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 3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton.  The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009)  and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample and five smaller triangles of the fabric in various colors.  The third is from an unidentified company and is 38-39 inch Blossom Batiste Tub Fast (327) with a slightly smaller rectangular smaple and 4 triangles in various colors.  The larger measure 13 3/4" x 8 1/2". . Fading and corner chips on Bedford covers.
 3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
Three (3) different 2-fold promotional brochures for Bayer seed treatment products, each with illustrations of the product or products being treated.  They include How to treat Seed Potatoes with Dipdust, How to treat Truck and Garden Crops with Dipdust and How to treat Seed Corn with Seed Corn Disinfectant.  Each guaranteed to produce larger yields with cleaner and better crops.  The pamphlets includes images from photographs and illustrations along with narratives explaining usage and promoting the products. Each measures 6" x 3 1/2" when folded.  Surface wear.
 A Circular for 69,000 Acres Farming Land, Securing $20,000, 6 per Ct. 30- Year Bonds. Bank of Warsaw.Lyon County, KS.[1885]
A circular advertising the sale of bonds for farmland in Lyon County in Kansas.  The circular promoted the desirability of the land by emphasizing how close it was to several important railroads, such as Missouri Pacific R. R. and the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., as well as the low debt the township itself carried (meaning taxes would be low). The back of the circular provides information on the laws that detail how a bond can be issued and how the state of Kansas ensures the legality of the bonds. Single page, double sided. Measures 10" x 6 1/4".. There was around 69,000 acres available in Agnes City Township, which was located 30 miles southwest of Topeka, KS. Each bond was issued with 6 percent interest over 30 years and was financed by the Bank of Warsaw, located in Warsaw, NY.
 A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
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: .
 A Collection of Materials Relating to Charles G. Sargent, A Textile Machinery Manufacturing Company . Charles G. Sargent .Graniteville, MA.1870s
A collection of materials relating to the business firm of Charles Grandsion Sargent (1819-1878), which was a successful textile machinery manufacturing company in Graniteville, MA. It was founded in 1854 by Sargent himself, and after his sons joined him, became known as the C. G. Sargent's Sons Corporation. Collection includes: Four advertising circulars for several of Sargent's machines such as the Metallic Waste Card machine, Cold-Air Wool-Drying Machine, Wool-Washing Machine and the Burring Wool Machine, an envelope with two sample waste boards for the Metallic Waste Card, and a letter regarding the purchase of a machine in a mixture of English and German. The advertising circulars contain a variety of black and white illustrations of the machines, consumer testimonials, and open letters to the public written by Sargent extolling the benefits of his machines. Measures 10 3/4" x 8" (largest), 5" x 2 3/4" (smallest).
 A Mass Meeting!! Of the Friends of the Sabbath School Cause, A Broadside. .Dearborn County, IN.August 1851
A broadside for a meeting to discuss the "Sabbath School Cause". The meeting took place at the Langdale Grove on the Georgetown Ridge in Dearborn County, IN, on a weekend in August. All were welcome to attend, "Let all come -- come for the cause of education -- come for the benefit of youth -- come for the men and women of a future age." However people had to bring their own "provisions for each day". There were several men, mostly Reverends, who were invited to speak at the event, such as B. W. Chidlow, H. Hoyt, Esq. of Boston, Rev. Mr. Golliday and Rev. J. B. Sparks. Single sheet, single sided. Measures 12" x 11"..
 A New Location, Wm. R. Cardy Co. Succeeding Herschman E. Cardy, Printers Embossers, Engravers, Binders. Wm. R. Cardy Co.Chicago, IL.[1930]
Wm. R. Cardy Co. was a printing company owned by William Robert Cardy (1872-1933), that was located in Chicago and also did embossing, engraving and binding. This brochure is advertising a new location and change of business name. Cardy had had a partner in the past, Hershman, but now he owned the company outright. The front cover features a beautiful, ornate, and colorful lithographic border done in a medieval style with an image of a printer at a press on the bottom. The design is done in a combination of blue, red, green, and some gilding. The font chosen is also highly stylized and reminiscent of a font used in the medieval ages. This same style of border is continued on the interior page of the brochure along with a drop cap letter and information about their new location and printers. On the bottom of the back cover it says "printed on medieval parchment". Single fold brochure. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" (unfolded) .
 A Plea Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, Donation Day, Thanksgiving Day. Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children  Cruelty.Philadelphia, PA.1904
The Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty (SPCC) was founded in 1877 with the aim was to effect improvement in children's lives, specifically those "who are cruelly treated, or neglected physically, mentally, or morally." They did this through several methods, first by warning the child's parents and letting them know they were on probation. Second, by using the courts to temporarily remove the children until the parents could prove their improvement in living conditions or temperament. And lastly, if all else failed, permanently removing the children to a new home with either relatives or a unrelated "loving family". This pamphlet was their Thanksgiving Day advertisement for donations, and it even includes a pasted in donation envelope for use. The front of the pamphlet features a black and white image from a photograph of over a dozen young children on clustered steps. The captions reads, "A few of the children living in one courtyard. From typical homes needing supervision." Based on the photograph and accompanying text, it does appear as though the charity society viewed that only the urban poor could be cruel to their children, (and therefore needed supervision), and that their cruelty was a symptom of their poverty and/or lack of morals. Other information provided within the advertisement is a list of the society's board of directors, current expenses, work that needs to be done and work that has been done since the society's founding. On a side note, the printed photograph on the cover is to be view vertically, while all the text in the pamphlet is to be view horizontally. Single fold pamphlet with a pasted in donation envelope. Measures 6" x 4 1/2" (folded), 12 1/2" x 6" (unfolded), 4 1/4" x 2" (envelope).
 Advertisement for G. W. Dudley Singing and Voice Lessons. G. W. Dudley.Boston, MA.September 1875
A single page advertisement for singing and voice lessons taught by George. W. Dudley. He offered 20 lessons at $60 or 10 lessons for $35 with half the tuition due at the time of the first lesson. Dudley was a member of the South Boston Choral Union, who taught his students in the "Dr. H. R. Streeter Method", which was a method of voice building by the mechanical formation of the human voice. Dr. Horace Streeter even published book of this theory entitled "Voice Building" in 1871. Single sided sheet. Measures 8" x 5".
 Advertisement for the Community Church Of the Air. Community Church Of the Air.Harrisburg, PA.[February 1933]
This flyer is for three different musical groups: the Community Church of the Air, The Swalm Brothers Quartette, and the Boys Orchestra. However the flyer supplies little information beyond the performers names and the black and white printed photograph of each group. All three groups were scheduled to perform together on Tuesday, February 28, 1933 according to an article in the Harrisburg Telegraph on February 23, 1933. It is therefore likely that this flyer was simply given out at the performance as an advertisement for the three groups. Half of the flyer is promoting The Community Church of the Air, who seemed to be hosting the event.  Harrisburg, PA is misspelled on the flyer as Harrisburgh, PA. Single page, one-sided. Measures 12" x 9".. The Community Church of the Air  was run by Rev. Roy O. Musser (1892-1981) and his first wife Clara Alberta Messerschmidt  (1891-1953), and featured their three children in various parts: Iva Mae Musser Cook (1913-1996) as the alto singer, James Isaac Musser (1915-1970) as the Telephone Messenger, and Clara Ruthannah Musser Cook (1919-1995) as the soprano singer. The flyer provides information on the group's regular radio broadcasts which occurred on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 PM on the radio station 249.9 WCOD. The Community Church of the Air shows up throughout the newspaper printings of the radio schedule between 1932-1933, but otherwise little information on the group can be found. The Swalm Brothers Quartette (aka Swalm Brothers Quartet or the Swalm Brothers Male Quartet), features the brothers Roy Swalm (1901-1962), Edgar Swalm (1905-1957), Harold Swalm (1907-1969), and Roosevelt Swalm (1913-1990). They were popular in the 1930s in and around Harrisburg, but did continue performing into the 1940s. The last group, the Boy's Orchestra, was made up of five boys named Bill, Earl, Ivan, Clyde, and Albert, who played on guitars and banjos. Little else is known about them.
 Art Nouveau Blank Advertising Menu Sheets, B. Leon Croizet Grande Fine Champagne and St. Meme Cognac, ca. 1900. ..
Blank Advertising Menu printed in red ink by Imp, Bataille-Paris. Features Art Nouveau woman in flowing gown holding flower and decorative flowers. B. Leon Croizet Grande Champagne and St. Meme Cognac. "The Cognac region in France is divided into six districts, with the Grande Champagne district being the most prestigious as the course of grapes grown for cognac. Leon Croizet established his Cognac House in the Grande Champagne Region in 1805.[3] Prior to that he was sommelier to Napoleon I's (Bonaparte) High Command. Croizet is one of three vintage cognac houses that has continuously sold single vintage cognacs." ( 9 3/4" x 6 1/4". slight discoloration on top corner
 Aunt Matilda's Selected Receipts and Useful Information. I. L. Cragin & Co. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
An advertising booklet for Dobbins Electric Soap, a laundry soap produced by I. L. Cragin. The company used 'electric' in the title to in order to capitalize on people's fascination with electricity at that time. The soap itself was formulated with a very alkaline base, which actually gave it a bit of a 'sting' which reminded people even more of electricity. This booklet starts off with several pages of advertisement for Dobbins Electric Soap, particularly emphasizing how the soap is so strong, one doesn't need to be rough with one's clothes to clean them. The booklet spends the rest of its pages alternating between Aunt Matilda's recipes and testimonials from customers who have used the soap. Some of the recipes included are: Pea Soup, Pepperpot, Broiled Salmon, Roast Duck, Chicken Croquettes, Lobster Salad, and Lemon Pie. It is unclear if the title of the booklet was meant as a play on words or a spelling mistake, after all it is full of recipes and 'receipts' from Dobbins' Electric Soap's customers in the form of testimonials. On the inside front cover, I. L. Cragin states if you buy 15 bars of their soap, and mail in the wrappers as proof, they will send you a dollars worth of "first class sheet music for free!" Also there is an advertisement for S. E. Brackett, a grocery and general store in Leeds Junction, ME, that states if you buy 7 bars of soap from them you can get seven "beautiful Shakespeare cards". 32 pg. Printed wrappers. String binding. OCLC 6 (Apr. 2020) Measures 4 1/2" x 3".
 Broadside - Sale of Real Estate Notice, In Rockland. Ship Builders Bank.Rockland, ME.1855
This notice of sale was for nine different pieces of property in and around Rockland, ME all owned by the Shipbuilder's Bank, a small privately owned bank. The auction most likely was a way for the bank to settle outstanding debt incurred by Rockland companies. The notice for the auction was given on May 16, 1855, but the actual auction took place on June 26th 1855.  The properties being sold include Henry Morse Quarry, Russey Quarry, Atlantic Ship Wharf and Lime Manufacturing Company, Lime and Wood Wharf. Single-sided sheet. Measures 8 1/2" x 71/2".
 Business Cards - Cancer Specialists - Cured without Knives. .Mound Valley, KS and Allentown, PA.c1900
Two (2) different business cards for cancer specialists, both claiming to cure cancer without the use of knives. Dr. Baynham also advises he also does not use caustic and plaster.  Reverse is blank. Larger card measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/2". .
 Business Cards - Dentistry - Surgeon and Mechanical, Veterinary. .New York.c1900
Two (2) different business cards for very different dentists in New York. One for a Veterinary Dentist operating on diseases of the teeth  for coughing, frothing at mouth, discharge at nose, hide bound, scouring, running at eyes, tossing head, driving on one line, cribbing, bolting, baulking, shying, etc. The second card  for R. Bogardus is for a surgeon and mechanical dentist in Brooklyn. Reverse is blank. Larger card measures 3" x 4 3/4". .
 Camp Red Wing for Girls, A Camp Yearbook. Camp Red Wing for Girls.Adirondacks on Schroon, NY.1943
This booklet acts as a yearbook for the 1943 summer session. As this took place during WWII the summer yearbook starts off with "for all those who have sat upon the big rock and watched the evening descent upon Schroon Lake... we have been very fortunate, we Red Wingites, for even in a world at war we have known true friendship and untroubled hours. Yet we have not forgotten ... A flag raising each morning, in plays we saw on Saturday nights, in the songs we sang in the in the dining hall -- in every small part of Red Wing life ---  we remember the ideals for which our nation now fights. Let there be no mistakes about his -- in Red Wing we do not forget the world. But rather, in living as we do, we known and hold the more intimate aspects of democratic living." It is fitting then that the rock mentioned in the beginning of the excerpt is the same rock that two years later in 1945, camp owner Gordon Mason would stand upon and announce V-J Day (Victory Over Japan Day) to the campers. After this forward, the yearbook continues on to document the summer, filled with all the various events and activities the girls participated in. For example, the daily raising bell, flag raising, clean up and assembly, to activities such as drama, swimming, boating, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball, archery, tennis, arts and crafts, chorus, dance, and horseback riding. Each activity generally has at least one, if not several, corresponding black and white printed photographs of the campers, as well as a short, mostly humorous, descriptions or anecdotes. For example under swimming, it has " 'Who didn't check in?' the age-old question... and don't think you'll get into that water before it's answered. The battle-cry of one Irma Davis ... Well, who didn't check in?" Sometimes written in the descriptions are mentions of a camp rivalry between the Winnies and the Tuskies, the two groups campers were separated into to engage in various friendly competitions throughout the summer. The yearbook also includes 'class portraits' of each age group of campers, a few staff portraits and a list of winners from the Red Wing Horse Show, various awards for each sport and activity, as well as general awards for each cabin and best Winnie or Tuskie. The last few pages feature advertisements, a few of which are for local hotels and restaurants for when the parents pick up/ drop off, but the majority appear to have been advertisements made for donations of businesses run by campers' parents in order to finance the printing of the summer yearbook. There are a little over fifty (50) black and white images from photographs of the camp grounds and campers themselves. The front cover of the yearbook is mostly a simple pattern that it reminiscent of wood grain, with the name of the camp, the year, and a small line drawing of a stereotypical Native American young woman in braids with a simple headdress of a single red feather. Comes with original mailing envelope, there is no address on the envelope though, so this might have been an extra summer yearbook that went unused.  40 pgs with illustrated covers. Staple binding. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".. Camp Red Wing was founded in 1918 by Sarah and Gordon Mason. It was an all girls camp, ages 6 to 17, located on the shores of Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks in New York. While girls of all religions came from all over the country to enjoy their summer at Camp Red Wing, the majority of the campers were mostly made up of Jewish girls from wealthy families living in New York City. Camp Red Wing was run by Sarah and Gordon from its founding in 1918 until the 1950s, when after their death it passed to the daughters Ruth Resiner and Doris Henig. In 1957 the camp was sold to Mel and Lois Silver, and in 1963 Adele and J.J. Janovsky came on as partners. By 1974 the camp was being run solely by the Janovskys until it closed its doors after one last summer in 1980. At that point the land was parceled up and sold as residential lots for summer homes. Most of the camp's buildings were either demolished or sold off (the sleeping cabins for example were often moved off the land to other locations), with the exception of the Red Wing Camp's social hall which the Janovskys renovated into their summer home. This camp should not be confused with the Boy Scout camp under the same name in Indiana.
 Camp Rockledge for Girls. National Council of Jewish Women, Boston Section.Glouscester, MA.1943
A single-fold promotional brochure for Camp Rockledge for Girls  located on the sea in Lanesville, a neighborhood of Glouscester, MA. The camp consisted of two bungalows, the larger of the two housing the dinning rooms, kitchens, a large living room, and a screened in porch where some of the girls would sleep. The second bungalow, called Overbrook Cottage provided further sleeping quarters. Due to the "modest fees" of the camp, it was run by a small staff and the girls were expected to help by cleaning their rooms, serving dinner, and taking turns dishwashing. The activities at the camp included swimming, fishing, tennis, lawn sports, picnics, beach suppers, hikes, field trips to nearby sites, and stunt nights. The brochure provided a list of items girls should bring, and information on the rates, directions to the camp, and information on where to direct their applications. The rates were by week, $14 per week with $5 extra on the holiday weekends of July 4th and Labor Day, with the board to be paid in advance. The brochure often describes the camp as a vacation camp, and this is reflected in the fact that only girls over the age of seventeen or older could go to the camp, and as such this camp appears to be more of a resort than the traditional summer camp for young children. The camp was run by the Boston section of the Nation Council of Jewish Women, however with the exception of the requirement that all campers must be Jewish, there appears to be little evidence that there was a strong emphasis on religion at the camp. The brochure is printed with blue text and contains two printed photographs, one of the main bungalow, and the other one of a group of girls on the beach. A the base of the last page of the brochure, in red text, it states "NOTICE: It is a Government requirement that all Campers must bring their Ration Books #1 and #2." These ration books were due to shortages at home due to WWII.  This camp should not be confused with a camp of the same name, which was located in Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Single fold brochure. Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 8 3/4" (unfolded).. The first sentence in the Application and Reservations section reads "Camp Rockledge is open to Jewish women and girls over seventeen years of age".
 Camp Woodland, The Green Mountain Camp for Girls. Camp Woodland.Londonderry, VT.1937
A promotional booklet for the fifth season at Camp Woodland, a camp for Christian girls aged six to nineteen - though girls older than nineteen were allowed to attended occasionally. The camp was located in southern Vermont, in a town called Londonderry, nestled in the Green Mountains and bordering an unnamed small lake. The booklet starts with a short poem written about Camp Woodland by a camper from an earlier season (see below for excerpt). It then continues on to describe the many activities the girls could engage in at camp, such as: track and field, swimming, archery, tennis, boating, hiking, horseback riding, orchestra, glee club, drama, and dancing. At then end of the summer the camp would host a closing banquet where awards would be given out, such as the Efficiency Trophy awarded to the Best All Around Camper and the Enrollment Trophy given to the camper who had successfully enrolled the largest number of her friends for camp. Included in the booklet is a list and short biography of current camp head staff, a daily schedule, information on the camp admission process, cost, travel arrangements, camps regulations, required medical examine, list of require articles of clothing, laundry, camp newspaper, visitor policies, and camp store. Additionally, there is a small section dedicated to Kamp Kaaterskill, an affiliated camp for boys located in Pownal, VT. Lastly there is a direct "Word to Girls" which features excerpts from testimonials from both previous campers and their parents extolling on the virtues of Camp Woodland. The booklet ends with quotes and excerpts from poems from famous individuals, such as Calvin Coolidge, John Holmes and Kipling discussing the wonders of summer camps, and outdoor activities. The booklet has twenty-eight (28) black and white printed photographs throughout of the camp grounds and its campers participating in the camp's activities such as swimming and horseback riding. A few of the pictures are head shots of the camp's staff. Camp Woodland itself was established in 1932 and ran until 1949 when it was sold to Abraham Hertzen who reopened the camp under the name of Camp Derry, and ironically appears to have been a camp for Jewish children at that point. The camp remained in the Hertzen family, operating for over fifty years until it was sold in 2004. It is unclear what happened to the property after that. 21 pages. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/4". Below is an excerpt from the poem written by a camper: "God of the open air, Thou who hast made Thy dwelling fair, With flowers beneath, above with starry lights, And set Thine everywhere - On mountain heights, On Woodland dim with many a dream...".
 Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . ..
Die cut cover with raised gold decorative feathers and print, looks into cover of menu which features a semi nude woman posing with scarf, detailed supper menu and wine list, dinner specials and suggestions, and advertisement for Billy Rose Music Hall; Pol Roger Champagne and Seagram's. Casino de Paree, 54th Street, West of Broadway, New York. Menu titles include Appetizers and Relishes; Soups; Sea Food; Entrees; Sandwiches; Chinese Dishes; Salads; Cold Cuts; Cheese; Desserts and Ice Cream; Coffee, Tea, Etc. Wine lists titles Champagne; Bordeaux; Burgundy; Wines; Cocktails; Mixed Drinks; Cognac and Liqueurs. 12" x 9 1/2". folded cover not attached
 Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and advertising pin back buttons in the early to mid 1900s. The cuts were to be to create the the surface on of the products. Each page has a sheet of examples to choose from attached: some sheets are layered on top of one another, and a few others are loose. Parisian Novelty, established in Chicago in 1898, produced novelty items, such as toys used for advertising. This catalog has hundreds of examples of the various illustrations which could be used , coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the products they were used on.  Measures 10" x 7"..
 Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
Single page blank advertising Menu for Champagne Binet featuring decorative broder and image of man examinigin champagne bottle in cart, women and man socializing with champagne, and a woman sipping champagne. Binet Champagne is a French champagne house, it was founded in 1849 by Louis Binet. ( 10" x 7".
 Children's Summer Resort,  Castle Hot Springs Brochure . Children's Summer Resort.Castle Rock Springs, CA.1927
Self proclaimed as the "Switzerland of American" the Children's Summer Resort was located in small lakeside town in Castle Hot Springs, CA.  The children's resort was run by two boarding schools, Lona Hazzard School in Alameda, CA and Houdd Gibson School in Castle Hot Springs. The schools were both boarding schools for boys and girls from kindergarten to junior high school, in fact they were under the same management, a husband and wife team named Henry W. and Lona E. Hazzard. The advertisement for the resort is a 6 page, double sided, folded brochure that describes the grounds of the Gibson School, and the summer activities the children would participate in. The brochure starts off by stating that the land, Castle Hot Springs, was "fashioned by the Fairies of the Forest", and that this is "not a makeshift camp... [the buildings] are new and in an excellent state of sanitation, fitted with modern plumbing, electric lights, telephone, radio, etc." The flyer continues on to showcase the indoor swimming tank that was filled using the "natural hot and cold water" from the hot springs located nearby. Besides swimming, children could play on a newly installed playground, or play games of "whirl-o-ball, shuffleboard, croquet, tennis, etc." Ironically, that is all the activities mentioned for the children to partake in at this camp, though under the recommended clothing section, it does state that they should bring "hiking clothing". The children who attended this camp did not have to go to either of the two school but had to be of the same "type and character" of the students. The camp sessions where divided into two week sessions, with a total of five sessions throughout the summer which started on June 6th. It cost $25 for each child per two week session. Parents could also attended to 'visit' their children and could stay in separate cottages at the cost of $4 a day. Additionally, the flyer had a brief description of the two schools themselves, also with information on how to obtain a catalogue describing the two schools in more detail. The brochure contains six black and white printed photographs of the camp, two of Lona Hazzard School, and one map of the area.  6 pg., double sided, folded brochure. Printed by Daly-Seeger Company.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" (folded), 20 3/4" x 6 1/2" (unfolded).. The town is actually an unincorporated community 3 miles south of Whispering Pines, CA,  that has been known by several names over the years, such as Verdant Vales, Camp Houdd Gibson, Castle Springs, Mills Hot Springs, Noble's Springs, and currently Castle Rock Springs. The Lona Hazzard School was started in or around 1921, and in 1927 after a generous donation from C. W. Gibson, they opened the Houdd Gibson School, named for Gibson's son who died during WWI. The summer camp, which actually  was also used as the grounds and buildings of the Houdd Gibson School during the rest of the year, appears to have been another business venture of the Hazzard's, in order to provide year around boarding for the children attending both schools It appears as though the Hazzard's only ran both this camp and and second school for a year before donating it to the Salvation Army by the summer of 1928, when it was then renamed the Houdd Gibson Camp. It operated then both as a summer camp for underprivileged boys and a resort for "opulent citizens" (presumably to help pay the bills) until a fire in 1944 burned down most of the buildings (Napa Journal Article, Sept. 15, 1944). As for the Lona Hazzard School, there is little to no record of it after 1932, and presumably it went out of business around then.
 Contracts and Broadside for the Auction of the Ship Inn. W. T. Hickman and Son.Southampton, UK.1883
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. .
 Die-Cut "Austen's Forest Flower Cologne" Business Trade Sign or Show Card. W.J. Austen & Co. .Oswego, New York .c. 1878
This non-embossed card is advertising the Forest Flower cologne made by W.J. Austen and Co. The die-cut features a girl and a boy, each holding a based of flowers, standing around a large rendition of the perfume bottle. Meant to convey that it has captured the true smell of the forest flowers, it encourages anyone to buy it. Measures 9" x 6 3/4" .
 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. .
 Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USA. c1975
An eleven (11) fold leather salesman sample folio of Henry Milward & Son's.  Gold stamp cover with image of sailing vessel.  The folio contains a wide varieties of H. Milward Helix needles and Watson's Sharps.  Individual sizes arrayed and stitched to the heavy stock display cards.  They include a wide variety of sizes of sharps, betweens, gd. downs, eyed millners, patent pockets, calyxeyed, yarn needles, tapestry, chenille, superfine, darners and steel tapered knitting needles.   The last two flats are lacking their samples. George A. Clark & Brother was formed in 1863.  Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded..
 Elaborate Traveling Salesman Sample - Price List with Watertown NY clients, Calendar Pad Catalogue, Extensive Calendar Samples including Hand Painted Bamboo Panels and much more. George H. Jung Co..Cincinnati OH.1927-1929
A salesman's kit for the George H. Jung Company, Calendars and Advertising Specialties. It consists of approximately 125 items. It includes: An Advertising Blotters Catalog - 44pp with 3-6 specimens per page, information on sizes, pricing  and a tipped in envelope inside back cover with examples of the various blotter cards. Measures 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". 1929 Calendar Pads Catalogue -24 pp.  Begins with pricing information, styles, thread stitching, weights and new styles for the year on the inside cover.  The first page includes examples of attached embossed calendar pad covers.  Followed by pages of printed small format calendar pages in various colors and designs.  It concludes with actual large format fold-out pages - the largest is 15" x 20". Book measures 10" x 15" Price List Effective December 15th, 1927, The Jung Co. 47 pp. illustrated wrap.  Prices for an exhaustive list of novelty advertising products from the ordinary calendars and fans to mirror cards, adkerchiefs, weather barometers, flying birds (paper), feather darts, advertising spoons and much more.  Also includes information on hand painted calendar panels.  The catalog has been altered by the salesman to include three (3) typed pages of clients in the Watertown NY area.  Brads hold the pages in place. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/2". Two (2) samples of Kraft paper envelopes Onward to the actual samples. The reverse of most all of the samples has printed information identifying the sample, the subject matter and any accompanying features etc.  Both illustrations and photographic images. Popular themes of the day (and most times) include children, lovely women, nature and humor. The largest calendar back is 3" x 20". The samples can be loosely categorized as follows: Completely printed paper calendar pages including borders (18) Background cards with tipped on or applied illustrations Two part backings with solid background tipped on frame with applied images including two groups in "Special Priced Leader folders (approximately 70) Pictorial chromos (5) mostly 16 1/2" x 12". Bamboo calendar panels with hand painted scenes (10)  largest is 64" x 12" Die-cut deeply embossed card with wall pockets (4)   Card stock signs (3) Weather Barometer (1) Hand fans (2) Show cards (6) Housed in a 16 1/2" x 24" lacquered card stock two part box with carrying handle at top and straps for securing the closure.. An excellent view into promotional printing and publishing for 1927.  With all array and manner of design from the elaborate and deeply embossed gaudy wall pockets to the streamline painted bamboo calendar tops. A fine teaching aid.
 Elegant Promotional Piece for Sagell Cosmetics, Actresses and Testimonials. .Madrid & USA.c1920
Unpaginated. Product logo gilt stamp on leather covers. Paisley end papers.  A testimonial prepared by Sagell cosmetics for Spanish and American potential clients.  Preface by Elinor Glyn, British novelist and scriptwriter.  Includes over 20pp, each depicting an image from a photograph of an American screen star or spouse of a star followed by a testimonial for the product in both English and Spanish. Interleaved. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Actresses and quotes include and many more: Marion Davies - Sagell assures me the bloom of youth Esther Ralston - Sagell is a talisman of perpetual youth, perpetual beauty, I shall always use it Norma Shearer - Napoleon said that to win wars, all that was necessary was Money, Money and Money.  To win the public favour we must always remain young: Sagell, Sagell, and Sagell .
 Engraved trade card with a dried sheaf of Italian wheat and a sicle promoting Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, c1876. ..
A 4 1/2" x 3" engraved advertising trade card depicting a funereal arrangement with "At Rest" atop a sheaf of wheat.  Caption at base begins "There is a reaper whose name is Death..."  The reverse identifies Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, New York City and promotes the use of their quality preserved and everlasting flowers that provide permanence and are suitable for  the grave and outdoor exposure. Tag line reads "Funeral Flowers Preserved in their Natural Beauty, a specialty. 4 1/2" x 3". light surface wear
 Exhibition Card, An Exhibition of American Posters . C S Pratt.New York.October 1895
Charles Pratt was an early promoter of the poster arts in the United States. He had a store in New York City and in the fall of 1895 he arranged the first ever exhibition of artistic posters from American printers and published. The exhibition took place in his own store on 6th Avenue, and anyone wishing to showcase a sample of their work could sent a selection of the posters to Pratt where they would be exhibited free of charge.   This folded exhibition card both advertises the exhibition and Pratt’s store itself. Printed in two colors, black and red, the front cover depicts the image of a young woman on a street looking through a store window. This miniature poster was designed by J. Brevoot Cox especially for the exhibition.  Measures 4 ½” x 3 ½” (folded), 7” x 4 ½” (unfolded) . Minor toning due to age. The two halves of the folding card are separated. There is minor damage to the back of the card from where it was pasted into a scrap book.
 Fan Shaped Souvenir from The Kyoto Fan Makers Association, Golden Gate International Exposition. .Printed in Japan.1939
A single-fold souvenir die-cut in the shape of a full hand-fan when open.   Cover illustrations depicts Japanese sights including Mt Fuji on the front and a teahouse scene with women preparing food with men looking-on on the reverse. The narrative discussing hand fans is written in verse.  Serene border decorations.  The four (4) sections are: Grace and Beauty Dignity and Calmness Home and Fan Kyoto and Fan Kyoto and Fan begins Fan-making is one of the few machineless industries thriving in Kyoto today, - in the machine age of ours No industry requires more dexterity than fan-making. Every process is done by human hands. Measures 5" x 8 1/4". .
 Faribault and Vicinity  ... Illustrated. Citizen's Committee.Faribault, MN.1884
A tourism booklet for the town of Faribault in Minnesota, which is approximately 50 miles south of Minneapolis. It is described as having a "charming combination of hill and dale, lake and river, forest and prairie, showing views of it's educational institutions, churches, business establishments and scenery."  The booklet starts by giving a brief history of the town, before continuing on to describe its institutions. Faribault has a large selection of schools, such as Shattuck St. Mary's (a prestigious boarding school still in existence today), State Institution for the the Deaf and Dumb, School for Feeble-Minded Children, School for the Blind, and Seabury Divinity School. Also described are several town government buildings and local business like the Court House, Rail Road Station, Faribault Foundry and Windmill Company, lime stone quarry, and Brunswick Hotel. There are also several scenic locations, such as Cedar Lake, Roberd's Lake, Linden Park, Cannon Lake, and Sergeant's Bay. The booklet ends with a section that briefly describes the town's "aboriginal inhabitants" before listing the statistics of the county. Included in the booklet are numerous black and white engravings of the buildings and surrounding area, of which the majority are full page illustrations. All the illustrations come with captions, and of note, is that one caption for an engraving has not age well, for beneath a picture of the School for Feeble-Minded Children it reads, "South wing of Imbecile School". Written in pencil on the title page is "with compliments J. C. Perkins." Today Faribault is regarded as one of the most historic communities in Minnesota. 62 pages. Illustrated covers. Staple bindings. Measures 9" x 6" To view the item, please click on the following link:
 French Entertainment Imagery - Programmes, Sheet Music & Advertising. ..c1900-1910
An array of theater programmes, sheet muscia and an advertisment for Le Rire .  Selected as a gorup for similar yet different imagery.  All French.  All appear to be from 1900-1910 with the exception of S'il est un Charmant Gazon by Victor Hugo.   The smallest measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4". .
 Illustrated Broadside Special Offer on Children's Trays - Sales Promotion. The Newark Tray Co..Newark, NJ.1882
A 12" x 9 1/2" illustrated broadside  promoting a sales competition for The Newark Tray Co. Illustrations of two trays; one depicts a child feeding chickens, the other children on an archery range. The "Announcement Extraordinary" is to store owners to call the attention of their clerks to the prizes that were being awarded by company.  Prices range from $10 - $200 and are to be awarded at various times during 1883.  Reverse is blank..
 Information to the Public - Dr. R. C. Flowers Remedies  - Liver and Stomach Sanative, Lung Cordial, Catarrh Remedy,  Pain Destroying Elixir, etc.... ..1884
24 pp. Illustrated wrap with image of R. C. Flower on the front cover and "Hygeia of the 19th Cent" on reverse.  A free to the public narrative introducing the company, the science in the preparation and skillful combinations.  This is followed by detailed information  on each of the companies numerous products with only the use of different type face for embellishment.  It concludes with Testimonials.  The inside back cover is a price list and includes Liver and Stomach Sanative, Lung Cordial, Catarrh Remedy, Blood Purifier, Pain Destroying Elixir, Nerve Pills and Magnetic Plasters.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". .
 Le Cercle: The New and Fascinating Field Game. J. E. Tilton & Co. D. B. Brooks & Bro. .Boston, MA.[1870]
A two-sided magazine supplement for a new game called Le Cercle, a field game similar to croquet. In fact it was meant to be a competitor to the popular game of croquet, and one of its advantages was that it could be played on a smaller field then croquet. The front side has an idyllic black and white illustration  of a couple and young woman playing the game in a small field next to a pond with a forest in the background. There are instructions on how to play the game as well as testimonials from people who have played. Such as "the set which we have used at our home has become so popular that it is now going the rounds of our friends' houses", and "my children have played a great deal with it. It is a very nice game." On the bottom of the back page is a price list for the various items one needs in order to play a game of Le Cercle. Double sided leaflet. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935.
A 20 pp catalogue die-cut in the shape of a piece of luggage with litho on alcohol labels on the luggage.   The catalog includes scotch, aperitifs, sherries, rye, bourbon, Irish whiskies, ports, gins, rum, cognacs and brandies.  The title page reads "The Yellow House" (La Casa Amarilla) Curacao- NWIPrice List of Liquors in Bond.  We deliver to the ship free of chard.  Your name and Cabin No. tagged on each case.  Place your orders early.   Measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". An extensive array.. Today the Yellow House is a Duty Free Perfume and Costmetic Retailer.
 Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900
Two pieces of advertising materials for Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children. The first item is a 16 pp (including covers) booklet advertising Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, as well as other products sold by the manufacturer, including Mother Gray's Aromatic Leaf (a medicinal tea for digestive health) and Allen's Foot Ease (a powder to help with achy feet). The Sweet Powders was supposedly an all-natural remedy developed by a nurse, known as Mother Gray, who worked at the Children’s Home in New York City. While the powders were originally meant to treat pinworms, they were also soon used to treat a variety of other ailments, such as headaches, fever, and constipation. While it is unknown if there is any truth to who Mother Gray was, the product itself was distributed and marketed by Allen S. Olmstead who owned a proprietary medicine company. The powders weren’t exactly made from ‘all-natural’ ingredients, the main ingredient was actually calomel (mercurous chloride), which could be toxic if used regularly, causing mercury poisoning. Other ingredients were licorice, slippery elm, anise, sulfur, bicarbonate of soda, sugar (hence the word sweet in the name) and mandrake (also poisonous). The second item is a paper doll of Mother Gray, who supposedly was a nurse, specializing in children's health. The "walking" paper doll has feet on the bottom that rotate as you push it across a table. The pocket of the dress has an insert so that you can have something sticking out of the pocket. The back states that the doll was made by J. B. Carroll Co. Measures 5 3/4" x3" (booklet), 6" x 2 1/2" (paper doll) . Minor toning due to age.
 New Glamour for The "Glamour Girl", a Glowing Daylight Fluorescent Color Bath Beauty Letter Opener. Coast Industries.Los Angeles, CA.1952
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.
 Pamphlet - Prof. Shaw’s Antiseptic Solution – An Invaluable Household Requisite! For the Preservation of Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Jellies, James, Honey Preserves, Sauces, Syrups, etc.(Spiritus Acetose). Union Job Printing Co..Detroit.c1878
single fold with insert for Prof. Shaw's Antiseptic Solution. The main pamphlet details how the solution can benefit user in making and preserving cider, wine, beer, raw meat, butter, eggs, cheese, baked beans, buckwheat batter, preserves, syrups and molasses, honey, paste and mucilage, soda, water, and for house hold usage. The insert is a notice for cider makers. 8" x 5 1/2".
 Photograph of Group of Men in Costume, Surrounding the Parade Wagon of E. A. Bloser Wholesale & Retail Jeweler. Elias Alexander Bloser.Newville, PA.[1890]
A black and white photograph of a large group of mostly men and young boys standing in front of E. A. Bloser Wholesale and Retail Jeweler store. In the center is a wagon with the stores name in front, with men in bizarre costumes standing around and on the wagon. One of the costumes appears to be a dog face. The wagon also appears to be carrying various small grandfather clocks. There numerous flag and other patriotic decoration on both Bloser's store front and that of Swope's Drugs next store. While this photograph was most likely taken during a parade, It is unknown exactly which holiday the parade was celebrating. The photograph has been dated to circa  as E. A. Bloser founded his store in 1873 in  Boserville, PA before moving his store from Newville, PA, where this photograph was taken. In 1892, Bloser again move his store to New Keningston, PA. As Bloser was involved in a number of fraternal orders - Free and Accepted Masons, the Patriotic Order Sons of America, the Knights of Malta, and the Local Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow- and the photograph mainly depicts men, it is possible that the photograph is of one of these fraternal orders.   The photograph itself is mounted on white card. Measures 8"x 5 1/2" (photograph), 10" x 8" (board). Elias Alexander Bloser was born on May 27, 1857 to Simon Peter Bloser (1815-1885) and Catharine Alexander (1824-1895) in Bloserville, PA. He had several siblings: Soloman B. Bloser (1851-1934), Mary E. Bloser Stover (1854-1910), Henry Mohler Bloser (1861-1934), James W. Bloser (1865-?), and George F. Bloser (1867-?). He married Catharine "Kate" A. Stine (1858-1931) in 1877 and had three children: Frank John Bloser (1878-1948), Annie Catharine Bloser Douglas (1879-1975), and Clarence Alexander Bloser (1891-1957). He died on October 26, 1936 in Carlisle, PA.
 Plan for Fenwick Hall, presented by The New Saybrook Co.. Kellogg & Bulkeley. Lith.Hartford, CT .[1871]
An 11 2/4" x 9 1/4" plan for the Fenwick Hall, a Victorian wood frame hotel in Old Saybrook CT. It depicts an illustration of the exterior of the hotel and the plan of First Floor including a dining room and grand salon with captions identifying each room.  Reverse is blank. This was presumably a promotional piece for potential guests.. William M. Bates (1834-1914) was a hotelier and the driving force behind The New Saybrook Co.   The land for the hotel had previously been a salt farm owned by colonist George Fenwick, governor of the Saybrook Colony and his wife, Lady Alice Fenwick. It was sold to The New Saybrook Co. in 1870.  Fenwick Hall was named after Lady Fenwick.  A year later the railroad between Fenwick and Hartford opened, drawing the families of wealthy Hartford industrialists, financiers and insurance company executives to the shore.
 Plough's Black and White Birthday and Dream Book. Plough Chemical Company.Memphis, TN.1927
An advertising booklet for Plough Chemical Company,  a maker of cosmetics. 32 pp. Pictorial wraps. In addition to advertisements for their various products they also provide the horoscope for each astrological sign, as well as a method of interpreting one's dreams. They list a variety of different objects, places or events one might see in a dream, and what that means for you and your future. For example: Angel -  A good change from your present occupation, Clothes =  unsatisfied hopes and great disappointment, Dungeon - Loss of honor o a woman, Eyebrow - You will fail in an undertaking, Flying - Marriage calamities, Furs - Prosperity in business, Jay bird - Interesting gossip; visit from friends, Lemons - You are jealous of your lover, Office - Danger ahead, Pawn Shop - Disappointment and loss of friends, Razor - Contention and disagreement, Squirrel - Pleasant visits, and Worms - Intrigue against you is on foot. Numerous black and white illustrations of make up, women putting on make up and celebrity portraits for those endorsing the products. Staple binding. OCLC 2 (Jan 2020) Measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4.
 Point Pleasant Colony Letterhead and Promotional Material. Point Pleasant Colony.Quincy, IL.[1915]
Point Pleasant Colony was a summer camp designed for "Ladies, Gentleman, and Children, Conducted According to the Highest Standards". Located in Quincy, IL, on the shores of Mississippi River and surrounded by forests it promoted itself as a retreat for families and individuals. The item is a single fold brochure describing the camp. The front cover is a blank lettersheet for correspondence. Content beings with "You Owe Yourself a Vacation. Get out in God's Green Woods. Breathe the Pure Undefiled Air of the Forests. Get that Hump out of Your Back. Have something to Remember the Summer by Besides the Sweltering City and the Scramble for Dollars and Cents. Grab a New Lease on Life. Just Take One Week and Live." What follows is a brief description of the location of the camp and its facilities. The camp had several bungalows for rent, a small general store stocked with both "staple and fancy groceries", a bathing beach, picnic grounds, and pavilion. The camp also welcomed one day fishing parties and even opened up a "head camp" for duck hunters during that season. The camp tried hard to promoted itself as a welcome retreat from everyday life for the everyday person, stating, "We have no million dollar corporation and do not wish to be confounded with the ordinary type of grafting, money grabbing Summer Camps... Don't be afraid. We will not hold you up for anything... We'll make you have the best time of your life for less than half the railroad fare to other Summer Camps whose fascination lies mostly in their distance." Single-fold, double sided. Measures 11" x 8 1/2" (folded), 17" x 11" (unfolded).. The Camp's tag line - "A Summer Camp for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children Conducted According to the Highest Standards"
 Printer's Proof -- Pen company - Gladiators - Pen is Mightier than the Sword. Meyer, Merkel & Ottmann.New York.
A 5 5/8" x 4 3/8" proof for  Aikin Lambert & Co. New York.  Logo in upper left corner "Pen is Mightier than the Sword".  Scene depicts gladiators in the Coliseum dueling with pens instead of sword.   Layered color, almost appears as split-fountain.   Gold vs. Steel at base  Reverse is blank..
 Promotional Booklet - "The only House in America that sells exclusively for CASH in Every Instance - Prices Bear Evidence of it.. R. H. Macy & Co..New York.1890
32pp. unnumbered. Illustrated cover with a young lad holding a promotional sign while leaning out a window in a brick wall. Foreign offices and manufacturers are printed on the several of the bricks.  The inside cover shows a grid with groupings of products with a narrative that includes "There is only one Macy's." It begins by discussing the enterprise and then explains the store floor by floor  followed by 13 full page illustrations of the interior of the store and one image from a photograph of the glass-cutting shop. These are followed by additional information on services provided and 8pp of advertisements for other New York businesses. The inside back cover has an image of the exterior from the shipping department view on 13th and 6th, the outside cover has a view of the 5th avenue view. Measures 5" x 7". .
 Promotional Brochure - Chevrolet Offers you Modern Mohair Velvet Upholstery - At No Extra Charge. Evans-Winter-Herb.Detroit, MI.1930s
A tri-fold brochure promoting the wonders of modern mohair velvet upholstery for your new Chevrolet.  Promotional points include New (no one has had Mohair Velvet upholstery in the past, Beautiful -  for centuries people have admired velvet; now there is a new twist, Durability - includes an illustration of the machinery used to create the fabric and finally Easy to Clean - dust it or use plain soap and water. The brochure concludes with why high quality upholstery in your car is important - it is the most personal item in your car and if the upholstery doesn't look beautiful it wont wear well (??!!). Measures 6" x 3 1/4".  .
 Promotional Card - The Eureka Nebulizer  - Special Treatment of the Ears, Nose, Throat and Lungs. O. Q. Holman.Le Grange, IL.c1900
A 5 1/4" x 3' heavy stock card depicting a five chamber device on the front and boasting "Far better than the Pulitzer Air Bag and Catheter in the Treatment of the Ear"... The narrative on revere advises it is for the treatment of Chronic Bonchitis (sic) incipient Consumption and all Catarrhal Affectations of the Head Throat, Lungs and Deafness.  It claims forced inhalations arrest an array of respiratory conditions, healing of ulcerations, restoration of the physiological functions of Osmose and more. .
 Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused.
 Promotional Card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium. Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium.Chicago, IL.[1920s]
A promotional card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium which provided medicated and plain baths to its patrons. Located in Chicago, the institute promoted itself as place that helps "the weak to grow in strength; the sick to throw off disease. We prevent sickness by giving the body strength." It provided a variety of treatments such as Turkish and Russian baths, general gymnastics, Swedish movements, vibration, massage, electricity, breathing exercises, needle baths and shower baths. These treatments supposedly would help to treat: constipation, obesity, rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, paralysis, adhesions, cramps, nervous troubles, scars, lumbago, dyspepsia, sciatica, debility, sleeplessness, spinal deformities, and special writing cramps. The card also states that the institute is for "persons who work in a sitting position, young people who lack muscular development, children who require special exercise, those who are recovering from a long sick spell and are in need of careful exercise to gain strength." The institute was open all night and even had a barber shop. Double sided card. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"..
 Prospectus for The Automatic Store Service Company Circular No. 2 . The Automatic Store Service Company.Boston, MA.1890
4 leaves, staple bound document with brown paper cover with the company name printed on the back. Circular No. 2, printed following the success of the first. The product in question is Church Spring Actuated Cash or Parcel Carrier  - parcel delivery; runs uphill from the starting point., a conveyor belt of sorts. First page boasts of the amazing investment opportunity the Automatic Store Service Company is offering, stressing in particular that their product in no way infringes any earlier US patents. To support their claim, page two has excerpts from three letters, each from a different patent lawyer, all saying that they have looked through patent records and can affirm that the Automatic Store Service company isn't infringing on any existing patent. Then there are almost two pages of one sentence testimonials, and finally an additional paragraph reiterating the different investment opportunities they are offering. Measures 9 1/4" x 6". .
 Santa Claus & I  will open the store for the Christmas season on December 15th. Warren News Steam Press.Warren, NH.1894
12 1/2" x 9"  with bold letters at the top reading "Santa Claus and I are prepared to show the most Satisfactory Line of Christmas Goods Ever Shown in Town" with a vignette at left of Santa about to descend the chimney while the reindeer look on. Doors open at 7 o'clock in the morning (don't come before!).  Promoting December 15th as "opening day' for the holiday season.  Promoted Decorated China, Books, Music, Dolls, Games, Plush, Leather and Celluloid Goods, Writing Desks and an Illustrated Dictionary.  Of interest is "an Illustrated Dictionary containing nearly 1000 pages will be given to the school scholar guessing nearest how many times the store door opens during Christmas.  It costs nothing to guess, only each scholar must record their own guess at the store."  Fred C. Gleason, proprietor.   Reverse is blank..
 Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan  Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879
An 18 pp booklet using altered selections from HMS Pinafore to promote Sapolio polishing and cleansing soap.  Illustrations from the  comic opera  and altered verses to include Sapolio thoruhgout interspersed with testimonials for the product.  Also inlcudes words and music for The Merry Maiden and the Tar and I'm Called Little Buttercup.  Measures 5" x 3 3/8". .
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"..
 Souvenir Catalog from the Keystone Watch Case Company from the World's Columbian Exposition. Keystone Watch Case Company.Philadelphia, PA.1893
This item is the souvenir catalogue produced by the Keystone Watch Case Company for the World's Columbian Exposition, located in Chicago in 1893. The fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World. The company sold a variety of of ornate watch cases in solid gold, gold filled, silver and nickel. This catalogue provides a description for the watch cases sold by Keystone, including several illustrations of their most decoratvie cases. The watch cases designs were designedmostly by James Boss a skilled watch case maker, who eventually sold his designs to the Keystone Company. Beyond Boss' designs, there are also descriptions and illustrations of the Cyclone rolled plate cases, screw cases, leader silver cases, and silveroid cases. Along with information and illustrations of watch cases are eight (8) full page illustrations of different buildings and scenes from the World's Columbian Exposition. Some of the buildings depicted are: Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Mines and Mining Building, and Electrical Building. On the front cover of this souvenir catalog is printed "What Everybody ought to know about watches". On the back cover, in blue ink, is an illustration of factories and main offices of the Keystone Watch Case Company. 40 pgs. Printed wrappers. Red string binding. OCLC 3 (July 2020). Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"..
 Spring & Summer of 1872, image of a Skep Beehive Printed in Red Ink. King, Weikart & Warren.Alliance, Ohio.1872
A broadside advertising the store called the Bee Hive located in Alliance, Ohio and owned by King, Weikart & Warren. It was store that sold a variety of dry goods, with this specific broadside advertising their hosiery department, dress goods department, black alpaca goods, white goods (such as gloves and handkerchiefs), trimming department, domestic good department (cotton goods), and their shawls department. Supposedly everything was offered at rock bottom prices, that would beat any competition out there. The top of the broadside has an illustration  of a skep bee hive with bees flying around outside of it. Measures 12 1/2" x 6"..
 Sweet Potato Slips!. A. J. Green & Bro. & Byers & Fain.Nashville, TN.[1876]
An 18" x 12" broadside promoting Sweet Potato Slips! and All Other Plants in Season.  Provides pricing information for a variety of Sweet Potato Slips, Cabbage, Tomato and Pepper Plants and prices for quantities of 100 and 1000 plants. Plant's include Brazil Yam, Pumpkin Red, Nancemont cabbages, Landreth's Large York Cabbage, Improved Fejee Purple Tomatoes and many more.  Prices start at $2.50 per 1000 for select yams and sweet potatoes. A partnership between Byers & Fain and A. J. Green & Bro., a practical gardener.   Includes original envelop with fancy cancel postmark..
 The Aerifying Egg Beater Circular and Letter. Hale & Company.Newburyport, MA.1866
A circular filled with testimonials for the Aerifying Egg Beater patented in 1866 and produced by Hale & Company in Newburyport, MA. The first page has a wonderful woodcut of the manufacturing building of Hale & Co., along with a description of  the item. The beater uses a "system of aerifying, as it fills the eggs with minutely divided and finely subdivided particles or globules of pure air." The interior of the circular lists numerous testimonials. On the back of the circular is draft of a letter written by J. Hale Jr, owner of Hale & Company, to a William Pebt, Esq. regarding the possible sale of a mailing list of approximately 5,000 names and address. The letter is dated January 31, 1870, and when Hale & Co. had been bought out by another company.  Single fold circular. Measures 10 3/4" x 8" (folded).
 The Browder Life-Savings Net:  A Wonderful Invention - Adopted by the Government at Washington D.C. and Every Truck Carries a Net. The Cory-Patterson MFG. CO.Greenfield, 1910
30pp.  Gray-brown paper cover with stapled binding. Cover has a a decorative illustration of a flower arrangement on a small table, with a border around the outside edges. This marketing pamphlet was made by the Cory & Patterson manufacturing company to promote their product 'The Browder Life-Saving Net'. Invented  around 1901, the net consists of a large, circular metal frame with  tightly stretched canvas across it. When unfolded, the canvas can catch a falling person and, by attaching the canvas to the hoop with hinges, the weight falls towards the center, protecting those holding the net from the accumulated force. This pamphlet is filled with testimonials from all around the United States, telling stories of the net in action, accompanied by numerous photographs. All praising  the Browder Life-Saving net, the excerpts from letters and news articles talk about the new invention, and the numerous public demonstrations of its capabilities, many of which consisted of a man jumping off of a building to prove that the net was safe.   Measures 9 1/2" x 6"..
 The City Watchman's Address On the Return of Christmas Day, 1850. ..1850
A 17 1/2" x 10 1/2"  broadside with a woodcut of a watchman walking between numbers 24 and 26 thus depicting Christmas.  A poem at base titled On the Return of Christmas Day, 1850.  A Watchman's Calendar for 1851 at base.   Extensive elaborate decorative border decoration with vignettes of American eagles, dogs and zebra.  Poems similar to carriers' addresses were sometimes used by members of other groups accustomed to an annual tip--watchmen, scavengers, lamplighters and letter-carriers. They were distributed at Christmas or New Year's Day. .
 The Famous Original Black Water Baths. The Famous Original Black Water Baths.Alden, NY.1915
The town of Alden in New York became famous in 1891 due to the discovery of black mineral water, more often referred to as black water, a thick, rotten egg smelling water with supposed healing properties. This booklet is advertising for the "Famous Original Black Water Baths" and its opening of our their new modern bath house. This new bath house was "thoroughly equipped with every convenience for the treatment and comfort of our patients." In addition to the baths themselves it had: sun parlors, sanitary drinking foundations, heated swimming pool, billiard room, tennis courts, steam and electricity. The booklet describes the town of Alden, Old Faithful (the original well used to drill for the black water), a description of the facilities, a scientific analysis of the black water (which was mostly chlorine, bromide and sulfuric acid), description of the care and food received there, expenses (both of your stay and price of bottle black water for at home use), and their hours of operation. They claimed that the black water helped mostly with rheumatic cases, and was "good for the stomach", liver and kidney issues, (unnamed) skin diseases, and nervousness. Apparently it was a "common occurrence to see people arrive in Alden on crutches, in wheel chairs, and on cots, and within a few days walk from the bath house to their boarding houses." The water itself was so heavy that one would "float like a cork" while taking a bath in it and the water left the "pores of the skin filled with pure salt". Interesting, unlike other bathhouses of the era that used a more traditional mineral water, patients here were required to bring their own sheets and towels. The booklet includes twenty-two (22) black and white printed photographs of the bath house, its grounds and the town of Alden. Additionally there are two printed maps, one a map of Buffalo, Alden and surrounding towns, and the second, is a larger map of western New York detailing its paved highways. The front cover has a colorized photograph ?? of the bath house itself. The resort had originally opened in a much smaller bath house in 1904. Operation continued in their new bathhouse until 1964 when it closed and the building itself was converted into a church. Printer: Ashby Printing Company. Staple binding. 20 pages.  Measures 8"x 4".
 The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
A single fold 11" x 8 1/2" circular promoting The Greely Plum, presented by O.K. Gerrish. Large illustration of plums on front page accompanied by Gerrish's promotion.  Followed by an attestation that Gerrish is the agent for the Greely plum, with the remainder of the inside and back pages are testimonials by satisfied customers.. Light wear and letter folds
 The Japanese Marriage Ceremony Promotional Brochure by Department Store . William Rae.Kobe, Japan.?1930?
This tri-fold pamphlet details the Japanese wedding ceremony, starting from the arrangement of the couple by their family, to their wedding ceremony and what life for the bride is like after the wedding. The pamphlet was created by William Rae as a way of stirring interest in Japan and its culture in order to sell items from his store in Kobe, Japan. He sold a variety of household goods, such as table wear, kitchenware, jewelry, cabinets and screens. While the store was located in Japan, the store sold items that were decorated in a variety of 'oriental' motifs, mainly directed towards a western audience. The front of the pamphlet has a colorful and stylized engraving of the Japanese wedding ceremony. The back has a list of items the store sold, as well as a directions on ordering items either by mail or in person at his store in Japan. The advert emphasizes that he had "over 1000 different sets, always kept in stock.  Measures 7" x 5 1/4" (folded)..
 The Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock, A Flyer. Ripley & Kimball, Agents.St. Louis, MO.[1881-1887]
A circular for the Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock, which is a mechanism on a boiler that helps to determine and relieve the steam/water pressure in a boiler. This flyer has a fine color illustration of the actual gauge cock on the top of the page, along with a detailed description of the part itself. Also included at the base of the flyer is a list that details seven points as to why the Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock is better than any on the market, such as "its simplicity, great strength and handsome finish," and "the packing cannot be blown out". The flyer is aimed at "engineers, boiler makers and users of gauge cocks", and was produced St. Louis agents Ripley and Kimball. The flyer is dated based on newspaper advertisements by Ripley & Kimball that show that they were in business together from October 1881 to February 1887, when the business changed partners and became Ripley & Brouson. Single sided. Measures 10 1/2" x 8".
 The Munsingwear Family Cut-outs. Munsingwear.Minneapolis, MN.c1917
An uncut 7 fold concertina style flyer with color photographic images of people depicted in their underwear as paper dolls ,each adult with one costume, the children have two each.  The costumes  closely reflect traditional gender roles --the boys play baseball and "Indians" and the girls play with dolls and frilly fans. The narrative on the reverse promotes the product  and all of their best selling points with relevant caricature illustrations and the exterior of their factory with the caption" Munsingwear Stands for Perfection in Underwear.  Measures 6" x 3 1/4" when folded.  25 1/2" long when open flat.. Tag line: The children will enjoy playing with these pretty paper dolls.  Men Women and Children of all ages enjoy wearing Munsing Wear - Let it cover you with satisfaction.
 The Neighborhood House, Minister to all the Needs of the People. The Neighborhood House.Curtis Bay, MD.1916
10 pages (including covers) staple brochure printed for the Neighborhood House in an effort to help generate funds for the charity. Founding in 1906 the goal of the Neighborhood house was to support the community of Curtis Bay by providing school and social activities, not just for children, but also women. They offered kindergarten, several boy's, girl's, and women's clubs, as well as Industrial School which had classes in Cooking, Sewing, and Basketry. The funds solicited by this booklet would go towards the cost of equipment and repairs as well as a gymnasium and better grounds.  The book includes 5 pages of photographs of the school and the classes. Additionally the front cover has a picture of the school and the back cover as a picture of Curtis Bay, with the caption "An Industrial Community." Measures 7"  x 5"..
 The Pratt & Cady Company's Patent Straight-Way Values, A Flyer. Ripley & Kimball, Agents.St. Louis, MO.[1881-1887]
A single fold circular for a Straight-Way Valve made by the Pratt & Cady Company. These valves are meant for use in radiators, though whether they are meant for commercial or residential use is unclear. This new style of valves makes "them much shorter and stronger than the former style, at the same time retaining all the advantages of access to the seats, for seating and repairing through the small angle opening." The flyer itself features four engravings of the valves. The two on the front are gold foiled and depict the outside of the valve. The two fine illustrations on the interior section of the flyer are cross sections of the valves done in black and white. There is additional gold foiling on the border and other decorative design elements. Included in the text of the flyer is a more detailed description of the valves and a price list. The flyer is dated based on newspaper advertisements by Ripley & Kimball that show that they were in business together from October 1881 to February 1887, when the business changed partners and became Ripley & Brouson. Single-fold, double sided. Foiling detail. Measures 8 1/2" x 5" (folded), 10" x 8 1/2" (unfolded).
 The Wizard - Automobile Power Washer "The Wizard is to the Automobile Owner what the Gold Dust Twins are to the Housewife". Rotary Vehicle-Washer Company.Potsdam, NY.c1910
A two-fold pamphlet with an illustration of a wizard on the front cover.  The inside pages show images from photographs of the "Wizard" power hose nozzles, a man demonstrating its use, a close-up view AND an image of a woman using the nozzle (So easy a woman can do it...) Discusses the outfit consisting of a nozzle which contains a turbine motor; one long pointed brush; one rounded brush; a sheep's wool pad, and an aluminum extension tube which extends the brush out 12 inches from the motor and which can be used to in reaching under the car to points hitherto almost inaccessible.  As previously noted  "The Wizard is to the Automobile Owner what the Gold Dust Twins are to the Housewife".  Additional promotional narrative on reverse.  Measures 9" x 12" when open..
 Theater Understudy Notice, M'lle Poinsot is Replaced by M'lle Piccolomini, The Daughter of the Regiment. Theatre d'Orleans.New Orleans, LA.December 10, 1858
The item is a notice to the public by the Theatre d'Orleans for the performance of "The Daughter of the Regiment", a opera comique by Gaetano Donizetti. In the notice it states that "M'lle Poinsot is too unwell to appear this evening... [she] is suffering from such a severe indisposition that it will be impossible for her to fulfil [sic] her professional duties... M'lle Piccolomini, anxious that the public should not be put to any inconvenience, has most obligingly offered her services, and without necessary rehearsal." Anne Poinsot and Marietta Piccolomini were both European soprano opera singers on tour in America in 1858-1859. Poinsot had just recently finished her stint as the Prima Donna from the Grand Opera House in Paris, while Piccolomini was most famous for her role as Violetta in the opera La Traviata. One-sided sheet. Measures 9 1/2" x 5 3/4".
 Ticket for the Harvard-Dartmouth Tennis Match. .Hanover, NH or Cambridge, MA..5971
A small ticket for the sale of tickets to the May 1916 Tennis tournament between the men's tennis team of Harvard and Dartmouth. It is unknown if these matches took place at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, or at Harvard in Cambridge, MA, however Harvard did win, 8 to 1. This score has been penned onto the ticket. The matches were set to start at 1:30, and tickets were 10 cents each. Printed on one side on a stiff board, cut into a small rhombus shape. It has a small hole on the top where a green sting has been threaded through. Measures 2" x 2" .
 Two Sided Promotional Flyer of the Trimble Opera House Showing of The Red Scarf. .Albany, NY.July 1871
A double sided promotional flyer for the opera, 'The Red Scarf'. The show premiered on July 3rd, 1871 in the Trimble Opera House in Albany, NY. The back of the promotional flyer also provides a synopsis of the opera, which appears to be more the names of the songs in each scene and act rather than a cohesive synopsis. At the end of the show, a second, smaller, play was to be performed, entitled "Pet of the Public". Lastly, Ms. Sallie Partington would sing "The Ornament Vender and Neck Tie", at which point a series of ornaments and neck ties would be thrown into the audience. The front of the flyer has a series of decorative elements on the top and border. Double sided. Printed on tan paper. Measures 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"..
 Typographic Messenger, Volume 5, No 4. - Scale of Sizes and Prices of  Printers' Cards. James Conner's Son Publishers.New York.October 1870
A magazine meant for professional or enthusiasts who were devoted to the typographic arts. This particular volume was printed in October 1870, and is Volume 5, No. 4. The front cover of this issue is an advertisement for Printer's Cards sold by John Robinson from New York. There is a diagram that shows the various cards he has per sale and their cost.  Some of the interior pages start with the 'History of the Art of Printing', quarter page to full page illustrated advertisements, generally for printing press, paper cutters and different type faces (Gothic #5, Wood Type, etc.) and decorative device border examples. Of note is a full page price list advertisement for The Newton Copper Type Company and Philadelphia Printing Ink Works. Pink covers. 20 pp. Pages are numbered 50-64. Measures 13" x 9 1/2".
 VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2".
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.
 Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. .Troy, NY.1875
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  .
 Why I Live in the Neighborhood Gardens, A Flyer for Apartments. Neighborhood Gardens Apartments.St. Louis, MO.[1935]
This single fold pamphlet advertises for the Neighborhood Gardens which is an apartment complex located in St. Louis that was first built in 1935, and is still an existence today. The front page of this pamphlet lists eighteen (18) reasons why someone would want to live there, such as: "I get so much for my money in these modern apartments", "I like the sound proof, attractive walls", "every living room is sunshinny [sic] and airy and opens on a balcony," and "Neighborhood Gardens has been built for folks who care; for folks who need and want this kind of housing." The inside of the pamphlet has three black and white printings of linoleum cuts of the exteriors of the apartment complex. The back side has four floor plans of some of the apartments available along with a list of the amenities at the complex and what is in the local neighborhood. Single fold. Black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (folded), 11" x 8 1/2" (unfolded)..
 Wolf Miners Safety-Lamps, Fidelity International Agency, Sole Agents for America. .New York.[1900]
A product list for Friemann & Wolf of Zwickau a German company that made a variety of safety lamps for miners. They also made a variety of attachments for the lamps, such as magnets for locking, and an apparatus for filling the lamp. The product list was produced by Fidelity International Agency, who were the sole agents for the Friemann & Wolf's products in America. The product list is printed on the back side of a double-sided tri-fold brochure. The front side has two black and white realistic illustrations showing miners using the lamps. Also, in the center is another black and white image, this time more artistic then realistic, showing an old-fashion miner with using lamp, and has information about the agency. Additionally, there are gilt gold metals, representing when the lamps won a gold metal in Paris in 1900 during an unnamed exposition. There is an loose insert as well, that on one side lists the world wide agents who sell the lamps, and the other side has another black and white realistic illustration of miners using the lamps. Measures 7 1/2" x 5" (tri-fold, folded)..
 Ypsilanti Vegetables, Slaw, and Kraut Cutters Catalogue . John Chatillon & Sons.New York .c. 1921
This tri-fold, catalogue advertises for a variety of different types of cutters. Over the six panels are the types of Ypsilanti cutters that are being offered. There are five categories of cutters: Kraut, Kraut: "B" Line Special Quality, Two Knife Slaw, One Knife Slaw and Vegetable. Each category has multiple design options underneath it with different sizes, and for kraut cutters number of knifes. Additionally there is information about how many cutters per crate and total weight. There is one illustrative example of one design per category to give a visual idea of the cutter. The John Chatillon and Sons company was generally known for their manufacturing of quality scales of different sizes and purposes.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"..
1/2 Cent Per Share: Andy Lowe Gold Mining Co. A. A. Hall & Co.Colorado.1925
4pp. Picture of gold rock on the front page, with long, 2" banners, parallel to the top edge of the page - written "Andy Lowe Gold Mining Co" and "The Days of Old - The Days of Gold - The Days of '59" in large letters, printed in black and yellow ink. Also printed on the cover is "Staked by a '59 er as a first choice Gold Claim in the Rocky Mountain Region" and "Property located in the Rich Clear Creek Mining District Colorado." In the bottom right corner, a picture of a bar of gold  printed yellow and black have the words "Authorized Financial Agents A. A. Hall & Co, 711 - 17th Street, Denver Colo." - they, presumably, are the publishers of this circular. The remaining 3 pages are full of articles advertising the Lowe Co. mines, pictures of the Colorado landscape and of the owners, along with smaller advertisements and testimonials  from people who have invested in the company.   Measures 11" x 15" when folded.
2 Cards  Nouveaute Seam Binding with vibrant blue Labels . Nouveaute.c1880s
Two (2) cards wrapped with different cotton lace seam binding with original Nouveaute labels printed in vibrant blue  on coated stock. The binding was used .
3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat  ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
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.  .
38 Paper Advertising Hats Promoting French Products. ..
A collection of 38 paper hats, cut in various shapes; one in the shape of a sunflower; others as headdresses and more. Product types include soap, boots, liquors, newspapers, mattresses, mineral water, gasoline, bear, light bulbs, tea, shoes and more.  Interesting advertising genre... Most measure 6 1/4" x 13"..
A collection of 14 different 'Aesop's Fables revides and Improved by the Fairbank Canning Co. aka 'fractured fables'. ..c1885
A grouping of 14 different advertising trade cards with the captoned "Aesop's Fables - revised and improved by the Fairbank (meat)  Canning Co. Chicago.  Each an adaptation on a real fable e.g. THE BOY AND HIS UNCLE - A good Boy went to visit his Uncle who ws a very nice man.  Finally the Boy began to steal, and his Uncle beat him for it, until at last the Boy confessed that he was so fond of our meats, and thereafter had no troubel with the boy.  Moral: If you don't want your boys to  steal, give them plenty of our meats...  Each with the same sort of twisted logic.  The reverse of the cards is primarily blank; a few with promotions for grocers. . moderate wear; few with trimmed edges.
A collection of 24 paper and celluloid cigarette holders including some advertising. ..
Twenty-four (24) cigarette holders constructed of various papers, celluloid, cork, metal wrings and foiled papers.  Various lengths, colors, paper and textures.  The five smaller advertising holders promote a Hairdresser (Max Frey), Austrian hotel, Herman Schmidt's cigarettes, Reichsadlen restaurant in Germany.   Five of the larger holders with white and corrugated paper are banded with the word Hungary. Three have one individual's gold embossed monogram.  The shortest is 3" long. .
A Grouping of Six (6) Advertising Trade Cards Made of and/or Relating to Wall Paper or Window Shades. ..c. 1932
Two of the trade cards are actually made of wall paper, while a second two display wall paper designs. A fifth is constructed of and advertises window shade material. The final is a card with a tinted lens for viewing a solar eclipse (Aug. 31, 1932) advertising wall paper as good for your eyes after the eclipse. largest measures 6" x 3 1/2". one cards with corner chip
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
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: . 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.
A Set of Two Photographs Depicting Christmas Displays of Butcher Stores
The first photograph is a black and white image of a Christmas display of various meat and seafood products. The caption "Jorden & Co. Meat Market, 1894" is on the bottom. The photograph shows the interior of the store with the store counter and walls behind it cover in meat products with a table in the center of the store covered in various seafood products. A "Merry Christmas" banner surrounded by foliage hangs from the ceiling. In the display are several different sizes of whole fish, lobster, rabbit, large birds such as pheasant, turkey or chicken, and large slabs of hanging meat, most like from a cow. The photograph is mounted on board. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" (photograph), 9 1/4" x 7 3/4".

The second photograph depicts a black and white image of a exterior front of a butcher store with various meat products hanging from the windows. Two men in the traditional white apron stand on the sidewalk in front, and a third man can be seen through the doorway wearing dark clothes. The sign above the door says "Bright Bros.". There are various birds (with no heads) hanging on the exterior wall, most appear to be plucked chickens, though there are two larger birds with feathers, mostly likely turkey or pheasants, on display as well. Additionally there are several whole small pigs on the window sill., seated next to a stacked display of canned meat. Also hanging of the walls are large sides of beef. In-between the various meat products are green wreaths and garlands. The photograph is mounted on board. On the back of the board is written: Photo Bright & Wile, Main St., Old Hunter Block, empty lot [as of] 1989. Butcher & grocer later Greenblath Store". Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4".

General wear. Minor scratches. The second photograph is missing the bottom left corner of the matte board.
A Treatis on the Frank Sidalls Soap and Its Methods of Using for Bathing, Shaving, Treatment of Skin Disease and The Frank Siddalls Way of washing ClothersFrank Siddalls Soap.Philadelphia.c1905
10 pp. paper wrap.   Begins with why Sidalls Soap has better effects on the skin, use in burns and scalds,as a disinfectant, for all housework and most importantly the Family Wash.  It begins with a disclaim "Each little direction in the Frank Siddalls Way of Washing Clothes is important or it would not be given. Folded 14" x 11" tipped in two-sided chart with woodcut illustration of a happy famly washing and explicit information on use of the soap with specific information on the reverse for different audiences including Ladies, Men and Physicians. The product could also be used for washing dogs and as a dentrifice.  Larger version of the chart illustration inside back cover. . staining and wear on cover
A. C. McCardell A Pair of Chromolithograph Advertisements for Soda Fountain "Health Promoter Syrup"  - Menu-style. Examiner.Frederick, MD.[1900]
Each advertisement printed on heavy card stock has a chromolithograph illustration on the front and the menu of syrup flavors on the reverse.  Both illustrate a woman wearing a Greek style dresses, and one is holding a branch of grapes while the other is holding flowers in one hand with a bunch of wheat and a scythe in the other. The advertisement on the back sides are the same for both- a list of the variety of health and soda drinks provided by A. C. McCardell. Some examples are: Pear Phosphates for impaired vitality, chocolate for nourishing and refreshment, Moxie for weakened energy, and Sarsaparilla for the blood. Also sold by A. C. McCardell were a whole line of Fruit Syrups and Ice Cream Soda, as well as Mineral Waters from Vichy (for Gentlemen), Deep Rock (for kidney trouble), and Bedford (for "sick headache"). Each item Measures 7" x 5".. A. C. McCardell was a whole sale confectionary company located in Frederick, MD owned by Adrian C. McCardell (1845-1932). He sold a variety of sugary products, though these two items focus on the items he sold that were for "health".
A.D. Haines Two (2) Leaflet Promotional Eye Charts Presented by Rochester NY Optician. .Rochester, NY.[1930]
Two (2) different 8 3/4" x 4 1/4" promotional flyers presented by Dr. A. D. Haines, Eye and Ear Specialist.  Each titled Test Your Eyes! with a different graphic at top to quickly determine the need to seek the care of an eye specialist. One also has a sentence of fine print to determine the need for reading glasses.   This is followed by different witty promotional verses encouraging individuals to have a  their eyes tested free by Dr. Haines. The reverse again with different messaging - one further describes his practice and assurances and the other discusses astigmatism..
A.M. Smith San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs. San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs.San Luis Obispo, CA.[1907]
An promotional booklet for San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs which was operated by A. M. Smith. The booklet contains information about the resort and over twenty-five printed black and white photographs of the resort and surrounding area. The resort claimed that their water had healing properties. The water itself has a "volume of about 200,000 gallons every 24 hours and its temperature 110 degrees Fahrenheit", and that curative properties of the water has helped those who have "suffered for years... thousands, in fact, have been saved from lives of absolute torture, by bathing in and drinking of these wonderful waters." The spa was open year around and claimed that their "prices [were] not extortionate" as it is "a lot cheaper to spend a few weeks at San Luis Ho Sulphur Springs than to be sick half the year." The booklet provides information on the resort itself, the rates, surrounding country, directions on how to get there by train, climate, bath facilities, cuisine, activities provided (like sports) and testimonials of past guests. The first and last page have information on special rates, printed in red, along with an illustrated map of San Luis Obispo. The front cover has a lino cut, two tone print, in black and orange, of the California coast. Hot springs were found in San Luis Obispo in 1886 when prospectors were drilling for oil, but instead found mineral water. It appears as though some sort of resort has existed in the town since then. Currently a there is a resort called Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, which on its website claims that a spa has existed on their property since mineral water was discovered in 1886. Whether the Sycamore Mineral Springs is located on the same spot as San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs is unknown. Newspaper advertisements show the San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs was in business from the late 1890s till the mid 1910s at least. 28 pgs. Illustrated maroon wrappers. Note: While the testimonials in the booklet date from 1903, the booklet states that the resort has been in operation for twenty years. As such, since the springs were discovered in 1886, the booklet dates to circa 1906-1907. Staple binding. OCLC 3 (August 2020). Measures 6 3/4" x 5". .
A.W. Scribner  Our Annual Sketch Book: Souvenir of the Exhibition . Heliotype Printing Company.Boston.1889
The sketchbook combines advertisement and a year end exhibition to show the work of the students from a free evening drawing school. 10 pages with paper wrappers. The inside front and back covers have the names that correspond with the works of art that were being presented, as well as the graduating class. Each page has several, highly decorative and elaborate advertisement works from various local businesses in or around North Adams, Massachusetts. 7 3/4" x 4 3/4"    .
Advertising Fan - Restaurant de la Cascade - Boin de Boulogne. ..
Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses.  The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne.  Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons.  Measures 10" x 8" when one.. Some wear; one blade partially lacking.
All the Wrong Types of Food, A Collection of Recipe Books
A seven (7) piece collection of recipe books relating to weird and unusual food. This strangeness can be do the recipe books almost religious adherence to using an unusual ingredient in every dish or to recipes that are either actually bizarre or just unfamiliar to modern day sensibilities. Below is a short description of each item in the collection.   "Sixty-Five Delicious Dishes Made with Bread : Containing Tested Recipes Compiled for the Fleischmann Co." Publisher: The Fleischmann Company, New York, 1919. Compiled by Marion Harris Neil. This recipe book was intended "to show the various uses of Bread combined with other things which make wholesome, economical and tempting dishes". Sometimes this works, such as the different recipes of stuffing, dessert, or toast and other times, not so much. A few examples of dishes that might not go over so well with a modern-day crowd are: Oysters in a Crust Case, Eggs and Green Peas, and the Prune and Nut Sandwich. Several black and white illustrations of the prepared foods. 30 pgs, plus tear off order form. Blue illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 34 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5". "Good Enough to Eat With A Spoon! Slade's Peanut Butter". D. & L. Slade Company, Boston, MA, 1931. All the recipes "from soup[s] to nuts" in this brochure incorporate peanut butter in them. Some of the more esoteric ones are: Slade's Peanut Butter Tomato Soup, Peanut Butter and Chopped Prunes, Peanut Butter Roast (the peanut butter forms cakes as a meat substitute), and Slade's Peanut Butter Whipped Cream [Salad] Dressing. The brochure is only text, with the exception of the front, which has an illustration of a jar of peanut butter with a spoon on a black background. 8 part folded brochure. OCLC 1 (March 2021, Note: within a collection). Measures 6" x 3 1/2" (folded), 14" x 6" (unfolded). "Delicious Recipes That Hit the Spot! By Liberty". Publisher: Liberty Cherry and Fruit Company, Covington, KY, [1935]. To be fair to this entry in the collection, whether or not one likes maraschino cherries will determine whether some of the recipes are desirable. Some examples of the recipes included are: Cherry Tapioca, Cherry Mallows, Coffee Maraschino, Liberty Ice Cubes, Shady Quaff (an ice tea), and Baked Banana with Marshmallows. The majority of the recipes are accompanied with a small illustrations accented in red. 8 part, folded brochure. Hole punched. OCLC 1 (March 2021). Measures 6 3/4" x 4" (folded), 16" x 6 3/4" (unfolded). "New Recipes of Flavor : OXO Cubes" Published: OXO Ltd. [1935]. A recipe book for OXO cubes, also known as bouillon, broth or stock cubes. Some of the stranger recipes in the booklet are: American Chop Suey, Jellied Consomme, and OXO Bouillon, the latter of which was just the cube dissolved in hot water. Yum. Small black and white illustrations throughout. 16 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (March 2021, NOTE: This item comes up as a variant title of 'Recipes of Flavor', also some versions, like the Canadian one, has 36 pages). Measures 7" x 4 3/4". "The Occident Pantry Pals Invite You to Try Occident Flour Tested Recipes." Publisher: Russell- Miller Milling Co. Minneapolis, MN, 1940. A booklet of over forty-five (45) recipes that use the product 'Occident Flour'. The recipes are broken up into the following categories: Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cakes & Icings, Cookies, Pastries, and Desserts. While the majority of the recipes in this booklet seem like new versions of traditional ones, there are a few weird ones such as; Jelly Roll, Bohemian Kolaches, Refrigerator Rolls, and Cottage Pudding. Colorful illustrations throughout, either of the food or of the three food fairies named Speedie, Tastie, or Eazie.  46 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Printed on back cover: D6B-500M-8-40. OCLC 2 (March 2021). Measures 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" "Make it Right with Lard". Published: National Live Stock and Meat Board, Chicago, IL, 1941. A short baking booklet filled with a variety of recipes utilizing lard. "If it calls for fat, use lard". Their standard pie and cake recipes are just fine, but some of their other ones are a bit out there, such as: Bran Biscuits, Currant Turns, Economy Croquettes, and Potato Doughnuts. Printed black and white photographs of the finished baked products, text is accented with orange. 10 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple bindings. OCLC 4 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5". "New Recipes for Good Eating". Published The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, 1949. A recipe booklet specifically designed to utilize the P&G product, Crisco. It is divided up into seven chapters: Short Cuts to Good Cooking, Frying, Pastry, Cakes, Cookies, Breads-Biscuits-Muffins, and Combination Dishes.  While most of the recipes within the booklet aren't all that strange (though Creamed Ham is up there), it is absolute adherence to the use of Crisco that is strange to our modern day sensibilities. Accompanied by both color and black and white photographs of the finished dishes. 112 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 35 (March 2021). Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/4". To view the collection, please click on the following link:
An embossed die-cut menu in the shape of a book for a Banquet in honor of Frederick W. Geissenhainer, philanthropic citizen and attorney. Sea Cliff, L. I., NY 1901.
The banquet was held under the auspices of the Tax Payer’s Association. The first page of the menu is an image from a photograph of Geissenhainer. The second page is a tribute acknowledging Geissenhainer’s philanthropy, civic interests, broadmindedness…welfare and prosperity of the community in which he dwells…” The next page is a menu and the final page is Toasts by other citizens of Sea Cliff. All held in place with a silk string tie. Measures 7” x 5 ¼”. .
Armour's Star   Armour's Star Frankfurters Links of Goodness - Mechanical Hot Dog Bun. ..1905
The front panel features a drawn colored illustration of men, women, and an automobile waiting in line for Armour's Star Frankfurters. The inside panels features a colored illustration of a pop-up roll revealing a frankfurter inside a bun. Below the pop-up are a few paragraphs promoting the hot dog. The rest of the inside panels are dedicated to six recipes that utilize Star Frankfurters in them. The recipes listed are: Star Frankfurters and Potato Salad, Star Frankfurter Rolls, Cooking Star Frankfurters, Star Frankfurters and Baked Potatoes, Casserole of Star Frankfurters and Potatoes, and Roasted Star Frankfurters. Next to the recipe is another colored illustration depicting a plate of frankfurters and an unopened a package. On the back cover the numbers 120722 are printed along with "patent pending." Measures 5" x 3" (folded), 11 1/2" x 3" (unfolded).
Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit  Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922
A two-fold advertising pamphlet promoting the all silk stocking guaranteed not to run.  The cover illustration depicts a woman in party attire with floor legs hatching from an egg.  Annotates a list of complaints received including It will not run It outwears 7 or more feet It fits about the anckle It's High-Point heel narrows the ankle It is not cloudy or streaked... Also includes care instructions should they require repair (??) ..  The back page further  promotes the product. Measures 4 1/4" x 3 3/8"..
Birmingham Musical Festival Committee Birmingham Musical Festival Broadside, A Charity Fundraiser. B. Hunt and Sons.Birmingham, England.September 1849
A broadside for the  Birmingham Musical Festival, more often called the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, which was the longest-running classical music festival. It was founded in 1787, it is several day musical festival, that ran in September every three years. The money raised by the festival originally went towards the construction of a General Hospital and after its completion, towards it's upkeep. The festival last took place in 1912. This broadside advertises the dates of the 1849 festival, September 4-7, the ticket prices, opening of doors, general directions, dress ball information, entrances, and carriage information. J. F. Ledsam, chairman. Measures 14" x 9".
Boston Theatrical Guide. Theatrical Guide Pub Co Publishers.Boston.c. 1905
A small booklet that gives an overview of the various theaters in Boston. 24 pages, paper wrappers with stapled binding. Some of the theaters included are the Boston Theatre, Castle Square Theatre, Percy Williams' Orpheum, and many more. Each theater gets a diagram with the layout of the seats and stage, included are the prices for each section. Interspersed are advertisements for all types of local business, including Crosby's Restaurant, which sponsored the creation of the booklet. 7 3/4" x 5 1/2".   .
Bruce Patrick Jones Leyendecker: The Look, A Tribute to Joseph Christian Leyendecker. ..2010
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a German-American illustrator who was considered to be one of the foremost American illustrators of the early 20th century, best known for his poster, book, and advertising illustrations. This paper doll set by Bruce Patrick Jones is done in the style of Leyendecker as a tribute to him. It contains two cut out dolls. A Leyendecker was most known for his advertisements for men's fashions, there is only one outfit for the female doll and four outfits for the male doll. One is a football jersey, the second is a business suit while holding an old fashion telephone, third is a jacket and cane, while the fourth and last look is a tux which also features a woman dancing with him in a red dress. Comes in an envelope with a clear window. Envelope Size: 12" x 9" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 4 folded pages (booklet stapled) .
C.W. Griffiths & Co.  C.W. Griffiths & Co Notice of Business Expansion and Advertising broadside. .Boston, Massachusetts .1859
A small format broadside. C.W. Griffiths & Co. is announcing the growth of their business having leased a space that will allow them to expand their manufacturing. The larger area will allow them to not only continue with the goods they already make, but it also means that they will be enabled to manufacture a much larger variety. Some of the goods they have are ladies' dress caps, crape collars, inserting and half mourning sets, capes, and other such apparel. Also a stock of Pattern Bonnets The goods are listed using various font size and style. Reverse is blank.  Measures 11" x 8 1/4". .
Camp Carolina  Camp Carolina For Boys Brochure and Envelope . Queen City PTG. Co..Brevard, N.C..1935
40pp.  Embossed cover illustration of boy golfer. Includes original mailing envelope with image of stereotypical Native American. The Camp Carolina brochure provides details about the general life and activities that can be expected for boys to experience. There is a description of the grounds, the surrounding scenery, and the general organizational structure of the camp's groups. The campers are divided into four groups by age range, and are able to participate in a multitude of activities, from horseback to riflery, golf, swimming and many more to engage the interest of the boys. All aspects of camping life are discussed including Sunday and Religious Services with a note indicating Catholic boys may attend mass in a nearby town if their parents desire, as only Sunday School and dusk vesper services were available at the camp. There are images from photographs showing views of the camps, as well as the boys going about the camp. Most of the pages also have a illustration of a Native American doing various activities.  Measures 12 1/4" x 9".      .
Charles B. Dickinson Business Card - Keep Smiling Card promotes Chiropractor. .Columbus Ohio.1916
A 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" lightly coated business card  that reads "KEEP SMILING" in bold type face.  Surprisingly it is not for a dentist but a for a Doctor of Chiropractic  A chart on the reverse displays how subluxated spine effects each vertebra and the different organ or part of your body impacted. "Chiropractic Adjustments Will Remove the Cause of Disease". .
Chicago Garment Rack Co.  Chicago Garment Rack Co Catalog Number Eighteen . .Chicago.c. 1925
Advertising "Many New Merchandising Ideas" in this booklet, the catalogue offers anything a clothing store might possibly need in order to display their items. 83 pages, stapled in paper wrapper. From bargain tables to automatic adjustable dress forms to garment racks, this little catalogue offers it all, including small, decorative palm trees for the store. Included with the items are illustrated representations, some are of just the products, others include garment and possible use of displays. There are also brief descriptions of the items along with prices, as well as any available options for the product, if offered. The booklet has anything that would be required to create a clothing store, except for the clothes. Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
Circulars and Sample of Oriental Glove Powder - An easier way to put on your well fitting gloves
An array of promotional materials related to Oriental Glove Powder.  A product claiming to improve the fit of one's gloves.  "By sprinkling a little of the Oriental Glove Powder in them, at least one size smaller gloves than ever before worn will go on easily and fit to perfection".  For both women and men.  Includes an illustrated circular for the powder that also promotes Golden Star Boot Powder. An agents contract with terms of sale, a cover letter to a potential agent from J. B. Fuller, proprietor, an envelop printed in gold ink and an unused small sample of Oriental Glove Powder 1 1/2" x 2 3/4".
Color Japonesque Advertising Broadside - Heron & Toads Holiday Goods . A. Stowell & Co..Boston.[1870s]
A 10 1/2" x 9 1/2" rice paper broadside  with an illustration of toads among the bamboo reeds as a heron flies overhead.  It is captioned Holiday Goods  and titled "Some of Our Inducements for the Holidays".   Followed by a list of various novelty, fancy goods and jewelry.  Printed in red, green and black. .
Commercial And Industrial Association Montgomery, Alabama: A Guide to its History, Landmarks, Industry, and Culture. Brown Printing Company.Montgomery, Alabama.c1900
36 pp, staple booklet. This short book details the history, people  and culture of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. The book starts off briefly describing the city's location, population, health, water supply and climate. Next it continues onto several landmarks of the city, such as the local schools, Carnegie Library and local hospital, providing a brief description and photograph of each. The book continues on to describe the agricultural and industry found in Montgomery, claiming that Montgomery "is the center or one of the richest agricultural sections of the United States and offers the greatest inducements, not only to the planter of cotton, corn, hay, rice, sugar cane, etc., but also to the general farmer, the truck gardener, the fruit grower and stock raiser..." and that "any factory employing for raw material, cotton, cotton, seed, coal , iron, clay, hard woods, pine, leather, hides, vegetables, or fruits, will do will to locate in Montgomery." The latter half of the booklet is full of advertisements from local businesses such as the 'Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company', 'Winter, Loeb & Co. Wholesale Grocers', 'Alabama Cotton Oil Company', and 'Union Trust and Savings Company'. The book contains over twenty images (not including those used in advertisements) of Montgomery, AL. Measures 9" x 4"..
Committe on Regatta First Union Regatta Public Invitation Handbill. .Haverhill MA.1886
The First Union Regatta, under the Pentucket Yacht Club is open to all and has a free entries fee. Taking place on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts, the race starts at Taylor's Wharf and has multiple classes. The regatta includes all Yachts that are under and over 19 feet, to be started at different times. Printed on one-side. 9" x 5 3/4" .
Cupid's Bower Hand-colored Advertisement. ..
An 8" x 10 3/4" advertisement for "Cupid's Bower". Official title - Cupid' s bower, or The poetical garden of love: a collection of original valentines calculated to convey the sentiments of the heart in language neat, chaste, and expressive.  It features a courting couple at center seated on a bench as he applies a floral wreath on her head.  This is surrounded by four (4) vignettes of courtship - with Cupid playing a hand in each scene.  Hand colored..
D. A. Cleaveland, M. D. Atlantic Side Sanitarium, 'Glencroe' West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.[1900]
Single fold pamphlet advertising a newly built sanitarium called Glencroe, in the small town of West Tisbury located on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The proprietor, Dr. D. A. Cleaveland, of the sanitarium starts by praising the weather, which apparently in winter is only "five degrees colder than Old Point Comfort, VA", and then continues on to state the numerous diseases which are not a problem for the islands residents. "Diphtheria is unknown in this part of the island. Malignant Scarlatina, typhoid fever, cholera infantum, or any inflammatory intestinal disease, together with phthisis, are rarely met with..." Cleaveland spends some time describing the "modern conveniences" of Glencroe, before addressing the types of patients he wishes to receive, "with the present accommodations he can only care for a certain class of cases, viz., some forms of neurasthenia, insomnia, diseases characterized by deficient nerve force, malaria, surgical convalescents, and those convalescing from acute non-contagious disease; but for the present he is unable to accommodate cases of insanity, epilepsy, or any other malady that would shock the sensibilities of the most delicate and refined invalid." Single fold. Measures 7" x 4 1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 7" (unfolded). .
Describing Circular Embroidering & Ornamenting Machine for Rug Patterns. E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns.Boston, MA.1881
An advertising booklet for E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns which starts out by promoting the employment options involved to all persons, men, women and children, in the field of rug making. Men can become official agents of the company selling patterns and supposedly can earn enough that they can hire children to help sell the patterns. By doing this the children are reportedly able to make up to two dollars every day after school. Women on the other hand, after purchasing the patterns, can make and sell the rugs themselves. The patterns are meant to imitate the Turkish Rugs, that were becoming exceedingly popular, but rather expensive. The booklet provides a brief description of how to make the rugs using their patterns, as well as supplies you will need to make the rugs. The tools needed to do so, a rug hook and yarn, are also sold by the company. The booklet then describes the 132 rug patterns they sell. Each pattern has a description of the design of the rug itself, size of the rug made, and cost of the pattern. One of the company's main selling points for their patterns was that the patterns were printed on cloth not paper, like other patterns of the time. Additionally patterns for slippers or ottomans. Concludes with testimonials from people who have sold the rugs, as well as information on the Bronze Metal the company won at the 1878 American Institute Fair of New York and the Diploma given to them by the 1878 Mechanics Fair Boston. There are several black and white images throughout, including two rug designs: one a standard oriental design, and the second of large lion. The front cover has a black and white images of a women in a white dress sitting and embroidering a rug which has been stretched out on a wooden frame and is leaning against a table. This image is enclosed in a decorative border which looks like a wooden frame held together with slim nails. The back cover has a black and white engraving of a women in black dress sitting and embroidering a rug that has been set within a standing wooden frame. binding. OCLC 0 (July 2020). Measures 5" x 3 3/4". E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns was founded by Edward Sands Frost. He was original a tin peddler who started his company in Biddeford, ME, in 1868 by creating zinc stencils to transfer rug designs to burlap. He sold his company in 1876 due to ill health to James A. Strout, who kept the business running until the early 1900s when interest in the designs waned. Afterward the Newbury Yarn Company continued to sell Frost's designs well into the 1930s. 24 unnumbered pgs. Illustrated covers.

Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel. Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute. L. Barta & Co. Printer. Boston. .
Double-Side Book Promotion for The Child's History of the United States by Charles Morris and Beautiful Stories about Children by Charles Dickens. International Publishing Co.Philadelphia.1901
A double sided advertising sheet for the International Publishing Company located in Philadelphia. The front side advertises for a book entitled "The Child's History of the United States" by Charles Morris. This poster showcases five of the illustrations that would be found in the book (Ponce De Loen: Hunting for the Fountain of Youth in Florida, Capture of Major Andre, the Surrender at Yorktown, Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and Osceola Drives His Hunting Knife Through the Treaty: Seminole Ware of 1832), and claims that it is a "complete story of American History from the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492, down to the year 1901, written in simple, story-telling style as delightful as any instructive to both children and parents." The backside of the poster advertises for the book "Beautiful Stories about Children" by Charles Dickens, which was first published in 1898. These series of stories were originally by Charles Dickens, but in this book, they are retold by his granddaughter (among others) and others. As the poster advertises, the book is superbly illustrated with “nearly 100 new color plates, half-tones and pen sketches made especially by famous artists for these stories, [and] this book contains the most charming portrayals of child-character from the immortal works of the great author.” The poster features five of these new illustrations: The Death of Poor Jo: The Street Sweeper, Florence and Little Paul, The Toy Maker and His Blind Daughter, The Little Runaway Couple, and Little Neil and her Grandfather Meet Mrs. Jarley. Measures 18" x12" . Toned and soiled due to age. Crease marks along original folds, with some small tears at edge. Tear along the original folds at the top, as well as the top right. Reinforced with archival tape.
Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World.  Nineteenth Edition
48 pp. catalogue.  Illustrated  Concludes with index.  A full system of woolen underwear made suitable for summer wear.  Includes clothing for men, women and children. Men's items a and includes such items as the men's normal sanatory combination suit, chest protectors, smoking jackets and camel's hair velour slippers.  Women's items include Sanatory undervests, normal sanatory drawers,  woolen knitted negligee corset and woolen hosiery.  Children's wear includes infants bandages, Gertrude Suit, sleeping combination suits and  knitted knee warmer.  Also include medical devices such as abdominal and girder belts.  Many other products, all include sizing and pricing information and a narrative description.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Dr. V. M. Pierce Dream Book, Bridal Superstitions. World's Dispensary Medical Association.Buffalo, NY.[1920]
A short booklet by Dr. V. M. Pierce, that in addition to advertisements for his various patent medicines, also has information on dream interoperation and bridal superstitions. Occurring to the booklet, in dreams different objects meant different things, and even the same object in different contexts could mean various things. For example, "A Bear - To dream that you have seen a bear means you have a rich, cruel, and audacious enemy. If it is running, happiness for you.", "Blood - If you see blood, it's a good sign. You will fall heir to riches. To lose blood signifies sorrow and disappointment.", and "Hills - To dream of climbing and traveling over hills signifies good." The bridal superstitions listed are both to tell if someone will be married soon, and how to ensure a blessed marriage. For example, a white pigeon near a house means that someone within will be married within a year, also, when leaving the church after the wedding ceremony, one must be sure to step out with the right foot first, or risk bad luck. The majority of the book is actually taken up by testimonials of different woman who were cured using Dr. Pierce's products. Some of the titles of these testimonials are: "Nerves in Bad Condition, Could Not Sleep, Back Ached - Took Favorite Prescription" "Was Confined to Bed Four Weeks - Now Does Housework Easily", and "Stomach Too Weak to Digest Food, Medical Discovery Gave Relief". At the back of the booklet are two tear out pages, one is a blank form for the reader to fill out so that they might get a free medical consultations, and the other is to order the book "The People's Common Sense Medical Advise, Complete Edition." The front cover features an image of two women consulting an old man with a book on symbolism in dreams. 32 pgs. Staple binding. OCLC 8 (Jan 2020) Measures 5 1/2" x 4".
Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
A two-sided 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated advertising circular for the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 527 Walnut Street, Opposite the St. James Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Woodcut depicts physician examining patients eye with the use of a lens.  Captioned "By this means of examination, the vessels of the interior of the eye, or any disease, or change is distinctly seen.  Enabling the skilled Surgeon to discover and cure diseases that were formerly considered incurable. Promotes Dr. W. H. Kimberlin and the treatment of catarrh. The reverse promotes Dr. E. Y. Munsell, Specialist and Surgeon and his work with spinal curvature and diseases of women.  Concludes with a schedules of the doctors monthly to yearly visits to surrounding areas.   Measures 9 1/2" z 6 1/2".  Edge weara. .
Dr. W. Handy A Valuable Simple Recipe, for the Relief of Salt Rheum, and other Skin Diseases. .Providence, RI.[1870]
A recipe homeopathic medicine that would supposed provide relief for 'salt rheum and other skin diseases". Salt Rheum was the popular term for any cutaneous (skin) eruptions, like eczema. The recipe involved the use of molasses, water, and various roots such as yellow dock, Spanish sarsaparilla and Prince Pine, that would simmer over heat for two days until a syrup would form. then iodide of potassium was added. This medicine was to be taken oral every day, with the exception of the Sabbath, when one should take a cool bath instead. This recipe and others could be obtained at Dr. W. Handy's in Providence, RI. The recipe itself is printed on a small flyer and is surrounded by a decorative print border. Single-sided. Measures 6 3/4" x 3".
E.L. Koller. Modern Styles-Decorative Ornament, series 40, International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1930
75, 65 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images, 2 color fold-outs of color shading and inscription design. Contains two sections; Modern Styles and Spacing and Decorative Ornament. Includes illustrated and printed examples of the topics discussed. OCLC: 5 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5" . slight wear on cover edges, water stain on bottom right page at beginning of book-does not impact ability to read
Eben H. Norris and Buckton Nendick Denison's Make Up Guide: For Amateur & Professional. T.S. Denison & Company.Chicago, IL.1923
Part stage make-up tutorial, part catalogue, this guide attempts to cover as many possible characters and necessities that could be wanted to put on a performance.  64 pages, the first 24 are dedicated to the make-up design for possible characters, for example from a basic "Old Man Type" to "The Indian" or "The Chinaman". Each design comes with suggested make-up material, which all can be conveniently found in the remaining pages. The material are divided into sections, like grease paint and wigs. There are illustrations throughout, mainly in the materials part, with visual representations of the wigs, beards, and props. There are also advertisements for plays that can be purchased separately through the publisher. Measures 7" x 4 3/4"..
Engraved Illustrated Business Card Brewster & Co. Carriage Makers. .New York .[1875]
A 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" engraved illustrated business card for Brewster & Co. (of Broome St.) Carriage Builders. Fifth Avenue & 14th St. and Broadway & 47th St. New York.  The finally detailed engraving depicts five gentlemen and a woman, lap blankets in place trotting along in a fine carriage pulled by four horses.  Reverse is blank..
Eraus Brodie Circular for The  Miraculous Cure for Corns. Rhoads & Harris, Wholesale Druggists.Philadelphia.[1900]
In small printed across the top of the page "magna est veritas et praevalebit" followed by The  Miraculous Cure for Corns.  A narrative from the inventor follows on how the cure was invented and how a corn can negatively impact one's life.   Followed by Directions for Use and Memoranda including - This Plaster must not be carried in the pocket or kept in any warm place... Made in London, distributed in Philadelphia.  Reverse is blank. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/4". .
Erskine Reed The Children's Missionary Subscribers Appeal . Executive Committee of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church.Nashville, TN.August 1896
A single-fold pamphlet announceing a subscription contest for the publication. The contest was for children and aimed at finding new subscribers for the periodical, and was most likely an insert in the August 1896 issue of The Children's Missionary. The single fold insert contains a printed copy of a letter written by Erskine Reed, the Treasure of the Foreign Missions Office at the Presbyterian Church, which entreats children to sign up new subscribers and offers "three prizes to those getting the largest list by Dec. 20 1896, mentions of which you will see in the Sept. issue." The front of the insert features a black and white engraving of a young girl holding flowers set within a circle with a decorative border and the caption "The Regions Beyond". There is an additional larger border with a large growing of lilies. Single fold, double sided. OCLC 5 (May 2020). Measures 6 3/4" x 4" (folded).. Published monthly between 1894 and 1906, the Children's Missionary contained Presbyterian missionary stories from around the word.
Evelina Reaveley The Tall Pines, A Summer Camp for Girls. Tall Pines Camp.Bennington, NH.[1924]
The majority of the booklet is comprised of approximately forty (40) printed black and white images from photographs of young girls of varying ages engaged in a variety of activities all over the camp's grounds. Nearly every photograph comes with a caption, sometimes a brief few words, and other times several sentences describing the corresponding picture. At the center of the booklet is a large fold out page full of photographs of the campers. The camp itself was located next to Lake George and comprised of a junior play house, recreation house, wooden bungalows for sleeping, dinning room, and kitchen. There were a large variety of activities for the girls to do, such as: arts and crafts, folk dancing and pageantry, boating and canoeing, gardening, nature study, community work, hikes and climbs, horseback riding, camp cooking, canning and 'roughing it', which was when the girls would go camping with no tent (unless there was rain) and sleep under the stars. There was also a variety of sports available to partake in such as: tennis, volley ball, basket ball, baseball, swimming and diving. Campers were required to wear a uniform, "Dark blue bloomers (plaited very full). Middy, white or unbleached. White hat. Red tie. Tan or black shoes and stockings. Sweater, red, blue or white preferred." The camp stressed a well balanced diet, and had dietitians who lived at the camp who were in charge of all meals. Cakes and sweets were not allowed to be sent to campers by their parents. The cost of the camp for the summer was $300 with horseback riding, or $275 without, with some extra charges for special day trips or arts & crafts. A small section in the brochure is dedicated to the Tall Pines Club, a separate camp located nearby for girls over 18 years of age, and there are instructions on how to send away for more information on this club. Also included is a list of current head counselors and staff, several pages of references, with addresses, of families who had sent their daughters to the camp in years prior, and a page of excerpts from parents' letters praising the camp. Lastly there is a tear away application for the camp at the end of the booklet. 45 pg. (including 2 fold out pages), with printed white wrappers. Staple binding. Printed by: F. S. & A. H. McKenzie. OCLC 2 (June 2020). Measures 8 1/4" x 6" (booklet), 32" x 5 3/4" (fold out page).. The Tall Pines Camp for girls was run by the siblings Evelina, John, and Catherine Reaveley, in Bennington, NH. Tall Pines Camp was for girls ages 7 to 18, with a Tall Pine Club for girls over 18, and campers were meant to stay the entire summer, from June 29th to August 31.
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.
A 12 1/2" x 8 1/4" printed cardboard form to be used to improve the appearance of a dress on a hanger.  No. 100 Model M.  It is an Ajustrite Dress form "The weight is on the tape. String tie at top that attaches to a hanger allows for proper placement of the form.  The belt from the dress is used to create a streamline waist.  Illustration and narrative instructions at base.   Reverse is blank..
F. J. Strittmatter F. J. Strittmatter's & Wife, An Advertising Booklet for A Series of Apiary Houses --Honey Harvesting. F. J. Strittmatter Co. Inc. .Bradley Junction, PA.[1915]
A advertising booklet for a family run bee farm in Bradley Junction, PA. What is unique about this item, is the fact that Frank Strittmatter (1880-1969) acknowledged his wife, Matilda M. Sharbaugh Strittmatter (1881-1930), as his business partner within this booklet. This was unusual for the times, because while numerous wives have no don't helped in their husband's business ventures, their contribution was normally not mention in any advertising. Strittmatter's wife, however was an equal partner in the business, which is made clear from the start. On the front cover of the booklet, rather than a title, simply has a photograph of the husband and wife team and the caption, "F. J. Strittmatter & Wife with a swarm of bees on bare arm, Originators of the Present Business". Additionally, throughout the booklet, Strittmatter makes clear that this business is a venture between him and his wife: "this is our home 'House Apiary' with our garage in the basement... our four children, all of whom have been given honey almost everyday of their lives... we are loves of flowers... we also raise nearly all kinds of garden plants for sale in season... we deliver large quantities out every season... we now have several apiaries... remember we are specialists in the business."  The booklet provides a history of their bee farm, their expansions over the years, and the medicinal benefits of honey. It contains seven (7) printed black and white photographs (including the one on the cover) of the farm and their family. There are also two (2)black and white illustrations, one of the 'honey-extractor' machine,  and the other of their logo. In addition to honey, the family farm also was a plant nursery. The company itself was started in 1902, and the husband and wife team worked together up until Matilda's death in 1930. Afterward the business was renamed at one point to Strittmatter Honey and Plant Company, and there are advertisements for company in newspapers through the early 1940s. In is unclear exactly when the company went out of business, however by October 1947 there are notices of sale of the business property. 12 pg., including printed covers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (August 2020). Measures 6" x 3 1/2". . Francis "Frank" Joseph Strittmatter was born on October 3 1880 to Demetrius Augustine Strittmatter (1833-1916) and Margaret Zern (1837-1923) in Cambria Co., PA. He had nine siblings: Cornelius Andrew Strittmatter (1863-1883), Sylvester Strittmatter (1865-1883), Alexander Strittmatter (1867-1939), Philomena T. Strittmatter Scanlan (1869-1948), Simon Strittmatter (1870-1956), Thomas Strittmatter (1872-1872), Boniface Strittmatter (1873-1961), Lucy F. Strittmatter Tomlinson (1875-1931), and Mary M. Strittmatter (1877-1895). He married Matilda "Tillie" M. Sharbaugh (1881-1930) on May 23, 1905 in Carroltown, PA, and had eight children: Gilbert Strittmatter (1909-?), Mary Margaret Strittmatter-Devincent (1910-1987), Xavier F. Strittmatter (1913-1986), Charles A. Strittmatter (1914-1988), Genevieve Strittmatter (1916-?), Walter Irvin Strittmatter (1917-2000), Rita Strittmatter Godet (1919-?) and Basil Strittmatter (1920-2015). Together Frank and his wife Matilda ran a bee farm in Bradley Junction, PA. After her death in 1930, due to tuberculosis, he continued the business by himself for many years. On August 18, 1962 he married again, a women by the name of Matilda Amelia Hecker-Murphy (1879-?). Newspapers at the time state that it was his third marriage, though no record of a third wife, besides this article,  has been found. He died on January 16, 1969 in Lakemore, OH.
George H. Crouch Illustrated Broadside - The Star Spring Bed! featuring Jonathan and Job. Republic Leg-Power Print.Geneseo, ILL.[1880s]
A 12" x 8 1/2" illustrated broadside demonstrating how a spring bed will give you a better nights sleep.  An image of Jonathan sleeping peacefully on a spring bed and a vignette of Job, who can't sleep because his bed is sagging. Promoted as the best  Spring Bed in the Market -An Elastic Bed - Cheapness, Durability, Elasticity and Beauty.  Reverse is blank..
Georges Apchain Georges Apchain Musical Instruments Catalogue . Frederick W. Binzen & Company.New York.9771
The catalogue offers not only the sale of instruments, but the accessories and necessities in order to care for a variety of types. There is brief instructions for care of woodwind instruments. Following is a wide variety of woodwinds, from different types of Cabart oboes, to piccolos, to English horns. Short narrative descriptions with the various styles are offered, along with their price. Then there are accessories for almost all instrument types, from mouthpieces, to violin cases, to music stands, and tuning forks. There are illustrations of some of the products throughout to give a visual idea of the items being sold. 9 1/4" x 6".   .
Ginn Basic Readers Cut Outs/Paper Dolls - Teaching Aid . Ginn Basic Readers.Boston.1950s
The five dolls consist of three children, Tom, Betty, and Susan, along with two animals Flip, the dog, and Pony, the horse. The included instruction sheet gives suggestions as to how the paper dolls might be used in a classroom to ready children for and begin reading. Along with the Ginn Basic Readers books of course. Some possible skills that can be learned using the characters matching them to chalkboard outlines, practice eye-hand coordination, developing language growth and listening ability. The characters also pair up with characters in several of their beginner reading books is but a fun coincidence and coincidentally be used as physical representations of stories and exercises. The original envelope is also included. Dolls vary, largest measures 10" and the smallest 6".   .
Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
Claims the product is the wonder of the age for imparting Brilliant Transparency to the Skin. Miss Edna L. Smythe, South Bend, Indiana, Manufacturer and Proprietor. Reverse includes testimonials. Measures 10" x 6 1/2". .
H. A. & G.M. Church Ephemera Relating to H. A. & G.M. Church - Manufacturers of gold Chains, Bars, Hooks, Swivels, Split Rings &c.. .New York.1878
A group of ephemera including a manuscript letter with corresponding advertising cover to a colleague regarding the  designs of chains and "drops".  An engraved business card for Church's gold chains.   Finally, includes are two (2) style of tags (six total) o affix to the chains warranting every link hard soldered.  Letter sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/8". .
Hal J. Ross Amusement Co. Walkathon Contest Announcement and Coupons - Battle of Champions European Type On Fall (Danceathon) . Hal J. Ross Amusement Co. .California .1935
The Ross Walkathons were some of the most popular events held during the age of dance marathons and it has come to Bell, California. The advertisement features four tickets that allow for entry, along with one paid admission fee. Promising a new entertaining features that can only be seen, not described, people are encouraged to come and see the spectacle, their treat. Featured are also signed images of photographs of the Long Beach champions, the top three couples also have the number of hours they lasted are listed as well. Measures 12" x  8 3/4".   .
Handbill - Mexican Fiber Pocket Brush - A must have for every Traveler
A 6" x 8" hand bill depicting a full sized 4 1/4" pocket brush and hat brush; the pocket brush with softer bristles and the hat brush a bit firmer. Printed on pink paper, appears to be for the trade. Promotional information and prices by the dozen.   Reverse is blank.  T. F. Hovey & Co., Boston Ma.  Intact separation; small area of missing surface litho.
Illustrated Letterhead with specifications for "turned stuff" for hoops with handles. The Princess Hoop Manufacturing Co..Bound Brook, NJ.1882
The letterhead has two vignettes printed in red of children with hoops with handles identified as The Normandy and The Princess. It is for the Princess Hoop Manufacturing Co, office of J. L. M. DuFour and I. R. Edgar.  The letter is written to Messrs H. B. Smith & Son of West Chesterfield Ma. Mr. DeFour is requesting samples of  "runed stuff" numbered from 1 to 12 including prices by product and specifications for dimensions on each model and desired quantities.  Also includes illustrated postally used cover.. A letter with both graphic appeal and interesting content requesting samples for a wood turner to create a variety of hoop handles.
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds..
India Refining Co.  India Refining Co. Recipe Advertising Cards . .Philadelphia, 1915
No-Stickee is a product created by the India Refining Company, which specialized in vegetable butters. The three separate recipe cards are to advertise the No-Stickee product to use with candy, promising to not only make candy stable and cut easily, but to also prevent it from sticking to teeth. Each recipe card has a different candy that includes use of the product. One is pink, one white, one blue, and the print is on one side. Each measures 5 3/4" x 5 1/2". . India Refining Co. produced a "Science in Confectionary" booklet which included recipes that were altered for the use of their product. The three recipe cards seem to be taken from or inspired by the booklet.
J. H. Nason Promotional Materials Relating to Lake Superior System of Missions. Lake Superior System of Missions.Superior, WI
Four promotional fundraising items providing information on the mission. The first item is a printed on letterhead from Nason, describing his mission and specifically requesting help for the upcoming 1900-1901 winter campaign to the logging camps, as well as some of the services provided there, such as "Free reading room, cheap lunches served, low priced lodgings, gospel meetings, distribution of bibles, papers and tracts".  Done in purple ink. Single sided page. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Also includes a folded pamphlet  "Glances -- Retrospective and Prospective, Lumbermen's Mission, West Superior Department, The Eight Year, 1899-1900". A yearly summary with accomplishments and future goals. Of note in the summary is that the missionary is now focusing on women and children in the area, stating that "our work at first was chiefly among men. Now women and children, less in number in this new country than men, but more awfully wronged, are receiving our earnest attention." The mission also had to suspend work in Ashland, WI, calling it a "heavy drain upon our resources", but promises to refocus that money elsewhere. The pamphlet ends with a short note about Nason's daughter, Cora A. Nason, who returned briefly home to rest after working as a missionary in Armenia and Greece. 8 pg. folded pamphlet (one page is blank). Measures 6"x 3" (folded), 12" x 6" (unfolded). Next is  a folded pamphlet entitled "Excerpts From The Letters of Our Workers in Logging Camps and Frontier Settlements, No. 2". As stated in the title this pamphlet is letter from Rev. J. E. Chase, an itinerant Pastor for the mission, who works in Washburn County, WI. The letter describes the level of difficultly traveling the area, the small towns he travels to, and the people he meets along the way. Chase describes the people he comes across mostly as poor folk, who without a pastor there to guide them have fallen into despair, and in some cases, sin. The pamphlet ends with a short note from Rev. Nason with an appeal for money, so that the mission might be able to send itinerant pastors out to the area on a regular basis. 10 pg. folded pamphlet. Measures 6" x 3" (folded), 15" x 6" (unfolded). The final  item is double sided newsletter from the King's Daughters and Sons' Mission located in West Superior, WI, which was a part of the Lake Superior System of Missions, but one that focused exclusively on the children in the area. The letter is also addressed to children, specifically other children in Sunday School, and tells them a little about the men who work in the Lake Superior area as lumber jacks, boatmen, miners, and common laborers. These descriptions paint a rather rosy picture both about the work and the men, which is odd as the letter then takes a rather sharp turn and states that the children of these laborers mostly "come from destitute families. The fathers are drunkards and the mothers, sad neglected women. We want to throw all the good influences we can around theses children and therefore, we teach them about God..." The letter ends with a short description of the services provided in order to save these children and an appeal for money from other Sunday school children. Double sided, single page. Measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/4". The last item is the envelope these items were originally sent in. The envelope is addressed to Edwin C. Chandler of Etna, NH.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".. Lake Superior System of Missions was founded in 1892 by Rev. John H. Nason (1841-1908), a Congregationalist minister,  in order to serve the lumber men and frontier families living and working in the area around Lake Superior. After his death in 1908, the work was carried on by his successor Rev. Harry F. Milford.
K. P. Sawyers (Illustrator). Greenwich Village (FL)- Atlantic Shores From the Dixie to the Sea. c1920s
A three-fold promotional brochure with a painters palette, brushes and paints on the cover with a development in the background.   The brochure starts with"beggining just 700 feet from the ocean adjoining Hollywood on the south and blending into the beautiful Lake and Boulevard Sections of Atlantic Shores, is Greenwich Village".  Also describes the Waterfront lots,  Florida's unique community, the history of the development presented as an "Evolution Tour".  The reverse is a stylized plat, followed by a promotional narrative.  Greenwich Village Lots were priced as low as $1995 and Waterfront Sites aas little as $2,995.  No date c1920s-30s based on automobiles in the imagery.  Measures 19" x 14 3/4".  1 1/2" separation at base on two folds..
Kinney's Shoe Store  Bowling: Summary of Rules and Regulations Kinney's Shoe Store Advertising Booklet. ..1942
The booklet, as promised, gives an overview to the rules and regulations of bowling for the 1941-42 season. 13 pp. wrappers with stapled binding. Some of the topics discussed are "Pinfall - Legal and Illegal" "Scoring the Game" Foul - Definition Of" and other general rules, as well as some advice for the newer bowler. Each topic has a description which varies in length, along with some small, generally humorous illustrations. There is also a section on the greatest bowling match in history, which is Jimmy Blouin vs Jimmy Smith. The back cover advertises "the famous 'Jimmy Blouin' bowling shoe" with an illustration and guide to the various features of the shoe that make it so great. Measures 6" x 3 1/2". . Published by Permission of American Bowling Congress
Kirmess - Souvenir Publication - Under the Auspices and for the benefit Pasadena Children's Training Society
32 pp. (unnumbered).  Illustrated wraps. A two-evening performance with an extensive list of acts and performances to benefit the Pasadena Children's Training Society.  As presented by F. M. Agostini and P. L. Lynwood.  Heralding women on front cover heralding the festivities. The Program Synopsis includes 20 different activities including Night in Japan, Italian Romance, The Garland and Wood Nymphs of Ancient Rome, The Spanish Dancers, The Bohemians or Gypsies, La Carmencita, The National Dances of Marsovia, Grand Voting, Grand Closing March, Kirmess Supper and much more.  It also includes the names of all patrons and performers.   All of the content of the program is sandwiched in advertisements for area business and hotels such as Pacific Coast Motor Car Co., Hotel Green, San Gabriel Valley Bank, The Raymond, Blake, Moffitt & Towne Paper and many many more. Quite informative of the region's commerce of the day.  Measures 9" x 12".
Leaflet - Massey's Patent Revolving Boot & Shoe Heal Protectors. Massey Revolving Shoe Heel Co..New York .1880s
An 8" x 5" two-sided leaflet describing the merits of this heel protector.  It boasts: It will save from 25 to 50 percent in boot & shoe bills.  It will, in a great degree, prevent slipping on ice.  It will support the ankle and keep the foot erect.  It gives a neat finish to the shoe, and maintains it. etc. Includes pricing starting at 50 cents a pair. The reverse provides instructions for adjusting the protectors with detail on removing the entire heel, worn layers, etc. and how to rotate the heel.  Illustration depicts installed product and internal view. .
Learoyd Brothers & Co Advertising Show card for Learoyd Brothers & Co. Huddersfield England, with woven silk inset of Trafalgar Mills.Huddersfield, England.
A 14 3/8" x 11 3/4 easel back heavy stock show card with  diecut and woven silk inset of the companies factory in Huddersfield, England, known as Trafalgar Mills.   The fine silk weaving measures 3" x 6" and is referred to in the advertisement as "A Woven Masterpiece".  Learoyd Brothers & Co., is renowned the world over as Makers of the World's finest worsted cloths all 100% pure virgin wool.. Trafalgar Mills in Huddersfield were built in 1896.  The building was designed by the founder of the firm, Mr A E Learoyd, and its basic layout was so modern in concept that, apart from the introduction of new types of machinery, no changes were necessary to maintain its reputation as one of the best planned mills in the industry. This sound planning, combined with the use of the best machinery available and the high standards of the workers employed, enabled the company to establish itself as a manufacturer of some of the finest worsteds in the world.
M. Kucera Catalogue of The Glove Industrie of Prague - International Exhibition.Philadelphia.1876
Illustrated coated stock covers with 20 unnumbered pages -- each promoting a different Austrian glove maker present in the Austrian Department at the Centennial Exhibition.  Contents printed in black and white on pulp paper. Measures 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". . Light cover wear, separation.
Marjah, the Mystic Personal Message to You, The Art of Physic Phenomena . ..[1920]
A tri-fold brochure about the "art of physic phenomena", or more specifically crystal gazing. The front cover features a 'floating head' of the Marjah with the text, "It is his purpose to first induce you mentally to realize some things and then to realize upon your mental realizations." Stamped across the front cover in dark blue ink is the word "Marjah". The  brochure describes what crystal gazing is. Claiming that "telling futures by means of the Magic Crystal is far more difficult than by other methods, so much depends on the Seer, owing to difference of individual temperament." It continues on to give instructions on how to perform a reading, such as the "purer the intent on and motive of the seer, the more lucid will be the visions accorded." As well as stating that no more than two more people, other than the seer, should be at any gazing, and that they should sit an arm's length away from one another. A vision within the crystal takes patience to see and that depending on were it appears within the crystal (foreground, mid distance, or background) it relates to whether or not it vision is about the past, present or future. After these instructions, there a list of symbols one might see, and their meaning. For example, an ear means news and information, but if it is ugly or distorted it could mean a scandal or abuse. Black bread means famine, but if the bread has yellow spots on it as well, it means plague. Lastly, on the back, the "Creed of the Crystal Science League" is printed: "We believe: That if we think, talk, and express Health, Happiness and Success we shall attract them to ourselves. If we develop our minds properly there is nothing we cannot accomplish.... If we give forth light for others, we shall illumine our own path. To this end we united our minds in united thought forces." There is some references throughout the brochure of consulting with the Marjah, but the only information given on how is "All letters containing questions to Marjah must be mailed to your local Theatre. They will be forwarded to Marjah by your local Theatre." Measures 7" x 4" (folded).. In researching Marjah, found an advertisement for an upcoming performance in The Times Herald, Port Huron, MI, Nov. 1920.
Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
Seven (7) 4" x 2 3/4"  embossed advertising trade cards promoting Clarks ONT thread. One for each line of the Monday's Child verse depicting an illustration of a young girl relevant to the verse.  It also includes Clark's response to the verse e.g. Thursday's Child is Sour & Sad - Tho' Thursday's child be sour and sad Clark's ONT will make her glad. the reverse promotes the product..
N.L Willet  Beaufort County, South Carolina: The Shrines, Early History, and Topography . Phoenix Printing Company.Augusta, GA.1929
This short book provides a brief, but thorough, history of Beaufort County. 32 pp, printed wrappers. It not only offers a history of the county, but also landmarks and sites that can be experienced when visiting there. Included are pictures to as a visual aid and to add interests. The book is presented in chapters that are further broken down into subheadings which addresses specific areas. As an example, Chapter VII discusses Slavery in the early Carolina colony days with sections on slavery, the poor whites, not homogeneous, the Sea Island and Coast Negro andThe Gullah Negro of Old The informational materials provided in this book is mean to not only educate, but generate interest  and tourist activity for the county. Measures 9" x 6"..
Nathaniel Waterman Waterman's Kitchen Furnishing Billhead with engravings of products. Waterman's Kitchen Furnishing Rooms.Boston.1851
A 6" x 6 /12"  illustrated billhead with engraved images of Waterman's products across the top. Products included a shower bath, coffee filter, refrigerator, broiler, lantern and lamp tea-kettle.  Caption promotes the Cornhill and Brattle locations and the availability of catalogues containing cuts and description o f products and a list of all articles required in a perfect Kitchen Outfit, for either the City, Suburban, or Sea-side residence.  Reverse blank. bottom margin trimmed..
Our Next President - Select your Favorite Mechanical Trade Card - Garfield or Hancock. A. Thompson..1880
A two-part mechanical trade card held together with a grommet. The die-cut top layer is captioned "Our Next President" at top and "If not your choice, turn the bottom card around".  When the instructions are followed one sees either an image of Garfield or Hancock.  Compliments of F. W. Brewster & Co., Dealers in Fine Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Mills Block. Pittsfield, Mass.  Reverse is blank. Measures 4" x 4 3/4". .
Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
Patrick Joseph Carmody Fruit Growing in Victoria . Advertising and Intelligence Bureau, Lands Department .Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.1909
An advertising booklet meant to attract farmers into establishing fruit farms in the Victoria, Australia. The main portion of the booklet is written by Patrick Joseph Carmody who was the Chief Inspector of Orchards for the Department of Agriculture in Melbourne. He asserts that "Victoria, compared with all other countries stands unrivaled for the last few years in the expansion of the industry of fruit production." The rest of the booklet discusses the suitability of Victoria for fruit growing, how to dispose of the produce, state assistance offered to growers, the approximate cost to set up, the variety of fruit one can plant (Jonathan Apple, Cleopatra apple, Winter Nelis pear, etc.), pruning, and future development in the industry. Additionally, there is a smaller section dedicated to the 'Lands Administration in Victoria', where it provides information and advise on how to get land by various means, such as auriferous (rental) lands, lands by auction, and swamp/reclaimed lands, as well as the different types of land sites (business, garden, or residential). It also provides information on the various licenses one might need, such as grazing and bee farm licenses. Lastly there is a small section on the agricultural laborer's allotments as well as their home allotments. Approximately fifteen (15) printed black and white photographs. Advertisements on the inside covers. 16 pg. Pictorial wrappers. Staple Binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".