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Original Paper Doll Art
United States: c.1890. An elegant handmade paper doll with original art depicting a young woman in upper-class late Victorian clothing. Doll is accompanied by eight (8) outfits including day wear, evening wear, and outerwear. Three of the outfits show her holding a book, a kitten, and white roses. Each outfit.....
Original Paper Doll Art
United States: 1930s-1940s. Original paper doll artwork for a stylish modern woman, "Etta", with twenty (20) outfits, one (1) large matching hat, and one (1) pink fur-lined wrap. Etta's style is very Hollywood glam. Original ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, each outfit with tabs to secure onto the.....
Siam, Elephant, Die-cut Card
c1900. A 3" x 5" top fold card. The front cover is cut in the shape of an elephant with it's trunk pointing downward It is captioned Siam. A yellow ribbon at top adorns the elephant. The inside page lists the following: Bancock 1840 Petchaburi 1861 Ratburri 1889 Pitsauuloke 1897.....
Handmade, Lace Paper, Love and Friendship, Dressed, Fabric and Textiles, Hidden Messages
England: 1870s. A handsome octavo (9.5" by 6.25") Valentine handmade with lace paper, Victorian scrap, a print, fabric, and beads. The chromolithographed scrap, which resembles a fan, opens to reveal a rhyme: "I have no doubt as sure as day, Time will bring the Happy day." Inside the center oval.....
Handmade, Lace Paper, Love and Friendship. Little Red Ridinghood
United States: 1870s. Handmade duodecimo Valentine (5.5" by 3.75") using green polished paper, Victorian scraps, and very fine examples of lace paper. One lace paper utilizes floral motifs, while the other depicts a bucolic scene with stags The embossed die-cut scrap is of Little Red Ridinghood and the Wolf....
Made by Hand, Transformation, Paper Dolls, Overlay, Ethnicity, Metamorphosis
[1860s]. A 3 1/8" somewhat naive watercolor paper doll drawn and cut from pith paper and applied to a plain paper backing. Also includes eight (8) different costumes of various nationalities including Old English, Bohemian, Polish, Circassian, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Prussian. Each in traditional attire with head ware. Each.....
Made by Hand, Love Token, watch Paper
A 1.75" in diameter sawtooth cut watch paper love token. A somewhat naive watercolor basked filed with roses, tulips, anemone and forget-me-nots. reverse is blank. Early 19th C little watercolor on paper watch papers were given by young women to replace the traditional printed paper often housed in a watch.....
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.....
Engineering and Design, Steam Engines, Elevators
New York, New York: Leonard Atwood, Builder of High & Low Pressure Steam Engines and Safety Hoisting Machinery, 1870s. Bifolium (10.25" by 8") with illustrated advertisement for Leonard Atwood, Builder of High & Low Pressure Steam Engines and Safety Hoisting Machinery on first leaf, company letterhead on second leaf with.....
A 10" x 7 1/2" sheet with a cutwork depicting a woman riding a horse, all cut from a single sheet of paper. Note how the horses' front left hoof attaching the ground to the horse and rider. Elizabeth Cobbold(1767-1824) She gave elaborate valentine parties and created a cut-works, some.....
drawings, song bird, doodles, cartoons
1924-1925. A album featuring a series of drawings depicting the characters Cho and Patricia, a song bird and pig respectively. A collection of series of pictures telling the story of their unusual friendship. They include Cho going to church; a series of misadventures, building a brick wall, moving to a......
1920s. A hard cover folio with a watercolor of an elegant lady holding a feather fan on the front cover. The insert is a Ladies' Laundry List booklet. It includes approximately 75 unused pages of items to be laundered. The left side is the laundry list to be retained by.....
Lancaster Mills, Fabric Swatches and Samples
Clinton, Massachusetts: Lancaster Mills, c.1890. An attractive and well-preserved sample of gingham fabric, contained within a lithographed card bifolium with image of a fashionable young lady on the front, and an aerial view of the Lancaster Mills factory on the back. Opposite the fabric sample is a description of the.....
Reward of Merit, Original Art, Calligraphy
Cheney L'yonne: 1846. A 14 1/2" x 18" paper reward penned in black and green ink. Presented to a young boy "Gaulon Eugene on March 8 1847 at the age of 7 years and 8 months. Attributions for Application, Reading, Wisdom and Obedience. Of note is the calligraphy and detail.....
sewing, sewing cards, women's work, business history,
Cedar Falls, IA; Huntington, WV; Memphis, TN: J. S. Latta Inc., ? A set of four sewing cards were produced by the J. S. Latta Company, which sold a variety of school products. These four were a sample of the 30 different sewing patterns. The cards come with their original.....
Construction, Measurement and Conversion Charts, Moveables and Volvelles
Allentown, Pennsylvania: Lehigh Portland Cement Co., 1920. A handy celluloid volvelle lumber scale with twelve (12) points of information, produced in 1920 by Lehigh Portland Cement Co. Allows the user to determine quantity of materials needed to make one yard of rammed concrete on the recto, and specific lumber measurements.....
Two (2) stocking shaped pages tied together with string. Written in pencil at the top is "Robert B." The first paragraph asks Santa “While you are planning for everything nice. Pray let me give you a bit of advice”. The next two paragraphs read: Don’t take it hard, if I......
Women's Fashion Design
[Hendersonville, North Carolina]: March 23rd, 1908. A letter written to "Dearest" from "Your devoted friend", giving the heartbreaking news of the death of an acquaintance, Mrs. Gurley of Hendersonville (tragically, her husband Professor E.W. Gurley would die later that year in November, leaving their daughter Fayetta Gurley orphaned). The author.....
Love Tokens, Love & Friendship,
United States: 1880s. An accordion-style, heart-shaped folding love token pocket (4.25" by 4.5") with navy ribbon closures at top and bottom. Chromolithograph in gold with hand-stenciled coloring, it features a few lines of pretty verse on both faces: "fair Flora sends these treasures here, The pride of all the blooming.....
Macramé, Knotting, Victoriana, 1970s, Made by Hand
[1970s]. A 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" sample book with 10 different examples of fine macramé knotting. Worked in white and/or white and red. Narrow gauge cord. Most measure approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". The largest is 5" x 5". Fabric covered album with shoelace binding. Some of the.....
A single fold valentine with intricate embossed lace paper cover. A horn of flowers at center surrounded by symmetrical decorative devices. Tucked in the card is a die cut page in vibrant geometric pattern and a verse, “My Hope”. Overall excellent. Scrapbook residue on reverse.
Reward of Merit, Made by Hand,
May happiness thy steps attend In this role of tears my friend And when this vale of tears is shed And we are numbered with the dead Oh! may we reach that happy shore Where we shall meet to part no more By "???" Frantz (most likely a sibling).
Valentine, Love & Friendship, Courtship
1830s. Single page sheet with two cut-out and applied lithographs of gents; one appearing to be a barber. A rather odd accompaniment to the verse that reads: Good Morning valentine Ye virgins who hear; learn example from this Take care how you finally to part with a kiss Conceal for.....
Ships, Manuscript, Drawings, Transportation
c1928. A hand crafted paper book with 24 leaves. It includes 10 watercolors of ships throughout the ages from the first log canoe to a 1920s passenger liner. Each full page watercolor is accompanied by an informational narrative. The center of the book includes a center-fold of a printed illustration.....