Childhood Ephemera & Books
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drawings, song bird, doodles, cartoons
1924-1925. A album featuring a series of drawings depicting the characters Cho and Patricia, a song bird and pig respectively. A collection of series of pictures telling the story of their unusual friendship. They include Cho going to church; a series of misadventures, building a brick wall, moving to a......
New York: Merriam, Moore, & Co, n.d. 12 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. A pair of books both John White and his Lottery ticket. One has hand sewn binding and repair with hand colored illustration on cover. The other has most of the cover missing but has a unique cloth.....
johnny crow, anthropomorphic bird,
London: Frederick Ware and Co., 1949. Reprint. Unpaginated hard cover with paste down illustration. Color frontispiece and full page illustrations periodically throughout the book. Each page with black and white line drawings. Two small spots of faint discoloration on dust jacket. See image.
New York: McLoughlin Bros. 1890. 12 pp. Illustrated wraps with an illustration on the cover of a circus clown dancing with a bear. 6 pp. black and white text pages with alphabet listings of animals with illustrations and relevant rhyming verses. Also includes 6 pp. of full color collages of.....
The Jolly Jig-Saw Book, jig-saw puzzles, story rhymes, No Dogs Allowed, The Good Ship “Cheese-Straw”, Piggy and the Pantry, The Monkey’s Puzzle and Mouse Mountaineers
The Jolly Jig-Saw Book, Packed with Jig-saw Puzzles and Story-rhymes. John Leng & Co., London. 1939. A hardback book that includes five (5) different rhyming verses with a relevant actual jig-saw puzzles as part of the book. Each has a small black and white illustration of the completed puzzle, that.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Film Star
Sandusky, OH: Stephens Publishing Company, . This book has two (2) punch out dolls of June Allyson (1917-2006) an American stage, film and television actress with a 'girl next store' image. She is most well known for her parts in films such as Two Girls and A Sailor (1944), and.....
New York: Kiggin & Kellogg. 24 pp. Illustrated cover,fourth series no. 9. illustrated engravings of animals with text. The Jungle describes and adds illustrations for a number of animals such as the rhinoceros,wild boar, wolf, and striped hyena. 6" x 4" some staining, front and back cover have come off.....
Fashion and Costume, Children's Literature, Paper Doll
New York: Toilettes Fashion Company, Aug-05. 34 pp with current fashions for the younger set. Each page incldues various costumes include back views and pattern numbers. Also includes Fashion Hints - Helps for Buy Mothers, A Pretty Improved Girdle, Mothers Corner, Children's Sweaters, a paper doll page with Cecile and.....
Children's Serials, Morality, Early Learning
Boston, Massachusetts: Benjamin H. Greene and L.C. Bowles, 1833. A lovely, well-preserved copy of Juvenile Repository, a serial publication for children published in 1833. Includes sections teaching children how cotton and silk are produced and "How Flies Crawl with their Feet Over Their Heads". Also includes a story titled "The.....
Advertising to Children, Anthropomorphism, Metamorphosis
Battle Creek, Mich. Kellogg Company, 1932. The book features six (6) pages of sliced animals in 6 pieces to provide numerous, hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet when flipped about. There are also little verses that pair with the illustrations that give some context, which also happen to mention.....
Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, Social History, Boxed Set
Germany: Unknown, c1850s. A 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" paper covered pressed board box with applied hand colored litho cover depicts a group of little girls in an outdoor setting. Applied gilt border decoration ox top. The content includes two (2) identical 4 1/2" two-sided paper dolls of the same.....
state, state history, alaska, hawaii, bread, baking, volvelle, tip top bread, advertising
Enriched Tip Top Bread, . A vibrant colorful volvelle created by Enriched Tip Top Bread, both to advertise their bread and also teach the user interesting facts about the individual states. This double sided volvelle, has five openings on each side that reveals a fact about each state as you.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play,
France: Unknown, c 1890s. No. 74350. An embossed die-cut litho on heavy card paper doll or pretend play set. It includes two (2) 8" dolls Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming. They are shown in scenes as adolescents and young adults. The adolescent scene he sleeps adjacent she on a fainting.....
Victoriana, Poets, Social History
An eight (8) wooden decorated blade Victorian hand fan with embossed die-cut bouquets of forget-me-nots at top, each with an image of a German or Austrian literary figure c 1880s. They include Henrik Ibsen, Fritz Reuter, Grillparzer, Schopenhauer, Ruckert, Korner, Herder, Klopstock and Ludwig Uhland. Each blade is 8" in.....
Reward of Merit, Original Art, Calligraphy
Cheney L'yonne: 1846. A 14 1/2" x 18" paper reward penned in black and green ink. Presented to a young boy "Gaulon Eugene on March 8 1847 at the age of 7 years and 8 months. Attributions for Application, Reading, Wisdom and Obedience. Of note is the calligraphy and detail.....
cercle, croquet, advertising, sports
Boston, MA: J. E. Tilton & Co. D. B. Brooks & Bro. . A two-sided magazine supplement for a new game called Le Cercle, a field game similar to croquet. In fact it was meant to be a competitor to the popular game of croquet, and one of its advantages.....
French, teddy bear, school, bear,
Amsterdam: Mulder & Zoon, 1940s. 14 pp. soft cover. French language. An endearing book about a mischievous little bear, named Michou, and the trouble he gets into both at school and at the pool. Illustrations are in both color and black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 3/4" There.....
Fay and Cox engravers, nursery rhymes, Hoppin
New York: Hurd and Houghton. 21 unnumbered pages. Yellow pictorial cover, illustrated by Hoppin, engraved by Fay and Cox. The nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" arranged with black and white engraved illustrations. 8" x 6 1/2" text block detached from cover, some staining and wear.
cartoons, Lucien Metivet
Paris: Juven, 1907. unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930/32) was a French poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author. A collection of cartoon sketches with.....
cartoons, Hermann Paul
Paris: Juven, 1907. unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. René Georges Hermann-Paul (1864-1940) was a French artist and illustrator. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely.....
Children's Press Inc., 1946. Chicago: Children's Press Inc, 1946 light surface wear 12 pp linen book with illustrated covers Full color picture book with basic instructions for children on cooking a meal including ingredients, preparation information on setting a table Measures 9 1/2" x 13"
Soil Conservation, Farming, Climate and Environment
Auburn, Alabama: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1947. An illustrated children's book teaching young people about soil conservation and responsible farming published by members of the Resource-Use Education Workshop at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Now Auburn University). Sam and Sue discover the wonders of weather, gardening, and conservation of plants, soil, and animals.....
Two (2) stocking shaped pages tied together with string. Written in pencil at the top is "Robert B." The first paragraph asks Santa “While you are planning for everything nice. Pray let me give you a bit of advice”. The next two paragraphs read: Don’t take it hard, if I......
Volvelle, Wheel, Celluloid, Mathematics, Music
Allentown PA: Lightning Arranger, 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.....