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pledge card, alcohol, smoking, opium, drugs, tobacco, aesthetic movement
1870s. A pledge card given as an agree to abstain from alcohol, smoking, and drugs. The deeply embossed card depicts an innocent young girl holding an overflowing bowl of liquid and a bouquet of ribbon tied wild flowers, design influenced by Aesthetic movement. Printed next to the image is: "Trusting.....
Work Horses, Humane Treatment
1911. 8 pp booklet. Revised and re-issued, August 1911. Content includes information on Watering and Bedding and Bedding and Rest for parade horses. Primarily discusses need for bedding in stables and watering both day and night. The inside cover has a postscript with testimonials from stable owners. Measures 7 1/2".....
Veteran Association of Hartford City, Menu, Social History, Historical Memorabilia
Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association. Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening. Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4". Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an announcement for.....
Prohibition, Politics, Temperance
Canton, Ohio: John Danner, c.1884. A small pro-Temperance political flyer (6" by 3") published during a turbulent period in Ohio when "Boodle and Beer" were seen as beginning to "triumph" in the political sphere. The flyer asserts that "A vote for a tax and license party is a vote to.....
Etiquette, Culture and Grace, How to Behave
New York: Social Mentor Publications, 1920s. A 16 pp. promotional booklet title Who are the Cultured? It identifies Five Distinct Classes and where you fit in, How Much Do You Know About Good Manners (self-test), Unpardonable Table Habits, Find Seven Social Blunders committed in a picture, plus a second what's.....
Social History, New York Gilded Age
New York, NY: 1874. An archive of approximately 400 billheads relating to the running of the M. Hopper Mott (1815-1864) manse for predominantly for 1874 with various others. Mott married Ruth A. Schuyler who remained in residence until she remarried in the 1890s. The archive has been organized into eight.....
Watercolor, Paper Dolls, Pretend Play
. Affluence abounds in this pretend play family of three (3) watercolor children with costumes and their governess or nurse. The infant has three (3) watercolor outfits. Note how the governess can securely hold the baby given the position of her arms. The older girls have four (4) and five.....
Women's Suffrage, Postcards, Political Cartoons
New York, New York: Roth & Langley, 1911. An amusing political cartoon postcard depicting a woman squeezed into a single pant leg humorously captioned, "A Present from Brother!". Lithographed postcard (5.5" by 3.5"). Addressed and sent, postmarked 1919, with message in contemporary ink.
women's history] [women's wages] [dissertations
New York: Columbia University Press, 1919. 179 pp. light green paperback printed cover, introduction plus 9 chapters. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the faculty of political science Columbia University. Includes the wages, factors affecting,cause and effect of minimum wages, vocation.....
Psychology, Language and Linguistics, Autodidacts, Classism, Flappers
Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1922. First edition of a pocket-sized booklet of mispronunciations, misnomers, and vulgarisms to avoid in the English language. The author's personal views often permeate the entries to great comedic effect, such as in the entry for "flapper": "A very immoral young girl in her early teens".....
social & cultural, classes and movements, women's work, women's history, religion, Ngoi-Mani Mission, Belgian Congo
Ngoimani, DR Congo: Ngoi-Mani Mission, 1932. The annual report of the women's work being done at the Ngoi-Mani Mission, which was located in a small valley by the name of Ngoimani just north of a town called Mwanza in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should be noted that in.....
Anthropomorphism, Zoo, Poetry, Animal Rights
England: Raphael & Tuck & Sons, No. 1095, 1894. 13 pp. (pagination includes inside covers) Cover title only. Chromolithograph wraps. "There's no place in the wide, wide world as funny as the Zoo".., And so it begins, a profusely illustrated book with several captioned vignettes per page with animals in.....
engraving, cambridge university, nobleman
London: L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, March 1, 1815. This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its.....
speech, Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society, pacifism, classes and movements, military history, military ethics
Boston, MA: William Peirce, 1936. The item is a copy of an address given by Rev. Rufus P. Stebbins, (1810-1885), a member of Harvard Divinity School on the society's first anniversary in 1836. His speech was considered to be an attack against the concept of a "defensive war". That term.....
religion, Evangelical Christianity, sermons, classes & movements, temperance. sports & sporting, baseball, baseball player
Fort Wayne, IN: E. A. K. Hackett, 1914. A printed copy of the sermon, "Get on the Water Wagon" by Rev. William Ashley Sunday (1862-1935). Perhaps better known as Billy Sunday, he was an American baseball player, who played as an outfielder in the National League, who later became one.....
Prohibition, alcohol, food & wine, religion, government, election, politics, classes & movements
Chicago, IL: Christian Century Press, Nov-30. An informational pamphlet containing two articles, "Modified Prohibition" and "Dry Thoughts on Election Day" first printed in the November 5, 1930 and the November 12, 1930 issues of The Christian Century respectively. The first article argues for a less stringent approach to alcohol than.....