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Hotels, Travel and Tourism, Advertising and Promotion,
Bay City, MI: The Gregory Press. Embossed illustrated wraps. 16 pp. In-text, full page and centerfold illustrations. Tasteful geometric boarder decoration. The text describes and promotes the hotel utilizing relevant interior images. The centerfold shows the lobby. Boasts being one of the finest hotels. Measures 7.5" by 5" The hotel's.....
Trade Catalogue, Sundries and Notions, General Store, Marketing and Promotion
Manchester, NH: John B. Clarke Co., c1930. 36pp. wraps. A pun by the owner titles the catalog a "dummy" salesman. The inside cover includes "Our Policy" First - To be Reliable, always. Second - Good Service. It's to our mutual advantage. Third - Dependable Merchandise, at one printed price. An.....
Friendship Album, Make-Do, Women
Alton, Belknap, New Hampshire: 1831-. Eight (8) pages stitched together with string binding; no covers. Includes 11 different entries from friends and family. The first entry from a male friend concludes with "when this you see Remember me". All entries written inverse and with sentiments of friendship and love, including.....
A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by.....
advertising, artists, book publishing
Gloucestershire, England: Catalpa Press, Ltd., n.d. A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is.....
French Tissue Stereoview, Pretend Play, Children in Adult Situations
Paris: BK, [1860s]. Ten (10) different French tissue stereoviews of obviously posed children in adult situations. Each is numbers and captioned. Part of a larger series. The highest number is 122. Captioned in French including (translated) the hawker an arrest at the cabaret the dance the candlestick the village drum.....
Scherenschnitte, Paper Cuttings, Hans Christian Andersen, Whimsy
Sandy Hook, CT: Caroline Stokes, . The whimsy and fantasy found in many of his stories can be seen in these reproductions of works originally created by Andersen. In the first scherenschnitte you will see a character in his likeness unable to attain the ballerina at the top of the.....
lion, embossed Victorian die-cut scrap
A 10" x 4 3/4" embossed, die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a lion poised with a mean expression on his face. His right paw is in the water. The background has rocks, trees and vegetation. The condition is good. Reverse has scrapbook residue.
German Paper Dolls
Germany: 1930s. A charming 13.75" chromolithographed and die-cut paper doll produced in Germany, depicting a little girl with her hand over her heart. This doll is special because the hand on each of the outfits lifts to allow the doll to "hold" its accessories. Has stand in back to allow.....
Graphic Design, Medication, Social and Cultural History
Japan: 1920s-1930s. This group of 14 vividly illustrated medicine packets designed for the Japanese market. Besides the printed product information,the imagery is often relevant to the ailment depicting coughing, holding an aching head or tooth or a demon taking hold of or seizing the body. The little packet with a......
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Made by Hand
[c1870s]. A 17" jointed movable paper doll of what appears to be a Tyrolian gentleman. Penned on his cumberbund is "Andenken (Souvenir)". Jointed at shoulders and knees. String tie mechanisms lifts arms and legs.
Scherenschnitte, Putnam-Houser House
A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-work paper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This.....
Massachusetts Mutual Calendar, Chromolithograph, Longfellow, Holems, Whittier, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines, documents, correspondence
A six (6) page chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston. Each of the 9" x 11" heavy card stock pages has a poet as a theme with a center illustration reflecting a major work. The first page is Longfellow.....
Bicycles, Safety, Cycling, Vehicles
Moravia, New York: 1896. A relic of the dawn of the "Golden Age of Bicycles", this 1896 notice to bicycle riders by order of the Village Trustees in Moravia, New York states: "Section 12 of the ordinances ... regarding the riding of Bicycles or any other wheel Vehicle upon the.....
Folded die-cut paper menu, elaborate flowers with glitter decorate the front cover, inside lists menu, back has the image of the Hotel Colson; H.W.P. Colson, Prop., and Harry H. Goodnow, Mgr. Menu features Bluepoints on Deep Shell; soups-consumme imperial, celery, green turtle, olives; fish-salmon a la Regence with Parisienne potatoes.....
Vassar, Calendar, Social History
1924. An eleven (11) page calendar with an embossed leather cover with leather string tie for Vassar 1924. Images from photographs throughout by M. De M. Brown. The title page is the 1924 Class Tree with a dancer at base. Printed by Charles L. Willard, 150 Nassau St. New York.....
Society of the Cincinnati, George Washington, American History, Societies and Clubs, Gastronomy and Fine Dining
Princeton, New Jersey: Bailey Banks & Biddle Co., 1926. A fine photo-illustrated menu produced to commemorate the dinner given at the Princeton Inn for the General Society of the Cincinnati by the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey, in May 1926. Contains the evening's menu, and.....
religion, catalog, ephemera, religion, mennonites, religious education, trade catalog
Scottdale, PA: Mennonite Publishing House, 1932. 120pp. Yellow paper wrapper. Small illustration of an alter with a bible on top on the front cover, black and white photograph of the Mennonite Publishing House on the back accompanied by a list of services they provide and their address. Catalog includes anything.....
New York Stock Exchange, Business & Economics
40 Page illustrated book. “New York Stock Exchange, Its Functions and Operations,” published in April, 1936 by the Committee on Public Relations, New York Stock Exchange; Its purpose was to explain the Exchange, “a market place where buyers and sellers of securities meet on perfect equality.”; Contains history, traditions, operations.....
Gender Neutral,Androgyny,Gender in Early Childhood,Gender Expression,Non Binary , ABAA-RBMS-2023
Netherlands: . Playing with gender: a scarce gender neutral paper doll book from the 1950s, produced in the Netherlands. This example is uncut, and offers four (4) full pages of outfits for the smiling gender neutral paper doll on the lower cover. Includes a mixture of masculine, feminine, and gender.....
volvelles, electronics, TV, TV Tubes, household & furnishings, science & technology
Reliable Selection, 1958. A volvelle designed by the Reliable Selection Company that allowed the user to diagnose what Radio Tube within their TV was malfunctioning as "80% of your TV troubles are tubes. Save money on unnecessary service calls with this amazing dial wheel." A TV radio tube would translate.....
friendship album, autograph album, quote, quotes, poetry, poems, verse, acrostic poem, drawing, illustration, ink
1880-1898. An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of.....
Watercolor, Folk Art, Birthday Greeting, Religious Iconography
Pretend play, paper dolls, articulation
London: Misch & Co., . Two (2) 12" card stock articulated or jointed paper dolls that move at the neck, shoulder, hip and knee. The limbs and head are attached to the body form with unique circular inserts. The costume bodices slip beneath the arm joints and the sleeves slip.....