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Cadbury Chocolate, Advertising to Children, Games
Cadbury Bros. Ltd., C. 1934. This board game was a promotional gimmick by Cadbury to help sell their drinking chocolate just as Britain was coming out of an economic depression. The game pieces were called Cococubs, which were hollowcast hand-painted lead figures of various anthropomorphic creatures including Whiskers Rabbit, Peter.....
Sewing Samples, Watercolor, School Girl Project
300. 18 leaves, including covers. A watercolor decorated sewing sample book. The book is designed with page cut-out for textile display with the remainder of each pocket fold page sealed. The sample is visible on both sides of the page. Each textile sample is accompanied by a relevant watercolor. Sewing.....
teacher, education, vermont, gender roles
Caledonia Country, Vermont: L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT), May 6, 1883. The printed questions for the written exam for common school teachers in Caledonia Country, Vermont. The took place on Saturday, May 6, 1883, and when from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The printed exam starts by listing the.....
Camping, American Manufacturing
New York, New York: Camp Outfit Manufacturing Co., 1908. "Waterproof Tents a Specialty" at Camp Outfit Manufacturing Co., according to its illustrated advertising brochure. Includes illustrations of products offered, eye-catching typographical design, and a direct address to its customer: "Campers! You all know that to the Camper, the question of.....
boys and girls camp, christian camp, ymca,
Concord, NH: Young Men's Christian Association, 1923. A brochure for Camp Spaulding, a Christian summer camp for young boys and girls in Concord, New Hampshire. The camp focuses on offering "real opportunities to gain a greater appreciation of the wonders of Nature and a reverence and loving thought for the.....
boys camp, fishing, camping, swimming
Chautauqua, NY: 1934. Camp Tonka'wa, pronouced Ton-ka-wa, was an all boys camp in upstate New York. There the boys would spend their summer camping in tents on raised wooden platforms participating in a variety of activities, such as tennis, golf, swimming, boating and canoeing, aquaplaning (a form of water-skiing), nature.....
Paper Dolls, Pretend Play
Chicago: Merrill Publishing Company, 1961. A total of 4, uncut, litho print punch out dolls and their pets. The dolls names are Candy, Patti, Gigi, and Mimi. There are 4 folded costume pages, with each doll having three cut out dress, one winter coat, and various accessories. The skirts of.....
Embossed, Die-cut, Stationers
New York, New York: Eagle Card and Paper, c.1900. A most attractive embossed card die-cut in the shape of an elegant slipper, advertising Eagle Card and Paper of New York. Measures approx. 4" by 1.5", verso blank.
Children's Toys and Games, Card Games
Cincinnati, Ohio: The U.S. Playing Card Company, 1921. A book of games for children using old decks of playing cards: "Decks of cards which no longer 'slip' easily interfere with the pleasure of grown-ups but to kiddies they offer material for much entertainment and not a little instruction disguised as.....
Penny Dreadful, Vinegar Valentine, Social History
1880s. A 7 1/4" x 4 1/2" black and white image printed on gray stock depicting a proper women with an uncharacteristically large nose. It is captioned "Often when I fain would kiss Your sweet lips of ruby hue, This sad thought doth spoil my bliss That, - your nose.....
fraternal, National Benevolent Society, trade catalogue
Kansas City, MO: National Benevolent Society, 1925. This catalogue lists a variety of items for purchase for the National Benevolent Society's Lodges to use. Some of the items listed are: ballot boxes, ballots, ode cards, gavels, hoodwinks (masks), wigs (and beards), staffs, papier-mache skeletons, various robes and costumes for members.....
advertising, celluloid advertising cases, parisian novelty co
Chicago, IL: Parisian Novelty C, 1917-1923. 20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and.....
art catalog, George Bellows, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines, documents, correspondence
Catalog of the George Bellows Memorial Exhibition, held in 1925 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 132 pages. Contains catalogs of oil paintings, drawings and lithographs. All of the paintings, twelve of the drawings, and thirteen of the lithographs, have been reproduced in the catalog, a total of eighty-eight plates.....
printing, poultry, live stock, farming, farmers, advertising, billhead, stationary
New York: Riverside Press. A catalogue that list and provides examples of illustrations that Poultry and Live Stock Breeders can use while advertising their products. At the beginning there is a price list for different sizes of envelopes, note head, memo head, letter heads, statements, shipping tags, post cards, circulars.....
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.....
Latin, college catalogue, Amherst College, schools & universities, foreign language, religion
Amherst, MA: Amherst College, 1845. A catalogue for Amherst College, in Latin. The title roughly translates to: "Catalog of Academic Faculty and Students who are Graduates of Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts." The catalogue begins with a list of its faculty members, the subject and time spent teaching at the college.....
Fairy Tales, Anthropomorphism, Social Situations
New York: McLoughlin, 1869. 8 pgs. wraps. An illustration and rhyming verse on each page. The story of anthropomorphic cats planning and executing a party with all it's trials and tribulations. Concludes with a Moral. The reverse of the pages are blank and a child has created (traced) an outline.....
Land Development, Real estate, land agreement
Cattaraugus County, NY: February 13, 1842. A real estate agreement between the couple Moses and Emma Beecher and Isaac Curry which sells a total of approximately 2,956 acres of land from different portions of about 40 different plots of land within Cattaraugus County, NY. Due to the complexities of the.....
Butter sculpture, Women's History, CDV, Steam Engine
Caroline S. Brooks, 1876. Image depicts the Dreaming Iolanthe, King, Rene's Daughter, by Henrich Herz. A study in butter by Caroline S. Brooks, daughert of Abel Shawk. The tools used were a common butter paddle, cedar sticks, broom straws, and camel's hair pencil. May have been created for the Centennial.....
Advertising, Trade cards, Newspapers & Periodicals, Litho on Celluloid
New York: S.P. Kellogg, 1887. Lithographed celluloid advertising calendar for the New York Times, "An Independent Republican Newspaper" that "Contains more news than any other paper", with cherry blossom motif. Offers daily and weekly rates. Measures 2.75" by 4.75"; verso blank.
Magic Tricks, Arithmetic, Math Games
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: M-M-A, Inc., c.1910. A whimsical guessing game produced for M-M-A, Inc., a Lancaster-based manufacturer of industrial tools and air-operated vacuum cleaners. To play, one asks a friend to choose a number between one and sixty; then, using basic arithmetic and the cards provided, the player is able to.....
copy book, penmanship, composition notebook, morality, education, spelling, spelling test
New York, NY: Sheldon & Co, 1876. This composition notebook is especially designed for spelling exercises and spelling test with each page featuring three columns where one can list individual words. Some but not all of the pages appear to have been graded, and feature an 'X' besides words that.....
Order of Cincinnatus, Fraternal, Carnival
Cincinnati, OH: 1876. A 17 1/2" x 12" certificate with images of an anthropomorphic pig in fancy attire and a horse as a police officer. The King of the Carnival certifies that Thomas L. Jones, a judge, is appointed to Councillor of State with the title of Earl Chesterfield for.....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine
An embossed valentine depicting a little girl crying; you can see the tears on her face. She has on a red dress with white poke-a-dots. Her right arm is writing on the chalk board. The verse is 'To One I Love.' Measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"