Made by Hand
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Gouache. Decorative device designs. Black, red and white. Created on blue paper. Design size 3 3/4" x 4"
Gouache. Olympian designs - Running, Wrestling, Javelin and Discus. Created on card stamped - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como with logo. Design size 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and Card size 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Gouache. Geometric designs on paper. Black, white and red. Stamped on reverse- Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Design size 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Gouache. Starburst design. Red, blue, yellow, and white. Created on paper. Illustrators pencil grid. Design size 4 3/4" x 7"
Gouache. Decorative device designs. Created on blue paper. Stamped on reverse - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como. Design size 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Decoration, wrapping, parade
Manufacturer: Dennison Manufacturing Location: Boston Date: 1914 Pages: 96 Subject Matter: Decorations made from Paper Comprehensive descriptions and pricing. Samples of crepe and tissue paper are included. Images from B&W photos of the products and uses, as well as both B&W and color illustrations for possible design ideas and uses.....
Artistic Penmanship, Works by Children
Northampton, MA: 1865. 4 leaves. Elaborately decorated cover with gilt enhanced illustrated of boy conquering a mountain. He carries a flag reading "Excelsior". He has penned "Mastr Richard Clarke Burnham School. June 1845" in the cartouche. A large format album with decorative border designs printed in different colors with different.....
Lighting, antique, trade catalog
Manufacturer: I. Sack Cabinet Hardware Co. Location: Boston, MA Date: c1920 Pages: Two sections of 61, numbered, printed single sided pages, one section is the illustrations and descriptions of items, the second is the corresponding price list. Subject Matter: Lighting The catalog is a folder with brad clips. It is.....
autograph album, friendship album, New York, cut flowers, pressed flowers, water color, illustrations, poem, poems, poetry, verse, quotes, painting, cutwork, cutwork paper
New York: 1870 - 1901. A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian.....
autograph albums, friendship albums
Red cloth embossed velvet cover, three (3) line drawn sketches of birds, specific towns listed are East Rochester, NH; West Sebano, ME; West Lebanon, ME; Lebanon, ME; Milton Mills, NH. Simple verse and messages with author's name, location, and date. 5" x 7 3/4" velvet cover worn.
Autographs, Calligraphic Drawing, Riverhead NY
Riverhead, Long Island: c.1878. The autograph book of Addie [Raynor?], resident in Riverhead, Long Island, New York c.1878. Includes a very fine calligraphic drawing by Usher B. Howell done in ink and gilt; Howell would go on to be President of the Riverhead Bank. Four leaves of loose autograph leaves.....
original art, albums
1887-1916. Embossed colored cloth cover,hand drawn original artwork cut and glued onto pages, some with verses and signatures. A few pages say "to Flo", dates range from 1887-1916. Detailed and beautiful artwork; pencil sketches, pen and ink, watercolors, and paints, create a unique album. Verses included on some pages, credit.....
Paper Folk Art, Made by Hand, Love and Friendship
c1860. A saw-toothed border leaf shaped hand cut polished paper leaf (4" x 3 1/4") with stripped of blue, pink, navy and yellow paper decoratively woven through the leaf creating a geometric design. Housed in a 7"x 5" oval what appears to be gutta percha frame. Framed at a later.....
Sewing Samples, Watercolor, School Girl Project
300. 18 leaves, including covers. A watercolor decorated sewing sample book. The book is designed with page cut-out for textile display with the remainder of each pocket fold page sealed. The sample is visible on both sides of the page. Each textile sample is accompanied by a relevant watercolor. Sewing.....
Illustrated Catalogue, Price List, Undergarments and Hosiery, Fabrics and Textiles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Young, Smyth, Field Company, 1912. Fall and Winter offerings from Young, Smyth, Field Company. The expansive listing includes men and women's underwear, hosiery, and gloves; each item is named and labeled with inventory number, sizing, fabrics and materials. Many are photo-illustrated. 8vo (8.75" by 5.75"), pp. 144, with.....
ABAA-RBMS-2023, WWII,Humor, Original Art
[Champaign, Illinois]: 1944. Seven mock-up leaves in pencil and ink manuscript for an unpublished, unrecorded WWII-era satirical serial that appears to have been created by and for a group of college-aged students at the University of Illinois, rife with inside jokes and tongue-in-cheek humor. Includes humorous faux headlines such as.....
1921. A plyaful yet instructive letter from a father to a daughter who presumably is away with her mother. Perhaps she is recovering from an injury. It begins with the father acknowledging how his daughter’s improved use of her hands and encouraging her to continue. It proceeds to discuss a......