Childhood Ephemera & Books
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photographs, babies, humor
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking.....
ballet, russian ballet, dance, ballet impresario, program, dance
Schenectady, NY: 21-Nov-34. 56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director Rene Blum in 1932. The.....
Maps, New England Society of the City of NY, Social History
New York New York - Waldorf Astoria: 23-Dec-07. A 2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" silk covered press board box with The 102nd Annual Festival of the New England Society of the City of New York, December 23, 1907, Waldorf Astoria in woven silk on box side. Affixed to.....
children's books, religion
London: Benjamin Pardon, 1850. Produced by the The Religious Tract Society. 32 pages; green paper wrapper, cover has decorative border. Engraved frontisepiece, decorative elements on title page. Story focusing on religion, morality, and devotion to God. 2 3/4" x 4". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
Die-cut, Children, Raphael Tuck, Chromolithography, Illustrated
London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, [1890s?]. A delightful die-cut illustrated children's book, chromolithographed with designs by E.A.C. and published by Raphael Tuck. Includes six unattributed poems including: "A Christmas Hamper"; "Sunday Scholars"; "The Windy Day"; "Songs"; "Don't Be Afraid"; and "Night and Morning". Includes six (6) full page illustrations including.....
Theatre, Women's History, Philanthropy
Great Falls, NH: 1890. An 11 1/2" x 6" playbill announcing a performance of "Deestrict Skewl" lead by Miss Helen F. Brigham to benefit the Manufacturers' and Village Library in Somersworth, NH. A popular play of the day created by Brigham who produced the 'skewl' consisting of twenty scholars who.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Women's History
New York: McLoughlin, c1875. Two-sided printing. 7" cut paper doll with with four (4) two-sided dresses and hats With original envelope with directions for making the doll on reverse of envelope. From the Series No. 2 - Medium Sized Dolls found in the 1875-76 Catalogue of Toys Books, Paper Dolls.....
paper doll, women's travel
1940s. Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name. Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.....
Punch out, farm life, animals
New York: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Chicago: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Very Good. 6 color punch out heavy card stock pages (including covers)nis captioned below explaining the punch-out. Each punch out The top right 1/4" missing surface litho. 15" x 10 1/2". Fine imagery...
Ornithology, Grade School
Redwood Falls, Minnesota: Redwood County Public Schools, 1938. A charming award book privately printed for Redwood County Public Schools, titled "Birds of Minnesota". Each leaf has on its recto an illustration of a native bird, along with a printed form certifying that the student has attended school for twenty days.....
pop up books] [religious stories
Amsterdam: Folding book Ltd. Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x......
Stereotypes, Racism, Performances, Minstrelsy, Black America, Song and Dance
United States: 1829-19074.19. A gathering of twenty-three (23) items promoting performances by and/or exploiting Black entertainers spanning the years 1829 and 1907. Most of the items are sheet music, with one printed flyer and one illustrated printed flyer. White people in black face and Minstrelsy are well represented, as well.....
Anthropomorphism, Valentine, Food & Wine
A die cut, 5" x 2 1/2" black terrier dog serving up some valentine heart wishes. The verse on the heart is ‘To My Valentine. The dog is dressed as a waiter with a black bow tie. Under the tray, on his white suit, is marked Germany. Reverse has pencil.....
Pop-Up Books, Koalas
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1935. First edition of an adorable children's book starring a mischievous koala named Blinky Bill, with three two-page spread pop-ups: one in the middle, and one on each paste down opening. The final pop-up shows a shopkeeper catching Blinky Bill sitting in a large jar.....
New York: J.S. Redfield. 24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 1, illustrations throughout. Fables and verses are interspersed with illustrations and morals. Advertisements are seen at the front and back of book. 5 3/4" x 4" staining and wear.
Music Prodigies, Women's Work, Performing Arts, Vocal Arts and Elocution
New York, New York: Fannie Naegeli, 1890. Booklet advertising performances of American child prodigy Fannie Naegeli: "Little Fannie Naegeli, The Wonderful Child Pianist, Organist, Vocalist and Elocutionist, will play, sing and recite for entertainments, &c., and give instruction in music" (p. ). Performing in a variety of venues, Naegeli performed.....
children's books, religion
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, ca. 1850. 8 pages, bound in tan paper wrapper with decorative border and circular vignette, printed in blue ink. Engraved quarter page illustration. One book from an 11-book set. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". OCLC- 2 full sets; 0 individual (Aug, 2018).
Childhood Ephemera, Pretend Play, Sunday Supplement, Theodore Roosevelt
New York: American Lithographic Co., 18-Jun-05. An unusual uncut light card stock single-fold 9 5/8" x 21" (when open flat) supplement to the Boston Sunday Post. It depicts a 7" x 10 1/4" background scene of the wilderness camp with a man who looks to be Theodore Roosevelt standing at.....
Zoos and Aquariums, Boston, Advertising, Performing Arts, Racism
Boston: Boston Zoological Society, 1897. The Boston Zoological Society's "Zoo Bulletin" for October 18, 1897, featuring a variety of diverting offerings including: the feeding of sea lions and carnivora; glee performances; and an upcoming exhibit of polar bears, "Direct from Hagenbeck's, at Hamburg, Germany". Also included are some more disturbing.....
Childhood Ephemera, Picture Puzzle, Architecture for Children
1900: Germany. Four (4) different litho on wood jigsaw picture puzzles (Two puzzles printed on both sides). What makes this particularly interesting is that the pieces can also be used to create the architectural elements noted on the inside of the box lid. Housed in a wooden box. Also includes.....
Entertainment,Ballet,Social History,Paper Dolls, Costume and Fashion, Pretend Play,
[1845-1850]. A boxed set of paper doll Fanny Elssler, an Austrian Ballerina with applied hand color finished litho label depicting the performer. Includes a 5" two-sided paper doll and six (6) two-sided finely printed costumes and one (1) headdress. A lovely little set.
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera
London (Printed in Germany): Raphael Tuck & Sons Co., Ltd, . Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera A 9 1/22" x 5 3/4" litho on paste board box depicting Gentle Gladys on the cover. Includes the 9" die-cut Gladys with attached head and easel back and her four.....
Childhood Ephemera, Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, S & C
Germany: Socolu, (S* C) No. 407, c1930s. An 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" litho on pressed board box titled "Little Friends" with acute accents instead of dots on the "i"s. Cover illustration depicts children at play, with one child particularly protective of her doll as others look on. Includes three.....
valentines, raphael tuck valentine, frances brundage, honeycomb, open-out valentine, early 20th century valentine, valentines with children
An embossed, die cut, 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" fold back, 3D Valentine Card. This heart shaped card has blue forget-me-nots hearts on the outer edge. In the Middle of the card the Frances Brundage boy and girl are smiling at each other. He is peeking at the girl in.....