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Dressmaking, Sewing Lessons, DIY, Women's Work
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Scott, Printer, 12 Hudson's Alley, 1851. Printed handbill advertising a "Novel and Curious Invention for Cutting Ladies' Dresses" by Mrs. R. Githens, who hopes "every lady will have the curiosity to call and see how easy they can be taught to measure and cut their own dresses--in learning.....
education, women, nurse, sanitarium, Seventh-Day Adventist
Melrose, MA: 1905. A three page invite for the graduating class of 1905 for the New England Sanitarium, Training School for Missionary Nurses. Located along the border between the two Massachusetts towns of Stoneham and Melrose, the sanitarium and nursing school were apart of a Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The sanitarium.....
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911. 299 pp. Blue hardcover. Full text with chapters; Introduction, Parasitism (chapters 1, 2, and 3), Woman and War, Sex Differences, and Certain Objection. 7 1/2" x 5" bookplate of John Ward Melville, some pencil checks on pages.
Prostitution and Sex Work, WWII, Venereal Disease, Public Health
New York, New York: Public Affairs Committee, Inc., 1944. Printed booklet educating the general public about the prevalence of wartime venereal disease, with a call to action: "You should be familiar with these facts. For you must help get the job done. The job will not be done unless it.....
Gender Roles, Pretend Play, Paper Dolls, Women
Racine, Wis.. Whitman Publishing Co., 1948. A 13" by 10.5" uncut 6 pp. paper doll book with three (3) punch-out dolls on the back cover. Each page has both interchangeable costumes and additional hair-dos (some with hats) for the statuesque paper dolls. Pages accented with "girly" items e.g. perfume bottle.....
scrapbook, education, school, yearbooks, classmates, schooling, high school, female education
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co, 1919-1923. The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more. Includes some memorabilia.....
folklore, fairy tale, Woman's Education Association, WEA, rat, poetry
London and New York: Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co., . Tells the classic story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, based off of Robert Brownings famous poem. The book is illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney and features black and white illustrations besides the text and twelve (12) full.....
Corsets, Fashion, Beauty, Women, Feminism, Century of Progress
Chicago: The Stayform Company, 1933. "Will You Join Us?" is a pamphlet that campaigns "to make all women more comfortable and happy by releasing them from the bondage and slavery of old fashioned bones and steels and lacer corsets". Advertisements for Rose Hanskat's Stayform Company in the 1930s claimed to.....
Camp Fire Girls, Scouts, Youth Groups, Women and Friendship, Pen Pals, Elizabeth II, Royal Family
Hood River, Oregon: 1946-1952. A binder filled with ephemera and manuscript material that comprises a remarkable record of one girl's time as a Camp Fire Girl in the mid- to late-1940s in Hood River, Oregon. Belonging to Sue Murphy, the binder (11" by 9.5") is made of green cloth and.....
Women's History, China, Biography, Portrait
China: 1915. 26 folded pages. 12 hand finished color plates on silk. Sandalwood cover. Concertina style book. Facing page to illustration has narrative biography of the pictured woman printed in English and Chinese. Measures 8 1/2" x 6"
Shakespeare, Stipple Engraving, Theatre
London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., . A 10 3/4" x 7 1/4" page with 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" stipple engraving. A hand colored engraving from a daguerreotype. Captioned Mr. George Bennett as Othello and Miss Jane Bennett as Desdemona. "OTH: "Come, swear it; damn thyself" OTHELLO Act.....
Shakespeare, Stipple Engraving, Theatre
London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., . A 10 3/4" x 7 1/4" page with 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" stipple engraving. A hand colored engraving from a daguerreotype. Captioned Mrs. Fitzwilliam as Mrs. Page "What! have I 'scap'd love letters in the holiday time of my beauty and.....
Album, Original Art, Drawings, Verse, Poetry, Limericks, Love and Friendship
c1930. Creative - Charming - Skillful - Whimsical In what appears to be the grips of the Great Slump (depression), a family elects to give one of the daughters the gift of verse and original art as a wedding present. The introduction reads: This book so filled with folly In.....
WAF, women in the Air Force, US Air Force, military, women's history, gender roles, advertisement, women's work
Quincy, IL: 1963-1965. This small collection encompasses a trio of items relating to the recruitment of WAF, or Women in the Air Force. According to the brochures in this collection the career fields open to WAF were personnel, administration, supply, education and training, air traffic control and warning, transportation, accounting.....
Photography and Portraiture, Family photography
1910s. Two photographs notable for their unusually tall rectangular shape. The subjects are a young woman named Earla Viola Steade Rowley and her mother. Each measures roughly 14.25" by 4", and details to the images have been added with watercolor and light pencil. They are signed in pencil by Vreeland.....
Comic strip, Women's History, Social History, Paper Doll, Pretend Play
New York: J. Ottmann, 1907. A 10 34/" easel back die-cut paper doll with five costumes, one hat and the original envelope. The character first appeared as a comic strip in the New York Herald and its European counterpart the Paris Herald. Fluffy was considered the "New Woman" of the.....