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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.
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.....
Chromolithography, Fashion, Toys and Games, Dolls, Paper Dolls, Supplements, Forbes Dolls
Boston: Forbes & Co., 1895. Two (2) uncut Art Fashion Supplements chromolithograph by Forbes & Co. for The Boston Sunday Globe. Distributed in the July 28 and August 18 issues of the Globe, the present examples depict a well-heeled woman and her young charge ("Baby's Outing") and a young boy.....
au bon marche, mechanical trade card, movable trade card,
A 3” x 4 1/2” advertising trade card for Au Bon Marche department store in Paris. A first glance it has the appearance of a die-cut card of a child in a high chair. By pushing the base upwards and side flaps inward it creates a 3D chair with a......
trade card, changing picture, movable, french, advertising
Paris: c1900. A chromolithography trade card from the famous French department and Curiosity Store, named Au Bon Marche. The front has a gold and floral frame with shutters that when moved, alter the image of a servant girl into that of a Queen. The back of the card features an.....
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.....
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...
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......
Pop-Up Books, Koalas
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1935. First edition of an adorable children's book starring a mischievous koala named Blinky Bill, with three two-page spread pop-ups: one in the middle, and one on each paste down opening. The final pop-up shows a shopkeeper catching Blinky Bill sitting in a large jar.....
pop-up, punch and judy
Magic-Action Book. 25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "The Story of Bunty. Pop-ups include "Here I am Bunty", Punch and Judy and Bunty with a policeman. In-text black and white illustrations. Measures 7 1/2" 7 3/4"...
Love ad Friendship, Paper with a Secret
1826. A 3.5" in diameter cobweb or beehive valentine housed in a 5" by 5" by 3" shadowbox. It consists only of the cobweb and is mounted in an open position to expose a pair of lovebirds within. Penned above the cobweb is "Love's Home is in the Heart" C......
vatican fashion, vatican history,
n.d. c1850. A 30 page hand colored engraving concertina book. Some with gold enhancement. Each captioned without additional text. Blind stamp cover with original slip case. An attractive little series of illustrations including Sommo Pont ce Nella Notte del S.Natale. S.Padre in Sedia Gestatoria,Cardinale in Cappa Stesa,Cantore Pontificio,Guardia Nobile,and Capitano.....
military attire, officer ranks,
Berlin: H. Toussaint, n.d. c1890. A 30 page fold-out panorama or concertina book Stamped cloth with black title and silver Imperial eagle. Full color lithograph images detailing Imperial military uniforms identified by service, rank and location. Book measures 7 ¼” x 5 ¼”. Linen backed except first page. Wear. Strong.....
Horology, Science and Technology, Movable & Mechanical
New York: J. W. Delamere & Do. 1865. A 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" card with a ring on a string that is to be repositioned across a line of months. The card is to be positions so the A flap faces the sun to create a shadow line. If.....
Aristocracy, Lithography, Social History
c1840. A 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" pressed board box with applied lithograph on the front cover depicting two young women musing while standing arm in arm in a rose garden. The surprise within the box is 20 trinket boxes each 2 5/8" x 1 1/2". Each pressed board box.....
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Pop-up Book, Juvenile, Anthropomorphism
Chicago: Pleasure Books, Inc., 1934. Illustrated boards. Unpaginated. Frontispiece and in-text black and white illustrations throughout. Three (3) double page pop-ups in fine condition. Measures 9" x 8". Light edgewear covers.
Friendship Album, Triangular Album, Hidden Messages, Paper with a Secret
Nov. 30, 1911. A 22 leaf hand constructed book with stock covers created in a triangular shape by folding the corners inward. Scraps of turkeys on the front cover. When the corners are a hidden message is revealed. Each sentiment was written by a different friend. Some appear to be.....
Paper Plaything, Pretend Play, Paper with a Secret, Social History, Gender Roles
New York: Henry Heininger Co., 1919. A set of four die-cut wraparound paper dolls with movable arms and eyes. They are the Happy Family - Mr. Al Ways Happy, Mrs. Eve R. Happy, Miss Vera Happy and Little O. So Happy. Each with a rhyming verse beneath their name encouraging.....
Humor, Vinegar Valentines
United States: c.1885. A most charming and humorous mechanical: when the tab is pulled, the young lady applies copious amounts of rouge to her cheeks in front of her mirror. The verse below decries the amount of makeup young ladies wear to obscure their natural features: "False are the roses.....
Volvelle, Wheel, Celluloid, Mathematics, Music
Allentown PA: Lightning Arranger, 1931. An oblong 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" celluloid device with two (2) side by side wheels, with a eight (8) window openings on each side. One side is designed to find dominant and sub-dominant chords by setting both wheels to key. It includes Seventh Chords.....
Multiplication, Paper Slide, Early Learning
Chicago: The Simplicity Co., 1908. A 3 1/4" x 6" card folder with an image of a schoolmaster pointing at 13x13=? on the black board with 3 perplexed and 1 "bright" child ready with the answer. He holds the Lightning Multiplier in his hand. The right end of the card.....
Pop-up Book, Jumbo,
New York: McLoughlin Bros. A single-fold pop-up book with applied litho depicting a family of giraffes grazing in nature. When opened the two-tier pop-up reveals jumbo rearing with a parrot swinging on a perch. The startled countryman waives his umbrella at the elephant. The printed verse on the base page.....