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 2 Die-cut Hat Cataloguse - Ladies and Children's Hats  H. O'Neill & Co., New York . E. Wells Sachett & Ranson.New York.c1880s
A pair of souvenir catalogues especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats.  The first is an 8 1/2" x 3" die-cut book in the shape of child with an illustration of a girl on the front cover and a boy on the back.  The cover is lightly embossed Fall and Winter.  The department store also features a full line of clothing accessories and household products not included in this catalog.  Each page has an illustration of an individual wearing a trimmed hat and a second unadorned hat. Each with a model number. c1880s. Printed by E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, NY. The second is 7 1/8" x 4 1/2"  with a die-cut circle at base with embossed images of different little girls on the front and back covers.  This catalog is in the same format but limited to hats for adult women.  The center pages list the various departments and includes such things as imported costumes, dolmans, wraps &c.   Printed by Sackett, Wilhelms  Betzig, NY..
 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 Chandler's Paper Dolls, or the Latest Paris Fashions. Brown Taggard & Chase.Boston.
A 6" x 4 1/2" single-sided advertisement captioned "hurrah for the Little Folks!" Chandler's Paper Dolls, of the Latest Paris Fashions.  The is followed by the list of seven paper dolls produced in 1857. Published by Brown, Taggard & Chase, Nos. 25 & 29 Cornhill, Boston. And for Sale by Booksellers generally.  Reverse is blank. .
 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...".
 Catalogue Miss Sayward's School, Thirty-first Year. Innes & Sons.Overbrook, PA.1923-1924
38 pp. embossed wrap. String tie binding.   Images from photographs throughout of the exteriors and interiors of the school and groups of girls engaging in the different classroom and extracurricular activities. Staff comprised of all female instructors.  Located five miles from Philadelphia, on the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.    Provides information on each of the buildings, requirements of entrance, courses of study,  special requirements for boarding pupils and more. Images of the basket ball team, domestic science room, West Wind and South Wind dance, the Senior Play, the May Queen and more.  Also includes inserts of commencement programme, the announcement of a new instructor and a recital program. Includes original presentation envelope and outer envelope..
 Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
This collection centers around Clara Wallower's time at Wellesley. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence addressed to Clara, starting in 1896 when she was attending Dana Hall. In total there are over forty (40) letters. The early letters are mostly from her friends or family in Pennsylvania. Two of these early letters express concern over how much Clara is fretting over her school work. As these letters were written in, or around the time of Clara's grandmothers death in 1896 it is likely that they were worried about how Clara's grief was affecting her. Two letters are from the same friend, Rowena Millar, who writes, in great detail, about a disagreement the two had. Some of the letters are addressed to "Taddie", an apparent nickname for Clara. One such letter is from March 1900, sent by her father. He was visiting Joplin, checking on the progress of his various business ventures there while staying at the hotel he owned, the Keystone Hotel. In the letter he discusses a banquet he will be attending that will benefit the Joplin branch of the YMCA. Additionally, he also sent and discusses a newspaper clipping that announced Rockefeller's gift of $100,000 to Wellesley. In 1897, Clara and her parents took a trip to Europe. After she returned home, one of her fellow traveling partners, Mary, who had continued on with her European tour, wrote to Clara of her experiences. The letter consists of Mary's time in Germany in August/September of 1897. She was present when the King of Siam, King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as Rama V, visited Germany on his grand European tour. She saw him two times, first while visiting the Charlottenburg Palace and the tomb of Queen Louise of Prussia, where he was touring there with Prince Albert. Apparently both their carriages left at the same time, and Mary's carriage was able to drive side-by-side with the King’s for several minutes. According to Mary, the King smiled and bowed to them. The second time Mary saw him was during a parade held in his honor in Berlin. She describes the parade as "thirty to forty thousand troops, all finely dressed, marched by and the Kaiser and Kaiserin on horseback." Mary concludes the letter discussing various gifts she purchased, such as a seal fur coat, and how she developed the film she had taken on the trip. Clara received three letters from an Olive Wells, who was also on a world tour at the time. The first letter in July 1897 describes her trip to China. Olive was not impressed at all by China, and was horrified by several of the things she saw there. She describes how Chinese woman would have their feet bound and are therefore unable to walk without the help of a maid. She describes how disturbed she was to see dead rats for sale on the streets and how she was called 'foreign devil'. She appears to have gotten along better on a small island she stopped on, during her passage from Hong Kong to Sydney, Australia. Her second letter is from October 1897 when she has already reached Italy. She talks briefly about her time in Italy and the cities she plans to visit, before discussing the classes she would like to take back at Wellesley and where she might stay when she returns. Her last letter is from January 1898, when she has returned to her home in Brooklyn, NY. In this letter, she is responding to some relationship drama between one of their common friends, Carrie, and her ex-fiance Don. Don had written Clara (letter is included in collection) asking her to talk with Carrie and report back to him. Clara, unsure of what to do, had turned to Olive for advice. Most of the remaining correspondences are either invites between Clara and other Wellesley girls, inviting each other to lunch, or courtship correspondence. For instance in 1897 she received two letters from a suitor, W. M. Murdock, who requests the pleasure of her presence at a Yale vs Harvard game. There is another letter from an Edward Moore, begging Clara's forgiveness for missing their date due to illness. There are a dozen or so other courtship invites that don't mention Clara by name, but appear to either be invites for groups of people to dances at an unnamed country club or hotel in Pennsylvania.                               In addition to the correspondence, there are also various items of memorabilia relating to Clara's time at Wellesley. First is Clara's formal acceptance letter to Wellesley, as well as her academic transcript that she would have needed to present to the school's Secretary upon her arrival. There are two programs from Wellesley Tree Day, dated 1897 and 1899. There is a program from 1896's Float Day. On the back inside cover of this program is a list of who she went with, which includes Olive and Mary. The last couple of programs in this collection are from the Glee and Mandolin Club Concert for the years 1897 and 1899. The collection also includes various invites either to or from Clara to a variety of clubs or activities at Wellesley. The first of which is the Agora of Wellesley, which is a political society that would meet to debate the various important worldly issues. There are two invites, the first of which is from 1897 to discuss the 'Cuban question', and the second is from 1900 to discuss the 'Transvaal question'. The second society Clara appears to have been a member of is the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society, whose goals are to further the study of arts in a scholarly fashion. The invite 'requests the pleasure of your company at The Barn'. It is dated April 23rd, with no year, but as it also mentions the day of the week (Monday), it is most likely form 1900. The next few items also lack a year, however it has been deduced by the day of the week. The first is invitation is from the "Faculty of Stone Hall" from 1899. The second is an invitation from the class of 1899 to meet the class of 1898 from June 1898. The last two are replies from two girls in 1899, who are accepting the invitation of the class of 1902. One of these replies comes with an envelope address to Clara, so it would appear as though she played some role in hosting this event. The last two items of the collection are a bit of outliers. The first is an original song composed by 'Elizabeth' in 1900. The relationship between Clara and Elizabeth is unknown. The last item dates to 1936. It is a typed copy of an address given by Albertine Reichle (Class of 1939) in memory of "Norumbega's founder." As Norumbega is a building on the campus, it appears that it was meant to honor Alice Freeman Palmer, the president of Wellesley college when it was built. The guest of honor was then Wellesley President Ellen Fitz Pendleton, who would die later that year. Taken as a whole  this collection of over 55 items provides a great window into the life of a Wellesley girl at the turn of the 19th century. To view this collection, please click on the following link: Clara Wallower was born on April 16, 1880 to Elias Zollinger Wallower and Maria Dorothy Hoover Wallower in Harrisburg, PA. Her father was a prominent business man who owned the Harrisburg Star Independent newspaper and was also member of a group of Harrisburg investors who were financing mining operations in the mineral district of southwestern Missouri. He took great personal interest in the growth of Joplin, Missouri, investing much of his own personal wealth in the city, and even eventually building the Keystone Hotel in downtown Joplin. Due to her father's financial success, Clara grew up in wealth and privilege. She attended the Dana Hall School, which is an independent boarding and day school for girls located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school served as Wellesley College's unofficial preparatory program, and indeed Clara was admitted into the freshman class of 1898-1899 at Wellesley. She would eventually graduate in 1902 and settle back down in Harrisburg, PA and marry Horace Montgomery Witman. Horace was a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Yale Divinity School. He worked with his father and brother in a wholesale grocery business in Harrisburg. Together, Horace and Clara would have three children, Harriet Hoover Witman, William Witman II, and Barbara Carmony Witman. Her son William would become a Foreign Service Officer, eventually becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Togo. Both her daughters, Harriet and Barbara, would attend Wellesley College. Clara died in 1964.
 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 .
 Envelope containing hair from A. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery "By Appointment of the Queen" Regent Street. ..
A 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" envelope.  The front is elaborately decorations and contains informatin on a. Porrer, Artist in Hair & Jewellery -- By appoinment to the Queen".  Received prize and service medals at the Great Exhibition in 1851. A penned note on the reverse indicates this is the hair left of a Hair quaff change and the fee. Dated June 5, 1880.  For H. A. Heck, DeWarren House, North Flat.  Within the envelope is the hair, wrapped in tissue with Porrer's wafer seal and a second label with a current address. .
 Fine Cased Calligraphy Certificate of Merit for completing a term of 11 years at Mrs. Okill's Female Boarding School. .New York, NY.1859
A 5 1/4" x 4 3/8" calligraphy or engrossed coated stock  testimonial  of the Amiable Deportment and Excellent Scholarship is presented to Charlotte Augusta Wood, of the first Class who was a member of Mrs. Okill's Female Boarding School in the City of New York for the term of 11 years and regularly passed though the course of study pursued in the several classes of the Institution, with honor to herself and Instructors.  Given at 6 & 8 Clinton Place, June 30th 1859.  It is housed in a 5 3/4" x 5" gilt stamped case with hinged side closure. The front depicts a finely detailed insignia comprised of the elements of learning with the words "Prix Institution de Mme Okill with the motto " Récompense la berin et l'homme le Savoir".  Her name is stamped on the reverse..
 Fine Watercolor of Regency Era Woman with 14 Ethnic, Regional or Occupational Overlays of Women. ..1820s
A finely executed watercolor of a Regency era women with 14 intricately detailed watercolor overlays.  Each character is identified by the artist at the upper left.  They include Tyrolise A Peasant of Lucerne Consimiere de Bernes Bas Breton A Dutch Peasant A Chinese Lady Joan of Arc A Dutch Peasant A Lady After Vandyke A Circassian Lady A Russian Lady A Billingsgate Fisherwoman Bernoise Blanchisseuse de Paris Housed in a loose-leaf folder..
 In search of a job - Letters of Recommendation & Certificates for Josephine Smith, West Gardner ME 1864.  . ..
A letter of reference, a certificate and her high school report card were the tools used by Miss Josephine Smith in 1864 to attempt to secure a job as a school teacher.   Apparently they worked as this grouping also includes two letters from the Superintendent of  Schools attesting she is qualified to teach for the 1866 and 1867 terms. .
 Mary Martin Dolls and Costumes. Saalfield Publishing.Akron, OH.1942
Mary Martin is perhaps most famous for her role as Peter Pan in the televised stage production of Peter Pan. Outfits include a wide variety of styles, from the more modern to historical. The dolls need to be cut out from the front cover. Authorized Edition. No. 287 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 3/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 8 1/2" No. of Costume Pages: 6.
 No. 10, A Few Words in behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States by One of Themselves. Loyal Publication Society..May, 1863
23 pp pamphlet.  No. 10 in a series of 17 published by The Loyal Publication Society relating to the Civil War. An essay by a Union woman contesting the opinion "But for the courage and energy of the women of the South, we believe the Rebellion would not have survived to this time.  Had the women of the North with like zeal addressed themeselves to the work of encouraging a loyla and devoted spirit among us, the copperhead conspiracy in behalf of the enemy would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have been strangled at its birth, and the rebels would have learned, long ago, the futility of expecting aid and comfort from such a source".  Measures 9' x 6". .
 Osteopathic Health: Good Health to All this Dear, Vol 53 No. 1,  What Osteopathy Does for Women, etc.. American Osteopathic Assn,.Chicago, IL.10228
A volume of the journal of Osteopathic Health that focuses on women's health and how osteopathy can help. Osteopathy is a system of medical practice based on the theory that diseases are mostly due to loss of structural integrity of the body which can be restored by careful manipulation. There are six articles in this volume entitled: Dr. [Andrew] Still's Words of Hope, The Price of New Lives, Osteopathy and Obstetrics, Osteopathy in Diseases of Women, Mechanical Causes of Woman's Ills, and What Osteopathy Does for Women. The front cover depicts and image of a man and a woman walking up the front stoop of a building. 24pp (including covers). Staple binding. OCLC-1 (Mar 2019). Measures 7 1/2" x 4 1/2"..
 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.
 Program for the Second Anniversary of the Bureau Society, Ladoga Female Seminary . Ladoga Female Seminary .Ladoga, IN.October 29, 1860
A program for a recital to celebrated the second anniversary of the Bureau Society at the Ladoga Female Seminary. The program lists the essays given by the members, some of which were entitled "Wonders of the Deep", "Night in Eden" and "Let us Paddle Our Own Canoe". In between every few essays there was a break for music. There is penciling throughout the program, and there is a pencil drawing of a flower on the front cover. Single fold. Measures 6" x 3 7/8" (folded)..  It is unclear exactly what the Bureau Society was, but the Ladoga Female Seminary was established in 1855 by the Baptists, and relatively soon after started to admit male students as well (due to financial issues). It appears that it was only open a short while, until 1869, and never was financially solvent.
 Program for the Sixth Anniversary of the Ladoga Female Seminary . Ladoga Female Seminary .Ladoga, IN.June 27, 1861
A program for the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Ladoga Female Seminary as well as its graduation ceremony. The program lists what appear to be recitations of poems or essays by the students, interspersed with music between them. Some of the readings were: "March of Mind", "My Boat is Launched, and where's the Shore?" and "Life- With Valedictory Address". After these readings graduating pupils were presented with their diplomas. The program has an embossed decorative floral. Single fold. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (folded).. The Ladoga Female Seminary was established in 1855 by the Baptist, and relatively soon after started to admit male students as well (due to financial issues). The school was only open a short while, until 1869, and never was financially solvent.
 Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902
A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
 The Raymond Camps for Girls. Raymond Camps for Girls.Raymond, ME.1911
The booklet describes the camp and features five (5) images from photographs, plus an applied photograph to the cover depicting a group of girls in a canoe on the lake. There isn't a specification of the age range of girls allowed at camp, but it does state that they would be divided by in groups by age and have one counselor per group. The girls would stay in one of two camps, summer cottages really, called Deep Cove Camp and the Venice, or the girls could choose to camp outdoors for their entire session in tents. There were a variety of activities offered at the camp such as art, music (girls had to bring their own instruments), tennis, basket ball, swimming, rowing, canoeing and gymnastics through a local gymnasium. Additionally girls would receive instruction on sewing, so they could repair their own clothes, and dancing. Lectures on "topics relative to camp life, nature studies, etc., [were] given from time to time". Lastly tutoring for the campers for school was available upon request of the parents, but the booklet stresses that "the design of the vacation camp is to avoid the heavy school tasks, to make the mid-simmer days a time for the storing-up of vigor and energy for the months following." At the end of the booklet is a tear out application for the camp. Lastly, with the exception of the cover, which specifically states the year 1911, every time the year is mention in the booklet it has just has the number "19" with a space after it to fill in the correct year. There is little to no record of this camp existing after 1913. 12 pp. Printed brown wrappers with applied printed photograph. Staple binding. Printed by the Well Printing Company. Measures 6" x 4 1/2".. A booklet for Raymond Camps for Girls, located in Raymond, ME, on the shores of Sebago Lake. About 20 miles northwest of Portland, the camp was established in the early 1900s by Dr. S. J. Plummer and ran each year from July 1st to August 31st, with girls required to stay the entire summer, especially since the camp was only accessible via a short steam boat ride.
 The Steam Washer, or Woman's Friend. ..c1880s
An 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" illustrated two-sided flyer promoting the Women's Friend Steam Washer. "The latest, the cheapest, the best--no rubbing, no pounding, no turning or tearing, no clumsy cylinder, and no twenty or thirty dollars expense. Steam does it all.  This is followed by instruction on use- essentially soaking the clothes overnight followed by an elaborate series of washes, rinses and steam. The reverse depicts before and after illustrations of the miserable life before and the life of leisure after acquiring a steam washer.   This is followed by five reasons why the steam washer is a woman's friend including that lace curtains, and all fine fabrics, are washed in a superior manner...."It is truly a Labor and Clothes-Saving Invention..
 The Young Ladies’ Journal, Gratis Supplement, Christmas, 1892. Acrostic Charade, and Character Analysis.. ..1892
A 4 pp. supplement devoted to Acrostic Charade and Character Analysis. The cover illustration is an enactment of Acrostic Charades. According the author “The principle of Acrostic Charade is, that a word is arranged upon by the performers—as short a word as possible—which they will act by playing a scene either in dumb show or with words, from a well-known subject, in which the first letter of their word is the first letter of the name of the principal, or one of the principal characters in the scene; and so on….”Character Analysis is described as “follows “a game founded upon the true principle that the same thoughts, choices and acts may be the result of quite different motives, and it is to ascertain the motives by an appeal to chance that the game is designed. It is a game of thirty questions, to each of which there are six distinct replies. (with the exception of the first- your name and place of birth) The answers are mounted on individual cards and numbered on reverse. The person being asked the questions is to select one of each number of the face down cards. At the end of the game the person answering the questions has a newly defined character. Victorian parlor games. The final page of the supplement is advertising promoting various unrelated products. 9” x 13 ¼”. . wear on edges, chips, letter fold
 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".
 Tuition Receipt from Tuskaloosa Female College. Tuskaloosa Female College.Tuscaloosa, AL.October 1, 1866
This item is a tuition receipt for Miss Mary J. Nelson dated October 1, 1806. It is specifically stated on the receipt that it is for "literary tuition" for one term, at the cost of $39. Payment for the tuition was paid on September 18, 1867, and on the back of the receipt is written, "Voucher No. 39". The receipt is very simple, with preprinted fill in sections for the name of the student, date, and fees. On the left side of the receipt in a decorative filigree box, there is text inside: "Tuskaloosa Female College. TERMS: - Cash in advance or satisfactory note." Note: The school spells Tuskaloosa with a 'k' but the city itself is spelled Tuscaloosa with a 'c'. Single sheet, one sided. Measures 7 1/4" x 7 3/4".. Tuskaloosa Female College was one of four female colleges in Tuscaloosa, AL in the 1800s. It was organized by the Baptist denomination and established in 1835 under the name of The Athenaeum. The school had numerous financial struggles over the years, and in during one of these, in 1860, it was renamed the Tuskaloosa Female College. It remained open until 1908.
 Two Fabric Labels - Balmoral Skirts - to be worn over Crinolines. .Philadelphia, PA.c 1860
Two (2) different approximately 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"  fabric labels for balmoral skirts, worn over crinoline or hoop skirts.  The fabric was printed in bright colors and intended to be exposed beneath the outer skirt.  The first advertises Bruner's Balmoral Skirts of Philadelphia and depicts a courting couple.   The fabric was 144 x 45 inches.  The second depicts an elegant woman lifting her skirt to expose her balmoral skirt.  144 x 43 inches.  Both black and white litho with the only color being the exposed balmoral.  Reverse is blank.. The balmoral petticoat was a coloured petticoat that was intended to show at the hem of a drawn-up skirt for walking and sportswear in the 1860s and 1870s.  The balmoral petticoat could be worn over a hoopskirt or crinoline or have hoops built into the petticoat, and (according to some sources) include a horsehair stiffener as part of the petticoat itself. The most common Balmoral petticoat was red wool, often with 2-4 black stripes running around the hem.  Later in the 1860s there are mentions of balmoral petticoats in plaid or striped wool, and even cotton balmoral petticoats in the Americas. The balmoral petticoat was most popular at the height of the crinoline era, but quickly became a victim of its own popularity and practicality.  Fashion has never loved sensible garments, and balmoral petticoats were eminently sensible: warm, durable, easy to walk and move in.  They were adopted by all levels of society almost immediately (there are numerous mentions of slaves in the American South wearing balmoral petticoats in the 1860s), and quickly discarded by the upper levels of society.  A variant of the Balmoral petticoat (sans hooping) remained popular with older women and the less fashionable for decades after the crinoline was discarded.  As a result ‘red flannel petticoat’ became synonymous with provincial fashion and the elderly. - Source:
3 S.H. & M. Bias Velveteen Skirt Bindings Head and Shoulders Advertising Paper Dolls. Sackette & Wilhelms Litho Co..NY.c1895
Three (3) different die-cut advertising head and shoulders paper dolls compliments of S.H. & M. Skirt binding tape.  Each depicts an elegant lady of means, dressed for various social events.  Perhaps designed as an aspiration the for average child.  The reverse of the dress promotes the various bindings available for sale. Printed on the reverse of the front of the dress is information on obtaining the three figures shown by sending five 2 cent stamps to the S.H. & M.  Co. NYC.  Each measures 8 1/2"..
85 Years of Print Reinforcing a Women's place is in the home doing "Women's Work"
Historically, ingrained by print media, from early childhood females are depicted as being responsible for domestic matters and chores. | This is played out in this small collection of 20 items from the earliest piece an 1865 advertising cover depicting a mother with a modern washer with crank wringer while her child sits near by washing her dolls clothes to the latest a 1949 children's book titled "My Busy Week" a series of images with relevant rhyming verses on a little girls roles in domestic work and play and how she should be equally happy at work and play. | An offset to the remaining items in the collection is a 1921 piece produced by the Women's Bureau - US Department of Labor titled "When Women Work" it contrasts good and back working conditions for women working outside of the home and reinforces the need for gender equality and reinforces that "America will be as strong as her women". | A majority of the materials in the collection are booklets or pamphlets and are  illustrated with women and/or girls using the products.  The primary objective of many of these pieces is to stress an improved method or product, making less work for the woman, but specifically for the women, there is no implication these products would be used by men.   Categories include Cleaning and Sanitation, Cooking & Baking, Gender Roles, Laundry, Domestic Product Catalogs, Shoveling Coal, Sweeping and Vacuuming and Working Women. | A database describing each of the items is available via pdf or in our Catalogue for this fair - found in our "booth" at the lower right.
9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles
Nine (9) different front and back views of coasts for adolescent girls. The look of sophisicated youth The reverse of half of the cards is blank, the other's promote the Hartford Cloak Store, G. O. Sawyer & Co., Hartford CT and their new Domans, Newmarkets, Langtry's, Walking Jackets, Havelocks, Sacques, &c.  Measures 6" x 3 5/8".  Beatty & Foret Litho. NY. Few with light scrapbook residue and clue stains on reverse..
A booklet collection of 25 Cut Paper Characters with Numerous hand made costumes. .France.c1860
Housed in an 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" plain blue booklet that when opened reveals a collection of 25 cut-out paper characters from fashion plates.  Each of the characters has been affixed to a page and captioned with the name of an individual and their age. The child who created the book then created hand made costumes for each of the characters.  They are meticulously constructed with applied or hand drawn details. - one doll or character Mathilde Louise Baumgarten, 13 years old has 6 costumes.   Many are constructed from printed papers while others are watercolor or pen and ink. A charming selection of dolls and costumes..
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 Ledgers Relating to Warren D. Rowley's Merchant Business Personal Financial Accounts
A Copybook used as a Friendship Album Pamelia Jenne, Charlton, MA
Illustrated wrapper. 20 leaves, 38 pages of manuscript plus one naive watercolor of flowers. Both original and copied verse by a series of friends.  Writers include Lucian Jenne, Isabella, "R...", Mary, Fran, and Rhamanthus.  Many with several entries.  Titles include Monody on Reverend Levi Parsons, Sonnet to P.J. A New Years Gift, Curiosity, Woman - Daughter of God and man - 4 1/2 pages, Old Age, Friendship, Reflections, The Strangers Heart and more.  A woman begins :There is a language of the heart, That mocks at learning's studdied(sp) art, There is an utterance of the soul That laughs at scholarship's control, Breathes forth, in verse, a living thought, With feeling, love , and nature fraught;  It concludes To brighten hope and banish fate; To raise new prospects of a land on high Where Death is swallowed up in Victory!" .  A whimsical addition on the back cover - "Sold by Samuel Wood & Sons" is followed by a manuscript addition of "& Daughters".  Measures 7 3/4" x 6 1/2".
A Fine Box with Imagery of 2 Lovely Young Ladies in a Rose Garden on the Cover and 20 Trinket Boxes within- European Women c1840. One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.
A 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" pressed board box with applied lithograph on the front cover depicting two young women musing while standing arm in arm in a rose garden. The surprise within the box is 20 trinket boxes each 2 5/8" x 1 1/2".  Each pressed board box is covered with embossed gilt paper with an applied litho on the top of prodominantly a woman or women posed in outdoor scenes.  Two of the boxes depicting courting couples.  One is in the style of the Marie Taglioni fairy.  Each box designed with the sole purpose of retaining ones tiny keepsakes and treasures. A joy to be received by any young woman.  One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.
A Grouping of 22 Bookseller Labels/Tags from the 18th and 19th Centuries. ..[1825-1920]
A collection of twenty-two (22) bookseller labels (also called Bookseller Tags) from the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the more unique and largest labels in the collection is from the Female Benevolent and Library Society. This was a small library founded in 1825 by the female members of the town of Seekonk, MA. This society formed the basis of what has become the town's Public Library that is still in operation today. The next earliest labels are Berard & Mondon and E. A. Rice & Co. and based on store records and addresses, they date from between 1834-1842 and 1836-1840. The majority of the labels are from the New England/New York era, but several are from Europe, London and Paris more specifically. There are two sets of labels from the same store, Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers and The Book Shop, however the labels themselves are different. The Brentano's tags are two different colors, red and orange, while The Book Shop's tags are from two different locations. The labels range in size from 1" x 1/4" up to 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". Below is a list of all the labels in the collection, as well as the location of the bookseller. Berard & Mondon (New York, NY) Borghese (unknown) Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers (New York, NY) Red Tag Brentano's Booksellers & Stationers (New York, NY) Orange Tag E. A. Rice & Co. (Lowell, MA) Female Benevolent and Library Society (Seekonk, MA) Gregory & White Booksellers (Providence, RI) Hallaway House Bookshop (Wellesley, MA) Leighton, Son, and Hodge (London) Paul Elder & Co. (San Francisco, CA) Signs of Our Time (Not a bookseller, but a misc. book tag) The Book Shop (75 Westminster St., Providence 3, RI) The Book Shop (5 Grosvenor Bldg., Providence, RI) The Galignani Library (Paris) The Little Shop (Warrenton, VA) The Personal Book Shop (Boston, MA) The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc. (New York, NY) W. A. Butterfield (Boston, MA) W. B. Clarke Co. (Boston, MA) W. Bone & Son (London) W & G Foyle Ltd (London) Wildy's Sons Ltd (London) .
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 Victim of Woman's Rights
A 9" x 7 3/8"  hand colored lithograph.  It is titled "A Victim of Woman's Rights".  It depicts a gentleman in an apron with his hands in the wash tub while a disapproving wife looks on.  It is captioned "That's right, Old Dad, stir up the suds,  And haste to purify the duds; But ere I'd have a wash-tub lover, I'd take and whitewash him all over".   Letterfolds and discolorations.
A. W. Macy Women's World Magazine, Promotional Booklet - Horoscopes - An exposition of Occult Laws of Stars and Planets Affecting the Lives and Destinies of Men and Women. Cruver Manufacturing Co..Chicago.1913
28 pp. booklet. Illustrated wraps. The cover depicts an astronomer gazing at the heavens.  Designed with advertisments printed on the left and the introduction and horoscopes by sign printed on the right hand page.  The horoscope pages are in color and present an overview for those born under the sign.  The advertisements are for premiums available from the magazine with the purchase of a subscription.  Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining
American Pocket Diary, 1900, Belonging to Blanche Chandler of Hampton, NY
The 1900 Pocket Diary belonging to a young woman named Flora Blanche Chandler (1881-1962), of Hampton, NY Blanche, as she was known, is a prolific writer, taking up every line on the page, and squishing extra information into the margins She writes daily, filling the journal with the record of her life Waking early, often at seven or earlier, her days are generally made up of a series of household chores she undertakes with her mother, such as cooking, sweeping and laundry Her entries are detailed, such as almost always noting the weather, listing the exact about of doughnuts or pies she baked, how long she practiced piano, or what sewing work she did that day At times she also helps her younger brother, Spencer, with his schoolwork Blanche often writes of her friends and family visiting, particularly her recently married elder sister, Grace, and her husband Harry As Hampton, NY is right on the border to Vermont, Blanche and her family and friends often travel to several different Vermont towns, such as Fair Haven and Rutland
At the end of the diary, there are several pages of memoranda, which are filled with extra entries from a few days when she could not fit all she needed to record on the date's designated page In this same section is also a page which lists the dates of her father's, Fred, and brother's, Spencer, deaths in 1919 and 1915 respectively Lastly there are several pages of records of the letters Blanche wrote and received, as well as her purchases for the year, such as "two yards of dress cloth" and a bicycle Dark red stamped fabric covers with flap enclosure Folder and pencil slot in back Completely filled Measures 5" x 3"

"Warm as spring, very pleasant Up at 7 Made beds, swept, etc in front part Mama and I did washing I mopped kitchen, pantry, the little room, and wood shed Fannie Clark and Mrs Stark came, stayed all afternoon I finished the beautiful under waist Mended a little Curled feathers on big hat Played a little on piano Went to bed at 10"" - January 15, 1900

"Warm, perfectly beautiful Up at 6 Made beds, swept & dusted as usual Harry went to Rutland, Grace stayed At 8 we went to sewing Got along nicely Helped Mama a little at dinner time, went to sewing again After supper I cleared table, wash dishes, etc Played on piano and we sang, had fun Talked until nearly 10 Went to bed" - April 5, 1900

"June 5 Mr W came down here, said he was looking for young wife, said, 'Get ready Blanche and go to California with me' They all laughed awfully at me" - From additional entries in memoranda section

"Pleasant, quite cool Up at 5 Made beds, swept and dusted front part Washed in the washer, rinsed and hung out clothes Mopped kitchen, little room and wood shed Helped get dinner, cleared table, did part of dishes, swept etc Fooled rest of pm Got supper Stella, mama & 2 kids went to P in wagon Nab and I went on our wheels [bicycles] Cleaned my wheel, we were all awfully tired Went to bed 9:30" - July 10, 1900

"Pleasant, quite warm Up at 5 Made part of beds, sprinkled clothes, baked five pies and a cake Ironed most of forenoon Washed milk cans and pails, got vegetables for dinner Swept Picked up table etc Ironed part of pm Mended my clothes AD called few minutes, mama scolded for it Never mind" - August 15, 1900

"Cool, pleasant Up at 6 Made beds, swept & dusted front part, mopped dining room Pearl and I went to church After dinner cleared table, swept and put away dishes Perley and Virgie, Lente and Elsie, & Grace and Harry came We all ate grapes, visited, had lots of fun Played and sang P & V & G & H played till evening Read a little Worked on night dress Washed and made supper Dishes done Went bed 9"- October 7, 1900

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Flora Blanche Chandler was born on April 22, 1881 to Frederick Graves Chandler (1854-1919) and Bertha N Spencer (1858-1935) in Hampton, NY She is often referred to by her middle name, Blanche, on most of genealogical records She had three siblings: Grace Leone Chandler Griffin (1879-1973), Spencer Sydney Chandler (1891-1915), and Pearl Mae Chandler Haskins (1893-1989) She married Frank Harris Bristol (1881-1956) on October 14, 1903 in Hampton, NY, after which they moved to Fair Haven, VT She died at the age of 80 after a long illness on February 19, 1962
American's Women's Club of London American Women's Club of London, Informational Pamphlet and Curtsey Member Pass . .London.c. 1924
The guide to the American Women's Club of London house gives a quick view into their work and the space. 16 pages. The first two pages give an overview of the facilities, cost, as well as a brief description of the American Women's Club philanthropic activities. The remaining pages of the booklet features tipped in photographs of various rooms within the clubhouse. The 14 pictures each have their own page with the name of the area in gold lettering. There is also an American Women's Club pamphlet that goes over the basic information and rules of membership, as well as a blank application page.  One must have either American born parents or have lived in the US until the age of 21.  The application requests information on marital status, your husband's business or profession and two sponsors and both social and business references. There is a filled courtesy membership card granting 2 weeks access to the facilities. Booklet 9" x 6 3/4". Pamphlet 7" x 4/12". Courtesy Membership Card 3 1/2" x 2 3/4".  .
An Address before the Emma Willard Association and  a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
This grouping or 21 works begins with an address made by Helen Harrison Hadley  to the Emma Willard Association at their annual banquet in November 1901. The Association’s mission was to unite the graduates of the Troy Seminary in a friendly alliance, and to co-operate in promoting the cause of higher education among women. Emma Willard was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education who founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. Hadley was a member of this association, and it unknown if she gave this address or simple kept a copy of it. The address starts: “Our daughters cannot advantageously be medieval at the present day…. Time was when the right to study earnestly, to think intelligently, to base one’s daily action on reason and self-control, was reserved for men; but that is not more.”  Includes a written and typed copy of the address. Additionally, this offering includes a collection of 18 additional writings of Hadley. The bulk of the materials are 14 school assignment in essay format Hadley wrote for various courses during her time at Vassar. These assignments ranged from essays to short story telling, to book reports to her answer to a test. Most of the assignments have been graded in red pen and often start with an outline before the essay. Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883. Below are the titles of the Assignments: "Are Woman Inferior to Men?" "Nicaragua" (which describes her cousins trip there) "The Wit and Wisdom of Children" x2 "People and their Hobbies" "Having a Picture Take" "The Two Portraits of Shakespeare" "The Use and Abuse of Policy" x2 "The Word Painting in "A Princess of Thule ", a novel by W. Black "Advertising and it Oddities" "Swift: Shall We Pity or Despise Him?" "A Brother and Sister" Test The essays present an interesting view as to the character and beliefs of Ms. Hadley.   Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883, and marry Arthur Twining Hadley in 1891. Arthur would become the 13th President of Yale in 1899. It would appear that for the summer of 1899, Helen spent the majority of the time in New Haven, helping her husband settle into his new role, while a caretaker looked after her three children: her two sons Morris and Hamilton, and her new born daughter, Laura, at the family farmstead in Sandy Hook, CT. There are four letters from that time which are essential reports to Helen on how her children are doing. The four letters are held together by a blue ribbon, most of which has become detached. Another item in this collection is a letter from Edward G Fullerton, a graduate student in the Divinity School at Yale. It appears that he had broken his leg, and Helen had loaned him her copies of the Century Magazine which help to “while away very pleasantly several hours of [his] imprisonment”. The letter continues on to discuss the fact that Fullerton misses seeing the starts at the Yale Observatory. What is truly remarkable about this letter is the pen drawing done by Fullerton, showing him walking with crutches in a cast. To view this collection please click on the following link: 
An Archive of Manuscript Children's Poetry, Games and Puzzles - Intended for Publication
Anna "Annie" Brown Pegg Goodbye Letter to Husband and Children written on Deathbed. .Alexandria, NJ.1900
In 1900 Annie Pegg wrote a letter to her husband and two children Sarah and James on her supposed deathbed (she would actually live until 1914 and have another child, Elizabeth). It is unknown if she was actually severely ill or just over dramatic, however the letter itself is very sincere. In it she writes that her husband should "forget me not when far away for you no I was true to you" and often asks her husband and children to put their "trust in God for he alone will care for you." She continues "this advice is from your Dear Mother, be true children to all" The letter is written in a notebook, that besides this letter is blank. The cover depicts two chicks and a frog with the phrase "You're No Chicken". Printed cover, tape binding on top. Measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". Anne, also known as Annie, was born on May 12, 1868 to Henry Smith Brown (1840-1896) and Charity Johnson (1839-1874) in Franklin, NJ. She married Christopher Pegg (1844-1920) in 1894 and had 3 children, Sarah J Pegg (1895-1984), James Green Pegg (1898-1975), and Elizabeth May Brown Pegg (1904-1991). She died on August 28, 1914.
B.M. Harding Chemist's  Manuscript Recipe Book, The Psychology and Chemistry of Odors in relation to the Art of Perfumery and detailed information of the formula for "Lemon Creme". ..1890s-1920s
A collection of materials presumably owned by B. M. Harding, a perfume chemist for United Laboratories, makers of synthetic flower oils and concentrated perfume bases.  It includes the following: 2 typed pages of equations and graphic formula for violet ether with manuscript inscription on reverse reading - The Psychology and Chemistry of Odors in relation to the Art of Perfumery. 2 page manuscript  with ingredients and instructions for preparing Lemeon Creme, Lemon Flavored disto Water and Lemon Oil Boquet, house in an envelope titled Lemon Creme formula - B. M. Harding A typed page on United Laboratories letterhead titled U-L Ideal Lemon Cream to make 50 lbs. 5 pages of hand written notes with various formula A newspaper cutout for Ideodis Parum Exquise 3 business cards from pharmacists and a newspaper clip entitled "Sound and Smell are Real Things, New York 1894. Finally, an indexed booklet  presented by Creme de Treko Hygienic and Invisible., Maricatte et Cie Parfumeurs.  Within are found over 64 manuscript formulas for various perfumes including Ideodis, scented Witch Hazels, Bay Rum, Jasmine and much more..
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"..
Betty Sue clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover
Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover
Business Card - Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, Window Shades a Specialty, Chicago, ILL c1900
A 2" x 3 5/8" business card for -Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, 587 Wentworth Avenue , part of Hawthorne's Laundry, Chicago ILL.  Window Shades a Specialty  Decorative devices accent "Lace Laundry" giving it a particularly feminine touch. Reverse is blank. .
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873
482 pp. Decorative green cloth covers with gilt stamp."Approved by Physicians of All Classes", this book was part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide. It sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run any household. Broken into 2 parts over thirty-two (32) chapters, the first part focuses on the kitchen. It supplies a variety of recipes that are both "economical and healthful" as well as providing tips to save on labor and how to properly season one's food. The second part focuses on what Beecher calls the "laws of health" and was meant to help a mother take care of herself and her children. Included with the book are several cut-outs; one a hand written recipe for sponge cake and another is a newspaper article on potpourri. There are several illustrations and diagrams throughout the book as well.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". Moderate cover and edge wear. Some soiling and toning due to age (or the few inserts of recipes or news paper articles mentioned above) There is also a stain on the lower right of the book that continues through out the book but lessens in size towards the end. Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. She was also of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
unpaginated. Printed cover with black and white photograph, black and white photographs throughout. An advertisement and supplement for Chicago Female College. Included are descriptions of study, sample years, tuition, specialties, and photographs of campus. 5 1/4" x 8". slight staining
Commonplace Book, Pocket Diary of August Maria Ward Bissell. .New York.1868
A wonderful commonplace book of Augusta Maria Ward Bissell, who lived in Warwick, MA. This commonplace book is a small pocket diary for the year 1868. While each entry is short, normally consisting of a few brief sentences, the details Augusta Ward chooses to record about her life give the reader a robust outlook on her life and that of the local townspeople.
Compilers - International Sunshine Society.  Sunshine Year Book. Los Angeles Branch of the Sunshine Society.Los Angeles.1908
An unpaginated 8" x 5" booklet. Copyright 1908. Lulu A. Crawford.  Cover depicts California Poppies with inset of sun rising over the mountains. The title page reads "Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.   "Twas not given for you alone--Pass it on. Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tear, 'Til in heaven and the deed appers--Pass it on.  The content is daily inspirations by an array of authors including Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Milton, Kingsley, Sarah f. Adams and many more. . Cynthia May Westover Alden, nee Cynthia May Westover (1862-1931) American social worker and journalist whose energies in the latter half of her life focused on securing the welfare of blind infants and children. She married John Alden, later editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, in 1896, and about that time she began sending Christmas cards to shut-ins. A group of fellow journalists then organized themselves as the Sunshine Society to carry on and enlarge the scope of the practice. Alden spread the word through her Recorder column and continued her involvement when she moved to the New York Tribune in 1897 and to the Ladies Home Journal in 1899. The International Sunshine Society, incorporated in 1900, was headed by Alden for the rest of her life. In 1902 the society established a sanatorium in Bensonhurst for blind children (in 1917 it became Harbor Hospital), and in 1905 a nursery and a kindergarten for blind children were established in Brooklyn. In 1910 the Sunshine Arthur Home for blind babies was established in Summit, New Jersey, and over a period of years the society’s efforts led to legislation providing care for blind infants and children in 18 states. Alden’s other books include Women’s Ways of Earning Money (1904) and The Baby Blind (1915). By the time of her death the International Sunshine Society had 500 local branches in 38 states as well as branches in 8 foreign nations. (excerpts from  Encyclopaedia Britannica)
Constitution of the Tolland County Female Society for Promoting Revivals of Religion
12 3/8 x 7 3/4"  that begins BELIEVING that evangelical revivals of religion lay a foundation for the upbuilding of the Redeemer's kingdom, and are in their very nature calculated to multiply benevolent institutions of every description; and being desirous to aid in advancing the general interests of Zion: we the subscribers form ourselves into a society and adopt the following Constitution. Includes 14 Articles with the object of the Society being to seek out Missionaries who are qualified, by the blessing of God, to promote and advance rivals where the state of religion is low, and to lead anxious souls to Christ --and to not limit the labours of its Missionaries to the County of Tolland.   Reverse is blank.
Cot y Arraut/ La Filosofia (The Philosophy) - 1910s Barcelona Fashion with fine illustrations.. R. Tobella.Barcelona.1917
There are 8 leaves, 6 leaves of which are on regular paper and feature featuring black and white fashion renderings- women in and children in current fashion of the time.  The last two leaves are printed on heavy card stock and have partially embossed/stamped color woodblock illustrations of 19th century fashion, and on the verso, prices and description of the line. There is also additional product information on the inside wrappers. The outer wrapper has a elaborate yet whimsical color woodblock depiction of a 19th century  street scene with several figures walking and three stain glass windows in the background. Deckled edge illustrated wraps and red string binding. The woodblock illustrations are signed by Cesar, while the black and white fashion renderings are signed by another indecipherable  individual.   Not located in OCLC. Feb 2019. Measures 9" x 6 1/2".
Crinoline Sketches - Pussy and Kittens Quite at Home. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
A hand colored lithograph depicting a sleeping woman with mother cat and kittens playing beneath her crinoline.  A nearby maid quips "Lawk a daisy me! Won't Misses jump when she wakes to find Pussy and Kittens under her Crinoline".  Reverse is blank.  Measures 12"  x 8 1/2". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.
D.A.R - members Knitting for Victory. Wint Studios.Allentown PA.6673
Three different 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" photos on larger mounts.  The first photo depicts six women seated around a table knitting with a wall size American flag in the background. Each of the women is knitting.  The women are identified.  The secondis the same room with a much larger group of woman and captioned D. A. R. in Assembly Room, Trout Hall, April 8, 1918.  Not the posters on the mantel; one an honor roll of women who will work to win the war. The second is "Are You 100% American? Prove It!  Buy U.S. Government Bonds.  The third photo depicts the first group of woman sipping tea.   This was part of the Knitting for Victory campaign were women in America were encouraged to knit socks, scarves and sweaters for the soldiers --  middle and upper-class women were carrying their knitting with them everywhere. Sponsored by the Red Cross.. The photo with the group of six women appears in Images of America - Allentown, Bartholomew and Front. 2002.
Demorest's Family Magazine -  Advertising Paper Doll with 2 Costumes. ..1895
An 8 1/2" paper doll attired in corset and petticoats with printe d message on reverse "Please remember that a new dress for this doll will be given to you each month.  It will be presented to you by the dealer as a gift from DEMOREST'S FAMILY MAGAZINE.  All the favor they request of you in return is that you will ask your mother, or the grown people of your family, to read the "Contents" of the Magazine that will be printed on the back of the dress each month.  Our object is to interest them in the Magazine; so, after calling for a new dress each month, be sure to perform this little duty, and then you will feel at liberty to call for another dress the following month."   Compliments of Ames and Bates Newsdealer & Stationers, Boston. Accompanied by two dresses cut from Demorest's promotions from 1819.  Guess the child didn't appreciate being used as an advertising pawn after a couple of months....
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".
E. M. Cole 1968 Daily Pocket Diary of E. M. Cole - household help responsibilities, sales records - preserving and selling of jam. .Oneida Castle, New York.1868
A pocket diary belonging to E. M. Cole, an unidentified woman living in Oneida Castle, NY. The diary starts of with several printed pages of general information, such as the calendar for the year, including phases of the moon, church holidays, postal money orders, and US stamp duties. Cole starts actually writing in the diary on February 8, 1868, the date she purchased it herself. There are daily entries in the diary until August 23 where it abruptly stops for a month and inexplicably resumes finally concluding on November 1.  Each entry is a record of what Cole did that day as well as a note on the weather. Additionally, after a new servant girl, Louise H. Ellington, arrives on April 4, there are numerous notes on what work she does in the house as well. It is unclear throughout the diary, whether Cole is a fellow servant or the mistress of the house, different entries throughout the year support either hypothesis. There are references to "Mother and Father" and "Mother and Father Cole" so it is almost certain that Cole is her married name. Additionally, there are numerous references to an Elmer, who may or may not be her husband. At the end of the diary there are several pages set aside for 'Memoranda', 'Cash Accounts', and 'Bills Payable' most of which has been filed out. There are notes about money she borrowed from her father to pay for medicine and a few notes about local deaths. The 'Cash Accounts' and 'Bills Payable' is a record of her purchase or sales made. Purchases general include her groceries or other items, such as fabric for dress. During the the summer months, she harvested and made jams from a variety of berries and keeps track of who she sold them to, as well as the amount purchased by each individual. Below are some of the daily entries in the journal. "Baked pies, cake & c, worked and packed about twenty lbs. of butter. Elmer has gone to Vienna and it seems lonely here tonight." -  March 28, 1868 "O dear, how tired I am, have been papering the dining room, idi not get it quite finished. Warm & cloudy, has been showers around but none just here." - May 29, 1868 "Baked bread, pickled berries & did some house work & some serving. Louise washed & ironed. Some 6 Dutch women at work."  - July 9, 1868 "Swept, did house work, cut cucumbers & sewed some AM. [In] PM DW has drawn 4 loads of sand to Oneida & 1 of cheese. We had a shower this PM." - August 19, 1868 "My poor diary has bee neglected these four weeks for pop picking [sp?] & c. Today blacked stove pipe, baked bread, colored and ironed dress & c. Rainy." - September 25, 1868 "Louise cleaned Father's rooms today and I of course did the work which takes nearly all my time fro my family of 10 persons. Michael came at noon." - October 29, 1868 The journal itself has black leather covers, with a flap to seal. There is a gilt stamp on the front cover which states "Diary 1868". There is a slot for a small pen or pencil and a pocket folder in the back. Interior pages are gilt edge. Measures 4 3/4" x 4 1/4".
Effie Louise Koogle A Hallowe'en Adventure: A Play For Young People. March Brothers.Lebanon, OH.1906
26pp. Grey paper wrapper with a decorative border surrounding the title on the front cover. A small box of text in the center describes the play as "full of ghostly excitement and spooky frolic", then gives the run time and actors required for the production. The inside cover lists other holiday-specific plays published by the March Brothers related to Hallowe'en, Armistice Day, and Thanksgiving, as well as two "Americanization Plays" that focus on citizenship and assimilation. And on the back cover, there is an ad for "Fancy Dress Costumes for Masquerade Parties and Entertainments" that lists options for children, women, as well as specific options such as Uncle Sam costumes, colonial costumes, and Santa Claus costumes. Play tells the story of a young girl named Nell Norton and her friends at an all-girls school hatching a scheme to sneak out on Halloween and visit Sleepy Hollow to see some ghosts. Boys from a nearby all-boys school, not allowed to go to the festivities due to a prank the earlier year, learn about the girl's plan and decide to try and scare them by dressing up like ghosts, pretending to capture them, then appearing as famous figures like Rip Van Winkle, Napoleon, and Ichabod Crane. However, Nell and her friend Gloria, while frightened by the fake kidnapping, have fun meeting these ghosts and are disappointed when they must leave. The play ends with the boys taking off their costumes and admitting that Nell and Gloria may have fallen for their trick, but it wouldn't be long before the girls found them out - as one admits, "our humiliation will equal their fright". With obvious admiration for Nell and the girls, they agree that it was all worth it to "clash wits with girls of their caliber". Measures 7 1/4" x 5"..
Eighteenth Annual Report of the American Female Guardian Society, and Home for the Friendless, for the Year Ending May, 1852Female Guardian Society .New Tork.1852
32 pp. Printed paper cover, frontispiece. An annual report for the American Female Guardian Society, beginning with the board members, annual meeting, annual report, and ending with the treasurer's report. Page 30 has a listing of the life members. 9" x 5 3/4". wear on cover, inscribed, occasional staining
Emerson Family A Collection of Letters to the Emerson Family. .Ireland Depot, Holyoke, MA.1847-1857
A collection of eleven (11) letters belonging to the Emerson Family of Holyoke, MA. The majority of the letters are send to Ireland Depot, which was the name of the town's post office from the mid 1840s to mid 1850s. The letters date from 1847 to 1857, with the bulk of the correspondence between 1848 to 1850, and between Lovina H. Fay Emerson (1822-1897) and her friend Catherine A. George Bates (1826-1879). Eight of the letters are folded stampless posts, the other three have their corresponding envelopes. The six letters written by Catherine A. George Bates to Lovina, which start in 1847 congratulating Lovina on her recent marriage to William.  The letters discuss a variety of topics, but the main thread  is Catherine's conversion to Christianity, her conversion in 1848 along with Catherine's friend Susan Pond, local events, updates on sickness in the area (highlights being the death of Catherine's nephew due to dysentery, her father's bout with typhoid fever, and her own bout with the mumps), and Catherine's (rather unsuccessful) attempt to comfort Lovina on the upcoming birth of her first child by telling her of the death of Susan Pond's newborn twin boys. There are three letters from Paesiello Emerson (1832-1927), to his sister Mary Frances Emerson (1833-1853), who are William's children from his first marriage. Paesiello had moved from the family homestead to Ashland, MA for work, while Mary was still living with their father and his new wife, Lovina, in Holyoke, MA. Paesiello writes updating his sister on his life, such as sleigh rides and his new membership in the local division of the Sons of Temperance while also poetically waxing about nature and the changing of seasons. The last two letters in the collection are one-offs. The first is to William Emerson, the patriarch of the family, about a shipment of lumber being send to him and the request for payment. Depending on the census record, William is either a carpenter or farmer. The last letter is from a C. B. Angier, a distant relative of Lovina (her mother's maiden name is Angier), and provides a short update on their life. Below are excerpts from the letters: "I think I felt the importance of religion I saw myself to be a great sinner but I did not want you to know it. I remember well one Sunday evening there was quite a number went forward for prayer. I felt as if I must go, I tried to stand but Satan whispered in my ear that if I went no one would believe that I was in earnest that I could do it better where I was & I listened to him and sat still. I think now if I had broken away from him then I might have found peace. You thought I was indifferent, I was miserable for I was trying to be a Christian and have no one know it." - Catherine A. George Bates to her friend Lovina H. Fay Emerson, June 22, 1848 "It has been quite sickly about us, one little child buried today. One case in particular I must tell you, a lady 35 years old, on who belonged in this neighborhood & always lived with her parents (who are quite aged) was married & went to her home with every prospect of happiness, before she had scarcely begun to enjoy it was called to die, just 4 weeks from the day she was married, she was buried at the same place where she stood a bride, she lay a corpse." -  Catherine A. George Bates to her friend Lovina H. Fay Emerson, September 21, 1848 "I have just finished loading the lumber for you. A part of the boards are not such as I stands [sp?] have had you, but they are at the depot. I though I would send them, there are 2330 fit [sic] I also send more of the short timbers which you will please see that it is unloaded & kept safety. What you can not sell ??? please send me the money for the lumber as fast as possibly convenient and greatly oblige." - H. Williams to William Emerson, May 1, 1849 "... I came home, I found little Frank (that is Brother Hiram's youngest child) very sick with Dysentery. He had not been well for a week or two before, he had 10 teeth besides there were his stomach teeth & two others were swollen very hard which caused his sickness. The Doctor said it was a very doubtful case. Mother & others that saw him said he could not get well. I thought perhaps he might altho I knew he was very sick. Wednesday he seemed considerably better. Thursday he was very restless. Friday everything he took he vomited. The disease had gone to his head, he would throw it from one side to the other in dreadful distress through the day. Saturday his hands & feet were very cold, could not warm them, thought he could no live the night out but by rubbing he seemed to get a little rest. He was so thirsty, could raise himself & grasp the tumbler & look so wistful as if he thought we could help him, the Dr. told us he thought he would have spasms, but he did not, he grew weaker and weaker until about 6 o'clock Sunday night. Mother was over him & noticed a change & called to us, it was but to see him gasp his last breath. He had turned his eyes towards the window and thus without a groan or struggle he fell asleep in the arms of his savior, just like the going down of the sun, altho set forever to this world it shall dawn in a bright & better world, as I gaxed [sic] upon him now still in death & kissed his cold lips I said is this death? As this was the first I ever witnessed. The impression I received is pleasant, Oh! that I may so live that when I die it may be as well with me as I believe it is with him... the mother appears calm & resigned to this event as well as looking forward to a time not far distant when another treasure may be sent to her, I shall feel very anxious to hear from you after you receive this, as the critical time of which spoke is near at hand. You must keep could courage [Lovina is pregnant with her first child will be born in October 1849]. Friend Susan was very sick when her children were born, only think she had two sons, one weighted 3 1/2, the other 7 pounds. The latter was dead, the little one lived two days. She was so disappointed when it died, she got a long remarkably well herself & has been very well during the summer. I wish you could see her, it would do you good, she wished me to give you her love and good wishes... I think I have not written you since the California fever has done such destructive work, carrying off its hundreds and thousands, from their homes and the enjoyments of life where and for what do they thus sacrifice their lives? For gold that shall perish, it appears strange to me that so many are ready to leave all & go. I am thankful there has none of my relations gone as yet, but numbers of friends & acquaintances have gone. Some have arrived there & others that have not been heard from. "  - Catherine A. George Bates to her friend Lovina H. Fay Emerson, September 23, 1849 "I haven't anything to do and have not had much for two months past, I have carved my earned my board and that is about all. If I don't have something to do before long I shall be sick or crazy or something else. But there are signs of business being better before a great while. I still board at Mr. Montague and I think I shall as long as they will keep me. Last Friday I took a sleigh ride about five miles with another person who I shall not name here. It being a pleasant afternoon we had a first rate time and got home at last safe and sound." - George P. Emerson to Miss Mary Emerson, January 4, 1850 "But spring has come and with it pretty blue birds, how pretty they sing in the morning. Winter has gone and with it the cold blistering days and nights with its long evenings and cold snows. Summer will soon be here with its long hot sultry days and soon will be the days when we shall hear the distant muttering thunder and see the dark black clouds with its forked lighting... I joined the Division of Sons of Temperance four weeks ago last night and I like them very much." - George P. Emerson to Miss Mary Emerson, April 2, 1850 "Your letter came to hand soon after date, it found me watching by the sick bed of my dear Father, he was taken sick the week after I came home with Typhoid fever... he complained of his dead did not seem to know or remember anything, said it did not seem like his own head... the Dr. came but not do anything for him, we dismissed him & called another & one to consult & before night they bled & blistered him & give him medicine which roused him, he would talk one day about everything, did not know us at all, the next would sleep all day so sound that we could not wake him... my health has been good except about 3 weeks I had the mumps, they went to my head & I had sores in my ears, it was bad but I felt so anxious about Father that I did not mind it." -  - Catherine A. George Bates to her friend Lovina H. Fay Emerson, July 21, 1857 . For the entirety of her letters in these collection, Catherine (sometimes spelled Catarina in census records) signs her name C. A. George, as she does not marry a man named Lafayette Bates until 1862. William Goddard Emerson was born on January 21, 1806 to Reuben Babcock (1755-1844) and Hannah Goddard (1761-1857) in Northborough, MA. As William does not have the same last name as his parents, he might have been adopted or for some reason changed his name later in life. William had twelve siblings. He married Susan Perkins (1804-1843) on October 13, 1831, and had five children: George Paesiello Emerson (1832-1927), Mary Frances Emerson (1833-1853), Ginevra Emerson (1836-1838), Arthur Emerson (1838-1841), and Marcellus Emerson (1843-1878). After Susan died in 1843, he remarried on August 8, 1847 to Lovina H. Fay (1822-1897). With his second wife, Lovina, he had four children: William Francis Emerson (1849-1931), Annie Elizabeth Emerson (1859-1941), Mary G. Emerson (1861-1863), and Henry Howard Emerson (1865-1943). He died on April 19, 1887 of old age.
Emma S. Doughten Emma S. Doughten's European Trip, April 1901 - September 1902. ..
Presented in two albums, the travels of an unaccompanied female on a European tour. In early 1901 Emma Doughten began her European Tour, traveling mostly by rail, she visited numerous countries, such as Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. Emma narrates every portion of her trip with exacting, detailed, entries of the sites she sees and the people she meets. From the extolling on the history of each art piece, cathedral, palace, or chateau she visited to her interactions with fellow travelers or the townsfolk she met. Often, she would spend pages writing all she learned while visiting the historic site of the day. Along with her written journal entries, in order to illustrate the numerous sites visited, are pasted-in postcards. From the view of the Louvre from across the Seine in Paris to the various small towns she visited in the high Alps in Switzerland.

Starting her journey in Spain, she visited various locations, such as Ibiza and Gibraltar. Continuing on to Austria she visited Innsbruck and Vienna and saw such sites as the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Tyrolean State Museum. A short train ride later she spent some time Germany visiting the various sights in Munich and Dresden. Making her way to Switzerland and she traveled on the Axenstrasse Highway, a picturesque road built along steep cliffs on the east side of the Lake Lucerne. The views along this throughway are spectacular as it weaves through the many rock fall galleries and tunnels along its route. From there Emma traveled on the Gotthard Railway, a Swiss trans-alpine railway that runs from northern Switzerland all the way to the country's boarder with Italy. The railroad takes its passengers through the Alps by means of the Gotthard Tunnel, making several stops along the way to the tourist towns that are scattered throughout the Alps. Along the way, Emma also saw the Rhonegletscher (otherwise known as the Rhone Glacier, located in the Swiss Alps and is the source of the Rhône River and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva), Le Pont Suspendu (a large suspension bridge which at its inauguration in 1834, it became, for a time, the longest suspension bridge in the world, as well as one of the first to use wireline cables instead of chains. It was destroyed in 1923 to make way for the Zaehringen bridge.), and Matterhorn (a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy, it's a huge and near-symmetrical pyramidal peak and it is one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe).

Eventually making her way into Italy, Emma spent some time along Lake Maggiore; a long, thin, lake on the south side of the Alps that is noted for its picturesque surroundings of greenery-filled mountains, before traveling on to some of the more well-known Italian tourist destinations. Such as Milan, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Assisi, and Pompeii. One lesser known spot Emma visited was Bussana Vecchia, a ghost town in Liguria, Italy, that had been abandoned by its citizens due to an earthquake in 1887.

From there she continued onto France, stopping in Paris and visiting all the classic sites: The Louvre, The Vendome Column, Notre Dame, The Arc de Triumph, Place Charles de Gaulle, and Saint-Jacques Tower. Leaving Paris, Emma visited almost too many French Chateaux to be named, though some highlights are the Chateau de Cheverny, the royal Château de Chambord, and the royal Château de Blois. Emma continued on through the coast of Brittany and Normandy visiting such sites as the Carnac stones (an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac in Brittany), and Mont-Saint-Michel (an island fort that houses several strategic fortifications since ancient times).

Using the French port city of Calais, Emma traveled across the English Channel to the cliff top town of Dover. There she started her last leg of her journey, exploring the British Isles. Traveling north through England, she visited London, Canterbury, Oxford, and Salisbury. Additionally, she spent some time at Stonehenge, Shakespeare's birthplace and Land's End (found along the coast of Cornwall, it is the most westerly point of mainland England). From there she moved onto Scotland, where she spent time visiting various lochs and their nearby towns and castles. Such as Dunstaffnage Castle by Loch Etive, Stirling Castle near Stirling City, and Durham Castle in Durham. Additionally, she also spent some time in Edinburgh and Linlithgow.

Here the journal rather abruptly ends, with no real conclusion or statement how Emma traveled home. Additionally, on the last 20 or so pages of the journal Emma has left several blank sections were she obviously meant to go back and paste in the postcards of the sites she was describing but never got around to it. However, placed in-between pages of the journal, there are two envelopes full of postcards from England and Scotland, that she most likely meant to use. Additionally, the beginning of her trip is also a bit of a mystery. The first journal's binding is damaged and it looks as though several pages at the beginning are missing. As Emma made a point of recording on the inside cover of both journals where she was when she started them and the date, one is able to confirm that she started in Gibraltar.

Overall, these journals provide an amazing insight into the popular 'European Tour' at the very beginning of the 20th century.
To view this collection, please click on the following link: his collection consists of two journals.

The first journals' shows heavy cover wear. The front cover is detached and the back strip is missing. It appears that the first few pages of the journal are missing. Some additional pages are loose or detached. The second journal covers also show moderate cover wear. The back strip is partially detached and the binding is loose by intact, though some individual pages are fully detached from the binding. Both journals are mostly written in pen, though the first few pages of the first journal are written in pencil, and therefore is had to read in places. Additionally, there are some stains in both journals due to the paste and/or tape used to adhere the postcards.
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.
Fine Handmade Watercolor Paper Doll - Marie Antoinette w 3 costumes and hats. ..c1900
An elegantly designed 6 1/8" handmade watercolor paper doll in the style of Marie Antoinette and her eight (8) elaborately detailed costumes, six (6) with accompanying hats.  Predominantly court dresses; one is "playing a guitar". Reverse is blank.. "Marie Antoinette paper dolls - Costumes copied from portraits and paintings" penned on envelope the paper doll was found in.
Fine Promotional Booklet What She Wears- Migel Quality Silks with Calendar Pages for 1908 - The Modern Woman in Silk. M. C. Migel & Co..New York & Paris.1908
8 French-fold pp. with silk screened crane on wraps.  The paper for the cover is laid paper with chain lines. The paper for the booklet  is more of a washi paper with chain lines. All quite striking.   The booklet describes the fine silks produced by the company and the various silk types that include Mandarin, Pagoda, Tussorah, Shantoong, Montora and Song-o-Silk.  Line drawn in text illustrations relevant to the silk being discussed.   It concludes with the meaning of colors e.g. Blue, or the sapphire, expresses heaven, the firmament, truth from a celestial origin, the color denoting constancy, fidelity.  This is accompanied by six (6) lithograph light stock calendar pages, each depicting a stately woman, drawn in the style of Charles Dana Gibson adorned in a garment made of silk.  Each page also has two calendar months for 1908 and is captioned " The Mandarin, Pagoda, Tussorah, Shantoong, Montora or Song-o-Silk Girl", each in the colors described in the meaning of colors section.   Calendar pages tuck neatly into the booklet. Booklet measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/8".. What woman wouldn't want to purchase a garment of Migel silk and magically look like one of the influencers on the calendar pages.
Florence Fleming Noyes 2 Circulars - The Noyes School of Rhythm for Children - Summer Camp. Cobalt, CT .1927
The first single-fold brochure has an image from a photograph of the gateway to the camp. In its fifteenth season.  It asks the these questions "Have you thought what kind of a summer you would like your children to have? Would it be something like this? That they be outdoors most of the day, in the meadow of an old Connecticut farm that slopes to a lake with wooded hills beyond? That they start the day with a Rhythm class in a big, open Barn overlooking the sparkling lake below? That they spend quiet, cool hours in an old shed, with clay, paint or dyes, which take on new meaning after Rhythm work? That they find evenings and rainy days perhaps the best of all, when they gather around big logs crackling and blazing in the fireplace in the Barn? And many more.  This is followed by comments from pleased parents at summers end., A second image of children in gossamer white gowns playing in a field. A pictorial map and basic info about the separate camps for Women and Girls and Men and Boys. The second is eight fold out pages with extensive information on the camp, testimonials, order of the day pricing, pictorial maps, peaceful images from photographs and gossamer gowned women "in a masque".  Pages are 8 1/2" x 5".. Created by Florence Fleming Noyes in the early 1900’s, Noyes Rhythm is a movement system that brings ease and strength to your body, while opening you up to great creativity in art and life. Many people, all ages, dancers and non-dancers, have come to Noyes Rhythm to relieve stiffness, tiredness, and loss of inspiration. The work combines a system of physical techniques and improvisatory explorations, encouraging subtle internal awareness, all supported by live music. The techniques build core strength, release unwanted tension, and encourage coordination, alignment and balance. Our movement always reflects the elements of nature. It is an organic approach that asks us to feel the breath of the forest, the ripples of the water, the rolling gait of the bear. We can get beyond our physical limitations and move together in universal rhythms. The Noyes system also affects our whole selves by inviting us ‘shed’ what we don’t need and find fresh resources for our spirit. Combining the grace and spontaneity of childhood with the clarity and discipline of maturity, Noyes Rhythm work connects us to the same strength that flows through all living things. A religious service mainly of song and often of a joyous informal nature.  The school is still in existence.
Four (4) Uncut Penny Paper Dolls -  Series
The paper dolls were part of a series of uncut small format penny paper dolls each with one doll and three costumes with matching hats and a cover.  This group includes Alice, Mary Bell, Rhoda, and Sallie. They are all uncut and complete sets. Closed measures 4 1/2" x  2 3/4".  Doll measures 4".  Reverse is blank.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Three Ages of Woman. .Providence, RI.c1880s
A set of six (6) album cards representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. Chromolithograph with gold background.  Each incorporating the need for woman to be taken seriously, yet with a bit of fancy or whimsy added. As noted in Kevin Mac Donnell's excellent article (ABAA - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Trade Card Designs) there are three secular cards and three religious cards. The secular woman evolves from a daisy to a buttercup and finally a delicate rose.  The the religious woman evolves from a morning glory to a calla lily to an iris becoming more subdued. Although the cards were designed as trade cards, this particular set is album cards, the reverse is blank. Each marked at lower right with margin with word "copyright".  Each measures 3" x 4 3/8". Irregular margins. Edges crisp. 1/8" light edge wear on calla lily lily card..
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. E. J. Handmade Jenny Lind Paper Doll w 5 Handmade Costumes. ..
A 6" handmade pen and ink and watercolor Jenny Lind paper doll with 4 cut and one uncut costume.  The uncut costume has two guards pencils in the background.  Fine replicas copied from the Albert Davis Collection of prints. . Johanna Maria Lind (6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840.
Hand Crafted Wedding Shower Album for Louise Constructed Entirely of Wrap & Gifts Received.Norwich VT.1943
An ingenious remembrance constructed completely from the gift wrap and tags received at a Miscellaneous Shower at Pearl Roger's, Norwich, Vermont, November 17, 1943 penned on the front cover.  The entire album (with the exception of the inside cover boards) are created of wrapping paper from individual gifts presented at the shower; each with the gift card affixed to the page. The center pages include the names of the attendees and a summary of the evening.   The last page has an applied birthday greeting. Interfoliata: Two snap-shots of a young girl with a basket and a paper umbrella, the back captioned advising this is the show basket that contained these gifts. Also includes a silhouette of a boy named Bruce. Ribbon tie binding. Charming.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5'. .
Handmade Perforated or Punch Paper Needlepoint “patch” envelope. ..
Measures 5” x 3 ½” with needlepoint strip across that top that has a handmade patch or court plaster envelope attached.  Needlepoint floral array on each side of base.  Floral decoration at top.  c1860s. .
Helen Maria Imrie, etc. A Fine Ladies Album and Commonplace Book - Helen Maria Imrie . .Scotland.1839-1866
34 leaves.  Two rows of elaborate stamped decorative devices on cover; outer border gilt stamped. An array of different colored pages, some with Dobbs Patent embossed border decoration including French love sentiments. A fine lady's book.  The content is complete and the book is filled with the exception of two pages.  The content includes an array of art including eight (8) cut-out and applied original floral arrays, two (2) near full page watercolors in charcoal and watercolor featuring a pair of grouse signed W. Gunton 1832, a small perforated paper  with  watercolor of a bird, pencil drawing of Portrait of Rembrandt,  pencil drawing of lads around camp fire, pen and ink of Lord Byran, fine miniature penwork titled "Affection" with laurel wreath and a pair of love birds,  pencil drawing of a male dancer and his shadow, an applied 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" hand penned eternal love knot, a loose fine cutwork depicting a shelter with a shepherd and sheep, applied pencil and pen work of shoes through the ages from 1544-1830, tipped-in  watercolor of floral array and a provocative pencil and watercolor of a young woman. The writings, mostly by the owner with a few entries by others, mostly women include A Friendship Wreath (poem), Boarding school Notice - interpretation of what was needed, Character of Napoleon Bonepart as drawn by Wm Phillips 1814 narrative,  character of Madame de Stache as drawn Lady Morgan of France (narrative),  Retrospection by J.A.S. in 1866, Translation of some French verses to Lord Byron, Copy of "A Maltese Woman's Petition" original sent to Ladies Malta Charitable Society, The Cost of War, The Answer, Character of James the First of England, A Stranger, "Since your honor is so good", Love of God, Recipe - a Cure for Love, Oh moralists, who heard of happiness and self-respect, When did personal variety listen to the suggestions of Prudence, Luther - A Fragment (26 verse poem), miscellaneous verses and writings. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". . Most likely Helen Maria Imrie 4 Aug 1820 - 24 Jul 1904, Ferry-Port-on-Craig, Fife, Scotland.
Helen Page Marie Antoinette Paper Doll. ..[1990]
A cut put paper doll of Marie Antoinette with thirteen elaborate dresses. One of the outfits also includes an  Indian servant boy holding a basket of flowers. All pages are loose and are different sizes based on the size of the outfits. Additionally there is one page that is a portrait of Marie Antoinette in a pink dress with flowers and butterflies. The dress shown in the portrait is not among the outfits in the collection. In the style of Helen Page. Largest Sheet: 12" x 7 1/2" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 13 loose pages plus one portrait .
Hilda Miloche & Wilma Kane Teen Gal Cut Out Dolls, Around the Clock with Peg and Dot. Whitman Publishing Co..Racine , WI.1943
Two punch out dolls, Peg and Dot, with six (6) uncut color costume pages. Each outfit on the pages is label the correct corresponding doll. The outfits are designed around the appropriate attire for teens to wear at different times of the day. Each page has an illustration of a clock with the time on it to denote when the fashions on the page can be worn. The outfits include everything form bath robes in the morning, dresses for afternoon tea, school and dance class outfits, evening wear, before dinner playtime outfits and sleep wear. Die cut front cover of an ornate clock. Peggy is the doll beneath this die cut, while dot is on the back cover. 6 costume pages. 2 dolls measuring 11 inches. No. 980. Measures 13" x 10 3/4"..
Letter re By-laws Amendment Advising Which Woman may Attend Santa Cruz Club Function, Nogales AZ 1911
An 11" x  8 1/4" typed letter printed in red ink  from the Santa Cruz Club, Nogales Arizona, Jan. 17, 1911.  The subject is members of the Santa Cruz Club and The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Content provides recent events and the need to amend the bylaws to clarify which lady's may attend club functions.  The bottom line Ladies who are not members of the Auziliary may be invited only once during each year, on invitation issued by the Secretary. The only exception to the rule excluding non-members of the Ladies' Auxiliary is when an unmarried member may choose to invite such person as his ONE particular guest.  Letter folds. With original envelope.. The Santa Cruz Ladies' Auxiliary became the Nogales Women's Club.  In 1914 it was considered the "nicest" club with the "best dressed women" in Arizona.
Lila Moran School Notebook of Lila Morann, School Girl form Norwich CT. .Norwich, CT.1883-1905
A school notebook belonging to Lila Moran, a young school girl from Norwich, CT. The first few pages of the journal see Lila practicing writing the alphabet, as well as her name, location and date, September 3, 1889. The rest of the journal can be broken up into two sections. The first half of journal consists of history essays with the following titles: 'Alfred the Great and the Anglo Saxons', 'England under the Normans and the Effect of the Norman Conquest', 'England under the Plantagenets', and  'State of Society under the Houses of Lancaster and York'. Mixed in-between the history essays, are short notes. One of them even describes a ritual, that if completed will allow a girl to dream the identify of her future husband. Another note describes a different ritual that supposedly causes a girl to be married within a year. These short notes are often written in pencil, while the essays are in pen. The latter half of the journal consist of vocabulary lists (words and descriptions). While the lists are broken down by lessons, there doesn't seem to be a common theme to the words (and definitions) listed. In addition to the school work in the journal, there are two drawings. Each drawing is a side view of a woman in a fancy dress. There are also three receipts for a Samuel Moran, Lila's father. These receipts date from 1883-1905. Two are store receipts and one is from the Norwich Saving Society. Marbleized covers, and interior pages are lined with red edging. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4". Lila Moran (Morann) was born in c1872 in Connecticut to Samuel (c1847-?) and Eliza (c1848-?) Moran. She had a brother, William (c1870-?), and a sister Prudence Jane (c1868-?).
Looking Forward: A Treatise on the Status of Woman and the Origin and Growth of the Family and the State.  Philip Rappaport Charles H. Kerr & Company Chicago 1906
234 pp. Green hard cover printed cover with blind stamp. The book was written to give readers historical information so they can judge future possibilities and probabilities (according to foreword), 8 chapters include "Introduction" "The Status of Woman" " The Family" "Divorce" "Prostitution" "The State" "The Modern Economic System" " Conclusion" 8" x 5 1/2"
Marian Beattie Teaching As My Career: A School Project About A Young Female Student's Future. .Kalamazoo, MI.1937
women, teaching, education, made by hand A school project done by Kalamazoo's Woodward Junior High's 14 year old Marian Eleanor Beattie (1923-2007) on what her future life and career would look like. The result of the project is a large, 81 page hand made book. As the title of the project gives away, Marian wanted to be a teacher as she liked children and "always thought it would be fun to give an assignment and correct the papers afterwards." When she was younger she had aspirations of being a music teacher, but since she couldn't play the piano, she decided on being an Elementary school teacher instead. The assignment was divided up into several different sections entitled, "Autobiography", "Why I Chose My Career", "History", "Nature of the Work", "Qualifications", "Advantages and Disadvantages", "Rewards and Opportunities", "Preparations", "Self Analysis", "First Interview", "Second Interview", "Letter of Application", "Biography", "My Hobbies", "My Future Home", "Pursuing My Career", "My Measure of Success", and "Bibliography". Each section is a mixture of her past, current, and possible future, and is a wonderful look into a young girl's fantasies of what her future would be. The first half of the book, up till just before the 'Interview' sections, as well as the "My Hobbies" and "My Measure of Success" sections, tells the story of Marian's past, why she wants to be a teacher, what she believes a teaching career is, and an analysis of herself. It is in these sections she states that she wishes to go to Western State Teachers College (now known as Western Michigan University) to receive her degree. The two interview sections, are interviews she conducted with two of her teachers at school about teaching. The letter of application is an imaginary letter written by a 'future' Marian, and essentially is a cover letter for a fictional job. The "Biography" section has several short biographies on historical figures that were influential in the field of education. "My Future Home" and "Pursuing My Career" are both sections in which Marian lets her imagination run wild with fantasies of what her future could be. Her ideal house would have a library, sun porch, tennis court, and  three bedrooms; one for her, one for guests and one for the help. The "Pursuing My Career"  section is written in diary format, and details how in the course of six days, Marian gets her first teaching job, meets a boy, gets married, and is now off to France since her husband was promoted to US Ambassador to France. One entry in the diary starts with "I woke up this morning to find my self in a new home not far from the capital of the United States. I looked down on my left hand. Instead of my gold signet ring I saw a wedding ring and my diamond." At the end of the book is a bibliography and several pages of signatures of her fellow classmates and teachers, just like a yearbook would. Of note with the student signatures is that the career they selected for themselves for the school project is also written. Some of the future career goals of her fellow classmates, which very much split along gender norms, are: acting, aeronautical engineering, designer, acting, journalism, lawyer, nurse, private secretary, aviation and librarian. The book has been hand made with fuchsia colored covers with black accents. All the pages have been bound with hand sewn thread. The book contain numerous printed illustrations, both in color and black and white, most likely taken from magazines. These images are used to enhance the story she is telling, and often feature young children either at play or in the classroom. In the section about her ideal house, she has an example of what she would like each room in her house to look like, most of which appear to be in the modern art deco style popular in the 1930s. There are two loose pieces in the book which were most likely added after the project was graded. The first is a large black and white photograph of her classmates and teachers, that on the back lists all their names. The second is a newspaper clipping of Woodward Junior High's 1937 city championship basketball team. The title page of the book has an ink drawing of a head shot of a fashionable woman in a cap and gown. Unfortunately Marian Beattie would not fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. According to her obituary she worked as an administrative assistant for most of her life. 81 pages. Pink hard covers. Sewn binding. Handmade. Measures 12 1/2" x 9". . Marian Eleanor Beattie was born on May 25, 1923 to John Harrison Beattie (1889-1950) and Ethel Morris Beattie (1895-1982) in Kalamazoo, MI. She had one sister, Martha Beattie Reed (1923?-?). She was a life long resident of Kalamazoo, MI and died on August 24, 2007.
Marjorie Taylor Report of the Women's Work at NGOI-MANI Mission, From Nov., 1931 to Aug., 1932. Ngoi-Mani Mission.Ngoimani, DR Congo.1932
The annual report of the women's work being done at the Ngoi-Mani Mission, which was located in a small valley by the name of Ngoimani just north of a town called Mwanza in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should be noted that in 1932 it was known as Belgian Congo, as it was a colony of Belgium, and is referred to as such on the item. The mission was a definitely Christian mission, although it is unclear what denomination it was. This report reads like a letter from missionary Marjorie Taylor, as she provides updates on what has occur since her last annual report. Beyond the mission in Ngoimani, she would also travel to several other towns in the area evangelizing. The towns specifically mentioned in this report are: Kabwe, Kazadi, Kisula, and Songe. Taylor only focuses on the women and girls in her report as there was a male priest whose job it was to help convert the men and boys. While Taylor takes great joy in reporting on the new 'believers', she also emphasizes how much 'backsliding' the new convertors do. "We have had some good meetings, but not the blessing we would like. We know this because of hidden sin amongst the women and girls, who are professing Christians - two cases of which God has graciously brought to light and both girls were restored." The 'believers' are sent out to nearby villages to attempt to convert other individuals, and after they have done this for 60 days, the girls are given as single dress as a reward. The report concludes with a request that the missions 'backers-up', what Taylor calls the people who donate to the cause, continue to help, because "if you stop, we stop or at least are greatly handicapped. It is for the Honour and Glory of His Kingdom!" Marjorie Victoria Hebden Taylor (1901-?), herself appears to have been an English missionary, who along with her husband, Rev. Cyril Eustace Taylor (1892-1935), a medical missionary, worked in the Congo in the 1920s and 1930s. The pair had met in Africa, and married in 1923 in Mwanza. After Rev. Cyril's death in 1935 (in Switzerland, while on the family's first vacation since the 1920s), Marjorie stayed in the Congo until 1941, returning home to England due to the outbreak of WWII. By the end of Marjorie's time in the Congo the mission had reportedly had built 38 churches and totaled 3,4000 'believers'. Their missionary work is described in their youngest son's (Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor) autobiography "Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur", who spend his youth in the Congo with his parents (digital version available online on Google Books). Single fold, double side. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 9" (unfolded)..
Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Chimney Sweep  Admires Leg Sighting Beneath Crinoline. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it”.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter). A hand colored lithograph depicting a woman tying her shoe causing her crinoline to rise and expose her other leg.  A nearby chimney sweep quips "Oh Gemini there's a leg! how they show those things, 'of airy lightness, and don't the wells' like to see them that's all!".  Reverse is blank.  Measures 10"  x 7". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.
Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Crinoline Amusement. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it”.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter).  W. H. Harrisoon illustrator.   A hand colored lithograph depicting a woman playing with a hoop and dog; the edge of her crinoline is exposed.  A nearby man looks on. "Now Toby, your first performance, is to do! Jump through this Hoop, with Hoop de Dooden Doo!". Apparently the dog misinterpreted which hoop to jump through.  Reverse is blank.  Measures 8 1/4"  x 7 1/2". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.
Mary Jane clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll.
Mary Jane is a blue eyed blonde that comes with clothing to go skiing, paint, have tea, and go out and about. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
Mary Lee clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll.
May Lee, a brunette with brown eyes, can be an aviator with gear or can dress up in a sailor dress among other outfits. She comes with a punch-out suitcase with her name.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Halsey Gulick The Luther Gluck Camps - Guide, Yearbook, Cover letter - Girls Camps. Evans Printers.Concord NH.1952-53
A small format 20 pp brochure with illustrated wraps.  The three camps are located in Saco ME and include Sebago Wohelo: Girls 12 to 17 years, Little Wohelo: Girls 6 to 12 years and Timanous: Boys 6 to 14 years.  Descriptions of each camp including references to many of the Native American crafts and iconography of the Camp Fire Girls organization throughout.  An overview on the types of activities, accommodations etc. Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/3".  The second is the "yearbook" for The Luther Gulick Camps - Summer of 1952". Suth Casco, ME. Consists of captioned images of photographs of the campers and their activities only. Measures 9 1/4" x 6 1/2".   The final piece in this lot is a cover letter to a potential campers mother.  Again, note the Campfire Girl iconography on the left margin. . The camp was founded in 1908 by Dr. and Mrs. Luther Halsey Gulick, the camps for the past 25 years have been under the direction of their son, J. Halsey Gulick and his wife, a former camper and counselor. Luther Gulick, who founded the Campfire Girls along with his wife Charlotte.
Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings Mary Ann Takes Part in Confederate Balls Given In Natchez Each Spring .  1940s
A 4  page  book with paper covers. A Cut Out Doll and Dresses.  The   7 1/4" paper doll is on the cover and designed to be cut-out.  Each page is a ball gown.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". desgined by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings penned at base.   Accompanied by letter from the Tom L. Ketchings Co. advising the customer that the doll was created by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings, wife of the boss. Letter dated 1948.  Scarce.
N. E. Sanitarium, Training School for Missionary Nurses Graduation Invite for the Missionary Nurses Class of 1905 . .Melrose, MA.1905
A three page invite for the graduating class of 1905 for the New England Sanitarium, Training School for Missionary Nurses. Located along the border between the two Massachusetts towns of Stoneham and Melrose, the sanitarium and nursing school were apart of a Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The sanitarium would later become known Boston Regional Medical Center before it closed in 1999. This formal invite to the graduation of the  class of 1905 has thick stock paper covers, with yellow string binding. The front cover of the program is has gilt school seal and text. The interior pages features the event details, the school motto- "Not I, But Christ"- and includes a list of graduates, eleven total- three men, and 8 women. Measures 5 1/4" x 4".
Norman Carr, M. D. Birth Control, Plain Medical Information. Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control.Chicago, IL.1934
A short 22pp booklet about the different methods of birth control available to women in the 1930s. This booklet attempts to straddle a very fine line between the moral and religious ideals, and women's reproductive rights, however it often manages to contradict itself in doing so. It starts off by saying that "Motherhood is the grandest, richest and the most glorious experience which may occur in a woman's life.... it is too wonderful to treat it lightly and too sacred to thrust it upon a woman against her will...", which appears to be a very pro-life woman's right stance in regard to all women, regardless of circumstance. However it soon becomes very clear that this stance is only considered moral and ethical by them under very strict conditions: "those few who still say they are opposed to Birth Control are often very ignorant of the problem about which they attempt to argue.... they often do not distinguish between Birth Control and abortion.... Birth Control, as advocated by ethical persons and organizations, is not meant for the illicit use of the unmarried, but is designed for the protection of the health and happiness of married couple... Birth Control in marriage is not a religious question, it is a matter of economics and health." After this outlining of when birth control should be used, the booklet proceeds to describe the various methods of birth control, and the pros and cons of each. Methods that are not recommended are: inter-uterine stems often called gold buttons or wishbones (a pre cursory to today's modern hormonal IUDs), douching, withdrawal, suppositories, and male condoms (because "in most cases it is unsatisfactory to one or both parties, occasionally harmful; and due to defective material, especially the cheaper kind, it often fails as a contra-ceptive", a position that is currently recognized as untrue). Next the booklet continues on to recommended two different types of birth control methods, though first they do stress that any and all of these methods must be done before intercourse starts. The first approved method recommended is contra-ceptive jelly, which in order to use, one must determine what class of woman you are.  "First class" women are "brides and wives who have not yet borne a child or suffered a miscarriage", and therefore can just smear the jelly over one's cervix. Second class women, women who have only had one child and suffered no "birth damage" to the cervix, might be able to just use the contra-ceptive jelly, but probably should use it with a tampon or cap, and third class women are those who have had more than one child or birth damage and then must use the jelly with a tampon or cap. The second approved method is the diaphragm, often called the female condom, which according to the the 1930 International Conference on Birth Control, it is "the best known method of contra-ception." Next the booklet provides information on the Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control who had medical offices in Chicago and Detroit where women could attend free lectures on birth control and also would be able to see only female physicians. A short section on the "Legal and Ethical" practices of birth control follow, which essentially state that birth control is not illegal and that "one of the moral reasons for the practice of Birth Control is that it eliminates the dangers of illegal abortions".  Lastly there are four pages of advertisements for Lanteen Birth control products themselves, such as their various jellies, tampons and caps. The booklet contains several illustrations of the products, diagrams on how to use them, and three small illustrations of the cervix so that a woman can better understand the different classes of women.  Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 2  (APR 2020) Measures 6 3/4" x 3 1/4"..
Norman Carr, M.D. Marriage Hygiene, As Prescribed by Physicians . Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information .Chicago.1938
A small booklet providing advice on "marriage hygiene", a rather unique and polite euphemism for family planning/birth control used within marriage. The booklet, at first, does seem to take a rather modern view of family planning and marriage, stating, "for generations past, our Anglo-Saxon prudery and false modesty have denied our women their rightful heritage. Intolerance have hidden from the mothers of our race authentic medical advice on the intimate problems of marriage." However they couch this belief on the "stern conditions of our present economic situations [which] compel us to face all realities of life sensibly," rather then simply stating this is information women deserve to know. Further more, when discussing the different possible birth control methods, the booklet strongly recommends against male condoms, which they call sanitary rubbers, since they "are often highly dissatisfactory and unpleasant to one or both parties," a myth that has been perpetuated by men, and is not true. Instead the booklet recommends the use of diaphragms. It discusses proper use and placement with several colored illustrations directing the reader on proper use and insertion. The last few pages are advertisements for various Lanteen products, such as their cap diaphragm, jelly, Mesinga type diaphragm and a cleansing antiseptic for douching. Their advertisement for douching products is highly ironic as earlier in the booklet they recommend against douching as "many douche solutions are actually harmful to the delicate tissues which are more sensitive than the lining of the throat." 22 pg. Staple binding. OCLC 6 (Feb. 2020) Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Patty Lou clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover
Patty Lou has red hair and blue eyes and comes with clothes and accessories that include play clothes and toys, a fur coat, and seasonal outfits. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover
Promotional Materials for Retailers - Princess and Maynard Corset Cos.
Two advertising leaflets designed for the retailer, not the consumer relating to corsets produced and sold by the Princess Corset Company and Maynard Corset Company. While independent companies the design format is similar.  The illustrations of the women featured in both the ads were based on photographs of real women wearing the corsets. The women themselves are mostly done in black and white (though some have a pink flesh tone on their upper body), while the corsets they are wearing are a light pink. The women are  set against a black backdrop, which makes them pop of the page, and draws the eye to the corset. The advertisement for the Princess Corset Company was designed to be sent in the mail, with space for an address and stamp, and unfolds into large flyer. It declares the items featured as "The Greatest Corset Idea in Years" and that the "prices defy [the] competition" and will help the retailer "make Bigger Profits". Item descriptions of both corsets and brassieres and their cost are featured. Sixteen (16) illustrations of women in corsets, with eighteen (18) smaller illustrations detailing the back of the corsets. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" (folded) 20" x 12 1/2" (completely unfolded). The second item by the Maynard Corset Company is a tri-fold brochure, and is entitled "Why Can I Do This?" The title is explained on the back of the brochure in a "Personal Statement" by Chas. B. Maynard, President of the company. Essentially it states that although they have been in business for twenty five years, this is the first time they are selling directly to retailers rather than a "jobber and mail order houses". By cutting out the middle man Maynard assures the reader that they will never find a corset of "so LOW in PRICE and yet so HIGH in QUALITY". Item descriptions of both corsets and their cost are included. Thirteen (13) illustrations of women in corsets. The majority of corsets are pink in the illustrations, however there are few that are white.
Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project...
A single-fold 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" paper menu with printed outside cover and mimeographed bill of fare within. Well-rounded fare with prices ranging from 25 cents for a lettuce sandwich to $2.25 for Broiled Rump Steak. The significance of this menu is spelled out on the back cover "To help finance its social and educational work, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union maintains theFood Shop, Handwork Shop, Knitting Shop...concluding with the Providence Restaurant. . The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (1877-2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by physician Harriet Clisby for the advancement of women and to help women and children in the industrial city. By 1893, chapters of the WEIU were established in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. In the last part of the 19th century, a dramatic surge in immigration and rapid industrial growth took place in Boston. The exploitation of women and children, crowded housing and poor sanitation, and miserable labor conditions led Dr. Harriet Clisby, one of America's first women physicians, to establish the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1877 to respond to these social problems.
Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more.
Retrospective of 1960s Fashion - from Pill Box Hat to the Mod Movement by Vogue and the May Co.. May Co...1960s
A total of four (4) single-fold brochures from Vogue and the May Co.  The first is fashion loves a leading lady and includes 44 styles and pattern information from early 60s pill box hat era and promotes Vogue pattern at the May Co.  The second  is sponsored by  "The New Broadway-Hollywood" and Vogue and is a program for their semi-annual fabric-pattern revue spotlighting Double-up Fashions.  Includes lists of patterns, descriptions and pattern price.  The third introduces Mod Fashions at the May co.  international fashion-fabric show "one world of fashion" striking black and white cover with 23 fashions displayed with descriptions and pattern pricing. Many of the patterns were created by famous designers of the day. The final is printed on coated stock with a fashion forward woman in an orange jumpsuit with  a psychedelic flower and promotes May Co.s  "the Bright Fantastics" a Vogue Fashion-Fabric Show. Depicts 20 fashions with variations and the standard information.  Four groups - The Beautiful Blondes, Pants on the Move: in Town and at Home, The Sun Kist Colors and The Wild Prints.  this brochure is printed in orange and black inks. This is the largest and measures 1/4" x 9 1/2. .
Rimmels Almanac - National Flowers. E. Rimmel.London & Paris .1876
16pp including 6 full page illustrations. The first and last 2 pages are the Daily Almanac for the year. The interior pages feature information on  Philadelphia Exhibition,  Perfume for Handkerchief, Toilet Waters, Complexion, Toilet Soap, Hair Products, For the Teeth and Sundrie.  The elaborate fanciful illustrations feature the flower women of Russia, France, England, Germany, Spain and Turkey,.  Measures 3 1/2" x 2 5/8". .
Robert Browning The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co..London and New York.[1906]
Tells the classic story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, based off of Robert Brownings famous poem. The book is illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney and features black and white illustrations besides the text and twelve (12) full color plates. On the front interior cover is a bookplate that states "Woman's Education Association. Traveling Library Extra A 27." The WEA was a organization founded in 1871 in Boston, MA to help promote better education for women. It was dissolved in 1935. Additionally, there is a library card pocket for the WEA on the back interior cover. Printed on both on the front cover and title page is "No. 1506". This refers to the publishers book number and using the catalogue raisonne of the publisher Ernest Nister, the publishing date of the book, c1906, was found. 26 pp. Measures 10 3/4" 8 1/4".
Sally Ann clothes and playthings to cut out: A cut-out doll.
Sally Ann, a brown hair, blue eyed doll with an assortments of outfits including a riding outfit, winter furs, and coveralls with dog. Comes with punch-out paper suitcase with nameMeasures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
Scarce - The Virtuous Girl  with 2 Two-Sided Paper Dolls and 8 Costumes . H. F. Muller.Vienna Austria.1840-1850
In the traditional German manner of the day the the set includes two (2) identical 6 3/4" paper dolls and eight (8) two-sided costumes. Each costume is printed on polished paper and involves an activity.  Light egg wash finish. The costumes were dubbed Pretty, Diligence,  Applications, Patience, Clemency,  Mansuetude, Candor and Sincerity.  The costumes depict woman with exuberant baby in cradle holding a book holding a satchel and hanky holding a watering can and garden rake holding a pot with a seated shepherd boy on reverse with a dog at her feet holding a lamb with lamb at her feet on reverse. holding a dove Includes two (2) hats. Each of the costumes is numbered. Charming and dear.. Information found in Howard p.279  An example of this doll was found in a German museum in the 1960s and included information on the publisher and costume labeling.
Price: $275.00
A 6 1/4" x 7" etching titled Sylvia depicting a coquettish woman with exposed breasts.   The verse below  from  Acis and Galatea by John Gay and reads "Love on her Breast Sits panting' And swells with Soft desire No grace no Charm is wanting To set  the Heart on Fire.   Hand finished. Affixed to a geometric printed board page  presumably from a scrap book.
Tested Cooking Recipes and Household Hints by Cleveland News Housewives. ..c1910
A 32 pp what appears to be a newspaper supplement printed on newsprint.  The front cover depicts a woman in a kitchen preparing a recipe.  Illustration marked D. C. Rudolph.  The forward is titled Recipes by Famouse Clevland Cooks, Published by The Cleveland News for Distribution Among Its Readers.  The Foreword by the Women's Editor of the Cleveland News reveals this Cook Book is not the work of one cooking expert, but of many -- the expert home cooks who read The Cleveland News.  The recipes have been tried by those who originally prepared them.  Many of the contributions are in the first person, just as they were written by the women who sent them to the Household Department of the News.   Content is dense with a wide array of recipes covering many types of food from frosting to rabbits. Advertising on covers, otherwise dense recipes.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".  No OCLC.  . Edge chips on front cover. Age toning on newsprint.
The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York
unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the adventures and people they encounter both on he trip and once returning home to England. Reverse of title page explains first eight scenes of Mr. Pipp's career originally published in "Sketches and Cartoons". This volume is the fourth in the regular series, the first three include "Drawings by C.D. Gibson" "Pictures of People" and "Sketches and Cartoons." 17 3/4" x 11 3/4"
The Trade Union Woman.  Alice Henry D. Appleton and Company New York 1915
314 pp. Navy fabric cover with printed spine, frontispiece and five illustrations. Contains 13 chapters, appendix 1 and 2, and bibliography, chapters include "Early Trade Unions Among Women" "The Huge Strikes" "Women and the Vocations" and "The Working Woman and the Vote". 7 1/2" x 5"
The Women's Trade Union Leagues in Great Britain and the United States of America.  Gladys Boone Columbia University Press New York 1942
283 pp. light green soft printed cover, 8 chapters, 6 appendices, bibliography and citations. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of Political Science Columbia University" The book discusses trade union leagues created to "raise the economic status of women wage-earners", includes statutes and cases. 8 3/4" x 6" Spine compressed, some light staining on cover,
The Young Ladies Album - A Friendship Album for Ellie F. Keen
A large format gilt stamped friendship album dedicated to Ellie F. Keen affectionately by her father, 1848. Includes color title page and 12 romantic themed color plates throughout.  Three (3) with inscriptions from her friends.  Predominantly written in 1848 and 1849. Additionally over 50 poems and personal notes dedicated to Ellie.  One with a calligraphy swan at top.  Additionally includes a well executed full page water color of a moonlit night with fondly embracing lovers. The adjacent page is a full page verse about lovers meeting in the silent night from E.K..  Approximately 2/3 of the pages have mostly full page sentiments. Additionally there are some unusual scrap decals that unfortunately did not age well. Minimal detraction.  Most are signed with a first name only with some exceptions - Ellie Lloyde, Joe Keen, Lizzie Wethereill, Mary Ricketts, Fanny Walker, Mary A. Morgan, Mary Babbit and Maria Dock. | The verse adjacent the watercolor begins: "It is the hour where in the Silent street, The midnight watchman's echoing tramp is heard, Entranced by thy dear voice, to me so sweet, Too long have the parting hours deferred... Concludes ..."The converse fond with thee, deny me not, Too much of time, this world's dull cares employ, For in this transient scene 'tis not thy lot Of man, to taste a long contented Joy - signed with initials , dated 1856.  Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2".
US Air Force Recruiting Service A Trio of Items Relating to WAF: Women in the Air Force. .Quincy, IL.1963-1965
This small collection encompasses a trio of items relating to the recruitment of WAF, or Women in the Air Force.  According to the brochures in this collection the career fields open to WAF were personnel, administration, supply, education and training, air traffic control and warning, transportation, accounting, finance, auditing, and medical assistant (in either medical or dental fields). Additionally officers in the WAF were "active in the realm of space, in assignments as psychologist, physicists, chemist, and other scientific specialties".  The three items in this collection are: 1) "Opportunity for Young Women", a folded double sided folded brochure that provides basic information on the requirements and benefits of being a WAF. There is a tear off section to send in for more information. Additionally there are several small black and white printed photographs of WAF in action, as well as a colored illustration of a WAF on the front cover. Printed on the base of the brochure is: "CWE 64-1B-250M  * GPO : 1963 0-698-290"   2) "Your Daughter in the US Air Force", 14 page booklet with illustrated wrappers. There are images from  photographs throughout of various WAF at their jobs or socializing. It is clear the booklet's aim was to parents of young women in order to help them either encourage their daughters to join or alleviate their fears from their daughters joining the USAF. "A young woman's years of service in the Air Force will give her more poise and maturity, and a better understanding of the world in which she will live... a young woman who learns one of the technical skills of the Aerospace Age has a bright future. In or out of the Service, good jobs await women with this kind of experience... your daughter's living quarters and off-duty hours will be supervised by women officers, specially selected and trained.... As parents you will experience a deep sense of pride that your daughter is working at an interesting and challenging job. Pay starts at $78.00 dollars a month."  Printed on the back is: "CWE 64-28-150M * GPO: 1964 O-773-745.  3) "WAF: Women in the Air Force", a single fold brochure directed towards young women themselves. It is printed in blue and has five printed photographs of WAF in action. The tone of this brochure fluctuates between flattering and condescending, and uses a combination of historical references of women's roles in previous conflicts, to their current hopes for career and independence, the possibility of travel, and possible romantic future to attract recruits. "Rosie the riveter and her sister the sergeant rejected the kitchen sink and the Monday wash in the brave new postwar world...  two major avenues leading to a commission are open to WAF... the Air Force Academy, of course, is not open; no female may be admitted to these hallowed halls as cadet, but a WAF officer did serve as a registrar there for six years... while there are some variations in the type of quarters the enlisted WAF will find at her duty station, they offer the comforts and off-duty life that is not unlike a college sorority house...  only unmarried girls may enlist, but there is no prohibition against marriage once they are in the Air Force... The Air Force, as a matter of fact, tends to be sympathetic toward young love when it blossoms on an Air Force base. Some 15 percent of the WAF are married to husbands in Air Force Uniforms... it is tougher for a girl to get into the Air Force than it is for a man. She must pass tests with a higher marks... while she is not required to do push-ups or run the four minute mile, the physical requirements are as exacting in the own way as they are for the men... while the majority [of WAF] find their way into some type of administrative duty... a few of the girls somehow manage to attach themselves to more unusual occupations. One is a traffic dispatcher for an air police squadron. And amazingly, a WAF was recently nominated Maintenance 'Man' of the Month for her work in Electronic Countermeasures shop." Printed on the back is "S65-3534". According to a stamp on all three of these brochures, they originated at US Air Force Recruiting Service in Quincy, IL, which was ran by SSGT Paul W. Vest. The WAF were eventually disbanded in 1976 when women were accepted into the USAF on an equal basis as men.  The largest measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". To view this collection, please click on the following link: The National Security Act of 1947 formed the basis of the US Air Force as separate branch of the US Military (prior to that it was a part of the US Army), and in 1948 WAF was formed under the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which also allowed women to serve directly in the military rather than the 'auxiliary' roles they held in the past. At this point the military began actively recruiting women to fill a variety of, mostly administrative, rolls. For the USAF there were specific requirement for WAF. They were to be between the ages of 18 and 27 (though if younger than 21 written consent from a parent or guardian was required), a high school graduate, unmarried and without dependents, pass a mental and physical exam, and of "good moral character" (normally determined by written references from the young woman's community).
Various Promotional Brochure -History  Blairsville College for Women from 1851-1901 - . .Blairsville , PA.1901
In 1851 Blairsville Female Seminary was founded by Presbyterian pastor George Hill. The Seminary started out in a single building and eventually became a chartered college in 1893. This book is the history of the school and its mission to educate young women. The book is divided into several sections entitled, "History of the Blairsville Ladies' Seminary', 'History of the Seminary from 1876 to 1881', 'History of the Seminary from 1881 to 1886', 'History of the Seminary from 1886 to 1891', 'History of the Seminary from 1891 to 1896', and 'History of the College from 1896 to 1901". Each section is written by a class historian, and these booklets were presumably prepared for the alumnae reunions. There are ten pages of printed photographs, all but one of these pages show portraits of individuals who had a large impact on the college. One of the images is of the college campus. Front cover is embossed with the college seal. String Binding. 69 pgs. Wraps with string tie binding. OCLC-1 (Mar 2019) Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/4". Report for the First Alumnae Reunion, June 1876 by Miss Melissa R. Mendell, Class of 1856.
Victorian  Skirt Lifter to hang from a Chatelaine. ..c1870
A 5 1/2" x 2" brass clip of sorts with a lock in the shape of a decorative heart . A brass circle at top to attach to a chain on a chatelaine.  . Used by Victorian women predominantly from the 1840s-1880s. Most often hung from a chatelaine for easy access.  It kept the hem of the skirt from dragging in the skirt when the occasion warranted and allowed for easy release to avoid risk of exposing the ankles and the scandal this may create.
Wallace Morgan Fluffy Ruffles: The "It Girl of 1907 - Paper Doll. J. Ottmann.New York.1907
A 10 34/" easel back die-cut paper doll with five costumes, one hat and the original envelope. The character  first appeared as a comic strip in the New York Herald and its European counterpart the Paris Herald. Fluffy was considered the "New Woman" of the 20th Century.  She epitomized the evolution of women into independent thinkers also promoting the current fashions of the day.  Costumes include a driving outfit and a golfing outfit.  Envelope measures 11" x 8". .
Watercolor Silhouette of Elegant Lady holding Nosegay. ..c1848
A 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" card with a  finely detailed 2 1/2" watercolor silhouette of a proper women.  Note the detailing of her hair, earring, finger ring and nosegay bouquet.   Applied paper on reverse is written in German and dated 1848..
Wilhelmina Reid Fleming Journal of Original Poetry of W. R. Flemming. .Helensburgh, Scotland .1920-1940
A leather bound poetry journal of Wilhelmina Reid Fleming that contains both Flemming's amateur original poetry, either in handwritten, typed, or newspaper clipping form, and some copied poems of other more famous poets. Below are some excerpts of her poetry: "How silently the frost king weaves His flowers upon my window pane! All night he must have been at work Such wondrous patterns to attain."  --  Excerpt from the Frost King "The West Wind is calling his red flocks home, To the empty folds below. From the pastures high Of the leaf-filled sky, And he whispers soft and low."  -- Excerpt from Autumnal Flocks The front cover of the journal has a decorative floral stamped design in the form of a circle. Approximately one third of the journal is full, pages are gilt edged. The spine of the journal has columns. There are two pressed flowers, one loose, and one which as been attached to a pasted in note card. There is one loose piece of paper found within the pages with another poem on it. Attached to the back interior cover is an envelope that was most likely used to store clipping before they were added to the journal. There is still one folded piece of paper within the envelope that has a handwritten copy of the poem "Tree" by Joyce Kilmer. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". Although prolific, beyond the clippings, that most likely were from a local newspaper. Wilhelmina's work is unknown. She was also an artist. Wilhelmina Reid Fleming lived in Helensburgh, Scotland, with her husband John Arnold Fleming. Their house was called Locksley. Wilhelmina and her husband married in 1914 and had no children. She died in 1963. Her husband, John passed away on October 22, 1966.
Window Display - Victory Girls - Girls to Earn and Give to Make Our Fighters Fit. United War Work Campaign..1918
An 11 3/4" x 8" paper window display depicting an eagle atop a banner.  It reads " A girl from this home has enrolled in the VICTORY GIRLS to earn and give to make our fighters fit".  United War Work Campaign surrounds the banner.  Reverse is blank. . United War Work Campaign of November 11-18, 1918, an effort to raise $170,000,000 to provide entertainment for American troops abroad in World War I. Seven non-governmental organizations participated in this campaign: The American Library Association, Jewish Welfare Board, Knights of Columbus, the Salvation Army, War Camp Community Service, Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association. The campaign began November 11, 1918, on the day the war ended. However, fundraising continued, as troops would remain in France until well into 1919. The “Seven Sisters” did not always get along well behind the scenes of the United War Work Campaign, but each had a personal stake in its success. Because of this, they were able to present a strong appeal to the people of the United States to donate to a cooperative coalition that wanted the best for all American servicemen.
Woman and Labor.  Olive Schreiner Frederick A. Stokes Company New York 1911
299 pp. Blue hardcover. Full text with chapters; Introduction, Parasitism (chapters 1, 2, and 3), Woman and War, Sex Differences, and Certain Objections. 7 1/2" x 5" bookplate of John Ward Melville, some pencil checks on pages
Women And the War
Women And the War
Price: $100.00
Women at the World's Crossroads.  A. Maude Royden The Woman's Press New York 1923
139 pp. Blue fabric cover with gilt title, Printed white dust jacket with author's photograph, frontispiece of author. Contents include six chapters entitled; The World at the Crossroads, Christian Patriotism, Women's Service to the Race, Women's Service to Theology, The Law of Life, and Love, the Fulfilling of the Law. Material in book was first presented as address at the seventh national convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. 7 3/4" x 5" second printing, dust jacket worn, some staining on end paper
Women's Wages: A Study of the Wages of Industrial Women and Measures Suggested to Increase Them.  Emilie Josephine Hutchinson Columbia University Press New York 1919
179 pp. light green paperback printed cover, introduction plus 9 chapters. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the faculty of political science Columbia University. Includes the wages, factors affecting,cause and effect of minimum wages, vocation, and trade unions of industrial women. 9" x 6" some staining on cover, slight tearing on spine
Young Working Girls: A Summary of Evidence From Two Thousand Social Workers.  Robert Woods and Albert J. Kennedy Houghton Mifflin Company Boston 1913
185 pp. Red hard cover fabric cover, printed cover and spine, full text. Foreword by Jane Addams, book documents the problems of adolescent girls in tenement housing, includes appendix, 14 chapters including "Preparation for Industry" " Inadequate Home Life as a Cause of Moral Strain" :Mixed Clubs of Boys and Girls" and " Preparation for Young Womanhood". 7 3/4" x 5"