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Offering individual posters from a collection accumulated by a single collector over the period of 40 years. Those currently presented focus on Art Exhibitions, Entertainment and Recreational Events, and Social, Political & Propaganda related posters.. We will be adding additional categories and posters going forward. A sophisticated and sage collector with many interests.
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Kohlennot erdroffelt unsere Industrie - Coal Shortage
Title: (translation) Coal Shortage - Strangled our Industry - The Miner Rescues Us, if He Extends the Layer
Year: c1919
Condition: Excellent
Category: Propaganda

Imager red spider with "6" on body in a web surrounding coal.

Images of Labor - Hard Hats - District 1199's Bred and Roses Project 1981-1983
Title: Images of Laor; An exhibit sponsored by District 1199's Bread and Roses Project and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Sites) 1981-1983.
Washington DC
Year: 1983
Condition: 1/4" edge wear center base. 
Category: Labor Union
Images of hard hats in pale yellow blue and green.
William Copley CPLY Exhibition at Alexander Iolas Gallery 1969
Title: cply Alexander Iolas Gallery image of man and woman in a window with four quad window panes with geometric opposition design of embracing couple. Printed signature CPLY '69
Designer: William Copley (cply)
Year: 1969
Condition: Excellent
Category: Art
Interesting juxtaposition of male and female attire.
William Copley CPLY Exhibition at Alexander Iolas Gallery 1971
Title: cply Alexander Iolas Gallery image of overstuffed chair. Printed signature CPLY '71
Designer: William Copley (cply)
Year: 1971
Condition: Excellent
Category: Art
Interesting juxtaposition of male and female attire. 
La Mayoria Votando La Liste Socialista Independiente Independent Socialist Federico Pinedo, Argentine politician
Title:La Mayoria Votando La Liste Socialista Independiente Independent Socialist (Federico Pinedo, Argentine politician)
Designer: unknown
Printer: unknown
Year: 1931
Condition: repair lower center marging.  Mounted on linen.  Overall fine. 
Category: Propaganda
Capital building in background.  Includes slates of candidates 
Popular Resistance Movement of Socialist Youth Propaganda Poster Skull Wearing Nazi Helmet
Title:"l'armee chilienne est une armee d'occupation" Resistance populaire mouvement de la jeunesse socialiste" ("The Chilean Army is an army of occupation" popular resistance movement of Socialist Youth)
Printer: Mouvement de la Jeunesse Socialiste, Paris.
Year: 1973
Condition: Excellent.  Linen backed.
Category: Propaganda
Printed in red, blacka nd white.  Imagery of empty skull wearing a Nazi helmet with swastika at center with red lightening bolt through the center.  
Atelier Mourlot
Atelier Mourlot
Price: $125.00
Title: Atelier Mourlot
Designer: Ben Shahn (1898-1969)
Printer: Atelier Mourlot Ltd.
Year: 1968
Condition: Overall excellent.
Category: Art Exhibit
Lithograph printed gray, red and black. Shahn is Lithuanian born. At Atelier Mourlot,115 Bank Street, New York, NY. 10014
Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973
Title: Stoppa Matchen! (Stop the Match
Designer: Kjartan Slettemark (Norwegian)
Printer: Wailen & Datnolm Boktr. AB, Lund 1975
Year: 1975
Condition: excellent; Mounted on Linen
Category: Political Propaganda

Image from photograph of observers in a stadium with an armed guard in the foreground. A tennis racket superimposed atop the the scene. This poster was created in conjunction with the David Cup celebrated in Bastad, Sweeden in 1975.
The Norwegian artist Kjartan Slettemark produced a poster encouraging people to stop the tennis matches in protest against the Childean military regime. Culminated with Chile's defeat in the matches.
"Abendblatt: Der Arbeiter Zeitung c1918
Title: "Abendblatt" der Arbeiter-Zeitung
Designer: Lamparski, K.
Printer: Vorwarts (Vienna Austria)
Year: c1918
Condition: light surface wear, wrinkling; linen mounted.
Category: Political, social
Drawing of a worker's face, hammer on his shoulder, red flag in back.

Children of Momus, Jean Antoine Watteau Engraving, 1729
Overall  20" x 15 1/4", plate mark 19" x 14"  engraving Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh and Ackermann & Co. London.  It is Children of Momus (Les Enfans de Momus)   by Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) (after) Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) (engraver).  Rococo arabesque composition with nude and costumed putti lounge near a fountain topped with stylized fish.  Upper torsos of women appear above from vines.  Satyr like creatures flank the sides. Various symmetrical elements about.  Fanciful whimsy.  Condition:  vertical center fold. some toning; edge chips.
 Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2".
 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2".
Fr. Wentzel A Wissemburg . Agriculture: A Lithograph by Fr. Wentzel A Wissemburg. . Paris. 1840s
A lithograph by Fr. Wentzel A Wissemburg from their Paris Branch of their publishing company. This lithograph is entitled "Agriculture" and depicts a scene of a farmer and his family taking a break from plowing the field. The father is seated, eating his lunch. The daughter is playing with the horse under the supervision of her mother, while the son is playing on the ground. The number 218 is printed on the lithograph. The lithograph slightly soiled, with an intact tear on the left side that has been repaired on the back with tape.
William Saroyan Hilltop Russians in San Francisco. The Grabhorn Press.San Francisco.1942
Only five hundred copies were printed at The Grabhorn Press in December 1941. The book is about a community of Russians living on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. There are thirty full-page illustrations in color by Pauline Vinson with captions in red on see-through tissue guards. The illustrations themselves are beautiful pochoir with muted pastel colors. The depict both the people in the community and the places in which they gathered. The book was inscribed by a previous owner. Interior pages are slightly toned. 11 1/4" x 8 1/4".
 The Time is Now, Project Rural Conference. NAACP.Raleigh, NC.December 14-15, 1979
A card stock poster from a 1979 conference, hosted at the Sheraton Crabtree Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The slogan for the conference was "The Time is Now" and the poster features an illustration of a African American man holding a pitch fork standing in his fields, surrounded by chickens. In the distance there another individual, which based on the head-ware may have been intended to be a woman, riding on a tractor plowing a field. Below the illustration are the dates for the conference. The text and illustration are printed in blue. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". Project Rural was an initiative developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with the goal to educate black Americans in the need for retaining possession of their land. Project Rural was an acronym for Retention, Utilization, Revitalization, and Acquisition of Land, and developed in the 1970s, its aim was to address the starling static that black Americans had lost 10  million of the 15 million acres of land that they owned after the American Civil War.
Orthochromes by Majeska, (Yna). New Yorkc1930s
8 prints showing women in various poses, most with an erotic element, by the lesbian artist and illustrator whose work is reminiscent of Beardsley, housed in original decorated wrpps. folder. Large 4to. Wrpps., sl. bent at edges. (Privately published by Vera Sundelson) .
A collection of 18 personal New Year greetings etchings and drypoints by Troy Kinney 1916-19371930
A grouping of etchings and drypoints of various dancers created by Troy, and used by Troy and his wife Margaret as New Year greetings.  The earliest, 1916, depicts a pre-Revolutionary couple in a minuet style dance. Through the years the portrayals included ballerinas, mythical satyrs, classical and whimsical risqué ballerinas, Russian dancers and exotic dancers.  For a number of years, following the move to Connecticut, a whimsical ballerina was portrayed doing various household chores from chopping wood to stoking a fire. Several signed in pencil. Some with brief New Year greetings. The only indication as to the recipients is a “Dear Anna & Nat” at the base of one card. Each measures approx 5 ½” x 4 ½”.  Some mounted or with mats.   . Troy Kinney ((Kansas City, 1871 - Falls Village, Connecticut, 1938) was most notable for his works portraying dance performers, fanciful subjects, and classically styled nudes. He worked with dance performers, including Ruth St. Denis, Anna Pavlova, and Sophie Pflanz among others.  He co-authored with his wife the books "Social Dancing of Today" and "The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life", for which he traveled throughout the world to study various dance styles. It remains to this day one of the most comprehensive works on the subject. Kinney's original drypoints and etchings are now included in the collections of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC., the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum and the New York Public Library.
Stipple engraving of cupid blowing bubbles.
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. .
Heliogravure and ALS by Louis Morin.  Risque imagery. c1890s
A single-page heliogravure created by Louis Morin, publisher.  The content of the letter discusses the publishing of a book including the cost of "aquarelle" or watercolor. Penned and signed by Louis Morin.  Measures 5 3/4" x 9"..
Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine
A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . .
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
The Baby: A Photographic Inquiry into Certain Private Opinions. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1950
unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking. 10" x 7 3/4". some creases and wear on edging of cover
Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black ..
A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. .
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover.
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
A collection of approximately 40 Satirical Caractures from Les Hommes 'aujourd and other publications. 1880s . ..
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.
W. S. Haven & Co. Priners, Stationers, Binders, & Blank Book Manufacturers, Pittsburgh. c1865 - with Presidential Votes. ..
A 2 3/8" x 4" business or trade card for a printer printed in red and black. It promotes the printer and provides the Electoral Vote counts by state for the Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan.  The reverse depicts the popular vote. .
Michael Wilcox. Twelve Bindings Prospectus. 1985
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, Bookseller, no date. Single-fold sheet measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". Front cover has title and author with a 1935 illustration by Astride Maillol from Ovid's L'Art d'aimer. A brief summary on the books written by Elaine Smyth and W. Thomas Taylor along with remarks by Wilcox on the bindings.. As new
The First English binding & marbling manuals and et le premier manuel de reliure imprimé séparément en français Prospectus . ..
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and includes an 11" x 8 1/2" and 10 1/4" x 5 1/8" inserts. The outer brochure is advertisement for a separately published French bookbinding manual by Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt and a bilingual reprint of the historic text. A two page explanation and description with a notice of discount for ordering both copies. The inserts are advertisements for the books Robert Frost and His Printers and Bert Clarke-Typographer.. as new
The 'Artist and the Critic' Series Plan and Description Prospectus. Catalpa Press, Ltd..Gloucestershire, England.n.d.
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is included. A biography of the series author with a sketched portrait rounds out the broadside. Two samples of what the books will look like are included. The first is Volume 1 and shows the book jacket design, then opens to a biography of an illustrator, Laurence Housman and an example of his work. The second insert is a sample of Volume 2 which features illustrator Richard Doyle.. some wear and creasing from handling
Yolla Bolly Press. Flight: A story by John Steinbeck Book Prospectus. Carolyn and James Robertson.Covelo, CA.1984
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 9 3/4" with a 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" insert to the reader. Also included is the original order card and envelope. Features a woodcut illustration on the front by Karin Wikström. The inside has a description of "California Writers of the Land", "A Story of the Santa Lucias', and "About the Yolla Bolly Press Edition". The back page lists other books in the series and the terms of purchase. The insert tells readers of why they chose to create this edition and the making of it. The order card is unused and has the publisher's address stamped envelope. All are stored in the original publishers stamped envelope which measures 13" x 10".. broadside-as new, envelope-has wear and some staining
The Blind Fiddle's Dog Song Sheet. A.T. Stevens.England.
Westminster for Flying Fame, London. Broadside measures 11 1/2" x 6" and features  the image of a dog at the top and man at the bottom. A  story of the Fiddler from the viewpoint of his dog. Top of page states "Price-Twopence, plain. Fourpence, coloured." no date.. small holes in each corner where broadside may have been hung. some wear on top edges, slight staining at top
Shane Leslie. Rhyme Sheet: Second Series; Bog Love, no. 11. The Poetry Bookshop.London.
The Poetry Bookshop, London. Measures 14" x 6 1/2" with top of page stating Rhyme Sheet: (Second Series) and bottom [No. 11]. A poem, Bog Love, written by Shane Leslie is accompanied by two decorations by C. Lovat Fraser.. as new
At the Sign of Flying Fame List of Publications Broadside. A.T. Stevens.London.1913
Westminster for Flying Fame. . Broadside is on bright pink paper and measures 12 3/4" x 5 1/2". Contains a list of publications for broadsides and chap books. Prices are Broadsides-2 pence plain. 4 pence coloured. and Cap-books-6 pence. A note on the bottom states" In the Press, other Chap-books, Broadsides, and Drawings by James Stephens, Holbrook Jackson, Walter de la Mare, Ralph Hodgson, Richard Honeywood, and Lovat Fraser. All publications decorated throughout by Lovat Fraser.". slight fading at top
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear
Sante Graziani. Prospectus for Homage to Ingres. Impressions Workshop, 1965
Prospectus booklet, stamped soft cover with cut out to title page, text with border and stamped image at end of chapter, fold in back cover houses sample lithographs and contact sheet as well as an unused order form. The booklet explains the contents and purpose of  "Prospectus for Homage to Ingres: Ten Lithographs with Selected Quatations from the Writings of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres." Three color sample lithographs by Sante Graziani are included with a black and white contact sheet with six litho samples. The last paper included is a preprinted unused order form envelope. 7 1/4" x 8". some fading on cover, creases
Promotional Flyer for Pamahasika’s Bird Circus c1910. ..
with images from photographs of Rags, the Famous Talking Cockatoo, and the troupe of Performing Birds and Dogs – 40 Laughs in 40 Minutes. An image of a poster of several dog acts and the great Prof. Pamahasika.  The exterior depicts an illustration of a menagerie of anthropomorphic birds performing various stunts including riding a carousal.  An image from a photograph of the professor at upper right.  Printed in pink ink.  Measures  10” x 14”. . “Hole “punches” along fold; former owner kept this in a two-ring binder.
Writing Book by Esther Merrill - Imagery of School Children --One with Dunce Cap. L. S. Learned.Cambridgeport, MA.n.d. c1870s
Illustrated paper wraps with school days border vignettes and center imagery of a group of children; some with books --one wearing a dunce cap.  The copy exercises were written by Esther M. Merrill  of Falmouth, Maine.  Complete and well penned.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". .
Eight (8) Mounted Photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, MA, 1805-2005
Eight (8) mounted photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, Mass. Although the photographs use "Old House in Dudley", images appear to be from the Phineas Bemis house which was destroyed in 2005.  One mentions it is the "South Room in the Dudley home", another "North parlor in old house in Dudley Mass" and also document items in the room. Six (6) are 5 1/4" x 8" photos on 10" x 12" mounts, one (1) is 6" x 8" on an 8" x 10" mount, and the last is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" mount.
$100 Reward – Confidence Man and Probably White Slaver. C1920. . ..
A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by Scott Sprout, Sheriff, Hutchinson, Kansas. 9” x 6”  . Separation at fold with crude scotch tape repair on reverse.
 A Pair of Photographs – Before and After - Who was Left without a Mate? Litchfield CT., 1888.. ..1888
Two (2) photographs taken of a group of young people while sitting on a porch. It appears as though they are on a holiday or picnic, as several people are holding lawn tennis rackets. The first photo shows a group of thirteen (13) people, some appearing quite affectionate or familiar towards their partner. The second photograph depicts only six (6) rather dejected looking members of the group. Each is wearing or holding a sign that reads “LEFT”, while the remaining spaces have signs marked “TAKEN”. Presumably there was some courting going on between the times of the two photographs, as the remaining individuals were all that were “left”. A sign in front of second photograph reads 1888. Reverse of one photograph marked Benedict – Litchfield, Conn. Photos measure 4 3/8” x 7 3/8” on slightly larger mounts. . edge wear on mounts
 Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902
A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
 Body Builder Posters for Coloring, Illustrated by Danny Webster, No. 605. Ideal School Supply Co..Chicago.1932
A set of ten 9" x 12" line drawings of different activities for children to build strong bodies.  They include Swinging, Seesaw, Climbing, Swimming, Jumping Robe, Skating, Leap Frog, Sliding, Rope Climbing and Tug o' War.  Includes asheet with Suggestions for Coloring Body Building Posters.  In original envelope.. Wear to envelope; otherwise fine.  Unused.
Fifteen (15) Press Photos - Osa  & Martin Johnson -Motion Picture Explorer  and Adventurer . ..1930-1939
A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers.  The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane  crash of Martin.  Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse.  Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa. . Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing.
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine.
Daniel DeFoe. The Illustrated Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself . Thomspon & Thomas.Chicago, IL.1872
A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover.
 The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,. The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
A 17 1/2" x 14 1/2" facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, about one-third in size; also a copy of Charles Carroll's manuscript additions in 1826, etc.   Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., Distributors of Patriotic Literature.   The Society is desirous that every citizen, especially young person and boys and girls, should study thoroughly or commit to memory the Declaration of Independence.  A fee of 10 cents is proposed.   Found in original envelope.  NO OCLC or other internet reference to the Society. 3/2017. .
Photograph Album of Bermuda Trip . .Germany.1920s
An travel album with 18 photographs of a trip from New York to Bermuda. The first photograph depicts the Furness Bermuda Line Offices in New York, which ran a line of shipping vessels that ferried passengers from New York to Bermuda. The next few pictures show the Statue of Liberty. After that the photographs depict places in Bermuda, such as the hotel Tom Moore's House Tavern, and landscapes. The covers are gilded and stamped. The album itself was made in Germany. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Minor edge wear and some verdigris. Some of the interior pages used to hold the photographs are slightly toned. Otherwise fine.
A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event.   "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be the play based on novel of the same name by Frederic S. Isham. The play is a comedy about a stockbroker who must tell the truth for a whole day. The illustration accompanying the poster appears to be the logo for the performers, 'Parish Players', as the eyes are two 'P's. Measures 18 3/4" x 14" "Tulip Tea" is a poster advertising a benefit hosted for the Branford Visiting Nurse Association in May 1925. Tickets were 35 cents each, and there was food, candy, dolls, baskets, toys, and a picture gallery. The poster itself has two whimsical renditions of tulips on either side of the text, in color (red, yellow, orange, and green). The title of the poster, Tulip Tea, is done in a gradient of red, yellow and orange. There are pencil marks seen beneath the text and drawing and was obviously used as a guide for the design.  Measures 22" x 14".. The 'Tulip Tea' poster has a tear on the bottom right corner, approximately 3". As well as 4 small pin holes from when it was displayed. "Nothing but the Truth" has one pin hole at the top center. Minor toning/ fading due to age/light damage.
Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
A 15 1/2" x 12" hand-colored lithographic German board game with anthropomorphic characters. Originally illustrated by Jakob Schmitt some time between 1820-1830, this is a reprint on thick board from around 1870. There are are forty-one (41) numbered squares, half of have characters in them. Square #41 is the large drawing in the center that depicts anthropomorphic characters at a banquet. There are instructions at the bottom, in German.. Minor edge wear and toning due to age.
European Etchings: A Series of Twenty-Two Original Etchings by Famous Foreign Artist with Descriptive Text. Estes and Lauriat.Boston.1888
Numbered Limited edition of 350 copies printed various paper types. This item is #123 printd on Holland paper. The book contains twenety-two black and white original etchings (missing two), most of which are in the plate. Etchings are done by Ernest Bosch, J. Willroider, Max Volkhart, C. Jutz, J. Leisten, Carl Hoff, C. F. Dieker, Oscar Hoffman, K.P.T. von Eckenbrecher,  Hans Dahl, H. Deiters, Chr. Kroner, Ernst Zimmerman, Franz Lenback, E. Ducker, and G. Meissner (some artist have multiple etchings in the book). Each etching with tissue-guard, and there are two sets of etchings which are printed two to a page, otherwise the etching are one per page. Each print comes with descriptive text by different authors. The first etching, 'Sunday Afternoon' is opposite the title page, while its descriptive text comes after the table of contents. Otherwise the text comes before the etching. Cover has gilt stamp details on blue paper over hard boards; the spine is a dark blue leather done to match the boards. Measures 17 1/2" x 12". To view this item, please click on the following link: . Edge wear due to rubbing. Front cover fully detached. Backstrip cover missing.  First two blank end papers are detached. Missing two of the 22 designs: The Disputants by J. Leisten and Portrait of a Woman by  Franz Lenback.Toned and soiled due to age. Etchings themselves are in great shape.
Bremen, Meyer von The Artists' Album. A series of twenty beautiful works of Meyer von Bremen, Guido, Fournier, Detaille, Corot, Creti, J.G.S. Brown and others ; reproduced in colors . Meyer von Bremen Art Club Studio.London.c1870
A portfolio issued by the noted German painter Meyer von Bremen which contains 20 full page chromolithographs of both his and other artists' work. Each plate is preceded by a blank page with a printed caption and artist credit. The subject of the plates in this book are two portraits of peasant children, several charming bird plates, two flower plates, two French military plates (showing the soldier's uniforms) four plates depicting children in pastoral setters and others. Two chromolithographs are missing from this book. Johann Georg, called Meyer von Bremen, was a Genre painter and pupil of Dusseldorf Academy under Karl Ferdinand Sohn and Friedrich Wilheim Schadow. Meyer von Bremen began painting biblical subjects, then traveled in the Hessian, Bavarian, and Swiss mountain districts, studying the people for his genre scenes, which since have become widely known. The full title of this book ends with: A Series of The only edition in existence (Limited). Brown leather gilt stamped covers. The chromolithographs have tissues guards. Measures 20 1/2" x 13 3/4" To view this item, please click on the following link: Covers are fully detached. Edge wear due to rubbing. A blank end paper in the front is fully detached. Missing two of the chromolithographs (Italian Peasant Girl & Boy [after Gudio] by Creti, Rome, and The Hard Bargain [from the engraving] by Flachenekker, Munich). One print (The Kingfisher [from the original] by Burnier, Dusseldorf) has an 8" tear. This tear is mostly across the white boarder of the print, which the exception of one tiny corner (see picture). Some of the tissue guards are missing, torn, or folded.
 A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank). Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835
This set of five black and white engravings were a part of the Cruikshankiana Series, printed in London by Thomas McLean. The first set was issued circa 1825, but this collection is from a reprinting in August of 1835. The majority of the prints are by artist George Cruikshank who was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. The engravings are different sizes, printed on paper sized at 17 1/4" x 11". (The size of each engraving on the page are below)  Titles in this set are as follows: The Blue Devils!! by George Cruikshank This print was a part of a set that were used to illustrate the discomforts and pain of illness. These 'pains' where represented by the little demons tormenting the man. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" Dancing Dolls or Les marionettes a Londres by George Cruikshank This engraving depicts a young boy playing fife and tabor while displaying his two puppet dolls that are stretched across a string. There are two young girls near him watching and playing with their own dolls. Measures 6" x 4 3/4" A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait by William Heath, 1835 Features two men standing on a river-bank unhappily fishing; one short and obese, the other tall and thin. The latter hooks a frog. Close behind them is a hound who is furtively devouring the fish which lie on the grass. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" Study for The Dancing Lesson, Part 2: The Minuet by George Cruikshank, 1835 Depicts a young boy and girl dancing a minuet, looking at dancing master who plays a pochette. There is a little girl standing in the background on a wooden box. Measures 6 1/4" x 5" To Calais by George Cruikshank Illustrates passengers aboard ship who hang in misery over the railing of the ship in various stages of seasickness. There is also a woman in the background whose face obscured by a bonnet, who further shields her eyes of the wretched scene. Measures 8" x 6" To view this collection, please click on the following link: Toning and soiling due to age. Minor tears at edge, do not effect the engravings.
 Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
A grouping of four items belonging to Joseph Vera, New Bedford, MA.  The first is an insurance policy  relating specifically to his home being destroyed by fire caused by lightening strikes.  The policy is associated with the installation of a Cleveland Lightening Rod and its proper maintenance and use.  A fine half-page vignette of a home being protected by the lightening rod adorns the 1869 policy.  The second item, a policy with China Mutual Insurance Company for his whaling ship, Bark Orlando at and from Menado to continue wherever she may go on a whaling voyage with all the usual privileges until she returns to New Bedford, dated 1873. The last two items in this collection are a pair of photographs of Joseph Vera. The first photograph shows Vera sitting with a small dog in his lap and a young boy, presumably his son or grandson, sitting next to him. This photograph measures 4" x 2 1/2" and is mounted on a board. The second photograph appears to be a duplicate of the first, however it has been cropped and enlarged to just show Vera and the dog. It is also the mirror image of the first. It measures 6 3/4" x 6". Minor wear, light penciling on reverse of policy, corner chip on photo. Commonplace items of the day for the affluent New Englander . . Joseph Vera, a Portuguese immigrant became a prominent business man in New Bedford, MA. In addition to owning a men's outfitting store, a rooming house, and a farm in Mattapoisett, was also heavily invested in the whaling industry.
 Exhibition Card, An Exhibition of American Posters . C S Pratt.New York.October 1895
Charles Pratt was an early promoter of the poster arts in the United States. He had a store in New York City and in the fall of 1895 he arranged the first ever exhibition of artistic posters from American printers and published. The exhibition took place in his own store on 6th Avenue, and anyone wishing to showcase a sample of their work could sent a selection of the posters to Pratt where they would be exhibited free of charge.   This folded exhibition card both advertises the exhibition and Pratt’s store itself. Printed in two colors, black and red, the front cover depicts the image of a young woman on a street looking through a store window. This miniature poster was designed by J. Brevoot Cox especially for the exhibition.  Measures 4 ½” x 3 ½” (folded), 7” x 4 ½” (unfolded) . Minor toning due to age. The two halves of the folding card are separated. There is minor damage to the back of the card from where it was pasted into a scrap book.
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"As the Twig is Bent" a hand drawn Childhood Labor Poster
A 17 1/2" x 14" hand drawn poster about child labor. The poster features an image of Uncle Sam hold his top hat in hand and looking down on a small stunted tree that is growing out of a rocky landscape. On a rock near by the tree is the wood 'labor' and on the tree trunk itself is the wood 'childhood'. At the base of the poster is a pasted-on quote, “As the twig is bent.” The quote is derived from Alexander Pope's Epistles to Several Persons, published in 1732 “Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.” This saying is often misquoted as “As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined” or “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” It is meant to extoll on the idea that early influences have a permanent effect and more importantly that the effects of parental, environmental and peer influences can have a huge impact on a young molding mind and will shape who they are and how they act later in life. In this instance, in the context of child labor, it is meant to make the viewer reflect on how hard labor can permanent effect a child. The image itself is drawn in black charcoal with a blue color pencil beneath that was used during the first sketch of the images. It is signed Batchelder. On the back of the poster, it is stamped “PUP Dec 2 1934.”  Edge wear.
Price: $275.00
A 6 1/4" x 7" etching titled Sylvia depicting a coquettish woman with exposed breasts.   The verse below  from  Acis and Galatea by John Gay and reads "Love on her Breast Sits panting' And swells with Soft desire No grace no Charm is wanting To set  the Heart on Fire.   Hand finished. Affixed to a geometric printed board page  presumably from a scrap book.
3 Posters - Chelsea Art Festival
Group of three offset litho prints  promoting the Chelsea Art Festival (20th St. New York) for 1965-1967.  The second through fifth annual events. The abstract art of Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, pink-tone palms of Alex Katz and the solitary worrisome young woman of Bessie Boris.  Largest measures 22" x 17".
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
5 volume set. Illustrations, plates, portraits, maps (some folded and in color), plans, facsimiles. The following are the topics cover in this series by volume: Volume I – The Swarming of the English, Volume II – Colonies and Nation, Vol III – The Founding of the Government, Vol IV – Critical Changes and Civil War, and Vol V – Reunion and Nationalization. This series was written by Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) before he served as the 28th President of the United States (from 1913 to 1921) and received his Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. At the time of publication Wilson was a well-known lawyer and an academic, as a professor of history and politics, and president of Princeton University. It was during his tenure at Princeton that he penned this five-volume history of the United States, and the series reflects many of his ideas and biases that he later brought to national politics. Includes content, notes on illustrations, bibliographical references and index. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Illustrated Letters by Anna Morey on her Grand European Tour
A collection of 6 illustrated letters with 24 pages written by Anna Morey while she and her husband traveled through Germany and towards Paris on their grand European Tour. Anna is clearly writing to a young boy, and most likely a family member (nephew or young cousin) she often makes reference to her parents (his grandparents). Anna and her husband Charles tour through the Germany countryside, mostly alongside the Rhine on a carriage. Some of the towns mentioned in the letters are: Godesbert, Unkel, Goppingen, Ahrweiler, Lochmuhle, Neuwied, Brussels, Cologne, Brun, Koblenz, and Salzig. Inserted into the letters are tiny sketches, done in pen, of some of the sites and people Anna encounters. Additionally, she adds several printed pictures of the hotels or castles she visits. There is a total of nine drawings and six prints. The collection contains two completed letters and two separate sheets that are partial letters.  Below are some quotes from the letters: “It was very refreshing & we found they used it for all purposes, even the horses were watered with the same drink and I offered a dipper full to the master puppy but one taste was quite enough for although very hot, he showed there was difference by leaving it.” – Discussing Godesberg’s Mineral Spring “These castles on the Rhine look very picturesque from the river or road below and it seems sad when within its crumbled walls to feel that time will do the same to all we now behold. So we too must all pass away and be forgotten like those who once inhabited them.” “Unkel – A very small town I shall always remember, the stones were by nature arranged in the such a curious manner. One could be easily reminded of the Giant’s Causeway form the picture books for that is the only place I’ve seen it.” “Passing through the town of Lochmuhle, we were assailed by beggars and for the first time since the journey commenced. The dog was quick to know they had had no right to ask, or rather trouble us, and his pellicular look was enough to make them think he would bite them. His hair stood out as though he was constantly electrified and he barked as through his lungs were never in better order, than when he was using them.” (accompanied by an illustration of the dog) “Most all the working people smoke pipes [in] this form, and sometimes they are half a yard long and attached to the belt.” (accompanied by an illustration of a man smoking a pipe) “You can give my love to all, and pass the letter round as I cannot write to each one. Kiss all for me and when you grow to be a man and I am an old lady, I shall expect you to write me.” “… and to see the fine Caste of Ehrenbreitstein. We took a guide and examined it with much interest… We saw plenty of soldiers, a great many cannons and ammunition of all kinds but the view of the town was charming.” - aka Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Double-Side Book Promotion for The Child's History of the United States by Charles Morris and Beautiful Stories about Children by Charles Dickens. International Publishing Co.Philadelphia.1901
A double sided advertising sheet for the International Publishing Company located in Philadelphia. The front side advertises for a book entitled "The Child's History of the United States" by Charles Morris. This poster showcases five of the illustrations that would be found in the book (Ponce De Loen: Hunting for the Fountain of Youth in Florida, Capture of Major Andre, the Surrender at Yorktown, Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and Osceola Drives His Hunting Knife Through the Treaty: Seminole Ware of 1832), and claims that it is a "complete story of American History from the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492, down to the year 1901, written in simple, story-telling style as delightful as any instructive to both children and parents." The backside of the poster advertises for the book "Beautiful Stories about Children" by Charles Dickens, which was first published in 1898. These series of stories were originally by Charles Dickens, but in this book, they are retold by his granddaughter (among others) and others. As the poster advertises, the book is superbly illustrated with “nearly 100 new color plates, half-tones and pen sketches made especially by famous artists for these stories, [and] this book contains the most charming portrayals of child-character from the immortal works of the great author.” The poster features five of these new illustrations: The Death of Poor Jo: The Street Sweeper, Florence and Little Paul, The Toy Maker and His Blind Daughter, The Little Runaway Couple, and Little Neil and her Grandfather Meet Mrs. Jarley. Measures 18" x12" . Toned and soiled due to age. Crease marks along original folds, with some small tears at edge. Tear along the original folds at the top, as well as the top right. Reinforced with archival tape.
Snapshot - Young Child stands with Giant Gingerbread Man. .Essen Germany.1929
A 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" snapshot photograph depicting a 3 or a 4 year old  child standing next to a life-size gingerbread cookie holding a pipe.  Of note the child appears  nonplussed by the life size cookie --Perhaps a photo with a friend... Info on reverse  Essen West, Willie Sanoje 4-3-29..
 French Entertainment Imagery - Programmes, Sheet Music & Advertising. ..c1900-1910
An array of theater programmes, sheet muscia and an advertisment for Le Rire .  Selected as a gorup for similar yet different imagery.  All French.  All appear to be from 1900-1910 with the exception of S'il est un Charmant Gazon by Victor Hugo.   The smallest measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4". .
 Horse Drawn Parade Float - Harvest Festival - Flora, Ceres, Pomona. .Raymond, NH.1914
Black and white photograph on brown mount. Depicts women standing on a parade float, being pulled by two horses: float consists of a large cart, draped in white fabric, with 16 women and their driver on board. All of the women are wearing white dresses, and there is a sign attached to the back of the cart that reads "Flora, Ceres, Pomona" - likely a reference to their local Grange Society's positions with the same name. "Novelty Photo For Duplicates, E. Hayes, Beverly Mass."  is stamped on the backing. 12" x 10" -  8" x 6" photograph .
 Tongue in Cheek Menu - Grand Salt Water Voyage. .Philadelphia.Nov. 7, 1890
A tongue in cheek heavy stock menu that appears to be lambasting the outgoing politicians in Philadelphia.  It is presented as a Grand Salt Water Voyage - Four Years' Pickling at the Head Waters of the famouse Stream of Brine". The voyage was on The Steamer, "Denial" leaving the Pine Street wharf of the Tuna. The vessel will be captained by "Boss" Bannon, who will fly as his colors, the affidavit of Cummings, The Hon. John Wanamaker Johnston, P.M., will man the helm, and struggle to keep the vessel in good shape for the retuyrn trip.   A list of crew members follows.    The Menu on the reverse roasts (pun intended) various figures including Billingsley, Blackmarr, Judas Pluvius Zane, etc.  It includes Crow, dressed in "Glittering Generalities," and much more.  Measures 6 1/4" x 3". .
Beatrix Potter Sister Anne. David McKay Co..Philadelphia .1932, First
In a darker story for Beatrix Potter, she retells the classic folk tale of Bluebeard. It is told from the perspective of Anne, the sister to the eighth wife of Bluebeard. 154 pages. 12 full page illustrations done by Katharine Sturges. First edition, first issue. The frontispiece illustration incorrectly tipped in opposite page 7, instead of the title page, as it was in later copies. It is one of the lesser known of Beatrix Potter's work, and is different from her famous stories, like Peter Rabbit, in both style and subject. Blue cloth binding, hardcover, with glint stamping on spine and front board. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" . Sister Anne was the last story written by Beatrix Potter and published while she was alive. It was only  published in the United States.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Facsimile Edition - 33/250. Battledore Ltd..Kingston, New York.1995
These boxed prints are from the original blocks that were made for first private edition of 1901, including images that did not get included in the commercial publication. There are 34 gorgeously done prints, brown ink on 100% cotton, acid free paper. Each printed image has a tissue guard and is enclosed in its own gray folder, with a number and an excerpt of text printed on it. There is also a separate booklet with an introduction by Maurice Sendak included. It is all contained in an original slate blue cloth-covered clamshell box. It is a limited edition print of 250 copies, this copy is number 33.  .
N.L Willet  Beaufort County, South Carolina: The Shrines, Early History, and Topography . Phoenix Printing Company.Augusta, GA.1929
This short book provides a brief, but thorough, history of Beaufort County. 32 pp, printed wrappers. It not only offers a history of the county, but also landmarks and sites that can be experienced when visiting there. Included are pictures to as a visual aid and to add interests. The book is presented in chapters that are further broken down into subheadings which addresses specific areas. As an example, Chapter VII discusses Slavery in the early Carolina colony days with sections on slavery, the poor whites, not homogeneous, the Sea Island and Coast Negro andThe Gullah Negro of Old The informational materials provided in this book is mean to not only educate, but generate interest  and tourist activity for the county. Measures 9" x 6"..
Window Display Photograph - Helen Fox Kruser Delicatessen featuring of A-So-Gud Pretzels . ..1920s
A 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" photograph depicting a window display at Helen Fox Kruser  Delicatessen.  Large poster in background for "O-So-Gud" Pretzels in the background with open cases of pretzels and pretzels strewn about the base of the display. The pretzels are accompanied by what else but beer....
Poster - The International Magazine - Tales from Foreign Tongues. Union Quoin Co..Chicago.1897
A 27 3/8" x  10 3/4"  literary poster mounted on linen. Titled The International Magazine.  A 15" image depicts a dragon head with a serpent's tale.  It is captioned "Tales from Foreign Tongues" Base reads 10 cents a copy. $1 a year.  FOR SALE HERE..
Joseph A. Lambeth Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries  . Allied Bakery Products, Inc.Detroit, MI.1960, Third Printing
360pp. Large format cookbook is focused solely on the skill of baking. 360 pp.  Hardcover binding, dark maroon covers with gold decoration and raised lettering. The book is comprised of sixteen chapters, each with their own theme, like "French Pastries" and "Seasonal Cakes". Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the items that are included in the section. There are many recipes included in each chapter along with several photographs and illustrations, including 20 color plates that brilliantly present the wonderfully crafted baked goods.  Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4"..
Marion L. McNeil Round the Mulberry Bush. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, Ohio.1933
This books has several simple and sweet stories that all center around a grandma telling anecdotes about her life when she was young to her grandchildren. 34 pages. Each story starts the same way, with a grandchild commenting on the activity or conversation being had, and then the grandma begins to reminisce. There are beautiful, full page illustrations done by Fern Bisel Peat that add to the story. The text is also full page, with one illustration for each story. 11 1/2" x 9".
Jake Jackson Queen of the Fairies: Incredible Pop-up Panorama . Flame Tree Publishing .Great Britain .2007
The gorgeously illustrated pop-up panorama truly brings the characters and scenery to life. It is one illustration that expands over two pages depicting a gathering scene of the various fairies in the woods. There is a little story and poem that are placed within the scenery to give context to the illustrations. Also, within the scenery are various pull and lift tabs in the that are meant to blend in, making for a fun find and adds interactivity with the story. Addition of a paper doll and a clear plastic pouch containing various outfits for the doll. 12" x 11 3/4"  .
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908
A collection of approximately 50 pieces of ephemera belonging to Robert Simpson Woodward who was a distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and later President of Carnegie Institution. The majority of the collection consists of invitations, and their corresponding ephemera such as programs, RSVP cards, envelopes, and calling cards. Some of the invites were for Carnegie's various graduation functions, the German Ambassador Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, the American Institute of Architects, and the Literary Society.  There are three large formal invitations, one from the Periodical Publishers Association of America, one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the other was for a dinner with a select group of individuals: Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, Secretary of State Elihu Root, Darius Ogden Mills, former US Assistant Secretary of State John L Cadwalader, President of Phelps Dodge Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry L Higginson (founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and John Billings. Additionally there are a few short letters, the subject of which is generally a lengthy invite to a dinner or meeting. The smallest of these items are 3 3/4" x 2" and they go up to 12" x 9". Lastly there are two photographs of Woodward. First, a small black and white one (4" x 3 1/4") inset on a larger piece of paper (11" x 8 1/2"). The second is a larger sepia toned photograph (10" x 8"), printed by Portrait Studios Underwood and Underwood. This photograph comes in a folder. . Robert Simpson Woodward was born on July 21, 1849 in Rochester, MI to Lysander Woodward (1817 - 1880) and Peninah Axford Simpson (1825 - 1894). Robert first attended Rochester Academy, graduating in 1868. He went to the University of Michigan to study engineering and graduated in 1872. He worked as a geographer for the US geological survey from 1884 to 1890. He became a Professor of Mechanics at Columbia University in 1893 and in 1904 left that post to become President of Carnegie Institute of Washington, DC, where he remained until 1921. He was also President of several societies, such as American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert married Martha Gretton Bond (1851 -1937) on March 1, 1876 in Detroit, MI. He had four children, Alice Woodward (1876-1878), Robert Simpson Woodward Jr (1879-1849), Karl Wilson Woodward (1881-1962) and William Lysander Woodward (1885-1946). He died June 29, 1924 in Washington, DC after a long illness.
Vivid orange uncut lithograph file copy for children's book  - animals. Neu Ruppin bei Oehmigke & Riemschneider.Neuruppin Germany.1860s
A 17 1/4" x 14 1/2" uncut file copy, the first run off a lithograph stone (showing register marked, printed on vibrant orange paper, It depicts four (4) pages of a book  with fine illustrations and border decoration and rhyming verse. Subjects include the Lamb, The Ducks, the Swan, and the Boy and His Dog.  Printed in German. .
 Retirement Album for W. B. Gray, Western Electric Company. Western Electric Company.Baltimore, Maryland.1952
William B. Gray was a Works Comptroller who worked at Western Electric Company, Point Breeze works in Maryland who retired in the summer of 1952. He was presented with a scrap album by his coworkers upon his departure. The first page of this album starts with W. B. Gray's, often referred to as Bill throughout, business card with a hand written note that says he retired on August 1, 1952. Next is a program for Gray's Testimonial Dinner thrown in his honor. The rest of the album is full of short notes written to Gray from his coworkers that are full of well-wishes at his retirement. The majority of the album has on each page two 8" x 5" pasted in notes with the phrase "Should Old Acquaintance be Forgot". Written on each of these pieces of paper are the notes, hand written and typed, from Gray's coworkers. Often pasted on next to the note is a picture, general a head shot, of his coworker who wrote the note. At times these pictures have been cut out so that only the head (and no background) of the picture is shown.  The notes themselves go from general well-wishes on a happy retirement, to memories about past times sometimes with humor thrown in. A few are even poems. One note that stands out in particular is actually a punched out computer time card with a sentiment written onto it. There are also several pages of just photographs throughout the album, generally either group images of employees or Gray in the outdoors with several unknown individuals. Lastly there is a copy of his employment contract. Loose in the album are a company organizational chart from Aug. 1945 and a copy of "The Pointer" a company newsletter from August 1952 which as an article on Gray's retirement. Below are two examples of the notes (the first an acrostic): "W with rod and lure B beguile the finny denizens of streams; G off your fish after R eeling in you catch and A dmit to the gurgle of white water - Y our travail has ended." "Best Wishes for a Happy Retirement; Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think." Green Leather covers with gild lettering. 80 pgs. Approximately 95 photographs, some of which are cutouts. 127 letters/notes. This count does not include loose items or the program, contract, or business card. . William Breathitt Gray II was born on October 3, 1888 to William Breathitt Gray I (1847-1915) and Mary Jane Draper Gray (1956-1922) in Utica, MT. Originally, a rancher on his parents farm, he moved to Chicago in the early 1920s to start work at the Western Electric Company. He married Mabel Dell St. John Gray (1892-1965) on December 23, 1916. They would have two children together, William Breathitt Gray III (1917-?) and David Wallace Gray (1919-?). He moved to Florida with his wife after his retirement, and died on January 11, 1976.
 National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union Membership Application Flyer. National Teachers' Institute.New York, NY.November 4, 1874
A circular for the National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union. The front features their mission statement as well as various testimonials surround by a border of 34 state seals. It states that the societies are responsible for "supplying schools with teachers and pupils, and teachers with Schools and Positions, and furnishing philosophical and chemical apparatus, pianos, melodeons, music, books, globes, maps, school and private libraries, geological cabinets, &c." On the back side there is one section which states the plans of the organization, another that states the terms of membership and two more sections for a teacher to fill out to apply for membership. There are two paste downs on the back, one which offers a 10 percent discount to any teacher who replies within 10 days of receiving the circular and the other which offers a different tier of membership in the society. There is also an inscription, in ink, stating that this circular was address to J. E. Jocelyn and dated November 4, 1874. Measures 19" x 11 3/4"..
 Our Two-Faced Mayor, A Political Satire Cartoon. ..1860
A political cartoon depicting a woodcut engraving of a man wearing a top hat sitting on top of a fence. He has two-faces, and as such, he says to the man standing on the right side of the fence "Don't you be alarmed. Ratigan is the last man I shall appoint any how," while at the same time telling the man on the left side of the fence "You are all right Ratigan. You are the first on the list." The cartoon is titled, "Our Two-Faced Mayor. Applications received both sides of the fence." It is unknown if the cartoon is representing a specific event or political campaign or more simply the general idea that all politicians are two-faced and often promise contradicting ideas depending on who their audience is. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 3/4".
. Color Broadside promoting the “Christmas World”, Three Sections in Color for 5 cents.  Out Sunday, Dec. 13 . The New York World.New York .1906
11 ½” x 17 3/8” color broadside with illustration of anthropomorphic elephant as Santa Claus.  Promotes feature articles “Christmas with the Poor and Christmas with the Rich”, “Santa Claus Held up in Hogan’s Alley”, cartoon by Geo. B. Luks and “The Merry (?) Christmas of Paterfamilais”, cartoon by McDougall.   Mounted on backing board.  Letter folds.   .
The New York Sunday World Feb. 16th c1895 - Adventurous Miniature Woman Rides a Hawk
A 17 5/8" x 12" literary poster for The New York Sunday World - Sunday, Feb 16th (c1895) 3 Magazines Combined iwht all the News bedised.  - McDougall ll up in a Balloon (Albuquerque balloon festival), Eight Colored Comic Pages, Fully of Breezy Features and Escape of the Crooks. .
 A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
A collection of thirty (30) issues of "Le Sourire", a French illustrated humorist serial publication under the direction of Maurice Mery and Alphonse Allais. It was a weekly publication, normally issued on Saturdays. Le Sourire, meaning the Smile, was launched in 1889 and ran continuously till 1939, with the exception a few brief years where publication ceased due to World War I. The serial was intended to compete with a similar journal known as Le Rire (The Laugh). Each issue features a color illustration on the front and back cover, while several black and white illustrations, ranging in size from small vignettes to full page works. Additionally there are short stories, articles, and advertisements (all in French). The magazines provided a great resource for both artistic and political Parisian culture at the time. The bulk of collection (22 issues) are from 1900-1901, however there are issues as late as 1913. The numbering of each issue was originally numbered consecutively, even as years past. At some point, they switched over to restarting the numbering at the beginning of each year, while including the year in publication. The issues within the collection are as follows: 1900 (12 issues): 38,39,41,44,45,46,50,51,52,53,57,59 1901  (11 issues): 63,66,73,74,75,81,88,91,96,97,98 1902 (2 issues): 116,147 1904 (1 issue): 224 1905 (1 issue): 304 1911 (1 issue): 13 Annee # 27 1913 (1 issue): 15 Annee # 27 Special Edition, No Date: A Travelers Les Ages Measure 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". To view the collection, click: .
 Kodakery, Manuscript on Photography with Photos and Drawings. ..c1920
This handmade photography guide, called, Kodakery, contains a series of drawings, photographs, and printed photographs, used to illustrate the art of photography. Made from a photo album, it contains 23 pages of written text, 5 pages of drawings, 26 individual photographs, and 16 printed photographs. Kodakery is a term that was derived from the camera name "Kodak", and according to this guide it meant "the taking of pictures, developing and finally printing to show the picture." The guide starts off with a description of the camera itself, its various parts and 6 different types of lenses (miniscus, concave, convex, meniscus achromatic, rapid rectilnear, and anastigmatic lenses), and more specifically how light enters the camera through the different lenses. The guide continues on to provide in-depth explanations of a fixed focus camera and of that of an adjustable focal length, and what that means for the camera's depth of focus, even discussing what F-stops are best for different types of pictures. Next the guide discusses the film itself and its different parts: a strip of celluloid, a gelatin, and a silver bromide, before continuing on to instruct the reader on how to develop the film and how make prints from the negatives. This section is rather in depth, as it goes into the room requirements, the chemicals needed, how to enlarge prints, and different contrast filters that can be used. The guide ends with a series of quick tips for the reader to remember, such as "be sure the temperature of the developer and fixing is below 70 degrees" and "fixed focus cameras have great depth of focus." On ever other page of the guide are either drawings, actual photographs or printed photographs used to illustrated the text. For example, there is a drawing of each of the different types of lenses, a series of four printed photographs that show how the use of different contrast filters affect the image, and actual photographs used to illustrated what a photograph looks like when it is either under or over developed. Green covers, 50 pgs. Measures 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" The photographs and printed photographs are held in place by photo corners, while the text pages are line paper that has been pasted in. It is unclear if this album was meant to be a first draft for a printed photographic manual, or made for a school assignment. .
A Grouping of 22 Bookseller Labels/Tags from the 18th and 19th Centuries. ..[1825-1920]
A collection of twenty-two (22) bookseller labels (also called Bookseller Tags) from the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the more unique and largest labels in the collection is from the Female Benevolent and Library Society. This was a small library founded in 1825 by the female members of the town of Seekonk, MA. This society formed the basis of what has become the town's Public Library that is still in operation today. The next earliest labels are Berard & Mondon and E. A. Rice & Co. and based on store records and addresses, they date from between 1834-1842 and 1836-1840. The majority of the labels are from the New England/New York era, but several are from Europe, London and Paris more specifically. There are two sets of labels from the same store, Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers and The Book Shop, however the labels themselves are different. The Brentano's tags are two different colors, red and orange, while The Book Shop's tags are from two different locations. The labels range in size from 1" x 1/4" up to 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". Below is a list of all the labels in the collection, as well as the location of the bookseller. Berard & Mondon (New York, NY) Borghese (unknown) Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers (New York, NY) Red Tag Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers (New York, NY) Orange Tag E. A. Rice & Co. (Lowell, MA) Female Benevolent and Library Society (Seekonk, MA) Gregory & White Booksellers (Providence, RI) Hallaway House Bookshop (Wellesley, MA) Leighton, Son, and Hodge (London) Paul Elder & Co. (San Francisco, CA) Signs of Our Time (Not a bookseller, but a misc. book tag) The Book Shop (75 Westminster St., Providence 3, RI) The Book Shop (5 Grosvenor Bldg., Providence, RI) The Galignani Library (Paris) The Little Shop (Warrenton, VA) The Personal Book Shop (Boston, MA) The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc. (New York, NY) W. A. Butterfield (Boston, MA) W. B. Clarke Co. (Boston, MA) W. Bone & Son (London) W & G Foyle Ltd (London) Wildy's Sons Ltd (London) .
 How the Democrats Have Spent the Public Moneys of the City of Boston. .Boston, MA.1883
A booklet that compares and contrasts the "expenditures of the Board of Aldermen, Common Council, and principal committee of the City Government, for refreshments and carriages" between 1882 and 1883. The booklet starts off with an address by Boston Mayor Albert Palmer (1831-1887) condemning the amount spent on entertainment, before detailing out the budget for two different parties thrown by the Board of Alderman. According to a synopsis of one of the parties, each guest must have had about two quarts of liquor and over ten cigars each in order for the budget to check out. The booklet ends with the statement: "The men who have so disregarded their duties and obligations as city officials will only continue their nefarious work, should they be able to get their hands into the coffers of the State." 12 pages, included printed wrappers. String binding. OCLC 11 (Oct 2019). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 /12".
Cora Massie Stephens  Flyer for the  Tabernacle of Witness, An Engraving. W. E. Stephens.St. Louis, MO.1895
A flyer for the sale of "The Tabernacle of Witness", an engraving done by Cora Massie Stephens (1856-1943). The engraving was being sold by William Edward Stephens (1850-1918), Cora's husband and owner of W. E. Stephens & Co. (eventually renamed Stephens Lithographing and Engraving Company). The flyer is divided into two sections. The first section has a black and white print of the engraving, along with the text "Every Sunday School, and Every Pastor, Superintendent and Christian Worker should have a copy." This flyer was attempting to sell a larger and more colorful version of the engraving then was sold previously. The version for sale was 32" x 47" and has been "lithographed in ten colors and three bronzes, on heavy lithograph paper". The second section of this flyer included testimonials from a several past customers praising the quality and composition of the engraving. At the bases of the flyer, in red, is the text "Special Discount of 25 per cent. [sic] to Delegates to the Eighth International Convention". It is unknown what convention the flyer is referring to. With the flyer is two envelopes, the first one originally held the flyer and is emblazoned with the word "Important!". The second envelope is slightly smaller than the first and was meant as a return envelope and has the company's address on it. Measures 12" x 9" (flyer), 6 1/2" x 3 3/4 (envelope).
Kjartan Slettemark Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973. Wailen Datnolm Boktr.Sweden.1975
Title: Stoppa Matchen! (Stop the Match) Designer: Kjartan Slettemark (Norwegian) Printer: Wailen Datnolm Boktr. AB, Lund 1975 Year: 1975 Image from photograph of observers in a stadium with an armed guard in the foreground. A tennis racket superimposed atop the  scene. This poster was created in conjunction with the David Cup celebrated in Bastad, Sweeden in 1975. The Norwegian artist Kjartan Slettemark produced a poster encouraging people to stop the tennis matches in protest against the Chilean military regime. Culminated with Chile's defeat in the matches. Measures : 27" x 19" (Poster), 29" x 21 1/2 (with linen backing).
 Soviet Union Agricultural Feeding Program Poster. State Publishing House.Petersburg, Russia.1920
A Soviet Union propaganda poster printed by the State Publishing House the various types of feeds available for cows besides hay. The poster describes a 'feed unit', which refers to the nutritional strength of one pound of a force-feed fodder, which is normal a mixture of oatmeal, bran and corn, and is the supposed ideal feed for cows. The poster then details how various other vegetables, such as potatoes and turnips, compare to this ideal feed unit. Additionally the poster provides information how to calculate how much of these alternative feed sources would be needed to replicate the nutritional strength of one feed unit. This information is surrounded by a decorative border that at the top features an image of a cow's head surround by sun flowers and foliage. Mounted on linen. In Russian. Measures 39" x 23".
 German People's Party Political Poster. Muhlmeister & Johler.Hamburg, Germany.c1930
A political poster for Deutschen Volkspartei (DVP), otherwise known as the German People's Party, a German political party that was the successor to the National Liberal Party. DVP was founded in 1918 and was a "right-wing liberal" party. It was eventually dissolved in 1933 due to rise of the Nazi Party. The poster was aimed at the craftsmen and soldiers of Germany, and features an image of four men, in blue, walking. Mounted on linen. In German. Measures 29" x 18 1/2".
V Hugh German-Hanoverian Party Political Poster. Hannoversche Buch u Kunstdruckerei A. Funke.Germany.c1918
German-Hanoverian Party  (GHP) was a conservative, federalist German political party of the early 1900s. It, like mainly other parties were disbanded in 1933 as the Nazi Party came into power. This poster showcases an image of a young man on a white jumping horse holding a yellow-silver split flag. This image is in front of a red circular background and has the phrase "Im Innen Frei Dem Reichetreu" on it, which roughly translates to  "Freely Inside, Faithful to the Realm". Underneath that image is additional text which states, "Demokratie und freies Hannover!" ("emcracy and a Free Hannover!) which refers to the province of Hanover, a part of the Kingdom of Prussia. In the German Revolution of 1918-1919, the DHP advocated for a free state of Hanover. In German. Measures 18 1/2" x 13 1/4".
Paul Davis March for Soviet Jewry Poster. .New York.30808
A  poster advertising the "March for Soviet Jewry" that took place in New York on May 6, 1984, otherwise known as Solidarity Sunday. The purpose of the political march was for the people of New York, including the Jewish people of New York to show their support for the Jews in the Soviet Union who were facing a variety of human rights abuses at the time. The poster was designed by Paul Davis and shows an image of an older Jewish woman wearing a red head scarf. Above the portrait is the quote, "Take my picture. Show my face. Tell everyone I am still here." This march inspired the "Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews", which occurred in 1987, in Washington, DC. Measures 22 1/2" x 15".
Norberto Sanchez Crack, Deadend Rush, A Poster Promoting a Hotline for Youth Substance Abuse. NY State Division of Substance Abuse Services.New York.1989
A poster advertising for Hotline Cares, a youth run hotline aimed at helping fellow teenagers with substance abuse. This poster is specifically targeting the youth who use cocaine, calling it a 'Deadend Rush." The poster was designed by Norberto Sanchez and features a black and white design. In the background there are various landscapes and cityscapes, along with a street sign that says "One Way". A young, physically fit boy stands at the center with an oversized crack pipe in front of him. The circular base of the crack pipe depicts two men, decrepit with animal-like claws for their feet and hands. This imagery is meant to be a metaphor for the dangers of cocaine use. At the base of the poster is the hotline number is listed with the tag line "Youth Helping You". This poster was made by the NY State Division of Substance Abuse Services. Measures 24 1/2" x 19.
 8 Tickets for the Democratic Republican General Committee. .Tammany Hall, New York City.1886-1890
Eight (8) brightly colored tickets to the Democratic Republican General Committee, held at Tammany Hall, New York City. For 1886, 1888, 1889 and 1890. Each includes the Chairman  and Secretaries. The reverse of the heavy stock cards is blank.  Presumably the tickets were color coded for various wards or districts of the city. . An electioneering organization affiliated with Tammany and the county Democrats. It owned a club house and much like a European "party of integration" it implicated itself in the social life of its members: conducting excursions and clambakes, and involving the wives and children of members in its activities". In an effort to counter the threat posed by the United Labor party in 1886 to its position in the prevailing balance of factional politics, Tammany extended throughout the city the type of organization that had proved so successful in the Annexed District.   The History of American Electoral Behavior edited by Joel H. Silbey, Allan G. Bogue. 1978.
Robert and Thomas Dunker Horseshit, the Offensive Review: A Collection of Four Magazines. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1965-1969
The collection consists of four magazines entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review", Numbers 1-4, that were published over the course of several years. It was an independent magazine published by two ex-military brothers, Robert and Thomas Dunker. One the inside cover of the first magazine, the brothers state their reasoning for starting this magazine. They "decided that there was a real need for a magazine that would combine strong, fearless, humorous drawings with witty, intelligent, outspoken writing..." and continue on to state that in order to put out the magazine "they have to be unmarried so they can do what they want without asking permission, they have to have a passionate belief in their own ideas and they also have to be skeptical bout their own ideas, they have to be nuts." A large portion of the content, either written or drawn is surreal, sexual explicit or political in nature. The magazines features short stories, articles, poems, and illustrations that are meant to provoke a response from the reader as they often tread the line between humor and offensiveness. For example there is an illustration of a mural of a cop getting pissed on by a little boy, several short verses like "Working is like making love to an ugly woman, not so bad after starting, but ugh, what a chore to start," and an article called "The Angled Banana." This article first tells the reader that the artists who drew the sexual illustrations found in the Karma Sutra were imprisoned for it, and their cell's walls were full of more illustrations which the have re-created for you. The description of these positions then humorous describe them, such as "If it should happen that the woman has not been able to bathe, as when her lover approaches her at an unexpected time; or if she has been eating garlic or onions, then the position known as 'aclospin' or the 'head cold' is used." The accompanying illustration depicts a couple 'in congress' with the woman holding his nose closed. Each magazine is around 50 pages long and has black and white illustrations, though the covers are sometimes in color. The majority of the artwork was done by Robert, and the writing by Thomas. Staple binding. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".
Robert and Thomas Dunker These are the Heels and Whoreshoes. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1967
Written by Thomas and illustrated by Robert, a pair of ex-military brothers, this 56 page booklet is full of humorous shoe puns and political jokes. One joke in the book depicts a pair of leather dress shoes surrounded by several pairs of cowboy boots with the caption "That's all you see in Washington (DC) these days." Another joke shows a male's dressing shoe with a cracked rubber sole on top of a woman's high heel shoe with the caption "My God, Cynthia. The rubber broke!". Yet another depicts a police man's boot facing a pair of skates with the caption "Young Lady, aren't you pretty young to be driving?" Some of the jokes are meant to be offensive as well, such as one joke depicting an older man's shoe and a younger girl's shoe with the caption "Little Girl, would you like some candy?" The drawings in this booklet are done in a cartoon style of black and white line drawings, and it is unclear if it was meant to be colored in or not by the reader. This book was intended to be a renewal gift for a magazine entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review" that was also written and illustrated by the Dunkers. The last few pages of the booklet feature advertisements for the magazine as well as a tear out subscription form. Yellow wrappers. Measures 7" x 5".
Summer Vacation Photographs of Prominent New England Families. .New England.1912-1917
A photo album belonging to the Rowley family consisting of their vacation family photos from a variety of locations in New England in the early 20th century. Some of the vacation spots are: Bellow Falls, VT, Pemaquid Beach, ME, York Beach, ME, Kittery Point, ME, Portland, ME, Provincetown, MA, Nashua, NH, Gloucester, MA, Newport, RI, Boston, MA, and Lake Attitash, MA. The photographs consist of a variety of subjects- mainly photographs of the family themselves and the landscape and monuments at the places they visited. The family photos depict a relaxed family engaging in a variety of activities such as clamming, fishing, boating, walks, and photography. The majority of the photographs are labeled, either with the subjects name or location, and it is often times dated. The photographs in the album range form 1912-1917. There are over a hundred and ninety (190) photographs spread out over approximately 90 pages. The majority of the pages have two 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" photographs per page, though a portion do have larger groupings of smaller photographs. There is one large photograph of a couple, 9" x 7", attached to the interior front cover. Brown leather covers, with the gilded stamped text "Photographs"  on the upper left corner of the front cover. Interior pages are black, with string binding. Measures 11 3/4" x 7 1/4". The Rowley family was a prominent Massachusetts family connected to the Merriam family (of Merriam-Webster Dictionary fame). The album was sourced from a descendant of the Arthur Merriam Rowley (1883-1979). Arthur was born on August 3, 1883 in Springfield, MA to Hiram Curtis Rowley (1844-1922) and Thirza Jane Merriam (1845-1919). He was the grandson of Homer Merriam (on his mother side), who was one of the three Merriam brothers (Charles, George, and Homer) who became famous for printing the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Arthur grew up in Springfield, MA with one older brother, Harold Merriam Rowley (1879-?). He would marry Earla Viola Steade (1887-1966) on August 16, 1911 in San Diego Ca. They had two children, Douglass Steade Rowley (1913-2007) and Earla Steade Rowley (1916-1993). Arthur died on August 9, 1979 in Springfield, MA.
Our Next President - Select your Favorite Mechanical Trade Card - Garfield or Hancock. A. Thompson..1880
A two-part mechanical trade card held together with a grommet. The die-cut top layer is captioned "Our Next President" at top and "If not your choice, turn the bottom card around".  When the instructions are followed one sees either an image of Garfield or Hancock.  Compliments of F. W. Brewster & Co., Dealers in Fine Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Mills Block. Pittsfield, Mass.  Reverse is blank. Measures 4" x 4 3/4". .
Board of Directors for Valeria Home Valeria Home Photographic Brochure. .Oscawana, NY.[1920s]
Valeria Home was a resort in Oscawana, New York, that provided "unusual opportunities for rest and outdoor recreation", that combined the "forest, hills and lake with the best results of landscape architecture... [to] create an environment which is especially pleasing to those who love the beautiful in art and nature." Featuring only one page of text, this photographic brochures showcases the facilities and grounds of Valeria home, including but not limited to: the dining room, sunken gardens, solarium, tennis courts, and swimming pool. 13 leaves. Printed Wrappers. Arts and Crafts influenced furnishings. Staple binding. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/4".
 Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920
A trade catalogue for the company call Van Housen, based in Chicago, which sold paper, mostly crepe paper, party favors, costumes and accessories. This items were intended for short time use, either as a Halloween costume, theater costume, or any sort costume parties such as Carnival Celebrations, Masquerade Dances or Football parades. While some of the items sold are complete costumes, such as the Chinaman, Merry-Go-Round Girl, King's Jester, and Spanish Girl, the majority are meant as accessories, such as hats, umbrellas, wants and wings. Several of the costume accessories sold are: minute man hat, farm straw hat, drum major hat, police office cap, puritan hat and collar, Chinese hat, Indian hat, Japan maid hat, and a bird hat. Each item is drawn in black and white, and featured on a model. For most of the culturally based costumes, such as Chinese or Indian hat, the model appears to have been drawn to represent that culture (or the stereotypical view of the culture), however the exception is the Japanese maid hat, which is clearly worn by a white woman. Other paper items sold are paper baskets, flowers, paper lanterns, paper decorations, and paper doilies. Additionally some of the items sold by Van Housen's were not made of paper such as small metal bells, noise makers, and waxed butterflies. The covers of the catalogue are in color and shows images of various costumed people at a party. On the back cover its states "Catalogue No. 81". 22 pgs. Pictorial wrappers. OCLC 0 (Dec. 2019).
 Multipurpose die-cut hand fan - advertising and program & more - The Michigan Delegation with it's 38 Votes  - 1940 Democratic National Convention. . ..July 15-18th,1940
A 7 1/2" x 3 3/4' four blade fold out hand fan with grommet at base give away at the 1940 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  The cover is printed in blue and gold and boasts Michigan's 38 delegates, followed by a blade promoting the state highway commissioner of Michigan & Democratic  Candidate for Governor with an image from a photograph of Murray D. Van Wagoner.  This is followed by a blade that promotes Michigan as the Playground of the North" and the fourth that provides spaces for writing the names and addresses of the Michigan Delegates.  The reverse of the blades proves spaces for convention notes, convention roll call and the convention program. .
Clarence Edward Felker (photographer) Photo Album of Construction Lafayette Stadium. .Easton, PA.1925-1926
The album features over sixty black and white photographs of the construction of Fisher Field (later named Lafayette Stadium)  the football field of Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Fisher Field was named after Thomas Fisher, Lafayette College Class of 1888, who almost single-handily raised and donate the funds to construct the field. Construction for the 18,000 seat stadium began in 1925 and was finished in 1926. The entire construction process was captured by photographer Clarence Felker, from the arrival of the construction materials by rail, to the cranes and workmen constructing the field to the first few games played there in September 1926. Two of the photographs have been pasted together to form a panoramic view of the field just prior to construction. This panoramic view folds out of the album. The photographs themselves are canvas backed, and the majority of them are identified with "Felker Photo, Easton, PA" and the date. A few of the photographs lack this metadata, and one has "Johnson Photo" on it. When the photograph depicts a football game, noted on the canvas backing is the final score of the game. Clarence Felker was a commercial photographer who was perhaps most known for capturing the downtown section of Easton, PA.  He owned his own studio in Easton, PA called Felker Studios, which was first opened by his father-in-law, Charles J. Momberger, in the 1880s. Black leather covers with gilt text "Lafayette Stadium, H. C. Booz" (alumnus 1895), String binding. Measures 11 1/4" x 8". Clarence Edward Felker was born on November 21, 1883 to Willis E. Felker (1856-1904) and Rosannah Heller (1853-1901) in Flicksville, PA. He had several siblings:  Eugene Christopher Felker (1878-1954), Amy A. Felker Ellis (1880-1959), Florence May Felker Wagner (1885-1913), Lydia Alice Felker Reiman/Ryman (1888-1963) and Lela I. Felker (1891-1924). He married Florence E. Momberger (1889-1962) on May 30, 1904 and had four children: Florence Elizabeth Felker Cressman (1905-1938), Willis Paul Felker (1907-1907), Clarence Felker (1908-1909) and Rudoph Nelson Felker (1910-1978). It was his father-in-law's, Charles James Momberger (1860-?) whose photograph studio he took over. Clarence later divorced Florence and remarried Hester Villetta Ealer (1900-1968) on August 27, 1941. He died on July 23, 1964.
 Photograph of Group of Men in Costume, Surrounding the Parade Wagon of E. A. Bloser Wholesale & Retail Jeweler. Elias Alexander Bloser.Newville, PA.[1890]
A black and white photograph of a large group of mostly men and young boys standing in front of E. A. Bloser Wholesale and Retail Jeweler store. In the center is a wagon with the stores name in front, with men in bizarre costumes standing around and on the wagon. One of the costumes appears to be a dog face. The wagon also appears to be carrying various small grandfather clocks. There numerous flag and other patriotic decoration on both Bloser's store front and that of Swope's Drugs next store. While this photograph was most likely taken during a parade, It is unknown exactly which holiday the parade was celebrating. The photograph has been dated to circa  as E. A. Bloser founded his store in 1873 in  Boserville, PA before moving his store from Newville, PA, where this photograph was taken. In 1892, Bloser again move his store to New Keningston, PA. As Bloser was involved in a number of fraternal orders - Free and Accepted Masons, the Patriotic Order Sons of America, the Knights of Malta, and the Local Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow- and the photograph mainly depicts men, it is possible that the photograph is of one of these fraternal orders.   The photograph itself is mounted on white card. Measures 8"x 5 1/2" (photograph), 10" x 8" (board). Elias Alexander Bloser was born on May 27, 1857 to Simon Peter Bloser (1815-1885) and Catharine Alexander (1824-1895) in Bloserville, PA. He had several siblings: Soloman B. Bloser (1851-1934), Mary E. Bloser Stover (1854-1910), Henry Mohler Bloser (1861-1934), James W. Bloser (1865-?), and George F. Bloser (1867-?). He married Catharine "Kate" A. Stine (1858-1931) in 1877 and had three children: Frank John Bloser (1878-1948), Annie Catharine Bloser Douglas (1879-1975), and Clarence Alexander Bloser (1891-1957). He died on October 26, 1936 in Carlisle, PA.
A Set of Two Photographs Depicting Christmas Displays of Butcher Stores
The first photograph is a black and white image of a Christmas display of various meat and seafood products. The caption "Jorden & Co. Meat Market, 1894" is on the bottom. The photograph shows the interior of the store with the store counter and walls behind it cover in meat products with a table in the center of the store covered in various seafood products. A "Merry Christmas" banner surrounded by foliage hangs from the ceiling. In the display are several different sizes of whole fish, lobster, rabbit, large birds such as pheasant, turkey or chicken, and large slabs of hanging meat, most like from a cow. The photograph is mounted on board. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" (photograph), 9 1/4" x 7 3/4".

The second photograph depicts a black and white image of a exterior front of a butcher store with various meat products hanging from the windows. Two men in the traditional white apron stand on the sidewalk in front, and a third man can be seen through the doorway wearing dark clothes. The sign above the door says "Bright Bros.". There are various birds (with no heads) hanging on the exterior wall, most appear to be plucked chickens, though there are two larger birds with feathers, mostly likely turkey or pheasants, on display as well. Additionally there are several whole small pigs on the window sill., seated next to a stacked display of canned meat. Also hanging of the walls are large sides of beef. In-between the various meat products are green wreaths and garlands. The photograph is mounted on board. On the back of the board is written: Photo Bright & Wile, Main St., Old Hunter Block, empty lot [as of] 1989. Butcher & grocer later Greenblath Store". Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4".

General wear. Minor scratches. The second photograph is missing the bottom left corner of the matte board.
L. Majolino Pompeii, A Souvenir Book of Hand Finishes Pochoir - Frescos and Tile Works. ..1891
A souvenir album of Pompeii, featuring 15 hand finished Pochoir illustrations and one water color paintings of the frescos or tiling found in the ruins of Pompeii. The illustrations feature a variety of Roman and Greek Mythology and culture, such as Poseidon riding in his chariot, peacocks and sea serpents. There are several geometric images in the album as well that are most likely the tile flooring found in some of the villas. One of the more interesting tile work recreations in the album is entitled "Cave Canem" which Latin for "Beware of the Dog". This particular pochoir is actually of a piece of tile work found on the floor at an entrance to a villa in Pompeii depicting an attacking large black dog. The water color is not a recreation of a fresco or tile work, but rather an illustration of the bath house in Pompeii. Both the water color and the last engraving in the album appear to have been added in at a later date due to a change in the paper. With the exemption of those to images, all have an embossed caption, "Pompeii, L. Majolino in Napori [Naples]". On the back of some of the illustrations, is a similar caption, but written in pencil with the date. Majolino was one of the first people to sell photographs of Pompeii. It is most likely these engravings were done from his photographs. The illustrations are contained in a brown leather album with gilt decorative elements on the covers, as well as gilt edged interior pages. One of the images in the book is a duplicate. Measures 12 1/2" x 10" To view the item, please click on the following link:
 World War II Allied Target Map of Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. .Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.[1944]
A World War II allied map depicting strike targets in the Chinese city of Qingdao, located in the Shantung Providence, also called either Tsingtao or Ch'ing-Tao. The city was occupied by the Japanese from 1938-1945, and during which it became a large urban center. While the map does identify potential bombing targets, Qingdao itself was never  really prioritized for heavy bombing during the war. The map depicts the city Qingdao along with its harbors: Taiping Wan (Iltis Bay), Iltis Bay and from the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor), Tsingtao Wan (Ch'ing-Tao Kou), Sia Kiang (Little Harbor). Ninety-four different locations, or strike targets, throughout Qingdao have been numerically identified which corresponds to a numerical index located along both the left and right sides of the map. It does not appear as though a priority  to the targets have been given on this map, however most of the targets identified are Japanese military installations, including several different Japanese military barracks, the Japanese Army Intelligence Headquarters, Japanese Navy seaplane hangars and ramps, and the Japanese Army motor pool, along with Japanese schools, businesses, and transportation facilities are also singled out.  There are several handwritten notes on the map, such a s a notation on the bottom right with states "to American Settlement & Beach (Japs Between)" along with an arrow pointing off the map. Wharf No. 1 in the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor) has been colored in with a red pencil. It is unclear why this was done. Few comparable examples for this map have been located, which suggest that most did not survive the war. It is to be noted that this item has been trimmed slightly which removed a white border and the word "confidential" located on the top left of the other copies of the map found. Additionally, while the map is undated, and the specific Allied country and military branch responsible for its creation are not named, at the base of the map it does say "Taken From H.O. Chart No. 5489", which was a map of Tsingtao Bay published in July 1944 by the Hydrographic Office of the US Navy Department. Single sided. Measures 20 3/4" x 18 3/4". .
 Two Sided Promotional Flyer of the Trimble Opera House Showing of The Red Scarf. .Albany, NY.July 1871
A double sided promotional flyer for the opera, 'The Red Scarf'. The show premiered on July 3rd, 1871 in the Trimble Opera House in Albany, NY. The back of the promotional flyer also provides a synopsis of the opera, which appears to be more the names of the songs in each scene and act rather than a cohesive synopsis. At the end of the show, a second, smaller, play was to be performed, entitled "Pet of the Public". Lastly, Ms. Sallie Partington would sing "The Ornament Vender and Neck Tie", at which point a series of ornaments and neck ties would be thrown into the audience. The front of the flyer has a series of decorative elements on the top and border. Double sided. Printed on tan paper. Measures 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"..
10 French Tissue Stereoviews - Children in Adult Situations from the Scenes Enfantines Series. BK.Paris.[1860s]
Ten (10) different French tissue stereoviews of obviously posed children in adult situations.  Each is numbers and captioned. Part of a larger series.  The highest number is 122. Captioned in French  including (translated) the hawker an arrest at the cabaret the dance the candlestick the village drum Each of the albumin stereoviews has a hand colored tissue on the reverse providing color to the scene when held to the light. Pinprick embellishments to make buttons, chains and certain types of clothing glisten.  Each measures 3" x 7". .
J. W. Schlosser A Unique Letter of a WWI German Soldier to an American Woman . .Elberfeld, Germany.5512
An amazing letter from J. W. Schlosser to American Heiress, Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin, in 1915 detailing and observations on the war, both as a soldier and a man on the home front. J. W. Schlosser was a young German man who was studying in England on the onset of the First World War. He returned to his home country and joined the Calvary, and was a part of the Cuirassier Regiment Number 7. (Note: Schlosser spells it Kuirassier in his letter) Schlosser was in the unique position of serving on both the Western Front (France) and Eastern Front (Russia) in the Fall of 1914, before being injured and returned home to Elberfeld to recuperate. This places Schlosser in the position to accurately report on the first year of WWI from all sides (both battle fronts and the home front) from the German perspective. In his letter, Schlosser exudes the optimism both sides had during the first year of the war, the belief that it would be a short, decisive war, and a relatively easy victory for their side. Schlosser was writing to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin, who lived in New York with her husband. It is unclear how Schlosser and Emily knew each other, perhaps they met on one of the European tours she went on. Little is known about J. W. Schlosser himself, beyond the information he provides in the letter. Below are some excerpts from the letter. "I had two months military training and then joined my regiment in the North of France. There was, unfortunately, at that time, not kind work for cavalry and we had to assist the Infantry by going into the trenches. I had a few weeks of that, saw some very heated battles and some dreadful sights that I never wish to see again. I had, too, to [sic] fight my former friends the English. All very disagreeable things! My regiment was then sent by rail to the German East frontier against the Russians and here, we had, on the whole, a fine time of it. We advanced about 100 miles into Russia and I had just begun to enjoy campaigning as a very exciting sport on horseback with occasional shooting when I had the misfortune to get hit by a Russian bullet. I was very nearly captured at that occasion but my comrades helped me out very bravely." "The feeling of the people is simply splendid and makes one (sometimes nearly a little unexpectedly) proud of being a German. There is to all of us no doubt as to our ultimate victory. Germany is so beautifully strong and so rich - - of course, we all want a quick end to this dreadful war, but if it is a question of the extinction of our nation we shall last, longer than France and Russia, of that i am sure. As to England, our most serious enemy, I don't know. Personally I hope for a chance of compromising as I don't think we can damage her sufficiently. In Germany life is going on just as in ordinary time and I am sure you would not notice any difference except the greater number of soldiers and officers one sees in the streets. All factories are working full time, there is no difference in the train service which is as good and punctual as of old. Theatres, concerts musicals are going on as usual, prices of food have not risen and from one glance through the streets of our big cities you can see that we have still millions and millions of able-bodied men who, in case of necessity, could all be made into soldiers." "Please do not believe any of those ridiculous tales and lies of the cruelties of the German soldiers. The German soldier is the most  "gutmutig" [good-natured] of the world and I have after seem him nurse the children and share his small rations of food with his involuntary host in Russia, France, and even Belgium. But modern war is cruel and can by all effort not be turned into a paroxysm of humanity!" 8 manuscript pgs written on personal stationary. Envelope included. Measures 7 3/4"" x 6". Emily was born on November 16, 1883 to Francis "Farver" Preston Blair (1856-1914)and Florence "Mudgie" Augustus Price (1861-1935) in Missouri. Both her mother and father were a part of well-known and prestigious families in the 1800s. Her mother was from a prominent, pioneering Missouri family, the Prices. Her grandfather Robert Beverly Price was a well-known banker and gentleman farmer, who was active in local politics. He was also greatly involved in the financial success of his alma mater, the University of Missouri. Emily herself attended the university in 1907. On her father's side of the family, she was a part of one of the most powerful political families of the 19th century, the Blairs, who advised several U.S. Presidents across the party lines including Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and Abraham Lincoln. One member of the family even ran as the Vice Presidential candidate for Horatio Seymour's on the Democratic Party losing presidential ticket in 1868. In 1911 Emily herself would eventually marry Edward "Ted" Clement Henrotin (1874-1945) , a member of the prominent Chicagoan Henrotin family, the Henrotins. Her in-laws were the Chicago power couple of Ellen Martin Henrotin and Charles Henrotin. Ellen was a writer, activist and staunch suffragette, while Charles was a prominent banker who founded the Chicago Stock Exchange and eventually became an influential person in global politics as he was Consul to both Belgium and Turkey. Emily and Ted would eventually move to Cherryplain, New York, where she and her husband lived on the farm Road's End and were involved in farming and sheep breeding. Emily and Ted would have one child together, a son, Preston Blair Henrotin (1918-1976). Emily H. B. Henrotin would die in 1965.
Toni Meyer (Illustrator) 1000 Animals, A Sliced Transformation Book. Robert O Ballou.New York, NY.1932
A sliced transformation book featuring ten (10) different animals, with each animal sliced into three separate flaps that allow the reader to create a variety of different animal creations. Each animal is divided into head, body and feet. The drawings themselves are done in black and white and the numerous body parts line up pretty well with each other as new animals are created. The cover features several heads of animals featured in the book, such as a giraffe, dog, camel, and ostrich. OCLC 2 (Jan 2020).  Measures 9 1/2" x 8". To view the item, please click on the following link:
Promotional Booklet Hope Farm for Children
Kay Whitcomb Keith A Collection of Hand Made Christmas Cards and Other Correspondence of Enamel Artist Kay Whitcomb. .La Jolla, CA.[1961-1965]
A collection of five items relating to Kay Whitcomb (1921-2015)  who was an American enamel artist who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and worked mostly in California but exhibited her work world wide. Most of Whitcomb's work was abstract, and while she most often worked with enamel, she was also known for her painting and print work. All of the items within the collection are some form of correspondence with Douglas Rowley of Massachusetts, a long time friend and printer of some of Whitcomb's photographic work. Three of the items are handmade Christmas cards from December 1963, 1964, and 1965 that feature Whitcomb's artwork. Each card features an image created by Whitcomb and a short note. The 1963 card is most likely a linocut print of what appears to be an artist rendering of a church and short generic holiday message. The 1964 card features a photograph of one of her enamel works entitled "Angel Panel, Enamel on Copper" beside a bible quote from the Gospel of Luke. Additionally there is a handwritten note describing the changes in the skyline and at a local art museum. The last card, from 1964, features what appears to be another linocut, that was printed on dark pink tissue paper and is an artist rendering of a shepherd and one of his sheep. There is also a short handwritten note in this card, updating Rowley on one of their mutual friends as well as requesting an enlargement of a photograph that Rowley had previously printed for her. The last two items in this collection are exhibition cards. The first is for an undated exhibition of Whitcomb's, "Paintings & Enamels", at the Library Gallery in La Jolla. The card is black and white set on a brown card stock, and features a collage of several drawings, most likely some of which were featured in the exhibit. The last item is for an exhibit in August of 1961. This card's information is in Italian, and appears to have been for a series of enameling workshops and corresponding exhibit of Whitcomb's in Positano, Italy at the Palazzo Murat Hotel. The card features a black and white printed photograph of what appears to be a large outdoor piece of Whitcomb's at the top of an outdoor stairway. On the back of the card is a note to Rowley, which describes several items that Whitcomb would like Rowley to print for her along with a short personal note. Measures: 8 1/2" x 11" (largest, 1963 card unfolded), smallest 7" x 5" (undated exhibition card).. Kay Whitcomb Keith was born in 1921 in Arlington, MA into a family with a long line of metalsmiths. She went to the Rhode Island School of Design graduating in 1942. In 1944 she joined the US Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Pendleton, CA where she used her drafting skills. After apprenticing under artist Doris Hall, she moved to Winchester, MA, using a GI loan she opened her own studio in Winchester, MA. She briefly was married to a man by the last name of Keith and had two children. After the divorce, she and her children would move to California, eventually settling in La Jolla, CA. She eventually began teaching enamel art at La Jolla Art Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art. She continued creating art and exhibiting her art work all over the world, even celebrating her sixtieth year in enameling in 2006. She died in 2015 and is buried in Cambridge, MA.
Helen Lee Peabody Portrait Silhouettes Cut by Baroness Eveline Von Maydell. ..[1930]
Baroness Eveline Von Maydell (1890-1962) was a well known silhouette artist who exhibited and sold her work internationally, mainly due to the fact that she relocated across the globe to several locations during her life. This short booklet is most likely an undated exhibition catalogue to an unknown art gallery or museum in the US. The catalogue features twelve (12) of Maydell's most popular silhouettes, such as 'Portrait of Mrs. W. K. DuPont', 'Portrait Group of Countess L. Szechenyi with her Children" and "Portrait of Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr." Accompanying the silhouettes is a short history of the art of silhouettes and how the Baroness learned the art written by Helen Lee Peabody. Maydell lived in the United States from 1922 to the late 1950s, not including several years spent in Europe in the late 1940s before returning to the US at the advent of WWII. The catalogue was most likely produced during that time period. Additionally there is a poem composed by J. G. Allen, called "Tribute to Baroness Maydell" that was published in 1929 and is printed on the last page of the catalogue. Furthermore, a few of the silhouettes within the catalogue are dated within the caption to the 1930s.12 unnunmbered pgs., including illustrated wrapper. Staple binding. Measures 8" x 6".
Col. John Henry McClellan & James Cooper   A Trio of Correspondence Relating to Whig Politics in Pennsylvania. .Gettysburg, PA.1843-1848
A grouping of two letters written to a John A. McGinley, Esq. of Adams County, PA and short announcement.   The first letter,  August 20, 1843, is from John H. McClellan, a prominent business man of Gettysburg, PA, who had been appointed treasurer of Adams County in 1840 to serve out another individual's term. In 1843, he was running to be officially elected as the Adam County's Treasure, a pursuit he would eventually succeed in, requesting his support. A good portion of the letter is pent on condemning the "clique" of current management among the Whig party, and his hope that upon the election, new blood would be infused into the party's leadership. The next letter, September 15, 1843, from James Cooper of Gettysburg, PA, asking for McGinley's help in getting the voters of Adams County to vote for him in the upcoming election for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Cooper was an American Whig politician and lawyer, who is one of the few representatives who first served as Representative to US Congress prior to serving in their own state's House of Representatives.  In this letter he recounts his reluctance acceptance of the Whig party's nomination for State Representative, but felt he must out of duty to the country and his fellow Whigs. The last item in this mini collection is short announcement note from September of 1848 naming the delegates for the 1848 Whig State Convention to be held on October 10, 1848 at Hinsdale. The purpose of this convention was to nominate  Whig party candidates for US Representative from PA. The delegates sent were: William Ward, Elbridge Hasen, and Milton Brewster with Amos Burs and Levi W. Kingman as substitutes. Letters measure 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Below are some excerpts from the two letters: “Permit me to draw your attention to the movements of some of our town folks in attempting to forestall public oppinion [sic] in favor of certain men to file offices of high trusts at the coming election for their own particular convenience in the way of accommodations, its well known that the same clique, has had the management of affairs a little too long and their dictation have rot evil consequences among the whigs... I hope the good foreign people of Adams county will permit them no longer to offer their insults and at the coming contest, will boldly stand out against any such fraction, and build up such a ticket as they know to be good and true to the cause... I have been urged by a member of the people from the county to offer for the treasuryship [sic] and I am now determined to make the attempt, and I hope the good people of Hamilton Township will sustain me, and should you be a delegate from that quarter, I most sincerely hope you will give me your support and your influence in the matter will greatly oblige.” - August 20, 1843, John H. McClellan to John A. McGinley, Gettysburg, PA “Having been nominated to the whig candidate for the legislator, and having, in obedience to what I believe to be the call of duty, excepted the nomination, though conferred upon me against my own consent and in opposition to my own wishes, I nevertheless feel bound to make a proper extension to secure my election. For this purpose I am about to call on you and others of my long-tired,  faithful friends, who have so generously and cordially supported me heretofore, and tax your friendship with one more effort in my behalf. I am sure you will readily believe me, when I say that it is not the desire of office, but the future welfare and supremacy of the party in the county, which induces me to make this call upon you. Our political opponents are still animated with their victory of last year and will make more than ordinary exertions to defeat our ticket. They will operate quietly but actively, and activity on their part should be met by corresponding activity on ours. Defeat, this year again, will probably forever prostrate us in Adams County... see the voters and urge them to attend the election themselves and take with them their lukewarm neighbors. If possible get the active young men of the township to take up the matter, urge them to attend at the polls early and take care of wooing voters.” - September 15, 1843, James Cooper to John A. McGinley, Gettysburg, PA. John McGinley was successful lawyer who had ties to the Whig Party. Both of the letters deal with individuals running for election appealing to him to use his influence on his fellow countrymen to help them win their election bids. He was born in 1798 in Adams County, PA to Joseph McGinley (?-?) and Jane Paxton (1760-?). It is unknown if he had any siblings. John became a member of the bar in 1830. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" McCormick (1895-1873) in 1860 and had six children: Col. John Joseph Henry McClellan/M'Clellan was born on March 5, 1808 to William McClellan IV (1763-1831) and Mary Magdelena Spangler (1768-1830). He died on June 1, 1889, at the age of 81, in Littlestown, PA. James Cooper was born on May 8, 1810 to James Cooper (1794-1868) and Anne McHenry. He graduated from Washington College (now known as Washington and Jefferson College) in 1832, and was admitted to the bar in 1834. He served as both a US Representative, a Representative to the PA House of Representatives, and a US Senator. He married Jane Mary Miller (1814-1900) on January 28, 1836, and had three children.
Ruth Kalmar Wilson (Artist) Junior Cross Summer Cards, Containing 10 Cards Designed by Ruth Kalmar at age 14 years. Austrian Junior Red Cross.Vienna, Austria.[1936]
A set of ten (10) postcards featuring a young boy and girl in a variety of summer activities originally drawn by Ruth Kalmar (1916-2012) when she was fourteen and in Franz Cizek's Juvenile Art Class in Vienna, Austria.  The images depict a charming young, blond boy and girl in a variety of outdoor settings, such as on a walk holding a white rabbit, fishing on a dock, playing in the sand on a beach, and riding a scooter together. The prints are bright and colorful, and the children themselves depict an idealized sweetness and innocence of childhood. These prints are actually postcards, and on the back of them is a space to write a short message and address. Additionally, the cards are captioned with "Junior Red Cross Summer Cards, Austrian Junior Red Cross, Vienna I, Stubenring 1, By Ruth Kalmar (14 years old), former pupil in Prof. Cizek's Juvenile Art Class, Vienna". Numbered 1-10. In original folder with Junior Red Cross The text on the envelope features the title of the set of cards and a brief description. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" (postcards).. Franz Cizek (1865-1946) was an Austrian genre and portrait painter who was also well known as an art teacher and art education reformer, particularly when it came to teaching art to children. In 1903, Cizek started a small art school for children ages 4 to 14, with classes each Saturday, broken up into two hour blocks, the first for the younger students, and the second for the older ones. Cizek's students would produce an overwhelming amount of art work, which, starting in the 1920s, was used to promote a variety of childhood charities. Ruth Kalmar attended Cizek's art school between 1926-1930, and in her last year, at age fourteen, completed the set of ten images seen on the postcards. Ruth Kalmar (now Ruth Kalmar Wilson) herself, would become an artist and designer in her own right, traveling the world and teaching at several prominent schools, such the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tufts University, Harvard University's Art Program for Children and Massachusetts College of Art.
Broadside of Songs and Odes Sung at the Dinner Table During the Complimentary Excursion To the Ladies of the Handel & Haydn Society at Horn Pond.
Handel & Haydn Society .Woburn, MA.August 6, 1844. A broadside featuring the lyrics to the three songs performed at an excursion of the Ladies of the the Handel & Haydn Society on August 6, 1844. The trip was to Horn Pond, a 102 acre body of water found along the Aberjona River in Woburn, MA. The three songs found on the broadside are: "God Save the King" by Moses Whitney, Jr., "Scots Wha Hae wi' Wallace Bled" by Thomas Power, and "Auld Lang Syne" by Moses Whitney Jr. Both Power and Whitney Jr. were honorary members of the H+H society, and seemed to have adapted existing poetry into song or altered already existing songs. The broadside features a decorative filigree border, and at the base is printed "From Farewells' Mammoth Press Office, 8 and 14 Congress Street - Boston." Single sided. Measures 15 1/2" x 9 3/4".. H+H was founded as oratorio society in 1815 by a group of mid-class Bostonians who sought to improve the quality of singing and music within Boston and the Boston area. The group is the third oldest musical society in American and is named after two composers George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Originally the members of the society could only be men, but the society would often invite female singers and soloists to join them in their performances. This was done even for their debut performance, and as such, the society is credited with normalizing female musical performers in public performances, particularly female soloists. H+H is also credited with popularizing, and the first American performances, of Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, Verdi's Requiem, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. H+H is still in existence today, and since 1986 is perhaps most well known for their tradition of Historically Informed Performance (HIP) of Baroque and Classical music, which essentially means the orchestra only plays on instruments that would have been available at the time of the composition of the piece being played. Currently H+H is in its 205th consecutive season.

 Gospel Singers, Rev. J. I. Byler and Family, a Printed Photograph. .North Manchester, IN.[1927]
A black and white images from a photograph of the Byler family, a group of gospel singers from North Manchester, IN printed on card  stock. The patriarch of the family, John Ira Byler (1881-1970), was a minister and later Bishop for the  Church of the Brethren, which is a Christian denomination with its origins in the Schwarzenau Brethen.The image depicts the family with the caption "Rev. J. I. Byler and Family, North Manchester, Indiana, Gospel Singers", and was most likely sold during performances. The parents, John and Amanda, sit on the bottom row, on opposite sides of the group, with their ten children in the middle, oldest in back and youngest in front. The names of the children are: Joseph, Orpha, John, Samuel, Marcy, Martha, June, James, David, Robert, and Carol. As the youngest child, Carol, appears to be four or five years old in the photograph, the image most likely dates from the first year or so in which the family began touring, 1927. Single sided. Measures 9" x 7". .  It is one of the three historic peace churches along side the Mennoites and Quakers. John and his wife, Amanda Ellen Troyer (1882-1974), were avid singers and musicians, and passed this love of music onto their ten children- six sons and four daughters. When their youngest daughter, Carol was four, the family started performing in John's own church before beginning to tour locally, and then nationally. Becoming known as the Rev. J. I. Byler and Family Gospel Singers, or the Byler Family Gospel Singers, the group toured for over a decade performing over 900 times across through thirty-two states, Canada and Mexico. During performances, the family often broke up into smaller groups as quartets or duets. The four youngest children, James, David, Robert and Carol would become known as the Skeeter Quartet. JLydia Carolyn "Carol" Byler Roth (1923-2016). John was a minister, and later Bishop, of the Church of the Brethren. Though he was a Mennonite at the end of his life. He and his family toured as gospel singing group starting around 1927 and into the late 1930s. By the time they retired, they had performed over 900 times and traveled through thirty-two states, Canada and Mexico. John died on April 26, 1970 in Canton, OH after a long illness.
Photograph Album and Genealogy of the Marcy Family, circa 1850-1900
Marcy Family. [1850-1900] A photograph album of the family of Laban March (1780-1860), an American politician from Massachusetts. The album contains approximately seventy-seven (77) photographs of the great Marcy family. It appears as though one of Laban's children compiled the album, since Laban and his wife, Fanny Howe (1791-1857), don't appear in the album. On the free endpaper is a partial family tree of Laban's children including all six children and the names of some of their children. There are 77 photographs in the album, 42 are identified at least by name written under the photograph, and at times additional information is provided. Photos include Laban's children, sons-and-daughters-in-law, their grandchildren, and other extended family members. In a few instances individuals are noted as great friends of the family. There are 28 young children or babies the remainder are adults of various ages. Several individuals are pictured twice, (and one three times) at different times. The family genealogy is available upon request with asterisks (*) is placed beside the name the individual that has an identified photograph in the album. There are two photographs in the album of individuals that are clearly not related to the Marcy family in any way. The first is a small photograph of King Edward VII when he was still Prince of Wales. The second is a small photograph of Mrs. Tom Thumb. The album consists of forty (40) pages, evenly split between pages that hold a single large photograph and pages that can hold four smaller photographs. Of the seventy-seven (77) photographs contained in the album, seventeen (17) are large photographs, and sixty (60) are quarter-page photographs. Most pages are completely filled. The majority of the album contains portraits of a single person, however there are five (5) photos with two individuals in them, and one (1) that features a trio of young children. Regardless of the shape of the cut out, the dimensions remain largely the same. Measures 5 1/4" x 3/4" (larger cut outs), 3 1/2" x 2" (smaller cut outs). With the exception of three, all the photographs fit neatly into these slots. . As such the smallest photograph in the book is 3/4" x 5/8". The majority of the photographs are in good condition with minimal to no fading. There are a few tin types with the majority of the photographs being cabinet cards or carte de visites . The photographs can be removed and at times there is information to be found on the back of the card, normally relating to the photographer who took the picture. Some of the photograph studios used were: E. L. Brand & Co. in Chicago, IL, GH. Bercamasco Photographe in St. Petersbourg, Rogers in Hartford, CT, and Richardson in Boston, MA. The album black leather covers with decorative embossing meant to invoke the image of the metal hinges that were once used to hold old books together. The spine of the book has gilt lettering, which states "Album". There are remnants of what appears to have been a clasp meant to secure the book closed. Interior pages are gilt edge. Measures 11" x 8".

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

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

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 Photograph of Young Women in Ceremonial Robes, ? Mardi Gras. C. Bennette Moore.New Orleans.1930s
A 13 3/4" x 10 3/4"  photograph of two young women, perhaps sisters wearing identical gowns with matching oversized capes. Adorned with large applique four leaf clovers and long silk tassels at the collar of the cape.   Unusual background with two archways or similar openings. C. Bennette Moore, New Orleans No. 6 printed lower right.  No markings on reverse..
The Democratic Record: Disloyalty to the Constitution! Sympathy with Rebellion! Fraud! Theft! Robbery and Plunder by the Million! The Mission of the Party Consummated by Tammany. .New York.[1871-1872]
A political flyer condemning the corruption by the Democratic Party, and more specifically the Tammany Hall and its Grand Sachem, William M. Tweed (1823-1878). Tammany Hall, alternately called  the Tammany Society, Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Colombian Order, was a political organization in New York that was first founded in 1786. Tammany Hall had particular influence over the Democratic Party and New York City and New York State Politics. Tammany Hall was also know for its graft and political corruption, but even more so under the rule of William M. Tweed, who supposedly swindled the New York tax payers out of $25 to $45 million dollars, though later more recent estimates have placed that number as high as $200 million. This 8 page flyer, most likely printed on behalf of the Republican party, details out the expenditures of the Democratic Party between 1860-1870.  What is interesting is that the flyer never names Tweed specifically, but rather the Democratic Party and Tammany Hall. The flyer however does point out some corruption on the part of the Republican Party, but, it continues on to assert that "a few dishonest men may have crept into position where for a season they exercised their dishonest purposes against the public funds; but this much is safe to say: all the moneys stolen by Republican officials during the ten years and half of the rule of that party , is not sufficient to pay the annual interest of the amounts stolen by the Democratic national administrations or upon the sums plundered from the people of the Country and State of New York during the last few years." The flyer ends with this last argument against the Democratic Party: "This is the Democratic record, made up from its own history. It ever has been, and it ever will be, a thieving, depredating, unprincipled cabal, whose only impulse has been self-aggrandizement, though it cost of national treasure, life and honor to accomplish its nefarious ends. It cannot change its disposition and policy in this respect any more than forty thieves could refrain from robbery when temptation afforded an opportunity. In view of history, no honest Republican, no candid Democrat, can vote  for or give countenance to Democratic nominees, no matter how insignificant the trust for which they have been named." 8 folded pages. Paper has rough edges.  OCLC 2 (Oct 2019, one is dated 1871 the other 1872, but appears to be the same item) Measures 9 1/4" x 6" (folded), 18 1/2' x 11 3/4".
A Collection of Seventy-One (71) Photographs From A Grand World Tour
A collection of seventy-one (71) black and white photographs of a Grand World Tour that went from America to Asia, the Middle East, Northern African, and Europe. The collection is dated to circa 1934-1935 as there are several pictures of the Sky Ride Towers, a ride at the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair, A Century of Progress. As there are little to no crowds in the photographs, they were most likely taken after the fair ended in October 1934 but prior to when the towers were demolished in August of 1935. A young man was traveling, based on captions identified as "myself" in the photographs. Most of the locations and people in the photographs have been identified on the back. The tour appears to have started in Chicago, IL, where a train was then taken Northwest, though Minneapolis to Glacier National Park in Montana, over the Rockies and to Seattle. There are fourteen (14) photographs from this portion of the trip, most from the train ride though the Rockies. From Seattle, he boarded the a ship call Heian Maru and sailed passed Vancouver on his way to Japan. There are eight (8) photographs (including two duplicates) from his time in Japan, of note are: The Great Buddha from Kamakura (where according to the description on the back there was a sign that says "No Photographing", which was obviously ignored), Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura, and the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. It is here that the exact route taken for the rest of the trip becomes unclear. Based on the information on the back of the photographs, he boarded another NYK Ocean Liner named the Hakozaki Manu (launched in 1922 and sunk in 1945 during WWII). There are two (2) photographs of his time on this ship. He toured other parts of Asia, such as China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore, before heading to the Middle East and Northern Africa. It is unknown if he took the Hakozaki Maru the whole way, or switched to another ship. For example, there is one (1) photograph in the collection of a group of three people on the "Grant", which may or may not be the SS President Grant (originally known as the Pine Tree State, and later renamed the USS Harris during WWII) which was an ocean liner that in the 1930s operated in the 'orient' first for the American Orient Lines and later the American Mail Lines.

However the exact routes the ship serviced were unable to be identified. There are nine (9) photographs from his time in Asia, of note are: Hong Kong Harbor, University of Santo Tomas and the Santa Clara Convent in Manila, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Singapore Harbor. Side note: There is one unidentified photograph included in this grouping that is most likely of Hong Kong, but that is unverified. As he continued on his journey he stopped in Sri Lanka, and there are two (2) photographs of Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka. From there he stopped briefly in Yemen, taking one (1) photograph of the Cisterns of Tawila, otherwise known as the Tawila Tanks in Aden, Yemen. He crossed through the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, mostly likely through the Suez Canal, but the only photograph in the collection from this portion of the trip: it is a single (1) photograph of him on the bow of the ship in the middle of the Red Sea at noon with a young boy. There are five (5) photographs of his time in Egypt with the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. After Egypt, he most likely sailed across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy, more specially Pompeii, where there are two (2) photographs of him in the ruins of Pompeii. He then passed through the Strait of Gibraltar, proven by two (2) photographs in the collection, one of the Rock of Gibraltar and the other from inside the Spanish section of the town of Gibraltar itself. Next stop was France, where he spent some time in Paris, Marseille, and Rouen. There are six (6) photographs of his time in France, of note: Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gros Horloge and the site of Joan of Arc's execution in Rouen. The last stop on his journey was England, where he went to London and Winchester. There are five (5) photographs from his time in England including Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, and Winchester College and its War Cloister (a war memorial). He traveled home to America on the RMS Berengaria, mostly like to New York City. The Berengaria was an ocean liner built and launched as the Imperator in 1913 by the Hambur-Amerika Line. She was given to England as reparation for the sinking of the Lusitania and sold to the Cunard Line (who merged with the White Star Line in 1934) and renamed the Berengaria. She served as a transatlantic ocean liner sailing between Southampton, England and New York until she caught fire in 1938 and was shortly thereafter scrapped. There are two (2) photographs the collection of the journey on the Berengaria, one of her deck, and the other of a boxing match taking place for entertainment. The photographs themselves come in an official envelope from the developers, Gloeckner & Newby Company in New York, NY. Measures 4 1/2" x 2" (photographs), 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" (envelope).
Modified Prohibition and Dry Thoughts on Election Day
An informational pamphlet containing two articles, "Modified Prohibition" and "Dry Thoughts on Election Day" first printed in the November 5, 1930 and the November 12, 1930 issues of The Christian Century respectively. The first article argues for a less stringent approach to alcohol than the current prohibition laws allowed since by the 1930s the public opinion was turning against prohibition. "A great, though by no means a new, dilemma faces our country today. The liquor traffic creates trouble when it is legalized. It also creates trouble when it is outlawed." The second article was written on Nov. 4, 1930, the day of the congressional midterm elections, and declared it the day "that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the story of the warfare against the liquor traffic. Today a decade of complacency on the part of dry public opinion comes to an end." While prohibition wasn't officially repealed until 1933, the 1930 election had a hand in voting in numerous anti-prohibition congressmen and senators. The article is a rallying cry for the 'dry' troops and laid out a basic plan of attack to ensure prohibition remained the law of the land. 22 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 1 (Oct. 2020). Measures 6" x 3 1/2".

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Photo Menu for Luncheon Eastman Kodak Company
A 4 5/8" x 7" menu card printed on photographic paper with the exterior of the Kodak Park Works building on the left and a menu printed on the right for Luncheon on Monday, July Thirtieth, 1926.  The reverse is blank.
Seven (7)  Cigarette Advertising Calendars for the Chinese Market  Promote  Original  Pinhead, Peacock & Pirate Cigarettes
A grouping of seven (7) different color illustrations of traditional Chinese folklore or children at play,  each with vignettes of cigarette packages promoting |  PinHead Cigarettes - Old North Carolina Leaf. W. Duke Sons & Co. | "Pirate" Cigarettes, W.F. & H. O. Wills, Bristol & London | Peacock Cigarettes, Murai Bros. Co. Ltd.. The reverse of each has a Chinese character calendar including fortunes and lore.  Among the early cigarette imports to China. Printed on lightly polished stock. Each with a different number at base of card. Each measures 8" x 5 1/2".