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Friendship Album, Made by Hand, Autographs
1878-1880. A 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" handmade autograph album cut in the shape of a boot. Heavy textured paper covers. Pages in various colors of paper mostly blank; few with printed lines. Over 20 autographs; few with verses. Mostly from Connecticut. Ribbon tie at top. Rather charming...
Advertising, Asphalt, Columbus Buggy, Corsets, Typewriting
1880s. Four (4) different die-cut advertising pieces; each in the shape of the product it is advertising. They include a two sided house with asphalt shingles; H.M. Reynolds Asphalt Shingle Co. Grand Rapids, MI, a trade card in the shape of a buggy with a balloon attached promoting Columbus Buggy.....
Manuscript], Odes & Sonnets
A series of correspondence from Samuel R. Wiley, San Francisco, CA to Silas Leach, Wilkes Barre, PA. Each of the Odes and the Sonnet are penned in a lovely hand with calligraphy embellishments at the top. Some with red and black borders. Philosophical and thought provoking works by an octogenarian.....
scrap, mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, victorian valentine, ephemera,vintage paper dolls, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines folk art, black americana
A grouping of seven (7) different embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of woman of refinement. Each measures 3" x 2" and is tastefully attired. Most are looking away.The gilt enhancing highlights hair, jewelry and neckline and provides an additional element of elegance. Condition: excellent.
Metamorphic, Advertising, Trade Cards, Tobacco
United States: 1870s-1880s. A grouping of seven (7) metamorphic cards advertising tobacco produced by: Allen's; Blackwell's; D.H. McAlpin & Co.; Jackson's Best; Rail Road Mills; and A.S. Rosenbaum & Co. The advertising gimmick of metamorphic cards was an effective and common one for tobacco products in the late nineteenth century.....
British Monarch, Die-cut Scrap, British History
Eight (8) different approximately 12 1/2" x5" easel back chromollithograph Victorian scraps of British monarchy and royals. They are captioned as follows: Richard . (Coeur de Lion) 1189-1199 Anne Boleyn Wife of Henry VII 1533-1536 Queen Mary 1553-1558 Queen Elizabeth 1558-1603 Charles I. 1625-1649 Queen Ann 1702-1714 George III 1760-1820.....
music, music teacher, choir, singing, advertise
Boston, MA: G. W. Dudley, September 1875. A single page advertisement for singing and voice lessons taught by George. W. Dudley. He offered 20 lessons at $60 or 10 lessons for $35 with half the tuition due at the time of the first lesson. Dudley was a member of the.....
Mobile Homes, Do-It-Yourself
Saginaw, Michigan: Mershon & Morley, 1900. Printed bifolium advertisement (8.5" by 5.5") for "Portable Houses" produced by Mershon & Morley of Saginaw, Michigan. First leaf features a printed testimonial letter from a happy customer, promoting the ease of the structure's assembly; the second leaf features an illustration of the fully.....
Industry, Business, Industrial Exposition
A 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" show card for the exposition featuring the exterior of the building with vignettes of the interior. Reverse is blank. The Institute's building on Huntington Avenue is shown in this advertisement for the 1883 American Exposition.
Community Church Of the Air, Swalm Brothers Quartette, radio, music, advertising, religion
Harrisburg, PA: Community Church Of the Air, [February 1933]. This flyer is for three different musical groups: the Community Church of the Air, The Swalm Brothers Quartette, and the Boys Orchestra. However the flyer supplies little information beyond the performers names and the black and white printed photograph of each.....
General Motors, Vehicles
Oakland, California: Walker Parccar Co., 1930s. Illustrated advertising pamphlet for the Walker Parccar Parking System, a clever mechanism that, when attached to the undercarriage of a vehicle, allows the driver to swing it into even the tightest of parking spaces. Includes photos of the product in use, as well as.....
Domestic Work, Advertising to Women
Big Prairie, Ohio: The Monitor Sad Iron Co., c1910. "Save half the time, half the labor and all the worry of ironing day with the Improved Monitor Self-Heating Sad Iron", manufactured by The Monitor Sad Iron Co. Marketed towards homemakers and and domestic workers, this illustrated advertising bifolium includes a......
Patent medicines, Quack medicines
New York: M.J. Breitenbach Co., c.1900. Advertising booklet for an iron- and manganese-based patent medicine, Gude's Pepto-Mangan, beginning with sweeping statements about the history of medicine: "Ever since the art of medicine emerged from its chrysalis stage of mysticism, mummery and moonshine, iron in some form has been administered .......
Typography, Broadsides, Land Development
Charleston, South Carolina: Consumers Coal Company, 1890s. Printed broadside advertising large swaths of farm land for sale in South Carolina by Consumers Coal Company, with a quirky typographical inclusion: the word "coal" has been designed out of small coal-like black shapes. Prices for parcels ranged from $2 to $25 per.....
printer, printing, printer samples. dairy, advertising, advertisement
New York: McTee & Co Inc, 1929. The Advertising Campaign Portfolio was produced by McTee & Company Inc for Glendale Milk in 1929. McTee & Company was New York based advertising firm run by John Bevans, a novelist poet and advertising man, who produced ads that both “that tell your.....
Americana, Evangelism, Lectures
[Brooklyn, New York]: J.C.. Stevens, 1917. Advertising card for a free lecture by evangelist J.C.. Stevens given in Brooklyn on August 5th, 1917, "At the Tent". J.C.. Stevens evangelized in the late 1910s, offering free public lectures with titles such as "Is the Great War the Last the World Will.....
Advertising, Paper Fan, Restaurants
Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses. The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne. Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons. Measures 10" x 8" when one. Some wear;.....
Advertising and Promotion, Novelty, Design
New York: Siegel Cooper Co., . Ice Air & Electricity A bamboo hand fan with applied paper litho both sides. The front depicts an ice queen holding ice sculptures in a serene forest. it is captioned "The Coolest and Most Attractive Store in the World" The reverse depicts the grand.....
Asthma, Pulmonary, antispasmodic medicines
Meadville, Pennsylvania: Dr. J.D. Stoneroad & Co., c.1889. Advertising flyer (8.75" by 5.5") for Sozone, an antispasmodic for the treatment of asthma as well as "spasmodic croup, whooping cough, or hacking cough of phthisis, and in all spasmodic cases where the pneumogastric nerve is involved" (verso). On the recto is.....
Patents, Inventions, Domestic Life and Labor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: G.S. Harris & Son, 1876. Advertising handbill for the American Air Churn, described as "The Greatest Labor-Saving Machine Ever Invented", with wood engraved illustration of the product at the head. Includes a litany of benefits to upgrading to this model, including such gems as "Any child can operate.....
Glyco-Thymoline, quack medicine, remedy
A single-fold 6 ¼” x 3” 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. 316-363 Pearl Street, New York. The front cover is an image from a photograph of an Edwardian.....
Seal Engraving, Notaries, Stamps and Presses
New York, New York: Holihan & Co., 1870s. Engraved letter (8.5" by 5.5") on illustrated company letterhead from Holihan & Co., makers of seals, stamps, and presses for notaries and other official use. The form letter addresses a newly appointed notary, and offers prices for customized seals. The illustration at.....
advertising, medicine, pharmacist, music, song card
Bridgeport, OH: H. E. Wells & Co., . An advertising card for H. E. Wells & Co., a family druggist from Bridgeport, OH. Based on the brief description on the card, it appears as though Wells sold remedies for both humans and farm animals, like horses and cattle. On the.....
eggs, kitchen appliances, business, circular, advertisement, testimonial, correspondence, mailing list
Newburyport, MA: Hale & Company, 1866. A circular filled with testimonials for the Aerifying Egg Beater patented in 1866 and produced by Hale & Company in Newburyport, MA. The first page has a wonderful woodcut of the manufacturing building of Hale & Co., along with a description of of the.....