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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.....
wpi yearbook, wip 1882, worcester pollytechnical institute
Unpaginated hard cover book that’s a “yearbook” of sorts for the 25th reunion of the W.P.I. Class of ’82. The class consisted of thirty-one graduates. For each there is a bio of their life during that period and then and now photographs. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". Condition: edge.....
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.....
Learn to Read, Early Learning, Chromolithography, Children's Illustration
Paris, France: Phosphatine Falières, c1900. Chromolithographed alphabet book advertising Phosphatine Falières, a patent medicine that purports to aid digestion. Features a playful illustration on the upper wrapper of a school teacher instructing her class in front of a blackboard, with the class dunce scowling in the corner. Features illustrated initial.....
schools & universities, travel and tourism, educational,
Winona Lake, IN: Winona Assembly and Summer School Association, 1906. Winona Summer School was a Christian school in Winona Lake, IN, where both school young men and woman could attended summer school for college credit, but also enjoy the outdoors. Winona Summer Schools thought that "environment has everything to do.....
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.....
Spelling Bees, Community Events
Maytown, Ohio: Marietta Times, 1887. B at the B! The local spelling bee, that is, in Maytown, Ohio, on February 22, 1887: "There will B prizes! There will B music!". Measures 10.25" by 6.75", verso blank. Ink stamp to recto.
children's books, religion
London: Benjamin Pardon, 1850. Produced by the The Religious Tract Society. 32 pages; green paper wrapper, cover has decorative border. Engraved frontisepiece, decorative elements on title page. Story focusing on religion, morality, and devotion to God. 2 3/4" x 4". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
Education, Ephemera, Promotion
Lindsborg, KS: Bethany College, c1910. A 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card with an image from a photograph of young women graduates in a field of daisies gathering the ephemeral flowers. The reverse has a stylized, art nouveau influenced daisy at left. The narrative describes the Bethany Campus as one.....
Athletic club, Physical education, training
Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co, 1869. 215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed.....
teacher, education, vermont, gender roles
Caledonia Country, Vermont: L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT), May 6, 1883. The printed questions for the written exam for common school teachers in Caledonia Country, Vermont. The took place on Saturday, May 6, 1883, and when from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The printed exam starts by listing the.....
copy book, penmanship, composition notebook, morality, education, spelling, spelling test
New York, NY: Sheldon & Co, 1876. This composition notebook is especially designed for spelling exercises and spelling test with each page featuring three columns where one can list individual words. Some but not all of the pages appear to have been graded, and feature an 'X' besides words that.....
circular, invite, religion, education, Bible
New York, NY: June 12, 1858. A small circular addressed to the citizens of the seventeenth ward of New York City regardless of their "creed or party". It invited them to a public meeting held at the Norfolk Street Methodist Episcopal Church on Monday, June 12, 1858 at 8 PM.....
yale, menu, banquet, yale daily news
New Haven, CT: Yale, 1902. Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structuresThis was the quarter-centennial for the Yale Daily News.....
Education, Child Welfare, WWII, Rebuilding Japan
1940s-1951. A collection of cards gathered by an American education official and consultant to the Ministry of Education who worked with Japanese counterparts during the American occupation of Japan. All have been translated presumably by the original owner and written on the card, including title and responsibility. Many are personally.....
princeton letters, west point letters, manuscript, historical memorabilia
Seven (7) different letters written by Tillotson to his close friend cadet Thorne. The letters are newsy in nature and written in an engaging style. He refers to various individuals by their full names with explicit details on their carrying-ons. Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became.....
correspondence, teacher, education, courtship, cut outs, programs, invite, invites, invitation, grammar school, public school
Belmont, NY: 1897 - 1911. Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of.....
Education Abroad, Women's History
New York, NY: Ebell International Academy Journal, December 1875. 24pp booklet beginning with the prospectus for the class of 1876. A course for American Young Ladies who would travel on Hamburg-American Packet Company of the Cunard Line through Hamburg to Berlin. Includes Berlin Courses of Lectures, Exercises and Excursion to.....
dictionary, foreign language, phrase book
Germany: Leipzig, Schmidt & Gunther, c1930. 1072 pp.cloth covers, red fore edge pages. 21 plates including frontispiece. Miniature book. A 1200 word dictionary and phrase book that translates English to Danish to Norwegian. The last 100 pages or so act as a phrase book. Giving translates for numbers, common phrases.....
Froebel Kindergarten, History of New York, Social Work, Public Health and Hygiene
New York, New York: Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association, 1908. Fourth Annual Report of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association, featuring a photograph on the upper wrapper of over a dozen schoolchildren and their social workers in front of the Bloomingdale Guild. The organization's purpose was "To raise higher educational and social ideals"; "To.....
college, washington dc, students, academics
Washington DC: WM. H. Moore, 1868. 32pp.Yellow wrap.This book provides an overview of the school, staff, and students going in to the 1867-1868 academic year. The course of studies is substantially the form of theaching "Ratio studiorum, followed for more than three hundred years in the Jesuit Colleges in Europe.....
Early Education, Holiday Greeting, Photography
Grant, MI: 1900. A 3" by 5.5" lightly coated stock Holiday Greetings card from Grant School. Images from photographs of a younger woman and am older man. If one were stereotyping it would suggest a teacher and a head master. The caption reads Grant School, Grant, Michigan, 1893-1900. Reverse is.....
Bible history, juvenile literature, sunday school, Biblical events, thumb bibles, Religious education,
Buffalo, NY: Phinney & Co, 1857. 192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such.....
Normal School, Education, North Dakota
Valley City, ND: 1912. A 9" x 5 5/8" letter sheet with an illustration of the exterior of the college at top. Sheet dated 1866. Content includes random thoughts of writer, presumably used as a practice sheet. Along with the course descriptions are twelve black and white images from photographs.....