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Friendshipm Social History, Ethnicity, War, Women
Town Hall Anerley, S. E. London: 1918. An autograph album with sentiments and sketches created by various employees of of the Ministry of Munitions, Drawing Office. Predominantly populated by women, as it was the type of work women did in wartime. Includes sentiments such as "Nature, impartial in her ends.....
Calligraphy, Autograph Collecting
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin: 1877-1899. Autograph album of Miss Anna Allen, later Mrs. Flint c.1891, including Victorian scrap, calligraphic flourishes, and two rather fine gouaches of wildflowers. Oblong 12mo (4" by 7"), approx. 120 pp., about half-filled with contemporary ink inscriptions ranging in date from 1877 to 1899, in original green.....
autograph album, friendship album, New York, cut flowers, pressed flowers, water color, illustrations, poem, poems, poetry, verse, quotes, painting, cutwork, cutwork paper
New York: 1870 - 1901. A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian.....
autograph albums, friendship albums
Red cloth embossed velvet cover, three (3) line drawn sketches of birds, specific towns listed are East Rochester, NH; West Sebano, ME; West Lebanon, ME; Lebanon, ME; Milton Mills, NH. Simple verse and messages with author's name, location, and date. 5" x 7 3/4" velvet cover worn.
Autographs, Calligraphic Drawing, Riverhead NY
Riverhead, Long Island: c.1878. The autograph book of Addie [Raynor?], resident in Riverhead, Long Island, New York c.1878. Includes a very fine calligraphic drawing by Usher B. Howell done in ink and gilt; Howell would go on to be President of the Riverhead Bank. Four leaves of loose autograph leaves.....
Spelling Bees, Community Events
Maytown, Ohio: Marietta Times, 1887. B at the B! The local spelling bee, that is, in Maytown, Ohio, on February 22, 1887: "There will B prizes! There will B music!". Measures 10.25" by 6.75", verso blank. Ink stamp to recto.
photographs, babies, humor
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black and white photographs throughout, multiple photographers. A collection of black and white humorous photographs of babies interspersed with question. A question is posed and the photograph to follow creates a funny depiction of what the baby may be thinking.....
ballet, russian ballet, dance, ballet impresario, program, dance
Schenectady, NY: 21-Nov-34. 56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director Rene Blum in 1932. The.....
Maps, New England Society of the City of NY, Social History
New York New York - Waldorf Astoria: 23-Dec-07. A 2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" silk covered press board box with The 102nd Annual Festival of the New England Society of the City of New York, December 23, 1907, Waldorf Astoria in woven silk on box side. Affixed to.....
children's books, religion
London: Benjamin Pardon, 1850. Produced by the The Religious Tract Society. 32 pages; green paper wrapper, cover has decorative border. Engraved frontisepiece, decorative elements on title page. Story focusing on religion, morality, and devotion to God. 2 3/4" x 4". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
Comic Valentine, Occupations, Love and Friendship
1850s. A single-fold hand colored vinegar valentine or Penny Dreadful. It depicts a women with exaggerated facial features and hair behind a bar pouring a pint. It is captioned: Oh, what a bob! and what a chin! What eyes! and what a nose! What charming smiles! what winning ways! What.....
Volvelle, baseball, wheel, sports, statistics
Boston, MA: Atlantic Specialties Company, 1950. A volvelle or wheel that helps the user find the batting average of any baseball player "in a jiffy". The user needs to turn the wheel until the arrow is pointing to the the number of times a player was at bat, this number.....
Die-cut, Children, Raphael Tuck, Chromolithography, Illustrated
London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, [1890s?]. A delightful die-cut illustrated children's book, chromolithographed with designs by E.A.C. and published by Raphael Tuck. Includes six unattributed poems including: "A Christmas Hamper"; "Sunday Scholars"; "The Windy Day"; "Songs"; "Don't Be Afraid"; and "Night and Morning". Includes six (6) full page illustrations including.....
Travel & Tourism, Mozambique, Promotion, Printing on Crepe Paper
c1900. A 14" x 14" crepe paper advertisement and/or napkin for Beira's Premier Hotel, The Savoy - Faultless Cuisine - Unequalled Accomodation - Excellence in Every Department. The attributes continue. James Lawson, Limited Proprietors, Also Refreshment Contractors to the Beira, Mashonaland, and Rhodesia Railways. Branches at Beira, Umtali, Salisbury, Glove.....
Theatre, Women's History, Philanthropy
Great Falls, NH: 1890. An 11 1/2" x 6" playbill announcing a performance of "Deestrict Skewl" lead by Miss Helen F. Brigham to benefit the Manufacturers' and Village Library in Somersworth, NH. A popular play of the day created by Brigham who produced the 'skewl' consisting of twenty scholars who.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Women's History
New York: McLoughlin, c1875. Two-sided printing. 7" cut paper doll with with four (4) two-sided dresses and hats With original envelope with directions for making the doll on reverse of envelope. From the Series No. 2 - Medium Sized Dolls found in the 1875-76 Catalogue of Toys Books, Paper Dolls.....
Education, Ephemera, Promotion
Lindsborg, KS: Bethany College, c1910. A 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card with an image from a photograph of young women graduates in a field of daisies gathering the ephemeral flowers. The reverse has a stylized, art nouveau influenced daisy at left. The narrative describes the Bethany Campus as one.....
paper doll, women's travel
1940s. Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name. Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.....
Punch out, farm life, animals
New York: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Chicago: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Very Good. 6 color punch out heavy card stock pages (including covers)nis captioned below explaining the punch-out. Each punch out The top right 1/4" missing surface litho. 15" x 10 1/2". Fine imagery...
Ornithology, Grade School
Redwood Falls, Minnesota: Redwood County Public Schools, 1938. A charming award book privately printed for Redwood County Public Schools, titled "Birds of Minnesota". Each leaf has on its recto an illustration of a native bird, along with a printed form certifying that the student has attended school for twenty days.....
pop up books] [religious stories
Amsterdam: Folding book Ltd. Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x......
Stereotypes, Racism, Performances, Minstrelsy, Black America, Song and Dance
United States: 1829-19074.19. A gathering of twenty-three (23) items promoting performances by and/or exploiting Black entertainers spanning the years 1829 and 1907. Most of the items are sheet music, with one printed flyer and one illustrated printed flyer. White people in black face and Minstrelsy are well represented, as well.....
Anthropomorphism, Valentine, Food & Wine
A die cut, 5" x 2 1/2" black terrier dog serving up some valentine heart wishes. The verse on the heart is ‘To My Valentine. The dog is dressed as a waiter with a black bow tie. Under the tray, on his white suit, is marked Germany. Reverse has pencil.....
lettersheet, Eastman place, engraving, manor
Poughkeepsie, NY: . A single fold unused lettersheet with a black and white illustration depicting the Eastman Place, the home of Harvey G. Eastman (1832-1878) in Poughkeepsie, NY. The image shows a the house in the distance, surrounded by manicured grounds and large trees. There is a stone walkway that.....