Childhood Ephemera & Books
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Early Learning, Illustrated Children's Books
London, England: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Two (2) illustrated ABC books by Raphael Tuck & Sons, both part of "Father Tuck's First Lesson Series" and illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. They include: "Her ABC". Mabel Lucie Attwell (illust.). London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Oblong 8vo (8.5".....
birds] [chap book] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1853. 24 pp. Yellow illustrated printed cover, illustrations, Museum of Natural History, part IV, History of Birds, Child's Book About Birds. About a little boy named Walter that would scatter seeds for the birds, he loved birds and when he died he arranged to be buried.....
chap book] [birds] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1843. 8 pp. Blue printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed, title page torn.
chapbook] [birds] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1843. 8 pp. Yellow printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed in pencil to.....
s. and j. fuller, paper toy book, little fanny
A 15 pp book with original slip case. It is The History of Little Fanny, Exemplified in a Series of Figures. Original date 1811. 8th Ed. Includes six (6) of the seven (7) original costumes. Hats lacking. The head has been replaced with a very good watercolor likeness. Wear on.....
Children's Books,Natural Science for Children
Concord, New Hampshire: Ralph Merrill, 1843. A scarce miniature children's book on quadrupeds with illustrations of five different animals (beaver, raccoon, sloth, otter, and goat). Includes a brief description of each for the budding naturalist reading the book. 32mo (3.25" by 2.25"), pp. 8, illus., sewn in original printed yellow.....
animal, domesticated animals, dog, chap book, juvenile
New York, NY: Mahlon Day, 1836. A short chap book that provides an illustration and description of fourteen domesticated animals (three of which are different species of dogs). The animals described in the book are: the horse, the ass the cow, the ox, the sheep, the goat, the cat, the.....
Scroll Puzzle, McLoughlin, Childhood Ephemera, Chromolithography
New York, NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1897. No. 540. A 10" x 8" chromolithograph on heavy cardboard depicting an crying toddler seated on a wall holding an apple. There are 14 interlocked edge pieces and six (6) square pieces at center. Reverse is blank. The 9 1/4" x 7 1/4" paper.....
Children's Poetry, Morality, Kindness
New York: McLoughlin Bros. c1870. Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. 6 full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother. McLoughlin advertising back cover. Measures 9 1/2" x......
toy book, cut-out puzzle book, doll house book
London: F. Warne & Co., 1870. 6 leaves with applied cutout puzzle pieces. Pictorial wraps 9 1/4" x 10 1/2".. Instructions on inside cover. Depicts families in the yard, nursery and parlor plus pages including dining room, bedroom and kitchen. Back inside cover promotes other books in the series. Outer.....
Hunting Games, Victorian Play
New York, New York: Clark & Sowdon, c.1895. Part of the "Tokalon Series" by Victorian game producer Clark & Sowdon, "Hunting the Rabbit" is a racing-style board game for four players (two rabbits, a hunter, and a dog). The goal is to complete a circuit of the game board first.....
poem, original poetry, verse
. An original poem by an unknown female poet entitled, "I Never Dance". The poem is about a spirit seen at night. This poem has a chorus which repeats after every new stanza, but only on the first page of the poem. On the second page, the chorus is not.....
poem, short story, childhood, behavior
New York, NY: Mahlon Day & Co., 1844. The chap book tells the short story of the sisters Mary and Ellen, the later of which is an ill-natured girl. When their mother brings home presents to the sisters as rewards for their good behavior, Ellen feels so guilty she eventually.....
Mendelssohn Quintette Club, Music and Concerts, History of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts: 1872. Illustrated concert program for a concert given by the Mendelssohn Quintette Club, featuring Mrs. J.W. Weston as vocalist. The Boston-based Mendelssohn Quintette Club was one of the most widely celebrated touring chamber ensembles in the country. German music (including Mendelssohn's, of course) was immensely popular throughout the.....
Opera, Vocal Music, Programs, Performing arts, Performances, Hotels and Resorts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, 1907. Illustrated program for a vocal concert given at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia by Elsie Baker Linn (Alto) and Edward Shippen Van Leer (Tenor), accompanied by Clarence K. Bawden at the piano. Composers performed include Quintan, Beach, Campana, Sullivan, and a folk song. Measures.....
book mock up, animals
Bremen, Germany: Paul Meyer, n.d. ca. 1942. illustrated applied cover, Image mock-up for book. Heavy card stock pages with illustrated color papers attached, each picture is of an animal and some pages are a collage of the habitat. 7 3/4" x 8 1/2" paper on cover has tears in corner.
Advertising and promotion, parable, grain, agriculture, Arabian nights
Amsterdam, Holland: Agricultural and Scientific Bureau, N. V. Potash Export MY. . 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.....
Photography] [cinematography] [motion pictures] [trade magazines
California: 1930-1937. A collection of 86 International Photographer trade magazines which focus on technical journal articles, professional design, and photographic classified advertisements and imagery. Published monthly starting with issue 1 in February and geared toward still photography, cinematography, and motion pictures. Collection consists of (listed by year): · 1930 (11.....
Invitation, German Social Club, Heppenheimer & Mauer
New York City: Heppenheimer & Mauer, 1883. A 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" invitation to a German Social Club masked ball held at Teutonia Assembly Rooms in New York City. Held on February 12, 1883 (Lincoln's Birthday). Fine printing and elaborate scene of elegant woman accepting a gentleman's arm. Reverse.....
Fraternal Organization, Social History, Mardi Gras
Kansas City: Lisk's Print, February 16, 1885. A group of ephemera from the first annual ball for the Kansas City Flambeau Club. It includes an invitation with a "flambeau" or torch image at center, a lavender color ticket and a single fold dance card with an illustration of a scroll.....
New York, New York: William Wood & Co., c.1865. A charming story of four young children who pretend they are in the book Robinson Crusoe while their parents are away. A charming book about family, pretend play, and the enduring appeal of Robinson Crusoe to children across generations. Early ink.....
Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, Advertising to Children, Premium,
New York, NY: J. & P. Coats, c1895. Includes 5 die-cut paper dolls, 3 with matching costumes and hats. Two additional costumes from the set of 10. Advertising on reverse of all. Original envelope presented by the merchant; marked Series No. 3. Each holds and object. Although designed as individual.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Women's History
New York: McLoughlin, 1892. Two-sided printing. 9 1/2" cut paper doll with with five (5) two-sided dresses and four (4) hats With original envelope with directions for making the doll on envelope flap. Not pictured, nor described in Howard.