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  1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
Large format with pen and ink cover decoration. Includes ten (10) pages with seventeen (17) different samples. Each sample is captioned identifying the work and is accompanied by a magazine cut-out showing an example of the work on a garment. 11” x 14 ½”. Meticulous work. Minimal cover wear. .
 1932 Illustrated Catalog from the Mennonite Publishing House With Blank Order Form and Envelope. Mennonite Publishing House.Scottdale, PA.1932
120pp. Yellow paper wrapper. Small illustration of an alter with a bible on top on the front cover, black and white photograph of the Mennonite Publishing House on the back accompanied by a list of services they provide and their address. Catalog includes anything a Mennonite may need, whether they are ministers, teachers, or lay people. The majority of the items are texts, such as bibles, Sunday school books, and pamphlets, some of which are accompanied by small color or black and white illustrations of their front cover. Also includes educational materials like black boards and maps, and administrative items such as ledgers. All items have a thorough descriptive narrative providing its price, size, and relevant details. Catalog includes a two-sided  'Order Blank' and envelope with the company's name and town on it for purchasing. Measures 9" x 6". .
 19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of the album has a wonderfully colored butterfly and fan in pink, purple, and green, along with the text 'Autographs'. The album belonged to a boy named William, often referred to Willie, and the autographs within the album date from 1880 to 1898. The majority of the pages of the album are filled with only autographs, date and location. Most of them are from Westerly, RI, though there is a few from Chicago, IL. The later portion of the album also has some poetry (including an acrostic poem) and a few illustrations. Some of the more interesting notes are quoted below: "Remember, I say when you look on these pages, That writing in albums is like working for wages." "Live so you will not be afraid to die." "Watch your thoughts and words and deeds; If you would reap a good harvest, sow good seeds. Little by little the coral insect builds up a reef; Little by little, in God's Book, we fill a leaf. In noble name and happy heart, may you excel; Eternally in the "New Jerusalem" may you dwell." "I am not old enough to write my name in your book, Uncle Willie, I get my Mother to." And on the last page of the album: "Last in your album, Last in your thought, Last to be remembered, First to be forgot." There are three illustrations in the album. One of the illustrations is a bird in flight carrying the name card of the artist. It was done in ink. Another is again the name card of the artist, but with a tree branch behind it, in ink. The last is one is painted in green, red and pink. It shows several small flowers in various stages of bloom. Measures 6 1/4" x 4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FZaDZghaQsKk7NDM6. The covers show some minor edge wear due to rubbing, mainly on the corners and the back strip. The color of the embossing has also been worn off in some places. One of the interior pages has tape repair. Minor soiling due to age. Text block is semi detached from boards.
 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..
 3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton.  The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009)  and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample and five smaller triangles of the fabric in various colors.  The third is from an unidentified company and is 38-39 inch Blossom Batiste Tub Fast (327) with a slightly smaller rectangular smaple and 4 triangles in various colors.  The larger measure 13 3/4" x 8 1/2". . Fading and corner chips on Bedford covers.
 A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
A collection of thirty (30) issues of "Le Sourire", a French illustrated humorist serial publication under the direction of Maurice Mery and Alphonse Allais. It was a weekly publication, normally issued on Saturdays. Le Sourire, meaning the Smile, was launched in 1889 and ran continuously till 1939, with the exception a few brief years where publication ceased due to World War I. The serial was intended to compete with a similar journal known as Le Rire (The Laugh). Each issue features a color illustration on the front and back cover, while several black and white illustrations, ranging in size from small vignettes to full page works. Additionally there are short stories, articles, and advertisements (all in French). The magazines provided a great resource for both artistic and political Parisian culture at the time. The bulk of collection (22 issues) are from 1900-1901, however there are issues as late as 1913. The numbering of each issue was originally numbered consecutively, even as years past. At some point, they switched over to restarting the numbering at the beginning of each year, while including the year in publication. The issues within the collection are as follows: 1900 (12 issues): 38,39,41,44,45,46,50,51,52,53,57,59 1901  (11 issues): 63,66,73,74,75,81,88,91,96,97,98 1902 (2 issues): 116,147 1904 (1 issue): 224 1905 (1 issue): 304 1911 (1 issue): 13 Annee # 27 1913 (1 issue): 15 Annee # 27 Special Edition, No Date: A Travelers Les Ages Measure 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". To view the collection, click: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rzu68ismPkvk8aTf9 .
 A Collection of Materials Relating to Charles G. Sargent, A Textile Machinery Manufacturing Company . Charles G. Sargent .Graniteville, MA.1870s
A collection of materials relating to the business firm of Charles Grandsion Sargent (1819-1878), which was a successful textile machinery manufacturing company in Graniteville, MA. It was founded in 1854 by Sargent himself, and after his sons joined him, became known as the C. G. Sargent's Sons Corporation. Collection includes: Four advertising circulars for several of Sargent's machines such as the Metallic Waste Card machine, Cold-Air Wool-Drying Machine, Wool-Washing Machine and the Burring Wool Machine, an envelope with two sample waste boards for the Metallic Waste Card, and a letter regarding the purchase of a machine in a mixture of English and German. The advertising circulars contain a variety of black and white illustrations of the machines, consumer testimonials, and open letters to the public written by Sargent extolling the benefits of his machines. Measures 10 3/4" x 8" (largest), 5" x 2 3/4" (smallest).
 A Letter on The Dipsy Baths Letterhead. .Kennebunk Beach, ME.9379
A brief letter written on a letterhead from The Dipsy Baths in Kennebunk Beach, ME. A printed black and white photograph of the bathhouses with an American Flags blowing in the wind and several cars in front. The letter is written to Hiram from an unknown individual. it discusses a recent town meeting, whose transcript (printed in a local newspaper) was originally enclosed with the letter. Apparently a man by the name of Calder was gearing up for a  fight, and other town citizens were worried that the town would be dragged into a legal battle over the matter. One, by the name of Elmer Roberts, was preparing to start a fund in order to raise money for any possible legal expenses. The note is not signed, it is unclear if this was just a short missive or if a secondary page is missing. The Dipsy Baths are now owned by the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association (KBIA), and is now called the Smith House, thought the original signs for the Dipsy Bathhouse are still displayed on the outside of the building. Singe sheet, single sided. Measures 9 1/2" x 6". The Dipsy Baths were a full-service private bathhouse built around the turn of the 20th century by Willie O. Littlefield. There beach goers could change their clothes, wash off before and after swimming in the ocean and rent beach supplies like sun umbrellas and beach towels. The buildings contained showers whose run-off went straight into the nearby ocean, 100 changing rooms, a small store and lounge were one could retreat from the hot sun and sip on a cool soda.
 A Mass Meeting!! Of the Friends of the Sabbath School Cause, A Broadside. .Dearborn County, IN.August 1851
A broadside for a meeting to discuss the "Sabbath School Cause". The meeting took place at the Langdale Grove on the Georgetown Ridge in Dearborn County, IN, on a weekend in August. All were welcome to attend, "Let all come -- come for the cause of education -- come for the benefit of youth -- come for the men and women of a future age." However people had to bring their own "provisions for each day". There were several men, mostly Reverends, who were invited to speak at the event, such as B. W. Chidlow, H. Hoyt, Esq. of Boston, Rev. Mr. Golliday and Rev. J. B. Sparks. Single sheet, single sided. Measures 12" x 11"..
 A Pair of Letters from Emily to her Family discussing her trip to Yorktown, particularly her experience at a "Colored Meeting" . Yorktown.January 1869
A pair of letters from Emily to her family keeping them appraised of her trip to Yorktown [NY] in January 1869. The two letters are written within a day of one another, with one addressed to her parents and one to her brother. The family's last name is not mentioned. The letters are jam-packed with the events of daily life. She is somewhat ill perhaps with consumption and speaks often of her health.  Additionally religion plays a significant role in her writing.  Of note in the letters is Emily's description of a 'colored meeting' she went to, which was a church service for African Americans. Emily writes about how the 'spirit' moved the church members to what she perceived as frightening noises and groans, and that due to this she wouldn't feel comfortable going to another service. The letters also discuss Emily's health and her fear that she might have bronchitis. As well as updates on her family. Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". Below are a few excerpts from the letters. "I went to a colored meeting one evening and does seem to me I could not go again, they hold it late about 10 o'clock and the spirit moves them to such noises and actions, sometimes they would screech [sic] and shot and sing and groan till it seemed like confusion confounded. I pitied [sic] them for there is no white-folks church to learn from and I was almost frightened so I did not get to sleep until late that night." -  Emily to her parents, January 12, 1869  "Samuel saw an old French Dr. on the boat- when he went to B. - and told him how I was, said he should call it a dry consumption. He said worse than Dr. Powers. Sad I ought to stay here a year and then not stay where it was a cold winter. Said he thought if I could have the chills it would change the course of the disease... I think our little bute [sic] is getting to be a little fast, got so she runs away  from school (well seems to me I should have one of the boys go out to help her from running away - Little boys I mean) It seems Emilus likes me best and don't hesitate to tell of it - I know Abbie must feel bad to have him say anything. " Emily to her Brothr January 1869.  Marginalia in every blank space. From a margin note: "I was selling a negro some woolen pips and he stole one out of the box right under my nose-- I did not know enough not to hand him the box - so I let him pick out one and he got 2". A stream of consciousness with abrupt changes in subject matter from sentence to sentence, as expressed in the second quote above.
 A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s.
What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  .
 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).
 A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank). Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835
This set of five black and white engravings were a part of the Cruikshankiana Series, printed in London by Thomas McLean. The first set was issued circa 1825, but this collection is from a reprinting in August of 1835. The majority of the prints are by artist George Cruikshank who was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. The engravings are different sizes, printed on paper sized at 17 1/4" x 11". (The size of each engraving on the page are below)  Titles in this set are as follows: The Blue Devils!! by George Cruikshank This print was a part of a set that were used to illustrate the discomforts and pain of illness. These 'pains' where represented by the little demons tormenting the man. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" Dancing Dolls or Les marionettes a Londres by George Cruikshank This engraving depicts a young boy playing fife and tabor while displaying his two puppet dolls that are stretched across a string. There are two young girls near him watching and playing with their own dolls. Measures 6" x 4 3/4" A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait by William Heath, 1835 Features two men standing on a river-bank unhappily fishing; one short and obese, the other tall and thin. The latter hooks a frog. Close behind them is a hound who is furtively devouring the fish which lie on the grass. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" Study for The Dancing Lesson, Part 2: The Minuet by George Cruikshank, 1835 Depicts a young boy and girl dancing a minuet, looking at dancing master who plays a pochette. There is a little girl standing in the background on a wooden box. Measures 6 1/4" x 5" To Calais by George Cruikshank Illustrates passengers aboard ship who hang in misery over the railing of the ship in various stages of seasickness. There is also a woman in the background whose face obscured by a bonnet, who further shields her eyes of the wretched scene. Measures 8" x 6" To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/OgoSbAIkul7sGVPB3. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor tears at edge, do not effect the engravings.
 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. .
 Advertisement for G. W. Dudley Singing and Voice Lessons. G. W. Dudley.Boston, MA.September 1875
A single page advertisement for singing and voice lessons taught by George. W. Dudley. He offered 20 lessons at $60 or 10 lessons for $35 with half the tuition due at the time of the first lesson. Dudley was a member of the South Boston Choral Union, who taught his students in the "Dr. H. R. Streeter Method", which was a method of voice building by the mechanical formation of the human voice. Dr. Horace Streeter even published book of this theory entitled "Voice Building" in 1871. Single sided sheet. Measures 8" x 5".
 Advertisement for the Community Church Of the Air. Community Church Of the Air.Harrisburg, PA.[February 1933]
This flyer is for three different musical groups: the Community Church of the Air, The Swalm Brothers Quartette, and the Boys Orchestra. However the flyer supplies little information beyond the performers names and the black and white printed photograph of each group. All three groups were scheduled to perform together on Tuesday, February 28, 1933 according to an article in the Harrisburg Telegraph on February 23, 1933. It is therefore likely that this flyer was simply given out at the performance as an advertisement for the three groups. Half of the flyer is promoting The Community Church of the Air, who seemed to be hosting the event.  Harrisburg, PA is misspelled on the flyer as Harrisburgh, PA. Single page, one-sided. Measures 12" x 9".. The Community Church of the Air  was run by Rev. Roy O. Musser (1892-1981) and his first wife Clara Alberta Messerschmidt  (1891-1953), and featured their three children in various parts: Iva Mae Musser Cook (1913-1996) as the alto singer, James Isaac Musser (1915-1970) as the Telephone Messenger, and Clara Ruthannah Musser Cook (1919-1995) as the soprano singer. The flyer provides information on the group's regular radio broadcasts which occurred on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 PM on the radio station 249.9 WCOD. The Community Church of the Air shows up throughout the newspaper printings of the radio schedule between 1932-1933, but otherwise little information on the group can be found. The Swalm Brothers Quartette (aka Swalm Brothers Quartet or the Swalm Brothers Male Quartet), features the brothers Roy Swalm (1901-1962), Edgar Swalm (1905-1957), Harold Swalm (1907-1969), and Roosevelt Swalm (1913-1990). They were popular in the 1930s in and around Harrisburg, but did continue performing into the 1940s. The last group, the Boy's Orchestra, was made up of five boys named Bill, Earl, Ivan, Clyde, and Albert, who played on guitars and banjos. Little else is known about them.
 Aesthetic Movement Influenced Pledge Card, Abstain from Drinking, Smoking and Opium. ..1870s
A pledge card given as an agree to abstain from alcohol, smoking, and drugs. The deeply embossed card depicts an innocent young girl holding an overflowing bowl of liquid and a bouquet of ribbon tied wild flowers, design influenced by Aesthetic movement. Printed next to the image is: "Trusting in Gods Help, I solemnly promise to abstain from the use of alcoholic drinks, as a beverage, and from the use of tobacco and Opium in every form." Measures 4 1/2" x 3..
 Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
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.
 American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine, Vol. VIII, No. 9. Gideon E. Smith.Baltimore.May, 1837
47 pp wraps. Content includes John Bascombe, memoir, pedigree and performance; Robin Hood, piedigree and performance; Division of Purses; Sports of the turf in France; Rules of the pit; Adventures in the Rocky mountains; Racing calendar and much more.  Frontispiece John Bascombe.  Measures 10" x 6".  Heavy water stain throughout and cover wear..
 Attlean Lake Camps Brochure. Holden Brothers.Jackman, ME.[1930]
A brochure for Attlean Lake Camps, a nature resort in Jackman, Maine, on the shores of Attlean Pond. It features twenty-two (22) guest log cabins, most with private baths, that can hold between 2 to 6 people each. The camp has a variety of activities available to their guests such as fishing, hiking, swimming, and canoeing. The camp also features a large dinning hall where a guest can enjoy their meals, or opt for 'to go' lunches. While billed as a family resort, it also calls itself a 'sportsman paradise' as they have stocked the 'lake' with trout and salmon. The camp itself was first founded in 1895, and in 1905 it was purchased by the Holden brothers, Henry Lincoln Holden (1873-1952) and Ruel Evinder Holden (1876-1944). The camp is still in existence today, under the name Attean Lake Lodge, and is run by descendants of Ruel Holden. There is a die cut window on the front cover of the brochure that reveals a black and white image of Attlean Pond. The wrappers themselves are a printed faux wood grain. 33 images from photographs, two of which are full page photo collages. The last page has list of 'General Information' on the camp, such as 'hay fever unknown', 'Reduced Rates for Children', 'Jackman contains two churches', and 'there is a flying field in Jackman confirming to government regulations.' 20 pages, printed wood grain wrappers, staple binding. Measures 9" x 6 1/2".
 Aunt Matilda's Selected Receipts and Useful Information. I. L. Cragin & Co. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
An advertising booklet for Dobbins Electric Soap, a laundry soap produced by I. L. Cragin. The company used 'electric' in the title to in order to capitalize on people's fascination with electricity at that time. The soap itself was formulated with a very alkaline base, which actually gave it a bit of a 'sting' which reminded people even more of electricity. This booklet starts off with several pages of advertisement for Dobbins Electric Soap, particularly emphasizing how the soap is so strong, one doesn't need to be rough with one's clothes to clean them. The booklet spends the rest of its pages alternating between Aunt Matilda's recipes and testimonials from customers who have used the soap. Some of the recipes included are: Pea Soup, Pepperpot, Broiled Salmon, Roast Duck, Chicken Croquettes, Lobster Salad, and Lemon Pie. It is unclear if the title of the booklet was meant as a play on words or a spelling mistake, after all it is full of recipes and 'receipts' from Dobbins' Electric Soap's customers in the form of testimonials. On the inside front cover, I. L. Cragin states if you buy 15 bars of their soap, and mail in the wrappers as proof, they will send you a dollars worth of "first class sheet music for free!" Also there is an advertisement for S. E. Brackett, a grocery and general store in Leeds Junction, ME, that states if you buy 7 bars of soap from them you can get seven "beautiful Shakespeare cards". 32 pg. Printed wrappers. String binding. OCLC 6 (Apr. 2020) Measures 4 1/2" x 3".
 Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915											. .England.1907-1915
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.
 Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program. .Schenectady, NY.1934
56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director  Rene Blum in 1932. The ballet company toured all over Europe and North and South America. This particular program is from their time in New York, as evidence by the numerous advertisements by New York Companies. The majority of the program consists of black and white portraits of the companies leaders and dancers. There are also images of several ballets being performed. Along with the main program is a smaller program for a specific performance by the ballet in Schenectady, NY on November 21, 1934. The ballet performed three plays that night, "Les Presages", "Le Mariage D'Aurore", and "Le Beau Danube." Measures 12" x 9" (large program), 9" x 6" (small program) . The main program's cover is soiled and has minor edge wear. Otherwise the programs are toned due to age.
 Benefit of the Manufactures' and Village Library!  Miss Helen F. Brigham, Of Boston Presents "Deestrict Skewl" . .Great Falls, NH.1890
An 11 1/2" x 6" playbill announcing a performance of "Deestrict Skewl" lead by Miss Helen F. Brigham to benefit the Manufacturers' and Village Library in Somersworth, NH.  A popular play of the day created by Brigham who produced the 'skewl' consisting of twenty scholars who must "prove themselves"  Cast of pupils usually comprised of known locals and include such Q & As as "What are the races of men? - A Civilized, half-civilized and savage ... Letter folds and light wear. . Helen F. Brigham b. 27 Dec, 1844; attended the famous Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, where fitted for Mt. Holyoke Sem., which she attended in 1865; taught school chiefly in Boston, and retired after 35 years; res. in Cambridge, Mass., with a summer home  at Brant Rock, Mass. Has been a loyal supporter of the B. F. A., and the History of the Brigham Family,
 Books For Little Readers: Sir, Who Have You Been Talking With? . Thomas Nelson and Sons.London.ca. 1850
8 pages, bound in tan paper wrapper with decorative border and circular vignette, printed in blue ink. Engraved quarter page illustration. One book from an 11-book set. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". OCLC- 2 full sets; 0 individual (Aug, 2018) .
 Boxed Set - Liturgical Symbol, Series 2. The Liturgical Press.Collegeville, MN.[1928]
A series of twenty (20) 11" x 14" silkscreen liturgical symbols printed on card stock.  Numbered 1-20 on reverse; each titled followed by a narrative discussing the meaning, implications and  origin.  Each marked Permissu Superiorum.  Titles includ 1. One god in Three Persons, 7. The Mystical Body: Vine and Branches, 13. The Holy Eucharist (Corpus Christi) , No. 19. Catholic Action and No. 20 Christian Death. Vibrant colors.  Housed in original litho on paste board box.  Box wear with apron breaks and separations. Liturgical Press website: Liturgical Press began publishing for the Church in 1926. Since then, 91 gratifying years have passed, and our dedicated staff continues to sustain our original mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are truly committed to providing religious and spiritual resources of the highest relevance and quality to the Christian community. As we strive to carry on the great tradition of Liturgical Press under the guidance of our Lord and St. John’s Abbey, we thank you for your faithful support and look forward to serving you in the many years to come.
 Brochure for New England Music Camp. New England Music Camp.Oakland, ME.[1940]
A brochure for New England Music Camp located in Oakland, ME. Started in 1937 as a nonprofit by Dr. Paul E Wiggin and his wife Nina Wiggin, the camp's goal was to cultivate and refine the musical skills of the youth as well as help to support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of young musicians. The brochure starts with a brief summary of the camp and then continues in more detail regarding the exact nature of the musical education, both instrumental and vocal, provided by the camp. For example, each student a has weekly private lessons, and that they are to practice at least one hour a day in one of the camp's twenty-one practice cabins. There are also a variety of group projects provided by the camp, so that students learn to play as a unit. A 'fully balanced symphonic unit' practices for an hour and fifteen minutes each day as well. Additionally, every Sunday the camp's youth provide outdoor concerts for the locals, family members, and past alumni. Throughout the brochure are printed photographs of the facilities, students playing their instruments, as well as other more ubiquitous camp activities such as swimming, archery, dances, canoeing, and playing tennis. At the back of the brochure is a page of 'General Information', which includes such facts as the camp enrollment (120 campers between ages 12-20), the cost, medical services, and a list of items to bring to camp. Additionally there is a page featuring the camps song, 'By the Shores of Messalonskee', including its score, and a page showing an illustration of Maine and the different routes one can take to get to camp. The camp is still in operation today and is run by the original directors grandchildren. 28 pages. Printed photographic wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 12" x9"..
 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 Spaulding Brochure. Young Men's Christian Association.Concord, NH.1923
A brochure for Camp Spaulding, a Christian summer camp for young boys and girls in Concord, New Hampshire. The camp focuses on offering "real opportunities to gain a greater appreciation of the wonders of Nature and a reverence and loving thought for the Great Spirit within and around us." Each year the camp hosts two sessions, one for girls in July and one for boys in August with each week of camp costing $9.00. The brochure features nine printed photographs of the facilities and past campers, and one black and white illustration of a camper's blanket which features a design representing the camp's fourfold law. This 'law' is more like a code of honor, and it was for the 'Stone Face Tribe', a social group within the camp for those who participate in woodcrafting. This code is meant to enforce the more desirable characteristics of fortitude, beauty, truth, and love. This design is also stamped the back cover of the brochure. Also within the brochure is a post card application to Camp Spaulding. At the end of the brochure is a list of 'What to Take' for both boys and girls, as well as information on the camp uniform. This list has been marked up by the previous owner. This camp is still in existence today, but is now operated by the YMCA. 12 pages. Black stamped wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".
 Camp Tonka'wa for Boys, Juniors and Seniors. .Chautauqua, NY.1934
Camp Tonka'wa, pronounced Ton-ka-wa, was an all boys camp in upstate New York. There the boys would spend their summer camping in tents on raised wooden platforms participating in a variety of activities, such as tennis, golf, swimming, boating and canoeing, aquaplaning (a form of water-skiing), nature study, drama, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and model airplane construction. The brochure has fifteen (15) printed photographs featuring the grounds and campers at play from earlier years. At the end of the brochure there is a rip out application to Camp Tonka'wa. The camp rates are listed on the back inside cover ($150 for the whole season, $80 for a half season) as well as the additional charges for horseback riding and laundry. The camp also provided tutoring services as needed, weekly reports, and a small camp store for campers to get a few treats from. 16 pages, including illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 7".
 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...".
 Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and advertising pin back buttons in the early to mid 1900s. The cuts were to be to create the the surface on of the products. Each page has a sheet of examples to choose from attached: some sheets are layered on top of one another, and a few others are loose. Parisian Novelty, established in Chicago in 1898, produced novelty items, such as toys used for advertising. This catalog has hundreds of examples of the various illustrations which could be used , coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the products they were used on.  Measures 10" x 7"..
 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..
 Chicago &  Grand Trunk Railway, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu . Rand McNally & Co...1886
Single-fold 6 1/8" x 4 1/4" menu with a color illustrated cover depicting scenes from nature .   The front cover promotes Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu "take one as a souvenir"  The back depicts an image of Mt Washington Railway.  Includes Supper Bill of Fare at 75 cents and Wine List including prices for Champagnes, Claet, Sautern, Ales, Poerts, etc.  Penciled additions and strike throughs to fare. .
 Children's Church, St. Timothy's Parish, Roxborough, A Hymnal Program. Rectory St. Timothy's Church.Philadelphia, PA.Feb 1867
Single fold Hymnal Program from St. Timothy's Parish located in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Roxborough. This program was for "Children's Church", and featured several prayers, including one for both entering and exiting the church, as well as several hymns, such as: "Glory to thee, My God, This Night", "Nearer, My God, to Thee", and "Jerusalem The Golden". On the cover of the program is an engraving of the church. Vignette of the church exterior on front cover.  Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Services dedicated to youth, teaching children how to pray.
 Children's Summer Resort,  Castle Hot Springs Brochure . Children's Summer Resort.Castle Rock Springs, CA.1927
Self proclaimed as the "Switzerland of American" the Children's Summer Resort was located in small lakeside town in Castle Hot Springs, CA.  The children's resort was run by two boarding schools, Lona Hazzard School in Alameda, CA and Houdd Gibson School in Castle Hot Springs. The schools were both boarding schools for boys and girls from kindergarten to junior high school, in fact they were under the same management, a husband and wife team named Henry W. and Lona E. Hazzard. The advertisement for the resort is a 6 page, double sided, folded brochure that describes the grounds of the Gibson School, and the summer activities the children would participate in. The brochure starts off by stating that the land, Castle Hot Springs, was "fashioned by the Fairies of the Forest", and that this is "not a makeshift camp... [the buildings] are new and in an excellent state of sanitation, fitted with modern plumbing, electric lights, telephone, radio, etc." The flyer continues on to showcase the indoor swimming tank that was filled using the "natural hot and cold water" from the hot springs located nearby. Besides swimming, children could play on a newly installed playground, or play games of "whirl-o-ball, shuffleboard, croquet, tennis, etc." Ironically, that is all the activities mentioned for the children to partake in at this camp, though under the recommended clothing section, it does state that they should bring "hiking clothing". The children who attended this camp did not have to go to either of the two school but had to be of the same "type and character" of the students. The camp sessions where divided into two week sessions, with a total of five sessions throughout the summer which started on June 6th. It cost $25 for each child per two week session. Parents could also attended to 'visit' their children and could stay in separate cottages at the cost of $4 a day. Additionally, the flyer had a brief description of the two schools themselves, also with information on how to obtain a catalogue describing the two schools in more detail. The brochure contains six black and white printed photographs of the camp, two of Lona Hazzard School, and one map of the area.  6 pg., double sided, folded brochure. Printed by Daly-Seeger Company.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" (folded), 20 3/4" x 6 1/2" (unfolded).. The town is actually an unincorporated community 3 miles south of Whispering Pines, CA,  that has been known by several names over the years, such as Verdant Vales, Camp Houdd Gibson, Castle Springs, Mills Hot Springs, Noble's Springs, and currently Castle Rock Springs. The Lona Hazzard School was started in or around 1921, and in 1927 after a generous donation from C. W. Gibson, they opened the Houdd Gibson School, named for Gibson's son who died during WWI. The summer camp, which actually  was also used as the grounds and buildings of the Houdd Gibson School during the rest of the year, appears to have been another business venture of the Hazzard's, in order to provide year around boarding for the children attending both schools It appears as though the Hazzard's only ran both this camp and and second school for a year before donating it to the Salvation Army by the summer of 1928, when it was then renamed the Houdd Gibson Camp. It operated then both as a summer camp for underprivileged boys and a resort for "opulent citizens" (presumably to help pay the bills) until a fire in 1944 burned down most of the buildings (Napa Journal Article, Sept. 15, 1944). As for the Lona Hazzard School, there is little to no record of it after 1932, and presumably it went out of business around then.
 Coal Heaving Wasn't Included in Her Marriage Contract. Wayne Home Equipment Company.Fort Wayne, IN.[1962-1978]
A wonderfully tongue in cheek catalogue from the Wayne Home Equipment Company, which sold a variety of heating equipment and home furnaces. The cover of this catalogue has a three color linocut print showing a woman in tears as she is shoveling coal into a furnace with the caption, "coal heating wasn't Included in her marriage contract." The title page of the item, has a black and white illustration of a head shot of a woman with the caption, "a Wayne will chase away her worries." The rest of the catalogue has a series of black and white illustrations either depicting figures calling the Wayne Company to get a furnace installed, Wayne employees delivering oil, families enjoying the heat in the house, or of the Wayne furnace itself (both in parts and as a whole). One of the pictures is in color - it is the one of the family happily enjoy the heat produced by the furnace. A second image which depicts the whole furnace has red lines depicting where the heat is and its airflow. Accompanying the illustrations are descriptions of the furnaces sold, some of which incorporate humor such as "Your neighbors will thank you for keeping the winter air free from coal-smoke and soot," and "this silent, tireless fireman in your household will be on the job twenty-four hours per day." The rest of the descriptions are full of bravado and claims of superiority to other products on the market such as, "There is nothing that excells [sic] the safety, simplicity, and reliability of the perfected Wayne oil burner", and "The pump is the heart of an oil burner; the firing head may be styled the lungs; and the control mechanism, the brains. If any one of these are deficient, you have a weak and faltering mechanism. Wayne has a perfectly sound and sturdy heart; it has two well designed and efficient lungs, and its controls are the best that money can buy." Towards the end of the catalogue, there are four printed black and white photographs of supposed residences of individuals who had installed Wayne's furnaces and short testimonials. Additionally, there is a chart with the dimensions and specifications of the furnace. The interior back cover page is actually a tear off form to fill in for an estimate to install a Wayne furnace. The Wayne Home Equipment Company was founded in 1928 by Norbert G. Berghoff, and it manufactured a variety of home furnaces, water and space heaters, boilers, and industrial ovens. In the 1940s they acquired the Zepher Pump Company and expanded into water pumps. The company remained family owned until 1978 when it was sold to the Scott Fetzer Corporation, at which point the company focused solely on the water pumps and by 1991 had moved its factory and business to Harrison, OH. The company is still in business and known as Wayne Water Systems, A Scott Fetzer Company. This particular catalogue for the Wayne company was distributed by a authorized dealer and installer of Wayne products, Bibb Heating & Equipment Company in Baltimore, MD, which was established in 1962. Their information has been stamped on the back cover of the catalogue. Bibb Heating & Equipment is still in business today. Due to the founding dates of Bibb Heating, this catalogue is dated between 1962 and 1978 when the Wayne company was sold. 11 pgs. Illustrated covers. OCLC 1 (June 2020, though this item has a date of 1929, which is around when the company was first established so might not be the same item). Measures 9 3/4" x 7"..
 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: https://goo.gl/photos/7tkUCSU17pfsqNVN6. 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.
 Contracts and Broadside for the Auction of the Ship Inn. W. T. Hickman and Son.Southampton, UK.1883
In 1883, the Ship Inn, a roadside public house, was put on auction by the lawyers W. T. Hickman and Son. This collection features the large broadside for the auction, and three unused contracts for bidders. The auction was advertised to all "innkeepers, brewers, trainers of racehorses and others". The inn boasted a large bar, smoking room, tap room, underground cellar, kitchen, scullery, and seven bedrooms along with domestic offices, water, stabling for 6 horses, sheds, piggeries and a large garden. The auction was to be held in at the White Hart Hotel in Stockbridge, on July 4, 1883. Contracts measure 10 1/2" 4 1/4" (folded), 20 3/4" x 16 1/2" (unfolded). Broadside measures 35 1/4 x 20 3/4. The broadside features the same text as a portion of the contract. .
 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. .
 Directions for Making Tissue Paper Flowers, and Fancy Articles. Northrop, The Art Dealer.New Haven, CT.1886
16 pp. staple booklet. Yellow wraps.. Instructs the reader on how to make various tissue paper flowers or other items such as tissue paper lamp shades.  Instructions on making Tulip, White, Jasmine and Fuchsia. The last few pages of the booklet have advertisements, including instructions on how you can order all the tissue paper needed to make the flowers in the book. Other advertisements are for pens, pocket cutlery and "something new" colored transparent visiting cards. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".
 Ebell International Academy - Statement and Proposed Plan European Travel and Object Study of the fourth Class of Ladies . Ebell International Academy Journal .New York, NY.December 1875
24pp booklet beginning with the prospectus for the class of 1876. A course for American Young Ladies who would travel on  Hamburg-American Packet Company of the Cunard Line through Hamburg to Berlin.  Includes Berlin Courses of Lectures, Exercises and Excursion to concerts, museums, galleries, theaters, operas and more  in Tegel, Potsdam, Charlottenburgh and beyond. This is followed by time spent in Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Leopoldsberg, Venice, Milan, Lugano, Geneva, Lucern, Paris, Versaille, London Old Scotland and many other destinations.  There is a second more limited plan available.  Concludes with Trustees and References.  Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". .
 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. .
 Faribault and Vicinity  ... Illustrated. Citizen's Committee.Faribault, MN.1884
A tourism booklet for the town of Faribault in Minnesota, which is approximately 50 miles south of Minneapolis. It is described as having a "charming combination of hill and dale, lake and river, forest and prairie, showing views of it's educational institutions, churches, business establishments and scenery."  The booklet starts by giving a brief history of the town, before continuing on to describe its institutions. Faribault has a large selection of schools, such as Shattuck St. Mary's (a prestigious boarding school still in existence today), State Institution for the the Deaf and Dumb, School for Feeble-Minded Children, School for the Blind, and Seabury Divinity School. Also described are several town government buildings and local business like the Court House, Rail Road Station, Faribault Foundry and Windmill Company, lime stone quarry, and Brunswick Hotel. There are also several scenic locations, such as Cedar Lake, Roberd's Lake, Linden Park, Cannon Lake, and Sergeant's Bay. The booklet ends with a section that briefly describes the town's "aboriginal inhabitants" before listing the statistics of the county. Included in the booklet are numerous black and white engravings of the buildings and surrounding area, of which the majority are full page illustrations. All the illustrations come with captions, and of note, is that one caption for an engraving has not age well, for beneath a picture of the School for Feeble-Minded Children it reads, "South wing of Imbecile School". Written in pencil on the title page is "with compliments J. C. Perkins." Today Faribault is regarded as one of the most historic communities in Minnesota. 62 pages. Illustrated covers. Staple bindings. Measures 9" x 6" To view the item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LD8rjsK1s4hCqYeU6.
 Federal Hi-Way Homes: A List of Select Private Homes Open to Travelers . L.H. Brown .Tampa, Florida.12875
The guide helps travelers across the country find accommodations and food with their carefully selected list of places. 18 pages. Each state, listed alphabetically, have the name and address of the recommended house and restaurants. The privately owned houses are all available to room at while traveling around the United States, and sometimes include characteristics of the house to make it easily found. The restaurants have, along with the address, a few words about the food. There are images from photographs of some of the houses or restaurants. Measures 9" x 4".
 Fiesta Paper Dolls, No. 1773. Saalfield Artcraft..1940s
Two male dolls, and four female dolls. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are three cut our dolls on both the front and back cover. Note: Some, but not all, of the costume pages are the same as other paper doll books published by Saalfield in the Good Neighbors category. No. 1773 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 1/4" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
 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..
 Four Part Presentation Piece  Data on Cooperation between Employers and Employees, United Shoe Machinery Company,  Excellent Presentation. .Beverly, MA.c1915
The introductory piece is addressed to Librarians explaining the purpose of the presentation as being a representation of an actual operation and of proved mutual advantages as an adjunct to all of the theoretical works on the subject found in libraries. The second piece with an Egyptian motif cover is titled "The Story of Three Partners" a 50 pp booklet. The three partners are self-preservation, self-perpetuation and the secret of success "Service". A comprehensive narrative on the philosophies and workings of the company illustrated with images from photographs including not only the company's works and machinery but the recreations facilities and some of the activities available the employees. The third piece with a cover done in the style of M.C. Escher is titled "Efficiency Through Hygiene" an 18 pp booklet explaining the importance of proper light, air, heat, sanitary conveniences water and effective safety devices employed at the factory. Diagrams and images from photographs show "how simple a large plant with satisfactory conditions can be brought about".  The cover illustrates the interior of a typical building drawn in exact mathematical proportions. The plant comprises sixteen building of reinforced concrete construction with floor space of more than twenty-one (21) acres. The fourth piece with a multicolor sphere or globe on the cover is titled "The Ball " The universal Symbol of Play. "Good Sport-Good Health-Good Work" a 50 pp demonstrating the numerous social activities, sporting events and more provided by the company.  Numerous fold-out pages with images from photographs of activities. Houses in a 13" x 10" slip case designed for the presentation. .
 Fourth Subscription Concert, The All Star Concert Series, INC, Presents the Hall Johnson Negro Choir, A Program. All Star Concert Series, INC.Harrisburg, PA.12808
A program for the Hall John Negro Choir's concert on January 24, 1935 in Harrisburg, PA, which was a part of the All Star Concert Series. The Hall Johnson Negro Choir became well-known for their performances African-American spiritual music. The songs they sang were sometimes arranged by their conductor Hall Johnson. A few years prior to the this program's performance, the choir had shot to fame for their participation in the 1930 Broadway play by Marc Connelly, The Green Pastures. The program's performance featured five acts of four songs each. Some of the songs performed were: 'What Kind of Shoes You Going to Wear', 'Who Built the Ark?', 'Going Down to Dat Lonesome Road', 'Free at Last', 'Deep River', and 'Little Black Train'. One of the interior pages of the program features a list of upcoming performances at the concert hall, which was the Forum of the State Education Building, throughout February of 1935. The back cover features an advertisement for J. H. Troup Music House, which sold instruments.  Single fold, double sided. Inscribed on front cover in blue ink. Measures 9" x 6" (folded), 12" x 9" (unfolded). . Francis Hall Johnson (1888-1970), more popularly known as Hall Johnson, was an African-American composer and arranger of African-American spiritual music. Hall debut as a professional violinist in New York in 1910, and toured for over a decade in a variety of orchestras. Over the years he became more interested in choral music, specially African-American spiritual music, and eventually he formed the Hall Johnson Negro Choir in 1925. Over the next several decades as the Choir grew in fame, Hall would arrange music for his choir for several different Hollywood and Broadway productions. For example Run Little Chillun, The Green Pastures, Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, Hal Roach's Zenobia, and Disney films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dumbo and the Song of the South. Hall even voiced one of the crow characters, Preacher Crow, in the film Dumbo. Hall was posthumously elected into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1975, five years after his death.
 Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818
Affixed to the top of the single-fold note lettersheet is a quadruple plaited eternal ring of hair with an applied ribbon demonstrating the affection of the writer known only as Ella.  The letter reads. Friday June 17, 1818 Dear John, Should misfortune on you fall and the cold world pass you by and still proudly stand the test and meet each Scornful eye or should any dare to whisper a word tho name & would it back to those from Whence it came. Ever Yours Ella Accompanied by an envelope addressed to John (illegible last name) Mount Pleasant, New Jersey. Letter sheet measures 6" x 4". Letterfold. .
 Gale Storm. Whitman Publishing.Racine, WI.1959
The actress Gale Storm was best known for her television roles in the sitcoms "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". These paper doll book features outfits for "The Gale Storm Show",  which centered around a cruise director, Susanna Pomeroy (Storm), as she traveled the world. As such there are several international fashion outfits in this book, such as a kimono. Two punch dolls, one on each cover. No. 2089 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 9 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Glamour Models, Paper Dolls No. 177. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.
This book has four cut-out dolls, (two on both the front and back covers), and their names are: Sherry, Cynthia, Marilyn, and Pamela. Each doll is given one page of outfits, all of which are traditionally feminine. Pamela even has a bridal gown and veil. No. 177 Book Size: 12" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 8 3/4 No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
 Glamour Parade, Paper Dolls No. 184. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.
This book has four cut-out dolls, (two on both the front and back covers), and their names are: Adrienne, Barbara, Cynthia, and Deborah. Each doll is given one page of outfits, all of which are traditionally feminine. The clothes in this book appear to have a more sketch-like appearance. Some of the outfits are also 'career' outfits, like Deborah's nurse outfit.  No. 184 Book Size: 12" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 8 3/4 No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
 Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No.324. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944
The front cover of this book shows Mariachi band playing and looking up to some windows where three woman can be seen. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are four female and two male dolls. All cut out dolls, three each on the inside front cover and the back cover. No. 324 Note: This is the same book as "Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No. 2487" just without the  die-cut front cover and the fact that these are cut-out not punch out dolls. All interior pages and dolls are the same. Book Size: 13" x 11" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Good Neighbors Paper Dolls. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944
The front cover of this book shows Mariachi band playing and looking up to some windows where three woman can be seen. The cover is die cut with three square openings for windows and the roof line of the house. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are four female and two male dolls. All punch out, three each on the inside front cover and the back cover. No. 2487 Note: Some of the costume pages are the same as other paper doll books published by Saalfield in the Good Neighbors category. Additionally, this is the same book as "Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No. 324" however that book lacks the  die-cut front cover and its dolls are cut-out not punch out dolls. All interior pages and dolls are the same. Book Size: 12 3/4" x 11" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Gospel Singers, Rev. J. I. Byler and Family, a Printed Photograph. .North Manchester, IN.[1927]
A black and white images from a photograph of the Byler family, a group of gospel singers from North Manchester, IN printed on card  stock. The patriarch of the family, John Ira Byler (1881-1970), was a minister and later Bishop for the  Church of the Brethren, which is a Christian denomination with its origins in the Schwarzenau Brethen.The image depicts the family with the caption "Rev. J. I. Byler and Family, North Manchester, Indiana, Gospel Singers", and was most likely sold during performances. The parents, John and Amanda, sit on the bottom row, on opposite sides of the group, with their ten children in the middle, oldest in back and youngest in front. The names of the children are: Joseph, Orpha, John, Samuel, Marcy, Martha, June, James, David, Robert, and Carol. As the youngest child, Carol, appears to be four or five years old in the photograph, the image most likely dates from the first year or so in which the family began touring, 1927. Single sided. Measures 9" x 7". .  It is one of the three historic peace churches along side the Mennoites and Quakers. John and his wife, Amanda Ellen Troyer (1882-1974), were avid singers and musicians, and passed this love of music onto their ten children- six sons and four daughters. When their youngest daughter, Carol was four, the family started performing in John's own church before beginning to tour locally, and then nationally. Becoming known as the Rev. J. I. Byler and Family Gospel Singers, or the Byler Family Gospel Singers, the group toured for over a decade performing over 900 times across through thirty-two states, Canada and Mexico. During performances, the family often broke up into smaller groups as quartets or duets. The four youngest children, James, David, Robert and Carol would become known as the Skeeter Quartet. JLydia Carolyn "Carol" Byler Roth (1923-2016). John was a minister, and later Bishop, of the Church of the Brethren. Though he was a Mennonite at the end of his life. He and his family toured as gospel singing group starting around 1927 and into the late 1930s. By the time they retired, they had performed over 900 times and traveled through thirty-two states, Canada and Mexico. John died on April 26, 1970 in Canton, OH after a long illness.
 Haddon Hall, Health Baths for Men and Health Baths for Women Flyer. Chalfonte-Haddon Hall.Atlantic City, NJ.[1930]
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).
 Harper's Young People. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1887
844pp. Green cloth board, stamped in red and black with gilt accents.  Volume 3 starts at November 2, 1886 with No. 366 and ends with No. 417 on October 25, 1887.  Harper's Young People was a weekly magazine: each issue was 16 pages, and contained fiction and nonfiction stories, poems, and puzzles, profusely illustrated. Some stories were published in the style of a serial and released chapter by chapter.  11 1/2" x  8 1/2"..
 History of the Bible. Phinney & Co.Buffalo, NY.1857
192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Joseph. There are approximately five illustrations of various scenes from the bible such as "Samson and the Lion" and "The Crucifixion." . Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Moderate cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The back strip shows heavy wear. The front cover is partially detached from the text. The last interior page (it's blank) has a water stain on it, as well an signature from a previous owner.
 Horse Drawn Parade Float - Harvest Festival - Flora, Ceres, Pomona. .Raymond, NH.1914
Black and white photograph on brown mount. Depicts women standing on a parade float, being pulled by two horses: float consists of a large cart, draped in white fabric, with 16 women and their driver on board. All of the women are wearing white dresses, and there is a sign attached to the back of the cart that reads "Flora, Ceres, Pomona" - likely a reference to their local Grange Society's positions with the same name. "Novelty Photo For Duplicates, E. Hayes, Beverly Mass."  is stamped on the backing. 12" x 10" -  8" x 6" photograph .
 Illustrated Billhead - William Coulson & Sons, Manufactures & Merchants of General Household Linens . William Coulson & Sons.New York.1914
William Coulson & Sons was a founded in 1764 by William Coulson in Lisburn, Ireland. It manufactured on large looms a variety of fine household linen goods, such as table cloths and napkins. The company were the creators of 'damask linen' and the first company to successfully working in the  fabric armorial devices, national emblems, and heraldic designs. The also were a one point holders of a Royal Warrant from King George III, King George IV, Queen Victoria, and King Edward VII. This billhead is for their New York offices and is dated December 19, 1914. A large stylized engraving covers the top third of the billhead, and features three illustrations. The largest on is an image of a man working at a damask loom. Of the two smaller images, one features the seal of King George V, (in reference to their Royal Warrant), and the second features a woman seated at an Irish spinning wheel. The billhead is a receipt for A. E. Carlton, Esq of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Single page. Measures 11" x 9".
 Illustrated circular - Chairs and Washstands  -J. W. Mason & Co., Terms, Net Cash in Current Funds. J. W. Mason & Co. .New York, NY.April 22, 1864
A single-fold advertising circular and price list with updated prices  for J. W. Mason & Co., a furniture, specifically, chair manufacturers. A fine woodcut of the exterior of the building with a horse drawn wagon piled high with chairs adorns the top half of the first page. The following narrative stated that the company was raising prices due to "another raise in material costs", but wanted to reassure customers that orders received already received would be filled at their old prices. The interior pages contain the new price list for the various chairs manufactured by J. W. Mason. Some of the types of chairs are: Boston rocking chairs, Prescott chairs, children's chairs, Vail's folding chairs, revolving chairs and cane stools. The company even made cribs, saloon tables and towel racks. Included at the bottom was the cost of boxing the item. Back page is blank. Single fold. Measures 10" x 7 3/4"..
 Illustrated Price List, Chas. Beseler, Manufacturer of Compress Air Atomizer, Air and Gas Pumps, Globe Inhalers, Gas Receives, &c.. Chas. Beseler.New York, NY.1888
A wonderful illustrated scientific trade catalogue of compress air atomizers and gas pumps. There are seventeen (17) engravings throughout the trade catalogue, some of the illustrations are of:a compressed air receiver, novelty air pump, gas compressor, and an inhaling apparatus. This trade catalog was printed by J. E. Crankshaw, Jobbing Printers on Fulton Street in New York, NY. Yellow illustrated covers. 23 pgs. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4".
 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. .
 Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
A 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"  intricate and delicate cutwork presumably from France, created by nuns in the 1780s or 1790s.  Note the razor slits and pinprick at base. Watercolor decoration with  AB or NB seated on a green grass with flowers above.  The reverse has the Eye of Providence above a Flaming Heart atop the landscape.  Intended to foster good will. .
 Jane and Jill's New Frocks and Frills. The Regensteiner Corp.Chicago, IL.1925
A paper doll set containing two large dolls and outfits. The outfits of this doll are unique as the dresses' color serves as a hook to attach the clothing to the doll. This method of attaching dresses to dolls was patented by the Regensteiner Company. The dolls are meant to be cut out of the envelope, there is one on the front and one on the back. Costume pages are uncut. Envelope Size: 15 1/2" x 8 1/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 12" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Le Cercle: The New and Fascinating Field Game. J. E. Tilton & Co. D. B. Brooks & Bro. .Boston, MA.[1870]
A two-sided magazine supplement for a new game called Le Cercle, a field game similar to croquet. In fact it was meant to be a competitor to the popular game of croquet, and one of its advantages was that it could be played on a smaller field then croquet. The front side has an idyllic black and white illustration  of a couple and young woman playing the game in a small field next to a pond with a forest in the background. There are instructions on how to play the game as well as testimonials from people who have played. Such as "the set which we have used at our home has become so popular that it is now going the rounds of our friends' houses", and "my children have played a great deal with it. It is a very nice game." On the bottom of the back page is a price list for the various items one needs in order to play a game of Le Cercle. Double sided leaflet. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 Le Lilliputien . A Rouyer, Editeur, Paris. No. 359 - Handwork Patterns Secular Subject Matter, April 1877. ..
A 4 1/4" x 2 5/8" wrapper with nine fold-out pages of cross-stitch or petit-point patterns All in full color.   The reverse advertises different products and locations in Paris. This pattern booklet was for April 1877..
 Lettersheet  - Top of Mt Washington with inscription "Tip Top House" Mt. Washington, July 28, 1857. Carew Manufacturing Company.South Hadley, MA.July 28, 1857
An unused lettersheet which features a detailed engraving of the of the Tip Top House, a famous hotel found at the summit of Mt. Washington, in Sargent's Purchase, NH. The engraving shows an active hotel with numerous men on horses and other individuals walking around or playing with dogs. On top of the flat roof of the hotel, a telescope can be scene, which was placed there by the hotel owners in order to create an observatory for the guests to use. There is a caption at the base of the engraving, "Top of Mt. Washington, 6285 feet above Sea Level". Written below that is "Tip Top House, Mt. Washington, July 28th, 1857. The lettersheet itself was made by the Carew Manufacturing Company, a Massachusetts based paper mill and company that was known for high quality writing papers. At the top right of the page is an embossed emblem that states, "Congress, Carew Co." with an image of a Capital Building. Measures 10": x 7 1/2". The hotel itself was built in 1853 and is made from rough cut granite and is a rectangular structure. The hotel, or a reconstruction of it, is still in existence today, and is on the National Registrar of Historical Places and is a part of Mt. Washington State Park.
 Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
A grouping of four items belonging to Joseph Vera, New Bedford, MA.  The first is an insurance policy  relating specifically to his home being destroyed by fire caused by lightening strikes.  The policy is associated with the installation of a Cleveland Lightening Rod and its proper maintenance and use.  A fine half-page vignette of a home being protected by the lightening rod adorns the 1869 policy.  The second item, a policy with China Mutual Insurance Company for his whaling ship, Bark Orlando at and from Menado to continue wherever she may go on a whaling voyage with all the usual privileges until she returns to New Bedford, dated 1873. The last two items in this collection are a pair of photographs of Joseph Vera. The first photograph shows Vera sitting with a small dog in his lap and a young boy, presumably his son or grandson, sitting next to him. This photograph measures 4" x 2 1/2" and is mounted on a board. The second photograph appears to be a duplicate of the first, however it has been cropped and enlarged to just show Vera and the dog. It is also the mirror image of the first. It measures 6 3/4" x 6". Minor wear, light penciling on reverse of policy, corner chip on photo. Commonplace items of the day for the affluent New Englander . . Joseph Vera, a Portuguese immigrant became a prominent business man in New Bedford, MA. In addition to owning a men's outfitting store, a rooming house, and a farm in Mattapoisett, was also heavily invested in the whaling industry.
 Married Chap Book: Children's History of Beasts, No. 3 and  Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns. Sanbornton Press.Sanbornton, NH.1835-1836
This married chap book is actually the front cover of one book, and the text block and back cover of another. Both were published by Sanbornton Press. The front cover of the chap book has a picture of a lion on the front and is for "Children's History of Beasts, No. 3" published in 1836 (OCLC 3, Oct 2019), and the text block is for "Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns" published in 1835 (OCLC 9, Oct 2019). The text block is complete (when comparing it to OCLC catalogue). It features an engraving and description of the following animals: Ny-Ghau, Racoon, Antelope, Zebra, and Kangaroo. Next are two sections entitled "Address to Children" and "Advice to children", which starts with a short letter to children and then continues on to list five pieces of advice for them. Such as "When you go to the house of God... consider the solemnity of the service." Next is a short poem called "For a Little Child", followed by three hymns: "The Little Pilgrim", "Heaven and Earth" and "Good Every Where". The back cover is most likely a part of the "Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns" as it features an illustration of a zebra and antelope, both of which are described in this book. 16 pages. Green illustrated wrappers. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4.
 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.
 Massachusetts Boatman's Meticulous Journal containing  Milage, Expenses, and Records of Trips for the Polaris, 1911-1919. F. W. Barry, Beale & Co..Boston, MA.1911
An unknown boatman's journal detailing the mileage, expenses, and trips taken on a launch (an open motor boat) named Polaris. The journal has been divided into several sections, with one side of the journal being used as a "Mileage and Cash" ledger, while the back portion is used for "Miscellaneous and Operation of Engine." These titles have been written on the journal's cover so that the reader knows which section they are on. Starting on the "Miscellaneous and Operation of Engine," the journal starts in 1911, when the boat was ordered that March. The owner visited the shop twice before the boat was delivered to him in 1911. Based on anecdotal evidence contained within other entries in the journal and advertisements in local newspapers (not included) that ran around the time of purchase, the boat was most likely constructed at the Atlantic Company in Amesbury, MA. and was a gurnet dory. What follows are various entries of advice from friends or workers at the Atlantic Co. on how to run the boat's engine and records of minor repairs. Additionally there are summaries of  the 1911-1913 seasons chronicling the time in the water, distance traveled, gallons of gas used, and repairs/maintenance.  Next, is a chart that states the distances to various points traveled to in miles. This was most likely complied in an effort to know how much gas might be need for various trips. Lastly, in this portion of the journal  is a section of pages which gives instructions on how to use the engine and perform maintenance on it. Flipping the journal over and starting on the "Milage and Cash" cover, the journal records the date of each trip take, its starting point and/or destination as well as the mileage of each trip. Often times there are notes regarding the people accompanying the owner on the trip, as well as short notes on what the trip was for, such as coon shooting or fishing. At the end of each year the total mileage is tallied up. After several blank pages a ledger for cash expenses incurred, such as an anchor and fire extinguisher. Immediately following this is a list of gasoline expenditures, including the gallons bought and  the cost. At the end of each year the total amount used has been added up, and, for example, in 1911 190 gallons costing a total of $28.10. These various  ledgers in the journal cover 4 seasons, from 1911 to 1914. At one point there are brief notes detailing the expense of storing the boat from 1915-1918, followed by the entry "Sold Polaris and tender, with fithnap and accessories, to Mrs. Anna D. Porter of 280 Lowell St. Peabody, MA, for $600. She is to pay the storage for the current year.' Following several blank pages, there are several extremely detailed records of some of the trips taken between 1911-1914. For example, on a trip from Haverhill to Annisquam (a waterfront neighborhood of the town of Gloucestor), the location of the boat was documented every ten minutes.   At times these trip entries have time stamp records to the exact 1/2 minute. Interspersed throughout the journal are four photographs that have been pasted in. Two photographs are attached to the front and back interior covers and depict the boat, Polaris, itself. There are quotes about motor boats, cut from newspapers pasted behind the photographs. The other two photographs are pasted on interior pages, one is of the lighthouse on White Island, while the other one depicts a buoy. Included are ten loose sheets, mostly lists of items left in the boat, or repairs needing to be done. Lastly there is a trimmed piece of cardboard that depicts an advertisement for the International Typographical Union, that was most likely used as a book mark. Red leather covers. Graph interior pages. Approximately 1/3 filled out. Measures 6" x 3 3/4".
 Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning
 Newcomb's Picture Stories, Scripture Series, No. 1 Creation. Clement & Packard.New York.1841
10 leaves. In verse. Hand colored. Tells the story of creation, how chaos became light, how animals and plants came to be, and eventually how man and woman were created. Each page has a hand colored engraving on it. On the back cover is a letter written direct to the parents of children that states, "We ask the aid of those parents who regard the highest interests of their offspring. And, in the beginning, we would remind them, that the success of the attempt depends very much on parents. If they will make the scenes here represented the subjects of frequent and familiar conversation with their children, filling up what is lacking in the instruction here communicated, they will ... increase very much the interest and value of the book." Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4".  OCLC  - 2 (March 2018) . Covers detached. Sewing repair to binding, though it is extremely loose. Soiled and toned due to age.
 No Time To Serve God. Truscott, Son & Simmons.London.
"Printed under the direction of the committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge". 18 pages, bound in blue paper wrapper with decorative border; engraved frontisepiece. Inscription dated 1864. Tells the story of a young woman learning to prioritize God above all things. Includes unusual footnote on page 14: for the line "Dreadful! dreadful! he did not serve God, and he is dead!"(asterisk), the corresponding note says "Fact". 3" x 5". OCLC-0 (Aug, 2018) .
 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". .
 Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair".  Endearing verse. . ..1890s
A 7" x 4 5/8"  single fold double (front and back) lace-paper valentine. The same pattern both pages with trellised floral scene and center cartouche. The front page has a rather unusual applied color lithograph of an angelic young girl with applied "real hair".  A single silk lace at base. (since it is asymmetrical there may have been a second leaf that is lacking).  The inside page has a printed verse in the cartouche I love THEE STILL I love thee still--I love thee still, As truly as when first we met, Ere grief o'er life had breaath'd its chill, Or sorrow's tear my cheek had wet. I love thee still, I love thee still, Thy changeless constancy and truth; thy name yet wakens pleasure's thrill, Star of my birth and joyous youth. Given the angelic appearance and the verse may be in memoriam. .
 Original Pen & Watercolor Eternal Knot of Love Extra Illustrated with a man and a women, pairs of hearts and hands and flowers and lovebirds c1840s
A 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" hand penned  and watercolor eternal knot of love with a continuous intersection verse committing one's affection.  Of particular note in this love knot is the paired illustrations in the central grid.  They include pairs or couples;  a man and a woman, hands, hearts, love birds, roses, forget-me-nots and trees.  Floral  embellishments amidst the   wandering and twining verse reads: This is love and worth commending still beginning never ending like a love knot that is twining in a round still up at squaring in and out whose ever angle more and more doth entangle still hath a measure still in moving never fair but always loving twining arms extending kisses each partaking others blisses true love is a precious treasure loves aching weeping still together both in one bliss in either never breaking ever bending this is love worth commending. . Letter folds. Single separation on fold line. Light toning.
 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"..
 Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
76 pp. A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning
 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.
 Pocket Map of New York City, Compliments of Broadway Central Hotel. 1890s. ..
A three fold brochure that promotes the New York City on one side featuring views of the Battery, the New Washington Arch, a view of Broadway and of course the exterior of the hotel including information on the hotels location.  The reverse is a New Map of New York City showing all ferries and steamboat docks, elevated, cable and cross town car lines.  Measures 16 3/4" x 7 1/2" when open flat.. Tilly Haynes acquired the hotel in 1892 and changed the name to Broadway Central from the Broadway Grand Hotel.
 Price List of Materials for Wax Flower Making Sold by Schumacher Bros. Schumacher Bros.Portland, ME.
Circular folded into 4 sections, printed on blue paper. Lists the prices for all of the different things needed to make wax flowers, accompanied by pertinent details. Products include sheet wax, wire, gilt leaf moulds, wooden moulding tools, tin flower cutters, looking glass stands, and "extra fine colors" with elegant sounding names, commonly known in this period but alien now, like 'Naples Yellow' and 'Violet Carmine' and more. 5" x 3".  [folded] .
 Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman Broadside and Song Sheet. J. G. & H. Hunt.Boston, MA.[1835]
A song sheet featuring two songs, Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman. There are two woodcuts on the top of the sheet. The first wood cut shows a suitor sitting on hill surrounded  by various items, including a shield emblazoned with "Assiduity". The second woodcut is of a cathedral. Below is an excerpt from each song poem: "Fair maid of Primrose hill, he cried, I've come a wooing here; So do not treat me with disdain, Nor use me too severe. For my love 'tis true and is fix'd on you, Constant I'll be to only thee, Thou flower of ev'ry few." - Primrose Hill "There's not a mile in Ireland's isle where dirty vermin muster, But there he put his dear fore foot and mur'er'd them in clusters; The toads went pop, the frogs went flop, slap dash in the water, And the snakes committed suicide to save themselves from the slaughter" - St. Patrick was A Gentleman Single sheet. Printed in two columns. OCLC 0 (Oct 2019). While there are similar entries in OCLC, they are by a different publisher. Measure 8 1/2" x 8".
 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.
 Promotional Brochure - Chevrolet Offers you Modern Mohair Velvet Upholstery - At No Extra Charge. Evans-Winter-Herb.Detroit, MI.1930s
A tri-fold brochure promoting the wonders of modern mohair velvet upholstery for your new Chevrolet.  Promotional points include New (no one has had Mohair Velvet upholstery in the past, Beautiful -  for centuries people have admired velvet; now there is a new twist, Durability - includes an illustration of the machinery used to create the fabric and finally Easy to Clean - dust it or use plain soap and water. The brochure concludes with why high quality upholstery in your car is important - it is the most personal item in your car and if the upholstery doesn't look beautiful it wont wear well (??!!). Measures 6" x 3 1/4".  .
 Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused.
 Rhode Island School of Design Saturday Morning Class Brochure. Rhode Island School of Design.Providence, RI.[1910]
A single fold informational brochure for the Rhode Island School of Design's Saturday Morning Classes which were for students of all ages. This brochure focuses on the drawing courses offered by them: freehand drawing, design, and mechanical drawing. As the focus of this brochure is drawing classes, it is ironic then that the illustration on the front cover is a photograph of a hand made pitcher and bowl. The interior pages of this brochure provides some general information on the program, and although it is stated that this program is for students of all ages, the text emphasizes elementary school children. For example it states, "children have a natural love for form and color, and this sense is often lost in later years if it is not encouraged and developed." The back cover of this brochure provides a brief outline of the ground covered in each of the courses. Single-fold brochure. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 x1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" (unfolded)..
 Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan  Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879
An 18 pp booklet using altered selections from HMS Pinafore to promote Sapolio polishing and cleansing soap.  Illustrations from the  comic opera  and altered verses to include Sapolio thoruhgout interspersed with testimonials for the product.  Also inlcudes words and music for The Merry Maiden and the Tar and I'm Called Little Buttercup.  Measures 5" x 3 3/8". .
 Shakespeare's 7 Ages of Man Advertising Paper Dolls - Kirkman's Borax Soap. Kirkman's Borax Soap.Brooklyn, Buffalo.c1890s
Includes a 4 1/4" self-standing die-cut paper doll of an infant.  Captioned 1st Age - The Seven Ages, Shakespeare' The reverse reads "First Age- THE INFANT.  Baby's clothes its little stockings -- its cunning little undershirts -- its sweet snowy dress -- should all be washed with Kirkman's Borax Soap.  Don't use cheap and nasty soaps in washing the dear child's things". Shakespeare's verse reads  AAt firt the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. The remainder of this advertising set includes six (6) different costumes and hats. They include The School Boy The Lover The Soldier The Judge An Old Man The Ancient Each captioned with age appropriate information re the Borax soap. .
 Song, written for the 4th of July, 1810, A Broadside Song Sheet. .Westermoreland, NH.July 10, 1810
A patriotic song for July 4th written in twenty numbered stanzas., four lines each. The poem doesn't focus on specific battles too much, but rather the bravery of our men and their Commanders, like George Washington. The song is printed in two columns with as small decorative border in-between the two. Below are excerpts from the poem: "Their hostile banners were display'd, And Yankee doodle then was play'd; But soon their troops in blood did wade, And quickly left their station." - Stanza 4 "So neatly we around them got; We played so bravely with our shot; These rogues they found the fire so hot, They were forc'd to cry for quarter." - Stanza 12 "Brave countrymen, let's drop a tear To th' memory of each friend so dear, Who fell without a dread or fear, Defending of their Nation. July the fourth, of which we sing; The day we sever'd from a king; Be ne'er forgot while time has wing, To waft it o'er the Nation." - Stanzas 19 & 20 Single sheet, printed in two columns. OCLC 1 (Oct 2019) Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".
 Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo..
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"..
 Souvenir Album of Beautiful Selected Colored Views of Madison, Wisconsin. James E.  Moseley, Bookseller.Madison, WI.c1910
16 pages. Embossed illustrated wraps. Includes local views of City Hall, High School, Main Street, various views of University of Wisconsin campus including the horticultural, dairy and agricultural buildings, an evening on Lake Mendota, boating on Lake Mendota with lakeside picnickers  and a grandstand, Tenney Park and more.   Measures 6" x 8 1/4".  Inscribed on title page "To his cousin' Elizabeth N. Mason. From Richard Greenleaf Norton of Madison Wis, Dec. 25th, 1910.
 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 Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
A volvelle or wheel that helps the user find the batting average of any baseball player "in a jiffy". The user needs to turn the wheel until the arrow is pointing to the the number of times a player was at bat, this number appears through the opening on the top disk. Then one can read the battling average of the player on the top disk directly opposite the number of hits made, which is on the bottom disk. The volvelle can calculate the batting average of a player, as long as they have been at bat between 35 to 640 times. In the center of the volvelle is a black and white illustration of a man at bat, swinging and missing the ball, with the catcher and umpire behind him. The back of the volvelle is blank with the exception of a stamped "39 cents". Dated through "Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Third Series", which is a book found on Google Books that lists the copyrights of items by year. Measures 8 1/4" (diameter).
 The Crinoline Hoops; Or, Who's Your Cooper. W. Pratt.Digbeth, Birmingham, UK.c859
Woodcut of a well dressed yet sizable woman obviously wearing crinoline beneath her dress. Yet another parody on the oft maligned crinoline, but worse yet discrimination as it relates to size.. The chorus reads What dresses now the ladies have, It really is surprising, Who is your Cooper, Poll? It must be agonizing,-- That you can't find a Crinoline; Kick up a jolly row there, Knock the hoops from off the washing tubs To swing below your trousers Printed in two columns.  Marked 767 at lower right. T.M. Gresley, June 1859 penned upper left. Printed on tissue. Reverse is blank. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". .
 The Japanese Marriage Ceremony Promotional Brochure by Department Store . William Rae.Kobe, Japan.?1930?
This tri-fold pamphlet details the Japanese wedding ceremony, starting from the arrangement of the couple by their family, to their wedding ceremony and what life for the bride is like after the wedding. The pamphlet was created by William Rae as a way of stirring interest in Japan and its culture in order to sell items from his store in Kobe, Japan. He sold a variety of household goods, such as table wear, kitchenware, jewelry, cabinets and screens. While the store was located in Japan, the store sold items that were decorated in a variety of 'oriental' motifs, mainly directed towards a western audience. The front of the pamphlet has a colorful and stylized engraving of the Japanese wedding ceremony. The back has a list of items the store sold, as well as a directions on ordering items either by mail or in person at his store in Japan. The advert emphasizes that he had "over 1000 different sets, always kept in stock.  Measures 7" x 5 1/4" (folded)..
 The Lady's Own New Sentimental Valentine Writer. or, Poetry of the Heart, being a New and Elegant Collection of Valentines, Addressed to Gentlemen. Turner & Fisher.New York, Philadelphia..c1845
32pp. Pictorial hand colored wrapper.  Includes 88 numbered sentiments for writing valentines for any (male) individual. Perhaps numbered for the ladies of leisure to advise her writer which valentine to pen.  Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Significant wear with old repairs to cover.  Not found OCLC (5/2018)..
 The Little Chap: A Small Newspaper Published During the School Year - Andover (Philips Academy) . Edward H. Williams, III.Andover, Mass.1621
The small newspaper is published one a week during the school year and includes short, often local news. The two-sided printed newspaper is roughly divide into three sections, general news, sports news, and advertising. The news includes mostly area information, this issue includes ticket sales to a baseball game and the strange fishy taste and smell to the water. The sports sections include scores of games, as well as upcoming ones, most importantly the Andover versus Exeter game that is happening in a few days. The advertisements on the reverse side are of local stores and shops. At the bottom of the first page is a little outline of a little chap. Measures 6 3/4" x 5 1/4". .
 The Masqua, Published by the Boys of Camp Belknap on Lake Winnipesaukee. Camp Belknap.Tuftonboro, NH.1936
Camp is an all boys summer resident camp found in 1903. Originally it was operated by the YMCA until 1996 when it switched to an independent non-profit. The boys ranged in age from 8 to 16 and could stay for one, two, four, six or eight weeks. Each year the camp puts out a Masqua, a compilation of the camp's weekly newsletters. Each week the newsletter would consist of short essays or stories written by one of the campers, copies of letters sent home, songs campers had made up, information on the various clubs at camp (such as the photography or nature club) or information on upcoming events like field trips, the 4th of July, or who won the camp tennis tournament. There is also one drawing that show a man saying "I'm wise, I'm voting for Campbell."  This folder consists of 107 typewritten pages. Below are a few excerpts: "Gee! Camp is a swell place, especially this camp. We got radios n' everything', 'cept out leader snores and I can't sleep nights, but it's all right 'cause my leader sleeps most of the afternoon anyway and he keeps the tent quiet so I get my rest in then..." - Letter home from Gilbert Stribridge.   "The season ends to our regret But we've made fiends we'll never forget; It's been grand to be here 'neath the pines And give our thanks to the Great Divine; We've helped ourselves, and others as well, How much is something we cannot tell. So, as we depart on our various ways So long, friends, and -- Happy Days." - Written by the Editor, Donald W. MacIssac as a goodbye at the end. At the end of the Masqua there is a list of all the staff members, counselors (or Leaders as they are called), and campers for the Summer of 1936, along with their addresses. Also included is the letter that was sent to each camper with the Masque from "Pa", the camp director, Ernest P. Colon, and a list of all the boys with October and November birthdays.  Wraps with 3-hole brad binding. Green covers. Brad binding. 114 pages (107 numbered, index and title page not). Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" .
 The Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock, A Flyer. Ripley & Kimball, Agents.St. Louis, MO.[1881-1887]
A circular for the Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock, which is a mechanism on a boiler that helps to determine and relieve the steam/water pressure in a boiler. This flyer has a fine color illustration of the actual gauge cock on the top of the page, along with a detailed description of the part itself. Also included at the base of the flyer is a list that details seven points as to why the Montgomery Patent Gauge Cock is better than any on the market, such as "its simplicity, great strength and handsome finish," and "the packing cannot be blown out". The flyer is aimed at "engineers, boiler makers and users of gauge cocks", and was produced St. Louis agents Ripley and Kimball. The flyer is dated based on newspaper advertisements by Ripley & Kimball that show that they were in business together from October 1881 to February 1887, when the business changed partners and became Ripley & Brouson. Single sided. Measures 10 1/2" x 8".
 The Mother's Assistant and Child's Friend, July, 1856, Vol. XXXI No. 1 . ..1856
32 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations, plates. A journal for children which includes readings, music, poems, and plates. This specific journal features a plate and writing on the Resurrection of Lazarus, a Summer Song, a writings on Indiscriminate Novel-Reading, What is Family Religion?, Christian Sympathy, and My Mother. . edge wear, toning, inscribed
 The Mother's Assistant and the Young Ladies Friend, January 1855, Vol. IX No. 1. Stone & Halpine..1855
35 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations, plates. A journal featuring writings, plates, and music. This Volume features a New Years Address, a plate and reading on Christ Preaching on the Mount, writings entitled The Family Constitution, Honor Your Parents, Mary's Grave, Books for Parents, and The New Year's Wish. 10" x 6". toning, edge wear and chips
 The Partridge Family - A Paper Doll Book. Columbia Pictures Industries, Artcraft..1971
Authorized Edition. 6pp. Cover image of the popular television singing family as segments on an LP record with a die-cut opening to the first page depicting their  touring bus.  Seven punch out dolls first and last pages. 4 pages of punch-out costumes with that special 1970s entertainment flair.  Striped and plaid bell bottoms and ruffled skirts and blouses. Note both editions have the same costume designs.. The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
 The Partridge Family - A Paper Doll Book. Columbia Pictures Industries, Artcraft..1972
Authorized Edition. 6pp. Cover image of the popular television singing family with a die-cut opening to the first page depicting their  touring bus.  Six punch out dolls first and last pages. The back cover has a large punch-out of a seated David Cassidy. 4 pages of punch-out costumes with that special 1970s entertainment flair.  Striped and plaid bell bottoms and ruffled skirts and blouses. Note both editions have the same costume designs.. The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
 The Pratt & Cady Company's Patent Straight-Way Values, A Flyer. Ripley & Kimball, Agents.St. Louis, MO.[1881-1887]
A single fold circular for a Straight-Way Valve made by the Pratt & Cady Company. These valves are meant for use in radiators, though whether they are meant for commercial or residential use is unclear. This new style of valves makes "them much shorter and stronger than the former style, at the same time retaining all the advantages of access to the seats, for seating and repairing through the small angle opening." The flyer itself features four engravings of the valves. The two on the front are gold foiled and depict the outside of the valve. The two fine illustrations on the interior section of the flyer are cross sections of the valves done in black and white. There is additional gold foiling on the border and other decorative design elements. Included in the text of the flyer is a more detailed description of the valves and a price list. The flyer is dated based on newspaper advertisements by Ripley & Kimball that show that they were in business together from October 1881 to February 1887, when the business changed partners and became Ripley & Brouson. Single-fold, double sided. Foiling detail. Measures 8 1/2" x 5" (folded), 10" x 8 1/2" (unfolded).
 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 Rumba, as Taught by Arthur Murray , Flip Book. Bromo-Seltzer..1940s
A flip book produced by the Bromo-Seltzer Company in conjunction with Arthur Murray, the American Dance instructor, in order to teach the dance know as the Rumba. Each page as a photograph and corresponding instructions, so that when you flip through the book, you can see the dance. Two sets of dances; starting from the front of the book and turned over and started from the back. The back cover has an advertisement for that states "You feel like dancing when you Relieve Headaches with Bromo-Seltzer, Keep a Bottle Handy!" The entire book is done in a blue ink, and is bound by a single staple. Measures 2 1/2" x 2"..
 The Schoolmaster, a Favorite Glee for Three Voices, As sung at the Salem Glee Club. C Bradlee.Boston.1834
4 pages, This song helps children to remember their ABCs. There are five versus to the song, teaching the alphabet and how to pronoun the different common sounds of some letters, such as "B A Ba".  Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on binding and edges along tears. Inscribed with page numbers 229- 231.
 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 Victoria Tales and Stories Suitable for the Young: George Mills; or, The Idle Boy. Frederick Warne and Company.London.
16 pages, engraved frontisepiece. Cover is a purple wrapper with a decorative border. "Price One Penny" printed on top of border on front and back cover. Children's story with religious and moral lessons. One of a set of twelve, part of a series of such sets, each labeled with a letter to identify it in the larger series - unable to determine which set this volume belongs to. Back cover has, inside the decorative border, a list of all 12 titles in this particular set. 4 3/4" x 3". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
 The Watchman Magazine, Ingathering Annual, For Humanity's Sake, Vol. XLVII, No. 11. Southern Publishing Association (Seventh-Day Adventist).Nashville, TN
James E. Shultz (Editor). The Watchman Magazine was started in 1905 and was published on a monthly basis by a group of Seventh-Day Adventists, with the only exception being the month of October, when an annual magazine was issued in addition to the monthly one. This item is the 1938 edition of that annual magazine, and is specifically Vol. XL VII, No. 11. It features illustrated covers, the front depicts a nurse surrounded by people begging for help with a globe in the background, and the back cover features a group of missionaries being warmly greeted by the natives on a tropical island with a large boat in the background. Throughout the magazine there are over thirty-five (35) printed photographs. The articles found within this edition are: 'A World-Wide Program for the Uplift of Humanity' (including 'A Day With Nurse Piatt at the Malamulo Leper Colony Nyasaland, Africa') by L. H. Christian, 'What Do Seventh Day Adventists Believe?' By Caryle B. Haynes, 'America a Foreign Mission Field' By H. O. Olsen, 'We Do Our Part' by M. N. Campbell, 'Among the Highlanders' by C. A. Russell, and 'Facts of Interest to the Public' by Steen Rasmussen. The majority of these focus on the missionary efforts of Seventh-Day Adventist both at home and abroad. 24 pgs. including illustrated wrappers. Staple bindings.  OCLC 10 (Apr. 2020) Measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/4".
 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".
 Three Letters from a Family Moving to South America. Buenos Aires, Argentina.February 1855
In early 1855, a husband and wife, moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Estancia del Folag with their two sons, Hasen and Jonathan. The collection contains three letters, comprised of eighteen pages, written to the wife's friend. Color vignette on first page with stationer's embossing on remaining sheets. The letters are only signed "Affectionally yours" with no name. The letters describe some of the hardship she had adjusting and the difficulty in settling up her household. The majority of the letters comprises of the retelling of a long carriage ride taken during the move. At first the wife seems determined to find fault in everything in South America, often mentioned the lack of manners of the locals and how filthy everything is. "There is no places of resort or of being of interest, no pleasant walks or rides, in fact nothing except catholic churches. Plenty of those if you are inclined to visit them." Eventually, she begins to enjoy her surrounds and find companionship in her neighbors, and in particular an American named Judy. She even waxes poetically about the fruit she can get there, and how much the whole family enjoys it. "I determined from the first of my decision to come to make up my mind to nothing and then I should not be disappointed." "I am not homesick, and though we are what many would call unpleasantly situated, I never had so happy [a] two months in my life as the last two." These three letters have been hand-bound by a thread into a booklet. The first page has a hand colored illustration on the top. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Age toning and light soiling. The first page has a 1 1/2" x 1/2" spot of what appears to be red wax from a seal.
 Ticket for the Harvard-Dartmouth Tennis Match. .Hanover, NH or Cambridge, MA..5971
A small ticket for the sale of tickets to the May 1916 Tennis tournament between the men's tennis team of Harvard and Dartmouth. It is unknown if these matches took place at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, or at Harvard in Cambridge, MA, however Harvard did win, 8 to 1. This score has been penned onto the ticket. The matches were set to start at 1:30, and tickets were 10 cents each. Printed on one side on a stiff board, cut into a small rhombus shape. It has a small hole on the top where a green sting has been threaded through. Measures 2" x 2" .
 Travel Scrap or Memento Book  -  Monograms, Hotel Logos, Fraternity Insignias etc.. ..1930-1940s
A unique scrap travel book  compiled by an unknown person with each page filled will snippets from letterheads from the stationary of the hotels the individual has stopped at. These pieces of the letterhead have been cut out and pasted into the album and there is a range of a singe (larger) piece to up to over twenty pieces on each page. The hotels range from all over North America, from the Wellington Hotel in Chicago to the Hodson in Waterbury, CT, to Hotel Geneye in Mexico City, Mexico to Hotel Windsor in Atlantic City, NJ. There are also letterheads from transportation means, such as "S.S. Brookline". "Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway - En Route", and the "S.S. Mongolia" Sometimes the entire logo and name of the hotel isn't cut out, and only a portion, like the initials of the hotel or their logo. For example, there is one that is only the image of a shield with "The Barclay" written on top of it.  Additionally, there are also a few pages of cutouts from military letterheads such as "United States Army", "Army & Navy", "Second Army Corps", and the "Metal of Honor". In the beginning of the album the pieces were  arranged with purpose, such as creating the letter "W", within a few pages this effort ended.  Also includes a few pages of monograms and fraternity insignias, college flags, fraternal organization insignias and more.  Fifty (50) leaves with virtually all with material covering the front and back pages. The album showcases the wide variety of styles and designs hotels used on their stationary. While the majority of these letterheads are in black and white, there are a few that have color as well as being embossed. Interleaves. Leather cover.  Measures 10" x 7". .
 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
107 pp. A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains.
 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: Dreamstress.com
 Two Near Identical Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls - One made in 1856, the other 1905. ..
A 6 1/2" handmade paper dolls with fine brown ringlets dressed in pantaloons and a slip (pencil drawn) and brown watercolor shoes.  Her top fold costumes are pink and rose dress with a white pinafore. One with faint polka-dots; the other plain - each with different ruffle at base of  pinafore. Accompanied by a Rose trimmed bonnet with a pink ribbon. A second near identical doll presumably was created in 1906, as a note on the reverse reads "50 years old 1906"..
 Unused Set of Norwich to New London to Newport Round Trip Tickets. New London Steamship Co..New London, CT.[1900]
A 6 5/8" x 2 3/4" card stock sheet with three perforations creating a four-part ticket for the Newport Excursion, beginning in Norwich, stopping in New London to Newport and back.  Each portion is numbered.  The reverse is blank. .
 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll Holding a Doll No.2. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
A 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" single fold valentine with color lithograph of a young girl holding her dolly(the girl has the appearance of a McLoughlin paper doll) at top.  Embossed floral and filigree border decoration.  Verse at base reads This little letter which I send, I hope you will receive; And keep it for the sake of one, Who never will deceive. Inside page and back cover blank.  .
 Valentine Greeting  from Pretty Young Girl reminiscent of a Paper Doll No.1. [McLoughlin Bros.].New York, NY.1870s
A 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" single fold valentine with color lithograph of a young girl (with the appearance of a McLoughlin paper doll) at top.  Embossed floral and filigree border decoration.  Verse at base reads Here's a greeting for my little dear, Upon this morning made for cheer-- When heartily our praise we tell To children that we love so well. Among the bright and modest girls, with rosy cheeks and flowing curls-- All have a pleasure just like mine, As I send you this VALENTINE".   Inside page and back cover blank.  Pencil inscription on back cover. .
 Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920
A trade catalogue for the company call Van Housen, based in Chicago, which sold paper, mostly crepe paper, party favors, costumes and accessories. This items were intended for short time use, either as a Halloween costume, theater costume, or any sort costume parties such as Carnival Celebrations, Masquerade Dances or Football parades. While some of the items sold are complete costumes, such as the Chinaman, Merry-Go-Round Girl, King's Jester, and Spanish Girl, the majority are meant as accessories, such as hats, umbrellas, wants and wings. Several of the costume accessories sold are: minute man hat, farm straw hat, drum major hat, police office cap, puritan hat and collar, Chinese hat, Indian hat, Japan maid hat, and a bird hat. Each item is drawn in black and white, and featured on a model. For most of the culturally based costumes, such as Chinese or Indian hat, the model appears to have been drawn to represent that culture (or the stereotypical view of the culture), however the exception is the Japanese maid hat, which is clearly worn by a white woman. Other paper items sold are paper baskets, flowers, paper lanterns, paper decorations, and paper doilies. Additionally some of the items sold by Van Housen's were not made of paper such as small metal bells, noise makers, and waxed butterflies. The covers of the catalogue are in color and shows images of various costumed people at a party. On the back cover its states "Catalogue No. 81". 22 pgs. Pictorial wrappers. OCLC 0 (Dec. 2019).
 VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2".
 Victorian Advertising - "So Easy a Child Can Do It". ..
Twenty-five (25) advertising trade cards flyers and pamphlets with illustrations of children easily and efficiently using a product to accomplish a task.  The majority are focused on women's work . They include: Nine (9) food related cards of children preparing foods for Atmore's Mince Meat, Nestle's Milk Food, Hornby's Oats, Butterine,  Chicago Processing and Provisions (canned meats), Piefilene and Ta-Ka-Kake, Six (6) for laundry and soap products including  Chief Soap, New Process Soap, Buchan's Carbolic Disinfecting Soap, Ivorine,  Empire Wringer and Moore's Sheet or Book Soap --individual soap sheets in a book for all kinds of hands. Four (4) Sewing Machine cards including Howe, New Home, Leader and the Standard Sewing Machine. Three (3) for Stoves including Glenwood & Elmwood and Richmond Stove Co.  Additionally a pamphlet with little girls baking  with a Garland  Stove in the background and words and verse at base for a backing song.  The inside pages promote the product. Two (2) of children cooking with Granite Iron Ware pots. A mechanical die-cut  card depicting a little girl displaying the interior of a Stone White refrigerator. One for Chase's Liquid Glue depicting children creating a scrap book. And finally a young girl in fine attire mowing a lawn with an Excelsior Lawn Mower (for Horse or Hand Power)  while the adults play badminton. . Heavy wear/repair to refrigerator card.
 Vin Mariani, Cocaine & Wine, Patent Medicine - A collection of 150 post cards "L'Album Mariani" designed by famous artists. ..1900-1910
A collection of post cards introduced in five series of thirty created by renown artists of the day. Of the 150 cards this offering includes 119 original unused post cards and 31 photocopies  of the original cards (place holders).  The images were created by the artist, usually designed after one of their original works but making the Vin Mariani the featured element.  Many of the cards are captioned with reference to the product.  Other artists created completely new concepts to promote the tonic.   Each card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". As an example, the artists in the first series Paul Avril,   F. Roybet,  Ch, Waltner,  Lévy-Dhurmer,  G, Meunier,  Paul Renouard,  H, Berteaux,  Muenier,  Mucha,  Hermann Paul,  Eug, Murer,  Lacault,  Ribéra,  K, Adler,  Léon Glaize,  Le Sidaner,  Paul-Albert Laurens,  Louis Noël,  Ferigoule,  A, Lalauze,  Hagborg,  Atalaya,  W, Bouguereau,  A, Maignan,  J, Cheret,  De Richemont,  Bigot,  Sem,  Léandre and  L, Vallet. .   At age 25, in 1863,  Angelo Mariani marketed a patent medicine called Vin Tonique Mariani a la Coca de Perou. Based on Bordeaux wind infused with three varietals of coca leaves in the bottle. It was immediately applauded as an ideal stomach stimulant, analgesic on the air passages and vocal chords, appetite suppressant, antidepressant and treatment against anemia.   Dosed as a small glass to be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.  Each ounce contained 6 mg of cocaine.  Loved by kings and queens, popes and presidents, scientists and inventors, writers and dancers and more. Testimonials filled 15 leather -bound published volumes.
 Why I Live in the Neighborhood Gardens, A Flyer for Apartments. Neighborhood Gardens Apartments.St. Louis, MO.[1935]
This single fold pamphlet advertises for the Neighborhood Gardens which is an apartment complex located in St. Louis that was first built in 1935, and is still an existence today. The front page of this pamphlet lists eighteen (18) reasons why someone would want to live there, such as: "I get so much for my money in these modern apartments", "I like the sound proof, attractive walls", "every living room is sunshinny [sic] and airy and opens on a balcony," and "Neighborhood Gardens has been built for folks who care; for folks who need and want this kind of housing." The inside of the pamphlet has three black and white printings of linoleum cuts of the exteriors of the apartment complex. The back side has four floor plans of some of the apartments available along with a list of the amenities at the complex and what is in the local neighborhood. Single fold. Black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (folded), 11" x 8 1/2" (unfolded)..
 Wolf Miners Safety-Lamps, Fidelity International Agency, Sole Agents for America. .New York.[1900]
A product list for Friemann & Wolf of Zwickau a German company that made a variety of safety lamps for miners. They also made a variety of attachments for the lamps, such as magnets for locking, and an apparatus for filling the lamp. The product list was produced by Fidelity International Agency, who were the sole agents for the Friemann & Wolf's products in America. The product list is printed on the back side of a double-sided tri-fold brochure. The front side has two black and white realistic illustrations showing miners using the lamps. Also, in the center is another black and white image, this time more artistic then realistic, showing an old-fashion miner with using lamp, and has information about the agency. Additionally, there are gilt gold metals, representing when the lamps won a gold metal in Paris in 1900 during an unnamed exposition. There is an loose insert as well, that on one side lists the world wide agents who sell the lamps, and the other side has another black and white realistic illustration of miners using the lamps. Measures 7 1/2" x 5" (tri-fold, folded)..
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Valentine Dandelion"  Single-fold Card w Watercolor of Valentine with Dandelion Themed Valentine Prose & Handmade Envelope. .North Brookfield MA.1880
A handmade single-fold valentine  "To my true love, Henry" with a watercolor of a dandelion on the cover followed by the beginning of a verse "I am the image of the sun Reflecting back his glory And dandelion is my name Well known am I in story... The verse continues on the inside page and concludes with "...with loving smiles of lightsome hue  And tender glance alluring.  God bless us all and keep us true And make our love enduring.  Yours Truly, Valentine Dandelion".  Measures 5" x 4".  Found with a hand made envelope addressed to Henry A. Cooke, North Brookfield MASS.
15 Paper & Fabric Hand Made Multilayer Whimsies - Red White and Blue. ..c1865
In two (2) shapes and sizes.  The first are 2" in diameter sawtooth cut circles with graduated circles of white paper and red fabric.  The larger are 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" heart shapes.   All of the layers are stitched in place with thread..
1866 Pocket Diary of a Traveling Alarm Bell Installer in Pennsylvania and New York
A pocket diary of an identified traveling tradesman whose territory was northwestern Pennsylvania and the southern region of Upstate New York along the Pennsylvania border. It is unclear exactly what type of tradesman the author of the diary is, however throughout the journal there are references to installing bells, or cutting plates (otherwise known as strike plates which metal spokes would hit to create a bell sound), Thus the supposition that he is an alarm bell installer. Often traveling by stage coach, though sometimes rail, the man spends his days drumming up business in the towns he visits, making observations on the town, its people, and surrounding country. |When not working, he visited friends and becoming enamored with young women he meets along the way. His promotion efforts, observations on the towns and calls on young woman are the highlight of this diary. The author is a prolific journaler making an entry for almost everyday of the year. However, these entries start to become shorter in the summer, until the majority of the entries listed only his location. . Some of the Pennsylvania locations he travels to are: Westfield, Elkand, Bingham Township, Muncy, Towanda, Rochester, Williamsport, Carlisle, Milton, Danville, Ashville, Harrisburg, Potter County, and Tioga County. Some of the New York locations he travels to are: Elmira, Troy, Auburn, Binghamton, Norwich, Springtown, and Port Byron. Additionally, in December of 1866, he does make a trip to Cleveland, OH, and stays there much of the month. There are two notes which are out of place in the diary - an inscription "My fathers diary when in the army". and The second a phrase "Williamsport, PA, Married", first written on August 30, and then crossed out with "Mistake" written above it. "WIlliamsport, PA,Married" is written again written on the next day, August 31, but there is no other information provided. Both the entries leading up to the date and after make no mention of a wedding or new bride, or anything similar. Excerpts follow, note that his entries are riddled with spelling errors. Instead of using the term [sic] to denote this, the correct spelling of the inferred word will be placed within the brackets.

"I stade [stayed] to the Troy House for the first last night and had a splend [splendid] time hear [here] and my buisness [business] havent ben [been] very good hear [here] to day much more than any other place that I ever have ben [been] in my life but I have had some plesent [pleasant] ours [hours] with the young ladies in the house and they are quite plesent [pleasant]. I think to sit down with and talk with to, spend some ours [hours] with them and I have ben [been] having loots [lots] of fun all day." - January 25, 1866.

"I have just ben [been] up and put in a bell on Water St and just one cutting plates to send a way and sent a sample to Towanda, PA." - January 29, 1866

"Stade [stayed] Elmira, I even ... ... and have ben [been] quite buisy [busy] all day and this eavning [evening] I ben [been] set up with Mr. & Mrs. Frank and my company is Miss Hamilton and I have had a plesent [pleasant] time there but she was some what fritened [frightened] but I talked to her and she got so she dident [didn't] mind it and I dident [didn't] get a moment sleep and I dident [didn't] feal [feel] as if I wanted any. I must close, so good morning." - April 9, 1866

"I am stying [staying] at Mr. Haders and I have found every thing all gay hear [here] and I have ben [been] out on a walk this afternoon and I had a splendid time with some French gurls [girls] and one of them fell in love with me but I don't think it will do but any good and got back in good reason and wrote severl [several] letters and I retired at 9 Pm, so good night." - April 15, 1866.

"Myncy [Muncy] PA. I am hear [here] and found a quite old place and found my business all right but it seams [seems] not to be growing any, it seams [seems] to me a loss for such rich men to live in a place and then to not help build it up. I sold a good many geiftrs [?], so good night." - July 6, 1866.

"Danville, PA. I came over hear [here] and found to quite a plesent [pleasant] town and feal [feel] quite gay and find that there is very nice rowling [rolling] hills carried on hear [here] and the best part of the town is up on the South Hill, Market St has got some quite nice dwellings on it and one of the welthest [wealthiest] men in the place lives there.... and loots [lots] of business don [down] hear [hear], I feal [feel] as if I was going to start I could make a good more hear [here]." July 30, 1866.

"Ashland, PA. I have ben [ben] up to the coal mines to day and saw them pull mules down 288 yards from the top of the ground and I have had quite a plesent [pleasant] day, so good night." - August 19, 1866.

"Carlisle [PA]. I think this is the prittest [prettiest] leaid [laid] out place there is in the stae and built up the best of place in this state, every thing is so plesent [pleasant] hear [here]." - October 22, 1866 At the back of the diary is a slot to hold a pencil, and the remnants of a small folder to hold loose bits of paper. Black covers. Gilt edged interior pages. Measures 6" x 3 1/2".
1958 Quick-Chek Trouble Finder. Reliable Selection..1958
A volvelle designed by the Reliable Selection Company that allowed the user to diagnose what Radio Tube within their TV was malfunctioning as "80% of your TV troubles are tubes. Save money on unnecessary service calls with this amazing dial wheel." A TV radio tube would translate the received signal into a picture on the screen as well as the audio, and generally speaking their were a variety of tubes housed within a television that translated different parts of the signal, be it sound or visual. This volvelle had 28 (14 on each side) ways a TV could be malfunctioning due to a faulty tube. The volvelle had three die cut openings: the first is in a shape of a TV that provides an illustration of the type of error one might see on the screen, such as 'snow' or wavy lines, the second opening was immediately below that and had a written description corresponding to the above illustration of not only how the screen was malfunction, but possible corresponding sound issues as well, the third and last opening was on the bottom have of the volvelle, and listed the corresponding tubes that might need to be replaced to fix the malfunction Printed in three colors withdetailed instructions on using the volvelle and changing a TV tube. It proclaims, "Can you change a light bulb?... Then you can change a tube!". Accompanying this text are two illustrations, one on each side. The first one is of the box the tubes come in, and the second is of what looks like to be a type of vending machine, which has emblazoned on it "Do it Yourself!  TV Radio Tubes Quik-Chek Tester". At the top of the wheel is hole so that one could hang it on the wall. Measures 7 1/4" (diameter)..
3 Autograph Albums - Campmeetings. .Oak Bluff.1874-1883
These three albums are being offered as a collection. Two of these albums are near complete, while the album with the latest dates is sparse, with only 25 of the 100 or so pages used. One album has a board cover in brown cloth, with "Autographs" gilt stamped on the cover and spine. The other two albums have leather board covers, with "Autographs" stamped in gilt, and additional gilt decorations on the cover and spine.   One of the albums was owned by Edward Roth, who spent the majority of his life practicing medicine in and around Martha's Vineyard. The majority of the autographs in this album date from 1883 when he departed to San Francisco and he is wished well on his travels across the continent. He practiced for several years in San Francisco before returning to New England, first to Yale, and then Martha's Vineyard. Along with the autographs there are several newspaper clippings for important family events, such as his marriage to Miss E. L. Beetle and the first birthday party of his son Edward Roth Jr. There are also 3 hand drawn illustrations as well. Along with the notes regarding the death of the signers, there are also a few denoting whether or not they were since married . Two of the albums are 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"; the third is 7" x 4 1/2". Includes signatures from a wide variety of people, including signatures from local authors such as SC Wheeler, the Roth family, and crew members of the USRC Samuel Dexter, a ship famous for it's role in the rescue of the SS City of Columbus in 1884.  . The first so-called campmeeting in what became known as Wesleyan Grove was held in 1835. In subsequent years the congregations grew enormously, and many of the thousands in attendance were housed in large tents known as "society tents." A congregation from a church on the mainland would maintain its own society tent. Conditions were cramped, with men and women sleeping dormitory-style on opposite sides of a central canvas divider. All with cover wear; loose or partially detached covers.  Some soiling from handling.
3 Posters - Chelsea Art Festival
Group of three offset litho prints  promoting the Chelsea Art Festival (20th St. New York) for 1965-1967.  The second through fifth annual events. The abstract art of Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, pink-tone palms of Alex Katz and the solitary worrisome young woman of Bessie Boris.  Largest measures 22" x 17".
3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat  ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
A collection of three items (in French) advertising 'Le Thermogene' a patent medicine product that was meant to help with a variety of ailments such as coughing, bronchitis, flue, sore throat, colds, joint pains, and rheumatism. The product was a heating pad that was composed of soft cotton wadding that had been treated with capsicum and could be placed on various parts of the body. The first item in the collection is flyer (measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/4") featuring a fire-eating circus performer in a green body suit holding the product (represented as large orange objects) and breathing out fire. This artwork was designed by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) who was an Italian and French poster art designer who is nowadays often referred to as the "father or modern advertising." This was due to the fact that he was the first to use bold figures that popped out of their contrasting black background. The second item in this collection is a single-fold pamphlet (Measures: 6 1/4" x4 3/4" folded, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" unfolded). This pamphlet provides simple, and to the point information about the product as well as depicting 6 illustrations of figures show how the product can be used on a variety of places on the body. On the front is the same circus figure by Cappiello found on the flyer, however this time the only color used is in the product the figure is holding, and the fire coming out of his mouth. The last item in the collection is a small 12 page staple booklet that is chalk full of more detailed information about the product. The back of the booklet actually has the image of the circus performer, while the front of the booklet has a roaring fire in a fire pit.  .
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"..
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..