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Metamorphic, Advertising, Trade Cards, Tobacco
United States: 1870s-1880s. A grouping of seven (7) metamorphic cards advertising tobacco produced by: Allen's; Blackwell's; D.H. McAlpin & Co.; Jackson's Best; Rail Road Mills; and A.S. Rosenbaum & Co. The advertising gimmick of metamorphic cards was an effective and common one for tobacco products in the late nineteenth century.....
Infrastructure, Railroads, Industry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: H.G. Leisenring's Steam Printing House, 1867. First joint report to stockholders from three New Jersey and Delaware based transportation companies, illuminating early efforts to better connect the cities of New York and Philadelphia via innovative railway and canal lines. Includes a list of directors and officers of the.....
Made by Hand, Transformation, Paper Dolls, Overlay, Ethnicity, Metamorphosis
[1860s]. A 3 1/8" somewhat naive watercolor paper doll drawn and cut from pith paper and applied to a plain paper backing. Also includes eight (8) different costumes of various nationalities including Old English, Bohemian, Polish, Circassian, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Prussian. Each in traditional attire with head ware. Each.....
Advertising to Children, Anthropomorphism, Metamorphosis
Battle Creek, Mich. Kellogg Company, 1932. The book features six (6) pages of sliced animals in 6 pieces to provide numerous, hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet when flipped about. There are also little verses that pair with the illustrations that give some context, which also happen to mention.....
Transformation, US Presidents, Childhood Ephemera
8.13: c1900. Housed in a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated envelope with an image of George Washington at left. It is Series 5. Millard Filmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. Directions indicate using a light pencil to rub over the page and the picture of a present and his.....
Overlay, Metamorphosis, Made by Hand, Social History
France: 1830s. A 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" watercolor bust of a women - side profile on a 9 1/4" x 7 1/8" card stock. This is accompanied by fourteen different overlays of costumes for women ranging from high fashion to region costumes. Intricate designs, all with hats. The hats.....
Panorama, Concertina, transformation, Lord Mayor
Seven Dials, W. C. W. S. Fortey. When closed measures 4 1/2" x 6". Paper wraps. Opens out to an 80" hand colored procession with the Lord Mayor concluding the procession. Created in four sections and glued together.
Die-cut Transformation, Advertising and Promotion, Pretty women influencer
Worcester, MA: 1880s. A 6 1/4" x 3 1/2" single-fold transformation advertising card. It depicts a women with a flowing gossamer shawl and is captioned "If you don't get what you want". When opened the remainder of the caption appears and reads "KICK FOR IT". Her leg kick upward. Promotion.....
Overlay, Metamorphosis, Made by Hand, Social History, Women's History
1805. A 3.5" x 3" watercolor bust of a women gazing slightly to the right on 6" x 5 1/4" card stock. Finely detailed face. Inscribed on reverse "Miss Millett with J.P..W's love". This is accompanied by sixteen (16) different overlays of costumes for women of various stations, nationalities and.....
animals, sliced animals, sliced book
New York, NY: Robert O Ballou, 1932. A sliced transformation book featuring ten (10) different animals, with each animal sliced into three separate flaps that allow the reader to create a variety of different animal creations. Each animal is divided into head, body and feet. The drawings themselves are done.....