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Halloween, Mask, Decorative Art, Whimsy
Japan: . Each of the masks measures 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" and is molded in the same shape and each has a silver foil nose. That is where the similarities end. Each is decorated in a different, often bizarre and quite colorful way.
French Tissue Stereoview, Pretend Play, Children in Adult Situations
Paris: BK, [1860s]. Ten (10) different French tissue stereoviews of obviously posed children in adult situations. Each is numbers and captioned. Part of a larger series. The highest number is 122. Captioned in French including (translated) the hawker an arrest at the cabaret the dance the candlestick the village drum.....
German Paper Dolls
Germany: 1930s. A charming 13.75" chromolithographed and die-cut paper doll produced in Germany, depicting a little girl with her hand over her heart. This doll is special because the hand on each of the outfits lifts to allow the doll to "hold" its accessories. Has stand in back to allow.....
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.
Advertising, Fireworks, Celebrations, Fourth of July, Catalogs, Racism
New York: Butler Brothers, 1905. A 1905 catalog printed in red and blue, advertising fireworks just in time for the Fourth of July. Types of fireworks advertised include: "Chinese 'Mandarin Chop' Fire Cracker"; "Roman Candle"; "Devil Among the Tailors"; and "Serpents or N****r Chaser", among others. Flag poles, bunting, and.....
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.....
scrap baby,embossed die-cut scraps
Two 5" embossed, die-cut Victorian scraps of toddlers. Each wearing a lacey& dress with blue ribbon. One smiling child is holding a rattle in her left hand and her right hand is to her lips. ;The other is curiously playing with a wooden toy.
Made by Hand, Works by Children, Paper Doll, Pretend Play
[1950s]. Two (2) pen and ink and watercolor paper dolls depicting sisters. The older sister is 5" with 9 costumes for school and play. The younger sister is 3 1/4" with 6 costumes. Each includes night ware. Well drawn and colored in an array of 1950s fashions...
Advertising, Anthropomorphism, California Fruit, Stereotyping
. Three (3) different 8.5" by 6" die-cut side easel anthropomorphic caricatures representing different fruits. They are Lily Lemon, California Cowgirl - She swings a mean rope at the PURE GOLD Rancho Lemons...PURE GOLD...from California. Ozzie Orange, California Cowman - He rides bad horses at the PURE GOLD Rancho. Oranges...PURE.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Childhood Ephemera, Social History
New York NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1911-1913. Three (3) different 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 6" paper doll with 5 costumes and 3-5 hats or wigs for each. Each costume is holding an object and includes a school outfit, party dress, night shirt, a coat and and.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Childhood Ephemera, Social History
New York NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1911-1913. Three (3) different 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet of paper doll with costumes and hats for each. Sheet A is a 2 1/2" infant with 7 outfits a carriage, bath tub and many accessories. Sheet B is a 5" little girl with.....
Volvelle, Wheel, Early Learning
Baltimore MD: Dvorine, Israel, . Three (3) different 3 1/2" x 7" early learning educational volvelles with mirror images both sides. They include a circus that various animals occupy, a magician's box with different objects appearing and disappearing and a fish tank with various tropical fish. Marked B14, B24 and.....
Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, Advertising to Children, Premium, Coffee
Toledo OH: Lion Coffee, Woolson Spice Co., c1992. This series of picture story cut-outs or paper dolls each have 4 pieces that when constructed create a scene from a "Nursery Rhyme", depict the activities of an "Occupation" or a room in a "Doll House", all with children in adult situations.....
Paper Dolls,Made by Hand, Watercolor
1890s. The largest is the oldest brother who measures 3". each created with fine attention to detail including trim and accessories on costumes.
Pretend Play, Paper Soldiers, Military, France
France: Imagerie de Nancy, Pellerin and Reunies de Jarville Nancy, . Six (6) different 15.5" by 11.5" uncut French paper soldiers. They include the Artillerie (Artillery), Drapeaux de l'armee francaise (flags of the French army) Dragons, Armee Francaise Turco et Spahi (Regiments), Armee francaise. Artillerie (Artillery) with 170 artillery men.....
hand made victorian scrap paper doll, girl paper doll pond boat,
A 7” handmade paper doll constructed of an embossed die-cut Victorian scrap bodice of a young girl holding a pond boat. Note the anchor on her sleeve. A heavy card stock body form and legs with red and black watercolor stockings and boots. She is dressed in a tissue paper.....
Scrapbooking, Chromolithography, Decals
Germany: Abzieh-Bilder, 1880s. Two (2) brown paper envelopes, each measuring 6" by 5", with chromolithographed onlays advertising Abzieh-Bilder Transfer Pictures, i.e., Victorian scrapbook transfer patterns made in Germany for use in the United States. Each envelope depicts a beautiful young woman holding a bouquet of roses. "Decalmanie" and "Calcomania" are.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Childhood Ephemera, Advertising to Children
Boston: Brown Taggard & Chase. A 6" x 4 1/2" single-sided advertisement captioned "hurrah for the Little Folks!" Chandler's Paper Dolls, of the Latest Paris Fashions. The is followed by the list of seven paper dolls produced in 1857. Published by Brown, Taggard & Chase, Nos. 25 & 29 Cornhill.....
music, music teacher, choir, singing, advertise
Boston, MA: G. W. Dudley, September 1875. A single page advertisement for singing and voice lessons taught by George. W. Dudley. He offered 20 lessons at $60 or 10 lessons for $35 with half the tuition due at the time of the first lesson. Dudley was a member of the.....
Community Church Of the Air, Swalm Brothers Quartette, radio, music, advertising, religion
Harrisburg, PA: Community Church Of the Air, [February 1933]. This flyer is for three different musical groups: the Community Church of the Air, The Swalm Brothers Quartette, and the Boys Orchestra. However the flyer supplies little information beyond the performers names and the black and white printed photograph of each.....
Advertising Broadside, New York World
New York: The New York World, 1906. 11 ½” x 17 3/8” color broadside with illustration of anthropomorphic elephant as Santa Claus. Promotes feature articles “Christmas with the Poor and Christmas with the Rich”, “Santa Claus Held up in Hogan’s Alley”, cartoon by Geo. B. Luks and “The Merry (?).....
Americana, Evangelism, Lectures
[Brooklyn, New York]: J.C.. Stevens, 1917. Advertising card for a free lecture by evangelist J.C.. Stevens given in Brooklyn on August 5th, 1917, "At the Tent". J.C.. Stevens evangelized in the late 1910s, offering free public lectures with titles such as "Is the Great War the Last the World Will.....
Advertising to Children, Advertising Cover, Jointed Paper Dolls
An envelope or advertising cover for Kimport Dolls with images of Jointed L&B Paper Dolls, Independence Missouri. C1930s. Front cover depicts image from photograph of dressed bloomer doll, undressed ballerina, bloomer doll and Afro-American baby paper doll. Measures 3 5/8”x 6 ½”. Intact tear upper right corner above stamp. Postally.....
Summer Camps, International Friendship
Risör, Norway: Camp Viking, 1920s. Advertising pamphlet for Camp Viking, a "Norwegian Camp run on American plan" created "to promote international friendship between girls". Includes two illustrations: one of Viking ship on cover, and one of the main camp building inside. Designed for girls ten years of age or older.....