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Women's Suffrage, Postcards, Political Cartoons
New York, New York: Roth & Langley, 1911. An amusing political cartoon postcard depicting a woman squeezed into a single pant leg humorously captioned, "A Present from Brother!". Lithographed postcard (5.5" by 3.5"). Addressed and sent, postmarked 1919, with message in contemporary ink.
Acrostic Charade, Victorian parlor games, Christmas
1892. A 4 pp. supplement devoted to Acrostic Charade and Character Analysis. The cover illustration is an enactment of Acrostic Charades. According the author “The principle of Acrostic Charade is, that a word is arranged upon by the performers—as short a word as possible—which they will act by playing a......
home economics, periodicals, magazines, women's history, religion, charity, women's work
Elmira, NY: Banner Publishing Company, March 1897. A magazine that was a Christian, educational and patriotic periodical that was published on a bimonthly basis devoted to the ideals of "Christianity, culture and civism" in women. The magazine provided the reader with articles on a variety of topics, such as charity.....
Aging, Women, Beauty, Hair Dye, Business
United States: Clairol, Inc., 1939. Folded pamphlet (5.25" by 5.25" folded, 10.5" by 9.75" unfolded) published by Clairol promoting the company's line of hair dyes for adult women. It quotes the President, Joan Clair ("The pursuit of beauty is a woman's inalienable right") and decries the effects of aging on.....
New York: E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, c1880s. A pair of souvenir catalogues especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats. The first is an 8 1/2" x 3" die-cut book in the shape of child with an illustration of a girl.....
Crinoline, Satire, Mockery, Social History, Women's History, Fashion and Costume
London: S. Marks & Sons, 1850s. Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of itî.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter). W. H. Harrisoon illustrator. A hand colored lithograph depicting an elegant woman with raised skirt promenading. A nearby Jack Tar.....
Literary Poster, Bostonian Magazine, Women's History
Boston, MA: Bostonian, . An 18" x 12 1/2" literary poster for Bostonian magazine for June (presumably 1895) depicting a young woman holding a diploma. An ethereal light and a garland of roses are overhead. "June" is in the background --graduation month. Reverse is blank.
women's history] [suffrage
New York: The Woman's Press, 1923. 139 pp. Blue fabric cover with gilt title, Printed white dust jacket with author's photograph, frontispiece of author. Contents include six chapters entitled; The World at the Crossroads, Christian Patriotism, Women's Service to the Race, Women's Service to Theology, The Law of Life, and.....
Horoscopes, Advertising and Promotion, Advertising Premium, Women's History
Chicago: Cruver Manufacturing Co., 1913. 28 pp. booklet. Illustrated wraps. The cover depicts an astronomer gazing at the heavens. Designed with advertisments printed on the left and the introduction and horoscopes by sign printed on the right hand page. The horoscope pages are in color and present an overview for.....
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".....
Glamour, Charm Gender Roles, Women's History
New York, NY: Personal , Bryant Press, Inc. Improvement Guild, 1939, 1946. A boxed set of 10 booklets. Includes 40 different chapters and 247 pp. Each with identical illustrated wraps; each marked with a different book number. Contents include - The Laws of Allure, Mystery and Charm, Voice, Brains, First.....
Women's Clubs, Americans in London, Social History
London: c. 1924. The guide to the American Women's Club of London house gives a quick view into their work and the space. 16 pages. The first two pages give an overview of the facilities, cost, as well as a brief description of the American Women's Club philanthropic activities. The.....
correspondence, deathbed, morality, death, goodbye
Alexandria, NJ: 1900. In 1900 Annie Pegg wrote a letter to her husband and two children Sarah and James on her supposed deathbed (she would actually live until 1914 and have another child, Elizabeth). It is unknown if she was actually severely ill or just over dramatic, however the letter.....
WWII, home front, military history, charity, radio, Lindbergh
Philadelphia, PA: American Friends Service Committee, . Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001) was an American author and aviator. However her and her husband, Charles Lindbergh, are perhaps most well-known as the parents of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., a baby who in 1932 was kidnapped for ransom from their home and later.....
Estrogen, Hormone Therapy, Women's Health, Misogyny, Medicine
New York: 1965. Promotional pamphlet for Premarin Replacement Estrogen Therapy, intended "for relief of menopausal distress and management of postmenopausal disorders" (upper wrapper). Includes a photograph of a "defeminized" woman (i.e. post-menopausal) and a "complete" woman (i.e. post-menopausal with hormone therapy), as well as photographs showing typical vaginal smear results.....
Social History, Popular Culture, WW2, SPARS, WACS, WAVES, fashion, historical fashion, costume
1987-2011. This collection of 28 paper dolls by the Jones Sisters, a pair of women, named Barbara Plummer and Barbara Barnett, who designed paper dolls. The majority of the collection are limited edition runs that were sold at the yearly Paper Doll Convention. The collection date from 1987-2011, with the.....
Nancy Drew, mysteries, juvenile fiction
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. 210 pp. Stamped cloth over board cover with color printed dust wrapper, illustrate end pages, black and white frontispiece. The first in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Secret of the Old Clock introduces Nancy as an eighteen year old who wants to help.....
caricatures] [cartoons] [C.D. Gibson
New York: R.H. Russell, 1899. unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the.....
Prostitution, Public health, sex education, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, World War I, venereal diseases, sex and gender, misogyny, stereotypes
YMCA, 1918. An informational pamphlet discouraging servicemen from having sex with prostitutes, published towards the end of the war for the Sex Education Bureau of the National War Work Council of the YMCA. It begins by asserting that "Nearly every prostitute is diseased" (p. 1), and that, given the consequences.....
Women's History, Meditations, Child Welfare,
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Branch of the Sunshine Society, 1908. An unpaginated 8" x 5" booklet. Copyright 1908. Lulu A. Crawford. Cover depicts California Poppies with inset of sun rising over the mountains. The title page reads "Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on. "Twas not given for.....
pocket diary, daily life, women's history, journal, social & cultural
Oneida Castle, New York: 1868. A pocket diary belonging to E. M. Cole, an unidentified woman living in Oneida Castle, NY. The diary starts of with several printed pages of general information, such as the calendar for the year, including phases of the moon, church holidays, postal money orders, and.....
Periodical, Harpers, Women's History, Penfield
New York, NY: Harper & Bros. 1895. 13.5" by 9.5" on light stock depicting Penfield illustration of a modern woman walking through the woods reading Harper's Monthly Magazine. Printed in blue, green and orange. It is promoting the Harper's September 1895 issue. It lists six (6) of issues articles including.....
note cards, illustration, ink drawing, landscapes,
Sweden: 1909. A collection of 23 small format cards featuring landscapes. The subject matter reflects nature in a particular locale throughout the year. It includes three (3) seasons of a sparsely treed country lane, an array of water scenes through the trees, just trees and just water. While contemplating the.....
Paper Doll, Royalty, Pretend Play, Fashion and Costume, Social History
New York, NY: Frederick A.Stokes Co., 1895. This pressed board box with applied litho cover depicting all 7 of famous queens, along with Martha Washington. With applied label promoting G. A. Schwarz Toys, Phila. Each of the cut paper dolls is approx. 7 1/2" tall, single sided and identified on.....