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 Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
Price: $20.00

6 pp. Image of man fueling a furnace on front cover.   Discusses the fuel our bodies need, diabetes - its signs and causes, how insulin helps the diabetic and how to guard against diabetes.  One of the ways to guard against diabetes is "Infections of teeth, tonsils and other organs should be promptly treated and removed".   Hmmm..  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8".. more info
 "Death is Waiting for You", A Fire Safety Blotter shows death near by. Ministry of Public Works.Quebec, Canada.1940s
"Death is Waiting for You", A Fire Safety Blotter shows death near by. Ministry of Public Works.Quebec, Canada.1940s
Price: $55.00

A fire-safety postcard distributed by the Ministry of Public Works in Quebec. The blotter is specifically warning against cooking fires. On the right side of the postcard is a black and white illustration of a woman cooking on the stove as she appears to be pouring something into the pan. Behind her, surrounded by smoke, is death (a skeleton) reaching out towards her. On the left side of the card is the phrase "De vous servez pas de petrole pour allumer ou raviver un feu car la mort vous guette", which roughly translates to "Do not use oil to light or rekindle a fire because death is waiting for you." Artist printed signature illegible. Measures 6" x 3".. more info
N. E. Sanitarium, Training School for Missionary Nurses Graduation Invite for the Missionary Nurses Class of 1905 . .Melrose, MA.1905
N. E. Sanitarium, Training School for Missionary Nurses Graduation Invite for the Missionary Nurses Class of 1905 . .Melrose, MA.1905
Price: $55.00

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". more info
Kellogg's Story Book of Games: Book Number Four. Kellogg Company.Battle Creek.1931
Kellogg's Story Book of Games: Book Number Four. Kellogg Company.Battle Creek.1931
Price: $65.00

The four stories in the book each having a corresponding game that is somewhat connected to the narrative. 9 pages. Little Red Riding Hood has been altered to include Kellogg's corn flakes. There is a spinner board that is attached to the book and folds down in order to be used for all the games, along with six dots that can be punched out to be used as game players. The four stories included are Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Flying Trunk and Aladdin. Each story was one full page of text and one full page of illustration, which also doubled as the game board. The instructions for each came were written beneath the illustration. The only way to have gotten the book was through sending in a Kellogg's box top and ten cents. Measures 9 3/4" x 8".  . more info
 Osteopathic Health: Good Health to All this Dear, Vol 53 No. 1,  What Osteopathy Does for Women, etc.. American Osteopathic Assn,.Chicago, IL.10228
Osteopathic Health: Good Health to All this Dear, Vol 53 No. 1, What Osteopathy Does for Women, etc.. American Osteopathic Assn,.Chicago, IL.10228
Price: $65.00

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".. more info
Paul H. Huedepohl "Promoting and Conducting 'Learn-to-Swim' Campaigns" Informational Booklet. Jantzen Knitting Mills.Portland, OR.1933
Paul H. Huedepohl "Promoting and Conducting 'Learn-to-Swim' Campaigns" Informational Booklet. Jantzen Knitting Mills.Portland, OR.1933
Price: $65.00

A how-to guide for how to run a 'Learn to Swim' Campaign produced by Jantzen, a swim wear company founded in 1916 in Portland, OR. A 'Learn to Swim' Campaign was geared to helping individuals regards of age or gender learn how to swim in order to help both prevent drowning deaths and healthy exercise. The booklet takes the reader through how to get sponsors, advertise the campaign, the registration process, scheduling of classes, and final the teaching of the lessons themselves (including swimming tests and a certificate example). Through out the book are small black and white illustrations of forms such as registration cards and certificates as well as the examples of the different elements of the swimming lessons such as "Dead Man's Float" and the "Flutter Kick". Illustrated wraps. 24 pages. Staple binding. Two holes have been drilled on the top and bottom of the binding. No OCLC (Aug 2019). Measures 7"x 5". more info
 Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton, Campaign Sign. NARAL-PAC..1992
Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton, Campaign Sign. NARAL-PAC..1992
Price: $75.00

National Abortion Rights Action League Political Action League (NARAL-PAC) endorsed Presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992. This red, white and blue campaign sign is a result of that endorsement. It is a two-sided sign most likely meant to be held up at a politically rally so that one can see the sign from both the front and back. The sign states "Pro-Choice, Pro-Clinton", and on the bottom, in a small font it states "Paid for by the NARAL-PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. National Abortion Rights Action League." The sign has been dated by the NARAL acronym, since in 1993, it changed its name from the National Abortion Rights Action League (seen on the sign) to the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Today it is known as NARAL Pro-Choice. Measures 24" x 12". Social History more info
 Haddon Hall, Health Baths for Men and Health Baths for Women Flyer. Chalfonte-Haddon Hall.Atlantic City, NJ.[1930]
Haddon Hall, Health Baths for Men and Health Baths for Women Flyer. Chalfonte-Haddon Hall.Atlantic City, NJ.[1930]
Price: $75.00

A single fold flyer, done in an art deco style, advertising Haddon Hall, a spa apart of the casino and resort known as Chalfonte-Haddon Hall. The cover of the flyer features a sun with its rays of light shinning down on two figures- a man and a woman each wrapped in a towel. The woman is on the front of the flyer while the man is on the back. The interior of the flyer lists the benefits of their health baths. These baths included  the use of 'super-sun', which was ultra violet light and infra red rays given out by specialized lamps. These lights were designed to give a 'healthily tan', much like modern day tanning beds. Two illustrations are at the base of the flyer, depicting a man getting a massage and a woman using the 'super-sun' lamps. Measures 8 3/4" x 3 3/4" (folded). more info
Torbett Sanatorium The Torbett Sanatorium Physician's Referral Card. .Marlin, TX .[1920]
Torbett Sanatorium The Torbett Sanatorium Physician's Referral Card. .Marlin, TX .[1920]
Price: $75.00

A physician's referral card for the Torbett Sanatorium, located in Marlin, TX. Founded in 1908 by John Walter Torbett, Sr (1871-1949) and specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. The institute had 100 baths, and was capable of running 400 baths daily. It also had various laboratories, x-ray capabilities, and employed physiotherapy methods. The institute is still in existence today, but it is now know as the Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. The referral card is double sided,  with a picture of the sanatorium on the front with a list of resident physicians. Uniquely for the times, there is a female physician on staff, a Dr. Mary L. Webber nee Wilson (1869-1948), who was head of "General Chronic Diseases and Gynecology". The back side of the card emphasizes that "a full staff of experience physicians always present". Below are a few blank lines for the name of the incoming patient and the doctor who send them. Below that is a humorous line warning individuals of scams. "BEWARE of 'Boosters' and Commission Men who will mislead you on trains and at hotels when you arrive. They don't work for free; the victim pays the bill." Measures 4" x 2 1/2". more info
Buie Clinic and Hospital, Marlin Sanitarium Bath House The Buie Clinic and Hospital, Marlin Sanitarium Bath House and the Falls Hotel Brochure. .Marlin, TX.[1920]
Buie Clinic and Hospital, Marlin Sanitarium Bath House The Buie Clinic and Hospital, Marlin Sanitarium Bath House and the Falls Hotel Brochure. .Marlin, TX.[1920]
Price: $75.00

An eight page folding brochure for the Buie Clinic and Hospital which was a sanitarium and bath house in Marlin, TX, which claimed to help cure a variety of chronic diseases. The baths of the sanitarium were connected to the 'Falls Hotel' via an underground tunnel. The water used in the baths was supposed similar to those found in European bath houses, and the brochure even features a comparative chemical analysis between Buie's waters and Carlsbad, Bohemia. The brochure features 8 images from photographs of the facilities, grounds and connecting hotel. The inside of brochure has a piece that folds out to list all the doctors who worked at the Clinic. Measures 6 1/4" x 1/4"  (folded),  13" x 1/2" (unfolded). more info
Richard Goodman The Law & Monopoly, The Case of the Tetracyclene. New England Free Press.Boston, MA.1963
Richard Goodman The Law & Monopoly, The Case of the Tetracyclene. New England Free Press.Boston, MA.1963
Price: $75.00

This booklet is a reprint of an article that uses the case of the patenting of the antibiotic drug tetracycline by US drug companies as a means of exemplifying the monopolies of the drug companies, the failures of the US government's patent system and the ineffectual Anti-Trust Laws meant to protect citizens from such things. It also brings into play international patent law and how US drug companies were allowed not only to have a monopoly on tetracycline, but also then use this drug's patent approval as a blueprint for how to push through other drugs into order to make millions. Perhaps most disturbing about the article is that years long investigation by private parties and the government proved that not only did Pfizer, the drug company that received the patent, lie to the American government, they also conspired with other drug companies in noncompete clauses to divid up the market for such drugs. After the article was published, the government brought two separate suits against Pfizer and other drug companies, first for an unlawful monopoly and, secondly, trying to cancel the patent itself alleging fraud and concealment of information. The government lost both cases, in 1979 and 1982 respectfully. The article first appeared in the journal 'New University Thought', Vol. 3, No. 4, in 1963. It unclear exactly when this reprinting was done, but it was most likely shortly thereafter. The pages are numbered 45-49, which is most likely the pages on which the article appears in the journal. 8 pgs. Green paper with staple binding. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2. more info
R. J. Levis, M. D. Handbill Advertisement for Levis Metallic Splints. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
R. J. Levis, M. D. Handbill Advertisement for Levis Metallic Splints. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
Price: $85.00

A two-sided handbill promoting the 'Levis' Metallic Splint' which were made from copper and as such much lighter and comfortable than the other options of the day, which were mostly made out of wood. The circular was advertising a set of 21 pieces for $15 and features splints to be used for various finger, arm, or leg injurious. The splints in the set came in both child and adult sized. There are seven illustrated examples of the splints in use. The creator of this splints was Richard J. Levis, a Civil War doctor who was a surgeon at the Pennsylvania Hospital. While the there is no date on the circular, Leach & Greene appear to have been in business at the Tremont Street location in the late 1880 to the early 1890s. Some of the same illustrations found on the circular were also used in a variety of medical supply catalogues around the same time. Single sheet, double-sided, green paper. Measures 9 3/4" x 5 3/4". more info
William Howard Hay The Hay Way to Health. Pocono Haven.Mount Pocono, PA.1936
William Howard Hay The Hay Way to Health. Pocono Haven.Mount Pocono, PA.1936
Price: $90.00

An 8 page booklet advertising "The Hay Way to Health", otherwise known as the Hay diet created by Dr. William Howard Hay (1866-1940). Hay was an American physician who was the owner and director of Pocono Haven, a sanatorium in Pennsylvania. The booklet describes Hay's thoughts on how to obtain good health, which according to him "depends on vital foods, fresh air, exercise, rest, sunshine, water, and recreation." The booklet continues on describe the treatments options available at Pocono Haven, in particular the  'Hay diet', which is a food combining diet that separates food into three groups: alkaline, acidic and neutral. Alkaline foods were carbohydrates such as rice, grains, and potatoes. Acidic food were the proteins, like meat, fish, and diary. Neutral food were vegetables and nuts. 8 pages, printed wrapper. Staple binding. Measures 6 1/4" x 3 3/4". more info
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain. Tucker Printing Company .Portland.1905
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain. Tucker Printing Company .Portland.1905
Price: $100.00

The booklet is intended to give an introduction to the Maine Sanatorium in the Greenwood Mountains. 32 pages, paper wrappers with a stapled binding. The Sanatorium was established for the treatment and cure of people with pulmonary diseases, specifically tuberculosis. There is a brief history of the Sanatorium, as well as a description of the premises and the amenities. There are also images from photographs throughout of areas like the dining room, the living spaces, and the sleeping place. Information regarding the prices and treatment plans are included as well. 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" . more info
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases, The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain, . Tucker Printing Company .Portland, ME.1905
The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases The Maine State Sanatorium Association for Pulmonary Diseases, The Maine Sanatorium: Greenwood Mountain, . Tucker Printing Company .Portland, ME.1905
Price: $100.00

The booklet is intended to give an introduction to the Maine Sanatorium in the Greenwood Mountains of Herbron, Maine. The Sanatorium was established for the treatment and cure of people with pulmonary diseases, specifically tuberculosis. There is a brief history of the Sanatorium, as well as a description of the premises and the amenities. There are also ten (10) printed photographs throughout of areas like the dining room, the living spaces, and the sleeping quarters. Information regarding the prices and treatment plans are included as well. 32 pages, illustrated paper wrappers with a stapled binding. Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" . more info
 Trade Catalogue - Washfountain, an Industrial Wash Basin for Multiple Users. Bradley Washfountain Co..Milwaukee, WI.1924
Trade Catalogue - Washfountain, an Industrial Wash Basin for Multiple Users. Bradley Washfountain Co..Milwaukee, WI.1924
Price: $110.00

Embossed illustrated card stock wraps depicts image of a group of women washing their hands under a washfountain.  Spidered tissue free end papers.  Tipped in page atop cover page with images of certificates of approval and department of labor acknowledgments. Color exterior of the building.  The introduction describes the three year old companies success  with placement of it's products in factories railway and comfort stations, clubs, hotels, schools, orphanages, office buildings and more.  This is followed by an explanation on how they are used and what they really are.   Essentially a wash basin or sink that can be used by a number of people at one time. This is followed by product specifications, composition materials such as marmorite, granite and ceramic, plumbing diagrams and much more.  Images from photographs throughout of operational washfoutains and their locations.  All are top[ed] with soap dispensers.  Measures 11" x 8".. more info
D. A. Cleaveland, M. D. Atlantic Side Sanitarium, 'Glencroe'. .West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.[1900]
D. A. Cleaveland, M. D. Atlantic Side Sanitarium, 'Glencroe'. .West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.[1900]
Price: $110.00

Single fold pamphlet advertising a newly built sanitarium called Glencroe, in the small town of West Tisbury located on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The proprietor, Dr. D. A. Cleaveland, of the sanitarium starts by praising the weather, which apparently in winter is only "five degrees colder than Old Point Comfort, VA", and then continues on to state the numerous diseases which are not a problem for the islands residents. "Diphtheria is unknown in this part of the island. Malignant Scarlatina, typhoid fever, cholera infantum, or any inflammatory intestinal disease, together with phthisis, are rarely met with..." Cleaveland spends some time describing the "modern conveniences" of Glencroe, before addressing the types of patients he wishes to receive, "with the present accommodations he can only care for a certain class of cases, viz., some forms of neurasthenia, insomnia, diseases characterized by deficient nerve force, malaria, surgical convalescents, and those convalescing from acute non-contagious disease; but for the present he is unable to accommodate cases of insanity, epilepsy, or any other malady that would shock the sensibilities of the most delicate and refined invalid." Single fold. Measures 7" x 4 1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 7" (unfolded). . more info
Crane Sanitarium Crane Sanitarium Brochure. Wm H Gallo & Son, Printers.Chicago, IL.[1910]
Crane Sanitarium Crane Sanitarium Brochure. Wm H Gallo & Son, Printers.Chicago, IL.[1910]
Price: $115.00

A brochure for the Crane Sanitarium located in Elmhurst, IL, and founded by Milo A. Crane. The slogan of this sanitarium was "The place where sick people get well and the tired ones rest." The sanitarium sourced its water supply from Mammoth Mineral Springs, located only a few miles away from the town. The water was "highly charged with radium activity and also with sulphur [sic] and iron and many other mineral remedial agents of a nature so necessary for the health of the body." Mammoth Mineral Springs also supplied the water for the entire town of Elmhurst until it was depleted in 1916. While the mineral water was used for various forms of hydrotherapy, the sanitarium also provided other services such as a specialty diets- such as the milk cure-, massages, exercises and Swedish Medical Gymnastics. These treatments were specifically designed to help cure 'chronic non-contagious diseases' such as catarrh, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, nervous disorders of digestion, congested liver, liver atrophy, gastroptosis, enteroptosis, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, Bright's disease, bronchitis, and asthma. The sanitarium also has a variety of 'amusements and recreations' such as tennis and croquet. At the end of the brochure is a section about the Diamond Lake Sanitarium, which was a popular resort that was transformed into a sanitarium during the summer months to handle to overflow of persons wanting to stay at the Crane Sanitarium. The brochure has twelve pages of printed photographs- some pages have up to five printed photographs- and one black and white illustration of Diamond Lake Sanitarium. 24 pages, brown printed wrappers, staple binding. Measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" To view the item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9rN1bB1a3LPTRgzr6. more info
 2 Pamphlets - "What Do We Know About AIDS?" and "Guidelines for AIDS Risk Reduction - Update". AIDS Action Committee.Boston, MA.[1985]
2 Pamphlets - "What Do We Know About AIDS?" and "Guidelines for AIDS Risk Reduction - Update". AIDS Action Committee.Boston, MA.[1985]
Price: $125.00

A pair of pamphlets, entitled "What Do We Know About AIDS?" and "Guidelines for AIDS Risk Reduction - Update", both produced by the AIDS Action Committee, now known as AIDS Action. Original formed by Fenway Community Health as a response to the AIDS epidemic, AIDS Action has become New England's largest provider of services to both individuals living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection. As both of these informational pamphlets were published before the scientific community fully understood AIDS, there isn't much information with hard scientific basis. What is notable though, is that while these pamphlets are largely aimed at homosexual men, they stress that AIDS can be transferred via sexual transmission and/or blood contact regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The Guidelines pamphlet particularly stresses that AIDS transmission is possible "through heterosexual relations. Female-to-male transmission as well as male-to-female". Additionally they make an effect to dispel some of the more erroneous assumptions about AIDS, such as that it can be transferred through physical contact such as hugging or urine contact during water sports. The backside of both pamphlets have a list of AIDS resources. Know About AIDS Measures 8 1/2" x 3 3/4" (folded), 11" x 8 1/2" (unfolded). Guidelines Measures: 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" (folded), 14" x 8 1/2" (unfolded). more info
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
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
Price: $125.00

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".. more info
 The Famous Original Black Water Baths. The Famous Original Black Water Baths.Alden, NY.1915
The Famous Original Black Water Baths. The Famous Original Black Water Baths.Alden, NY.1915
Price: $125.00

The town of Alden in New York became famous in 1891 due to the discovery of black mineral water, more often referred to as black water, a thick, rotten egg smelling water with supposed healing properties. This booklet is advertising for the "Famous Original Black Water Baths" and its opening of our their new modern bath house. This new bath house was "thoroughly equipped with every convenience for the treatment and comfort of our patients." In addition to the baths themselves it had: sun parlors, sanitary drinking foundations, heated swimming pool, billiard room, tennis courts, steam and electricity. The booklet describes the town of Alden, Old Faithful (the original well used to drill for the black water), a description of the facilities, a scientific analysis of the black water (which was mostly chlorine, bromide and sulfuric acid), description of the care and food received there, expenses (both of your stay and price of bottle black water for at home use), and their hours of operation. They claimed that the black water helped mostly with rheumatic cases, and was "good for the stomach", liver and kidney issues, (unnamed) skin diseases, and nervousness. Apparently it was a "common occurrence to see people arrive in Alden on crutches, in wheel chairs, and on cots, and within a few days walk from the bath house to their boarding houses." The water itself was so heavy that one would "float like a cork" while taking a bath in it and the water left the "pores of the skin filled with pure salt". Interesting, unlike other bathhouses of the era that used a more traditional mineral water, patients here were required to bring their own sheets and towels. The booklet includes twenty-two (22) black and white printed photographs of the bath house, its grounds and the town of Alden. Additionally there are two printed maps, one a map of Buffalo, Alden and surrounding towns, and the second, is a larger map of western New York detailing its paved highways. The front cover has a colorized photograph ?? of the bath house itself. The resort had originally opened in a much smaller bath house in 1904. Operation continued in their new bathhouse until 1964 when it closed and the building itself was converted into a church. Printer: Ashby Printing Company. Staple binding. 20 pages.  Measures 8"x 4". more info
Norberto Sanchez Crack, Deadend Rush, A Poster Promoting a Hotline for Youth Substance Abuse. NY State Division of Substance Abuse Services.New York.1989
Norberto Sanchez Crack, Deadend Rush, A Poster Promoting a Hotline for Youth Substance Abuse. NY State Division of Substance Abuse Services.New York.1989
Price: $150.00

A poster advertising for Hotline Cares, a youth run hotline aimed at helping fellow teenagers with substance abuse. This poster is specifically targeting the youth who use cocaine, calling it a 'Deadend Rush." The poster was designed by Norberto Sanchez and features a black and white design. In the background there are various landscapes and cityscapes, along with a street sign that says "One Way". A young, physically fit boy stands at the center with an oversized crack pipe in front of him. The circular base of the crack pipe depicts two men, decrepit with animal-like claws for their feet and hands. This imagery is meant to be a metaphor for the dangers of cocaine use. At the base of the poster is the hotline number is listed with the tag line "Youth Helping You". This poster was made by the NY State Division of Substance Abuse Services. Measures 24 1/2" x 19. more info
Bethesda Sanatorium Bethesda Sanatorium, an Advertising Folding Brochure. The Smith-Brooks Press.Denver, CO.1917
Bethesda Sanatorium Bethesda Sanatorium, an Advertising Folding Brochure. The Smith-Brooks Press.Denver, CO.1917
Price: $150.00

An eight page folded brochure for Bethesda Sanatorium, a Christian Institution specializing on the treatment of tuberculosis. Located in Denver, CO, overlooking the Rocky Mountains, the institution sits at about five thousand feet above sea level. This high altitude, that is 'light and dry' was supposedly "not so irritating to the respiratory tract, and [it] gives a better opportunity for healing of the diseased tissues." What is interesting about this sanatorium in particular is that it stresses that "the institution is not a hospital in any sense of the word. The Sanatorium is a Health University, where patients are taken and taught methods of living by which they are able to effect an arrest of the disease." Most of the sanatoriums around this time consistently made claims that they could 'cure' all types of diseases, including tuberculosis, rather than stressing teaching their patients how to manage and live with chronic diseases. The brochure also includes nine (9) printed photographs of the facility, grounds and staff. 8 folding pages. The institution is still open today, but is now known as the Bethesda Christian Counseling Midwest, Inc. Measures 9" x 4" (folded), 16" x 9" (unfolded). more info
Norman Carr, M.D. Marriage Hygiene, As Prescribed by Physicians . Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information .Chicago.1938
Norman Carr, M.D. Marriage Hygiene, As Prescribed by Physicians . Lanteen Laboratories, INC., under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information .Chicago.1938
Price: $150.00

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". more info
Sample Temperance Calendar - My Boy's Future - Wet or Dry? I must decide for him 1918. Messenger Publishing Co..Chicago ILL.1917
Sample Temperance Calendar - My Boy's Future - Wet or Dry? I must decide for him 1918. Messenger Publishing Co..Chicago ILL.1917
Price: $250.00

A seven page calendar, printed on both sides. A 15 3/4" x 7" calendar with medal top binding and braided string hanger printed on polished stock. The front cover depicts a color illustration of a mother peeking through currents at her toddler son playing with blocks It is captioned "My Boy's Future (Home Town State) WET OR DRY? I must decide for him". Each calendar pages have page has a two color illustration juxtaposing a "dry" person or function with a "wet" person.  e.g. "He chose temperance and owns the freight" "He chose the saloon and wheels the freight".  Each followed by supporting scripture or similar quote. Followed by two calendar months.  The reverse of each calendar page contains extensive narrative including graphs and charts on the impacts of temperance vs. intemperance. Much editorializing and opinion.  The final back page is the status of temperance by state in 1917.. more info
Biberon Robert. Paris-Londres Fine Biberon Robert Baby Bottle Catalogue with Accessories. Etablissements Bacholet.Paris.c1910
Biberon Robert. Paris-Londres Fine Biberon Robert Baby Bottle Catalogue with Accessories. Etablissements Bacholet.Paris.c1910
Price: $400.00

16 (unnumbered) pp. Large format color trade catalogue for baby bottles, bottle nipples (teats), pacifiers, sterilizers b, breast pumps and tubing.   The bottles are in various shapes with different embossing in the glass of each; one even has a built in air release valve.  It includes a wide variety of bottle nipples including beige, red and black; those made of molded or seamed rubber.  Also includes a variety of glass breast pumps with extension tubing as necessary.  Text block held in place with silk string tie.    Measures 13" x 10". . more info
"As the Twig is Bent" a hand drawn Childhood Labor Poster
"As the Twig is Bent" a hand drawn Childhood Labor Poster
Price: $500.00

A 17 1/2" x 14" hand drawn poster about child labor. The poster features an image of Uncle Sam hold his top hat in hand and looking down on a small stunted tree that is growing out of a rocky landscape. On a rock near by the tree is the wood 'labor' and on the tree trunk itself is the wood 'childhood'. At the base of the poster is a pasted-on quote, “As the twig is bent.” The quote is derived from Alexander Pope's Epistles to Several Persons, published in 1732 “Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.” This saying is often misquoted as “As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined” or “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” It is meant to extoll on the idea that early influences have a permanent effect and more importantly that the effects of parental, environmental and peer influences can have a huge impact on a young molding mind and will shape who they are and how they act later in life. In this instance, in the context of child labor, it is meant to make the viewer reflect on how hard labor can permanent effect a child. The image itself is drawn in black charcoal with a blue color pencil beneath that was used during the first sketch of the images. It is signed Batchelder. On the back of the poster, it is stamped “PUP Dec 2 1934.”  Edge wear. more info