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Chinese Kitchen God Holiday Card. ..c1920
Chinese Kitchen God Holiday Card. ..c1920
Price: $85.00

This item is the paper effigy of the Chinese Kitchen God, that is placed above the fireplace at the start of the new year. The Chinese Kitchen God, who is most often called Zhang Lang, but sometimes referred to as Zao Jun or Zao Shen, would record the household's activities throughout the year and then report them to the Jade Emperor, the Emperor of the Heavens. The Emperor in return would either reward or punish the family based upon that report. This effigy depicts the Kitchen God and his wife above a roaring fire with two Chinese men beside the flames. The illustration is full of color and has a red and  gilded border. At the base of the illustration is a small description of the Chinese New Year and how the Chinese people pay their respects to the Kitchen God. On the back of this card it states "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year", with an image of a traditional Chinese Dragon on red paper with gilded specks. This Kitchen God was most likely a holiday/Christmas card meant to be given out by Chinese Americans to their non-Chinese friends. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" (folded), 12 3/4" x 9 3/4".
Margaret Evans Price  A Child's Book of Myths . Rand McNally & Company.New York.1924
Margaret Evans Price A Child's Book of Myths . Rand McNally & Company.New York.1924
Price: $125.00

The Book of Myths retells thirteen classical mythology stories, including Icarus and Hercules, with children as the audience. 112 pages. It is both written and illustrated by Margaret Evans Price. There is an introduction written by Katharine Lee Bates. There is a pronunciation guide on the last page, with names and places that are important to the myths. There are illustrations throughout that depict several scenes described for each myth. All the illustrations are in color and there are six that are full page. There are full pages of text as well. 10" x 7 1/2" . Margaret Evans Price is well known and highly regarded for her illustrations.