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Bruxelles Friendship Album and Sketch Book, 1887-1916
Bruxelles Friendship Album and Sketch Book, 1887-1916
Price: $55.00

Embossed color cloth cover,hand drawn original artwork cut and glued onto pages, some with  verses and signatures.A few pages say "to Flo", dates range from 1887-1916. Detailed and beautiful artwork; pencil sketches, pen and ink, watercolors, and paints, create a unique album. Verses included on some pages, credit to original authors. Some artwork is signed or initialed. Locations are not listed. 7 3/4" x 5". wear on cover, spine broken, some pages loose; one leaf separated from spine foxing and staining from rust  from stapled binding more info
A Charming Letter from a Father to a Daughter with Illustrations.  1921.. ..1921
A Charming Letter from a Father to a Daughter with Illustrations. 1921. . ..1921
Price: $85.00

A playful yet instructive letter from a father to a daughter who presumably is away with her mother.   Perhaps she is recovering from an injury.  It begins with the father acknowledging how his daughter’s improved use of her hands and encouraging her to continue.  It proceeds to discuss a crying baby and how unbecoming crying is to older children.  He discusses his experiences sleeping in a conch hammock, under the stars and an itemized list of items he found in a drawer.  Written in a lighthearted manner with naïve illustrations. . letter fold creases more info
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
Price: $95.00

A set of twelve animals (printed two per sheet) meant to comprise a zoo. These anthropomorphic characters are: a pig, a cow, a rabbit, a cat, a fish, a parrot, a rooster, an eagle, a donkey, a dog, an elephant, and a duck. The animals are dressed and often holding props, such as the rooster who is carrying an umbrella and smoking, or the eagle who is wearing a top hat while holding a spyglass or the donkey who is wearing glasses and smoking a pipe. On the front of the envelope provided to store the characters, it states "you may make innumerable others on enclosed tracing and drawing paper". Since these animals were meant to be used as a basis to also create additional animals the bodies of the characters (such as the position of their limbs) are the same or similar across the board. The front of the envelope shows a smiling pig and fish holding a sign that says "Do-A-Zoo". The artist has signed this with his initials, L. C. The back of the envelope has a silhouette of three dancing animals, a cow, an elephant, and a donkey, all holding hands. The interior of the envelope has a die cut geometric element. This item was created by Juvenile Graphic Productions, a division of Empire Lithographing Co. No tracing and drawing paper, but all 12 animals are included. The each sheet with the animals on it measures 9 1/2" by 6". The envelope used to store the sheets measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" (folded), 12" x 9 3/4" (unfolded). more info
Florence L. Smith A Children's Letter to President William McKinley after his Assassination Attempt. Washington Locating Club.Chicago, IL.[September 6-15, 1901]
Florence L. Smith A Children's Letter to President William McKinley after his Assassination Attempt. Washington Locating Club.Chicago, IL.[September 6-15, 1901]
Price: $95.00

A manuscript letter sent to President William McKinley by a children's club wishing him health and recovery after the assassination attempt on his life on September 6, 1901. The club was the "Washington Locating Club", which was located in Chicago. The children had met President McKinley the year prior "during inaugural week under the auspices of 'Heart's Chicago American' school children's excursion." McKinley was apparently going to meet with the school children again on October 5, 1901, but due to his death, obviously never made it. At the top of the letter is a drawing done in pen of the US Capital Dome. The letter is signed by six children, though the letter appears to have been written by the Secretary of the club Florence L. Smith (1887-?), who based on census records (confirmed by her address), was thirteen at the time of the letter. Pasted onto the side of the letter is a card with Florence's name and address. Measures 13 1/2" x 8".  President McKinley would die from his injuries on September 14, 1901. more info
 A Sketch-Book for Everybody, The Pig Album. A. C. Yates & Co..Philadelphia, PA.1888
A Sketch-Book for Everybody, The Pig Album. A. C. Yates & Co..Philadelphia, PA.1888
Price: $125.00

This sketch album is meant to be used by a group, where on each page someone can take a turn drawing a pig, however there is a catch! One is supposed to draw the pigs blindly, either with your eyes closed or with a blindfold, so that "everyone present will be amused by the queer illustration of an object that never existed on earth." Opposite each blank sketch page, is a short poem or riddle on pigs. The album was produced by the A. C. Yates & Co., a clothing store for men and children in Philadelphia. The front cover has a four different sketches of pigs, one in each corner. The back cover has a black and white illustration of pigs escaping a barn with an advertisement for A. C. Yates & Co on the barn's side. 48 pgs. Pictorial covers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Jan 2020).  Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/2" "I have a literary turn of mind, I get my living from a PEN; My tale (tail) is short and seldom read (red), But I am liked by most of men.". more info
Twelve (12) Ink and Gauche Illustrations of Cartoon and Comic Characters of 1926.. ..
Twelve (12) Ink and Gauche Illustrations of Cartoon and Comic Characters of 1926. . ..
Price: $175.00

Done on heavy card stock and include characters from Bringing up Father and others they are “Father, Maggie, Spark Plug, the Captain, Buttercup, Jiggs, Happy Hooligan, Barney Google, Mac two (2) different views of Tillie and Dolly Dimples.   Dated in 1926.  Measure 11” x 7”.  Vibrant color.  Naïve yet well executed. . more info
Charming Naive Watercolor Napoleon. ..
Charming Naive Watercolor Napoleon. ..
Price: $225.00

An unknown artist's naive cut-out rendering of 8 1/2" watercolor Napoleon Bonaparte. Executed in great detail to the individual braids on his epaulets to the spurs on his boots.  . more info
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by  Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946
Price: $250.00

A two page typed story to Virginia Whitley at St. Joseph's Hospital , Joliet IL. 1946. The story begins with I do not know you and you don't know me, but what difference does that make? She had heard she was ill and needed something to bright her days, so Sidney wrote a nonsense story  with the characters Ellalulu, Lally Dee, the Dog --Beauty Belle, Ellalulu's cat- Sput and the moneky.  Accompanied by sitck figure drawings each measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".  With original envelope. Charming. . more info
Ida E. Williams Hoff Album, A Friendship Album Belonging to Ida Williams. .Candor, NY.1876-1880
Ida E. Williams Hoff Album, A Friendship Album Belonging to Ida Williams. .Candor, NY.1876-1880
Price: $275.00

A friendship album belonging to Ida E. Williams of Candor, NY. The album entries comprise of her friends and family members from Candor, NY, and surrounding towns between 1876-1880. The entries are, generally speaking, short quotes, either from poetry or plays. Of note in the album is a wonderful, multifaceted black and white ink drawing done by Rudolph C. Oakley, attorney at law, in Candor, NY in the Spring of 1880. There is a large silhouette of a young child smoking a pipe and four smaller drawings surrounding it in circles: the first is of two couples walking in the woods, the second is of two cats meeting on a wall at night, the third is a couple bent over in a garden coughing, and lastly, a little bird singing on a tree branch. The album itself has seven (7) pages with colored decorative borders, often in a floral or nature theme. Additionally, the album has four (4) double sided pages of blank sheet music. The covers are brown leather with gilt stamped decorative borders as well as a gilt "Album" at the center. Interior pages are gilt edge. Approximately one third filled. Measures 8 1/2" x 7". Below are some of the album's entries. "With wealth thou art blest and beauty is thine And with your mind to you Providence has been kind Wealth may take wings, beauty must fade, and soon disappear, But in Eternity the wealth and beauty of your mind a crown shall wear." - (Maternal) Uncle Epenetus Howe, Candor, NY, July 24, 1876 "Back on the golden hinges The gates of memory swings And my heart goes into this garden And walks with the older things The old times joys and pleasure, the loves that it used to know it meets there in the garden, and they wander to and fro." - Waca June 19, 1876, Ella H.. J., Excerpt from poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox entitled "Memory's Garden" "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together; our virtue would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by out virtue." - Gertrude S. Ward, Candor, NY, May 4th, 1877, Excerpt from Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GYJndAFunVeoDWYh6. Ida was born on July 1853 in Newark, NJ to Enoch Slosson Williams Jr. (1832-1912) and Martha L. Legg (1835-1890). She one brother, Frank J. Williams (1855=1856) and one half sister Ellie K. Williams, (1898-?). She married Lewis R. Hoff Jr. (1855-?) on August 7, 1878. She died on September 17, 1880. more info
A Water Color Chart for honor pupils c1910.
A Water Color Chart for honor pupils c1910.
Price: $300.00

A 25  1/2" x 20 1/2:"  art board with an impressionist-style watercolor basket of flowers at center with "Honor Pupiles" on either side.  The bottom half of the board has two rows of names - next to the names are accumulations of gold stars demonstrating the   achievements of the individual child. The majority of honor pupils are girls.  Few names lacking. more info
A collection of five (5)  immediate post WWII typewritten letters embellished with watercolor illustrations superimposed on the letter sheets and/or applied at the top of the page. . .California.1945
A collection of five (5) immediate post WWII typewritten letters embellished with watercolor illustrations superimposed on the letter sheets and/or applied at the top of the page. . .California.1945
Price: $325.00

The content is politically oriented and tongue-in-cheek.  The letters were addressed to Miss Eleanor Langlois of Guernewood Park, CA from J. E.  Langlois and Oscar Smith, both of San Francisco.   J.E. is Eleanor’s father. The letters are dated August 13-20, 1945. August 14, is labeled V-J Day when Japan surrendered after WWII. The letters mention riots in San Francisco, food rationing, and  refers to their dog Geep. The letter writer mentions his tiring of meat loaf and his excitement to get eggs and lists the many ways he would like to cook them. He questions of they have gotten sugar yet. He is on edge and mentions how he jumps when ever he hears a noise. He has a sarcastic air and references times significant to the time such as Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and Seely mattresses. more info
Pencil & Watercolor Sketches Promoting F. S. Streeter Marble Works, Reading PA. ..
Pencil & Watercolor Sketches Promoting F. S. Streeter Marble Works, Reading PA. ..
Price: $350.00

Four (4) different naive pencil and/or watercolor drawings promoting the marble works. Three of the four are mounted on what appears to be a page from an album with embossed frames.  Also includes a watercolor cameo at center when lifted exposing a watch paper with his name and location in pen.  Miniature writing of Mutat Terra Vices at base.  Imagery includes heraldic lion, pyramid, Cupid and an angle.  Sheet measures 10" x 8".. more info
Correspondence  Yeates Institute Student  Belmont, Lancaster PA to student attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. 1901-1903
Correspondence Yeates Institute Student Belmont, Lancaster PA to student attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. 1901-1903
Price: $450.00

Correspondence from Christopher Greaves, who had attended Yeates Institute, Belmont, Lancaster PA to Ludwig F. C. Haas, of Lancaster PA while attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. 1901-1903
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 "Executed Beauty with a Pen " Portrait in Pen & Ink with Watercolor Embellishmentsby A. Thurber.
"Executed Beauty with a Pen " Portrait in Pen & Ink with Watercolor Embellishmentsby A. Thurber.
Price: $525.00

A portrait of a woman  done predominantly in black and brown inks with an interesting addition of stippling on parts of the face and neck. Watercolor decorated flowers in her hair, delicate earrings and hair comb complete the scene. Well executed in a naive manner. Calligrahy caption on mat with circular opening reads "Executed Beauty with a pen By A. Thurber".  Sight view 10 3/8" x 8 1/4".  Housed in period frame.  Light toning. more info
 Journal of Flowers and Poetry, Reinterpretations of Old Tales. ..c1880
Journal of Flowers and Poetry, Reinterpretations of Old Tales. ..c1880
Price: $525.00

68 pg. journal filled with poetry and watercolors of flora. There are a total of 25 poems in the journal, as some cover multiple pages, however this is a watercolor piece on every page depicting various flowers. At times one can see the pencil the artist used to sketch the flowers before using paint. The poems are reinterpretations of old stories, for example "What the Old Man Does is Always Right" by Hans Christian Anderson. On the front inside cover, it album has been self -titled, "Monty, Getty, with the Author's Love." The artist has number each page themselves and created an index at the back of the book listing each poem and its corresponding page. Some of the poems included are "The Tame Seagull", "The End of Two Black Beetles", and "The Story of a Greedy Crow". 9" x 7 1/2". more info
Joan and Nan's Book Of Cho and Patricia, Hand-drawn Anthropomorphic Drawings, a collection of picture stories about a pig and a bird. ..1924-1925
Joan and Nan's Book Of Cho and Patricia, Hand-drawn Anthropomorphic Drawings, a collection of picture stories about a pig and a bird. ..1924-1925
Price: $550.00

A album featuring a series of drawings depicting the characters Cho and Patricia, a song bird and pig respectively. A collection of series of pictures telling the story of their unusual friendship.  They include Cho going to church; a series of misadventures, building a brick wall, moving to a new flat, Pat trying to sing, Waiting for results, Spring 1924; featuring Pat leaving in her new spring bonnet because of Cho's continuous singing followed another series of Cho's misadventures, Pat and Cho playing tennis and concluding with a letter applied to the album - A "Sonit" sent from Cho to Pat about a "buteous" pig with intentional phonetic misspellings through out; truly charming. Each page features a small drawing, mostly done in black ink, featuring one if not both of the characters. Cho is a small bird who loves to sing, and is often seen lamenting when the weather is bad. Patricia, the pig, appears to follow Cho around, taking care of the bird and worrying that Cho is exhausting herself with all that singing. Sometimes, in addition to the drawings, there is written commentary with the images. On the inside covers (both front and back) there are two large drawings of a young girl wearing glasses. Additionally the title of the album is inscribed on the inside front cover: "Joan and Nan's Book of Cho & Patricia". The drawings are done on small to medium pieces of paper, sometimes lined, that have been pasted on to the album pages. A few of the inserts have been stapled onto the album pages. Most are either undated, or dated to 1924-1925.18 leaves, with predominately blank reverse. String binding. Measures 10" x 8 1/2".. more info
Commonplace Book Illustrated in Pen and Ink and Watercolor- Birds, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, Joan of Arc
Commonplace Book Illustrated in Pen and Ink and Watercolor- Birds, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, Joan of Arc
Price: $600.00

A 21 page commonplace book complete with index and profusely illustrated in black and white with color embellishments. The index page is boarded by patriotic scenes of an eagle atop a shield and three American flags bordering the side. The subjects include Birds, The Tailor Bird, Wood Pecker, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Joan of Arc and finally Ar.  Concludes with a lone canoer on a lake.  Anonymous.  Appears to be the work of a senior elementary or high school age child. Measures 8 1/2" 8".  Housed in a school composition book. c 1910s.. more info
Marjorie E Bullock Artistic Anatomy, Drawings and Notes Penned by Marjorie E. Bullock. .Missoula, MN.c1920-1923
Marjorie E Bullock Artistic Anatomy, Drawings and Notes Penned by Marjorie E. Bullock. .Missoula, MN.c1920-1923
Price: $650.00

The University of Montana's Department of Freehand Drawing offered a course called "Artistic Anatomy", and in the course description catalogue stated that the class "will be found profitable, and even necessary to the student who intends to pursue the study of art." This class was a blend of science and art, which is reflected in the notebook Marjorie Bullock used for this class. The notebook consists of notes on the scientific names of each part of the body as well as their shape and how they are connected to the surrounding tissue and limbs. Predominantly focuses on bones and musculature, all intricately drawn in full detail with all parts identified. Accompanying these notes are drawing (done in black and green ink)  exemplifying these bodily features. While there are studies done of the entire body, most are smaller sections, such as "the skull", "Back view of Trunk", and "Outer view of the upper Limb". There are approximately 44 pages of drawings contained within the notebook. Additionally 4 pages of pencil drawings done on tissue paper. Annotated on the drawings are page numbers, that most likely correspond to what every text book she was using as reference to draw from. Housed in a 1" Black fabric, 2 ring binder with embossed border. 146 pages.  Measures 11" x 8 1/2". . Marjorie Elizabeth Bullock was born on January 7, 1902 in Shell Lake, WI to William Loring Bullock (1873-1941) and Nellie Earnestine Nelson (1873-1940). The family moved to Montana shortly thereafter and her father, William, eventually become the County Attorney. Marjorie attended the University of Montana from 1920 to 1923 where she was a member and Vice President of the Delta Phi Delta Art Society and a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta She married Capt. John Henry Ringe (1895 -1943 in September 1923.  They had one daughter together, Joanne Ringe (1924-2010). Her husband, a Colonel in the Army by this point, unfortunately died in a plane crash in September of 1943. At the time he was stationed at Camp Harahan, LA, and he and a pilot were on maneuvers when the plane crashed into the \Mississippi River. Marjorie died in October 1974. Both her and her husband are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. more info
 Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Price: $675.00

An artist's scrap book filled with over fifty (50) pieces of original art work and hand colored lithography and other pieces.  What makes this scrap book a unique find, is the consistent fine quality of the work within. Some of the hand-colored lithography is so expertly done that it becomes hard to tell whether or not it is a lithographic print. Pieces of note are: the portrait of a young girl with ringlets, and another portrait of a man in a turban. Some beautiful landscapes of farmland (rendered in pencil), an old stone bridge (watercolor), a boldly colored butterfly  (color pencil) and bird (ink & color pencil), and  'A Pas de Deux' of crabs (ink).   Additionally includes a pith watch paper with a thistle. A finely detailed tropical bird on a rose stem with nearby butterfly adorned with dried flora. Along with artwork there are several original pieces of music and poetry. There are two pieces of music, a ballad and a round, along with their music score. The poems are both original pieces, and quotes from other notable poets of the day. Once such quote, written in beautiful calligraphy, is from the poem entitled "Woman" by Eaton Stannard Barrett. "Would Woman govern tyrants? she concedes In slight concerns, and hence in weight, leads. Opposes first, to make surrender prized, And while she gives advice, appears advised" Gilt and blind stamp leather. The pages are  gilt-edged. The majority of the book has tipped in art work that has been secured to the page by glue and/or thread. Furthermore the majority of the lithographic prints within have been hand colored, but not all. Most of the artwork is unsigned, however when it is, the initials are general the same three names, E.B., E.T., and A.C. Wigan. There is reference to the Armstrong famil as well. A letter is included with the note "To my sister Daisy Armstrong, from my mother Mrs. Armstrong".  The bulk of the material in the album dates from the 1930s. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/JkMjtRZRJJU1aF6A9. Covers show some wear, and the back strip and edges are slightly damaged due to rubbing. The binding is partiallyA few interior pages are loose and/or detached. There is some glue residue on the interior pages as well, due to the original owner pasting in prints, but nothing that affects any of the artwork. more info
C1830s  Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with  Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box
C1830s Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box
Price: $700.00

A 4 ½” x 4 ½”  sheet with profile view of lovely lady accompanied by six (6) different watercolor costumes that overlay the woman creating a different personae with each overlay.  Some as men, others as woman of different age and class,  or travelers from different lands. Found in a handcrafted box with a marbled  paper silhouette of the woman on the cover.. more info
3 Small Watercolors Attributed to A.C. Beaman, 1852
3 Small Watercolors Attributed to A.C. Beaman, 1852
Price: $700.00

Three (3) different scenes of family life at home with loving scenes of parents, grandparents and children. Well excecuted with fine detail  Vivid Color. . more info
Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Price: $750.00

A truly fanciful fellow with a printed face,and card stock body parts that have been decorated with applied and layered polished and foiled papers. His exaggerated hat has a large applied flower.  His bodice begins with pleated paper dickey and velvet bow tie; a crest is applied beneath the dickey.  His waistcoat is constructed of various foiled papers with red embellishment and embossing. His topcoat is velvet with studded border trim topped with a large red silk bow.  The arms and legs are jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.. more info
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $750.00

A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine. more info
 School girl works by Mary H. and Nancy F. Hacket - watercolors and prose, CDV, Reward of Merit . .Kennebunk, ME.1840-1843
School girl works by Mary H. and Nancy F. Hacket - watercolors and prose, CDV, Reward of Merit . .Kennebunk, ME.1840-1843
Price: $750.00

A grouping of manuscript materials created by two sisters while Mary attended Union Academy and Nancy attended Limerick Academy. It includes the following A hand constructed album of watercolors by Mary at the age of 10 years (1840).  It includes four (4) watercolors of flowers, one of a woman in her finery with ruffled skirt and floral decorated mantle, a young girl also in her finery with black lace glovelets seated on a chair holding a rose. There is also a pencil drawling of a rose.  Pictures measure 6 1/2" x 4". Two (2) manuscript compositions written by Mary in 1843 titled History of a tree and Patience, and  Perseverance.   A CDV of a seated Mary in 1863. Three (3) drawings by Nancy including  a young man seated on a grassy knoll with a bird perched on his finger, A mother and son also in finery, three children in a garden and a man and woman bidding a man on horseback farewell. It is captioned "The Departure". Finally, includes a 3 1/4" x 4" hand made reward of merit for Margaret Goodwin, made by her teacher Nancy F. Hackett (as an adult).  Constructed of decorative layers of wallpaper.. Nancy F. Hackett (1825-1883) Mary H. Hackett (1830-1908) more info
 Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915											. .England.1907-1915
Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915 . .England.1907-1915
Price: $800.00

A lovely autograph and sketch book given to Dorothy Borrajo by her classmates as a souvenir when she left school in 1907. The interior cover has a pasted in list of all of Dorothy's classmates. Throughout the sketchbook there are numerous drawings and poems written by her friends from 1907 to 1915. Drawings are in pencil, ink, color pencil and watercolor. Some of the poems and drawings are quite humorous. One depicts a mother by the ocean with her two swimming daughters, glaring at a man, with the caption, "Momma disapproves of mixed bathing." 9" x 7 1/2". Well executed images reflecting all walks of life including racial stereotypes, daily life and more. To view images, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/qiR3BPRSTmFyqHvE9 . Minor wear. Binding reinforced. more info
Einar S A Collection of 23 miniature pen and ink landscapes created by one woman - elements of nature. .Sweden .1909
Einar S A Collection of 23 miniature pen and ink landscapes created by one woman - elements of nature. .Sweden .1909
Price: $1,100.00

A collection of 23 small format cards featuring landscapes. The subject matter reflects nature in a particular locale throughout the year. It includes three (3) seasons of a sparsely treed country lane, an array of water scenes through the trees, just trees and just water.   While contemplating the images one conjures a sense calm, peace and serenity. Each illustration in done in black ink, on the blank side of a note card. The majority of the images are of landscape scenes featuring forests, mountains, or lakes. Three of the illustrations have accents of red ink as well. One unique card in this collection depicts on the lined side of the note card, a head of a donkey with the caption, "That's me." Several of the note cards have "Minum Kultani" on them, which is Finnish for "my love". One card features the below quote: "I feel today as if life were at an end. I guess that my window faces  west. Cohen was right in his saying that 'life is very funny proposition after all' - but I don't see where the fun comes in, not even on pay-days and I wonder." Another: "There is more summer in Sweden than any place else (in the hearts - written on reverse)" This quote is signed with the name Einar, a Scandinavian boy's name meaning warrior or leader. The illustrated note cards in the collection often have either Einar or the initials E. S. on them. Additionally a few times the illustrations are dated. It is clear that some of these note cards were originally used for study purposes as on the back of some cards are some notes, such as exogamy (a scientific term)  or Schweizerisches Rechtslexikon by K. Brodtbeck (Swedish Legal Dictionary). Previously used as note cards and repurposed for drawing. The note cards themselves are 5" x 3" with a single hole punch at the bottom. Four of the cards in the collection have been done on smaller trimmed note cards, the smallest of which is 3 1/2" x 2". One of these smaller cards has been done in pencil rather than pen. . more info
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
Price: $1,200.00

A 12" Scotsman dressed in a traditional kilt with with shoulder sash and belt.  Embellished with feathers on his hat and belt.  Finely detailed facial and hand features.  Not the detail on his stockings. A simple string mechanism allows him to dance.. more info