumph in the ends B e Thou her God, her Father and her Friend. August 4th ‘45 Accompanied by a pink and yellow woven paper heart measuring 6” x 6 ½”. “Sarah Rieb” Marietta “ penned at upper edge. .
Profusely illustrated 1929 program for the Opera Priva de Paris production of "Prince Igor" by Borodine. 28 pp. Nine tipped-in color plates, including a portrait of its star singer, Maria Kousnetzoff; and, by Konstantin Korovine, six character costumes and two stage sets. The color cover is by J. Bilibine. 12 1/2"  x 9 3/4". 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. .
A 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" intaglio engraving of a watchpaper depicting an angel chiseling an inscription in stone for the watchmaker.  It is captioned "FAME".  Housed in 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" modern frame. Matted with 3" x 3" sight view. . A 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"  engraved invitation printed on coated stock for the Union Ball at H. B. Vail's Hotel, Danby, VT., Thursday Evening, September 20th, 1855.  Fine border decorations of couples and women dancers, floral garlandsand a putto holding festoon of ribbons closing the circle on the border. Reverse not visible.  Housed in 8" x 9 1/2" frame with double mat.  Modern frame..
1896 Chromolithograph Calendar
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. . Chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston.
A large format scrap album beginning with the birth certificte for Lyle Edward Baumgartner, born at Paradise Valley Sanitarium and Hospital ,April 1, 1944. The first page is titled Christmas 1943 (before he was born).  The mother of this child saved and mounted the gift tags, ribbons and a sample of the wrapping paper for each gift the child received captioned with item and the giver. This is followed by the Shower Feb 1944 with the previously described materials a narrative on the events of the show including an actual game that was played, a photo of all of the gifts and the addition of any greeting cards or other notes received.  The birth of the child includes more gifts plus a brochure for the mother's hospital "reservation" and possible charges, the nursery idetnification card, birth notices etc. It includes war rations used to purchase his food and first letters received in the mail.  This almost 3" thick book concludes after his second Christmas. Album measures 13 3/4" c 11 1/2".. Edge chips on scrapbook pages. 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. .
An 8 1/4" x 11" stipple engraving capteioned at base "Cupid Blowing Bubbles.  London. Pub. June 8, 1808, by H. Sintrenich (Pupil of Bartolozzi) 29 New Bond St.  Whimisical imagery. . A folded paper cutwork measuring 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"  endless knot of love with a continuous verse that begins "Fairest of creatures to thee I send this note of love which hat no end to let you know my love is true and that so none aloive but you therefore my humble mind is ..."  The reverse is blank. .
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".. 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" title page signed, some staining and foxing, matching box worn but intact
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 spying on a courting couple through a peephole, a woman raising her skirt for a better price on a chicken, another for fish, young lady soaring on a swing with skirts flying, boys with fishing pole hook a woman's skirt exposing her bloomers and more.. 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. .
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. 8 3/4" x 7 1/4" engraving depicting three (3) cherubs  in an eternal circle with greenery and song sheets.  Marked F. Bartolozzi..
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.. An 11" x 17" poster mounted on linen.  The verbiage describes the massive bombing raids on Hanoi and Haiphon  and concludes with  STOP THE BOMBING!   Graphics depict planes headed in one direction with boots on the ground  in the opposite. Possible the work of one of the East Bay workshops. .  Thumbtack imprints on corners.
A 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of paper with six (6) different hair ornament remembrances from FAther Mother, Sarah, Emma, Marion and Hatty.  Each a slightly different design. Marion's circular plaits are adorned with a saw-tooth cut paper heart.   No further identification. c1860s.. 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.
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".. A 5"  in diameter box with a poinsettia on the cover with a pretty little girl at center titled "Merry Christmas".  When opened  it reveals a charm string with six (6) different girls at the center of die-cut poinsettias.  Verse on reverse.  The final die-cut is affixed to the base of the box bottom. c1890s.  Edge wear on die-cuts.  Restrung.
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. . 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. Letters are folded and addressed with stampless post, date answered and occasionally a red worn wax seal. The Ward family history and ancestry list a John Howard Wells (1784-1844) married  Julia Tracy (1797-1893) in May 1829 and had 5 children; Henry Dana, Ebenezer Tracy, Franklin, Martha Caroline, and John Howard. These names correspond with names that appear in the letters as friends and family of the couple. Puluski, Sept 4, 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY -Wells opens with the acknowledgment that he received her last letter and mentions that “it had been a long time traveling to the west and back.” He appears to tease her about a “reproof” in her last letter and offers her “almost any charge you may choose to bring against me.” He informs her that due to the health of one man and “obstinacy of mother” he will be unable to engage a house for the fall. He explains that they will need to purchase “Cabinet ware” and begs her pardon but feels it would be better for him to purchase items. He tells her to mention if there are specific items she has interest in and he will look into them on the way to N. York. He mentioned their engagement to his brother but expressed that it “probably may be told as a great secret to a number of persons very soon.” He says he will see her in October. Ans. Oct 8, 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Letter has been torn off, only the outer paper with address and date are left Puluski, Dec 8 (?), 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells left Tracy and did not arrive home until late. His eyes were inflicted with an infection and he needed to remove all light so was not able to write. He sent a flower pot and two parcels and wants to ensure they arrived. He purchased cloth for Caroline, it was the “cheapest piece” and “was told it was fashionable.” He mentions the “Mountain Ash was not forgotten” but he was traveling in the stage from Albany and passed the place where he saw them. He requests she tell Mrs. Ward he will “bear it in mind some future opportunity.” He discusses the weather and if it stays mild will have the cellar dug for his house. He will put it “24 feet from the street” which he assumes she will think sufficient. He questions of she would like the “juice of Linnen” (?) in the winter and if so he can send it by “way of Brattleboro and Hartford.” Puluski, Dec 31, 1828  To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells is extremely happy to she was not “visited with the dreaded evil” and believes he was “more fearfull [sic] than necessary.” He is gratified that Caroline was suited with his choice and says that if she is as “well suited in making a much more important choice” he would be happy to give his opinion. His eyes have almost healed and “as well as when I received your kind prescription. “The new merchant, Mr. Brazton, is getting married and Wells hears the bride is a pleasing young woman whom he hopes will be a pleasant acquaintance for Tracy. His neighbor, the Lawyer, “is the most malicious person I ever knew” and is “bent upon injuring me in every possible way.” Wells wishes her a Happy New Years and wishes that she will be “happily situated here before tit shall have half expire.” He says they should be grateful for the many Blessings and he feels favored “of being united to one who is all I could wish her to be.” He asks about her brother, Frank, and explains about getting her orders and the money he has set aside for her. Richland, March 16, 1829 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells is pleased Tracy enjoyed herself in Hartford. He regrets that he did not have all the plans ahead worked out or he would have visited. He is in a “quandary” as there is 12-16 inches of snow and the ground is hard. He is unable to complete the cellar on schedule. He is trying to “hire a house that will answer for one year.” He plans to continue and hopefully finish in July. He considers staying at the tavern where he stays now but there are 8 Gentleman “(so called)” and no Ladies. He thanks her for the offer of using the orders and he may use $100 since it is mutually beneficial for them to invest when she comes. There is an “Anti-Masonry” movement beginning there (also called Anti-Freemasonry and defined as "avowed opposition to Freemasonry" –Wikipedia). He is concerned that it will “create considerable ill feeling among those who have heretofore been friendly.” He asks h=if he should invite Mr. Walton to their wedding. He plans to be with her on the 12 or 16 of May and wants the ceremony “to take place the day after my arrival.” He asks if she would like to “start immediately or remain a few days?” March 18 - He held onto the letter because he had the prospect of getting a house for one year. He informs her that he is successful in “hiring one at $65.” It is one and a half stories and includes a sketch at the end of the letter. He decides to not commence building until she is with him but he will be able to rent it if they chose to not occupy it the whole time (referring to the rented house). Richland, April 15, 1829 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Reference her last letter and expresses regret that her mother is ill. He understands that she does not want to travel and wishes to care for her mother. He has rented a house and has made preparations for keeping house. He says he will not invite anyone to their wedding until he sees her which he is hoping will be before May 1st. He mentions the “interesting period” she is now witnessing and how it “is indeed a time when Christians have great reason to be thoughtful that the Savior is indeed as we trust Redeeming the Souls of Sinners.” He says he hopes she will witness “a great ingathering of Souls” and “every Blessing may attend” her but feels he is “not worthy so great a blessing and privilege.” He is concerned that he is “so divided from various causes here.” He hopes her mother will be better when he sees her and sends his love and affection.   .
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 A 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" photograph on a slightly larger mount depicting a snowwoman wearing as straw hat and holding a American flag that is blowing in the breeze.  "Votes for Women" is written in charcoal lumps across her skirt. A house in the background. Snow Man "Votes for Women" Photo by Alice Vedder, Mansfield PA written in pencil on reverse of paper mount.  Bert Vedder was listed as a photographer in the 1899 and the 1908 Tioga County Directories. He was located in Mansfield. We have in our collection several post cards signed by Vedder dated in the1902 era. He advertised as a photographer as late as the 1920s or 30s. His daughter Alice, who was a school teacher in the 1908 directory attended photography school in Tennessee in 1912. We know this from a postcard she sent back home.
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.. The grouping includes images of feminists, journalists, philosophers, doctors, actors and more including • Roselia Rousseil • Deaubray Juliette • Lamber • Madame M. - L. Ganeur • Clemence Royer • Arthur Mery • Victor Meunier • Tony Revillon • Pantheon-Meyer • Emile Littre • Earnest D' Hevilly Smaller images measure approximate 10” x 8”.  Mounted on pages. . André Gill , co-founder of the magazine, Émile Cohl , Coll-Toc , Manuel Luque , FA Cazals , Frédéric Régamey , Demare; episodic collaboration Robida , Lucien and Camille Pissarro , Maximilien Luce , Toulouse-Lautrec , Signac , Seurat , Steinlein , Raffaelli , Grevin . The woodcuts were executed among others by Charles Decaux.
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'... 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 useful to 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. .
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. Includes three (3) invitations from to attend the annual dinner of the French Old Paper Society for 1910, 1911 and an unknown year and four (4) menus for 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1926. Fine printing and imagery. The society celebrated its 100th dinner on April 28, 1914.   A predecessor to The Ephemera Society (UK) and the Ephemera Society of America.  One year's menu featured humanity towards animals..
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) . A grouping of materials related to Whittier.  The first is a cabinet card with Whittier's signature at base.  The second is a 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" page from an autograph album with what seems to be an original verse penned and signed by John G. Whittier, Amesbury 1878.  The reverse has an drawing by Alice C. Boynton, Boston MA. The third is a 4" x 4 1/2" piece of shingle with a pen and ink somewhat naive drawing of "The Captain's Well".  It is captioned "And I knew in that vision beyong the sea, The very place where my well must be". Penned on the reverse "Picture of the 'Captian's Well' at Amesbury on a shingle from John G. Whittier's House in Amesbury". This is being sold only as an illustration, there has been no attempt to confirm that the wood shingle is from Whittier's home. The final item is a snippet from a letter penned by Whittier..
A brown gilt stamped album of what appears to be Jesus and "the woman at the well" on front cover and large lidded ewer on the back cover. Five full page engravings depicting somber scenes of  people and places.   The album begins with a Preface and an array of writings by Joseph including Apostrophe ot my Happiness, The Nice House Keeper, The Highland Chief, The Out-going and In-coming Year (1855-56).  This is followed by a single entry from his departing cousin in 1857.  This is followed by  the Inagural Address of the President Of the New Paris Congress. The next entry is by Susan and surrounded by a hand drawn watercolor floral wreath or eternal ring of flower.  Also includes two full page floral drawing by Susan.  In addition Susan has added little watercolor floral spray in the upper right corner of Joseph's writings.  On the Preface page she penned "Susan Miller Joseph Miller" beneath the floral display.   Interfoliata includes a pressed dried flower and a punch paper and ribbon bookmark with "Forget me not Joseph" cross stitched on the punch paper. Measures 7 3/4" x 6". Moderate wear; top and bottom portion of back strip lacking; edge wear on covers. This grouping is a pleasure for the eye.  It is comprised of approximately 50 different Art Deco influenced greeting cards for various occasions, all elegantly designed in vivid colors, many with gold embellishment, raised print, deckled edges and more. Each of the cards has it's original envelope with a decorative paper liner; some foiled paper, others pochoir, all significantly enhancing the appearance when the card is opened.   Additionally many of the envelope flaps are die-cut in unusual shapes.  An array of printing styles employed.  . The largest cards measure approx 6" x 7". .
[Excerpt from Wo-He-Lo: The Camp Fire History, copyright 1980 by Camp Fire, Inc.] The aim of the organization is to provide for girls outdoor activities corresponding to those furnished boys by the Boy Scout movement. It seeks to encourage a greater interest among girls in exercises in the open with the threefold aim of developing their bodies, mind and characters. It is recognized, however, that the activities provided for the girls must be fundamentally different from those of boys and that special attention must be paid to the home. . . This Campfire Leader’s archive demonstrates how the organization’s mission was operationalized and the comprehensive approach to childhood development. It includes folders that include:  Administrative records - including attendance, dues etc.- all monitored by the girls  Plays - to be enacted by the girls  Nature – brochures and pamphlets on nature in Mass  Craft projects – instructions and examples, including Native American pictorial alphabets, leaf pressing and more  Money making projects – Better Breakfast Campaign, paper Doily Stenciling, Red Cross Collections, modeling with salt dough clay and more  Campfire Girls National Training Institute information – Games played by groups, information on how dues are distributed, Group Financing, Sponsors, Interpreting Camp Fire in the Community, Youth and Adults Together, How Leadership Influences the Group’s Personality, Where to Get Materials and much more  Programs – art projects including “Hi-Neighbor” Notebook Contest and various art projects.  Music – words to various songs  Advertising & Promotion – handmade promotional brochure, printed leaflets on being a Camp Fire Girl, Horizon Club points the Way, a Camp Fire Girl Charter, Fire Maker’s Certificate and Trail Seeker’s Certificate.  Publicity – newspaper clippings  District Council – Arlington (MA) district informational materials.  Correspondence – with community organizers, mishaps at meetings Additionally, there are two 17” x 14” posters – Work and Play the Camp Fire Way” with backgrounds in brown and blue.  For more information click HERE. 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....
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. (. 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.
Fannie Howe was the widow of Charleton Howe, a well known and admired engrosser.  After his death his wife assumed responsibility for their engrossing business.  This archive includes -approximately twenty (20) letters with correspondence requesting engrossing by Fannie Howe, -specimens created by Fannie Howe in black and white and color, a business check register, design for Howe Engrossing Studio Stationery,  11 mockup for use as examples and/or works in progress, six (6) original works accompanied by printed copies of the work and 13 original completed pen and ink works and Howe Engrossing Studio paper sign.  Mostly large format pieces.. 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 March 2, 1901 letter inquires as to Leach's receipt of the last sonnet and also discusses booming real estate market in San Francisco and the town's mourning for General Sherman. This is followed sequentially by a surprise Ode to Leach penned on his birthday April 6th.  Additionally this group includes a copy of a Birthday Ode written to Rhoda Luce who turned 90 in 1899.  Finally a cabinet card of Wiley dated October 1889.  Moving and thought provoking.. A note accompanying the Birthday Sonnets read "All written by S. R. Wiley who, himself, was between 85 and 90 years old.  An old friend of Uncle Silas, to whom he also sent four birthday odes in commemoration of his own birthday anniversaries.
A fine set of fumigating pastiles and burner for freshening the air.  The 3" in diameter circular paper covered box of  cone shaped fumigating tablets has applied label with an illustration of a fumigator. Marked H. Silverlock. Sc.  Content within. The second paper covered box is 1 3/4" in diameter and contains a woven wire burner.  The paper label depicts an image of the burner with a pastile in place. Captioned C. F. Buckle's Pastil Censer. Gold foil edging on box.  Burner enclosed.  Inscription on bottom of the box reads "used first time Feb. 3rd '76--Dining Room". As described by the Royal Collection Trust: Lithograph with hand-colouring of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as queen and consort. A novelty print, one of a series of prints with integrated movable flaps. View of a pear, which when moved, contains a portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. With English inscription below, including publisher's address, 'C. Tilt, Fleet Street, Reeves & Sons, Cheapside, Riddle & Co. P.N.Row.' Not in O'Donoghue. . One of a number of novelty prints produced between 1830 and 1860, which utilise flaps, tabs, or rotating wheels to create integrated movable parts. These prints were popular in the first half of the nineteenth century and were produced by a number of printmakers.
According to the first entry (hidden in the back of the book) the effort of home visits was under- taken by the superintendent “for a little time past, I have been troubled by efforts made by Mrs. Warren, patron of the Episcopal church, to induce poor families whose children have been in our SS to take the children from us, and send them to Episcopal SS (se visit, June 12, 1847). Were it to a Baptist or Methodist S.S. I should be glad to see the children lease us to enjoy the greater advantage offered; but I feel that the instruction under which they would come in the SS would not be evangelical, and gladly would I retain them with us. But apparently cannot succeed in doing so, June 14 - Yesterday I was notified by a teacher of two other families the children of which were leaving our school for the Episcopal as above”. This is followed by 70 plus pages of documentation of visits that include details on the home environment, social conditions, the sobriety and religious beliefs of the children’s fathers and more. Most of the interaction is with the mothers of the children. When troubling situations arose, the superintendent would say a prayer. The book documents the daily affairs of the less fortunate parishioners over a period of greater than twenty years. There are a few entries at the end of the diary for the early 1880s. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".. A 10” x 4 ½” chromolithograph ticket Complimentary to National Lancers and Charlestown Cadets of Boston. One side announces the ball with two vignettes from the battlefield and two from the ball. The central vignette on the reverse depicts General Washington with a Lancer and a Guard. Othervignettes include Washington monuments and floral arrays. This is accompanied by an envelopespecially designed for the invitation featuring the Continental Guards insignia with reference to the particular event. Pinhole at top of invitation. Surface wear on envelope. .
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". . Issac Cruikshank. Published byW. Perk21, St. Martin’s Lane, London, and printed by G. Smeeton, 139 St. Martin’s Lane, London, n.d., hand marked 1798.Hand colored frontispiece. Frontispiece designed by Isaac Cruikshank. 24pp. Blue cover, archival tape repair. Geometric designed woodblock paper on board folio cover applied by previous owner.  From the collection of Lillian N. Stone.  Collection named "Her Valentines". Scarce. OCLC –one..
Each card was created in pencil and crayon and/or charcoal.  They are drawn on 10" x 15" art board with an applied black border. Each card or Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. This deck has a number and a name and a single illustration reflecting the name.  The artist is unknown.  Believed to have been made in the 1930s.  Although the artwork is somewhat naive, an unusual and interesting interpretation. . A collection of two bound volumes of cigarette wrappers representing 31 different companies and 113 brands.  The brands include the standard commercial brands most are aware ofothers such as Debs, Dominos, Home Run, I Like Ike, Listerine, O-Nic-O, Sensation, Sensible, Spud, Yankee Girl and MacDonald's among others.  The collection is indexed by company by brand and by location alphabetically.  Some of the wrappers are accompanied by hand penned dates, information on the variations on a brand e.g. "long' , "crush box".  On the Julep Cigarette a noted indicates it was the 1st wrapper found before 1941. Some indicate the price paid..
Each of the four is a silhouette profile of an individual linen weaver with penciled inscriptions identifying each by name and with the profession of linen weaver.  Dated 1853, 1854, and 1855.  The fourth is undated.  Speculation is that these may have been given as an annual honor or acknowledgment for service. Largest measures 4” x 4 ¾”.   Housed in heavy board and glass  self frame.  Two corner cracks on one glass. .

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)
Four (4) unpaginated 4to. Cabaret theatre programs for the Night Light Artist Cabaret, Ballgasse 6th.   Dates range from November 1906 to May 1907.  Publisher J. Wiener, k.u.k. Hoflieferant, Wine. The illustrations are by Carl Hollitzer, who was also a performer.   Other performers included Marry Delivered, M. Henry,  Hanses Ruche,  Peter Altenberg,  Felix Doorman,  Dr. Eon Frilled, Ludwig Starve, Hans Strike,  Heinz Lebrun and more.   Holster created caricature illustrations for each performer that accompanied each act along with associated verse. Vienna’s cabaret history in the early 20th century is brief.  One opened in 1901 for a total of seven performances and closed.  There were no cabarets in Vienna until 1906 when three opened including the  Cabaret Nachtlicht that existed in Vienna from 1906 to 1907.   Scarce in the trade.   . cover wear 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.