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Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
Price: $45.00

A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining more info
Eighteenth Annual Report of the American Female Guardian Society, and Home for the Friendless, for the Year Ending May, 1852Female Guardian Society .New Tork.1852
Eighteenth Annual Report of the American Female Guardian Society, and Home for the Friendless, for the Year Ending May, 1852Female Guardian Society .New Tork.1852
Price: $55.00

32 pp. Printed paper cover, frontispiece. An annual report for the American Female Guardian Society, beginning with the board members, annual meeting, annual report, and ending with the treasurer's report. Page 30 has a listing of the life members. 9" x 5 3/4". wear on cover, inscribed, occasional staining more info
 New Glamour for The "Glamour Girl", a Glowing Daylight Fluorescent Color Bath Beauty Letter Opener. Coast Industries.Los Angeles, CA.1952
New Glamour for The "Glamour Girl", a Glowing Daylight Fluorescent Color Bath Beauty Letter Opener. Coast Industries.Los Angeles, CA.1952
Price: $60.00

Materials featuring a 'Bathing Beauty' novelty letter opener and the two pieces of advertising materials that go along with it. In the 1950s a company by the name of Coast Industries came up with a product called 'flok-kraft fluorescent flock', which was a phosphorescent pigment mixed with an adhesive and used to decorate plastic objects. This pigment glowed in the dark and came in three colors, bright blue, brilliant green, and bright yellow. The company coated this product onto a variety of plastic molds, such as the 'Bathing Beauty' Letter Opener, that were then sold in bulk to companies to use a promotional materials. The letter opener itself is made from a clear plastic that has been shaped into the silhouette of a female body. The 'flok-kraft fluorescent flock' had been adhered to the form so that it looks like a bathing suit. A double sided flyer containing information on the bathing beauty and a return envelope is included. The backside of the flyer showcases another one of the company's items that could be covered by the ''flok-kraft fluorescent flock', a piggy bank that would tip its hat every time a coin was inserted.  The novelty letter opener no longer glows in the dark. Measures 8" x 1 1/4" (letter opener), 8 1/2" x 11" (flyer).. The date is inferred by magazine ads found, which date to 1952, in 1954, the company's address changed. more info
Samuel ParkerCharity to Children enforced, in a Discourse, Delivered in Trinity Church, Boston, Before the Subscribers to the Boston Female Asylum, Sept23, 1803, at their Third AnniversaryRussell and Cutler.Boston.1803
Samuel ParkerCharity to Children enforced, in a Discourse, Delivered in Trinity Church, Boston, Before the Subscribers to the Boston Female Asylum, Sept23, 1803, at their Third AnniversaryRussell and Cutler.Boston.1803
Price: $65.00

32 pp. Printed paper string bound cover, text decorations. Prayer and speech on the benevolence and charity "towards all our fellow-creatures". Speech read before the subscribers o the the Boston Female Asylum as well as twenty five of the orphans that live there, written by Samuel Parker, D.D. Rector of Trinity Church. 9" x 5 1/2"  . some discoloration and wear more info
Alternative Travelogue - European Tour Toilet Tissue Collection c1950s. ..
Alternative Travelogue - European Tour Toilet Tissue Collection c1950s. ..
Price: $95.00

A small collection including samples of toilet tissue  from Zurich Switzerland, Italy, Hotel Atlantic in Frankfort, Germany,  Den Haag, Luxemborg, and products titled "SANILAV -  the perfumed Lavatory Cleaner", "British No. 3" ,"Jeyes" and "Deutsche Bundesbahn".  Also included but somewhat unremoved is a show polishing cloth from Italy.. more info
 Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Price: $115.00

Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2. more info
Two (2)Thread Samples Sets with 63 Different Colors. J & P Coats and Gudebrod Brothers Company..c1880
Two (2)Thread Samples Sets with 63 Different Colors. J & P Coats and Gudebrod Brothers Company..c1880
Price: $120.00

The first sample thread set in this collection was produced by J & P Coats, and has 21 different shades of spool cotton thread. On the front cover is an image of two women seating in a field, with one sewing something in her lap. On the back cover is a spool of thread tied to a flowering branch with tiny birds flying around it. The sample set is a single fold booklet, with the samples wound around hard chips of paper. The thread is done so tightly that the thread samples almost look like they are paint samples. Additionally instead of numbers to identify the shades of thread, they have be named. For example: Van Dyke Brown, Dark Steel, Dregs of Wine, Light Prune, and Sapphire. Single fold with manufactured tape binding. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". The second of the sample thread sets was made by Gudebrod Brothers Company (successors to Cutter Silk Manufacturing Company) and has 42 different shades of spool silk and twist  thread. The front of the sample set has the company information on it while the back cover lists some information on the product, along with the tag line "leading spool silk for generations". On the front cover, written in pencil is "April 1902". The Gudebrod Brothers renamed their company in 1895 (several years after purchasing Cutter Silk Manufacturing Company), so it is unclear if this is the date of the sample set or if it was written on at a later date. 4 pages. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/4".. more info
 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
Price: $135.00

A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, . more info
3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat  ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
Price: $150.00

A collection of three items (in French) advertising 'Le Thermogene' a patent medicine product that was meant to help with a variety of ailments such as coughing, bronchitis, flue, sore throat, colds, joint pains, and rheumatism. The product was a heating pad that was composed of soft cotton wadding that had been treated with capsicum and could be placed on various parts of the body. The first item in the collection is flyer (measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/4") featuring a fire-eating circus performer in a green body suit holding the product (represented as large orange objects) and breathing out fire. This artwork was designed by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) who was an Italian and French poster art designer who is nowadays often referred to as the "father or modern advertising." This was due to the fact that he was the first to use bold figures that popped out of their contrasting black background. The second item in this collection is a single-fold pamphlet (Measures: 6 1/4" x4 3/4" folded, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" unfolded). This pamphlet provides simple, and to the point information about the product as well as depicting 6 illustrations of figures show how the product can be used on a variety of places on the body. On the front is the same circus figure by Cappiello found on the flyer, however this time the only color used is in the product the figure is holding, and the fire coming out of his mouth. The last item in the collection is a small 12 page staple booklet that is chalk full of more detailed information about the product. The back of the booklet actually has the image of the circus performer, while the front of the booklet has a roaring fire in a fire pit.  . more info
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear,  Woodsey Owl...
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear, Woodsey Owl...
Price: $175.00

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera dealing with conservation issues. Most of the pieces appear to have been a part of different government sponsored campaigns. For example, Smokey Bear which was created in 1944 by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council to help combat forest fires. Below is a brief description of each item. "Save Sport Fishing - Stop Acid Rain", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker with an illustration of a fish, have of which is skeletonized. Measures 12 3/4" x 3". "Use Your Ash Tray", Bumper Sticker An orange and black Smokey the Bear Bumper sticker. The black ink used is a raised ink. There is an illustration of Smokey the Bear on the far left of the sticker. Measures 16 1/2" x 2". "Don't Let  Debris Fires Get Away", Poster A fire prevention poster, published by the United States Forest Service in 1978. It depicts a close up shot of burned out grass, with a piece of 'trash' on fire, that states 'Don't Let Debris Fires Get Away. Printed on paper. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" Book Protector An unused paper book jacket most likely intended to be used for text books. It published by the US Department of Interior and the Forest Service. On what would be the back inside flap of the book jacket is the Forest Fire Prevent Pledge. The portion of the jacket meant to cover the covers of a book, is a color photograph of a very lush, green forest. This portion of the book jacket has glossy coating on it. The front has an image of Smokey the Bear on it stating, 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Measures 20" x 12". "Give a hoot! Don't Pollute", Poster Printed in 1973 by the US Department of Agriculture, it features the character Woodsy Owl. He is a brown owl, wearing a Robinhood-like green feathered hat and green pants holding whistle in the air. Next to him are two colorful flowers on one side, and on the other is a patch of grass with a whimsical blue and red spotted bug on it. The background is black, which makes the colors of the characters pop. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xhX1F2Tmrx3hJCfQ2 more info
 A Collection of Menus and related Ephemera from Yale, circa 1902. Yale.New Haven, CT.1902
A Collection of Menus and related Ephemera from Yale, circa 1902. Yale.New Haven, CT.1902
Price: $175.00

A collection of four items relating to Yale University. The first item is program to the 25th Annual Banquet of the Yale News, which took place on March 7, 1902. This was the quarter-centennial for the Yale Daily News, and the ten page program (including covers) features a menu and a list of guest, as well as a little description of the newspaper itself. Portions of this program look as though they are a newspaper rather than an event program. String binding. Measures 8" x 5 1/2". The second item is the menu from the Alumni dinner on June 25, 1902 that took place at University Hall. It is a single fold program with a decorative blue ribbon. The interior of the menu features a black and white photograph of University Hall, and a menu, that lists such dishes as larded fillet of beef and Neapolitan ice cream. Measures 5" x 4" (folded), 8" x 5" (unfolded). The third item is menu to an unknown, undated event at Yale. Each item on the menu has 'Yale' in the title, such as Yale Oyster Stew and Yale Apple Pie. The menu is printed with blue ink  and features several small decorative devices along the border. Measures 10" x 4". The last item is a small, possibly unrelated, card with a handwritten sentiment. Measures 3 1/2" x 2".. more info
True Stories by the Chain Gang - Told in 7 Parts-- Hijinx at Summer Camp
True Stories by the Chain Gang - Told in 7 Parts-- Hijinx at Summer Camp
Price: $225.00

The retelling of camp pranks on typewritten cut-outs artfully arranged in seven (7) pages.  The pages are titled A Hot Pie Party - Pizza , beer and dancing The Bottle Brigade - bottles and wet sheets for 2 campers Professor and the Springs - springs removed from a tipsy professors bed The Rocks and the Two Frogs- rocks in the shape of a man & live frogs in their beds The Two Missing Shoes - shoes nailed to a tree The Missing Bed - professor's bed hidden in the woods The Steak Barbeque - open fire with steak sandwiches chased by Manhattans... The work of a talented young man from Stratford, CT documenting his days at camp near Boonton NJ. Mischievous and at times somewhat mean spirited pranks.  Measures 11"   x 15" more info
 Scrap Book Album of Russell Roosen, Bridge Player from Detroit, Michigan, 1927-1945. Educational Press, Inc.New York.1950
Scrap Book Album of Russell Roosen, Bridge Player from Detroit, Michigan, 1927-1945. Educational Press, Inc.New York.1950
Price: $225.00

Russell W Roosen was an expert bridge player from Detroit, Michigan. He competed professionally in the game as well as taught classes and gave lectures at the local country clubs.  This album is a scrap book, filled with newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. Throughout the late 1920s and 1930s Russell Roosen was a champion bridge player that competed on the national level. The majority of the newspaper clippings are from this time and feature a variety descriptions of the games he played. In addition to the clippings, there are several flyers and promotional materials from when he began teaching bridge classes. Roosen was even sent on a cruise to the  Thousand Islands where he taught bridge on the ship. When the war broke out, Roosen enlisted in the Army. At this point the album shifts to a record of his time as a Private in the Army serving in the Pacific Ocean Theater during WWII. The majority of items included from this time are local Detroit clippings that mention him, photographs from his Army days and a few pieces of correspondence. One of which was sent to him by a  member of the Detroit Free Press which starts off stating, "Your most interesting letter, with perhaps the most interesting section riddled by censor, got in this morning..." Another funny tit bit comes from a newspaper clipping which talks about the trouble Roosen almost got into by describing himself on an Army questionnaire as a "bridge expert". His superior officer, at hearing that he was a "bridge expert" mistakenly thought he meant an expert in bridge construction and he was promptly assigned to guard a bridge. The article ends with "If he is as good a bridge tender as he is a bridge player, the officer made no mistake." A the end of the book is a letter, mechanically signed by President Harry Truman, thanking Roosen for his service. Red covers, with a stamped border design, and the name "Russell Roosen" gilded on the front cover. Approximately 50 pages of the scrap book is filled with ephemera. The materials within the scrap book date from 1927 to the mid 1940s, however the scrap book itself is from 1950 and as such the album must have been assembled after 1950. The book was published by the Educational Press, Inc, from New York and was 'size B' from their "Book Shelf Scrap Book and Album" collection.  11 3/4" x 9 1/2". Russell W. Roosen was born on May 15, 1908 in Detroit, Michigan to Peter (1994-?) and Elsie (1889- ?)  Roosen. He had one sister, Gladys Roosen (1907- ?). Russell became an extremely proficient bridge player at a young age, eventually becoming the bridge columnist for the Detroit Free Press for over twelve years. He was a five-time winner of the MBA's (Michigan Bridge Association Stein Trophy, and he managed several local bridge clubs, including Knickerbockers and the Metro for 25 years. He was also a nationally known composer of bridge problems, and he invented the diagrammed deal as a way of illustrating all the cards in a single diagram. When he moved to Connecticut with his wife, Jeanne, in 1985 the MBA named a tournament after him. Russell died in New Haven CT, in March 1995, he was 86 years old and at the time of his death was an Alzheimer's patient. more info
 A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
Price: $250.00

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: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rzu68ismPkvk8aTf9 . more info
  A collection of printed material relating to paper bags and other paper based product packaging, including samplesc. 1924-1932
A collection of printed material relating to paper bags and other paper based product packaging, including samplesc. 1924-1932
Price: $275.00

This array of materials includes information and samples from Paterson Vegetable Parchment (butter wrappers), includes price lists, samples in one and full color, color illustrated letterhead depicting product, a directory of distributors and more. -Sample book of various colors for DeLuxe Stripe Machine Glaze glassine Dealers’ Price List of Folding Paper Boxes, 1932 includes many illustrations, some in color depicting -boxes of numerous designs and styles. Accompanied by an illustrated letterhead depicting the various containers made by the Standard Box Company. -Flyer for Embossed Holly Glassine with sample, a two (2) leaflets for “Green Crown” Liners to Dress Up Your Fruit, Artographic Paper Products Co. 1926 -Price Lists and two (2) sets of samples for all components of a candy box for Hirsch Products Manufacturers of Paper Specialties, NYC -Flyer from Strathmore Press, Inc. Fancy Candy Box Tops -Grocers’ Bag Base Price List, Union Bag & Paper Corporation, 1937 -White Silk Bond pamphlet and sample, “For the Discriminating Merchant, by the Roll -Howard Bond “Nature Made the Lily White” Howard Paper Co., Urbana, Ohio. -Leaflet for Quality Twines, Ludlow Sales Corporation, image from photograph of samples -Schorsch & Co., NYC, Price list and five (5) illustrated sample bread bags for different size and shaped bread -Six (6) sample illustrated candy bags . wear from age on some bags, some discoloration more info
 Hand made Teaching Aids and Lesson Plans  for Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Robinson. .Snowhegan, ME.c1950
Hand made Teaching Aids and Lesson Plans for Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Robinson. .Snowhegan, ME.c1950
Price: $300.00

An array of materials used by a first grade teacher including series of mimeographed work sheets (tests) to to develop Motor Skills, Motor Control, Reversals, Rhyming Words, Riddles in Rhyme, Visual Discrimination, Spatial Relationships, Completion, Identifying Opposites, and more. Some with index cards attached with hand written notes on the procedure and desired results .  Also includes handmade color flash cards to teach children colors and  color charts with color names to match.   Also includes individual alphabet letters, die-cuts of food, counting aids (using straws to count).  Additionally wall prints by Hayes school publishing, etc. Two posters on dental hygiene.   Last but not least class photos of Mrs. Robinson's AM and PM classes. . more info
 Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
Price: $325.00

This collection centers around Clara Wallower's time at Wellesley. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence addressed to Clara, starting in 1896 when she was attending Dana Hall. In total there are over forty (40) letters. The early letters are mostly from her friends or family in Pennsylvania. Two of these early letters express concern over how much Clara is fretting over her school work. As these letters were written in, or around the time of Clara's grandmothers death in 1896 it is likely that they were worried about how Clara's grief was affecting her. Two letters are from the same friend, Rowena Millar, who writes, in great detail, about a disagreement the two had. Some of the letters are addressed to "Taddie", an apparent nickname for Clara. One such letter is from March 1900, sent by her father. He was visiting Joplin, checking on the progress of his various business ventures there while staying at the hotel he owned, the Keystone Hotel. In the letter he discusses a banquet he will be attending that will benefit the Joplin branch of the YMCA. Additionally, he also sent and discusses a newspaper clipping that announced Rockefeller's gift of $100,000 to Wellesley. In 1897, Clara and her parents took a trip to Europe. After she returned home, one of her fellow traveling partners, Mary, who had continued on with her European tour, wrote to Clara of her experiences. The letter consists of Mary's time in Germany in August/September of 1897. She was present when the King of Siam, King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as Rama V, visited Germany on his grand European tour. She saw him two times, first while visiting the Charlottenburg Palace and the tomb of Queen Louise of Prussia, where he was touring there with Prince Albert. Apparently both their carriages left at the same time, and Mary's carriage was able to drive side-by-side with the King’s for several minutes. According to Mary, the King smiled and bowed to them. The second time Mary saw him was during a parade held in his honor in Berlin. She describes the parade as "thirty to forty thousand troops, all finely dressed, marched by and the Kaiser and Kaiserin on horseback." Mary concludes the letter discussing various gifts she purchased, such as a seal fur coat, and how she developed the film she had taken on the trip. Clara received three letters from an Olive Wells, who was also on a world tour at the time. The first letter in July 1897 describes her trip to China. Olive was not impressed at all by China, and was horrified by several of the things she saw there. She describes how Chinese woman would have their feet bound and are therefore unable to walk without the help of a maid. She describes how disturbed she was to see dead rats for sale on the streets and how she was called 'foreign devil'. She appears to have gotten along better on a small island she stopped on, during her passage from Hong Kong to Sydney, Australia. Her second letter is from October 1897 when she has already reached Italy. She talks briefly about her time in Italy and the cities she plans to visit, before discussing the classes she would like to take back at Wellesley and where she might stay when she returns. Her last letter is from January 1898, when she has returned to her home in Brooklyn, NY. In this letter, she is responding to some relationship drama between one of their common friends, Carrie, and her ex-fiance Don. Don had written Clara (letter is included in collection) asking her to talk with Carrie and report back to him. Clara, unsure of what to do, had turned to Olive for advice. Most of the remaining correspondences are either invites between Clara and other Wellesley girls, inviting each other to lunch, or courtship correspondence. For instance in 1897 she received two letters from a suitor, W. M. Murdock, who requests the pleasure of her presence at a Yale vs Harvard game. There is another letter from an Edward Moore, begging Clara's forgiveness for missing their date due to illness. There are a dozen or so other courtship invites that don't mention Clara by name, but appear to either be invites for groups of people to dances at an unnamed country club or hotel in Pennsylvania.                               In addition to the correspondence, there are also various items of memorabilia relating to Clara's time at Wellesley. First is Clara's formal acceptance letter to Wellesley, as well as her academic transcript that she would have needed to present to the school's Secretary upon her arrival. There are two programs from Wellesley Tree Day, dated 1897 and 1899. There is a program from 1896's Float Day. On the back inside cover of this program is a list of who she went with, which includes Olive and Mary. The last couple of programs in this collection are from the Glee and Mandolin Club Concert for the years 1897 and 1899. The collection also includes various invites either to or from Clara to a variety of clubs or activities at Wellesley. The first of which is the Agora of Wellesley, which is a political society that would meet to debate the various important worldly issues. There are two invites, the first of which is from 1897 to discuss the 'Cuban question', and the second is from 1900 to discuss the 'Transvaal question'. The second society Clara appears to have been a member of is the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society, whose goals are to further the study of arts in a scholarly fashion. The invite 'requests the pleasure of your company at The Barn'. It is dated April 23rd, with no year, but as it also mentions the day of the week (Monday), it is most likely form 1900. The next few items also lack a year, however it has been deduced by the day of the week. The first is invitation is from the "Faculty of Stone Hall" from 1899. The second is an invitation from the class of 1899 to meet the class of 1898 from June 1898. The last two are replies from two girls in 1899, who are accepting the invitation of the class of 1902. One of these replies comes with an envelope address to Clara, so it would appear as though she played some role in hosting this event. The last two items of the collection are a bit of outliers. The first is an original song composed by 'Elizabeth' in 1900. The relationship between Clara and Elizabeth is unknown. The last item dates to 1936. It is a typed copy of an address given by Albertine Reichle (Class of 1939) in memory of "Norumbega's founder." As Norumbega is a building on the campus, it appears that it was meant to honor Alice Freeman Palmer, the president of Wellesley college when it was built. The guest of honor was then Wellesley President Ellen Fitz Pendleton, who would die later that year. Taken as a whole  this collection of over 55 items provides a great window into the life of a Wellesley girl at the turn of the 19th century. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/7tkUCSU17pfsqNVN6. Clara Wallower was born on April 16, 1880 to Elias Zollinger Wallower and Maria Dorothy Hoover Wallower in Harrisburg, PA. Her father was a prominent business man who owned the Harrisburg Star Independent newspaper and was also member of a group of Harrisburg investors who were financing mining operations in the mineral district of southwestern Missouri. He took great personal interest in the growth of Joplin, Missouri, investing much of his own personal wealth in the city, and even eventually building the Keystone Hotel in downtown Joplin. Due to her father's financial success, Clara grew up in wealth and privilege. She attended the Dana Hall School, which is an independent boarding and day school for girls located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school served as Wellesley College's unofficial preparatory program, and indeed Clara was admitted into the freshman class of 1898-1899 at Wellesley. She would eventually graduate in 1902 and settle back down in Harrisburg, PA and marry Horace Montgomery Witman. Horace was a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Yale Divinity School. He worked with his father and brother in a wholesale grocery business in Harrisburg. Together, Horace and Clara would have three children, Harriet Hoover Witman, William Witman II, and Barbara Carmony Witman. Her son William would become a Foreign Service Officer, eventually becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Togo. Both her daughters, Harriet and Barbara, would attend Wellesley College. Clara died in 1964. more info
 Contracts and Broadside for the Auction of the Ship Inn. W. T. Hickman and Son.Southampton, UK.1883
Contracts and Broadside for the Auction of the Ship Inn. W. T. Hickman and Son.Southampton, UK.1883
Price: $350.00

In 1883, the Ship Inn, a roadside public house, was put on auction by the lawyers W. T. Hickman and Son. This collection features the large broadside for the auction, and three unused contracts for bidders. The auction was advertised to all "innkeepers, brewers, trainers of racehorses and others". The inn boasted a large bar, smoking room, tap room, underground cellar, kitchen, scullery, and seven bedrooms along with domestic offices, water, stabling for 6 horses, sheds, piggeries and a large garden. The auction was to be held in at the White Hart Hotel in Stockbridge, on July 4, 1883. Contracts measure 10 1/2" 4 1/4" (folded), 20 3/4" x 16 1/2" (unfolded). Broadside measures 35 1/4 x 20 3/4. The broadside features the same text as a portion of the contract. . more info
 Letters of John H. Wells to Miss Julia Tracy, 1828-1829. ..
Letters of John H. Wells to Miss Julia Tracy, 1828-1829. ..
Price: $375.00

A collection of 5 letters from John H. Wells to his fiancé Julia Tracy.  Letters are very neutral, only implying affection when signing off. They depict the planning for marriage, preparing a house, what arrangements to meet again, and generic descriptions of what is occurring during his life.  Wells does mention interesting topics such as the Anti-Masonry movement, items needed to set up house, wedding planning, religious sentiment, and contain a sketch of a house floor plan. The letters are sent to Tracy in Middletown, CT and come from Wells in Puluski and Richland, NY. Letters are folded and addressed with stampless post, date answered and occasionally a red worn wax seal. The Ward family history and ancestry list a John Howard Wells (1784-1844) married  Julia Tracy (1797-1893) in May 1829 and had 5 children; Henry Dana, Ebenezer Tracy, Franklin, Martha Caroline, and John Howard. These names correspond with names that appear in the letters as friends and family of the couple. Puluski, Sept 4, 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY -Wells opens with the acknowledgment that he received her last letter and mentions that “it had been a long time traveling to the west and back.” He appears to tease her about a “reproof” in her last letter and offers her “almost any charge you may choose to bring against me.” He informs her that due to the health of one man and “obstinacy of mother” he will be unable to engage a house for the fall. He explains that they will need to purchase “Cabinet ware” and begs her pardon but feels it would be better for him to purchase items. He tells her to mention if there are specific items she has interest in and he will look into them on the way to N. York. He mentioned their engagement to his brother but expressed that it “probably may be told as a great secret to a number of persons very soon.” He says he will see her in October. Ans. Oct 8, 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Letter has been torn off, only the outer paper with address and date are left Puluski, Dec 8 (?), 1828 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells left Tracy and did not arrive home until late. His eyes were inflicted with an infection and he needed to remove all light so was not able to write. He sent a flower pot and two parcels and wants to ensure they arrived. He purchased cloth for Caroline, it was the “cheapest piece” and “was told it was fashionable.” He mentions the “Mountain Ash was not forgotten” but he was traveling in the stage from Albany and passed the place where he saw them. He requests she tell Mrs. Ward he will “bear it in mind some future opportunity.” He discusses the weather and if it stays mild will have the cellar dug for his house. He will put it “24 feet from the street” which he assumes she will think sufficient. He questions of she would like the “juice of Linnen” (?) in the winter and if so he can send it by “way of Brattleboro and Hartford.” Puluski, Dec 31, 1828  To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells is extremely happy to she was not “visited with the dreaded evil” and believes he was “more fearfull [sic] than necessary.” He is gratified that Caroline was suited with his choice and says that if she is as “well suited in making a much more important choice” he would be happy to give his opinion. His eyes have almost healed and “as well as when I received your kind prescription. “The new merchant, Mr. Brazton, is getting married and Wells hears the bride is a pleasing young woman whom he hopes will be a pleasant acquaintance for Tracy. His neighbor, the Lawyer, “is the most malicious person I ever knew” and is “bent upon injuring me in every possible way.” Wells wishes her a Happy New Years and wishes that she will be “happily situated here before tit shall have half expire.” He says they should be grateful for the many Blessings and he feels favored “of being united to one who is all I could wish her to be.” He asks about her brother, Frank, and explains about getting her orders and the money he has set aside for her. Richland, March 16, 1829 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Wells is pleased Tracy enjoyed herself in Hartford. He regrets that he did not have all the plans ahead worked out or he would have visited. He is in a “quandary” as there is 12-16 inches of snow and the ground is hard. He is unable to complete the cellar on schedule. He is trying to “hire a house that will answer for one year.” He plans to continue and hopefully finish in July. He considers staying at the tavern where he stays now but there are 8 Gentleman “(so called)” and no Ladies. He thanks her for the offer of using the orders and he may use $100 since it is mutually beneficial for them to invest when she comes. There is an “Anti-Masonry” movement beginning there (also called Anti-Freemasonry and defined as "avowed opposition to Freemasonry" –Wikipedia). He is concerned that it will “create considerable ill feeling among those who have heretofore been friendly.” He asks h=if he should invite Mr. Walton to their wedding. He plans to be with her on the 12 or 16 of May and wants the ceremony “to take place the day after my arrival.” He asks if she would like to “start immediately or remain a few days?” March 18 - He held onto the letter because he had the prospect of getting a house for one year. He informs her that he is successful in “hiring one at $65.” It is one and a half stories and includes a sketch at the end of the letter. He decides to not commence building until she is with him but he will be able to rent it if they chose to not occupy it the whole time (referring to the rented house). Richland, April 15, 1829 To Julia Tracy, Middletown, CT from J.H. Wells Richland, NY - Reference her last letter and expresses regret that her mother is ill. He understands that she does not want to travel and wishes to care for her mother. He has rented a house and has made preparations for keeping house. He says he will not invite anyone to their wedding until he sees her which he is hoping will be before May 1st. He mentions the “interesting period” she is now witnessing and how it “is indeed a time when Christians have great reason to be thoughtful that the Savior is indeed as we trust Redeeming the Souls of Sinners.” He says he hopes she will witness “a great ingathering of Souls” and “every Blessing may attend” her but feels he is “not worthy so great a blessing and privilege.” He is concerned that he is “so divided from various causes here.” He hopes her mother will be better when he sees her and sends his love and affection.   . more info
A collection of 18 advertising trade cards promoting educational and entertaining publications for children including periodicals and books. .Multiple locations.1880s
A collection of 18 advertising trade cards promoting educational and entertaining publications for children including periodicals and books. .Multiple locations.1880s
Price: $425.00

A collection of 18 different advertising trade cards for The Youth's Companion, We Keep "Wide Awake", Eclectic Penmanship, Harper's Young People plus books by Historical Publishing Co.,  Estes & Lauriat,  Lee and Shepard and Sunshine Publishing Co.   The final card is for the Patent Adjustable Book-Cover.  The focus of the advertising is to parents. The focus is education and entertainment.  Approximately half of the cards are for The Youth's Companion with eleborate chromolithograph printing including two 3 fold concertina style cards promoting the annual volumes.   The announcement for 1883 includes a list of illustrated stories, illustrated travel and adventure, special articles, Reminiscences and Anecdotes, Household Decoartion and Amusements and The Help Series. The 1886 announcement includes serial stories, natural history and adventure, special articles, sketches and practical articles. Other cards display eye- catching imagery and proverbs. . more info
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908
Price: $425.00

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. more info
Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957
Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957
Price: $450.00

This binder belonged to Geraldine "Gerri" Kurnentz during her time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The binder contains two distinct courses on ladies wear garments and their corresponding work. Each section starts with the syllabus for the course, followed by Gerri's work and various handouts. These typed syllabus and instructional handouts provided by the school are often stamped with her teacher's name, such as N. Angelier (Nancy L Angelier) and F Leto. The two courses featured in this binder are Pattern Drafting and Design taught by Angelier and Apparel Design, taught by Leto. The coursework often consists of hand-drawn miniature patterns- drawn to scale- which are pasted or pinned onto graph paper. On particularly difficult tasked, such as the inclusion of a notched collar, multiple tiny pattern pieces are affixed to the drawn pattern with straight pins.  At times these patterns are also made from canvas or tracing paper which has been pinned into the graph paper. Along with the patterns are her notes and magazine cutouts of illustrations of the articles of clothing she was attempting to make. Interspersed between all of this are a few newspaper articles she found interesting and a few fashion sketches. It is unclear if these sketches are Gerri's original designs or simply sketches of the dresses she was trying to create. Some of the techniques and/or patterns she learned in these two courses are:  a Notched collar, a Dolman Sleeve, a Ragian Sleeve, a elongated armhole, a petal skirt, and a princess dress. 2 in, 3 ring binder with blue fabric covers. The pages of the binder are encased in plastic sleeve inserts, of which there are 67 (including the one on the front cover).  As such there are approximately 134 (a few plastic inserts are single sided). The binder dates from the mid 1950s, but no later than 1958, as Gerri was married in that year and her name changed to Schrier.  Measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". Geraldine "Gerri" S Kurnentz was born on September 3, 1938 to Sidney Kurnentz and Bessie Kurnentz nee Schwartz. She married Richard Schrier in New York in 1958. She eventually moved to New Jersey and had at least two children. Gerri died on July 3 2017. more info
5 Birthday Odes & 1 Sonnet Written by Samuel R. Wiley, Written Annually to Silas Leach on the Occasion of (Wiley's) Birth 1889-1901 "On the recurrence of my Birthday"
5 Birthday Odes & 1 Sonnet Written by Samuel R. Wiley, Written Annually to Silas Leach on the Occasion of (Wiley's) Birth 1889-1901 "On the recurrence of my Birthday"
Price: $550.00

A series of correspondence from Samuel R. Wiley, San Francisco, CA to Silas Leach, Wilkes Barre, PA.  Each of the Odes and the Sonnet are penned in a lovely hand with calligraphy embellishments at the top.  Some with red and black borders.   Philosophical and thought provoking works by an octogenarian.  A March 2, 1901 letter inquires as to Leach's receipt of the last sonnet and also discusses booming real estate market in San Francisco and the town's mourning for General Sherman. This is followed sequentially by a surprise Ode to Leach penned on his birthday April 6th.  Additionally this group includes a copy of a Birthday Ode written to Rhoda Luce who turned 90 in 1899.  Finally a cabinet card of Wiley dated October 1889.  Moving and thought provoking.. A note accompanying the Birthday Sonnets read "All written by S. R. Wiley who, himself, was between 85 and 90 years old.  An old friend of Uncle Silas, to whom he also sent four birthday odes in commemoration of his own birthday anniversaries. more info
A Collection of Twenty-Four (24) Baby Books or booklets collected over a 50 year period by a single collector. ..1908-1991
A Collection of Twenty-Four (24) Baby Books or booklets collected over a 50 year period by a single collector. ..1908-1991
Price: $550.00

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Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly. .United States.1917-1996
Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly. .United States.1917-1996
Price: $575.00

In the 1880s companies saw a way of reaching a wider audience by creating advertising material that was directed towards a young audience. The hope was that children might help to direct their parent's spending habits. By the early 1900s, advertisers had perfected this technique and had come up with a wide variety of paper games and toys meant to attract a child's attention. One such paper toy that was used by advertisers was paper dolls. With the combination of cheap printing and a surge in the popularity of paper dolls, manufacturers of all kinds of household goods took advantage by using them to promote their wares. The fashion and clothing industry in particular used this to great effect, as these ads were designed to mainly target young girls, and encourage them to desire to dress like their favorite paper doll. This collection consists of 11 items (25 dolls) of advertising paper dolls. Below is a brief description of the items within the collection. Dandyline Company Paper Doll (1917) The Dandyline Company, based in Chicago, IL, made dresses for young girls in the early 1900s. It then sold them to retail stores across the country along with an advertising paper doll. While the two dolls in this section are extremely similar, they are slightly different. This is mainly seen in the details of the yellow dress they are both wearing. The back of the doll had a space for the retail store to print its name and address.  This is the "Little Sister" series and includes two dolls and 14 costumes. Note the gender specific objects being held by the costumes. The back of each out had a Lot No. so that one could order the exact outfit. The two stores on the back of the dolls in this collection are E. M. Devine in Philadelphia, PA, and Hirsch D. G. Co. in Decatur, IL. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits, CUT, Measures 7" x 2 1/4" (Doll) FA Quality Family (c1920) During the 1920s a company by the name of FA Quality Trimmings, which sold various ribbons and trimmings meant to accent clothing, started a line of dolls called the FA Quality Family. It was a set of 4 dolls- Mother, Sister, Betty, and Buddy (Buddy is missing from this collection) with three outfits each.  On each sheet is the advertising phrase: "These cut out dolls serve two purposes; to amuse the children and to give you the style suggestions designed by experts." 3 UNCUT SHEETS (3 dolls + 9 outfits), Measures 7 3/4" x 5" Stories and Fashion (1934) Like the title suggests, this 16 pp. black and white booklet contains both paper dolls and short stories. Published by Mabley & Carew, a prominent department store in Cincinnati, Ohio, its goal was to help sell the clothing available at its store. The book contains six dolls: Mary, Tommy, the twins Betty & Bobby, Billy and Baby Jane. Beside each outfit is the price and department store floor in which it can be found on. The stories in this booklet are: The Little Boy and the Brook, My Fairy, and the Baby Stuart. Cover is detached. 6 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 7 1/2" 5 1/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (1949) Sunbeam Bread used their Miss Sunbeam doll to not only encourage the purchase of their baked goods, but also as a mean of selling their "Simplicity Printed Patterns". These sewing patterns allowed mothers to recreate the dresses Miss Sunbeam wore for their daughter. Next to each outfit was a product code that correlated to a specific sewing pattern. There are two pages for this item, the first page, with the doll, is in color, while the second page is in black and white. This would allow the child to have even more fun with the toy by coloring in the outfits. These two sheets are stapled together. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (c1950) The same paper doll as mention in the previous item, but with new outfits, mean for a new season. These outfits, along with the product code also gave an age range. Additionally this version had a teddy bear paper doll as well. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Gibbs Kids Paper Dolls (c1950) Produced by Gibbs Underwear Company, based in Philadelphia, PA, Gibbs Kids was a series of paper dolls intended to help local retailers sell their clothes. The doll featured is the "10 year old Sister", and it showcases 4 outfits. What is unique about this item is not all the outfits paired with the doll are made or sold by Gibbs. Additionally, on the back of the sheet is a stamp that says "Compliments of Paperdoll Gazette, Shirley Hedge, Editor, Route 2, Princeton IND. 47679" 1 Doll + 4 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 9" Carter's School Wise Cut-Ups (Sept 1952) Printed in the September 1952 issue of McCall's, a monthly American women's magazine that ceased publication in 1992, was a printed ad for Carter's. Carter's was a clothing store for children selling clothes from 'cradle through school'. This ad features two dolls, a Big Sis, and a Baby Sis, each with their own outfit. The ad speaks directly to the child stating that their outfits mean that "Daddy saves dollars galore!" 2 Dolls + 2 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEET, Measures 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" Pretty as Picture (1961) In a children's magazine, entitled 'Jack & Jill', a paper doll was printed for Vogue Patterns, a company that sold patterns for fashionable clothes. This doll was designed by Betty Jaxon and was meant to capitalize on the Easter holiday. In two sheets, a doll named Jill (there are two version of the same doll, each in a difference stance) is surrounded by colorful, fashionable outfits. Each outfit has the pattern number printed on its tabsThe Pretty as a Picture sheet was a store give-away, the second sheet is a proof presumably for future designs. 2 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 14" x 10 1/4" (Larger sheet) Bendel's Cut-Out Dolls (1962) Henri Bendel was an innovator when it came to high end luxury fashion and his boutique shop in New York City soon became a beacon of luxury for the cities elite. He also was a strong proponent fashion-centric illustration, and since paper dolls are a natural progression of that he soon had several books of them that he used to sell his clothes. The item is a 12 pp. booklet with paper wraps. The cover is an illustration of a cut out sheet of paper dolls. The book includes three (3) paper dolls and four (4) pages of outfits. The reverse of the page provides a narrative description, sizing information and pricing for each of the paper doll costumes. There is even an introductory note in the beginning of the book that asks the children not to cut out the dolls until mother has ordered the desired outfits. 3 Dolls + 21 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 9" x 7" Vind Garn Til Vinterens Dolls (1966) Published in Familie Journalen, Denmark's longest running weekly family and women's magazine (it was started in 1877), are two paper dolls. The advertisement is for Dale Crepe, a yarn company in Europe. The dolls are meant to help selling knitting patterns, and each sweater is a pattern you can purchase. There is a both a boy and girl doll, each with fours knit sweaters, and at least one knit hat and pair of mittens.  In Danish. 2 Dolls + 8 sweaters with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 13 1/2" x 10" Look Book Holiday (1996) This advertising pamphlet was aimed directly at both young boy and girl fashionistas. This is evident even in the title, as a 'Look Book' is a collection of designs compiled to show off a style or clothing line. Even the names of the outfits advertised in this accordion folded pamphlet are titled to reflect that. Such as "Glamor Girl", "Updated Classics", and "Long, Lean Look". Published for the holiday season by The Children's Place, an American specialty retailer of children's apparel and accessories since 1969. It comes with two dolls, a boy and a girl with several outfits each. The pamphlet is printed in color and is double sided. As such, it is impossible to cut out both dolls and all the outfits from the same pamphlet. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits with accessories, UNCUT, Measures 5" x 3 1/4" (folded), 26" x 5" (unfolded) To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/XwvcVTTJih1xvwYr7 . more info
Advertising Coloring Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. .United States.1888-1932
Advertising Coloring Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. .United States.1888-1932
Price: $575.00

This collection has 15 unused items in it published from 1888 to 1932. The items in this collection were published by a variety of companies, from Colgate Toothpaste to Palmolive Soap. Below are a brief description of the items of note within the collection. Coloring books have been around for a long time. It all started in the 1880s when the McLoughlin Brothers, invented the coloring book. They, along with Kate Greenaway, produced "The Little Folks' Painting Book". Since then other pioneers in the genre, like Richard F. Outcault, who in 1907 produced "Buster's Paint Book", began to popularize this artistic medium. Soon this highly popular trend was noticed by the advertising industry, who jumped on the band wagon. They began to publishing a variety of coloring books, mainly directed towards children, advertising a wide variety of products such as soaps, cereal, paint, or coffee. Until the 1930s, these coloring books were designed with the intent for them to be painted instead of colored. Often 'color blocks' were provided with the books, which with the addition of a wet paint brush, would serve as the paint for the child to use. Towards the end of the 1930s, this practice waned as crayons came into wide use. Warner's Artist's Album, 1888 Two coloring books, or 'Artist Albums' published by H.H. Warner Company, a supplier of Warner's Safe Remedies and Warner's Log Cabin Remedies. These coloring books were given out to stores that sold their products. Stamped on the front of one book is "C. Veeder, Dealer in Pure Drugs, Medicines, and Warner's Safe Cures, other Safe Remedies, and Warner's Log Cabin Remedies in stock. Rosendale, NY". What is also interesting about these items was that the Warner Company was using these 'Artist Albums' album to host a contest. The first page states that "H. H. Warner & Co., proprietors of Warner's Safe Remedies and Warner's Log Cabin Remedies, will pay $3,621.00 IN CASH PRIZES for the best Colored Album (in Water Colors) of Warner's Artist's Albums". The company provided small colored versions of the art work on the interior cover page, and would judge on how well each artist matched the drawing. The two coloring books have different covers, but the interior pages are the same. Each cover depicts two separate images. The first album cover portrays two children coloring and an image of Santa going down a chimney. The second album's cover depicts a young boy at his easel painting a log cabin, and another image of a woman and young child admiring a still life painting.  Measures 11" x 5 1/2" Take This Home and Let Your Little Ones Color It, c1890 This coloring book was a take away from Prof Burk's Equine College, a traveling entertainment show from the late 1800s. This particular book was from a 'school children's matinee' show in Bellows Falls, Vermont on July 8. There are two illustrations for children to color, along with a colored version to serve as a guide. The rest of the vividly color images, depict scenes from the show, such as children surrounding a barrel of candy, a horse performing a trick, a miniature horse "taking a lesson in drawing", a candy factory, and an image of children on ponies with the tag line "A free ride on the ponies for all children at the matinee. Measures 5" x 3" (folded), 18" x 3" (unfolded) Our Country Drawing Book, c1903 Published by the Collins Baking Company of Buffalo, New York, this coloring book is unique for the fact that instead of images for a child to color, there are maps. With a total of sixteen (16) maps, the various states and territories of the US, and its neighboring countries are shown. In-between each page is a wax like paper to protect the colors of each map from overlapping. Measures 6" x 5 1/2" The Adventures of Ceresota, 1912 This coloring book accompanies it's drawings with short story about the Greek Goddess Ceres, and the adventures her son, Ceresota, goes on. Written by Marshall Whitlatch and illustrated by Alice Sargent Johnson, it was published by the Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This coloring book has twelve illustrations for the reader to color. Along with each illustration there is a color version printed alongside it. The images themselves show Ceres and her son, the Greek pantheon at court, the Amazon, a Japanese Court, an Indian medicine man, a store front, and a mill. There are instructions on how to color each illustration as well. Originally, accompanying the book was a small folder containing Japanese color pads but it is missing from this collection. Measures 8" x 5 3/4" Happy Hours, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Drawing Book, 1914 This 48 page coloring book was produced by the Ernest J. Goulston Advertising Agency in Boston, MA for the Smax Pies sold by Fox Bakery in Charlestown, MA. Each whimsical illustration has a colored version and blank one for you to "Get out your paints or crayons and see if you can color this print like the one on the opposite page." There are short Mother Goose nursery rhymes throughout, along with short facts about Smax Pies. Measures 7 3/4" x 7 1/4" The Elfin Treasure, 1920s Illustrated by HGC (Helen Grace Culverwell) Marsh-Lambert, this coloring book was created for Colgate Toothpaste, and told the story of a young girl, Patty, and her learning how to make her teeth white, like "pearls". This book has a both several printed colored images as well as blank ones for the reader to color. Additionally, in the back there is chart for children to use while learning how to brush their teeth that once completely filled out would allow the child to become a part of the "Colgate Health Club". The back interior cover page has a draw by numbers puzzle. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" Alabastine, Home Coloring Book, 1928 Published by the Alabastine Company, this coloring book showcases several beautifully designed interior rooms. Alabastine was a wall coating derived from gypsum that was mined from the extensive shale beds that occur abundantly around Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though not identical, painting walls with tinted Alabastine would be similar to painting with Plaster of Paris. The effect created a durable surface that was easy to maintain. This coloring book depicts two sets of seven interior rooms, one black and white, and the other is a colored example of what the room should look like. Additionally, there are several places for the reader to also practice their calligraphy. Alabastine sold an "outfit of water colors and brushes or crayons" that could be purchased separately. The center interior page is semidetached. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4"s The remaining items in the collection are: Our Little Artist (1890s, Freihofer's Famous Bread, comes with color blocks), Little Monarch House Painter: Little Artist (1902, Monarch Paint, comes with color blocks), Baby Bunch: A Story Painting Book (c1920, Nestle's Milk, partially colored in), The Dutch Boy's Hobby: A Paint Book for Girls and Books (1926, National Paint Company, comes with color blocks),$250 Every Month for Children Who Can Paint (1927, Shredded Wheat Company), Jack Flies Around the World (1927, Palmolive-Peet Company) and Kellogg's Rhyme and Color Book (1932, Kellogg Company, partially colored in). To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/4RqryWpCqe66hDps5 . more info
29 Advertising Trade Cards Promoting Books, Magazines and Newspapers. ..
29 Advertising Trade Cards Promoting Books, Magazines and Newspapers. ..
Price: $600.00

The collection includes 14 cards relating to newspapers. They include the Grit, Gleason's Pictorial, Patriot, New York Weekly, The Nightly Moon, New York Observer, The Congressionalist, Netwon Republican and a set of 6 album cards with large format newspapers in the background with familiar patriotic figures representative of the country the newspaper represents. They include a winged Uncle Sam reading the New York Times, Liberty reading La France and a Beefeater reading The Standard. The 7 magazine cards include Demorest, Godey's Ladys Book, Farm & Fireside, Punch (Aesthetic Movement influence)  and 2 miniature magazines - Life (1883)and the Saturday Evening Post (1911). The final group of 7 cards promoting books and book sellers include 4 for Estes & Lauriat - ZigZag Journeys in Europe, Classic Lands, the Orient and the Knockabout Club in the Woods.  Also includes the People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, Frederick Keppy publisher of scientific book and specimen pages from The Beacon Light, Lyon & Healy, Chicago. Several with information on the publication.. more info
Barbara Plummer & Barbara Barnett A Collection of 28 Paper Doll Sets by the Jones Sisters. 1987-2011
Barbara Plummer & Barbara Barnett A Collection of 28 Paper Doll Sets by the Jones Sisters. 1987-2011
Price: $650.00

This collection of 28 paper dolls by the Jones Sisters, a pair of women, named Barbara Plummer and Barbara Barnett, who designed paper dolls. The majority of the collection are limited edition runs that were sold at the yearly Paper Doll Convention. The collection date from 1987-2011, with the bulk of them dating from the late 1980s. What is unique about these paper dolls are the outfits, as the majority of them are constructed from wall paper. The wall paper is used as 'fabric patterns' to form the base of the design, and are flushed out with ink and color markers. The collection has been organized into four categories: Military, Career,  Fashion and Miscellaneous. Each paper doll set contains one, uncut paper doll and a variety of cut (by the designer) outfits and accessories. Two of the sets have two dolls - a mother and daughter pair, and a child and doll pairing. Each set comes with a title page with the name of the doll, its series (were applicable), date (three of the dolls sets in the collection are undated) and designer. Often times the title page would also list if any portion of the sales of the dolls were going to a charity, such the American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation, Breast Cancer Research and Multiple Sclerosis. The sets are stored in a custom made wallpaper folder. Three of the paper doll sets in the collection, under the Military category, do not have the same design aesthetic and packaging. One was made in 2002, and feature uncut outfits, not made with wallpaper. The doll itself has its look based off of a real female combat pilot, and her outfits span several centuries, and comes in pairs. Each period represented include one fashion outfit and one combat or nursing outfit. The other two were made by Barbara Barnett in 2011 for the Paper Doll Convention in Dayton, OH. They both are Military women, (WAC: Women's Army Corp & SPAR: Semper Paraus Always Ready, the USGS Women's Reserve Force), and each set features two uncut pages of a paper doll, and her outfit/accessories. These pages are printed copies of dolls that look like they were drawn by ink and marker, without the use of wallpaper like the rest of the sets in the collection. During the over thirty year span Barnett and Plummer worked together, they alternatively worked under the names of the Jones Sisters and Two Bs' Design. Some of the items in this collection are made solely by Barnett. A database of the dolls is available upon request. Measures (wallpaper folder) 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" . more info
LT. Edward A Kimpel, Letters - WWII Correspondence re War, Homefront & Parenting.
LT. Edward A Kimpel, Letters - WWII Correspondence re War, Homefront & Parenting.
Price: $700.00

A collection of approximately 145 letters from a US Navy Reserve Communications Officer during World War II. Lt (JG) Edward Andrew Kimpel Jr served in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean Theater from 1942 to 1945. The lengthy correspondence between him and his family members, mainly his wife, Virginia, covers a variety of topics, including but not limited to: naval battles in Pacific Ocean Theater, attacks by Japan's airplanes, daily life on the ship, the censorship of wartime correspondence, Edward's various duties on the aircraft carriers he served on, discussions on wartime rations, and familial relationships between his wife, his parents, and his children.... Of particular note are the issue with son Edward (III) who later entered a life of crime. See complete discription for detail. more info
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $750.00

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: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . 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. more info
Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97.
Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97.
Price: $800.00

Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97. The estate belonged to David Wallace and his wife Ruth, who was the widow of Hopper Mott, a prominent New York City family.

Categories include:
  • 82 receipts for Food including o Extensive monthly receipts for fish, pork and meat o Weekly and/or monthly receipts for general groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk, butter and cheese. Mostly from different vendors o Liquor and wine bills
  • 59 receipts for Utilities o Water bills o Coal, Wood & Coke o Ice o Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.
  • 72 receipts relating to transportation and communication o Fairbanks’ scales o Western Union telegraph monthly bills o Newspaper subscriptions and box rental o Steamships, mercantile fees and sail making o Railway passage o Express companies
  • 92 receipts for miscellaneous household receipts including o Livestock feed o Crockery and glassware o Guns and gun material o Trunks, bags, shawl straps o Plate glass o Watches, clocks, jewelry o Slate, tin, copper gravel roof o Carpets, wallpapers & draperies o Cloths and clothing o House, ship, sign and ornament painters o Stoves, ranges, furnaces, tin and sheet iron ware
  • 16 receipts for horses and carriage care and maintenance o Stabling o Horse shoeing and other animal maintenance o Horse and carriage furnishings o Carriage maintenance and repair including painting An interesting letter from a Manufacturer of Light Carriages and Wagons about laying pipe for water allowing adequate supply for 20 families.
  • 77 receipts for plants and seeds, fertilizer, garden supplies and ornaments, greenhouse supplies. This appears to have been a great passion for the household. Many of the receipts are multiple pages of large quantities of trees, plants and seeds from the premiere producers at the time. o Trees, plants and seeds from nurseries and auctions o Fertilizer and farming tools o Greenhouse and garden equipment and pasture leases o Letters regarding “master gardening” and requests for refunds for plants that died .
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Collection of Cigarette Wrappers- A walk through the history of Common and Scarce Cigarettes1930s-1950s
Collection of Cigarette Wrappers- A walk through the history of Common and Scarce Cigarettes1930s-1950s
Price: $900.00

A collection of two bound volumes of cigarette wrappers representing 31 different companies and 113 brands.  The brands include the standard commercial brands most are aware ofothers such as Debs, Dominos, Home Run, I Like Ike, Listerine, O-Nic-O, Sensation, Sensible, Spud, Yankee Girl and MacDonald's among others.  The collection is indexed by company by brand and by location alphabetically.  Some of the wrappers are accompanied by hand penned dates, information on the variations on a brand e.g. "long' , "crush box".  On the Julep Cigarette a noted indicates it was the 1st wrapper found before 1941. Some indicate the price paid.. more info
 Victorian Vanity - A Collection of  71 mostly Victorian Trade Cards Relating to Complexion Care, Hair Renewers & Whisker Care. ..1880s
Victorian Vanity - A Collection of 71 mostly Victorian Trade Cards Relating to Complexion Care, Hair Renewers & Whisker Care. ..1880s
Price: $1,100.00

This collection of predominantly advertising trade cards demonstrates the emergence of vanity products towards the end of the Victorian era.   The collection concentrates 33 advertisements on hair renewers promoted to cure all hair imperfections.  It claimed to return aging hair to its original color, prevent or reverse baldness, keep dandruff away and make hair grow thick and strong. Additionally it was to add luster and was recommended for people of all ages.   Products include Barry's Tricopherous, Columbia Herp. C. Hair Tonic, Currier's Cocoanut Cream, Hair Vine Nature's Remedy, Elick's Hair Tonic, Burnett's Cocoaine and Hall's Hair Renewer. It includes 30 pieces relating to Complexion care - creams, balms, toilet powder, toilet soap, face powder, salves.  They claimed to improve rough hard skin, refresh, soothe and heal.  Toilet Powder claimed to remove tan, sunburn, greasiness or oilness, unnatural dryness, freckles, redness, pimpms and other skin troubles as well as conceal blemishes of disease.  Toilet powder was designed to make the skin graceful and matrons look twenty again. Burnett's Kalliston Toilet Water made an additional claim of affording instant relief for 'itching Piles'.   American Beauty Cream claims to be made from Cucumber Juice and never spoils!  Finally this grouping includes a booklet titled Beauty's Boudoir - Useful Toilet Hint that also includes testimonials from actresses.  Products include Dr. Hebra's Viola ream and Viola Skin Soap, F. S. Cleaver's Terebene Soap, Beethanms Glycerine & Cucumber, Hagan's Magolia Balm, Freeman Face Powder, Cream of Lilies, Elite Toilet Soap, Burnett's Kalliston  and Cologne Water, Field's Rose Salve, Vogeler's Fedora Toilet Powder, American Beauty Cream and finally Chaplin's Liquid Pearl producers of Beauty's Boudoir Useful Toilet Hints booklet. Lastly the collection is not limited to female vanity but includes 8 advertising cards for Buckingham's Whisker Dye with various methods including metamorphic cards of depicting before and after effects of the product always making the man appear significantly younger.  The dyes were in black or brown and usually accompanied by promotions for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer for men to prevent baldness among other things. The majority of imagery is of physically attractive, affluent people most with perfect hair, skin and features.  Additional topics include flowers and children. . more info
Einar S A Collection of 23 miniature pen and ink landscapes created by one woman - elements of nature. .Sweden .1909
Einar S A Collection of 23 miniature pen and ink landscapes created by one woman - elements of nature. .Sweden .1909
Price: $1,100.00

A collection of 23 small format cards featuring landscapes. The subject matter reflects nature in a particular locale throughout the year. It includes three (3) seasons of a sparsely treed country lane, an array of water scenes through the trees, just trees and just water.   While contemplating the images one conjures a sense calm, peace and serenity. Each illustration in done in black ink, on the blank side of a note card. The majority of the images are of landscape scenes featuring forests, mountains, or lakes. Three of the illustrations have accents of red ink as well. One unique card in this collection depicts on the lined side of the note card, a head of a donkey with the caption, "That's me." Several of the note cards have "Minum Kultani" on them, which is Finnish for "my love". One card features the below quote: "I feel today as if life were at an end. I guess that my window faces  west. Cohen was right in his saying that 'life is very funny proposition after all' - but I don't see where the fun comes in, not even on pay-days and I wonder." Another: "There is more summer in Sweden than any place else (in the hearts - written on reverse)" This quote is signed with the name Einar, a Scandinavian boy's name meaning warrior or leader. The illustrated note cards in the collection often have either Einar or the initials E. S. on them. Additionally a few times the illustrations are dated. It is clear that some of these note cards were originally used for study purposes as on the back of some cards are some notes, such as exogamy (a scientific term)  or Schweizerisches Rechtslexikon by K. Brodtbeck (Swedish Legal Dictionary). Previously used as note cards and repurposed for drawing. The note cards themselves are 5" x 3" with a single hole punch at the bottom. Four of the cards in the collection have been done on smaller trimmed note cards, the smallest of which is 3 1/2" x 2". One of these smaller cards has been done in pencil rather than pen. . more info
An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911. ..
An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911 . ..
Price: $1,150.00

An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911.  Jacob Meck, of Pennsylvania, was one of 11 adult children born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruth. He operated a grocery store beginning in 1879. He was the postmaster of Meckville, Berks County, PA after being nominated by David McKendree Key (U.S. Democratic Senator from Tennessee and U.S. Postmaster General). The post office was located in the store and the village was named Meckville after him. Meck later expanded his business, opening a liquor store in 1894, a creamery, feed store, and shirt factory in 1902, and then establishing Eagle Canning Company in 1905.  Meck began a cigar manufacturing business in 1884 and ran it through 1907 when time restrictions forced him to abandon it. In 1913 he ran for Recorder of Deeds as a democratic candidate. Above images are small sampling of collection He married Hettie Esther Becker in 1877 and the couple had seven children. Many personal correspondences are from his sons Walter (1878-1961) and Allan (1886-1977?). Walter opened the Meck and Coldren Mill with D.D. Coldren in 1900 where they manufactured cotton underwear. Walter remained with the business until 1950. Allan became a minister and became a well-respected president of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, where an Allan S. Meck Award honors his memory. The collection relates to the cigar business and grocery store; including financials, invoices, advertisements, and correspondence. Also postmaster papers, circulars, covers (envelopes), and personal correspondence and documents and includes: · Financial, business and personal from multiple banks and the Internal Revenue Service and detail amounts of deposit and credits, many are from Myerstown National Bank, including overdraft notices, settlement of bills, bank notices, bank notices, revenue license receipt, etc. · Post office/post master, 1883-1887 (20 items), others without dates-many ask for names and addresses of residents who may have interested in a particular consumer good or in a particular trade and request information be posted or handed out. o notes to postmaster o circulars o Grocery business (approx. 381 items) § Postal Cards, 1879-1888 including notice of payments both due and received, calling cards with dates of vendor visits, advertisements for example for Hardware, Iron, and Oil Merchants, Garden Seeds, Oriental Spice and Coffee Works, Personal notes such as one regarding having Meck’s sign painted and requests for goods to be delivered. § Payments received, 1879-1888. § Invoices, predominantly from 1879-1887 § Correspondence, predominantly from 1879-1910 (129 items) of note a letter dated Oct 5, 1886, Meck endorsed a David McCauley where McCauley reneged on his agreement and the company wants to know how Meck will handle the need for payment. o Circulars (120 items) § Pharmacy (7 items)-includes quackery, patented medicines, specimens of cards, of note is a letter head for World Dispensary and Invalids’ Hotel in Buffalo New York § Proctor and Gamble (12 items)-notices for advertising including Ivory Soap “Creeping Babies” (a possible reference to the poem “Thoughtful Santa Claus”, also leaflets such as “Town Talk” “Half Moon” “Clean Quick” which have descriptions and prices of goods. § Clothing and Shoes (14 items)-notices of auctions and sales, endorsements, price lists, of note 8 page 1881 trade journal for the Goodyear Rubber Company § Books (16 items)-order forms and publishers book descriptions, circular letters, a business circular written by a doctor; if a consumption patient fills in answers to questions they receive a book, ad for “New and Splendidly Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible”, newspaper style advertisement for “The History of Christianity” by Rev. John S.C. Abbott D.D., and Denison’s Descriptive Catalogue of Amateur and Standard Plays, Dialogues, Tableaux, Readings, Books for Teachers, Etc. § Insurance (5 items)- descriptions and costs of services § Agriculture and Farming (17 items)- some circular letters with illustrated letterhead, booklets, ads for fertilizer, scales, animal meal, minerals, oils, and tools, of note “The Wise Farmer” ad for improved butter color. § Miscellaneous (1 item)-1883 Kentucky Lottery § General Goods (Dry Goods, Household) (39 items)-newspaper style advertisements for tea, silverware, lighting, needles, and other household supplies, watches, mirrors, scales, laundry supplies, and paints, of note ads for an electric battery which gives 5 currents and a Peterson’s Patent Label Maker. § Food (6 items)- listing of testimonials, sales, notice of items available, of note an ad for “Poor Man’s Easter Egg Dyes”. § Modern Houses (3 items)-sample pictures with descriptions of homes available for building, includes basic pricing · Cigar Business, run from 1884-1907 (approx. 74 items)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         o Postal Cards, 1880-1889, and no date-includes calling cards and types and quantities of cigar orders such as “Lady of Lake” and “Royal Boquet” and “send 1.000 Minnie and 1.000 Gyrrell’s” o Cigar documents 1886-1887-assortment of topics, of note one letter of Aug 24, 1886 requests a reorder but “under no circumstances do we want any with that binder on that you bought of Frymyer. If you do you will spoil your future trade with us as we cannot possibly handle any segars at any price that do not burn” and a premium for J.R. Mast who is giving away free boots with the purchase of “Boot Plug” tobacco; letters also include: § orders § references § Advertisements-includes Weissinger and Bate’s “Prune Nugget” chewing tobacco and Bausman and Mast’s Seed Leaf and Havana Tobacco § correspondence o Invoices, 1879- 1898-lists the names of cigars, quantity, and pricing o Covers (envelopes)-return addresses for cigar companies and tobacconists in Pennsylvania · Personal Correspondence (118 items) o To Jacob Meck, 1880-1911, no date (98 items)-many addressed to father from Walter and Allan, may be store related but do not have businesses referenced, others are a combination of business and personal, for example Walter discussing orders and his daughter’s health o other addressees, 1864-1910, no date (20 items) § includes letters to/from family members, a number of letters are to Allan § 1903 report on “Reformation History of France” by Allan Meck, about 17 years old · Meck documents (3 items) o notice of new item available in store (2 copies) o 1913 letter of introduction, democratic candidate for Recorder of Deeds · Covers (envelopes)-an assortment of covers, most have stamped postal marks and postage stamps, predominately with advertisements, mostly illustrated or with cameo illustrations, addressed to Meckville, Berks County and Hamlin, Lebanon County, one with Kutztown (there are no circulars or documents included with these) (#26000327) $1,150.00 Social History 2. [ Manuscript] A Series of 10 Family letters from Rebecca (Morton) and Gideon Carpenter of Vermont to Phebe (Morton) and Peter Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1827-1848.  A collection of ten (10) letters primarily from Rebecca Carpenter to her sister Phebe Vaughan but occasionally contain correspondence between Peter Vaughan and Gideon Carpenter. Letters are on 12 ½” x 8” single fold papers and folded to create stampless covers, six covers have stamped postmarks. Letters are predominantly from the 1820’s. · Earlier letters are addressed to Peter but are to ‘sister.’ They discuss family and friends, health issues, money, and children. · Peter and Gideon discuss business; Peter sends a horse for Gideon to sell. · An undated letter to Peter reveals Gideon is paying a man to search for Morton family land in England as he hears that the family overseas has come into a land fall. He hopes for names, marriages, births, and deaths in order to prove a relationship. · Rebecca discusses daily life, spinning, washing, not wanting to cut her young son’s hair. She mentions a feeble child and one who was recently buried after ten weeks with “dropsy in the head.” · Rebecca’s health is not well and their mother comes to live with her. · Rebecca shows deep concern that Gideon is not a farmer but that he is unable to make a profit at his trade. · She wonders if he might be able to work his trade if they are able to move “down there” to the New Bedford and Taunton areas. She requests Peter to send any information possible. · She expresses happiness that Phebe has received the “Pearl of great price” probably referring to Matthew 13:45-46, King James Version and hopes she will not stop until she achieves “perfect love.” Joseph Smith who later began the Church for Latter Day Saints, grew up in nearby Sharon, VT. · Later letters mention their mother losing her faculties, Rebecca’s son Charles buying a house and her moving in. She details the house and property, explaining she has two rag rugs, a wood shed that will hold two cords, the number of rooms, and how the house has a pump to the cistern that brings water to the sink in the kitchen. The last letter shows Rebecca’s severe ill health and her inability to work, the boys helping and her daughter Jane helps as much as possible. Rebecca has extreme pain and the doctor recommends blisters and bleeding. (#2600094) $275.00 Phebe Oliver Morton Vaughan, 1795-1869 (http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/phebe-oliver-morton_22451705?geo_a=r&o_iid=41014&o_lid=41014&o_sch=Web+Property) Peter Vaughan, 1791-1874 (http://vaughan-vaughn.org/res-danielv.htm ) Children: Cyrus, Eveline, Peter, Phebe, Hepsibah, Mary Rebecca Morton Carpenter, 1799-? Gideon Carpenter, 1790-? (http://carpentercousins.com/wc-584-desc/aqwg195.htm) Children: William, Charles, Albert, Edwin, Jane . more info
A collection of approximately 80 engravings by Charles William Sherborn depicting his work in various stages of production1875-1903
A collection of approximately 80 engravings by Charles William Sherborn depicting his work in various stages of production1875-1903
Price: $3,750.00

Approximately 80 different examples of Sherborn's work many in their final form, others at various stages of completion.  The collection was compiled by his son . Each item is affixed to a single-fold paper mat with a information on the work at the base of the mat including year created, title, brief description type of engraving (or art), size and process notes on the particular item.  Each page is numbered1-80 with a few engravings with multiple page (a,b,c etc).  Few lacking.  Among the smallest is an intricate watch back engraving of woman with a basket of fruit on her head 1 3/4" x 1 3/8".. Charles William Sherborn (1831-1912) was an English engraver, who chiefly made bookplates. He has been hailed as having led the revival in copper-engraved bookplates, and came to be called the "Victorian little master". Wikipedia See The Life and Work of Charles William Sherborn by his Son, Charles Davies Sherborn. 1912.   https://archive.org/details/sketchoflifework00sher more info