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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.
schools & universities, newspapers, student newspapers,
Shelburne Falls, MA: Shelburne Falls Messenger, 1908. 16pp. white paper wrapper, front and back cover printed in red ink. Small illustration of the school on the front cover, also printed in red. School newspaper for the winter term in 1908. Included possible course outlines, the scores from recent sporting events.....
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.....
School Newspaper, Andover Massachusetts, Private School
Andover, Mass: Edward H. Williams, III, 8-Jun-04. The small newspaper is published one a week during the school year and includes short, often local news. The two-sided printed newspaper is roughly divide into three sections, general news, sports news, and advertising. The news includes mostly area information, this issue includes.....
Tuftonboro, NH: Camp Belknap, 1936. Camp is an all boys summer resident camp found in 1903. Originally it was operated by the YMCA until 1996 when it switched to an independent non-profit. The boys ranged in age from 8 to 16 and could stay for one, two, four, six or.....
Childhood Ephemera, Made by Hand, Anthropomorphism,
UK: 1861. Heavy stock hand constructed covers with book tape spine. Concertina style. Inscribed Jan 28th T.H.E.A. A continuous roadway with anthropomorphic animals of all shapes and types enroute. The final two pages are the "fair" with only the vendors remaining with a progression of animals with various means of.....
watercolor folk art, 1880s, Victoriana, friendship album, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines, documents, correspondence
Hand Made Birthday Album - A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886 from her ever affectionate Grandchildren Velvet covered album with handmade works demonstrating penmanship, stitchery, watercolor Acrostic Prayer surrounded by a watercolor of the Holy Bible Three (3) pen and ink drawings of.....
Works by Children, Gender Roles, Patriotism
1850s. A 5 3/4" x 10 1/2" hand made book by a little boy Initials W. B. R. The book is structured with brown paper on verso and pencil drawn illustrations on the right. Includes 8 pages of sketches including the cover. The cover depicts a saltbox house with lightening.....
Social History, Works by Children
A collection of letters written by three (3) siblings from an affluent family. Most include the postally used envelopes. The father of the children was George P. Howlett, an attorney. The children’s grandfather was William Rudd of Albany NY, a train. The letters are newsy with information about family outings.....
President William McKinley, assassination, government, club, correspondence, drawing, capital dome, works by children
Chicago, IL: Washington Locating Club, [September 6-15, 1901]. A manuscript letter sent to President William McKinley by a children's club wishing him health and recovery after the assassination attempt on his life on September 6, 1901. The club was the "Washington Locating Club", which was located in Chicago. The children.....
Works by Children, Firefighting, Baseball, Boy's Life
Moberly MO: 1903, age 12 years 4 1/2 months. A 56 pp composition book with an accounting of Master Stephens in 18 chapters. A drawing of fire equipment with crossed axe and nozzle is captioned No. 7 Nozzle (with dyslexic Zs). The first 17 deal strictly with intricate details about.....
Manuscript, Unpublished Children's Book, Original Art
United Kingdom: 1940s. The story of princess Pippette who lived with her parents the King and Queen and the Royal Nurse in a castle. In essence - she had a bad day was playing with her best crown, knocked the jewels out and was spanked by the Royal Nurse. She.....
scrapbook, works by children, education, teacher, principle, copper
New York: 1949. Anna Louisee Nufer retired as Principle of New York PS 86 on September 19, 1949. On that day she was presented with a scrap book made by the teachers and students of PS 86. The covers are green leather with a tooled copper illustration of the story.....
red cross, art, works by children, childhood, art class, education, Franz Cizek, Austria, foreign
Vienna, Austria: Austrian Junior Red Cross, . A set of ten (10) postcards featuring a young boy and girl in a variety of summer activities originally drawn by Ruth Kalmar (1916-2012) when she was fourteen and in Franz Cizek's Juvenile Art Class in Vienna, Austria. The images depict a charming.....