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A handcolored lithograph printed quarto valentine depicting a stately gentleman at the garden’s gate being advised by Cupid. A women peers from the window inside a nearby cottage. Sentimental rhyming verse at base professing love. c1830s. No maker. Measures 9 1/8”x 7 3/8”. Cover page only, excellent color and illustration.....
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design, . A single fold informational brochure for the Rhode Island School of Design's Saturday Morning Classes which were for students of all ages. This brochure focuses on the drawing courses offered by them: freehand drawing, design, and mechanical drawing. As the focus of.....
Printing & Publishing, Lithography, Imps, Race and Racism, Chromolithography
United States: 1901. Ten (10) vibrant two-sided chromolithograph prints advertising printing inks, dry colors, varnishes, bronze powders, and paper, with one advertising a company offering engraving, electrotyping, and photography. Four (4) different companies are represented in this grouping including the Ault & Wiborg Company, J. Manz, Jaenecke Printing Ink Co......
Early Learning, Socialization and Etiquette, Childhood Ephemera
Chicago, IL: Beckley-Cardy Co., Set 562, 1929. A set of 9 twelve 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" line drawing captioned images to be colored by students. Each provides a message on courtesy and specific instructions as to the color of crayon to use for each element of the picture. The.....
New York Golden Age, Fraternal Organizations, Masquerade Ball
New York City: Louis E. Neuman, 1887. A 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" used ball ticket for the Arion Grand Masquerade Ball at Metropolitan Opera House. The front depicts a jester playing a stringed instrument, perhaps a zither, with a trumpeter in the background, surrounded by vignettes of revelers completing.....
Metalworking, Bent Iron, Price List
New York, New York: Venetian Iron Co. A printed prospectus promoting the art of bent iron work to amateurs, offering an upcoming catalogue from the Venetian Bent Iron Company with related tools and equipment for sale. The amateur needs no special skills, save the ability to read, and the designs.....
Women's History, Victoriana, Social History
c1870. A 5 1/2" x 2" brass clip of sorts with a lock in the shape of a decorative heart . A brass circle at top to attach to a chain on a chatelaine. Used by Victorian women predominantly from the 1840s-1880s. Most often hung from a chatelaine for easy.....
Social History, Visual Culture, Albums & Journals, Commonplace Books
Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1870-1880s. Large format album with 39 leaves with applied fine chromolithograph album cards and illustrations on both sides of the page, in other words 78 decorated pages. At the center of each page is an applied album cards surrounded by watercolor illustrations and elements relevant to the.....
Illustration Art, History of the Book, Book Dummy
Neuruppin Germany: Neu Ruppin bei Oehmigke & Riemschneider, 1860s. A 17 1/4" x 14 1/2" uncut file copy, the first run off a lithograph stone (showing register marked, printed on vibrant orange paper, It depicts four (4) pages of a book with fine illustrations and border decoration and rhyming verse.....
Dolls, Sewing Patterns, Germany
Germany: c.1900. German sewing patterns and instructions for making bathing costumes and accessories for a porcelain doll, housed in the original publisher's portfolio. The contents include: one loose chromolithographed plate with illustrations of the finished garments (7.25" by 5", verso blank); one  pp. printed instructions booklet (5.25" by 4.5");.....
Boston, Mass. W. C. Dodge Paper Co, 1910s. Green card stock cover of sample booklet. Contains cover samples with color and paper weight. Shows samples for various companies. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" all pages and binding intact, slight wear on edges of cover.
Coat Dress, Side-tiered Dress, Basque Dress, Self-Trimmed Wrap, Coats and Suits, Misses' fashion, Junior Fashions
Scranton, Penn: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc., 1923. Soft cover. Unpaginated. Woman's Fall & Winter Fashion. Contains Coat Dress, Side-tiered Dress, Basque Dress, Self-Trimmed Wrap, Coats and Suits, Misses' fashion, Junior Fashions and more. Black & white fashion illustrations with multiple views often showing variations on a......
One-Piece Dress, Draped Dress, Costume Suit, Sports Apparel, Misses' Costumes, Junior Fashions, Millinery Fashions
Scranton, Penn: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc., 1923. Soft cover. Unpaginated. Woman's Springtime Fashion. Contains Variations of One-Piece Dress, Draped Dress, Costume Suit, Sports Apparel, Misses' Costumes, Junior Fashions, Millinery Fashions and more. Black & white fashion illustrations with multiple views often showing variations on a pattern.....
Sewing Patterns, Women's Clothing
New York and Paris: 1871-1904. A group of five (5) items relating to Victorian and Edwardian women's fashion, including three catalogs of garment patterns and two catalogs advertising clothing and accessories sold by upscale department stores. All are illustrated with prices, and highlight the growing availability of fashion to the.....
Private Printing, Women's Health, Satire, Facsimiles, Illustration
1930s. A quirky illustrated facsimile of an eighteenth-century treatise written as a hoax. The disgruntled author had been rejected by the Royal Society for membership in 1750, and his response was to publish proof "that a Woman may conceive, and be brought to Bed, without any Commerce with a Man".....
Design, Art Nouveau, Window Display, Draperies, New York
New York, NY: The Dry Goods Economist/ The Textile Publishing Co., 194. Blind stamped brown cloth with gilt stamped title incorporating a camera surrounded by art nouveau influenced flourishes. 438 pp.with over 425 pages of engravings and photographs of designs for store windows, and of store windows already set up.....
Philadelphia, Pa: Lanston Monotype Machine Company. booklet with examples of Goudy text and lombardic capitals, the back page has monotype flowers and ornaments suggested for use with Goudy text and lombardic capitals. 12" x 9" edges are worn with a few tears, some tape repair.
Morocco, Gold Tooling, Ladies' Fashion
Heidelberg, Germany: 1853. Fine gilt morocco glove box made for Louise Sommer by Joseph Sommer of Heidelberg. A beautiful example with cream silk and crushed red silk interior. Measures 9.5" by 6.25" by 2"; ticket of Joseph Sommer to interior.
hand colored, Pompeii, fresco, artwork, pochoir
1891. A souvenir album of Pompeii, featuring 15 hand finished Pochoir illustrations and one water color paintings of the frescos or tiling found in the ruins of Pompeii. The illustrations feature a variety of Roman and Greek Mythology and culture, such as Poseidon riding in his chariot, peacocks and sea.....
art, drawing, education
Chicago, IL & New York, NY: Sandford Ink Company, 1938. A short book that describes the art of Splatter Ink, and the various techniques that can be used to accomplish different looks and designs. The book contains several examples of the types of stencils that can be used in the.....
Broadside, Cider Mill
Cheshire CT: 1837. A 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" broadside promoting a Patent Cider Mill, a new invention by Nathan Both, 1837. A 4" x 5 1/4" woodcut of the horse powered device and the horse. Designed after the Box Coffee Mill for the purpose of grinding Apples into Pumice.....