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Cleveland, Ohio: The Harter Publishing Company, 1931. Softcover, illustrated in bright color: front and back cover have the same drawing of the titular character Little Black Sambo, wearing his distinct bright orange shirt, blue pants, purple shoes, and carrying a green, polka-dot umbrella, illustrated by Fern Bisel, Peat. Bottom left.....
New York: George H. Doran Co., 1913. 89 pp. Green and blue illustrated boards, hard cover, illustrated end pages, frontispiece, author's other books advertisement, first page of each chapter decorated by Griselda M. McClure, paper glued to half title page states that royalties of the book will go to the.....
Native American History, Kaw Nation, Oklahoma
Washington, D.C. 1885. Typewritten letter from the commissioner of the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Hiram Price, officially appointing L.M. Hutchinson, M.D. as the Physician at Osage and Kaw Agency, "to serve at Kaw reservation, at a compensation of $1200". Price (1814-1901) was commissioner from 1881 until.....
Stereotypes and Racism, Lithography, Anti-Chinese Sentiment, American West
[Chicago, Illinois]: Western News Co., 1870. First printing of "The Heathen Chinee", subtitled "Plain Language from Truthful James", a series of nine (9) lithographic plates based on the narrative poem by Bret Harte (1836-1902). Steeped in Anti-Chinese sentiment, the plates tell the story of a Chinese immigrant named "Ah Sin".....
Chicago: Hamming Publishing Co., 1914. 94 pp. Applied printed color cover, verses by Leonora Pease with vibrant color illustrations by Ella Dolbear Lee. A collection of verses and illustrations of different dolls. Does have stereotyped derogatory comments and images common to the time period. Has dolls including, the little bisque.....
Swedish Americans, juvenile, United States history, Native American Indians
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1941. unpaginated. Printed cloth cover, first edition, black and white and color illustrations. The story of Elin and her family, originally from Sweden, and their settling into a new home in America. The new land does not feel like home to Elin until.....
China, children, culture
New York: Harper & Brothers Publisher, 1939. 6 preliminary leaves, 137 pages including frontispiece, with illustrations by Laura Bannon. First Edition. This book tells the story of Chang Chee, a young Chinese boy. The marketing material that was distributed when this book was published describes Change as a boy “…with.....
Dolls of All Nations,International Friendship,Post-WWI,National Costume,World Tolerance , ABAA-RBMS-2023
Chicago, Illinois: The Tribune Company, 1919. A grouping of seven (7) "Dolls of All Nations" newspaper sheets, featuring a total of twenty-eight (28) uncut dolls from the series. The series celebrated and fostered international friendship among children following World War I. Each of the dolls here wears the traditional costume.....
Tobacco, Cultural Appropriation
Hartford, Connecticut: E.G. Lewis & Co., 1890. An illustrated 1890 advertising booklet for South American Corrocco Tablets, a product that purports to counteract bad breath from smoking and the effects of nicotine: "Do not swear off smoking, when you can smoke to your heart's content. Dissolve a 'Corrocco' tablet on.....
Women's History, China, Biography, Portrait
China: 1915. 26 folded pages. 12 hand finished color plates on silk. Sandalwood cover. Concertina style book. Facing page to illustration has narrative biography of the pictured woman printed in English and Chinese. Measures 8 1/2" x 6"
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New York City: Tiber Press, 1954. Large folio with title page and thirteen silk screen prints by Tobias Schneebaum tipped on to heavy card stock with printed text by Vance Bourjaily at base. Loose pages housed in red printed folio, no. 250 of 1500, not signed, vibrant colored abstract illustrations.....