Childhood Ephemera & Books
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Child Development, Embroidery
c1920. A 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" The Child's Delight No. 2 Embroidery Outfit. Complete and unused with 6 doilies , 12 embroidery skeins and 3 embroidery needles. Imagery of little girl happily embroidering on envelope and needle envelope. The paper envelope the kit came in is toned due to.....
kitchen god, china, chinese, chinese mythology, zao jun, zao shen, zhang lang, chinese folk religion, new year, christmas, holiday, christmas card, chinese new year, chinese dragon, dragon
c1920. This item is the paper effigy of the Chinese Kitchen God, that is placed above the fireplace at the start of the new year. The Chinese Kitchen God, who is most often called Zhang Lang, but sometimes referred to as Zao Jun or Zao Shen, would record the household's.....
activity book, women poets, Christmas, Santa Claus, advertising
Philadelphia: ca 1952. A vibrantly colored unpaginated children's Christmas activity book compliments of N. Snellenburg & Co. and Santa Claus...Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white line drawings. Begins with verse A Visit to Toyland by Maud Wood Henry, followed by story.....
activity book, women poets, christmas, santa claus, advertising
ca 1952. Philadelphia, ca 1952 Cardboard Covers Text block separated from cover Half separation at top fold on cover A vibrantly colored unpaginated chidren's Christmas activity book complients of N Snellenburg & Co and Santa ClausPrinted on pulp or short fiber paper Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Christmas
Germany: Unknown, c1850s. A 4 1/4" two-sided paper boy doll and his seven (7) two-sided costumes that include background scenes. The boys costumes correlate with occupations/activities and include: Arbalist (crossbowman) scholar with a book a masquerade costume a huntsman a professor with a globe an ice skater recreating with a......
Food and Wine, Military History
Ellis Island, NY: 1918. Single-fold menu. Illustrated title wraps. List of mess personnel including the Mess Officer, Sergeant, Steward, Office Sergeant, Kitchen Duty Sergeants, Mess Hall Corporals and Dietitians. Fare included Roast Turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Measures 5 1/2" x 7"
Circus, Entertainment, Songster, Dime Hand Book, Racism
New York: William H. Murphy, . 37 pp. . A wide array of songs. Many with writer's name and copyright year (mostly 1889) Last page and back wrapper promotes Merchant's Oil products. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Broadside, Carrier's Address, Holiday Greetings, Advertising and Promotion
1850. A 17 1/2" x 10 1/2" broadside with a woodcut of a watchman walking between numbers 24 and 26 thus depicting Christmas. A poem at base titled On the Return of Christmas Day, 1850. A Watchman's Calendar for 1851 at base. Extensive elaborate decorative border decoration with vignettes of.....
Patent Medicines, Circus, Spectacle, Word Puzzles
Lowell, Massachusetts: C.I. Hood & Co., c.1900. An exceedingly scarce illustrated advertising booklet for Hood's Sarsparilla, including a charming short story that captures all the excitement and spectacle of going to the circus. "A Clown's Romance" is printed on the versos, and descriptions of Hood's medicines and ailments treated are.....
Cleveland, Ohio: The Goldsmith Company, 1928. A very charming acrobatic ABC alphabet, with each letter featuring clowns forming the letters out of paired contorted poses. For the letter "C": "Entwined like this we bend and curve Our bodies in the air, And thus we make as fine a C As.....
paris, humor, the smile,
Paris, France: 1900-1913. A collection of thirty (30) issues of "Le Sourire", a French illustrated humorist serial publication under the direction of Maurice Mery and Alphonse Allais. It was a weekly publication, normally issued on Saturdays. Le Sourire, meaning the Smile, was launched in 1889 and ran continuously till 1939.....
Tiffany & Co., History of New York City, Delmonico's, Gastronomy and Fine Dining
New York, New York: Tiffany & Co., 1901. Commemorative menu (7.25" by 9.5") and seating plan booklet (8" by 5.75") for the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York's 133rd Annual Banquet, held at Delmonico's in 1901. Both are housed in the original Tiffany box (9.75" by 7.75".....
Tiffany & Co., History of New York City, Waldorf Astoria, Gastronomy and Fine Dining
New York, New York: Tiffany & Co., 1902. An exquisitely produced menu and seating plan, in original box (10" by 8" by 0.5"), designed by Tiffany & Co. for a banquet held at the Waldorf Astoria. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the event was held "in honor of the.....
program, ball, the pilgrimage
Natchez, Mississippi: Natchez Garden Club, 1936. Single-fold program for the Confederate Ball, a pageant put on by the Natchez Garden Club in Natchez, Mississippi. Since 1932 the garden club has done a fall and spring pilgrimage, where owners of historic homes in the area open their homes for guided tours.....
Toys, Children, Advertising, Doll Houses
Philadelphia: Ketterlinus, 1895. Uncut sheet (7" by 7"), chromolithograph with foldable furniture for a doll house dining room. Produced by Cosmo Buttermilk Soap Co., it was part of a promotion wherein the customer would send in proof of purchase in exchange for one such dollhouse sets. Each piece promotes a......
children's morals] [American Sunday-School Union] [religion] [juvenile
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, c 1848. 51 pp, Marbled cover, The Cottage Girl 35pp, Frontispiece of female praying at bedside, full text; Ann and her Mother 16pp, full text with one image on first page; bound together, June 2016 OCLC-2. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" heavy cover wear, light foxing.....
Educational, Counting, rhymes, Anthropomorphism
Racine: Whitman Publising Company. 1938. An unnumbered 12 page illustrated sewed linen-like paper story book (including covers) that are full of rhymes meant to help a child learn to count. Published by Whitman, it has the number 943 printed on the back cover. Each rhyme is accompanied by a colorful.....
Woven puzzle, Depictions of the Military, Visual Puzzle, World War II
Boston, Massachusetts: Ted, 1940s. A fine, uncut example of Crosspatch Puzzle No. 8, "Can you line up the Rookies?", illustrated with images of rookies in the military. The goal of the puzzle is to weave the ten illustrated strips together in such a way as to reveal a pattern with.....
activity book, coloring book, Mother Goose
Kenosha, Wisconsin: Sameul Lowe Company, no date. unpaginated. Color printed paper cover, unused coloring pages with 4 sticky color sheets,cover art by R. Maillet, number 955-10. A coloring/activity book. Readers can cut out the color images on the sticky paper and paste them down on the coloring page where the.....
Dance Card, Leather & Metal Workers,
Vienna: Adolph Müller & Söhne, 1894. An 1894 dance card sumptuously produced by Adolph Müller & Söhne, leather and metal workers based in Vienna. The dance card is made up of three separate components: first, an engraved metal shield with enamel four-leaf clover and gilded brass ribbon bearing the date.....
[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]: 1887. Printed dance card for the annual Tasker Social held in 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Musical Fund Hall. Includes list of dances with spaces to write one's dance partners, as well as a list of conductors, officers, and the organizing committee. Bifolium (5" by 3.25"), printed.....
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820] [juvenile literature
France: Domino Press, 1931. 14 pp. Applied illustrated cover over cloth spine. Edited by Esther Averill and Lila Stanley, full color lithographs by Fedor Rojankovsky. The adventures of Daniel Boone and his encounters with Indians, , hunting, traveling into the wilderness, and war. 14 1/2" x 11 1/4" wear on.....
military attire, officer ranks,
Berlin: H. Toussaint, n.d. c1890. A 30 page fold-out panorama or concertina book Stamped cloth with black title and silver Imperial eagle. Full color lithograph images detailing Imperial military uniforms identified by service, rank and location. Book measures 7 ¼” x 5 ¼”. Linen backed except first page. Wear. Strong.....
Victoriana, Beadwork, Playing Cards, Perforated Paper
A 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" litho on pressed board box with inner sleeve for holding playing cards. The top surface is perforated or punch paper (20 punch holes/inch) with embossed die-cut gilt border. The beadwork design is created using miniature glass and metal beads. The scene depicts a lyre.....