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Images of Labor - Hard Hats - District 1199's Bred and Roses Project 1981-1983
Images of Labor - Hard Hats - District 1199's Bred and Roses Project 1981-1983
Price: $50.00

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.
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 Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
Price: $50.00

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". more info
 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
Price: $50.00

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". more info
 Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton, Campaign Sign. NARAL-PAC..1992
Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton, Campaign Sign. NARAL-PAC..1992
Price: $75.00

National Abortion Rights Action League Political Action League (NARAL-PAC) endorsed Presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992. This red, white and blue campaign sign is a result of that endorsement. It is a two-sided sign most likely meant to be held up at a politically rally so that one can see the sign from both the front and back. The sign states "Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton", and on the bottom, in a small font it states "Paid for by the NARAL-PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. National Abortion Rights Action League." The sign has been dated by the NARAL acronym, since in 1993, it changed its name from the National Abortion Rights Action League (seen on the sign) to the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Today it is known as NARAL Pro-Choice. Measures 24" x 12". Social History more info
 How the Democrats Have Spent the Public Moneys of the City of Boston. .Boston, MA.1883
How the Democrats Have Spent the Public Moneys of the City of Boston. .Boston, MA.1883
Price: $75.00

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". more info
 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
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
Price: $95.00

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. . more info
 The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,. The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., . The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
Price: $100.00

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. . more info
 Our Two-Faced Mayor, A Political Satire Cartoon. ..1860
Our Two-Faced Mayor, A Political Satire Cartoon. ..1860
Price: $100.00

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". more info
Paul Davis March for Soviet Jewry Poster. .New York.30808
Paul Davis March for Soviet Jewry Poster. .New York.30808
Price: $100.00

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". more info
 National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union Membership Application Flyer. National Teachers' Institute.New York, NY.November 4, 1874
National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union Membership Application Flyer. National Teachers' Institute.New York, NY.November 4, 1874
Price: $110.00

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".. more info
 Tongue in Cheek Menu - Grand Salt Water Voyage. .Philadelphia.Nov. 7, 1890
Tongue in Cheek Menu - Grand Salt Water Voyage. .Philadelphia.Nov. 7, 1890
Price: $125.00

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". . more info
Robert and Thomas Dunker These are the Heels and Whoreshoes. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1967
Robert and Thomas Dunker These are the Heels and Whoreshoes. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1967
Price: $125.00

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". more info
A Collection of Political and Human Rights Campaign Ephemera
A Collection of Political and Human Rights Campaign Ephemera
Price: $130.00

A collection of eight stickers/ bumper stickers and one poster. Below is a brief description of each item. "Peace, Let it Shine", Poster The poster was published by the Peace Corps and it states "Peace, Let it Shine, help make it work through the Peace Corps". The images depicted is that of a boat on a river at sunset. Measures 22" x 17" "Tolerance", Sticker Created by 'A Project for Southern Poverty Law Center', located Alabama, this sticker features four hands of varying colors, grasping each other to form a circle. The sticker states "Tolerance, Worth Reacting For." Measures 3 1/4" x3" "Stop Apartheid - Boycott Shell", Bumper Sticker This bumper sticker issued as part of an international campaign to boycott Shell because of the company's involvement in South Africa and Namibia. This involvement mainly consisted of the company helping those two countries get around an oil embargo. Measures 14" x 3 3/4" "Kids Need Love AND Child Support", Bumper Sticker Printed by the Child Support Enforcement Group, this is a simple bumper stick, black text on a light blue background. Measures 12" x 3". "I am a Pro-Choice American", Sticker Two circular stickers printed in red and blue with a white background. They were distributed by Planned Parenthood. Measures (Diameter) 3". "Feed the Cities - Starve the War Machine", Sticker This large sticker was for a particular protest in New York on June 12, 1982. It was a disarmament campaign whose goal was to abolish all nuclear weapons. The sticker is printed with a bright neon green background, and black text, with a large peace symbol on it. Measures 6 3/4" x 4". "Abolish Nuclear Weapons", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker for the disarmament campaign. What is interesting about this item is the illustrations of a broken war head in the corner. Measures 7 1/2" x 3 2/3". "Amnesty International", Sticker Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. This sticker was for their New York office is printed in gold, black and white and features an image of their logo, a candle with barbed wire ensnaring it. Measures 3 1/4” x 3 1/4" . "Stop Hate", Bumper Sticker The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States. It is a civil rights organization that dedicates itself to fighting against not only anti-Semitism but all forms of bigotry through education. This bumper sticker is basic, but striking. In only red and white, it states, in bold font "STOP HATE." Measures 9” x 2 3/4". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dOx6dHYKwCvBMdQ92 more info
La Mayoria Votando La Liste Socialista Independiente Independent Socialist Federico Pinedo, Argentine politician
La Mayoria Votando La Liste Socialista Independiente Independent Socialist Federico Pinedo, Argentine politician
Price: $150.00

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 
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Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
Price: $150.00

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. more info
J. W. Schlosser A Unique Letter of a WWI German Soldier to an American Woman . .Elberfeld, Germany.5512
J. W. Schlosser A Unique Letter of a WWI German Soldier to an American Woman . .Elberfeld, Germany.5512
Price: $150.00

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. more info
Col. John Henry McClellan & James Cooper   A Trio of Correspondence Relating to Whig Politics in Pennsylvania. .Gettysburg, PA.1843-1848
Col. John Henry McClellan & James Cooper A Trio of Correspondence Relating to Whig Politics in Pennsylvania. .Gettysburg, PA.1843-1848
Price: $150.00

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. more info
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Price: $175.00

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 more info
 8 Tickets for the Democratic Republican General Committee. .Tammany Hall, New York City.1886-1890
8 Tickets for the Democratic Republican General Committee. .Tammany Hall, New York City.1886-1890
Price: $200.00

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. more info
V Hugh German-Hanoverian Party Political Poster. Hannoversche Buch u Kunstdruckerei A. Funke.Germany.c1918
V Hugh German-Hanoverian Party Political Poster. Hannoversche Buch u Kunstdruckerei A. Funke.Germany.c1918
Price: $225.00

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". more info
 German People's Party Political Poster. Muhlmeister & Johler.Hamburg, Germany.c1930
German People's Party Political Poster. Muhlmeister & Johler.Hamburg, Germany.c1930
Price: $250.00

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". more info
Popular Resistance Movement of Socialist Youth Propaganda Poster Skull Wearing Nazi Helmet
Popular Resistance Movement of Socialist Youth Propaganda Poster Skull Wearing Nazi Helmet
Price: $275.00

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)
Designer: 
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.  
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STOP THE BOMBING! US Planes are carrying out massive bombing raids of Hanoi and Haiphong poster c1972. ..
STOP THE BOMBING! US Planes are carrying out massive bombing raids of Hanoi and Haiphong poster c1972. ..
Price: $325.00

An 11" x 17" poster mounted on linen.  The verbiage describes the massive bombing raids on Hanoi and Haiphon  and concludes with  STOP THE BOMBING!   Graphics depict planes headed in one direction with boots on the ground  in the opposite. Possible the work of one of the East Bay workshops. .  Thumbtack imprints on corners. more info
Our Next President - Select your Favorite Mechanical Trade Card - Garfield or Hancock. A. Thompson..1880
Our Next President - Select your Favorite Mechanical Trade Card - Garfield or Hancock. A. Thompson..1880
Price: $325.00

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". . more info
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
History of the American People, 5 Volume Set
Price: $350.00

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" more info
Kjartan Slettemark Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973. Wailen Datnolm Boktr.Sweden.1975
Kjartan Slettemark Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973. Wailen Datnolm Boktr.Sweden.1975
Price: $350.00

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). more info
Robert and Thomas Dunker Horseshit, the Offensive Review: A Collection of Four Magazines. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1965-1969
Robert and Thomas Dunker Horseshit, the Offensive Review: A Collection of Four Magazines. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1965-1969
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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". more info
Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973
Stoppa Matchen! Davis Cup Protest Against Chilean Military 1973
Price: $400.00

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.
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Kohlennot erdroffelt unsere Industrie - Coal Shortage
Kohlennot erdroffelt unsere Industrie - Coal Shortage
Price: $450.00

Title: (translation) Coal Shortage - Strangled our Industry - The Miner Rescues Us, if He Extends the Layer
Designer: A. WITTIG/DUSSELDORF
Publisher: KUNSTANSTALLT / CARL LONG PUBLISHER / DUISBURG
Year: c1919
Condition: Excellent
Category: Propaganda


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

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"Abendblatt: Der Arbeiter Zeitung c1918
"Abendblatt: Der Arbeiter Zeitung c1918
Price: $450.00

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.

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A collection of approximately 40 Satirical Caractures from Les Hommes 'aujourd and other publications. 1880s . ..
A collection of approximately 40 Satirical Caractures from Les Hommes 'aujourd and other publications. 1880s . ..
Price: $450.00

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. more info