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 American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine, Vol. VIII, No. 9. Gideon E. Smith.Baltimore.May, 1837
47 pp wraps. Content includes John Bascombe, memoir, pedigree and performance; Robin Hood, piedigree and performance; Division of Purses; Sports of the turf in France; Rules of the pit; Adventures in the Rocky mountains; Racing calendar and much more.  Frontispiece John Bascombe.  Measures 10" x 6".  Heavy water stain throughout and cover wear..
Kinney's Shoe Store  Bowling: Summary of Rules and Regulations Kinney's Shoe Store Advertising Booklet. ..1942
The booklet, as promised, gives an overview to the rules and regulations of bowling for the 1941-42 season. 13 pp. wrappers with stapled binding. Some of the topics discussed are "Pinfall - Legal and Illegal" "Scoring the Game" Foul - Definition Of" and other general rules, as well as some advice for the newer bowler. Each topic has a description which varies in length, along with some small, generally humorous illustrations. There is also a section on the greatest bowling match in history, which is Jimmy Blouin vs Jimmy Smith. The back cover advertises "the famous 'Jimmy Blouin' bowling shoe" with an illustration and guide to the various features of the shoe that make it so great. Measures 6" x 3 1/2". . Published by Permission of American Bowling Congress
 The Little Chap: A Small Newspaper Published During the School Year - Andover (Philips Academy) . Edward H. Williams, III.Andover, Mass.1621
The small newspaper is published one a week during the school year and includes short, often local news. The two-sided printed newspaper is roughly divide into three sections, general news, sports news, and advertising. The news includes mostly area information, this issue includes ticket sales to a baseball game and the strange fishy taste and smell to the water. The sports sections include scores of games, as well as upcoming ones, most importantly the Andover versus Exeter game that is happening in a few days. The advertisements on the reverse side are of local stores and shops. At the bottom of the first page is a little outline of a little chap. Measures 6 3/4" x 5 1/4". .
Playgrounds Association of Philadelphia - Why? Document No. 3.. .Philadelphia.1909
15 pp. Illustrated wraps. This booklet includes a few short essays extolling on the benefits of playgrounds for children's physical and mental health. The photographic image on the front cover depicts children playing in muddy water in the street gutter.  It was the prevalent thought of the time that outdoor play was essential in helping prevent the spread of tuberculosis and enforcing moral character. There are five black and white images from photographs (both full and half page) meant to help illustrate the various points of the essays. Each photograph comes with a caption, one of which hilarious states, "Craps, a game of chance, in which character has no chance." The booklet was also meant as a means of soliciting donations to the Playgrounds Association of Philadelphia. The back cover has a section that could be torn off and mailed in with a donation. Includes the Objectives of the Association, The Advance of the National Playground Movement, In the Playground Movement Philadelphia has not taken its Rightful Place, Philadelphia and the Playground Movement, How Can Playgrounds be Obtained?, Play as a Citizen Maker, Play as a Preventive of Crime and Play and Health. There are two script  notes on the back cover directed to the reader imploring them to join the movement. Measures 9 1/4" x 6". . A system of supervised playgrounds is essential in order to build up a robust motherhood and a vigorous citizenship for the next generation of Philadelphians
 The Masqua, Published by the Boys of Camp Belknap on Lake Winnipesaukee. Camp Belknap.Tuftonboro, NH.1936
Camp is an all boys summer resident camp found in 1903. Originally it was operated by the YMCA until 1996 when it switched to an independent non-profit. The boys ranged in age from 8 to 16 and could stay for one, two, four, six or eight weeks. Each year the camp puts out a Masqua, a compilation of the camp's weekly newsletters. Each week the newsletter would consist of short essays or stories written by one of the campers, copies of letters sent home, songs campers had made up, information on the various clubs at camp (such as the photography or nature club) or information on upcoming events like field trips, the 4th of July, or who won the camp tennis tournament. There is also one drawing that show a man saying "I'm wise, I'm voting for Campbell."  This folder consists of 107 typewritten pages. Below are a few excerpts: "Gee! Camp is a swell place, especially this camp. We got radios n' everything', 'cept out leader snores and I can't sleep nights, but it's all right 'cause my leader sleeps most of the afternoon anyway and he keeps the tent quiet so I get my rest in then..." - Letter home from Gilbert Stribridge.   "The season ends to our regret But we've made fiends we'll never forget; It's been grand to be here 'neath the pines And give our thanks to the Great Divine; We've helped ourselves, and others as well, How much is something we cannot tell. So, as we depart on our various ways So long, friends, and -- Happy Days." - Written by the Editor, Donald W. MacIssac as a goodbye at the end. At the end of the Masqua there is a list of all the staff members, counselors (or Leaders as they are called), and campers for the Summer of 1936, along with their addresses. Also included is the letter that was sent to each camper with the Masque from "Pa", the camp director, Ernest P. Colon, and a list of all the boys with October and November birthdays.  Wraps with 3-hole brad binding. Green covers. Brad binding. 114 pages (107 numbered, index and title page not). Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" .
Bruce Patrick Jones Leyendecker: The Look, A Tribute to Joseph Christian Leyendecker. ..2010
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a German-American illustrator who was considered to be one of the foremost American illustrators of the early 20th century, best known for his poster, book, and advertising illustrations. This paper doll set by Bruce Patrick Jones is done in the style of Leyendecker as a tribute to him. It contains two cut out dolls. A Leyendecker was most known for his advertisements for men's fashions, there is only one outfit for the female doll and four outfits for the male doll. One is a football jersey, the second is a business suit while holding an old fashion telephone, third is a jacket and cane, while the fourth and last look is a tux which also features a woman dancing with him in a red dress. Comes in an envelope with a clear window. Envelope Size: 12" x 9" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 4 folded pages (booklet stapled) .
 Ticket for the Harvard-Dartmouth Tennis Match. .Hanover, NH or Cambridge, MA..5971
A small ticket for the sale of tickets to the May 1916 Tennis tournament between the men's tennis team of Harvard and Dartmouth. It is unknown if these matches took place at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, or at Harvard in Cambridge, MA, however Harvard did win, 8 to 1. This score has been penned onto the ticket. The matches were set to start at 1:30, and tickets were 10 cents each. Printed on one side on a stiff board, cut into a small rhombus shape. It has a small hole on the top where a green sting has been threaded through. Measures 2" x 2" .
Paul H. Huedepohl "Promoting and Conducting 'Learn-to-Swim' Campaigns" Informational Booklet. Jantzen Knitting Mills.Portland, OR.1933
A how-to guide for how to run a 'Learn to Swim' Campaign produced by Jantzen, a swim wear company founded in 1916 in Portland, OR. A 'Learn to Swim' Campaign was geared to helping individuals regards of age or gender learn how to swim in order to help both prevent drowning deaths and healthy exercise. The booklet takes the reader through how to get sponsors, advertise the campaign, the registration process, scheduling of classes, and final the teaching of the lessons themselves (including swimming tests and a certificate example). Through out the book are small black and white illustrations of forms such as registration cards and certificates as well as the examples of the different elements of the swimming lessons such as "Dead Man's Float" and the "Flutter Kick". Illustrated wraps. 24 pages. Staple binding. Two holes have been drilled on the top and bottom of the binding. No OCLC (Aug 2019). Measures 7"x 5".
 Camp Spaulding Brochure. Young Men's Christian Association.Concord, NH.1923
A brochure for Camp Spaulding, a Christian summer camp for young boys and girls in Concord, New Hampshire. The camp focuses on offering "real opportunities to gain a greater appreciation of the wonders of Nature and a reverence and loving thought for the Great Spirit within and around us." Each year the camp hosts two sessions, one for girls in July and one for boys in August with each week of camp costing $9.00. The brochure features nine printed photographs of the facilities and past campers, and one black and white illustration of a camper's blanket which features a design representing the camp's fourfold law. This 'law' is more like a code of honor, and it was for the 'Stone Face Tribe', a social group within the camp for those who participate in woodcrafting. This code is meant to enforce the more desirable characteristics of fortitude, beauty, truth, and love. This design is also stamped the back cover of the brochure. Also within the brochure is a post card application to Camp Spaulding. At the end of the brochure is a list of 'What to Take' for both boys and girls, as well as information on the camp uniform. This list has been marked up by the previous owner. This camp is still in existence today, but is now operated by the YMCA. 12 pages. Black stamped wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".
 Camp Tonka'wa for Boys, Juniors and Seniors. .Chautauqua, NY.1934
Camp Tonka'wa, pronounced Ton-ka-wa, was an all boys camp in upstate New York. There the boys would spend their summer camping in tents on raised wooden platforms participating in a variety of activities, such as tennis, golf, swimming, boating and canoeing, aquaplaning (a form of water-skiing), nature study, drama, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and model airplane construction. The brochure has fifteen (15) printed photographs featuring the grounds and campers at play from earlier years. At the end of the brochure there is a rip out application to Camp Tonka'wa. The camp rates are listed on the back inside cover ($150 for the whole season, $80 for a half season) as well as the additional charges for horseback riding and laundry. The camp also provided tutoring services as needed, weekly reports, and a small camp store for campers to get a few treats from. 16 pages, including illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 7".
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.
 The Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
A volvelle or wheel that helps the user find the batting average of any baseball player "in a jiffy". The user needs to turn the wheel until the arrow is pointing to the the number of times a player was at bat, this number appears through the opening on the top disk. Then one can read the battling average of the player on the top disk directly opposite the number of hits made, which is on the bottom disk. The volvelle can calculate the batting average of a player, as long as they have been at bat between 35 to 640 times. In the center of the volvelle is a black and white illustration of a man at bat, swinging and missing the ball, with the catcher and umpire behind him. The back of the volvelle is blank with the exception of a stamped "39 cents". Dated through "Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Third Series", which is a book found on Google Books that lists the copyrights of items by year. Measures 8 1/4" (diameter).
 Le Cercle: The New and Fascinating Field Game. J. E. Tilton & Co. D. B. Brooks & Bro. .Boston, MA.[1870]
A two-sided magazine supplement for a new game called Le Cercle, a field game similar to croquet. In fact it was meant to be a competitor to the popular game of croquet, and one of its advantages was that it could be played on a smaller field then croquet. The front side has an idyllic black and white illustration  of a couple and young woman playing the game in a small field next to a pond with a forest in the background. There are instructions on how to play the game as well as testimonials from people who have played. Such as "the set which we have used at our home has become so popular that it is now going the rounds of our friends' houses", and "my children have played a great deal with it. It is a very nice game." On the bottom of the back page is a price list for the various items one needs in order to play a game of Le Cercle. Double sided leaflet. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 The Raymond Camps for Girls. Raymond Camps for Girls.Raymond, ME.1911
The booklet describes the camp and features five (5) images from photographs, plus an applied photograph to the cover depicting a group of girls in a canoe on the lake. There isn't a specification of the age range of girls allowed at camp, but it does state that they would be divided by in groups by age and have one counselor per group. The girls would stay in one of two camps, summer cottages really, called Deep Cove Camp and the Venice, or the girls could choose to camp outdoors for their entire session in tents. There were a variety of activities offered at the camp such as art, music (girls had to bring their own instruments), tennis, basket ball, swimming, rowing, canoeing and gymnastics through a local gymnasium. Additionally girls would receive instruction on sewing, so they could repair their own clothes, and dancing. Lectures on "topics relative to camp life, nature studies, etc., [were] given from time to time". Lastly tutoring for the campers for school was available upon request of the parents, but the booklet stresses that "the design of the vacation camp is to avoid the heavy school tasks, to make the mid-simmer days a time for the storing-up of vigor and energy for the months following." At the end of the booklet is a tear out application for the camp. Lastly, with the exception of the cover, which specifically states the year 1911, every time the year is mention in the booklet it has just has the number "19" with a space after it to fill in the correct year. There is little to no record of this camp existing after 1913. 12 pp. Printed brown wrappers with applied printed photograph. Staple binding. Printed by the Well Printing Company. Measures 6" x 4 1/2".. A booklet for Raymond Camps for Girls, located in Raymond, ME, on the shores of Sebago Lake. About 20 miles northwest of Portland, the camp was established in the early 1900s by Dr. S. J. Plummer and ran each year from July 1st to August 31st, with girls required to stay the entire summer, especially since the camp was only accessible via a short steam boat ride.
Evelina Reaveley The Tall Pines, A Summer Camp for Girls. Tall Pines Camp.Bennington, NH.[1924]
The majority of the booklet is comprised of approximately forty (40) printed black and white images from photographs of young girls of varying ages engaged in a variety of activities all over the camp's grounds. Nearly every photograph comes with a caption, sometimes a brief few words, and other times several sentences describing the corresponding picture. At the center of the booklet is a large fold out page full of photographs of the campers. The camp itself was located next to Lake George and comprised of a junior play house, recreation house, wooden bungalows for sleeping, dinning room, and kitchen. There were a large variety of activities for the girls to do, such as: arts and crafts, folk dancing and pageantry, boating and canoeing, gardening, nature study, community work, hikes and climbs, horseback riding, camp cooking, canning and 'roughing it', which was when the girls would go camping with no tent (unless there was rain) and sleep under the stars. There was also a variety of sports available to partake in such as: tennis, volley ball, basket ball, baseball, swimming and diving. Campers were required to wear a uniform, "Dark blue bloomers (plaited very full). Middy, white or unbleached. White hat. Red tie. Tan or black shoes and stockings. Sweater, red, blue or white preferred." The camp stressed a well balanced diet, and had dietitians who lived at the camp who were in charge of all meals. Cakes and sweets were not allowed to be sent to campers by their parents. The cost of the camp for the summer was $300 with horseback riding, or $275 without, with some extra charges for special day trips or arts & crafts. A small section in the brochure is dedicated to the Tall Pines Club, a separate camp located nearby for girls over 18 years of age, and there are instructions on how to send away for more information on this club. Also included is a list of current head counselors and staff, several pages of references, with addresses, of families who had sent their daughters to the camp in years prior, and a page of excerpts from parents' letters praising the camp. Lastly there is a tear away application for the camp at the end of the booklet. 45 pg. (including 2 fold out pages), with printed white wrappers. Staple binding. Printed by: F. S. & A. H. McKenzie. OCLC 2 (June 2020). Measures 8 1/4" x 6" (booklet), 32" x 5 3/4" (fold out page).. The Tall Pines Camp for girls was run by the siblings Evelina, John, and Catherine Reaveley, in Bennington, NH. Tall Pines Camp was for girls ages 7 to 18, with a Tall Pine Club for girls over 18, and campers were meant to stay the entire summer, from June 29th to August 31.
 Camp Woodland, The Green Mountain Camp for Girls. Camp Woodland.Londonderry, VT.1937
A promotional booklet for the fifth season at Camp Woodland, a camp for Christian girls aged six to nineteen - though girls older than nineteen were allowed to attended occasionally. The camp was located in southern Vermont, in a town called Londonderry, nestled in the Green Mountains and bordering an unnamed small lake. The booklet starts with a short poem written about Camp Woodland by a camper from an earlier season (see below for excerpt). It then continues on to describe the many activities the girls could engage in at camp, such as: track and field, swimming, archery, tennis, boating, hiking, horseback riding, orchestra, glee club, drama, and dancing. At then end of the summer the camp would host a closing banquet where awards would be given out, such as the Efficiency Trophy awarded to the Best All Around Camper and the Enrollment Trophy given to the camper who had successfully enrolled the largest number of her friends for camp. Included in the booklet is a list and short biography of current camp head staff, a daily schedule, information on the camp admission process, cost, travel arrangements, camps regulations, required medical examine, list of require articles of clothing, laundry, camp newspaper, visitor policies, and camp store. Additionally, there is a small section dedicated to Kamp Kaaterskill, an affiliated camp for boys located in Pownal, VT. Lastly there is a direct "Word to Girls" which features excerpts from testimonials from both previous campers and their parents extolling on the virtues of Camp Woodland. The booklet ends with quotes and excerpts from poems from famous individuals, such as Calvin Coolidge, John Holmes and Kipling discussing the wonders of summer camps, and outdoor activities. The booklet has twenty-eight (28) black and white printed photographs throughout of the camp grounds and its campers participating in the camp's activities such as swimming and horseback riding. A few of the pictures are head shots of the camp's staff. Camp Woodland itself was established in 1932 and ran until 1949 when it was sold to Abraham Hertzen who reopened the camp under the name of Camp Derry, and ironically appears to have been a camp for Jewish children at that point. The camp remained in the Hertzen family, operating for over fifty years until it was sold in 2004. It is unclear what happened to the property after that. 21 pages. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/4". Below is an excerpt from the poem written by a camper: "God of the open air, Thou who hast made Thy dwelling fair, With flowers beneath, above with starry lights, And set Thine everywhere - On mountain heights, On Woodland dim with many a dream...".