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 Invisible Guest Dinner, 1921Montclair European Relief Committee, NJ for Czecho-Slovakia Children .
Invisible Guest Dinner, 1921Montclair European Relief Committee, NJ for Czecho-Slovakia Children .
Price: $35.00

A single-fold promotional brochure for "Invisible Guest Dinner" Montclair, NJ, Tuesday Evening, January 18, 1921.  The menu was Stew (rice soup), Bread and Coca, which is exactly what the Hoover Kitchens in zecho-Slovakia are feeding the children they serve.  It equals approximately 700 calories a day. The children are the Invisible Guests. The brochure promotes the organization and lists the Montclair European Relief Committee officers and members. Measures 9" x 4"
Rev A.D. Mayo Building for the Children in the South. Bureau of Education.Washington D.C..1884
Rev A.D. Mayo Building for the Children in the South. Bureau of Education.Washington D.C..1884
Price: $85.00

16 pages, paper wrappings. Mayo's main topic in this booklet is about providing the structural needs and means for establishing quality education for all. He believes that taxation should be used in order to truly support public schools, and that it is a priority.  Teachers also should be of good quality and educated in the profession in order to make schooling effective. In this address he makes it very clear that he truly believes that a good, solid education for everyone could improve not only the children's future, but the future of the country as a whole. As soon as the south started to implement his teachings that they would find their region becomes better for it. It is broken up into several subjects, such as "The Awakening of the People", "Local Taxation for Education" "National Aid for Education" and "The Free Library". Addressing aspects of his vision of a better American education system, Mayo believes he found the solution for the south.  Although in segregated schools the need for higher education for African American children was emphasized as well. Measures 9" x 5 3/4". The Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Education felt that the information that Rev A.D. Mayo was both gathering and discussing, especially with his concentration of education in south, this publication would be a beneficial read and a useful resource. .
Onondaga Indian Wigwam Co. Indian Wigwams and Playsuits - Holiday Supplement to Catalogue No. 11.
Onondaga Indian Wigwam Co. Indian Wigwams and Playsuits - Holiday Supplement to Catalogue No. 11.
Price: $125.00

A two-fold holiday supplement presented by the Onondaga Indian Wigwam Co.  The cover depicts an illustration of Santa standing in front of the chimney.  Information about a men's and boys' Santa outfit below.   The remaining pages have provide product information and images from photographs for various boys' playsuits including Indian Chief Outfits, Military Outfits, Cowboy Outfits, Boy Scout and Policeman Outfits.  Also includes one page of play wigwams to construct Product information includes a product number, narrative, and price per dozen.  Measures 7" x 6 1/2" when folded. .
"As the Twig is Bent" a hand drawn Childhood Labor Poster
"As the Twig is Bent" a hand drawn Childhood Labor Poster
Price: $500.00

A 17 1/2" x 14" hand drawn poster about child labor. The poster features an image of Uncle Sam hold his top hat in hand and looking down on a small stunted tree that is growing out of a rocky landscape. On a rock near by the tree is the wood 'labor' and on the tree trunk itself is the wood 'childhood'. At the base of the poster is a pasted-on quote, “As the twig is bent.” The quote is derived from Alexander Pope's Epistles to Several Persons, published in 1732 “Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.” This saying is often misquoted as “As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined” or “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” It is meant to extoll on the idea that early influences have a permanent effect and more importantly that the effects of parental, environmental and peer influences can have a huge impact on a young molding mind and will shape who they are and how they act later in life. In this instance, in the context of child labor, it is meant to make the viewer reflect on how hard labor can permanent effect a child. The image itself is drawn in black charcoal with a blue color pencil beneath that was used during the first sketch of the images. It is signed Batchelder. On the back of the poster, it is stamped “PUP Dec 2 1934.”  Edge wear.
Original Art - Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future
Original Art - Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future
Price: $500.00

A 12" x 23" original tempera work.  A stenciled orange naive paper doll chain across the page backed in yellow with green accents.  John F. Kennedy penned at top.  "Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future" penned at base.  The vibrant colors of the mid to late 1960s.   Unidentified. 1/4" x 1/2" water stain bottom margin with minimal detraction.