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 1869 Valedictory Address of Toland Medical College,by L.C. Lane Professor of Anatomy. Published at the Request of the Class; Spears & Co. SanFrancisco. 1869. . ..
An 18 pp pamphlet with paper wraps. An address to the Gentleman of the Graduating Class, November 4, 1869. In 1858 California surgeon Elias Samuel Cooper organized the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific with a board of trustees consisting of ten clergymen and three physicians. The first session opened in May 1859, with a class of ten attending lectures in materia medica, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and medical jurisprudence. Dr. Cooper's death in 1862 brought confusion to the new school, and in 1864 the Pacific Medical faculty "suspended" activities and joined Dr. Hugh Toland in his efforts to found a viable medical school in San Francisco. As San Francisco's population continued to grow, Hugh Toland's influence and wealth also increased, earning an estimated $40,000 per year. In 1864, he decided to establish a medical school in San Francisco and purchased land for that purpose in North Beach, at Stockton and Francisco, opposite the San Francisco City and County Hospital. A handsome building was soon completed, and Toland Medical College was open for enrolment. Clinical instruction and dissecting experience were the centerpieces of Toland's educational program, reflecting his training and experience in Parisian hospitals where clinical findings were carefully correlated with autopsy results." 5 ¾” x 8 ¼” .
 3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
Three (3) different 2-fold promotional brochures for Bayer seed treatment products, each with illustrations of the product or products being treated.  They include How to treat Seed Potatoes with Dipdust, How to treat Truck and Garden Crops with Dipdust and How to treat Seed Corn with Seed Corn Disinfectant.  Each guaranteed to produce larger yields with cleaner and better crops.  The pamphlets includes images from photographs and illustrations along with narratives explaining usage and promoting the products. Each measures 6" x 3 1/2" when folded.  Surface wear.
 44th Annual Announcement and Catalogue of the Missouri Medical College - The Oldest College West of the Mississippi. Commercial Printing Co.St. Louis, MO.1884-85
20 pp. Illustrated wraps.  Image of exterior of St. John's Hospital,  Clinical Amphitheater and Main College Building.  It begins with Announcements including Hospitals connected with the Missouri Medical College, Hospital Appointments, Clinics and summaries of each of the hospital specialties.  Also includes information on Chemical Laboratories, Spring Course and the locations of the College and St. John's Hospital.  It concludes with Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, List of Text-Books, and Fees.  Finally,  it includes a list of Alumni of the Missouri Medical College from 1841-1884. Two full page illustrations of a clinical amphitheater and the practical chemical laboratory.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8"..
 A Blank Lettersheet Featuring an Illustration of Eastman Place, the Estate of the Late H. G. Eastman. .Poughkeepsie, NY.[1880]
A single fold unused  lettersheet with a black and white illustration depicting the Eastman Place, the home of Harvey G. Eastman (1832-1878) in Poughkeepsie, NY. The image shows a the house in the distance, surrounded by manicured grounds and large trees. There is a stone walkway that leads from the house toward the foreground of the engraving where it meets a short stone wall. A man in a cart pulled by two horses is exiting the walkway at a break in the wall. The lettersheet does date from the 1880s, as the date field found below the engraving is "188_". However, the engraving itself dates back to at least 1870, as it was used in a gardening journal called "The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste" published in 1870, which featured biography on Eastman Place. Measures 9 1/4" x 6" (folded).. Harvey Gridley Eastman was born on October 16 1832 to Horace Eastman (1807-1898) and Mary A. Gridley (1812-1889) in Marshall, NY. He had several siblings: Cornelia Eastman (1835-1858), and Edward P. Eastman (1842-1866). He married Minerva "Minnie" Clark (1837-1907). They would have one child: Cora Eastman Woodruff (1858-1904). Harvey was an educator who opened Eastman National Business College in Poughkeepsie in 1859. He was elected to the NY Assembly in 1871 and 1873. The was also elected and served three terms as Mayor of Poughkeepsie in 1871-1874, and 1877 until his death.. He died on July 13, 1878 in Denver, CO, after having spent over a month there attempting  to recover from ill health. After his death, his wife would remarry and her last name changed to Gaines. Harvey was the cousin of George Eastman of Eastman-Kodak fame.
 A Circular for 69,000 Acres Farming Land, Securing $20,000, 6 per Ct. 30- Year Bonds. Bank of Warsaw.Lyon County, KS.[1885]
A circular advertising the sale of bonds for farmland in Lyon County in Kansas.  The circular promoted the desirability of the land by emphasizing how close it was to several important railroads, such as Missouri Pacific R. R. and the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., as well as the low debt the township itself carried (meaning taxes would be low). The back of the circular provides information on the laws that detail how a bond can be issued and how the state of Kansas ensures the legality of the bonds. Single page, double sided. Measures 10" x 6 1/4".. There was around 69,000 acres available in Agnes City Township, which was located 30 miles southwest of Topeka, KS. Each bond was issued with 6 percent interest over 30 years and was financed by the Bank of Warsaw, located in Warsaw, NY.
 Aunt Sally's Policy Players Dream Book and Wheel of Fortune	. Wehman Brothers.New York, NY.[1920]
122pp. Pictorial wraps. A book that allows the reader, not only to interpret the meaning of their dreams, but also use their dreams to picking winning numbers in the game of policy. Policy was an illegal gambling game, similar to the lotto, mostly played by the poor or in working class neighborhoods. On the cover of the book is an image of an older African American woman holding a sign with the numbers 4,11,44. This series of numbers was known as the "washerwoman's gig", and was a stereotypical bet by poor, male, African Americans. The book lists a variety of subjects, objects, or events that one might dream about, their meaning, and the numbers one should play if  you dream it. For example: "Inquest - To dream that you are present at a coroner' inquest is a bad sign; you will soon squander your fortune. 47.", "Nightingale - Light amours; to hear it song, happiness. 10.", and "Stirrup - Signifies a journey. 47." On some pages, the book doesn't list the meaning of a symbol, but rather just the numbers associated with them. Also included in the book as a copy of the Oraculum, a 'book of fate' supposed carried by Napoleon.   Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4".
 Business Cards - Cancer Specialists - Cured without Knives. .Mound Valley, KS and Allentown, PA.c1900
Two (2) different business cards for cancer specialists, both claiming to cure cancer without the use of knives. Dr. Baynham also advises he also does not use caustic and plaster.  Reverse is blank. Larger card measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/2". .
 Business Cards - Dentistry - Surgeon and Mechanical, Veterinary. .New York.c1900
Two (2) different business cards for very different dentists in New York. One for a Veterinary Dentist operating on diseases of the teeth  for coughing, frothing at mouth, discharge at nose, hide bound, scouring, running at eyes, tossing head, driving on one line, cribbing, bolting, baulking, shying, etc. The second card  for R. Bogardus is for a surgeon and mechanical dentist in Brooklyn. Reverse is blank. Larger card measures 3" x 4 3/4". .
 Calendrier Perpetuel with - Perpetual Calendar - Double Wheel  Volvelle with 7 Points of Information. Maglia.Lyon, France.[1810]
Allegorical hand colored engraving titled "et au passage des Celestins" (passengers of Celestins) depicting a gondola with a mermaid figurehead on mast manned by Cupid while Satin sits at the back of the craft. with three women representing nature at center with  an elderly nun warming her hands above two flaming hearts at the temple of Hymen. A tower in the background is captioned "love makes time go by" followed by "the time to pass Seasons".  There are seven (7) active calendar points including  one for the date and day of the week,  the month, the Zodiac sign, the length of day, sunset, length of night, sunrise.  There is an opening in the back of the frame allowing access to the wheels to make the adjustments.  There are two (2) additional cut-outs that seem to serve no purpose. Housed in 9" x 11" wooden frame..
 Circular, American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Invite. .Cambridge, MA.1849
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848, and is a non-profit organization which according to its web site "seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." Each year the AAAS holds a national meeting, and this printed invite is for the second such meeting in Cambridge, MA, which took place on August 14, 1849. In addition to the invite, at the base of the letter is are the 'Rules of the Association'. On the interior of the invite, it lists the officers in the AAAS. This printed invite is addressed to N. P. Ames of Cabotville, MA (now known as Chicopee, MA). It is possible that N. P. Ames stands for Nathan P. Ames, the co-founder of Ames Manufacturing Company, which was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery based in Chicopee, MA. Nathan P. Ames was a member of AAAS (according to the 'Proceedings of the AAAS, 1896, which can be found on Google Books, where he is listed as a deceased member pg. xcv) but he died on April 23, 1847. If this letter is addressed to Nathan P. Ames it is mostly likely the AAAS was unaware of his death at the time the letter was sent out. Single-fold sheet. Measures 9 3/4" x 8"..
 Clark's ABC Almanac or Anti-Bilious Compound. R.C & C. S. Clark, Operative Chemists..1877
32 (unnumbered) pp including standard almanac information  and information on numerous diseases and maladies with presumed cures by using the anit-bilious compound.  Some of the conditions addressed include Digestion, Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite, Chronic Diarrhoea, The Liver, etc.  Additional testimonials on the back inside cover. Measures.
 Diabetes; When the human engine does not properly burn its fuel". Metropolitan Life..c1925
6 pp. Image of man fueling a furnace on front cover.   Discusses the fuel our bodies need, diabetes - its signs and causes, how insulin helps the diabetic and how to guard against diabetes.  One of the ways to guard against diabetes is "Infections of teeth, tonsils and other organs should be promptly treated and removed".   Hmmm..  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/8"..
 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 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".
 Information to the Public - Dr. R. C. Flowers Remedies  - Liver and Stomach Sanative, Lung Cordial, Catarrh Remedy,  Pain Destroying Elixir, etc.... ..1884
24 pp. Illustrated wrap with image of R. C. Flower on the front cover and "Hygeia of the 19th Cent" on reverse.  A free to the public narrative introducing the company, the science in the preparation and skillful combinations.  This is followed by detailed information  on each of the companies numerous products with only the use of different type face for embellishment.  It concludes with Testimonials.  The inside back cover is a price list and includes Liver and Stomach Sanative, Lung Cordial, Catarrh Remedy, Blood Purifier, Pain Destroying Elixir, Nerve Pills and Magnetic Plasters.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". .
 Journal of Flowers and Poetry, Reinterpretations of Old Tales. ..c1880
68 pg. journal filled with poetry and watercolors of flora. There are a total of 25 poems in the journal, as some cover multiple pages, however this is a watercolor piece on every page depicting various flowers. At times one can see the pencil the artist used to sketch the flowers before using paint. The poems are reinterpretations of old stories, for example "What the Old Man Does is Always Right" by Hans Christian Anderson. On the front inside cover, it album has been self -titled, "Monty, Getty, with the Author's Love." The artist has number each page themselves and created an index at the back of the book listing each poem and its corresponding page. Some of the poems included are "The Tame Seagull", "The End of Two Black Beetles", and "The Story of a Greedy Crow". 9" x 7 1/2".
 Miniature Die-cut Advertising Cars - Ayer's Patent Medicines. J. C Ayer & Co..Lowell, Mass.1880s
Four (4) different miniature stand-up die-cuts of various Ayre's products.  The image of the box on front and product advertising--essentially miniature trade cards that could have been displayed on a toy store or dollhouse shelf. Scarce items.  The largest is 2 1/2" the smallest is 1/2".  Scarce..
 Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900
Two pieces of advertising materials for Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children. The first item is a 16 pp (including covers) booklet advertising Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, as well as other products sold by the manufacturer, including Mother Gray's Aromatic Leaf (a medicinal tea for digestive health) and Allen's Foot Ease (a powder to help with achy feet). The Sweet Powders was supposedly an all-natural remedy developed by a nurse, known as Mother Gray, who worked at the Children’s Home in New York City. While the powders were originally meant to treat pinworms, they were also soon used to treat a variety of other ailments, such as headaches, fever, and constipation. While it is unknown if there is any truth to who Mother Gray was, the product itself was distributed and marketed by Allen S. Olmstead who owned a proprietary medicine company. The powders weren’t exactly made from ‘all-natural’ ingredients, the main ingredient was actually calomel (mercurous chloride), which could be toxic if used regularly, causing mercury poisoning. Other ingredients were licorice, slippery elm, anise, sulfur, bicarbonate of soda, sugar (hence the word sweet in the name) and mandrake (also poisonous). The second item is a paper doll of Mother Gray, who supposedly was a nurse, specializing in children's health. The "walking" paper doll has feet on the bottom that rotate as you push it across a table. The pocket of the dress has an insert so that you can have something sticking out of the pocket. The back states that the doll was made by J. B. Carroll Co. Measures 5 3/4" x3" (booklet), 6" x 2 1/2" (paper doll) . Minor toning due to age.
 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"..
 Penityrol Synergie Antibiotique, Patent Medicine Advertising Postcard. .Paris, France.19694
An advertising postcard for a patent medicine called Penityrol.  It was a synthetic antibiotics created to help combat diseases that are transmitted through the air or to help minimize the possibility of an infection after a surgery. What makes this advertisement extremely charming are the anthropomorphic lab rats featured on the  front of the postcard. There are two rats just outside a doctor's office (the Doctor's name is Ratibus). The first rat is standing on his hind legs and is holding a checkered handkerchief, either blowing his nose or holding in a sneeze. The second rat is again standing on his hind legs, but hunched over in pain. He has a red handkerchief tied around his head, and his hand is clenching his jaw on one side. Presumably this rat is suffering from a tooth ache. The back of the postcard has information about the product in French. There is also an address for a Dr. Kohn, whose office is located in Paris. The postage stamp provides the date, December 26, 1953.  Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
 Plan for Fenwick Hall, presented by The New Saybrook Co.. Kellogg & Bulkeley. Lith.Hartford, CT .[1871]
An 11 2/4" x 9 1/4" plan for the Fenwick Hall, a Victorian wood frame hotel in Old Saybrook CT. It depicts an illustration of the exterior of the hotel and the plan of First Floor including a dining room and grand salon with captions identifying each room.  Reverse is blank. This was presumably a promotional piece for potential guests.. William M. Bates (1834-1914) was a hotelier and the driving force behind The New Saybrook Co.   The land for the hotel had previously been a salt farm owned by colonist George Fenwick, governor of the Saybrook Colony and his wife, Lady Alice Fenwick. It was sold to The New Saybrook Co. in 1870.  Fenwick Hall was named after Lady Fenwick.  A year later the railroad between Fenwick and Hartford opened, drawing the families of wealthy Hartford industrialists, financiers and insurance company executives to the shore.
 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.
 Promotional Card - The Eureka Nebulizer  - Special Treatment of the Ears, Nose, Throat and Lungs. O. Q. Holman.Le Grange, IL.c1900
A 5 1/4" x 3' heavy stock card depicting a five chamber device on the front and boasting "Far better than the Pulitzer Air Bag and Catheter in the Treatment of the Ear"... The narrative on revere advises it is for the treatment of Chronic Bonchitis (sic) incipient Consumption and all Catarrhal Affectations of the Head Throat, Lungs and Deafness.  It claims forced inhalations arrest an array of respiratory conditions, healing of ulcerations, restoration of the physiological functions of Osmose and more. .
 Promotional Card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium. Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium.Chicago, IL.[1920s]
A promotional card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium which provided medicated and plain baths to its patrons. Located in Chicago, the institute promoted itself as place that helps "the weak to grow in strength; the sick to throw off disease. We prevent sickness by giving the body strength." It provided a variety of treatments such as Turkish and Russian baths, general gymnastics, Swedish movements, vibration, massage, electricity, breathing exercises, needle baths and shower baths. These treatments supposedly would help to treat: constipation, obesity, rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, paralysis, adhesions, cramps, nervous troubles, scars, lumbago, dyspepsia, sciatica, debility, sleeplessness, spinal deformities, and special writing cramps. The card also states that the institute is for "persons who work in a sitting position, young people who lack muscular development, children who require special exercise, those who are recovering from a long sick spell and are in need of careful exercise to gain strength." The institute was open all night and even had a barber shop. Double sided card. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"..
 Sand Toy for Grands Magasings Du Printemps. .Paris, France.1890s
This paper toy depicts a woman on one side milking her cow and a little girl drinking milk at the table on the other side. Both the little girl's glass of milk and the stream of milk produced by the cow are tissue paper with a capsule of sand behind it. This means that as you turn the postcard over, the sand gives the illusion of milk gushing from  the cow's utter into the pail on one side, and the milk disappearing from the glass as the girl drinks it on the other side. The toy was sold by Printemps, a French department store, sometimes called Grands Magasings Du Printemps, with 'Grands Magasings' (translates to big store) being the class of store it was. The store focused on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories and men's wear. It was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos. Printemps is credited with revolutionized retail business practices as they marked their goods with set prices rather than the haggling style (that started the price based on the customer's appearance) that was predominate at the time. The store is still open today. The product itself was made in Japan. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".
 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"..
 Soviet Union Agricultural Feeding Program Poster. State Publishing House.Petersburg, Russia.1920
A Soviet Union propaganda poster printed by the State Publishing House the various types of feeds available for cows besides hay. The poster describes a 'feed unit', which refers to the nutritional strength of one pound of a force-feed fodder, which is normal a mixture of oatmeal, bran and corn, and is the supposed ideal feed for cows. The poster then details how various other vegetables, such as potatoes and turnips, compare to this ideal feed unit. Additionally the poster provides information how to calculate how much of these alternative feed sources would be needed to replicate the nutritional strength of one feed unit. This information is surrounded by a decorative border that at the top features an image of a cow's head surround by sun flowers and foliage. Mounted on linen. In Russian. Measures 39" x 23".
 Sweet Potato Slips!. A. J. Green & Bro. & Byers & Fain.Nashville, TN.[1876]
An 18" x 12" broadside promoting Sweet Potato Slips! and All Other Plants in Season.  Provides pricing information for a variety of Sweet Potato Slips, Cabbage, Tomato and Pepper Plants and prices for quantities of 100 and 1000 plants. Plant's include Brazil Yam, Pumpkin Red, Nancemont cabbages, Landreth's Large York Cabbage, Improved Fejee Purple Tomatoes and many more.  Prices start at $2.50 per 1000 for select yams and sweet potatoes. A partnership between Byers & Fain and A. J. Green & Bro., a practical gardener.   Includes original envelop with fancy cancel postmark..
 Tennessee Journal of Medical and Surgical Diseases of Women and Children and Abstracts of Medical Sciences.  Volume I No. 1. H. J. Wells, MD.Nashville, TN.April, 1884
14pp.  Sent as a sample copy. Begins with an editorial on the intent of the publication and tidbits on colleagues, insurance, improving the publication, etc. This is followed by excerpts from "Selected Articles"  including An Undescribed Disease of the Fallopian Tubes, Offensive Catamenial Discharges, Effects of Lime-Juice on the Menses, Water for Infants, Diarrhea - Caster Oil, Removal of Wens without the Knife and many more. Most are one to for paragraphs in length. This is followed by acknowledgments of Medical Professionals and friends.  Finally, it concludes with an 8 pp article by the publisher defending himself from an attempted professional and moral assassination by Prof. Deering J. Roberts, Editor of the Southern Practitioner.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4".. The 8 page rebuttal may have been the true intent of the publication.  This was the only issue published.
 Thanksgiving, A Menu from the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics 1915 Thanksgiving Dinner. Ohio Hospital for Epileptics.Gallipolis, OH.5784
A single fold menu for the 1915 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics. The menu is done in dark blue ink and the front cover features an illustration of an autumn scene with a turkey standing next to a pumpkin with a bunch of corn stalks in the background. Written in pencil at the top is "This was our dinner". The interior pages has an image of a pig's head on a plate on one side, with the menu on the other. Served at the dinner was roast pork, apple sauce, sweet potatoes, brown gravy, stewed tomatoes, celery, pumpkin pie and coffee. There is a game on the back cover which features seven illustrations of turkeys with the instructions: "Put one turkey in each pen by drawing three straight lines." Someone has attempted to solve the puzzle. Multiple attempts to solve the puzzle in pencil.   Single fold, double sided. Every page features a simple line border. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" (folded), 9" x 6 1/2" (unfolded).. The hospital itself was established by Ohio's state government in 1890, and was the first hospital in the United States dedicated to the care and study of epileptics. It officially opened its doors on November 30, 1893, and by 1901 it could care for up to 1,060 patients. The hospital closed in 1976 and most of its buildings were subsequently demolished with the exception of two sandstone water towers which are now on the National Register of Historic Places.
 The Baltimore Cactus Society with Cacti Bill of Fare. ..Jan. 20th, 1897
A 7" x 4 1/2" heavy stock menu card for the Annual Banquet of The Baltimore Cactus Society.  The first course includes Ostreum Virginica - Univalvea and Pulque - Extra Dry. Virtually all menu items either include flesh or extract from cactus or a tongue in cheek reference. It concludes with Mescal Button - for those who haven't all their buttons. Reverse is blank..
 The Browder Life-Savings Net:  A Wonderful Invention - Adopted by the Government at Washington D.C. and Every Truck Carries a Net. The Cory-Patterson MFG. CO.Greenfield, 1910
30pp.  Gray-brown paper cover with stapled binding. Cover has a a decorative illustration of a flower arrangement on a small table, with a border around the outside edges. This marketing pamphlet was made by the Cory & Patterson manufacturing company to promote their product 'The Browder Life-Saving Net'. Invented  around 1901, the net consists of a large, circular metal frame with  tightly stretched canvas across it. When unfolded, the canvas can catch a falling person and, by attaching the canvas to the hoop with hinges, the weight falls towards the center, protecting those holding the net from the accumulated force. This pamphlet is filled with testimonials from all around the United States, telling stories of the net in action, accompanied by numerous photographs. All praising  the Browder Life-Saving net, the excerpts from letters and news articles talk about the new invention, and the numerous public demonstrations of its capabilities, many of which consisted of a man jumping off of a building to prove that the net was safe.   Measures 9 1/2" x 6"..
 The Famous Original Black Water Baths. The Famous Original Black Water Baths.Alden, NY.1915
The town of Alden in New York became famous in 1891 due to the discovery of black mineral water, more often referred to as black water, a thick, rotten egg smelling water with supposed healing properties. This booklet is advertising for the "Famous Original Black Water Baths" and its opening of our their new modern bath house. This new bath house was "thoroughly equipped with every convenience for the treatment and comfort of our patients." In addition to the baths themselves it had: sun parlors, sanitary drinking foundations, heated swimming pool, billiard room, tennis courts, steam and electricity. The booklet describes the town of Alden, Old Faithful (the original well used to drill for the black water), a description of the facilities, a scientific analysis of the black water (which was mostly chlorine, bromide and sulfuric acid), description of the care and food received there, expenses (both of your stay and price of bottle black water for at home use), and their hours of operation. They claimed that the black water helped mostly with rheumatic cases, and was "good for the stomach", liver and kidney issues, (unnamed) skin diseases, and nervousness. Apparently it was a "common occurrence to see people arrive in Alden on crutches, in wheel chairs, and on cots, and within a few days walk from the bath house to their boarding houses." The water itself was so heavy that one would "float like a cork" while taking a bath in it and the water left the "pores of the skin filled with pure salt". Interesting, unlike other bathhouses of the era that used a more traditional mineral water, patients here were required to bring their own sheets and towels. The booklet includes twenty-two (22) black and white printed photographs of the bath house, its grounds and the town of Alden. Additionally there are two printed maps, one a map of Buffalo, Alden and surrounding towns, and the second, is a larger map of western New York detailing its paved highways. The front cover has a colorized photograph ?? of the bath house itself. The resort had originally opened in a much smaller bath house in 1904. Operation continued in their new bathhouse until 1964 when it closed and the building itself was converted into a church. Printer: Ashby Printing Company. Staple binding. 20 pages.  Measures 8"x 4".
 The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
A single fold 11" x 8 1/2" circular promoting The Greely Plum, presented by O.K. Gerrish. Large illustration of plums on front page accompanied by Gerrish's promotion.  Followed by an attestation that Gerrish is the agent for the Greely plum, with the remainder of the inside and back pages are testimonials by satisfied customers.. Light wear and letter folds
 The Lightning Calculator! A New and Valuable Arithmetic, by the World Renowned Mathematical Phenomenon! and Lightning Calculator!. E. G. Wright & Co..Cincinnati, OH.1872 (patent)
An 11 3/8" x 6 1/4" broadside promotion for the Lightning Calculator.  It describes the functionality as so simple a child could understand it. It provides invaluable secrets of bookkeeping and arithmetic for every merchant among other things.  Concludes with testimonials from the New York Evening Post, Scientific American, Louisville Daily Journal, New York Ledger and the New York Times.  Priced at 50 cents or five (5) for $2.00.  Decorative devices on border.  Reverse is blank. .
 The Southern Workman, Vol 39, No. 12. The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.Hampton, VA.3988
Some of the articles within this volume are "African Agriculture by Monroe N. Work, The Indian of To-day by Henry Roe Cloud, and The American Rural School by William A. Aery. Additionally there are ten images from photographs found within the three articles entitled Progress in Porto Rico, Restoration of Roman' Marriage Place, and the Awakening of Asia. 60 pgs. (pages are numbered 644-704). Tan printed wrappers. Measures 10" x 6 1/2" . The Southern Workman is a journal founded by Civil War General and Educator Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and is a magazine "devoted to the interest of the undeveloped races." Armstrong was the first Principal of Hampton Agricultural Normal  and Agricultural Institute (later known as Hampton College, now known as Hampton University), which was founded after the Civil War to help provided education to freedmen. The school also focused on educating other minorities, such as Native Americans.
 The Time is Now, Project Rural Conference. NAACP.Raleigh, NC.December 14-15, 1979
A card stock poster from a 1979 conference, hosted at the Sheraton Crabtree Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The slogan for the conference was "The Time is Now" and the poster features an illustration of a African American man holding a pitch fork standing in his fields, surrounded by chickens. In the distance there another individual, which based on the head-ware may have been intended to be a woman, riding on a tractor plowing a field. Below the illustration are the dates for the conference. The text and illustration are printed in blue. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". Project Rural was an initiative developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with the goal to educate black Americans in the need for retaining possession of their land. Project Rural was an acronym for Retention, Utilization, Revitalization, and Acquisition of Land, and developed in the 1970s, its aim was to address the starling static that black Americans had lost 10  million of the 15 million acres of land that they owned after the American Civil War.
 The Tripod of Analeptic Therapy . Henry Pharmacal Co..Louisville, KY.[1905]
A booklet describing the benefits of Analeptic Therapy, and the specific drugs used in the process: Henry's Three Chlorides and Henry's Tri-Iodides. Henry's Three Chlorides was made from iron, mercury, and arsenic, and was supposed used to treat chorea, chlorosis or anemia. The three elements of the drug supposedly worked in conjunction with one another as, "it is a well-known fact that the simultaneous exhibition of small does of arsenic and bichloride of mercury, besides augmenting markedly the action of iron, prevent entirely the disturbances of digestion the constipation, headache and tendency to vascular congestion and hemorrhage which oftentimes follows the use of any iron preparation for a considerable length of time. The small dose of arsenic seems to diminish excessive sensibility of the stomach." The second drug, Henry's Tri-Iodides, was made from colchicine (anti-inflammatory), decandrin (plant), solanin (steroid glycoside, poisonous), sodium salicylate (sodium salt of salicylic acid), and iodic acid (iodine), and was supposed to treat gout, rheumatism, sciatica, neurasthenia, defective elimination and other diathetio diseases. The last page of the booklet is an add for Henry's Ichtyhol soap, a medical soap for skin issues.  20 pgs. (including printed wrappers) OCLC 0 (Jan 2019) Measures 7" x 5"..
 Trade Catalogue for Beldt's Aquarium. Beldt's Aquarium.St. Louis, MO.1933
A trade catalogue for a store called Beldt's Aquarium, which sold various aquarium supplies, such as the fish, aquatic plants, other aquatic animals such as turtles, outdoor water plants and the equipment need to house the animals. The catalogue contains black and white  illustrated images of a variety of fish and other animals that they sell. There are printed photographs of the plants and equipment that they sell. Additionally, there are two color illustrations, one of several fishes they sell and one of several outdoor water plants. The catalogue includes prices for each item and two tear out order sheets. The covers of the catalogue have woodblock illustrations due in blue and green of fish swimming underwater with lilies on the water's surface. 32 pages. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 3/4".
 Vermont Sanatorium, Rules and Information For Patients. Vermont Sanatorium.Pittsford, VT.[1916]
A small booklet that describes the rules and other important information on the Vermont Sanatorium presumably given to the patients as they arrived. The sanatorium specialized in treating patients who had tuberculosis, or consumption as it is sometimes called. The booklet contains the guidelines for when a patients temperature taken, bed treatment, exercise, rest, daily schedule, meals, report days (days the patients go to the physician rather than the nurse monitoring them), hygienic instructions, expectoration, examinations, stimulants (no liquor), smoking policies, medicine, visiting hours, laundry services, duties of patients (including a small list of daily chores), business hours of the administrative office, and miscellaneous rules. The sanatorium was established in 1916, and deeded to the state in 1921. It closed in 1967, and its buildings were then used by the Vermont State Police. 17 numbered pages. Blue printed wrappers. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" .
 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)..
 Zylonite Spectacleware Catalogue. American Optical Company.Southbridge, MA.12997
A trade catalogue for American Optical (AO) which is one of the most renown makers of eye wear in the world. The catalogue starts off with a black and white illustration a birds eye view of their manufacturing campus in Southbridge, MA. Next is general information on the brand, how to place orders, and their quality guarantee. At the time AO had fourteen (14) glasses styles, with the booklet providing black and white illustrations of the glasses and a chart with prices depending on size and RX. Additionally, there are seventeen (17) different styles of the frame arms of glasses also pictured. Also included is information on four (4) different frame adjusting appliances, including illustrations, and a chart of size measurements.  16 pg. Printed wrappers with red borders. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Aug. 2020). Measures 10 1/2" x 7 3/4". . American Optical was founded in 1833 by William Beecher, who began making spectacles after being apprenticed to a jeweler. In 1843 they made the first eye glass frames from steel and by 1872 had made several patented technological advancements which made eyeglasses affordable to the masses. The company proved to be an extremely successful venture and by 1892 had become the largest optical company in the world. Beyond commercial success the company started producing military eye wear, such as aviation goggles and sunglasses. The company can even claim to be the makers of the first sunglasses on the moon, as the Apollo 11 crew wore them on their moon mission. The company is still in business today, however their primary business is now sunglasses, and their manufacturing plant has moved from Southbridge, MA, to Chicago, IL.
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 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.  .
A chart of practical mathematics, for home and school instruction of youth, adapted to every capacity or class of mind.
A 37" x 26" broadside chart. This chart commends itself to the actual want of every individual, being a Universal Guide in every department of Mechanical and Mercantile business, and likewise, to a definite extent, in Scientific and Philosophical pursuits, involving principles of practical calculation, It comprises -- and illustrates by familiar examples -- every principle of practical importance in Mathematics, and teaches, by easy and concise rules, and by a method peculiar to this work, the Art of Solving all questions of business arising in commercial transaction. Arranged and Prepared by Alonzo Phelps, A.M., and dedicated to those who think. It begins with a number of tables including Plumber's Table, Measure of Capacity, specific Gravities and Multipliers. This is followed by the Fundamental Principle, or General Rule including 82 articles including such categories as Mensuration of Surface, Civil Engineering, Hydrostatics and Hydraulics, Mechanical Powers, Commercial Examples, Specific Gravy and Optics. Reverse blank. OCLC - 2 (Aug 2020)

A Collection of Business Correspondence to Merchant James Beals. .Windsor, MA.1830-1838
A collection of thirteen (13) letters written to a merchant James Beals, alternatively spelled Bealls, located in Windsor, MA. The majority of the letters come from wholesale merchants in Massachusetts and New York. The collections contains bills sent to Beals, list of items purchased, information on shipments, and requests for payment. The items most often purchased by Beals are: gin, rum, brandy, tea, tobacco, raisins, cloves, and starch. Of note in the collection are two letters from wholesale merchants in New York, that in addition to their normal business correspondence with Beals, also remark on the cholera epidemic of 1832 and the number of cases around them. Includes one printed letter from a senior partner of the firm going out of business, Forbes & Freeman requesting all outstanding payments. Another is from a man who attended a recent railroad meeting, requesting that Beals furnish him with an accurate assessment of the amount of shipments from the town of Windsor on the railroads. All the letters in the collection are folded stampless post. On some of them "PAID" is stamped in red. Side note: One of the letters is misaddressed to Beals in Pittsfield, MA, a neighboring town of Windsor, MA. The letters have been organized chronologically. Below are some excerpts from the letters:

"Your order for the above dated 29th Apl, came to hand this morning & we ship the same day by Hudson Bargo No. 2 to leave this afternoon for Hudson. Teas of every description/ more especially Helkin/ have advanced very much in price & a quantity of equal with that sent you as billed above would readily command 60 @5 at wholesale." April 2, 1831, New York, NY.

"A committee was appointed yesterday at the railroad meeting at Lenox to ascertain the amount of tonnage from the several towns in this county - Can you furnish me with as accurate a statement as can be made the amount of tonnage from the town of Windsor, & the passengers to & from New York." - October, 18, 1831, Stockbridge, MA.

"The cholera seems to continue in this place much the same as it has done for several days here & there is about 20 to 25 cases a day and about 6 to 8 deaths, this numbers is not very alarming as yet. It being only about on half more deaths than our usual bills of mortality. We are in hopes that it will soon pass off as the cases are not to malignant but more mild." - July 17, 1832, Albany, NY.

"Sir, we have this day put on board the Oirecto [sp?] the above goods agreeable to your order of 30th and wish them safe & speedily to hand. The dreaded disease called the cholera still remains in our city, but appears on the decrease and we hope that it will soon leave us, for 3 or 4 days past the cases and deaths have not raised much." Aug. 4, 1832, New York, NY

"The necessity which I and my partners are under to make payments for our debts render it imperative upon us to call upon you for what you owe on the note in our hands. You must be sensible that we have already been disappointed several times when you promised that we should have the money. " - November 30, 1835, Greenfield, MA.
A Collection of Ledgers Relating to Warren D. Rowley's Merchant Business Personal Financial Accounts
A group of 33 Correspondence from Various Automobile  Manufactures to an Albany, NY area Auto Distributor/Dealer, all from 1914-1915. ..
Content includes manufactures' handling of dealership requirements, commissions, handling of consumer matters; both sales and complaints. Companies represented include:The Enger Motor Car Co., The Selden Car, Marion Motor Cars, Lewis Cars, Regal Motor Cars,Ford Motor Cars, Oakland King Regal, Pierce Arrow, Skinner Motor Cars (Packard, Chalmers, Dodge), General Electric (Maxwell-Briscoe car) and Sutdebaker. Related merchants include: Kenwell & Brown - Garage and Repair Shop and Exide Battery Depots.
Content includes Negotiated price on a Studebaker was $14,000; that on a lingering Marion "Six $1,400.
Lack or delays in replacement parts
Cost of a battery $199--complete with rubber jars
Negotiation of an agency territory for Saratoga, Washington & Warren counties (NY state)
Details on the Selden passenger bus including various vehicle specifications and financing arrangements.
The possible change from a 12 to a 6 cylinder care for Selden in 1917.
A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases, in which some they sometimes terminate.  A.P.W. Philip James Crissy Philadelphia 1824
195 pp. Brown leather cover, no illustrations, Fourth Edition with some additional observations. A Treatise on Indigestion contains information and observations relating to the physical ailments. The chapters list the symptoms, causes, treatments of first, second, and third stages of indigestion. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" wear on cover, foxing throughout, one page has torn edge but does not effect text, possible water damage on lower right side, inscribed
A. C. McCardell A Pair of Chromolithograph Advertisements for Soda Fountain "Health Promoter Syrup"  - Menu-style. Examiner.Frederick, MD.[1900]
Each advertisement printed on heavy card stock has a chromolithograph illustration on the front and the menu of syrup flavors on the reverse.  Both illustrate a woman wearing a Greek style dresses, and one is holding a branch of grapes while the other is holding flowers in one hand with a bunch of wheat and a scythe in the other. The advertisement on the back sides are the same for both- a list of the variety of health and soda drinks provided by A. C. McCardell. Some examples are: Pear Phosphates for impaired vitality, chocolate for nourishing and refreshment, Moxie for weakened energy, and Sarsaparilla for the blood. Also sold by A. C. McCardell were a whole line of Fruit Syrups and Ice Cream Soda, as well as Mineral Waters from Vichy (for Gentlemen), Deep Rock (for kidney trouble), and Bedford (for "sick headache"). Each item Measures 7" x 5".. A. C. McCardell was a whole sale confectionary company located in Frederick, MD owned by Adrian C. McCardell (1845-1932). He sold a variety of sugary products, though these two items focus on the items he sold that were for "health".
A. W. Sutton Correspondence on an El Rico Land Company Letterhead which Features an Engraving of Caterpillar Tractor. El Rico Land Company.San Francisco, CA
A letter to a Mr. Peter Goettsch of Nicolaus, CA, regarding payment of his dividends in the El Rico Land Company. Originally enclosed with this letter was check for $400. The letter is on a specialized letterhead, meant for exactly this type of correspondence. The majority of the letter is preprinted with blank sections in order to fill in the date, check number and amount. The letter is signed by the company's secretary, A. W. Sutton. In the background of the letter is a blue screened image from a photograph depicting a single Caterpillar Tractor pulling four large trailers behind it, filled with what appears to be sacks of grain.  Single page letter with corresponding envelope. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (letter), 6" x 3 1/2" (envelope).. In the Caterpillar Times, Vol. 35, No. 11, pg. 5 (a promotional magazine of the Caterpillar Tractor Company available on Google Books named Caterpillar Times, Volumes 35-37) in November 1915, there is what appears to be another image, but at a different angle, of this same engraving printed in the issue. The caption there reads "The biggest load ever pulled into El Rico, Calif. Outfit of the El Rico Land Company. Total load - 55 tons, 1300 pounds." There is not much information on the El Rico Land Company, but they appear to have been an investment company/ land colonization company based in San Francisco which purchased land in and around the San Fernando Valley, specially El Rico, CA, in order to encourage people to move there and farm it.
A.D. Haines Two (2) Leaflet Promotional Eye Charts Presented by Rochester NY Optician. .Rochester, NY.[1930]
Two (2) different 8 3/4" x 4 1/4" promotional flyers presented by Dr. A. D. Haines, Eye and Ear Specialist.  Each titled Test Your Eyes! with a different graphic at top to quickly determine the need to seek the care of an eye specialist. One also has a sentence of fine print to determine the need for reading glasses.   This is followed by different witty promotional verses encouraging individuals to have a  their eyes tested free by Dr. Haines. The reverse again with different messaging - one further describes his practice and assurances and the other discusses astigmatism..
A.M. Smith San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs. San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs.San Luis Obispo, CA.[1907]
An promotional booklet for San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs which was operated by A. M. Smith. The booklet contains information about the resort and over twenty-five printed black and white photographs of the resort and surrounding area. The resort claimed that their water had healing properties. The water itself has a "volume of about 200,000 gallons every 24 hours and its temperature 110 degrees Fahrenheit", and that curative properties of the water has helped those who have "suffered for years... thousands, in fact, have been saved from lives of absolute torture, by bathing in and drinking of these wonderful waters." The spa was open year around and claimed that their "prices [were] not extortionate" as it is "a lot cheaper to spend a few weeks at San Luis Ho Sulphur Springs than to be sick half the year." The booklet provides information on the resort itself, the rates, surrounding country, directions on how to get there by train, climate, bath facilities, cuisine, activities provided (like sports) and testimonials of past guests. The first and last page have information on special rates, printed in red, along with an illustrated map of San Luis Obispo. The front cover has a lino cut, two tone print, in black and orange, of the California coast. Hot springs were found in San Luis Obispo in 1886 when prospectors were drilling for oil, but instead found mineral water. It appears as though some sort of resort has existed in the town since then. Currently a there is a resort called Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, which on its website claims that a spa has existed on their property since mineral water was discovered in 1886. Whether the Sycamore Mineral Springs is located on the same spot as San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs is unknown. Newspaper advertisements show the San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs was in business from the late 1890s till the mid 1910s at least. 28 pgs. Illustrated maroon wrappers. Note: While the testimonials in the booklet date from 1903, the booklet states that the resort has been in operation for twenty years. As such, since the springs were discovered in 1886, the booklet dates to circa 1906-1907. Staple binding. OCLC 3 (August 2020). Measures 6 3/4" x 5". .
Advertising Leaflet
A flyer for Glyco-Thymoline, an alkaline antiseptic for the efficient treatment of inflammatory conditions of mucous membrane in all parts of the body, by Kress & Wren Company.
Advertising Trade Card
Adv trade card or business card for The Marks Adjustable Folding Chair Company Sole inventors, manufactures and proprietors of Surgical and Gynecological Chairs
Arthur H. Chandler Requirements for Co-Operation Between Hospitals and Funeral Directors. ..[1926]
This booklet contains a speech that was first delivered by Arthur H. Chandler at the New England Hospital Association Conference in May 1925. This speech gave a fictional telling of the death of Mr. Bank's niece and the subsequent miscommunications between the hospital and funeral home in regards to the care of her body, and ultimate dissatisfaction due to this that Mr. Banks had in regards to the resulting look of his niece. This story was used as a means of exemplifying the issues funeral directors were having in preparing bodies for viewing after an autopsy had been performed. After his speech, is a recording of the discussion which followed by a panel of members of the association. After there is a report of the committee regarding the issue, possible solutions, as well as examples of possible autopsy consent forms and a proposal for a standardization of autopsy methods. In addition to the text there  is a simple illustration of the human body detailing the proposed incision locations. This speech, discussion and report was later published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal Vol. 194, No. 16, in April of 1926. This item is a reprinting of that article. There is no information regarding the publication date or time of this particular edition. 22 pps. Green wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9" x 6".
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932
A 4" volvelle printed on both sides with assistance for twenty (20) emergency situations from  Asphyxiation and Alcohol Posiging to Arteries Bleeding, Fractures, Heat Exhaustion and Wounds. Each side include two die-cuts  one for the injury and the other for Symptoms and Treatment.  One side has an illustrations  depicting a skeleton with the vascular system, denoting Arteries and Points of Pressure for Controlling Hemorrhages.  This side also includes  basic eight (8) points of first aid for most vascular related first aid.  The reverse illustrates Artificial Respirations along with the information on the wheels. In original sleeve. .
Bethesda Sanatorium Bethesda Sanatorium, an Advertising Folding Brochure. The Smith-Brooks Press.Denver, CO.1917
An eight page folded brochure for Bethesda Sanatorium, a Christian Institution specializing on the treatment of tuberculosis. Located in Denver, CO, overlooking the Rocky Mountains, the institution sits at about five thousand feet above sea level. This high altitude, that is 'light and dry' was supposedly "not so irritating to the respiratory tract, and [it] gives a better opportunity for healing of the diseased tissues." What is interesting about this sanatorium in particular is that it stresses that "the institution is not a hospital in any sense of the word. The Sanatorium is a Health University, where patients are taken and taught methods of living by which they are able to effect an arrest of the disease." Most of the sanatoriums around this time consistently made claims that they could 'cure' all types of diseases, including tuberculosis, rather than stressing teaching their patients how to manage and live with chronic diseases. The brochure also includes nine (9) printed photographs of the facility, grounds and staff. 8 folding pages. The institution is still open today, but is now known as the Bethesda Christian Counseling Midwest, Inc. Measures 9" x 4" (folded), 16" x 9" (unfolded).
Birmingham Musical Festival Committee Birmingham Musical Festival Broadside, A Charity Fundraiser. B. Hunt and Sons.Birmingham, England.September 1849
A broadside for the  Birmingham Musical Festival, more often called the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, which was the longest-running classical music festival. It was founded in 1787, it is several day musical festival, that ran in September every three years. The money raised by the festival originally went towards the construction of a General Hospital and after its completion, towards it's upkeep. The festival last took place in 1912. This broadside advertises the dates of the 1849 festival, September 4-7, the ticket prices, opening of doors, general directions, dress ball information, entrances, and carriage information. J. F. Ledsam, chairman. Measures 14" x 9".
C.D. Van Allen Van Allen's Common Sense Churn Transfer of Patent. .Syracuse, NY.July 23, 1861
A transfer of patent certificate for the Common Sense [Butter] Churn. The churn was invented by C. D. Van Allen and patented by him in July 1861 with an O.B. Cowles purchasing shares in it at that time. This certificate is represents when Van Allen transfer his share and ownership of his invention to Jefe M. Sharp of Roxbury, NJ, in November 1861. At the bottom of the certificate it states that the It was received by the US Patent Office on November 30, 1861 and entered into their "Transfer of Patent" files. Reverse is blank.  Measures 13 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Cattaraugus County Real Estate Contract Between Moses and Emma R. Beecher and Isaac Curry
A real estate agreement between the couple Moses and Emma Beecher and Isaac Curry which sells a total of approximately 2,956 acres of land from different portions of about 40 different plots of land within Cattaraugus County, NY. Due to the complexities of the amount of land being sold a surveyor was brought in, and the resulting agreement is extremely detailed, sometimes listing out each acre within each plot of land out down to the hundredth of acre. The contract includes small diagrams of the 40 plots and the sections of them being sold to Curry. At the end of the agreement is a section which verifies that Emma Beecher was "privately examined, separate and a part from her husband, acknowledges that she executes said instrument without any fear or compulsion of her said husband." While this does acknowledge that Emma must have owned a portion of this land with her husband, it is unclear how Emma original came to own the land being sold. Measures 7 1/4" x 3 3/4" (folded), 27 1/4" x 20 1/4" (unfolded).
Charles B. Dickinson Business Card - Keep Smiling Card promotes Chiropractor. .Columbus Ohio.1916
A 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" lightly coated business card  that reads "KEEP SMILING" in bold type face.  Surprisingly it is not for a dentist but a for a Doctor of Chiropractic  A chart on the reverse displays how subluxated spine effects each vertebra and the different organ or part of your body impacted. "Chiropractic Adjustments Will Remove the Cause of Disease". .
Charles Clark  Munn. Boyhood Days on the Farm: A Story of Young and Old Boys by Charles Clark  Munn, 1907. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.Boston.1907
A 403 paginated book that  pays homage to the ideal of the New England country farm boy and what boyhood life on a New England farm in the early 1900s was like. In the preface the author writes: "The old time type of New England farm boy is fast passing into oblivion, and with him all the surroundings that made him what he was... and in his place has come a new type of boy that soon grows dissatisfied with farm life and seeks the town. It is to rescue from oblivion just a faint picture of the old fashioned boy... [the author] has the hope that those among its readers who were country born will in memory live their youth again with all its fond recollection and all that made it sweet and sacred ." There four full page black and white illustration (one is missing from this copy) Along with several smaller charming black and white line drawing illustrations at the head of most chapters. This is a library copy of the book from the Connecticut Agricultural College, which later become apart of the University of Connecticut. There are two book plates, one that states the name of the library, the volume and class number, and the date it was rebound (November 1932) and the second that simply states that the book may be loaned out in two week intervals with a fine of 2 cents for every day thereafter. Measures 7 1/2" x 51/2", Illustrator: Frank T. Merrill. This book was rebound by the library in November 1932, as such it is missing the original illustrated cover. The new covers show little edge wear due to rubbing. While the original binding was most certainly cracked, it was repaired. The thread used to rebind the interior pages is visible throughout, but the pages themselves are tightly bound. One of the four full page illustrations is missing, and the last image must have been reinserted in the wrong place during the rebind as it is on page 276 instead of 270 (as it is listed under in the front). Some of the interior pages are soiled and have minor stains, a few pages even have small tears, but nothing that effects the readability of the book.  There is some penciling throughout, as well as on the interior cover. The latter states that the book is a library discard and has a brief summary of the book. This was most likely done at the time the library discard and then sold sold the book.
Chiquita's House. William G. Johnston Company.Pittsburgh PA.1920s
A die-cut litho on heavy card stock home with a Spanish style.  Complete in a glassine sleeve with directions for building affixed to the sleeve.  Besides the pieces for the house includes a 2 1/2" figure; Chiquita to be cut-out and stood next to the house. Unused.  Sleeve measures 14" x 10 1/2".  The series has four houses and includes  Gretchen's Home, Rita's Cottage, Chiquita's House and Toytown.. William G. Johnston and Company, founded in 1857, was a well known Pittsburgh printing and book-binding firm in the late 1800s and early 1900s. William G. Johnston, the son of a prominent Pittsburgh printer was born August 22, 1828. He attended the Western University of Pennsylvania (now, the University of Pittsburgh) before organizing a party to head to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1857, Johnston founded the William G. Johnston and Company at Wood St. and Second Ave. and later erected a new building at 900 Penn Ave. and Ninth St., Pittsburgh, to house the company. Johnston died on June 1, 1913.
Circular for A. F. Seward's Astrologer's Planetary Hour Indicator
A circular for two products made by Professor Alfred F. Seward, the "world's foremost astrologer". Front cover features a black and white image from a photograph of the A. F. Seward & Co. store interior. They were "publishers of Books, Occult Literature, Horoscopes, Annual Planetary Forecasts and Predictions". The first item described is Seward's "Astrologer's Planetary Hour Indicator" which is a compass sized instrument that "can be carried in the vest pocket; [and] it will tell you at a single glance just what plant rules the hour, as every hour of every day is either positive or negative and is ruled by the sun's rising and setting." According to Seward, the planetary hours affected every action one took, and the hour in which the event took place would indicate success or not. He then describes which planets give positive effects (Sun, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars) and negative effects (Mercury and Moon), and why. Additional photographic image of a pile of several of these instruments as well. Reverse features an illustration of an astrological calendar and description of each astrological sign. At the base is an advertisement and illustration of Seward's book, "Astrological Bureau of Information for Business Men" which allows the reader to "excite and amaze the wonder of your friends by the accuracy with which you read their character from the date of birth". Four page folded brochure, double sided. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" (folded), 22 3/4" x 8 1/2" (unfolded).
Class of 1917 Initial Instruction for Infants or The Babies' Botany Book, A Grind Book from Smith College. Smith College.Northampton, MA.1914
8 pg., staple booklet. A humor filled book, which appears on first glance to be a baby book on botany. However upon closer inspection, one realize that the book has noting to do with botany. It is actually a 'Grinds' Book from Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, MA. These 'Grind Book's, also called Freshman Grinds, were created as a result of a long-standing competition that has existed between the First Year (Freshman) students and the Second Year (Sophomore) students, and were printed and placed either on the doorsteps or in the mailboxes of incoming Freshman. These books were often full of humor, poking fun at the incoming class, such as when the Class of 1908 produced a take-off of modern baby books, entitled "Babies Own Journal", which offered instructions on how to keep the baby member of the Class of 1909 happy, health, and clean. The Freshman class was often referred to as 'babies' as they knew nothing about campus or college life, and the Grinds often reflected that idea. "The Babies Botany Book", die cut to be shaped like a baby sucking a bottle and holding a doll, also reflects this idea, and includes five poems instructing the 'baby' reader on the various times of 'specimens' found. In this case they are referring to five of the stereotypical personalities of young incoming Freshmen. The poems are titled Grind-ia Greasi-ma (a Book Worm), Athlet-a Long Legorum (the athlete with long legs), Fusser Blushiorum (a flirty girl), Freshman-a Weepiosa (a homesick freshman), and Rusher Constant-a (an overachiever). Along with each poem is a black and white lined drawing. These drawings are also humorous in nature, for example the poem about the Athlete, depicts a girl's head with a long braid acting as the center of a flower and its stem, surrounding by basketballs representing the flower petals. Below is one of the poems found within this book. "This 'red-eyed-Susan' does not grow Where 'black-eyed-Susans' do, Nor is its color --A melancholy 'blue'; You'll find that early in the Fall It's everywhere about; 'Tis watered most by tears. But Time Can always Weed it out And for this flower to droop its head Is natural, must be granted: 'Tis torn from its own native soil, And is, of course, transplanted."    - Freshman-a Weepiosa Another funny bit to this book is the inscription which reads: "A collection of typical specimens weeded from the abundant growth of the year 1918, by 17 Botanists." Measures 8" x 4 3/4".
Collection of 110 Get Well Greeting Cards- How we Encouraged those who Ailed 1920s-1950s
A collection of 110 different get well cards, predominantly for children and dating from the 1930s to the 1950s with others 1910 to 2000. A majority of the cards in this collection are light-hearted in nature and intended to “cheer-up” the recipient.  Selected from a 30 plus year extensive collection of greeting cards, the get-well cards are among the most creative and entertaining.  Common threads are humor and depicting people or anthropomorphic animals being cheerful and experiencing improved wellness.  Condition is generally very good, many are signed.  Some with tape marks and light corner bends.  Overall, an interesting representation of socially acceptable means of dealing with illness at the time.  To view the details on the collection click HERE .
Commercial And Industrial Association Montgomery, Alabama: A Guide to its History, Landmarks, Industry, and Culture. Brown Printing Company.Montgomery, Alabama.c1900
36 pp, staple booklet. This short book details the history, people  and culture of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. The book starts off briefly describing the city's location, population, health, water supply and climate. Next it continues onto several landmarks of the city, such as the local schools, Carnegie Library and local hospital, providing a brief description and photograph of each. The book continues on to describe the agricultural and industry found in Montgomery, claiming that Montgomery "is the center or one of the richest agricultural sections of the United States and offers the greatest inducements, not only to the planter of cotton, corn, hay, rice, sugar cane, etc., but also to the general farmer, the truck gardener, the fruit grower and stock raiser..." and that "any factory employing for raw material, cotton, cotton, seed, coal , iron, clay, hard woods, pine, leather, hides, vegetables, or fruits, will do will to locate in Montgomery." The latter half of the booklet is full of advertisements from local businesses such as the 'Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company', 'Winter, Loeb & Co. Wholesale Grocers', 'Alabama Cotton Oil Company', and 'Union Trust and Savings Company'. The book contains over twenty images (not including those used in advertisements) of Montgomery, AL. Measures 9" x 4"..
Cromwell Gardens Seed Catalog
Manufacturer: An. N Person Inc Location: Cromwell, CT Date: 1924 Pages: 68 Subject Matter: Garden Full color covers, with comprehensive description, cultural and pricing information, images from photographs in B&W with periodic full color. There is a tear away order sheet in the back. Partially cover separation, and toning. 10"x7".
D. A. Cleaveland, M. D. Atlantic Side Sanitarium, 'Glencroe' West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.[1900]
Single fold pamphlet advertising a newly built sanitarium called Glencroe, in the small town of West Tisbury located on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The proprietor, Dr. D. A. Cleaveland, of the sanitarium starts by praising the weather, which apparently in winter is only "five degrees colder than Old Point Comfort, VA", and then continues on to state the numerous diseases which are not a problem for the islands residents. "Diphtheria is unknown in this part of the island. Malignant Scarlatina, typhoid fever, cholera infantum, or any inflammatory intestinal disease, together with phthisis, are rarely met with..." Cleaveland spends some time describing the "modern conveniences" of Glencroe, before addressing the types of patients he wishes to receive, "with the present accommodations he can only care for a certain class of cases, viz., some forms of neurasthenia, insomnia, diseases characterized by deficient nerve force, malaria, surgical convalescents, and those convalescing from acute non-contagious disease; but for the present he is unable to accommodate cases of insanity, epilepsy, or any other malady that would shock the sensibilities of the most delicate and refined invalid." Single fold. Measures 7" x 4 1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 7" (unfolded). .
Dean Brothers Blank Book & Printing Co.  Fruit, Produce, Butter and Eggs Shipper Journals. .Chicago.1870s-1890s
A collection of five journals for Fruit, Vegetable, Butter and Egg Shipper Journals from the 1870s-1890s. The four larger format journals are most likely from Chicago detailing the various farms from which they received their product. Four of the journals list out each farm and their location and are believed to be from the 1870s-80s. They are accompanied by a letterhead for J. C. Wallace, Commission Merchant, Jobber and Shipper in Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Nuts, Produce, etc. Chicago 1875. The titles of these four journals are: "Early Fruit and Vegetable Shippers, No. 3 Bermuda Veg. Shippers", "Butter and Eggs", "Shippers of Early and Late Potatoes", and "Shippers of Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Huckleberries, Gooseberries, Whortleberries, Snowberries, Dewberries, Currants, Cherries and Winter Green Berries, and Elderberries".  Each of these journals is approximately 120 pages long with an alphabet index tab on the side. The shippers are organized alphabetically by last name, followed by their location. With the exception of the "Early Fruit and Vegetable" journal which also includes locations in Bermuda, all the farming locations are from various towns all over the United States. Often within each letter there are subcategories, mostly references to either 'early' or 'late' seasonal shipments. However the Berry Journal is also subdivided by individual berry type (all of which were listed in the title of the journal), and the Butter and Egg Journal which has the subcategories of Butter and Eggs, Creamery Butter, Roll Butter, and Pickled Eggs.   The locations are predominantly Midwest and southern states including Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc. Butter and eggs journal also includes Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Black leather covers, measure 13" x 8".   The fifth fruit journal is a smaller ledger with a variety of information in it. It starts with a list, approximately 37 pages long, of shippers of fruits and vegetables. It is most likely from the Boston area from the late 1890s.  This journal was accompanied by envelopes from the New England Fruit & Produce Co. The is an average of 8 shippers listed on each page, which includes their names and locations as well as the exact items they are shipping. Such as peaches, asparagus, tomatoes, grapes, melons, onions, or pears. The next 24 pages of the ledger lists the sales from September 20, 1897 to October 9th, 1897. These daily sales lists are either detailed list of each product sold that day, or a more simple list which simply totals the amount of cash sales for that day.  Measures 11 3/4" x 5 1/4". . Extensive information on growers and producers and the networks required to feed America at the time. The assumption of Chicago for the first journals is based on the bookseller labels in the journals and the accompanying letterhead.   The Boston location was determined by reference to Boston based individuals in the journal and the address on the accompanying envelopes.   All of these materials were found in one location without further information.
Dr. Bulter Wilmarth  A Letter between Two Doctors about working together at a Sanitarium and the Use of Homeopathic Medicines. .Lowell, MA.September 26, 1849
Stampless post. A letter between two doctors, Dr. Bulter Wilmarth and Dr. John Hero that discussing the various patients at a local sanitarium in Lowell, MA, that Wilmarth is treating. There is also some talk about the possibility of the pair working together, either at the current sanitarium or purchasing a sanitarium together elsewhere. This idea for the men to buy and run a sanitarium together does not appear to be a new one, but rather one that they have been kicking around for a while. Dr. Butler Wilmarth seems to be temporarily working at the sanitarium in Lowell, it is unclear if he was asked for fill in for a doctor there and heard about the possible sale of the sanitarium or if he is there as a potential buyer and decided to take on some work there to see if he like it. One thing is clear, that while it appears as though Dr. Wilmarth has respect for the "water cures", other homeopathic remedies are not to his liking, even as he does his best to learn about them and treat patients using them. The two doctors, Wilmarth and Hero, were friends that had first established their relationship as a mentor-student bond when Hero was studying medicine under Wilmarth. The two did not purchase the sanitarium discussed in the letter, but a few years later, in 1851, they would purchase one in Westboro, MA. Below are some quotes from the letter: "But I am in quite an interesting and instructive school myself and I wish you was here to share a part in the labor and responsibleness of the institution.  Here is considerable head-work to do, I assure you - I have about all sorts of diseases and dispositions to deal with and need much wisdom as well as some patience to get along with so many crooked patients, bathmen [sic], cooks, waiters, &c. I have been able to keep things pretty straight yet. We have 28 patients now. Some are doing well, some stationary some growing worse if any thing. It is no small task to answer all their questions, explain all their difficulties, and encourage them to hope and persevere. Some of the are quite homeopathic and want to be swallowing pellets and powders. Dr. Foster has lots of homeopathic medicine, so I give a little hurf [also known as cress or lepidium sativum], and coffea [coffea cruda] and bell [belladonna?] and hyos [hyoscyamus niger] and bryonia and mercurius. But for my life, I can't tell whether it does any good or not." "I hope to return in about 2 weeks, and that cant make a thousand dollars difference with the cold hearted owner. I think - if it does - let it go to the first bidder. There are more places in N.E. (New England) than Grapton or Worchester or even Milford.... It is some expected Dr. Tortes will leave here. I have been invited by the owner to hire, or buy, this their stand in such an event. Here everything is ready, furniture and all for operations. Never fear (if the Lord will) we will do something next season some where." . Dr. Butler Wilmarth was born on December 18, 1798 in Montague, MA to Peggy Coleman. He was an illegitimate child, and while his biological father was never named, Butler believed that he was a man of some note in town. In 1802 he was bound out to town selectman Amos Wilmarth of Rowe, who would eventually adopt him, and Butler would take his name. He began studying medicine at the age of 23 under the tutelage of Dr. William F. Selden. On March 1, 1831 he married Phila Osgood (1806-1859). Together they had two children: Jerome Terome Wilmarth (1831-?) and Phila Wilmarth Weston (1841-1903). In 1841 he would become a convert to hydropathic remedies, after he himself fell it and was cured by such treatments. He worked and established a variety of different bath houses in Massachusetts and New York before establishing one with a former student of his, J. H. Hero in Westboro, MA. In 1851 he was elected President of the Hydropathic Association of Physicians and Surgeons. On May 6, 1853, while returning from the association's annual meeting, the train he was on suffered a catastrophic collision at the Norwalk Bridge in CT. Wilmarth and over forty-five others would perish in the train accident, which is considered to be the first major US railroad disaster. . John Henry Hero  was born on December 30, 1820 to John Hero (1787-1861) and Polly Claffin (1791-1832) in Milford, MA. He had several siblings: Susannah H. Hero (1811-?),  Horace B. Hero (1812-?) Eliza H Hero (1814-1867), Hannah H Hero (1817-?), Izanna Chamberlain Hero (1823-1914), and Edwin H Hero (1831-?). He married Irene Morse Parkhurst (1822-1906) on September 22, 1850. They had three children: Butler Wilmarth Hero (1859 -1932) who was named after John's friend, mentor, and business partner, George Hoyt Hero (1861-1933), and John P. Hero (1863-1865). John studied medicine with Dr. Butler Wilmarth of Hopedale and graduated from Central Medical College in Syracuse, NY. Him and Wilmarth formed a strong mentorship bond that, in 1852, resulted in him and Wilmarth going into business with one another in Westboro by opening a bath house. In 1853, after Wilmarth's death, Hero would become the sole owner. On January 6, 1898 John would die of heart disease, which was a complication of his stomach cancer.
Dr. Howard G. Thornton A Letter from the Physician, Howard Thornton to his brother, regarding the uptake in his business and the high water levels of the Mississippi River. .Poplar, Mississippi.April 7, 1890
A two page letter from Howard G. Thornton, a physician and surgeon located in Poplar, MS. He is writing his younger brother, Ed, who lives in Commerce, TX, with their parents. Thornton describes a busy winter in Mississippi, with lots of sickness, and a rainy spring, which as caused the Mississippi River to have rather high water levels. Thornton also spends a great deal of the letter encouraging his brother to study hard, in particular, to start studying medicine, and that he will do everything to help him. To that end, he has supplied his brother with a subscription to the journals, 'Home and Farm' and 'Colinder Journal'. Below are some excerpts from the letter. "I have been very busy with practice &c. We have had a great deal of sickness this winter. My practice is increasing so much I have had to buy another horse. I have physicians on all sides of me but I am getting my fair shair [sic] of practice." "I wish you would try and prepare yourself and read medicine. I will give you all the assistance I can if you will study your books at home and read good books and papers, do not let your mind run off on trashy books &c." "We have had so much rain in this country the people are very badly behind with crops. The Miss. River will soon be in about eight miles of me. I am about forty miles of the river. It is thought that tit will be the highest that has ever been. It is up to [sic] high, water marks on the Government gage now and the signal service reports another rise coming. The levies are already badly broken, and that will tear them all to pieces." The letter and corresponding envelope are written on Howard G. Thornton's business stationary. Measures 9 1/2" x 5 3/4" (letter), 6"x 3 1/2" (envelope).
Dr. Miles Paper Doll - Katrina Knickerbocker - I talk for Dr. Miles' Heart Cure. Dr. Miles Medical Co. .Elkhart In..1902
A 20 3/4" tall die-cut easel back paper doll depicting Katrina Knickerbocker holding a bottle of Dr. Miles New Heart Cure. The reverse introduces Katrina, a character in Rip Van Winkle and of course promoting the various Dr. Miles with brief narratives and a complete product listing including pricing.  Also includes three costumes and hats.   The costumes are identified e.g. for a stroll on the Bowling Green.  Each costume has product information on the reverse. The paper dolls were offered as premiums for a product label and five 2 cent stamps.  .
Dr. Miles Paper Doll -Dorothy (Dolly) Quincy - Holding a Bottle of Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. Dr. Miles Medical Co. .Elkhart In..1902
A 20 3/4" tall die-cut easel back paper doll depicting Dorothy (Dolly) Quincy  holding a bottle of Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. The reverse introduces Dolly, the future wife of John Hancock and of course promoting the various Dr. Miles with brief narratives and a complete product listing including pricing.  Also includes three costumes and hats.   The costumes are identified e.g. the gown she wore when first she met John Hancock.  Each costume has product information on the reverse.  Includes original mailer from Dr. Miles Medical Co. The paper dolls were offered as premiums for a product label and five 2 cent stamps.  .
Dr. S. H. Monell Announcement for The Coil and Static Club of the United States. .New York, NY.[1900]
A single-fold brochure announcement of a medical society Monell was forming, called the Coil and Static Club, whose purpose was to "carry out a practical plan for keeping an up-to-date revision of clinical methods and new work constantly at the command of all physicians who use Therapeutic Apparatus." At the charge of a $1 initiation fee and annual dues of $5, the society would provide the members five benefits. First, a "year book", which was a bound copy of all relevant literature and articles published on electro-therapeutics that year. Second, a quarterly bulletin to review the new work of the society's members. Third, an annual convention which the doctors could gather and discuss new developments in the field. Fourth, free access to a laboratory for clinical research (mostly likely to be located in New York). Fifth, and last, access to a "first class laboratory expert [who] will be employed by the Society, competent to conduct physiological and pathological investigations". It is unclear if this society every really got off the ground as there appears to be no record of it, and the announcement also does state that "it is the common interest of all to enlist a large membership, as no other course will permit the benefits to be gathered and placed before each of us as needed." . Measures 6" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 6" (unfolded).. Dr. Samuel Howard Monell was a doctor who promoted and practiced electro-therapeutics, which uses electricity as a means of alleviation and curing of diseases. Monell specifically used static electricity in his treatments, and he claimed that it could cure acne, lesions, insomnia, abnormal blood pressure, depression and hysteria. Electro-therapeutics is actually still a therapy used today, though mainly in the field of physical rehabilitation.
Dr. V. M. Pierce Dream Book, Bridal Superstitions. World's Dispensary Medical Association.Buffalo, NY.[1920]
A short booklet by Dr. V. M. Pierce, that in addition to advertisements for his various patent medicines, also has information on dream interoperation and bridal superstitions. Occurring to the booklet, in dreams different objects meant different things, and even the same object in different contexts could mean various things. For example, "A Bear - To dream that you have seen a bear means you have a rich, cruel, and audacious enemy. If it is running, happiness for you.", "Blood - If you see blood, it's a good sign. You will fall heir to riches. To lose blood signifies sorrow and disappointment.", and "Hills - To dream of climbing and traveling over hills signifies good." The bridal superstitions listed are both to tell if someone will be married soon, and how to ensure a blessed marriage. For example, a white pigeon near a house means that someone within will be married within a year, also, when leaving the church after the wedding ceremony, one must be sure to step out with the right foot first, or risk bad luck. The majority of the book is actually taken up by testimonials of different woman who were cured using Dr. Pierce's products. Some of the titles of these testimonials are: "Nerves in Bad Condition, Could Not Sleep, Back Ached - Took Favorite Prescription" "Was Confined to Bed Four Weeks - Now Does Housework Easily", and "Stomach Too Weak to Digest Food, Medical Discovery Gave Relief". At the back of the booklet are two tear out pages, one is a blank form for the reader to fill out so that they might get a free medical consultations, and the other is to order the book "The People's Common Sense Medical Advise, Complete Edition." The front cover features an image of two women consulting an old man with a book on symbolism in dreams. 32 pgs. Staple binding. OCLC 8 (Jan 2020) Measures 5 1/2" x 4".
Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
A two-sided 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated advertising circular for the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 527 Walnut Street, Opposite the St. James Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Woodcut depicts physician examining patients eye with the use of a lens.  Captioned "By this means of examination, the vessels of the interior of the eye, or any disease, or change is distinctly seen.  Enabling the skilled Surgeon to discover and cure diseases that were formerly considered incurable. Promotes Dr. W. H. Kimberlin and the treatment of catarrh. The reverse promotes Dr. E. Y. Munsell, Specialist and Surgeon and his work with spinal curvature and diseases of women.  Concludes with a schedules of the doctors monthly to yearly visits to surrounding areas.   Measures 9 1/2" z 6 1/2".  Edge weara. .
Dr. W. Handy A Valuable Simple Recipe, for the Relief of Salt Rheum, and other Skin Diseases. .Providence, RI.[1870]
A recipe homeopathic medicine that would supposed provide relief for 'salt rheum and other skin diseases". Salt Rheum was the popular term for any cutaneous (skin) eruptions, like eczema. The recipe involved the use of molasses, water, and various roots such as yellow dock, Spanish sarsaparilla and Prince Pine, that would simmer over heat for two days until a syrup would form. then iodide of potassium was added. This medicine was to be taken oral every day, with the exception of the Sabbath, when one should take a cool bath instead. This recipe and others could be obtained at Dr. W. Handy's in Providence, RI. The recipe itself is printed on a small flyer and is surrounded by a decorative print border. Single-sided. Measures 6 3/4" x 3".
E. C. Gardner (Eugene Clarence) Homes and How to Make Them. James R Osgood and Company.Boston.1874
314 page book, with gilt stamped covers, 1st edition. The book compiles forty-three (43) letters between an architect and his friends. These letters "are composed of hints and suggestions relating to to building of homes... [and] aim to give practical information to those about to build." This book is a wonderful piece of early architectural Americana style known as ‘Stick Style.’ This book features 30 black and white illustrations, some of which are full page blue prints to houses or rooms described in the letters. The list of illustrations has two pictures entitled 'On a Sidehill' and 'Only One Corner', supposedly printed on pages 43 and 48 respectively. However, this is not the case, they are located earlier in the book, one opposite the title page and the other right before the first letter begins. All the other illustrations are located where they are supposed to be. . Minor edge wear, particularly on the spine. Minor foxing.
Edith Loring Fullerton Small Gardens for Small Folks . W. Atlee Burpee & Co.1912.
A 32 pp booklet on how to construct a garden with children.  Images from photographs throughout of children in their gardens, mostly with resulting produce.  Contents includes: The Garden The Vegetable Garden The Flower Garden The seed company recommend children grow  Oxheart Carrot, Hollow Crown Parsnip, Kleckley's Favorite Okra, Prolific Extra Early Peas, Prize-Taker Onions and Gold Coin Potatoes.  Charming image of child a top a giant pumpkin she had grown. Meaures 7 3/4" x 6"..
Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin et al A Collection of Correspondence of Four Generations of Women in the Hockaday, Price, Blair, and Henrotin Family, Approximately 550 Pieces. .Missouri, Illinois, & New York.185 9 - 1962
A collection of correspondence from four different well-known and prominent families in the 19th and 20th centuries as they intermarried through four generations. The collection, in total, has approximately four hundred and forty (440) pieces, with the bulk of the material consisting of around three hundred and seventy-five (375) letters dating between 1870 - 1962. Over one third of the correspondence focuses on the relationships between the women in the families, often the mother-daughter, sister-sister, aunt-niece, cousin-cousin relationships. The four families are the Hockaday, Price, Blair, and Henrotin. The Hockaday family was a pioneering Missouri family, and was very prominent in Callaway County, where they were especially active in local politics. The Prices were also a pioneering Missouri family, who were often active in local politics. In particular Robert Beverly Price (1832-1924) who was a well-known banker and gentleman farmer, was greatly involved in the financial success of his alma mater, the University of Missouri. Several of the family members attended this University over the years. The Blairs were one of the most powerful political families of the 19th century advising several U.S. Presidents across the party lines including Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and Abraham Lincoln. One member of the family even ran as the Vice Presidential candidate for Horatio Seymour's on the Democratic Party losing presidential ticket in 1868. The Henrotin was a prominent Chicago family, of which various family members were known for their active involvement in the suffragette movement, founding the Chicago Stock Exchange, and serving as Consuls to Belgium and Turkey. The letters deal the relationships between the women as they age they age from young children, to mothers, to widows. They discuss family news, their health, gossip, current events, their frequent trips to see other family members and month long trips to Europe. They often send each other parcels, full of gifts, such as dress, coats, gloves, (some made from seal skin), and preserved food, such as jam and pickles. In addition to the strong maternal relationships represented in the correspondence, there a strong bond between Elizabeth Hockaday and her niece, Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin (1883-1965) as Emily would stay for long stretches of time with her Aunt when ever her parents would travel. It could be said based on the number and content of their letters that Emily felt a stronger maternal bond to her Aunt than her mother. Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin appears to have been the family historian and the one collecting the family's letters. As such a large part of her personal correspondence with her husband, Edward "Ted" Henrotin, son, Preston Blair Henrotin, and her, mostly female, friends make up approximately one third of the correspondence in the collection. The majority of the letters from her husband take place during their courtship, while they were separated due having to take care of ailing parents in separate locations between 1906-1908. At times Edward "Ted" Henrotin would write daily to Emily. The remaining portion of the collection, approximately sixty-five (65) pieces mainly deal with the Edward and Emily's life at their house and farm called Road's End, located in Cherryplain, NY or are various pieces of ephemera relating to the greater family. There are genealogy records and family anecdotes, a printed map of Road's End, photographs, newspaper clippings, visiting cards, wedding invitations, legal documents relating to wills,  Preston Blair Henrotin's school and medical reports (including a course catalogue) and miscellaneous envelopes. The photographs, totally about twenty (20) are black and white photographs, the majority of which appear to be portraits and candid shots of the Henrotin's at Road's End. The collection itself has been organized into three categories: correspondence, photographs and ephemera (including materials relating to Road's End). Within the category of correspondence the letters have been organized into groups by who the letter is addressed to. Each of these sub set categories have been arranged chronologically with undated letters placed in back. The majority of the letters have corresponding envelopes, however there are several envelopes with no corresponding letter. These envelopes have been added to the total count in the ephemera section. Below are excerpts from the correspondence: "Mrs. Hockaday presented your case to me as best she could bit to obtain a definite account of your symptoms, I will be under the necessity of asking you some questions. Does the blood alluded to appear bright and fresh or dark? And do you discover it in large or small quantities - only a drop or two or several drops with each voidance? [sic]" - June 26, 1876, to Evaline "Eva" Hockaday Price from her nephew, Euken "Poor John, my heart reaches out to him with all a mothers love and anxiety, he looked very feeble when he left home. Dr. W & Kerr performed an operation on him for piles [hemorrhoids], he had been passing blood in considerable quantities and they took off a tumor [hemorrhoid] half finger in length which caused him to lay in bed several days, he got out of bed and started on his campaign.... I hope to live to hear that Barclay has had all the died cut off his detestable back. I firmly believe Cittendue [?] and his men are at the bottom of it all. John was awfully crushed under the malicious slander." - April 13, 1880 to Evaline Hockaday Price from her mother, Emily Mills Hockaday regarding Eva's brother John, who was Attorney General of Missouri, and campaigning for reelection when D. Robert Barclay started making accusations in the press. "I received the birthday presents together with your very kind letter on Saturday, my 78th birthday, your letter brought tears in large drops, so many kind wishes and expressions was all duly appreciated.... as we grow old we feel that a little attention and remembrance is very grateful, more so than in younger days where we had a strong arm to lean upon. Widow has always been a name of sorrow." July 9th, 1883, to Evaline "Eva" Hockaday Price from her mother, Emily Mills Hockaday "My darling little girl, your beautiful letter came a day or two ago and I think I never saw my name look so well as it did on the back of it, written by your dear little hand. You will soon write better than Aunt Liz does... I am most crazy to see you and hear you say your letters to spell, I guess you will be reading very soon, you must write to me very often, for I can read every word you write." - February 13, 1888, to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Aunt Elizabeth (sometimes referred Aunt L, Liz, Lizzie, or Lizbeth) "Your big doll sits quietly in the parlor and your Rosefelt doll is in the middle of the bed in your Mudgie's room. [Illegible name] Blair with one last night, I made one read to her, it reminds me of you just a little bit. She cannot fill your place.... I am very lonely without you. No one to sit around with me and talk to me." - May 29, 1893, to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Aunt Elizabeth "For it sounds as though you thought we had neglected you, which we are all far from feeling like doing, and I farther than anybody. I thought when you came here I would go at once to see you, but we kept hearing how weak and nervous you were, and the great necessity of keeping you quiet, and free from all excitement and the annoyance of company - and whilst I knew I would neither excite or annoy you, still knew that my being there would bring company to the house. The family would have come and of course would have to see you. To avoid all that thought I had better wait till you were well. I had felt so miserable over not going to you in the fall when you lay there a month with no one  to stay with you when I could so easily have gone had I known you were even in bed." - February 24, 1898, To Evaline "Eva" Hockaday Price from her sister, Elizabeth. "[It's] the most interesting and the hardest work imaginable. Last fall it was feeding the soldiers as they sailed, usually at four in the morning at Hoboken, NY! Which meant my getting up at two. Since November it has been meeting the steamers at seven or light. It takes one to two hours, half hour exercise, one hour to get breakfast and dress, half hour in subway, so a 7 o'clock call means up at five. We do this four days a week on a moving schedule. Lucy Taggert (from Indianapolis, lives with Florence) and I are together in this. There is no telling how long one is headed- sometimes home for lunch and back in the afternoon or no lunch and dismissed at four, or, as one day two weeks ago we were there at nine AM and worked till 11 PM. That was wonderful, it was part of the 27th. We gave them a full meal, fed 36 hundred men in 45 minutes. Such a sight to remember! We had four lines of food (about forty women), the boys marched off the ferry boat four abreast, band playing, cheering crowds outside the gates. This was at Weekhawkin, they had docked there during the day from the big boats and were then on their way to camps. We gave them coffee, a big canteen cup full, big cream buns with raising which they adore.... [letter continues on for several pages describing the meal and items given to the soldiers, and what the soldiers said to them]". - circa December 1919, to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Evalyn (friend) "I have been hoping for a letter from you telling me what you think of Blair? I do hope he is behaving well, and not tiring you out with his noise and disorder! Our house here seems so quiet with away, and stays so straight that I hardly recognize it... I am glad that he is having this first visit with you and Grandfather, that he will always remember. I have such happy recollections of the long visits I used to make you when I was a little girl, and how you used to read to me, etc. That I want want Blair to grow up with the same remembrances." - November 29, 1921 To Aunt "Lizabeth" from Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin "E. H. B. - this is very confidential, but isn't it funny how some families are money makers and some just aren't - Now the Mulford and the Henrotin just are and I'm hoping you can manger to bring up Blair to be a Blair." April 1, 1922 to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Mrs. Frank Burroughs Mulford (friend) "The depression has hit me pretty hard, like it has everybody else, and my investments have suffered considerably. While the greater part of them is in frozen assets, which are frozen so stiff that you could not dislodge them with a pickax. My Cherryplain [New York] property ranks first amongst these frozen assets and I am very anxious to dispose of some at a almost any price as I really need the money." - March 2, 1932 to Edward "Ted" Henrotin and his wife, Emily, Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Uncle Maurice "I am working at the Embassy  in London on British matters. We are prepared for the invasion by the Nazis and I have been wondering if things get too terrific with bombs etc, whether you would be willing to have Sylvia, Robbie and I come see you at Cherryplain [New York] until the war is over." - July 2 1940, to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Jones Page Blair "You see I have the advantage on you as my so call 'dog' is part tiger, part jackal, and just a touch of Burma Rat. Not much dog to him and he's really rough. He can properly even beat you at climbing trees.... he just laughed, walked out the door and and came back dragging a baby elephant to show me how tough he really is.... news from the front has been good the last few days, We can only think of and thank the boys who have given their blood and their lives to make the news sound good and pray and hope that this mass slaughter will come to an end soon. With the fall of Rangoon, the battle for Burma is close to an end. Germany should be completely defeated by the time you receive this. The cost has been heavy." - May 4, 1945, To Auntie 'S' from Homer  who was serving in the Army Medical Corps in Burma. "Your box has arrived in perfect condition. I can't tell you how delighted I am with all the contents. You really are too generous and I do appreciate all the lovely things you have sent... the nylons are very nice. I don't get them here and have only got a pair Helen sent me from S. Africa... what a good cook you are, it is a delicious cake and the cans you have sent are all the things we like best and so is the soap. I think it is so clever of you to know what we need most. Rice is a treat after so many years without any.... we had [my husbands] brother over here for last week and he took us out on Sunday, a lovely fine day in our car for a a run. On our way home we were run into by another car. Fortunately only our car was damaged. The other car turned over and four people and two children crawled out without a scratch! There are some very bad drivers about. The shock was bad for George and he had to be revived on the roadside. However he seems none the worse now.... We heard from John who had been on leave up country visiting some army friends in Malay [Malaysia], he says the banditry is far worse than here. He had to be provided with an escort to get Kuala Lumpur and they say it may go on for another two years." -  February 25, 1949 to Emily Hockaday Blair Henrotin from Adile M. Gahain (friend) . Emily Mills was born on July 7, 1805 to John Mills (1780-1865) and Lucy Mills (1783-1867) in Kentucky, She married Judge Irvine Otey Hockaday (197-1864), on May 3, 1821. They had several children together: Lucy M Hockday VanMeter (1823-1849), Amelia Hockaday Stephens (1827-1904), Margaret Hockday McGirk (1829-1905), Elizabeth Hockday (1833-1907), and Evaline June Hockday (1833-1922). She died on May 12, 1890. Her daughter Evaline "Eva" married Robert Beverly Price (1832-1924) in 1860. She had one daughter, Florence Augustus Price (1861-1935), and several step children: Edwin Moss Price 1857-1920) and Emma Price Willis (1858-1942).  Eva died on June 22, 1922. Florence Price "Mudgie" married Francis "Farver" Preston Blair (1856-1914) in 1882, and had one child, a daughter, Emily Hockaday Blair (1883-1965). While Florence and Francis traveled, their daughter was cared for either by her grandmother, Eva, or her maternal great aunt, Elizabeth "Liz or Lizzy"  Hockaday. Emily often refers to her mother, Florence, as mudgie in her letters. Florence herself died in 1935. Emily would marry Edward "Ted" Clement Henrotin (1874-1945) in 1911 and have one child together Preston Blair Henrotin (1918-1976). Emily died in 1965.
Eraus Brodie Circular for The  Miraculous Cure for Corns. Rhoads & Harris, Wholesale Druggists.Philadelphia.[1900]
In small printed across the top of the page "magna est veritas et praevalebit" followed by The  Miraculous Cure for Corns.  A narrative from the inventor follows on how the cure was invented and how a corn can negatively impact one's life.   Followed by Directions for Use and Memoranda including - This Plaster must not be carried in the pocket or kept in any warm place... Made in London, distributed in Philadelphia.  Reverse is blank. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/4". .
F. J. Strittmatter F. J. Strittmatter's & Wife, An Advertising Booklet for A Series of Apiary Houses --Honey Harvesting. F. J. Strittmatter Co. Inc. .Bradley Junction, PA.[1915]
A advertising booklet for a family run bee farm in Bradley Junction, PA. What is unique about this item, is the fact that Frank Strittmatter (1880-1969) acknowledged his wife, Matilda M. Sharbaugh Strittmatter (1881-1930), as his business partner within this booklet. This was unusual for the times, because while numerous wives have no don't helped in their husband's business ventures, their contribution was normally not mention in any advertising. Strittmatter's wife, however was an equal partner in the business, which is made clear from the start. On the front cover of the booklet, rather than a title, simply has a photograph of the husband and wife team and the caption, "F. J. Strittmatter & Wife with a swarm of bees on bare arm, Originators of the Present Business". Additionally, throughout the booklet, Strittmatter makes clear that this business is a venture between him and his wife: "this is our home 'House Apiary' with our garage in the basement... our four children, all of whom have been given honey almost everyday of their lives... we are loves of flowers... we also raise nearly all kinds of garden plants for sale in season... we deliver large quantities out every season... we now have several apiaries... remember we are specialists in the business."  The booklet provides a history of their bee farm, their expansions over the years, and the medicinal benefits of honey. It contains seven (7) printed black and white photographs (including the one on the cover) of the farm and their family. There are also two (2)black and white illustrations, one of the 'honey-extractor' machine,  and the other of their logo. In addition to honey, the family farm also was a plant nursery. The company itself was started in 1902, and the husband and wife team worked together up until Matilda's death in 1930. Afterward the business was renamed at one point to Strittmatter Honey and Plant Company, and there are advertisements for company in newspapers through the early 1940s. In is unclear exactly when the company went out of business, however by October 1947 there are notices of sale of the business property. 12 pg., including printed covers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (August 2020). Measures 6" x 3 1/2". . Francis "Frank" Joseph Strittmatter was born on October 3 1880 to Demetrius Augustine Strittmatter (1833-1916) and Margaret Zern (1837-1923) in Cambria Co., PA. He had nine siblings: Cornelius Andrew Strittmatter (1863-1883), Sylvester Strittmatter (1865-1883), Alexander Strittmatter (1867-1939), Philomena T. Strittmatter Scanlan (1869-1948), Simon Strittmatter (1870-1956), Thomas Strittmatter (1872-1872), Boniface Strittmatter (1873-1961), Lucy F. Strittmatter Tomlinson (1875-1931), and Mary M. Strittmatter (1877-1895). He married Matilda "Tillie" M. Sharbaugh (1881-1930) on May 23, 1905 in Carroltown, PA, and had eight children: Gilbert Strittmatter (1909-?), Mary Margaret Strittmatter-Devincent (1910-1987), Xavier F. Strittmatter (1913-1986), Charles A. Strittmatter (1914-1988), Genevieve Strittmatter (1916-?), Walter Irvin Strittmatter (1917-2000), Rita Strittmatter Godet (1919-?) and Basil Strittmatter (1920-2015). Together Frank and his wife Matilda ran a bee farm in Bradley Junction, PA. After her death in 1930, due to tuberculosis, he continued the business by himself for many years. On August 18, 1962 he married again, a women by the name of Matilda Amelia Hecker-Murphy (1879-?). Newspapers at the time state that it was his third marriage, though no record of a third wife, besides this article,  has been found. He died on January 16, 1969 in Lakemore, OH.
Fred K. Reigner Social and Event archives from the  Pottstown chapter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). .Pottstown, PA.1953-1956
A well organized three-ring binder chocked full of material relating to the activities of this social club for men interested in planes and aviation. It includes over 150 individual pieces of ephemera.  The archive was maintained by the chairman, Fred K. Reigner.  The categories include: Civil Air Patrol Notices 1953 Newspaper Clippings Letters Received Letters mailed and an array of loose materials including the layout of the Pottstown Airport, a revoked Civil Patrol airman's card, an insignia circular, menus and invitations for local events and fly-ins and much more.  For a comprehensive description click HERE. In November of 1953, the Pottstown chapter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) - a social club for men interested in planes and aviation - elected Fred K Reigner as their new Chairman. The Chairman had a lot of responsibilities, especially in the Pottstown AOPA – JB “Doc” Hartranft, the President of the AOPA in 1953, was quoted in a local Pennsylvania newspaper complimenting the chapter, saying “you folks really do what you plan.” As Chairman, Frank K Reigner planned dozens of outings around Pennsylvania and beyond, sending letters almost daily to coordinate their meetings and social events. In one binder, he kept his notes and copies of all his correspondence for the year he was Chairman, leaving behind an incredible snapshot of the world of the AOPA in the 1950s.
G. L. & H. J. Gross Illustrated Booklet of the Auction of Marsden Perry's Home, the Historic Ward-Perry House. Remington Printing Company.Providence, RI.1903
An illustrated booklet for the auction of the Ward-Perry House, a historic residence in Providence, RI. The house was built for Mrs. Eliza Ward by her father Joseph Brown in 1814. It is a large brick mansion done in colonial style. It was purchased by Marsden J. Perry in 1892 where he made some minor renovations "to bring the house up to the requirements of modern living". Perry himself was a wealthy gentleman involved in the banking and both electric and gas utilities, who owned several houses across New England in Providence, RI, Newport, RI, and New York City. The booklet features twelve (12) printed photographs of the interior rooms of the mansion. The real estate managers G. L. & H. J. Gross ran the auction for Marsden Perry who had most likely decided to sell this house due to the fact that in 1901 he 'upgraded Brown houses' when purchased the more famous John Brown House. John Brown was Joseph's brother, and had made a name for himself as a prominent statesmen whose wealth came from the merchant and slave trades. His house was an even larger brick mansion in Providence, RI of which John Quincy Adams is purported to have said it was "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent."  It is unknown who purchased the Ward-Perry House at the end of this auction. 16 pg. Green wrappers. Measures 7" x 5 1/4". Marsden Jasael Perry was born on November 2, 1850 to Horatio M. Perry (1813-1853) and Malvina Susan Wilson Perry (1829-1904) in Rehoboth, MA. After his father died in 1853, his mother remarried William R. Miller (1834-?) and this union resulted in two half- siblings: James H. Miller (1854-1940) and Josephine E. Miller West (1864-1947). At twelve he enlisted in a Massachusetts Company during the Civil War and served as a Provost Marshall. In the early 1870s he moved to Providence, RI and entered in the banking business, eventually becoming the Director of the Bank of America. He first married Candice D. Hubbard (1843-1919) in 1872 and divorced in circa 1884. In 1901 he married Marian Lincoln Bogart (1862-1938). He helped raise her son from in earlier marriage, Pelham W. Bogart (1896-1959) and they had one son together, Marsden Jasael Perry Jr. (1902-1970). He died on April 15, 1935 at his home in New York, NY, but is buried in Providence, RI.
George Foster Hand Drawn Diagram Possible New Levee Along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. .Louisiana.[1870]
A hand drawn diagram of a portion of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. As this drawing is done on a letterhead for "Geo. Foster, Cotton Planter, and Dealer of Plantation Supplies", it is possible that Foster is the artist. The diagram focuses on the possible new levees needed to stop the Mississippi River from carving and flooding into undesirable locations. The drawing shows the river from Gen. McMillan's house and store all the way down to Lake Providence, LA. Small notations have been made beside the river detailing the possible locations for the new levees, where the river has carved before, and where planting is good. Along with the diagram is a short note explaining the diagram and the reasoning behind the proposed locations for the new levees. This illustration has be tentatively dated to circa 1870, as the letterhead has a printed date of "187_". Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/2". .
Gretchen's Home. William G. Johnston Company.Pittsburgh PA.1920s
A die-cut litho on heavy card stock home with a quasi-tudor style.  Complete in a glassine sleeve with directions for building affixed to the sleeve.  Besides the pieces for the house includes a 2 1/2" figure; Gretchen to be cut-out and stood next to the house. Unused.  Sleeve measures 14" x 10 1/2".  The series has four houses and includes  Gretchen's Home, Rita's Cottage, Chiquita's House and Toytown.. William G. Johnston and Company, founded in 1857, was a well known Pittsburgh printing and book-binding firm in the late 1800s and early 1900s. William G. Johnston, the son of a prominent Pittsburgh printer was born August 22, 1828. He attended the Western University of Pennsylvania (now, the University of Pittsburgh) before organizing a party to head to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1857, Johnston founded the William G. Johnston and Company at Wood St. and Second Ave. and later erected a new building at 900 Penn Ave. and Ninth St., Pittsburgh, to house the company. Johnston died on June 1, 1913.
H. E. Schulse The Earth.  Uniclok Globe Handbook.  A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931
53 pp. wraps.  Narrative text with full page and in-text illustrations and graphs throughout.  The globe is  the Telechron Motored Electric Uniclok.  It provided accurate time throughout the world with the aid of an electric lamp socket.   Primary content Uniclok Globe Directions, The Earth (numerous sections), Demonstrating with Uniclok Time Dial & Globe, The Moon, The Sun, The Zodiac and Zodiacal Constellations, Questions and Answers, Different Models and Information.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". .
H. SteinachBayerisches Industrie- & Gewerbeblatt (Bavarian Industry and Trade Sheet: weekly periodical with quarterly issues from the committee of the polytechnic association in Munich)Polytechnic AssociationMunich1887
186 pp. Leather with applied marble cover, stamped Franklin Institute on inside cover, mostly text with illustrations and plates. XIX. Jahrgang. Neue Folge. 10" x 7"
Herbarium Journal with Watercolors. .England.c1900
A charming herbarium journal that can be read in two different directions. If you open the book one way, the reader finds a herbarium with 59 pressed specimens, mainly flowers, taped to the pages. When the reader flips the book and reads it in the opposite direction, instead of specimens, there are watercolors illustrating each entry. There are 43 entries in this section, however only 33 pages of watercolors, because in 10 instances the artist doubled- up on a single page. With each specimen/illustration the author lists the plants common name, scientific name, family genus, a brief description and where and when (month only) the author found the plant. The owner of the journal most likely lived in England, as several of the descriptions of the locations the flowers were found mention the River Exe which is near Devon, England on the Bristol Channel Coast. The water colors were done first on a sketch paper which was then pasted into the journal. Similarly the specimens were pressed and dried and then secured by several small pieces of tape on a separate sheet of paper before being pasted into the journal. Of the 59 specimens, 3 have been inserted loose into the blank pages between the two sides of the journal with no identifying information. Additionally, there is 1 specimen pasted in with no description and 2 descriptions of flowers with no corresponding specimen (the latter of which was not included in the  count). Some of the flora illustrated are: Primrose, Speedwell, Lady's Smock, and Hedge Wound Wort. Some of the specimens included are: Water Forget Me Not, Penny Royal, Long Stalked Crane's Bill, and Scarlet Pimpernel. Black covers, 137 leaves. Measures 7 3/4 x 6 1/2.
J. S. Baughman, Osteopath Osteopath Appointment Card. .Burlington, IA.[1905]
A 2 1/2" x 4" appointment reminder or scheduling card.  This particular patient seemingly saw the osteopath three days a week for a prolonged period. Of interest is the Seven Don't on the reverse. They include Don't think and talk about your ailments, Don't over-eat, or eat too fast, chew your food, Don't sleep in a closed room without ventilation, or sit in a draft, Don't neglect your regular osteopathic treatments until well, and you will be happy and able to make others happy around you. etc..
J.L. Comstock. Elements of Chemistry, In Which the Recent Discoveries in the Science are Included and its Doctrines Familiarly Explained. Robinson, Pratt, and Co..New York.1843
420 pp. Leather cover, illustrations, index in back of book. "Illustrated by numerous engravings and designed for the use of schools and academies." The author intends to "explain the elements and doctrines of the science in sufficient detail." Book is broken into four parts. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". heavy wear in leather cover, top cover beginning to detach, foxing
James McClatchy & Co. Sacramento County and its Resources; Our Capital City Past and Present.  A Souvenir of The Bee. H. S. Crocker Co..Sacramento, CA.1894
196pp. Soft covers.  Cover and title page illustrations by S.F. Photo Eng. Co. Large format book with images from photographs throughout both in-text and full page.  Fold-out 22" x 18"  agricultural map showing uses of the soil in 1894. Crops included Orchards, Vineyards, Vegetables, Berries, Hops, Alfalfa, Grain, Grazing Land and swamp and Over-flowed land.  Information on the city and the county including discussions by district within Sacramento.  A lot of attention to agrarian activities. Index and Index of Illustrations.  Concludes with full page advertisement for The Evening Bee including a photographic image of the collage of Writers and Executive Force.  Measures 91/4" x 12". .
Jennie Day HainesYe Gardeyne Boke: A Collection of Quotations Instructive and Sentimental Gathered and Arranged by Jennie Day HainesPaul Elder & Co.San Francisco1906
72 pp. Printed cloth cover, illustrated end pages, illustrated decorative borders in black and green. A collection of garden related writing, quotes, instructions, and poetry collected by author Haines. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Jimmy Chew: A Dental Health Book Designed to Help Children to Take Better Care of Their Teeth
31 pp. booklet aimed at encouraging primary grade age children to take care of their teeth. The story and the character of Jimmy Chew, a sixth year molar, are based on the Toothland Puppet Show. The booklet starts with a young boy named Fred going to the dentist, and the dentist telling Fred a story of how to take care of his new molar. The story centers around the "Big Four", which are: 1) Right Food, 2) Chewing Exercises 3) Clean Teeth, and 4) Your Dentist. The black and white illustrations in the booklet are supposedly the ones the dentist is drawing to engage Fred, and all told there are nine (9) illustrations as well as two (2) black and white printed photographs of the Toothland Puppet Show. At the end there is an additional short story of Sammy Grinder (a decayed tooth that belonged to a boy named Ed), additional questions for teachers or parents to ask their students or children, and Jimmy Chew's Favorite Song. Orange printed wrappers. Staple Binding. 9th Edition. OCLC 0 (Oct. 2020, other edition are in OCLC). Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2".
John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations and Volume the Second. The Sea Stories. John Wiley & Sons.New York.1887
584 pp. Cloth hard cover with two volumes of the Stones of Venice, architectural illustrations. Volume 1, 434 pp. Volume 2, 150 pp. Both volumes bound in one book, features Italian architecture and stone work. 8" x 5 1/4". wear on cover, inscribed
Joniah Allen Rockbridge Alum Springs Letterhead. Rockbridge Alum Springs.Rockbridge Alum Springs, VA.August 16, 1891
A letter by Joniah Allen written on Rockbridge Alum Springs Grand Hotel Stationary. The hotel was a mountain resort know for its "celebrated waters", or more actually the mineral water found there. The top right of the page has a red engraving of the hotel itself, with a caption below that states "Capacity 1,300 Guests; Gas, Electric Bells, and all other modern improvements. Telegraph, post and express offices all on premises." Below that is long listing of testimonials of previous guests and doctors extolling on the wondrous healing waters a the hotel. Some excerpts are: "I would state that I regard it as one of the most efficient astringent and tonic mineral waters which I have ever employed" and "In truth I know of no waters in Europe or America so rich in medical substances as that of Rockbridge Springs". The text of the letter is inconsequential.  Measures 11" x 8 1/2".
Joseph E. Meyer Indiana Botanical Gardens Product Catalogue. Indiana Botanical Gardens.Hammond ID.[1925]
128 pp catalogue of herbal based products, creams, compounds, oils, liquids, plain bark, leaves, flowers and seeds. Narrative descriptions including uses ingredients and directions along with pricing information. A plethora of uses from disease, to shampoo and health maintenance. In-text illustrations throughout .  Measures 6 1/2" x 2 3/4".. The history of the Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc., begins in 1910 with the founding of the company by Joseph E. Meyer. Joseph desired to have a business of his own, preferably something in the printing industry. Giving consideration to his set of skills, Joseph realized that he knew a great deal about printing and even more about nature. A company that sold herbs through a catalog would be a profitable endeavor for Joseph Meyer thanks to his possession of an old printing press and vast knowledge of natural remedies. It was with the blending of these two passions that gave birth to Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc. The early bindery at Indiana Botanic Gardens, initially called the Indiana Herb Gardens, began in a small cottage in the rear of Joseph Meyer’s Hammond, Indiana home where he started growing and harvesting plants in a vacant lot. In the beginning, the business barely made living expenses for the family. Meyer’s children assisted him with activities like gathering herbs from nearby fields, packaging boxes, feeding the printing press, and binding catalogs with needle and thread.In 1918, the 400-page book, The Herbalist was printed and business expanded. Since the company was now able to sustain itself, it moved from Meyer’s cottage to a more formal and larger building off of Calumet Avenue in Hammond (pictured on the right). The same year that The Herbalist went into publication, Joseph purchased a wild tract of land on the Little Calumet River. The land held a profusion of medicinal plants and virgin forest. In 1926, a beautiful English gabled building was built. This became the home of the newly named Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
La Visite a la Ferme [The Visit to the Farm]. Olivier-Pinot.France.c1876
24 pp (including covers) Eight (8) full page color plates plus the cover.  All with extreme detail. Plus black and white vignettes.  Tells the story of a man and his three children, Marie, Sophie, and Jules, when they visit a farm in the French country side. While there they see cows, learn how to milk them and make butter and cheese. Additionally they go to the barnyard and see a variety of animals, and participate in the harvest of the vegetable fields and fruit orchards. Lastly the children take a trip to the wine cellar. OCLC - 1 only (3/2018).   Inscription from a previous owner 1883. In French. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 3/4". Edge wear, covers partially detached at base (approximately 2 1/2"). Covers glued to margin top portion of book. Two stains on the front cover along the top left. Pages are toned and soiled due to age. Inscription by early owner.
Lewis Wetherbee A Collection of Three Farming Ledgers belong to Lewis Wetherbee of Ashby, MA. .Ashby, MA.1846-1873
A collection of three farming ledgers belonging to Lewis Wetherbee, a farmer in Ashby, MA. The first is an 'Egg Ledger' and dates from 1846-1873. It begins with a list of items bought by Wetherbee for his family and farm. The list only continues until early 1847 and consists of such items as sugar, tea, pepper, oil, nutmeg, cream tartar and candy. The remainder, from 1849 thru May 1873, is a ledger of the eggs sold including the date of the transaction, number sold, to who and price sold. 20 pages (including the four sewn in). Printed wrappers. String binding. Completely filled in. Measures 6" x 3 3/4". The second ledger is a farming ledger, 1851 to 1873 with an accounting of a variety of agricultural subjects. The first second is a record of when crops, such as corn, oats, turnips, and potatoes, were planted and harvested, the number of bushels planted or the acres planted. Also includes (1863-1871) presumably work horses purchased. This is followed by 'Stock' and includes all information on animals purchased, sold, birthed or died (1851-1873). Includes cattle, sheep, and pigs, most of whom Wetherbee names - Red, Rosa, Fanny, Eliza, and Nancy to name a few. Signs of Spring - The next section is a list of dates between 1851 and 1873 when Wetherbee either first saw a robin or when the apple trees were fully in bloom. On the back cover is a list of important weather events between 1852 and 1868, such as first frost or a large snow storm. 16 pages. Printed wrappers. String binding. Nearly completely filled in. Measures 6" x 3 3/4". The last ledger is entitled 'Things Sold' and dates from 1858 to 1873. This ledger includes a list of all items sold by Wetherbee from his farm, whether they be plant or animal products. The ledger includes the date of transaction, item and amount sold, buyer and sale price. Including bushels of potatoes, ham, pork, cheese, butter, oats, lamb, vinegar, sausages, beans, cider, apples, and whole animals such a chickens and calves. Additionally, egg sold are also included on this ledger, even though Wetherbee also kept a separate ledger to record the eggs he sold. 28 pages. Blue wrappers. String binding. Nearly completely filled. Measures 7" x 4 1/2". All of the ledgers contain some amount of scrap paper, which either has quick calculations on it, or appears to have been used to blot the drying ink. The farming ledger does have a scrap of paper with the following short note: "Sowed guano on wheat, 7 lbs. from red side to Foster west, one row of oats, one squire west from Ginnaton. Planted some potatoes. July 21, 1857". Two of the ledgers (Egg Ledger and Farming Ledger) are memorandum books sold by Stephen Shepley of Fitchburg, MA, who along with blank books sold a variety of "school, miscellaneous and law books, bibles, testaments, toy books, stationery, &c." To view images, click: . Lewis Wetherbee was born on December 27, 1819, along with his twin sister Charlotte Wetherbee Cragin (1819-1884) to Silas Wetherbee (1786-1863) and Mary Lucy Green (1793-1853 in Ashby, MA.  Lewis was a farmer in Ashby, MA, his whole live. He died on January 16, 1890, at the age of seventy due to consumption.
Lightning Arranger - Device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Lightning Arranger.Allentown PA.1931
An oblong 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" celluloid device with two (2) side by side wheels, with a eight (8) window openings on each side.  One side  is designed to find dominant and sub-dominant chords by setting both wheels to key. It includes Seventh Chords and Major Chords.  The reverse is for all instruments including pianos and violins tuned in C.  One wheel represents Ninth Chords, the other Minor Chords.   Originally had a booklet explaining chord progression and instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure.. Invented by Samuel "Skip" Rapoport, the Lightning Arranger, was a device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Rapoport said his device arranges music mathematically, the way music is arranged. It works by turning a wheel on the device, which in turn reveals the appropriate information on another part of the cardboard unit. It sells for $6 and was manufactured for him by a New Jersey company. The arranger comes with a booklet that explains chord progression, provides instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure. It claims to be a simplified method for arranging orchestrations. Literature on the device claims it's good for musicians, arrangers of music, band and choir directors, orchestra leaders, music instructors, supervisors, students of music, singers, accompanists, music teachers, beginners and composers.
Manuscript Cures for Hydrophobia & Cancer. ..
A 10" x 6" page that appears to have been removed from a ledger or journal with two entries that appear to be in different hands. The first is a cure for hydrophobia that entails mixing elecampane root, a puff of madder and a quart of new milk brought to boil in a water bath.  This mixture is taken multiple times for several days. The second is a cure for cancer using white ash branches that have been burned to ash, making a strong lye boil as strong as possible, with lard and flour to make a plaster.Applied to Cancer for 48 hours "the torture endured by the patient is something horrible".  This is followed by a half-strength plaster for three weeks, at the end of which "the cancer can be drawn out with ease and the patient is cured" Reverse is blank.  No indication as to author, date, local etc.  c1880s..
Marjah, the Mystic Personal Message to You, The Art of Physic Phenomena . ..[1920]
A tri-fold brochure about the "art of physic phenomena", or more specifically crystal gazing. The front cover features a 'floating head' of the Marjah with the text, "It is his purpose to first induce you mentally to realize some things and then to realize upon your mental realizations." Stamped across the front cover in dark blue ink is the word "Marjah". The  brochure describes what crystal gazing is. Claiming that "telling futures by means of the Magic Crystal is far more difficult than by other methods, so much depends on the Seer, owing to difference of individual temperament." It continues on to give instructions on how to perform a reading, such as the "purer the intent on and motive of the seer, the more lucid will be the visions accorded." As well as stating that no more than two more people, other than the seer, should be at any gazing, and that they should sit an arm's length away from one another. A vision within the crystal takes patience to see and that depending on were it appears within the crystal (foreground, mid distance, or background) it relates to whether or not it vision is about the past, present or future. After these instructions, there a list of symbols one might see, and their meaning. For example, an ear means news and information, but if it is ugly or distorted it could mean a scandal or abuse. Black bread means famine, but if the bread has yellow spots on it as well, it means plague. Lastly, on the back, the "Creed of the Crystal Science League" is printed: "We believe: That if we think, talk, and express Health, Happiness and Success we shall attract them to ourselves. If we develop our minds properly there is nothing we cannot accomplish.... If we give forth light for others, we shall illumine our own path. To this end we united our minds in united thought forces." There is some references throughout the brochure of consulting with the Marjah, but the only information given on how is "All letters containing questions to Marjah must be mailed to your local Theatre. They will be forwarded to Marjah by your local Theatre." Measures 7" x 4" (folded).. In researching Marjah, found an advertisement for an upcoming performance in The Times Herald, Port Huron, MI, Nov. 1920.
Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887Bailey Banks & Biddle,.Philadelphia.
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover.
New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931.  .
32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
36 pp  Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
Norman Carr, M. D. Birth Control, Plain Medical Information. Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control.Chicago, IL.1934
A short 22pp booklet about the different methods of birth control available to women in the 1930s. This booklet attempts to straddle a very fine line between the moral and religious ideals, and women's reproductive rights, however it often manages to contradict itself in doing so. It starts off by saying that "Motherhood is the grandest, richest and the most glorious experience which may occur in a woman's life.... it is too wonderful to treat it lightly and too sacred to thrust it upon a woman against her will...", which appears to be a very pro-life woman's right stance in regard to all women, regardless of circumstance. However it soon becomes very clear that this stance is only considered moral and ethical by them under very strict conditions: "those few who still say they are opposed to Birth Control are often very ignorant of the problem about which they attempt to argue.... they often do not distinguish between Birth Control and abortion.... Birth Control, as advocated by ethical persons and organizations, is not meant for the illicit use of the unmarried, but is designed for the protection of the health and happiness of married couple... Birth Control in marriage is not a religious question, it is a matter of economics and health." After this outlining of when birth control should be used, the booklet proceeds to describe the various methods of birth control, and the pros and cons of each. Methods that are not recommended are: inter-uterine stems often called gold buttons or wishbones (a pre cursory to today's modern hormonal IUDs), douching, withdrawal, suppositories, and male condoms (because "in most cases it is unsatisfactory to one or both parties, occasionally harmful; and due to defective material, especially the cheaper kind, it often fails as a contra-ceptive", a position that is currently recognized as untrue). Next the booklet continues on to recommended two different types of birth control methods, though first they do stress that any and all of these methods must be done before intercourse starts. The first approved method recommended is contra-ceptive jelly, which in order to use, one must determine what class of woman you are.  "First class" women are "brides and wives who have not yet borne a child or suffered a miscarriage", and therefore can just smear the jelly over one's cervix. Second class women, women who have only had one child and suffered no "birth damage" to the cervix, might be able to just use the contra-ceptive jelly, but probably should use it with a tampon or cap, and third class women are those who have had more than one child or birth damage and then must use the jelly with a tampon or cap. The second approved method is the diaphragm, often called the female condom, which according to the the 1930 International Conference on Birth Control, it is "the best known method of contra-ception." Next the booklet provides information on the Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control who had medical offices in Chicago and Detroit where women could attend free lectures on birth control and also would be able to see only female physicians. A short section on the "Legal and Ethical" practices of birth control follow, which essentially state that birth control is not illegal and that "one of the moral reasons for the practice of Birth Control is that it eliminates the dangers of illegal abortions".  Lastly there are four pages of advertisements for Lanteen Birth control products themselves, such as their various jellies, tampons and caps. The booklet contains several illustrations of the products, diagrams on how to use them, and three small illustrations of the cervix so that a woman can better understand the different classes of women.  Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 2  (APR 2020) Measures 6 3/4" x 3 1/4"..
Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
Patrick Joseph Carmody Fruit Growing in Victoria . Advertising and Intelligence Bureau, Lands Department .Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.1909
An advertising booklet meant to attract farmers into establishing fruit farms in the Victoria, Australia. The main portion of the booklet is written by Patrick Joseph Carmody who was the Chief Inspector of Orchards for the Department of Agriculture in Melbourne. He asserts that "Victoria, compared with all other countries stands unrivaled for the last few years in the expansion of the industry of fruit production." The rest of the booklet discusses the suitability of Victoria for fruit growing, how to dispose of the produce, state assistance offered to growers, the approximate cost to set up, the variety of fruit one can plant (Jonathan Apple, Cleopatra apple, Winter Nelis pear, etc.), pruning, and future development in the industry. Additionally, there is a smaller section dedicated to the 'Lands Administration in Victoria', where it provides information and advise on how to get land by various means, such as auriferous (rental) lands, lands by auction, and swamp/reclaimed lands, as well as the different types of land sites (business, garden, or residential). It also provides information on the various licenses one might need, such as grazing and bee farm licenses. Lastly there is a small section on the agricultural laborer's allotments as well as their home allotments. Approximately fifteen (15) printed black and white photographs. Advertisements on the inside covers. 16 pg. Pictorial wrappers. Staple Binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Polytechnic Alumni Association Menu 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association. .Brooklyn, NY.February 26,1892
A menu from the 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association of the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. The menu itself is rather humorous, with each dish containing scientific names and chemical formulas for the attendees to decipher in order to known what they were having. For example the first item on the menu is "Mollusca. Class, Lamellibranchiata,. Genus Ostrae (Semitesta)" or in other words Oysters, or under Punch it states: C12 H22 O11 + H2O + C6 H12 O6 + 2 C2 H6O, which roughly translates to: Sucrose + Water + Fructose + Ethanol. On the left margin are some scientific drawings such as charts and beakers. At the top of the menu is an illustration of a professor lecturing on top of a small stage with chalk boards in the background.   The menu itself is two sheets, laid on top of one another, and attached by two red sun burst shape stickers at the top. The secondary page is blank and serves as an envelope for the menu. On the back of the secondary page is written, " Norman R. Haskell, Gastronomy, Feby 26, 1892, Prof Mansi."  Measures 14" x / 1/4" (unfolded),8 1/4" x 3 1/2" (folded). The Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1853 by a group of Brooklyn business men and was both a preparatory and collegiate program. These two programs would later separate into the Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School (also known as Poly Prep), which is still active today and the Polytech Institute of Brooklyn, which in in 2004, would merge with New York University to become the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Presbyterian Hospital Annual Report and Fundraising appeal. Presbyterian Hospital.New York. NY.1908
16 (unnumbered) pp. Printed on lightly polished paper.  Images from photographs throughout of staff assisting patients, mostly the indigent. The narration begins with acknowledgment of the trend in hospital work toward scientific exactness, and the keeping of fuller  records of all symptoms and treatment of the patient followed by two pages of examples.  This is intended to explain the rising costs of medical care. This is followed by information on the Dispensary, Tuberculosis Work, Ambulance Service and Emergency Ward, Visiting Nursing Services, Katie Geitz Kitchen for instructing and feeding the indigent.  The booklet concludes with information on the School of Nursing and a chart outlining hospital utilization comparing 1908 to 1907. Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"..
Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910
An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. .
Promotional Booklet Hope Farm for Children
Promotional Brochure - Las Vegas and Clark County Nevada - farming in the Desert
16pp. booklet with large images from photographs of the area throughout.  The narrative begins with extensive geographic and geological information on Las Vegas and Clark County. This is followed by captioned images of town centers and quickly moving to several pages of captioned images of various agricultural projects dubbed "desert outside the fence - farm within" Scenes of grapes, alfalfa, fig trees, apricots, olives, walnuts and much more. This is followed by images of recreational and industrial areas and concluding with the Basin Site of the reservoir at the location planned for the Boulder Canyon Dam. The final page of narrative written by the Chamber of Commerce emphasizes why one would want to live in Las Vegas including cheap power.  Measures 8 1/2" x 11".
Prospectus and Promotional materials for selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. ..c1900
24 pp prospectus and promotional brochure encouraging individuals to become sales agent for the Egyptian Drug Company selling Egyptian Regulator Tea. A buy low, sell high scheme including illustrations and text promoting the teas effect on indigestion, pimple, boils, old sores, ulcers, dyspepsia, corpulency, sick headache, rheumatism, nervous debility, neuralgia and premature old age.  Additionally includes numerous testimonials. The back cover depicts a scene on the plantations of the Egyptian Drug company, at Karnak, Upper Egypt.  Additionally, includes an order form and a single fold pamphlet titled "The Secret of Beauty"  with before and after illustrations to be disseminated with the product.  With original envelope.  Brochures measure8 1/2" x 6". .
Punch-out House for Sale
A 19" x 12" punch out litho on heavy stock book with 8 double sided color pages. When constructed the house measures 15" x 8"x 13" with 4 large rooms, 2 floors with a staircase, completely furnished, carpeted and decorated. The instructions are on the inside front cover. Minor wear, overall great condition. Copyrighted by James & Jonathan Inc.
R. J. Levis, M. D. Handbill Advertisement for Levis Metallic Splints. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
A two-sided handbill promoting the 'Levis' Metallic Splint' which were made from copper and as such much lighter and comfortable than the other options of the day, which were mostly made out of wood. The circular was advertising a set of 21 pieces for $15 and features splints to be used for various finger, arm, or leg injurious. The splints in the set came in both child and adult sized. There are seven illustrated examples of the splints in use. The creator of this splints was Richard J. Levis, a Civil War doctor who was a surgeon at the Pennsylvania Hospital. While the there is no date on the circular, Leach & Greene appear to have been in business at the Tremont Street location in the late 1880 to the early 1890s. Some of the same illustrations found on the circular were also used in a variety of medical supply catalogues around the same time. Single sheet, double-sided, green paper. Measures 9 3/4" x 5 3/4".
R. N. Thomas Illustrated Billhead for Corn Husking Supplies. Corn Husking Supplies.Shenandoah, IA.2837
A receipt from Corn Husking Supplies in Shenandoah, IA on the company's official billhead. Corn Husking Supplies was owned by R. N. Thomas selling a variety of tools and supplies necessary for corn husking. A large portion of the tools he provided were designed and patented by him. The billhead was printed on carbon paper, and this item is the yellow bottom sheet carbon copy. At the top of the billhead are two wonderfully detailed black and white illustrations. Each is of a hand holding a different tool used in corn husking. The two tools pictured are from R. N. Thomas patented designs: Adjustable Twin Spur Husker No. 3, and Scientific Husker No. 1. The billhead is a preprinted form with blanks for quantity and price. The receipt is for an order bought by F. C. Massey of Osborn, OH, on October 7, 1907, and it was paid for on April 26,1908. Single sheet on yellow carbon paper. Measures 12" x 8 1/4"..
R. W. Lockwood The Crimes We Commit Against Our Stomachs  ... Why Some Foods Explode in Your Stomach. Corrective Eating Society, INC.New York, NY.1917
A short booklet from the Corrective Eating Society about why some foods cause an upset stomach and how to change one's diet to minimize stomach issues. The booklet starts by proclaiming that "no discovery of the past fifty years in the field of health investigation exceeds in importance as the recent discovery that the stomach and intestinal tract are the seat of 90 percent of all sickness." It continues on to compare the stomach to a furnace, and that while the 'heat' the stomach makes contains the 'spark of life', people are "careless fireman" who have have grown accustomed to eating meals "which have the same effect on the system as dynamite, soggy wood and mud, mixed with a little coal, would have on a real furnace." The booklet stresses that what we eat isn't as import as the combination of what we eat at any given meal, and it is that combination of these different types of food that causes issues. It then continues on to discuss why people eat the way they do, how to apply their recommendations to one's own diet, how to choose foods that 'harmonize' with each other even while eating out, what can happen if you don't choose foods that harmonize with each other, what corrective eating is, and how this diet can solve the high cost of living. However the booklet doesn't give many specific examples of actual instructions and diets to follow, since the society is attempting to get the reader to purchase its course on corrective eating. A portion of the booklet is dedicated to extolling on the virtues of Eugene Christian (1860-1930), the man who came up with the diet.  The front cover has a black and white illustration of a glass bottle, resembling a the shape of a stomach breaking apart due the volatility of the items inside, some of which are coffee, oatmeal and hot bread. 22 unnumbered pgs. Staple binding. OCLC 3 (June 2020). Measures 5 1/2" x 4 3/4". Christian was a naturopath and nutritionist who was known for starting several different societies that all involved some sort new age of diet, and courses for dieting for purchase. He started the Christian Dietetic Society and the School of Scientific Eating, both of which merged into the Corrective Eating Society. His products and diets that he sold were described by the American Medical Association's Bureau of Investigation as "pseudo-scientific buncombe (nonsense)". The booklet also features several testimonials from customers with headlines such as "Young Business Man Regains Health", "Minister Back in Pulpit After Serious Breakdown", "Woman Recovers Normal Health in Three Months", and "Bank Cashier Relieved from Constipation and Headaches". The last few pages provide information on how one can order the course "Little Lessons in Corrective Eating" for only $3.00.
Receipt to make Elixer (sic) for the Bilious Cholic - which has also been found very useful in Agues to carry of the Bile. ..[1810]
A manuscript receipt listing all of the necessary ingredients with an explanation on processing "let them stand in a warm place" and when done mix equal parts of Brandy -- take half a wine glass morning and night. "Receipt to make Elixer(sic)  for the Cholic & Ague".  Written on laid paper. Measures 8" x 6 1/2". .
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831
115 pp. Applied illustrated cover over blue cloth, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Contains lessons in astronomy, including diagrams, descriptions, and accounts of planetary and celestial topics. Dictionary at end. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908
A collection of approximately 50 pieces of ephemera belonging to Robert Simpson Woodward who was a distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and later President of Carnegie Institution. The majority of the collection consists of invitations, and their corresponding ephemera such as programs, RSVP cards, envelopes, and calling cards. Some of the invites were for Carnegie's various graduation functions, the German Ambassador Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, the American Institute of Architects, and the Literary Society.  There are three large formal invitations, one from the Periodical Publishers Association of America, one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the other was for a dinner with a select group of individuals: Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, Secretary of State Elihu Root, Darius Ogden Mills, former US Assistant Secretary of State John L Cadwalader, President of Phelps Dodge Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry L Higginson (founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and John Billings. Additionally there are a few short letters, the subject of which is generally a lengthy invite to a dinner or meeting. The smallest of these items are 3 3/4" x 2" and they go up to 12" x 9". Lastly there are two photographs of Woodward. First, a small black and white one (4" x 3 1/4") inset on a larger piece of paper (11" x 8 1/2"). The second is a larger sepia toned photograph (10" x 8"), printed by Portrait Studios Underwood and Underwood. This photograph comes in a folder. . Robert Simpson Woodward was born on July 21, 1849 in Rochester, MI to Lysander Woodward (1817 - 1880) and Peninah Axford Simpson (1825 - 1894). Robert first attended Rochester Academy, graduating in 1868. He went to the University of Michigan to study engineering and graduated in 1872. He worked as a geographer for the US geological survey from 1884 to 1890. He became a Professor of Mechanics at Columbia University in 1893 and in 1904 left that post to become President of Carnegie Institute of Washington, DC, where he remained until 1921. He was also President of several societies, such as American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert married Martha Gretton Bond (1851 -1937) on March 1, 1876 in Detroit, MI. He had four children, Alice Woodward (1876-1878), Robert Simpson Woodward Jr (1879-1849), Karl Wilson Woodward (1881-1962) and William Lysander Woodward (1885-1946). He died June 29, 1924 in Washington, DC after a long illness.
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
With the slogan "We need both Bread and Bullets" across the front cover, the Ward Baking Company helped the Council of National Defense in its conservation of wheat during the World War I. This pamphlet explains the need for rationing bread on the home front. Printed in brown and green the cover depicts a soldier with a rifle over his shoulder standing in a grassy field. Measures 4" x 2 ½".
South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place
A fold out brochure advertising land development and immigration to South Dakota. The full title of this pamphlet is: "South Dakota The Land of Sunshine, Fertile Fields, Mountains of Gold, Silver and Precious Metals and Happy People People : Offers You a Place : This Folder is Like an Egg --- Its Full of Meat".  The brochure folds out to 21 1/2" x 17" with one side depicting a large map of South Dakota, and the other providing information on the state. The map featured shows the state sections by counties and Reservations. Above the map there are two charts, the first of which depicts the bushel yields per acre of states, of which South Dakota is sixth. The second chart states that South Dakota leads all other states in the "per capita production of new wealth". The chart itself lists the amount of items like wheat, corn, oats, dairy products, honey, and life stock, and the amount sold by South Dakota residents in 1910. The back of the pamphlet has a wide variety of information on the state itself. Such as it being the only state east of the Rockies which has the raw materials to make "Portland Cement", its abundance of coal and natural gas, corn statistics for 1910, the educational advantages of the state including its colleges and common schools, past weather, both existing and presently being built railroads, banking system, taxes, population, and the state's communications methods such as telephone lines and rural mail routes. When the pamphlet is folded back up, the back side makes it clear that it was designed to be mailed to interested parties, as there are lines for an address, and a box outline for where to place a stamp. The brochure itself is printed in black ink with red accents. Measures 8 1/2" x 3 3/4" (folded).
Spivak Arranger and Transposer Volvelle - Arrange music for an orchestra
A 4 1/2" in diameter celluloid volvelle with four different windows allows you to "write four part harmony for all instruments at a flash" according to an advertisement found while researching the product.  Includes music for flute, sopranino sax, alto & baritone saxophone, trumpet, cornet, tenor sax, sopranino sax, clarinet,  violin, piano, guitar, uke, madolin, cello, bass, bassoon and trombone. The exterior of the original envelop provides comprehensive instructions.
Stephen Paine Thermometer, Urinometers, Hydrometers... Flyer by Stephen Paine. Paine & Webster.Providence, RI.[1860]
Stephen Paine was a manufacture and dealer of scientific items, but more specifically, optical Goods. Opening in 1860, with his partner Mr. Webster, his shop on Westminister St, in Providence, RI, sold spectacles, eyeglasses, opera glasses, and optical glasses, optical goods, and fine jewelry. This particular single-fold trade catalogue for the store lists inventory on a variety of glass thermometers, hydrometers, urinometer, and lactometer. The flyer claims that the store has "one of the largest stocks in New England" and that "especial [sic] attention given to selecting first-class, accurate Thermometers for Mechanical uses." Measures 10" x 8" (unfolded).
Student Work - Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ..1871-1872
Two (2) sets of manuscript student exercises created by a Frist Year MIT student. The first is titles Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss with five (5) plates and 50 problems.  Measures 9 1/2" x 13 1/2".  The second is 12 of 13 plates (No. 7 lacking) with an array of drawings including  Rivets drawn full size,  Angle and T iron,  Eccentric, drawings from models and Problems from Projections.  Measures 13 1/2" x 20". .
Suburban Living At Its Best, Newton, MA
A short booklet advertising the town of Newton, MA, both to tourists and potential new citizens. The majority of the booklet features a historical sketch of the town which delves into the different time periods in the town's history, often providing printed black and white illustrations or photographs of those building or locations which still exist. It starts around 1630 when when the town was settled and continues on to the 'Colonial Customs' (late 1600s and 1700s), and finally ending in the 'Modern Era' (1800s to 1900s). It is towards this last section in which the booklet begins to emphasis the "Suburban Period" of the town, which seems to have developed due to the progress of the railroad. Next the booklet "calls attention to the desirable features of the immediate present. It is hoped that this will serve better to acquaint our residents with the special advantages of Newton, as well as to interest others who may be considering a home within our borders." It provides information on attractions, types of homes, zoning, planning board, fire protection, location, living conditions, schools, and more. At the end of the book, is a fold out map of the town. However, prior to the map is a new section added for this edition of the book, which features as section the different trains and automobiles used within the town throughout its history, information on some "significant street names" and the buildings on them, as well as how it is the "Captain of Industry" and an "Educational Leader".  80 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Fold out map. Second Edition. OCLC 0 (March 2021). Measures 7 3/4" x 5" (booklet), 9" x 7 3/4" (fold out map).
Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery.  Magnus Falconar  London 1777
238 pp. marbles cover with leather spine, text interspersed with blank pages. Synopsis describes medical procedures for surgery and the anatomy of the human body. It is separated into four lectures, Introduction to the Study of Anatomy, Osteology, Myology, and Angiology. 8 1/2" x 5" Some missing pages at front, inscribed and has hand written notes, foxing throughout, wear on cover
T. E. Cowart A Texan Farmer's Letter to his Mother - difficulty of farming in down pours and wind - difficult conditions.... .Lockney, TX.5054
A long letter from Tucker E. Cowart, a Texan farmer, written over the course of a month to his mother, Amelia in Bonham, TX. The letter provides an update on Tucker's life, family and farm. It is also clear that even though his mother lives in Bonham, some 350 miles away from Tucker in Lockney, some of the land Tucker is farming does belong to to her. Due to the unseasonable dry summer and wet fall, Tucker has been having problems with his various crops, and portions of this letter reflect his anxiety of this. During the course of the year Tucker has planted several types of corn, wheat, and oats. Additionally, there appears to be a possible land dispute with one of their neighbors (who was loaned a portion of the Tucker's land in years prior), and Tucker seems to be considering hiring the town's land surveyor in order to make sure he is actually remembering the boundaries of their land. The letter itself is three double sided pages and a corresponding envelope. Below is are several excerpts from the letter: "It has been trying to rain for about a wk. Rained about all night last night. We didn't need it. We have had plenty of rain this fall, none in the summer. Crops are short, crops are good in some localities. No good crops right close around here. Planted 31 acres of kaffir corn, 15 acres of maize, 8 acres of wheat, 15 acres of oats on your end of the field. Kaffir didn't head, from knee high to waist high. I cut it, made good many bundles. Few heads in the maize. Staid [sic] dry to [sic] long for anything. Your wheat and oats didn't grow at all. No season. I plowed it all up, cultivated the land all summer kept it clear, sowed it in wheat this fall to a very good stand." "We had some windy weather last wk. The wind blew hard from the north, blowed [sic] all the cotton out. A man south west of us had about 40 or 50 acres of cotton. The fellow west of us had about 400 acres of Russian Thistles. The wind broke them all off, they rolled up against his fence, tore it down. Rolled on across the dutchman's cotton patch. The thistles have little thorns on them. The cotton stuck to them. They kept rolling. I guess they are down about Big Springs now at the speed they were going, cotton and all. The Thistles are getting to be a sight in the country." "The children seem to keep very well. They put on their shoes since it got cool. Farris feet are so rusty - he is getting uneasy about them. He thinks he is turning to a negro, the rust won't come off. Lucy is well and hearty, she has gone visiting the sick. This aft [sic] left the Indians here with me, they are making lots of racket.". Turner E. Cowart was born on January 15, 1870 to Alexander Johnston Cowart (1845-1908) and Amelia L. Lovelace (1850-1930) in Texas. He had several siblings: Wilsie B. Cowart (1872-1873), Annie Maud Cowart (1873-1899), Arlie Robert Cowart (1874-1899), Mack D. Cowart (1876-1964), Bruce W. Cowart (1880-1894), John C. Cowart (1882-1909), Lottie Mae Cowart (1886-1962), William Edgar Cowart (1890-1874), Thomas Roscoe Cowart (1890-1988) and Amelia Elizabeth Cowart Ragland (1895-1925). He married Lucy E. Hartman (1890-1977) on October 30, 1907 and had two children together: Farris E. Cowart (1909-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth Cowart Drake (1910-1973).  Turner had moved to Lockney, TX in or around 1905 and farmed on his land there until 1956, when he moved to Plainview, TX. He died shortly thereafter on January 5, 1958 in Hale, Texas of a heart ailment.
T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852
128 pp. Blue blind stamp gilt cover, 27 page introduction, index in back of book. Common symptoms, and treatments. Contains a catalog of medicines. The book covers very personal ailments and situations such as abortion, masturbation, conception, and menstruation as well as more acceptable discussions as asthma, heartburn, and palpitations. 4 1/2" x 3" some staining on cover, some foxing, spine loosening in areas, hand corrected address on title page and page 98's advertisement for the reader
The Blood Washing Method:a restorative and creative revelation for ideal perfection. Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co..New YOrk.1923
Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine.
The importance of Fertilizer told in The Three Brothers: Phosphorus, Potash, and Nitrogen, A Tale from the Arabian Nights which may still be experience at the present day.
Agricultural and Scientific Bureau, N. V. Potash Export MY..Amsterdam, Holland.[1900].  The Three Brothers is a parable that tells the story of three brothers, Phosphorus, Potash and Nitrogen, who one by one arrive at the city of Kalif and try to end its famine. Eventually the realize they must work together in order end the famine by getting the grain to grow. The brothers are meant to each represent an aspect of a 'good fairy' that helped their father's grain to grow. Phoshorus makes the grains large and ears full, Nitrogen makes the plants grow fast, and Potash which gives plants their health and vigor. Each page is illustrated in four colors, green, red, black and brown. N. V. Potash Export MY. is a Holland based company who specializes in fertilizer and have offices in New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Jackson, and San Jose. This parable is mean to showcase how fertilizer can help grains grow. 14 pgs., pictorial wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 1 (Jan 2020) Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/2". From the original by Dr. W. Jervitz, Steglitz-Berlin.
The Last Rivet: the story of Rockefeller Center, a city within a city, as told at the ceremony in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., drove the last rivet of the last building, November 1, 1939.   Columbia University Press New York c 1940
45 pp. Green cover is covered by a tan dust jacket with silver rivet all over, a mylar sheet is covering the dust jacket and a label with the title is affixed, text is written in black and red,frontispiece contains numerous black and white photographs by Berenice Abbott and Margaret Bourke-White et al. 11 1/4" x 9" faint discoloration on some pages, no marks or tears, rivet cover, spine slightly loose
The Lord's Prayer in the Sign Language - Illustrated
32 pp. (unpaginated)  lightly coated stock illustrated wraps.  The two page preface discusses Dr. Gallaudet and the development of sign language and includes the Manual Alphabet.  This is followed by a 6pp. introduction describing the required movements for each word of the Lord's Prayer.  The remainder of the booklet  includes i four captioned images  per page of young girls signing each word of the prayer.  Measures 7" x 5 1/2".
The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.  Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
457 pp. Green blind embossed gilt cover, frontispiece, illustrated with approximately 500 engravings, 15 plates, 23 pages at the end contain advertising. The book contains information about the microscope and the history, use, directions, and specimens. 9" x 5 1/2" Wear on cover, spine has tears, binding broken, some foxing, pages in front loose
The Milwaukee Social Hygiene Society
A short booklet announcing the formation of the the Milwaukee Social Hygiene Society, its goals, current members, constitution and by-laws. 10 pgs. Printed cream wrappers. Staple bindings. OCLC 1 (Sept. 2020). Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".

The society was a part of the social hygiene movement that started in the late 19th century and had gained a lot of traction by the 1910s and remained prevalent throughout the 20th century. Specifically, the movement was an attempt by progressive-era reformers to control sexually transmitted diseases, prostitution, and immoral or deviant behavior. The movement, and by extension the Milwaukee Social Hygiene Society, promoted sexual education and believed that "numerous aspects of the phenomena of sex are central in the biological, psychic and social life of the human race... to that end all sex processes may be normal, beautiful, healthful, and beneficial." Of course this acceptance of sex as normal and beautiful came with the caveat that it was to only occur between a married couple, and as such another one of the society's goals was "that such social institutions as marriage and the home are to be protected from degradation and disintegration, that standards of public and individual morality are to be high, that health is to be safer, and that life is to be happier because it is ore intelligent, more free from disease, and more abundant in all its expressions and manifestations." Beyond the fact that it was founded in 1916, and a few references dating into the late 1910s, little information was found on the Milwaukee Social Hygiene Society. However it was affiliated with the American Social Hygiene Association (now known as the American Sexual Health Association or ASHA) which is still in existence today.

The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical,.  Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.
50 pp   Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.  The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science, edited by S. W. Butler, M.D
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review. Lakeside Publishing Co.New York.9741
111 pp journal on nursing. The 'Trained Nurse and Hospital Review' was the pioneer nursing publication in American and it ran from 1893 to 1950. This item is the September 1926 issue. The front cover features a photograph of Stella Boothe Vail (a prominent nurse of the times and a specialist in children's health and hygiene) done by H. W. Simmons. Some of the articles in this issue are: "The Nurse's Part in Prenatal Care", "Helps in Pediatric Nursing", "Nutrition Forum: Food to Tempt Children's Appetites", and "A Guiding Code of Ethics in Nursing Relationships." Item includes a newspaper article on Stella Booth from the NY Sun Globe, March 1924. Measures 10" x 6 3/4" (journal), 9 3/4" x 7" (newspaper article) . Minor cover wear. Pages are toned due to age. The article has red pencil on the bottom detailing the name and date of the newspaper.
The Universal Star Finder
"A novel, accurate, and simple device for locating and naming the prominent stars and constellations... A mirror of the Heavens." A die cut volvelle star chart that allows the user to correctly identify the stars in the northern sky. The volvelle is housed with in a folder with a die-cut circle in the cover exposing the star chat beneath. It is surrounded by illustrations of the night sky with the moon and other planets. The top left corner of the cover also has be purposely cutaway by the printer to reveal the edge of the volvelle and some illustrations of the moon over clouds, along with the world "West". The interior of the item contains instructions on how to use the star chart, and surrounding the volvelle itself are the cardinal directions of North, South, East, and West, so that one can correctly oriented themselves to use the chart. The back side has a list of fourteen "first magnitude stars", otherwise known as the brightest stars in the sky. "Emerson L. Frost", presumably the original owner of the star finder has been inscribed on the back. Volvelle within a single fold housing case. Measures 7" x 7" (case, folded), 14" x 7" (case, unfolded), 5 3/4" (diameter of volvelle).
Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851
192 pp. Green paper illustrated cover, some illustrations, monthly series. Part 1: The Telescope, invention of, description, types, uses, parts Part 2: The Microscope, invention of, objects that can be used Mostly text but with occasional diagrams of telescopes or illustrations of items seen under a microscope. 6" x 3 1/4. wear on cover, foxing throughout
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting
"Glare is the gangster of light," this brochure claims in its opening salvo. It continues on to declare "It beats upon your brain with the bludgeon of brilliance. It strips you of stamina, rifles you reserve and plucks your power, and makes off with you energy." Serving as an advertisement for Curtis Lighting, this brochure features their product 'X-Ray Reflectors', which is an indirect lighting element that cuts down on the glare you would get from direct lighting. The small brochure continues on to say that it helps with optiphosis, which according to 'lighting engineers' and optical science is any illness that can be caused by a harsh glare, such as headaches, loss of productivity, and nausea. The brochure itself is printed in black with green accents used in the designs or illustrations. The front cover has a wonderful art deco influenced illustration of eyes with light beams hitting their pupils. Single fold brochure. Measures 7" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 7" (unfolded)
Victor H Lindlahr [Editor] Set of Three Issues of Journal of Living, No. 21,25,38. Journal of Living Publishing Corp.New York, NY.1943
These three issues, all under 25 pages, help the reader stay healthy through eating properly, and often provide meal guides or lists of food items that provide specific nutrients, like rice contain vitamin B1 or Brussels sprouts containing vitamin C. The issues in this set are: No. 21 For Women after 40, No. 25 Eat to Stay Young, and No. 38 How to Use Vegetables as Medicines. All of them are edited by Victor Lindlahr (1897-1969) was an American radio presenter and health food writer. He is perhaps most famous for authoring a book in 1940 called "You are What You Eat". Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/4"..
William L. Price, Frank S. Guild Model Houses for Little Money With an Additional Chapter on Doors and Windows. Doubleday, Page & Company.New York.1904
This book is intent on making it easier for a person to decide the design of their house by offering detailed examples complete with illustrations to best guide the decision. 193 pages, hardcover. It is broken up by area (suburban, city, lot area), price (the lowest for $1,000, the highest for $4,000), there are options for everyone looking to create their own place. Including floor plans for Churches and Cabins. There is also the addition suggestion for remodeling doors and the importance of windows. All the suggestions come with little narrative explanations that offer some personal opinions as well as advice. Doing their part for American homeownership, designing your own house has never been simpler. Includes full page illustrations and floor plans throughout. Measures 6" x 4". .