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 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: .
 Benefit of the Manufactures' and Village Library!  Miss Helen F. Brigham, Of Boston Presents "Deestrict Skewl" . .Great Falls, NH.1890
An 11 1/2" x 6" playbill announcing a performance of "Deestrict Skewl" lead by Miss Helen F. Brigham to benefit the Manufacturers' and Village Library in Somersworth, NH.  A popular play of the day created by Brigham who produced the 'skewl' consisting of twenty scholars who must "prove themselves"  Cast of pupils usually comprised of known locals and include such Q & As as "What are the races of men? - A Civilized, half-civilized and savage ... Letter folds and light wear. . Helen F. Brigham b. 27 Dec, 1844; attended the famous Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, where fitted for Mt. Holyoke Sem., which she attended in 1865; taught school chiefly in Boston, and retired after 35 years; res. in Cambridge, Mass., with a summer home  at Brant Rock, Mass. Has been a loyal supporter of the B. F. A., and the History of the Brigham Family,
 Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning
 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".  .
 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"..
 The Partridge Family - A Paper Doll Book. Columbia Pictures Industries, Artcraft..1971
Authorized Edition. 6pp. Cover image of the popular television singing family as segments on an LP record with a die-cut opening to the first page depicting their  touring bus.  Seven punch out dolls first and last pages. 4 pages of punch-out costumes with that special 1970s entertainment flair.  Striped and plaid bell bottoms and ruffled skirts and blouses. Note both editions have the same costume designs.. The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
 The Partridge Family - A Paper Doll Book. Columbia Pictures Industries, Artcraft..1972
Authorized Edition. 6pp. Cover image of the popular television singing family with a die-cut opening to the first page depicting their  touring bus.  Six punch out dolls first and last pages. The back cover has a large punch-out of a seated David Cassidy. 4 pages of punch-out costumes with that special 1970s entertainment flair.  Striped and plaid bell bottoms and ruffled skirts and blouses. Note both editions have the same costume designs.. The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
 The Rumba, as Taught by Arthur Murray , Flip Book. Bromo-Seltzer..1940s
A flip book produced by the Bromo-Seltzer Company in conjunction with Arthur Murray, the American Dance instructor, in order to teach the dance know as the Rumba. Each page as a photograph and corresponding instructions, so that when you flip through the book, you can see the dance. Two sets of dances; starting from the front of the book and turned over and started from the back. The back cover has an advertisement for that states "You feel like dancing when you Relieve Headaches with Bromo-Seltzer, Keep a Bottle Handy!" The entire book is done in a blue ink, and is bound by a single staple. Measures 2 1/2" x 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".
A collection of 8  Hand colored Engravings with Risque or Somewhat Off Color Proportedly from the Collection of Jonathan King
Eight different 4to. hand colored prints proportedly from the collection of Jonathan King. The subject matter is mostly risque or offcolor for the day and includes a man dressed as a woman while embracing another man, a woman lifting her skirt to a man"holding her yarn, a woman with outstretched bosom showing her legs while chatting with a soldier, a couple caught wooing on the battlefield, , a woman lifting a man's watch while he sleeps and more..
A collection of approximately 40 Satirical Caractures from Les Hommes 'aujourd and other publications. 1880s . ..
The grouping includes images of feminists, journalists, philosophers, doctors, actors and more including • Roselia Rousseil • Deaubray Juliette • Lamber • Madame M. - L. Ganeur • Clemence Royer • Arthur Mery • Victor Meunier • Tony Revillon • Pantheon-Meyer • Emile Littre • Earnest D' Hevilly Smaller images measure approximate 10” x 8”.  Mounted on pages. . André Gill , co-founder of the magazine, Émile Cohl , Coll-Toc , Manuel Luque , FA Cazals , Frédéric Régamey , Demare; episodic collaboration Robida , Lucien and Camille Pissarro , Maximilien Luce , Toulouse-Lautrec , Signac , Seurat , Steinlein , Raffaelli , Grevin . The woodcuts were executed among others by Charles Decaux.
A Glimpse at Popular Culture as seen by The Ladies Who Lunch - Over 950 Bridge Tallies and Place Cards . ..1920s-1940s
A 30 plus year collection of die-cut bridge tallies and place cards shedding light on popular culture and social norms of those with leisure time to enjoy such activities as playing bridge or attending luncheons.  Predominantly in strong Art Deco influenced colors. The cards in the collection are unique within the collection meaning there is only one of each type, with the exception of a few boxed set with duplicate cards.  Approximately two-thirds of the collection is bridge tally related. The cards are predominantly from the 1920s-1940s. Manufacturers The predominant manufacturers are Ameri-Card, American Bridge League, American Colortype Co., Buzza, Chas S. Clark Co., Gibson, Hallmark, P. F. Volland, Rust Craft, The Henderson Line, miscellaneous others and of course some without makers.  the other companies include Susie Q, ,Amst. Ptg. & Litho Co, Amsterdam NY, Norcross, The Martin-Senour Co., The Meetemall System by the Rose Company, Fran Van Vyncki (self published), The AmeTDC - Amery, WI, marked  Germany, CCC, Yorkraft , U. S. Playing Card Co. 2  Unique - The Line, made by Masters, Congress Designer Series, Dennison, Buzza Cardoza, Gordon Fraser, UK, V. J. Originals, Dayton OH, Stretchum, Pat. Appl. For. , "9 Tallies, 3 Score Pads", The American Tobacco Co., Inc. New York. Whitman Publishing Co., Playemall System Rose Co 1938, The House of Colgate, The Gibson Art Co., Printed in France , Craftacres by the Buzza Co. 1924, Raphael Tuck, Made in Japan, W.W., Dutton, Bavaria, Hautecoeur, Paris and Whitney Made.   The collection also includes hand made cards and boxed sets, as referenced above.   Place Cards - 234 Avant Garde dinner party Bathing Beauties Box Set - Dennison Butterflies & Birds Card Suits Caricatures with Captions Children Children - Hand Colored and Cut-out Ethnic Cultural - Asian Ethnic Cultural - Chinese Ethnic Cultural - Dutch Ethnic Cultural -Misc. Fans Fantasy: Flower People Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas Femme Fatale with Feathers Flowers Hand colored Pith Paper Chinese Characters Handmade Watercolor: Miscellaneous Hats & Baskets with Flowers Holiday - Misc. Holiday - St. Patricks Lithe Women with Dogs Night on the Town Patriotic Raphael Tuck Sports - Football Victorian Imagery Wedding - Misc. Whimsy Woman with Flowers Women with Parasols and Hats Worldly Women Score Pads - 55 Advertising - Seventeen Buzza Novelties Score Pads - Score Pads - Gibson Score Pads - Miscellaneous Score Pads - P. F. Volland Co. Sets - Boxed - 133 (tallies or cards in sets) 4 Table Tally Tale-Teller with Fortune Teller Boxed set - 50 unused Tally Cards Boxed Set - Pirate Tallie Boxed Set - The  Butterfly Bridge Ensemble Boxed St - Working on a Movie Tally-Hula Travel Bridge Every-Player-Your -Partner System Adds "PEP" Fascination and Enjoyment to Progressive Bridge - 3 Table Set Twelve Different Volland Colonial Girl Place Cards - Place Cards with Charm... and Dignity Sets - No Box - 68 (tallies or cards in sets) Set - Golfers Sets - From Nature Sets - Women Sets - Women with Hats Tallies - 478 Advertising - Campbell's Soup Kids Advertising - Lucky Strike Cigarettes Advertising - Miscellaneous Products Advertising Angelus-Campfire Marshmallows - Stretchums Animals - Dogs Animals - Miscellaneous, Birds & Butterflies Baby Showers Card Shape Children Coquettes Couples Ethnicity and Culture Flowers Harlequins Holiday - Halloween Holiday - St. Patrick's Day Holiday Miscellaneous Kewpies Men Nature & Landscapes Objects Oh Those Gibson Girls Old Fashion Gals Patriotic Silhouettes Sophisticated/ Worldly Women Tallies with Applied Elements from Nature Wedding Women with Hats Women's Work Items of Note Among the tallies and place cards are a few groups of particular note including: An array of advertising bridge tallies for Campbell's Soup Kids, Angelus Campfire Marshmallows, White Castle Drive-in Coca-Cola and of note a collection with the collection of 74 Lucky Strike cigarette bridge. All tallies were designed to have one or more Lucky Strike cigarettes inserted through the slots to complete the scene. 34 die-cut celebrity tallies with large photographic images of the individual with caricature bodies. Each individual is identified on the reverse. Directions for assembly at base on front.  30 die-cut caricatures including card players, ethnicity and culture, women's work and occupations. Bridge Score Pads by Buzza Novelties - A stylized Asian women on the cover of the pad with four (4) removable "hair pins" at the top which are actually the tallies. The second is a boxed score pad with a die-cut woman holding a bird Boxed Set - Tally-Hula - Applied litho cover tourist trying to remove the Hula dancers skirt. Within the box is a 15 1/2" hula dancer.  The string ties of the tallies enhanced the "grass" of her skirt. The tallies when removed from the skirt align to create a silhouette image of hula dancers frolicking on the beach.  Minimal wear. Boxed Set - 4 Table Tally Tale-Taller Future Teller  by Craftacres by Buzza - An 11" high die-cut 3-D fortune Teller, who can actually hold a tally (fortune included) Includes instructions and sixteen tallies with fortunes on the front and tally cards on reverse.   Place Cards - Femme Fatale with Feathers - Hand colored and decorated with applied glitter and  feathers.  One scantily clad women holds a giant champagne glass with two types of feather overhead, another is bathing in a glass of champagne. The other two more reserved and elegant.  Tallest 7". Place Cards - Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas - Each unique artwork is 3 1/2" and depict different women all dressed in pink and blue using a pink, mostly rose variations as umbrellas. All on light pink bases.  Designed to stand on base.  One base lacking.   Found in box dated 1912 with "12 Pink Ball of Girl Place Cards". Categories and Social Characteristics or Similar Identifiers The collection includes the following categories and social characteristics To view a database with collection specifics click HERE To view Images click: .
A group of 11 fine chromolithograph Motto Cards each with a cross as the central theme. ..c1880
Eleven (11) 4 1/4" x 2"  chromolithograph motto card sprinted on heavy stock.  The central theme of each card is a cross adorned with various ribbons and flora.  Each with a religious in nature motto.  Reverse of cards is blank. .
American Hair Fashions Inserts - New Looks Defined by American Hairdresser Magazine. .American Hairdresser.1946-1948
Four (4) different 3-fold inserts from the American Hairdresser, each featuring four trending styles.  The two from 1946 are sepia tinted and promote updos, primarily at the top of the head with smooth lines ending in waves and modified Victory rolls.  No captions. The 1947-48 are black and white images,each with a caption, such as neo-classic and angled part with styles coming off the top of the head.  Reverse is blank.  Each measures 10 3/4" x 32". .
Cora Massie Stephens  Flyer for the  Tabernacle of Witness, An Engraving. W. E. Stephens.St. Louis, MO.1895
A flyer for the sale of "The Tabernacle of Witness", an engraving done by Cora Massie Stephens (1856-1943). The engraving was being sold by William Edward Stephens (1850-1918), Cora's husband and owner of W. E. Stephens & Co. (eventually renamed Stephens Lithographing and Engraving Company). The flyer is divided into two sections. The first section has a black and white print of the engraving, along with the text "Every Sunday School, and Every Pastor, Superintendent and Christian Worker should have a copy." This flyer was attempting to sell a larger and more colorful version of the engraving then was sold previously. The version for sale was 32" x 47" and has been "lithographed in ten colors and three bronzes, on heavy lithograph paper". The second section of this flyer included testimonials from a several past customers praising the quality and composition of the engraving. At the bases of the flyer, in red, is the text "Special Discount of 25 per cent. [sic] to Delegates to the Eighth International Convention". It is unknown what convention the flyer is referring to. With the flyer is two envelopes, the first one originally held the flyer and is emblazoned with the word "Important!". The second envelope is slightly smaller than the first and was meant as a return envelope and has the company's address on it. Measures 12" x 9" (flyer), 6 1/2" x 3 3/4 (envelope).
E. Mack A.B.C. No. 2 Bella Waltz  Sheet Music. Lee & Walker.Philadelphia.1865
5 pp including covers. Cover illustration depicts engraving of by Lauderbach, of a young child learning from and ABC book.  It is the No. 2 song from Recreations for Young Pianists. Twenty-six Progressive Pieces.  The individual selections adorn the border of the illustration.  Caption at base reads Respectfully dedicated to Miss Bella Lee by E. Mack.  Measures 13" x 10 1/4".  Light toning/foxing on margins. .
Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s
A 6" x 5" french-fold greeting card with applied die-cut of cherries on the front cover. Captioned "Cheery" Get Well Wishes" with printed cross-stich cherry orchard.  The inside depicts additional cherry trees and a wish As bright as a bowl of Cherries for a prompt recovery.  The back page, somewhat surprisingly has a recipe for eAsy Cherry Tarts.  Marked 1140.  No publisher. Unused..
Juke Box Paper Dolls. Saalfield No. 2586.Akron OH.1948
A 14" x 11" uncut paper doll book with scene of soda shop with juke box  on the front and back covers.  Four (4) punch out dolls (2 each cover). Six (6) costume pages -- with all of the typical 1940s iconography - the jock football costume, the kitchen frock complete with apron, hats with most dresses and of course the prom dress..
Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s..
Maude Adams in L'Aiglon; A Pictorial Souvenir published with the authorization of Mr. Charles Frohman with Cabinet Card of Adams. Russell.New York.1900
Unnumbered. Paper wraps. Pictorial souvenir of Maude Adams in L'Aiglon.  Cover illustration by Ernest Haskell. Accompanied by a cabinet card of Adams as L'Aiglon. 12" x 9 1/4" 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cabinet card). Edge wear on cover.
Menu for Dinner Honoring Academic Painters Edouard Detaille De Neuville  and T. G. Vibert at the Cercle De La Presse, March 7, 1882
A 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" menu card for a dinner honoring the two academic artists.  De Neuville was considered the "semi-official" artist of the French Army.  Fine illustrations of the two honorees.    Fare includes Potage, hors-d'oeuves, Releve, Entrees, Rot, Salade, Legumes, Entremets, Dessert, Vins, Cafe et Liquers.   Printed by Motteroz.   Reverse is blank..
Menus and Invitations for the Societe Archeologique, Historique & Artistique le Vieux Papier our l'etude de la vie & Des Moeurs d'autrefois (Archaeological Society, Historical and Artistic Old Paper for the Study of Life & Habits) 1910-
Includes three (3) invitations from to attend the annual dinner of the French Old Paper Society for 1910, 1911 and an unknown year and four (4) menus for 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1926. Fine printing and imagery. The society celebrated its 100th dinner on April 28, 1914.   A predecessor to The Ephemera Society (UK) and the Ephemera Society of America.  One year's menu featured humanity towards animals..
Orthochromes by Majeska, (Yna). New Yorkc1930s
8 prints showing women in various poses, most with an erotic element, by the lesbian artist and illustrator whose work is reminiscent of Beardsley, housed in original decorated wrpps. folder. Large 4to. Wrpps., sl. bent at edges. (Privately published by Vera Sundelson) .
Poster - The International Magazine - Tales from Foreign Tongues. Union Quoin Co..Chicago.1897
A 27 3/8" x  10 3/4"  literary poster mounted on linen. Titled The International Magazine.  A 15" image depicts a dragon head with a serpent's tale.  It is captioned "Tales from Foreign Tongues" Base reads 10 cents a copy. $1 a year.  FOR SALE HERE..
Raphael Thomson, Lith. . La Fille De madam Angot, Quadrille by Charles Coote. .  Boosey & Co. .London.c1870
11 pp sheet music with illustrated cover depicting revelers at the Carnival. Music within. The back cover lists new dance music available through Boosey & Co.. Measures 14" x 10 1/4. . Minor edge wear and toning. Cabinet card covers are detached.
Robert and Thomas Dunker Horseshit, the Offensive Review: A Collection of Four Magazines. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1965-1969
The collection consists of four magazines entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review", Numbers 1-4, that were published over the course of several years. It was an independent magazine published by two ex-military brothers, Robert and Thomas Dunker. One the inside cover of the first magazine, the brothers state their reasoning for starting this magazine. They "decided that there was a real need for a magazine that would combine strong, fearless, humorous drawings with witty, intelligent, outspoken writing..." and continue on to state that in order to put out the magazine "they have to be unmarried so they can do what they want without asking permission, they have to have a passionate belief in their own ideas and they also have to be skeptical bout their own ideas, they have to be nuts." A large portion of the content, either written or drawn is surreal, sexual explicit or political in nature. The magazines features short stories, articles, poems, and illustrations that are meant to provoke a response from the reader as they often tread the line between humor and offensiveness. For example there is an illustration of a mural of a cop getting pissed on by a little boy, several short verses like "Working is like making love to an ugly woman, not so bad after starting, but ugh, what a chore to start," and an article called "The Angled Banana." This article first tells the reader that the artists who drew the sexual illustrations found in the Karma Sutra were imprisoned for it, and their cell's walls were full of more illustrations which the have re-created for you. The description of these positions then humorous describe them, such as "If it should happen that the woman has not been able to bathe, as when her lover approaches her at an unexpected time; or if she has been eating garlic or onions, then the position known as 'aclospin' or the 'head cold' is used." The accompanying illustration depicts a couple 'in congress' with the woman holding his nose closed. Each magazine is around 50 pages long and has black and white illustrations, though the covers are sometimes in color. The majority of the artwork was done by Robert, and the writing by Thomas. Staple binding. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".
Robert and Thomas Dunker These are the Heels and Whoreshoes. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1967
Written by Thomas and illustrated by Robert, a pair of ex-military brothers, this 56 page booklet is full of humorous shoe puns and political jokes. One joke in the book depicts a pair of leather dress shoes surrounded by several pairs of cowboy boots with the caption "That's all you see in Washington (DC) these days." Another joke shows a male's dressing shoe with a cracked rubber sole on top of a woman's high heel shoe with the caption "My God, Cynthia. The rubber broke!". Yet another depicts a police man's boot facing a pair of skates with the caption "Young Lady, aren't you pretty young to be driving?" Some of the jokes are meant to be offensive as well, such as one joke depicting an older man's shoe and a younger girl's shoe with the caption "Little Girl, would you like some candy?" The drawings in this booklet are done in a cartoon style of black and white line drawings, and it is unclear if it was meant to be colored in or not by the reader. This book was intended to be a renewal gift for a magazine entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review" that was also written and illustrated by the Dunkers. The last few pages of the booklet feature advertisements for the magazine as well as a tear out subscription form. Yellow wrappers. Measures 7" x 5".
S.J. Stone, M.A. The First Problem: The Soliloquy of A Rationalistic Chicken.  1873
Single-fold circular.  Quote on title page reads "Most suitable for wide circulation wherever ir-rationalism is prevalent.  One of our Bishops says it si 'both wise and witty'".--Our Own Fireside.  Reprinted from thirty-fifth thousand of English Edition.  Inside illustration of hatching chicks and the words to The First Problem: The back page promotes other Dutton publications including Some Elements of Religion, Vaughn on the Liturgy, Rock of Ages and more. Note publishedby E. P. Dutton & Co., Church Publisher. Measures8 1/4" x 6 1/4".  Letterfolds.
Shakespeare. Mr. Cooper and Miss Cooper in Much Ado About Nothing.  E.G. House.National Theatre, New York City.1838
A 12 1/4" x  6 " broadside or playbill promoting a comedy starring the Coopers concluding with a farce titled Advice Gratis! Wednesday Evening, September 12, 1838.  Also includes information on future events, pricing information on single appearance to seasonal tickets.   . The National Theatre had a larger fire in 1839 and was demolished in 1841.. Edge wear and surface soiling.
Souvenir Ticket -  The Scales of Des Grands Magasins du Louvre - c1900
A 1 1/4" x 3 7/8" heavy card stock souvenir ticket from Balances des Grands Magasins du Louvre, Paris. The front depicts a cherub holding up a banner reading "Souvenir Des Grands Magasins du Louvre".  The background is an ornately contrived fantasyland filled with toys. Ch Van Der Daele sc. The reverse has a grid of weights.  The card was apparently inserted into the scale before weighing resulting in the scale embossing your weight in the card.   Light surface soiling.. Just what I want as a souvenir from my trip to Paris- a card that tells me how much I weigh...
Tallyit - Fun with Numbers - Image of Magician standing on Cards tossing "Tally Totals" in the Air.
A 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" litho on pressed board box with a smilar number of  discs. The cover illustration implies math can be magical.  The box sides boast -age 8 to 80 play TALLYIT - an educational game.  The cards have images of the discs on the front and multiplication problems on the reverse.  The discs represent the product of the problems. The instructions are lacking but the objective seems that one cards are drawn and the opponent needs to solve the problem.  A total of 52 cards although not equal numbers by color.  Approximately 60 discs.   . Edge wear on box.  Area of missing surface litho on box apron.   The Maxim Game Co. produced only 3 games; all educational in nature.
They Are Coming: The Ideal Entertainers. ..1904
An advertising pamphlet for an entertainment group in the early 1900s know as "The Ideal Entertainers". It was actually a comprised of over 14 groups of the same name that traveled all over the country. This particular brochure is from February 1904, from a show at Evans Hall, in West Swanzey, NH. The show had several acts including "Impersonations and Monologues", "Life- Motion Pictures", "Richly Illustrated Songs" and "Magic and Comic Pictures" to name a few. While the interior pages of this brochure are in black and white, the covers are printed in tri-colors (black, red & white). The interior pages have several B&W photographs, in including two full pages of two of the head actors in the group, James Emerson and Alvah Green. There is a crease down the center of the cover page, along with some light toning on the back cover near the spine and an intact tear..
W. S. Haven & Co. Priners, Stationers, Binders, & Blank Book Manufacturers, Pittsburgh. c1865 - with Presidential Votes. ..
A 2 3/8" x 4" business or trade card for a printer printed in red and black. It promotes the printer and provides the Electoral Vote counts by state for the Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan.  The reverse depicts the popular vote. .