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Hotels, Travel and Tourism, Advertising and Promotion,
Bay City, MI: The Gregory Press. Embossed illustrated wraps. 16 pp. In-text, full page and centerfold illustrations. Tasteful geometric boarder decoration. The text describes and promotes the hotel utilizing relevant interior images. The centerfold shows the lobby. Boasts being one of the finest hotels. Measures 7.5" by 5" The hotel's.....
Trade Catalogue, Sundries and Notions, General Store, Marketing and Promotion
Manchester, NH: John B. Clarke Co., c1930. 36pp. wraps. A pun by the owner titles the catalog a "dummy" salesman. The inside cover includes "Our Policy" First - To be Reliable, always. Second - Good Service. It's to our mutual advantage. Third - Dependable Merchandise, at one printed price. An.....
advertising, artists, book publishing
Gloucestershire, England: Catalpa Press, Ltd., n.d. A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is.....
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.
Scherenschnitte, Paper Cuttings, Hans Christian Andersen, Whimsy
Sandy Hook, CT: Caroline Stokes, . The whimsy and fantasy found in many of his stories can be seen in these reproductions of works originally created by Andersen. In the first scherenschnitte you will see a character in his likeness unable to attain the ballerina at the top of the.....
lion, embossed Victorian die-cut scrap
A 10" x 4 3/4" embossed, die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a lion poised with a mean expression on his face. His right paw is in the water. The background has rocks, trees and vegetation. The condition is good. Reverse has scrapbook residue.
Massachusetts Mutual Calendar, Chromolithograph, Longfellow, Holems, Whittier, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines, documents, correspondence
A six (6) page chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston. Each of the 9" x 11" heavy card stock pages has a poet as a theme with a center illustration reflecting a major work. The first page is Longfellow.....
Bicycles, Safety, Cycling, Vehicles
Moravia, New York: 1896. A relic of the dawn of the "Golden Age of Bicycles", this 1896 notice to bicycle riders by order of the Village Trustees in Moravia, New York states: "Section 12 of the ordinances ... regarding the riding of Bicycles or any other wheel Vehicle upon the.....
Folded die-cut paper menu, elaborate flowers with glitter decorate the front cover, inside lists menu, back has the image of the Hotel Colson; H.W.P. Colson, Prop., and Harry H. Goodnow, Mgr. Menu features Bluepoints on Deep Shell; soups-consumme imperial, celery, green turtle, olives; fish-salmon a la Regence with Parisienne potatoes.....
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.....
Vassar, Calendar, Social History
1924. An eleven (11) page calendar with an embossed leather cover with leather string tie for Vassar 1924. Images from photographs throughout by M. De M. Brown. The title page is the 1924 Class Tree with a dancer at base. Printed by Charles L. Willard, 150 Nassau St. New York.....
Society of the Cincinnati, George Washington, American History, Societies and Clubs, Gastronomy and Fine Dining
Princeton, New Jersey: Bailey Banks & Biddle Co., 1926. A fine photo-illustrated menu produced to commemorate the dinner given at the Princeton Inn for the General Society of the Cincinnati by the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey, in May 1926. Contains the evening's menu, and.....
religion, catalog, ephemera, religion, mennonites, religious education, trade catalog
Scottdale, PA: Mennonite Publishing House, 1932. 120pp. Yellow paper wrapper. Small illustration of an alter with a bible on top on the front cover, black and white photograph of the Mennonite Publishing House on the back accompanied by a list of services they provide and their address. Catalog includes anything.....
New York Stock Exchange, Business & Economics
40 Page illustrated book. “New York Stock Exchange, Its Functions and Operations,” published in April, 1936 by the Committee on Public Relations, New York Stock Exchange; Its purpose was to explain the Exchange, “a market place where buyers and sellers of securities meet on perfect equality.”; Contains history, traditions, operations.....
volvelles, electronics, TV, TV Tubes, household & furnishings, science & technology
Reliable Selection, 1958. A volvelle designed by the Reliable Selection Company that allowed the user to diagnose what Radio Tube within their TV was malfunctioning as "80% of your TV troubles are tubes. Save money on unnecessary service calls with this amazing dial wheel." A TV radio tube would translate.....
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.
Original Art, Folk Art, Advertising, Ink
c1890. Two different 14 1/4" x 7 1/2" hand drawn and decorated promotional pieces for The "Superior Glossy Inks" . Each with a naive scene of water with sailboats and an island in the back ground. Both with identical text beginning with "To all persons who appreciate "Nice Inks" .......
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine
Two 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" die cut, mechanical valentine cards. The first couple has a purple umbrella over there heads. She has blond hair with a pink dress and he has a cap with black shirt and green plaid shorts. Between them is a hidden message on a card.....
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.....
die-cut valentine, victorian valentine
Each of the three (3) card has different displays of Love. The big heart is 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" embossed with gold embellished coloring with pink flowers. The verse 'A Loving Though.' The smaller hearts are 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" one is embossed and the other is plain.....
A die cut, 4 3/4" x 4 1/4" Valentine cards. Each card has a sentiment on the front. Two of the cards have couples holding each other. The other card has a women dressed up with a fur coat and fancy hat. This cards verse ' To My Valentine With.....
New York: Bedford Mills, 1920s. 3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton. The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009) and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample.....
medicine, patent medicine, advertising, illustration art, Leonetto Cappiell
Paris: Le Thermogene, c1900. A collection of three items (in French) advertising 'Le Thermogene' a patent medicine product that was meant to help with a variety of ailments such as coughing, bronchitis, flue, sore throat, colds, joint pains, and rheumatism. The product was a heating pad that was composed of.....