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Hidden Object Puzzle promotes Candy Store; a century ahead of it's time (no game app required). ..
Hidden Object Puzzle promotes Candy Store; a century ahead of it's time (no game app required). ..
Price: $35.00

A 6" x 3 1/2" stock puzzle card promoting a candy store.  The tope portion with hidden objects appears to be a young girl in a somewhat surreal scene above mountains, a stream and dead streets.  Captioned at top Hidden Away in this Curious Picture is a cat, a serpent, a lizard, a fly, a mule, an elephant, two birds, a rat, a boy, a dog, a fish and five other objects.  Caption at base reads "To find the best Ice Cream call at CURTIS Candy Store.  Reverse is blank.. more info
 Promotional Cards Depicting Scenes from Veiled Prophet Grand Ball, St. Louis c1900; One promotes Blanke & Bro. Candy Company. ..1870s
Promotional Cards Depicting Scenes from Veiled Prophet Grand Ball, St. Louis c1900; One promotes Blanke & Bro. Candy Company. ..1870s
Price: $85.00

Five (5) different 5 1/4" x 4" heavy stock cards depicting various scenes from a Veiled Prophet grand ball including the procession of the Veiled Prophet and his followers, the Veiled Prophet surrounded by his  court, the sublime Veiled Prophet welcoming the envoys, the entrance of he Veiled Prophet and retinue at Grand Ball and finally The Veiled Prophet.  The last card is also promoting Blanke & Bro. Candy Company.  St. Louis.  Reverse of cards blank.  Copyrighted by J. Curtis Waldo.  A. Gast & Co. St. Louis (printer).. more info
Jennie Album of Friendship, Friendship Album of Jennie, New Jersey.    . .Rahway, NJ.1874
Jennie Album of Friendship, Friendship Album of Jennie, New Jersey. . .Rahway, NJ.1874
Price: $130.00

A friendship album, aptly titled "Album of Friendship", belonging to a woman by the name of Jennie. Her last name is never mentioned. The album is mostly blank, but the entries date from 1874, and when a location is noted, it is Rahway, NJ. One of the entries of note is a poem about "six sisters fair". The title of the poem are the six names: Dora, Jennie, Lillie, Eva, Pauline, and Gertie. The six names surround another word, "Freddie", and within the poem is the line "I have seen six sisters fair, Oh, that I were but a Freddie, In such sisterly love to share." Based on this line, it is possible that Jennie's last name is Frederick, but that is a hypothesis. Another unique entry is a short rebus, which is not deciphered. Please see the photographs. Below are a few excerpts from the entries: "Jennie, on they album's page Yet hath fallen no darkening [sic] stain Type of thine own guileless age, May that guileless age remain!" - Juus Amicus [Jus Amicus is Latin for 'The Right Friend'], January, 1st, 1874. The poem is originally by Re. J. H. Clinch, and is from a 1842 Ladies Companion "This is the second rhyme today, Both very poor in there way: The sooner I stop, the better it will be For your autographical company" - S. R. Ryno, Rahway, NJ, July 22, 1874 Blue gilt blind stamped cover. Frontispiece, 3 plates. Gilt edge pages. Measures 8 1/4" x 7" To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5sDx1eaqYhcprEoQ9. more info
H. Jannin Le Petit Poucet Lithographed Puzzle . H. Camus.Paris.c. 1870
H. Jannin Le Petit Poucet Lithographed Puzzle . H. Camus.Paris.c. 1870
Price: $175.00

This six piece wooden puzzle with applied depicts a critical scene in the life of little Tom Thumb. The color lithograph is done by H. Jannin depicts the two parents at a table by a fire with sad expressions, as the caption reveals that the mother and father have decided to "loose" Tom in the forest. The mother has her hands clasped beneath her chin and the father with a hand over his heart to convey the difficult decision they made. All the while, Little Tom is eavesdropping right behind them. The puzzle is simple and is doable for a small child. Measures 6 3/4" x 5". . more info
Boxed Set - Early Litho Puzzle Blocks or Cubes- Bizarre Imagery -  Children Trampled by Animals & Children at War. ..c1860s
Boxed Set - Early Litho Puzzle Blocks or Cubes- Bizarre Imagery - Children Trampled by Animals & Children at War. ..c1860s
Price: $325.00

A 7" x 4 1/2" x 2"  litho on wooden box with sliding top.   Includes 15 six-sided cubes to create the puzzles.  Includes five (5) litho sheets illustrating the puzzle.  Additionally, the box cover has the sixth puzzle.  Five of the six are images of children either being trampled by farm animals or children with weapons, as though perhaps pretend "war"...  Box wear; minor wear on cubes. . more info