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ABAA-RBMS-2023, WWII,Humor, Original Art
[Champaign, Illinois]: 1944. Seven mock-up leaves in pencil and ink manuscript for an unpublished, unrecorded WWII-era satirical serial that appears to have been created by and for a group of college-aged students at the University of Illinois, rife with inside jokes and tongue-in-cheek humor. Includes humorous faux headlines such as.....
Advertising to Children, Root Beer, Hires
Philadelphia: Charles E. Hires Company, 1934. The Charles E. Hires Company produced Hires Root Beer, which was first introduced in 1876 and is considered the second longest continuously made soft drink in the United State (now owned by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group). Charles Hire believed firmly in the power of.....
Humor, Drinking Songs, WWII
United States: c1945. A 12 pp. stapled booklet (9.75" by 7") of drinking songs popularized by servicemen in WWII, titled "The Charlie Song Book: Primitive Songs for Primitive Men". It is "dedicated to the temporary wives, sweethearts, and loved ones" (front). Includes a wood cut of a soldier drinking and.....
valentines, honeycomb, open-out valentine, paper dolls, vintage paper dolls,
A charming series of love scraps in a floral setting. This is a 7 1/2 by 8 embossed, die cut, fold down, multi layer card with a small bright red honeycomb. The first layer has a cherub playing a morning-glory flower like horn. The brilliant red honeycomb is holding some.....
1921. A plyaful yet instructive letter from a father to a daughter who presumably is away with her mother. Perhaps she is recovering from an injury. It begins with the father acknowledging how his daughter’s improved use of her hands and encouraging her to continue. It proceeds to discuss a......
1834. Includes wages paid to others including tasks performed from 1834-1841 followed by a receivables ledger. Last entry death record of Chauncy, who died at age 60 (1853) , Anne who died at 91 years and Margaret who died at age 65. The Buell family of Ludlow was descended from.....
juvenile fiction, children's conduct
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1854. 152 pp. Embossed cloth cover,gilt spine, frontispiece, 2 illustrated plates, Little Anna Series. Chapters include Daisy Valley and its Inhabitants, Death in the Valley, The Hermit, and Conclusion. OCLC: 4 (11/23/2016) 6" x 4" slight wear and staining on cover, pencil marks on front end.....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, victorian valentine
An embossed, die cut, 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" Love Chariot. This cherub is driving a chariot through a white archway. This special chariot is made of blue forget-me-nots. The sentiment on front 'From One Who Love's You Dearly.' Inside the card on the left side, is a personal pencil.....
Americana, Columbian Exposition, World's Fair, Midway Attractions, People of the World
Chicago: The American Engraving Co., 1893. Ten (10) of 12 vol. 20 pp viewbook; halftone images with descriptive letterpress. Attractive covers with human alphabet letters on the word Types. The volumes consisted largely of photographs accompanied by contextual and interpretive commentary. Some books exclusively devoted pages to images of Midway.....
history of birds, chapbook
Concord NH: Rufus Merrill, 1854. 24 pp. Illustrated Wrap. Chapbook with black and white in-text imagery. Cover title Museum of Natural History: History of Birds. Hand sewing repair. Includes the partridge, an the belted king-fisher. Measures 3 7/8" x 6"
Works by Children, Made by Hand, Greeting Card
Charming and naive. Cover decoration in red and green with letters in "for a" run together. The inside depicts what appears to be a self portrait of the child, Marjorie. The sentiment however is penned by an adult and reads "Christmas - Santa Claus is a good old chap. Who.....
Children's and Family Events, Dolls, Chocolate
Boston MA: 1881. A most charming invitation for children to attend a "Chocolate Party and Dolls Fair", wherein the "Little Folks" may invite the "Big Folks" to drink chocolate and see a bazaar of over one hundred dolls, as well as a reading from the talented Miss Adeline E. Hall.....
prayer, hymn, church, children, children mass, program
Philadelphia, PA: Rectory St. Timothy's Church, Feb 1867. Single fold Hymnal Program from St. Timothy's Parish located in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Roxborough. This program was for "Children's Church", and featured several prayers, including one for both entering and exiting the church, as well as several hymns, such as: "Glory.....
Made by Hand, Original Art, Prototype
c1940s. This proto-type fireworks packet for children is in celebration of the Fourth of July. It features a child outside on some grass holding a firecracker container with five small bursts above him in the sky, and "July 4th" written next to it. The handcrafted card is done on black.....
boarding schools, recreation & camps, travel, advertising, Lona Hazzard School, Houdd Gibson School
Castle Rock Springs, CA: Children's Summer Resort, 1927. Self proclaimed as the "Switzerland of American" the Children's Summer Resort was located in small lakeside town in Castle Hot Springs, CA. The children's resort was run by two boarding schools, Lona Hazzard School in Alameda, CA and Houdd Gibson School in.....
Child Development, Embroidery
c1920. A 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" The Child's Delight No. 2 Embroidery Outfit. Complete and unused with 6 doilies , 12 embroidery skeins and 3 embroidery needles. Imagery of little girl happily embroidering on envelope and needle envelope. The paper envelope the kit came in is toned due to.....
kitchen god, china, chinese, chinese mythology, zao jun, zao shen, zhang lang, chinese folk religion, new year, christmas, holiday, christmas card, chinese new year, chinese dragon, dragon
c1920. This item is the paper effigy of the Chinese Kitchen God, that is placed above the fireplace at the start of the new year. The Chinese Kitchen God, who is most often called Zhang Lang, but sometimes referred to as Zao Jun or Zao Shen, would record the household's.....
Camps for Girls, Female Friendship
Elk Lake, Michigan: Chippewa Trails Camp for Girls, 1936. Typewritten/mimeographed menu and toast program for the 1936 Chippewa Trail Banquet, held by the Chippewa Trails Camp for Girls in 1936. The wrappers have been hand-lettered and decorated with colored pencil, with the attendee's name in the lower right-hand corner: B[arbara].....
activity book, women poets, Christmas, Santa Claus, advertising
Philadelphia: ca 1952. A vibrantly colored unpaginated children's Christmas activity book compliments of N. Snellenburg & Co. and Santa Claus...Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white line drawings. Begins with verse A Visit to Toyland by Maud Wood Henry, followed by story.....
activity book, women poets, christmas, santa claus, advertising
ca 1952. Philadelphia, ca 1952 Cardboard Covers Text block separated from cover Half separation at top fold on cover A vibrantly colored unpaginated chidren's Christmas activity book complients of N Snellenburg & Co and Santa ClausPrinted on pulp or short fiber paper Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Christmas
Germany: Unknown, c1850s. A 4 1/4" two-sided paper boy doll and his seven (7) two-sided costumes that include background scenes. The boys costumes correlate with occupations/activities and include: Arbalist (crossbowman) scholar with a book a masquerade costume a huntsman a professor with a globe an ice skater recreating with a......
Food and Wine, Military History
Ellis Island, NY: 1918. Single-fold menu. Illustrated title wraps. List of mess personnel including the Mess Officer, Sergeant, Steward, Office Sergeant, Kitchen Duty Sergeants, Mess Hall Corporals and Dietitians. Fare included Roast Turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Measures 5 1/2" x 7"
Circus, Entertainment, Songster, Dime Hand Book, Racism
New York: William H. Murphy, . 37 pp. . A wide array of songs. Many with writer's name and copyright year (mostly 1889) Last page and back wrapper promotes Merchant's Oil products. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"