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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.....
A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by.....
Graphic Design, Medication, Social and Cultural History
Japan: 1920s-1930s. This group of 14 vividly illustrated medicine packets designed for the Japanese market. Besides the printed product information,the imagery is often relevant to the ailment depicting coughing, holding an aching head or tooth or a demon taking hold of or seizing the body. The little packet with a......
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.....
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.....
friendship album, autograph album, quote, quotes, poetry, poems, verse, acrostic poem, drawing, illustration, ink
1880-1898. An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of.....
AIDS, HIV, AIDs epidemic, informational pamphlets, health, social services,
Boston, MA: AIDS Action Committee, . A pair of pamphlets, entitled "What Do We Know About AIDS?" and "Guidelines for AIDS Risk Reduction - Update", both produced by the AIDS Action Committee, now known as AIDS Action. Original formed by Fenway Community Health as a response to the AIDS epidemic.....
Vinegar Valentine, Penny Dreadful, Comic Valentine, Hand colored
England: Unknown, c1870s. One printed and hand colored and one original art Penny Dreadful valentines with the same theme -- the maid is smitten with the Bobbie and he is smitten with her fare - from mutton to beer. The first, single-fold, with the maid having the upper hand atop.....
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.....
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.....
Manuscript], Odes & Sonnets
A series of correspondence from Samuel R. Wiley, San Francisco, CA to Silas Leach, Wilkes Barre, PA. Each of the Odes and the Sonnet are penned in a lovely hand with calligraphy embellishments at the top. Some with red and black borders. Philosophical and thought provoking works by an octogenarian.....
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.....
scrap, mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, victorian valentine, ephemera,vintage paper dolls, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines folk art, black americana
A grouping of seven (7) different embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of woman of refinement. Each measures 3" x 2" and is tastefully attired. Most are looking away.The gilt enhancing highlights hair, jewelry and neckline and provides an additional element of elegance. Condition: excellent.
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.....
British Monarch, Die-cut Scrap, British History
Eight (8) different approximately 12 1/2" x5" easel back chromollithograph Victorian scraps of British monarchy and royals. They are captioned as follows: Richard . (Coeur de Lion) 1189-1199 Anne Boleyn Wife of Henry VII 1533-1536 Queen Mary 1553-1558 Queen Elizabeth 1558-1603 Charles I. 1625-1649 Queen Ann 1702-1714 George III 1760-1820.....
menu, program, racism, Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association, Crawford House
May 27th, 1898. A single-fold 12" x 9" menu and programme for an annual meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association. Stereotypical racist imagery of a banjo player and dancer on the front cover. The blatant racism persists on the Programme and Menu page within. Each menu course is.....
Historical Memorabilia, Accounting, Cow
New York: M. Day Printer, 1832-1852. Pictorial paper wrappers, illustration of cow on front, the Selling of Joseph to the Ishmaelites on the reverse. A detailed accounting on accounts payable and receivable on portions of each of the estates. Includes a detailed accounting of an auction of the property of.....
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.....
Mobile Homes, Do-It-Yourself
Saginaw, Michigan: Mershon & Morley, 1900. Printed bifolium advertisement (8.5" by 5.5") for "Portable Houses" produced by Mershon & Morley of Saginaw, Michigan. First leaf features a printed testimonial letter from a happy customer, promoting the ease of the structure's assembly; the second leaf features an illustration of the fully.....
Industry, Business, Industrial Exposition
A 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" show card for the exposition featuring the exterior of the building with vignettes of the interior. Reverse is blank. The Institute's building on Huntington Avenue is shown in this advertisement for the 1883 American Exposition.