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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.....
Chromolithography, Social Culture, Visual Culture, Tobacco, Cuba
1850-1880. A varied array of chromolithograph imagery depicting objects found appealing to tobacco smokers of the day. While the dates range from 1850-1900, the majority of the collection was produced between 1860-1880. A predominant theme is beautiful women. Additional topics include fantasy, racism, exotic locales, plantation life, men's sports and.....
hand finished lithograph valentine, lovely woman rose garaden,
A single-fold printed color lithograph illustration of lovely woman seated in rose garden. Enhanced with watercolor on roses and ivy border decoration. The verse begins “Would I might kiss that crimson lip... Inside blank. c1850s. Envelope folds, otherwise fine.
Cutwork, Made by Hand, Allegory
An intricate little scene comprised of multiple layers of polished and textured paper. A young woman and a sea captain stand hand-in-hand in a clearing. A rifle is laid atop a large rock in the foreground. A rabbit and two birds lay nearby (perhaps having been shot). A small dog.....
Frederic W. Goudy] [type design
Philadelphia, PA. Lanton Monotype Machine Company, c1930. 15 pp. Paper printed two color cover, includes examples of points and series. The booklet consists of descriptions and examples of the Deepene type created by Goudy. 12 1/4" x 9" edges worn, tears on edges, tape repair pages 14 and 15 and.....
Learn to Sew, Uncut
Learn to sew while playing with dolls: a delightful illustrated book with uncut sewing patterns for young girls, teaching basic sewing skills. Includes a paper pattern for "Babbette", a doll the reader can make, along with instructions for sewing hats, pajamas, a romper, a dress with bloomers, patches, and making.....
1820s. A 10" x 8 1/2" pinprick work depicting a nomad or perhaps a shepherd. The costume is pinprick with watercolor embellishments. Pin-prick pictures were just one of many ways in which paper was used without paint or pencil to create images as a genteel way to pass the time.....
Domestic Arts, Women's Education, Textiles and Fiber Arts
Scranton, Pennsylvania: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, 1915-1923. A grouping of five (5) booklets published by the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. The booklets were produced for its students, with each focusing on a different facet of sewing, dress construction, or tailoring. The booklets.....
Cross stitch, Needle Arts, Typography, Cross-Cultural
Germany: c.1878. A German pattern book with ten (10) cross stitch patterns, including alphabets and decorative borders for samplers or household items such as handkerchiefs or napkins. Housed in the original illustrated wrapper, which includes the German title ("Neuestes Stick-Album") and also translates the English title ("Embroidery-Pattern Book") into French.....
Circulars, Advertising, Textiles, Fashion
New York: Nesbitt and Co., Printers, 1852. A circular printed for H. Robinson & Co. advertising the sale of shawls, lace, ribbons, "white goods" (i.e. cambric and muslin), gloves, hosiery, trim, and "small wares" (pins, needles, laces, etc.), all imported by steamer from Europe. Measures 10.75" by 8.25"
Sewing, Fashion Design, Original Art, Painting and Gouache
France: 1930s. "Pièces de Confection" is a completely unique, handmade book that showcases the skills of an unidentified French tailor or seamstress. Each page features one to three squares of sewn fabric; there are 32 squares of fabric in total. Each square is labeled carefully in black ink, and shows.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.
Perfume and Toiletries, Women's Fashion, Beauty
United States: Lynas Perfumer, 1920s. "Milady's Toilet": a 6 pp. tri-fold advertising pamphlet with chromolithographed illustrations for Lynas brand perfumes and toiletries, a company that "for over fifty years has been helping to beautify and glorify American women" (p. ). Includes descriptions and illustrations of the brand's products, as well.....
Advertising to Children, Children's Books, Estes & Lauriat, Price List
Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1889. Two chromolithographed advertising cards (each 3" by 5") for children's books published by Estes & Lauriat, each designed to resemble a bound book. Each verso lists five publications, available in time for the year 1889. The publisher of these cards, William John Shuey.....
Fortune Telling, Spiritualism, Prognostication, Games, Wheel of Fortune, History of the Romani people
[London?], England: 1840s. A hand-colored and visually striking fortune telling party game for young women called "The Original Norwood Gypsy", together with its original printed sheet of instructions: "When all the Company are assembled, then place the Wheel of Fortune on the Table, and each person must then come forward.....
Gold Leaf, Metal Leaf, Printing and Publishing, Design
New York: Baer Brothers, . A polished stock wrapper complete with content of fine Metal Leaf Bronze powder. The package boasts "With the Finish Smooth and Bright Just Like Gold Leaf" Instructions for use printed on wrapper. Printed in gold on green paper. Also includes a W. H. Kemp Co's.....
advertisement, poster, print, design, event, charity, play
Connecticut: c1925. Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event. "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be.....
15 Page, color illustrated book, “English Gold Lustres,” by John M. Clarke, Director of the New York State Museum, published at Albany, NY in 1908. With four color plates.; Text about the history of lustred pottery, compared to that produced in English factories. Most descriptions are about gold lustres. Condition.....
Architecture, History of architecture, Prospectuses and advertisements
New York, New York: Bruno Hessling, Publisher, 1890s. Illustrated bifolium prospectus (10.75" by 7") for the Third Revised Edition of Meyer's Handbook of Ornament, first published in 1892 by Bruno Hessling. The book is described here as "A Grammar of Art Industrial and Architectural Designing in all its Branches for.....