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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.....
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.....
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.....
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.
General Motors, Vehicles
Oakland, California: Walker Parccar Co., 1930s. Illustrated advertising pamphlet for the Walker Parccar Parking System, a clever mechanism that, when attached to the undercarriage of a vehicle, allows the driver to swing it into even the tightest of parking spaces. Includes photos of the product in use, as well as.....
Advertising and Promotion, Novelty, Design
New York: Siegel Cooper Co., . Ice Air & Electricity A bamboo hand fan with applied paper litho both sides. The front depicts an ice queen holding ice sculptures in a serene forest. it is captioned "The Coolest and Most Attractive Store in the World" The reverse depicts the grand.....
Seal Engraving, Notaries, Stamps and Presses
New York, New York: Holihan & Co., 1870s. Engraved letter (8.5" by 5.5") on illustrated company letterhead from Holihan & Co., makers of seals, stamps, and presses for notaries and other official use. The form letter addresses a newly appointed notary, and offers prices for customized seals. The illustration at.....
eggs, kitchen appliances, business, circular, advertisement, testimonial, correspondence, mailing list
Newburyport, MA: Hale & Company, 1866. A circular filled with testimonials for the Aerifying Egg Beater patented in 1866 and produced by Hale & Company in Newburyport, MA. The first page has a wonderful woodcut of the manufacturing building of Hale & Co., along with a description of of the.....
Leisure, Vacations, California, Tourism, Marketing
Los Angeles, California: c1945. Typewritten letter (11" by 8.5") from Don Thomas, Managing Director of The All-Year Club of Southern California, on letterhead with original envelope responding to a prospective customer's interest in receiving promotional materials. He addresses the letter to "Victory Vacationist", highlighting the Club's push to market Los.....
Pretend Play, Newspaper Supplement,
Williamsport, PA: Boston Sunday Globe, 1896. The Forbes Co. Boston, MA. Supplement for March 15, 1896. It is the two-fold theatre to be used with the series of five historical tableaux. Patriotic decoration with scene of Capital building at side. Uncle Sam is in the audience. Also includes a few.....
Naturopathy, Blood-Washing, Alternative Medicine
New YOrk: Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co., 1923. Popular. Edition. Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust. The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an.....
real estate, auction, land, shipping, bank, quarry, business
Rockland, ME: Ship Builders Bank, 1855. This notice of sale was for nine different pieces of property in and around Rockland, ME all owned by the Shipbuilder's Bank, a small privately owned bank. The auction most likely was a way for the bank to settle outstanding debt incurred by Rockland.....
Fire Insurance, Advertising and Promotion
Grand Rapids, MI: 1874. A promotional notice to insurance brokers in Michigan to recognize and offer clients the option of Goodrich, Farmer & Co. Fire Insurance and recent claims paid. It also includes a list of references. Reverse is blank. Measures 11" by 8.25"
advertisement, food & wine, household & furnishing
New York, NY: Jabez Burns & Sons, . An illustrated broadside for a spice mill by Jabez Burns & Sons, a coffee and spice machinery business located in New York, NY. The ad is for their improved 'Challenge' Spice Mill, which was billed as a "a perfect portable Burr Stone.....
Medicine, Cancer, Advertising & Promotion
Mound Valley, KS and Allentown, PA: c1900. Two (2) different business cards for cancer specialists, both claiming to cure cancer without the use of knives. Dr. Baynham also advises he also does not use caustic and plaster. Reverse is blank. Larger card measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Dentistry, Advertising & Promotion
New York: c1900. Two (2) different business cards for very different dentists in New York. One for a Veterinary Dentist operating on diseases of the teeth for coughing, frothing at mouth, discharge at nose, hide bound, scouring, running at eyes, tossing head, driving on one line, cribbing, bolting, baulking, shying.....
Camping, American Manufacturing
New York, New York: Camp Outfit Manufacturing Co., 1908. "Waterproof Tents a Specialty" at Camp Outfit Manufacturing Co., according to its illustrated advertising brochure. Includes illustrations of products offered, eye-catching typographical design, and a direct address to its customer: "Campers! You all know that to the Camper, the question of.....
printing, poultry, live stock, farming, farmers, advertising, billhead, stationary
New York: Riverside Press. A catalogue that list and provides examples of illustrations that Poultry and Live Stock Breeders can use while advertising their products. At the beginning there is a price list for different sizes of envelopes, note head, memo head, letter heads, statements, shipping tags, post cards, circulars.....
Illustrated Catalogue, Price List, Undergarments and Hosiery, Fabrics and Textiles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Young, Smyth, Field Company, 1912. Fall and Winter offerings from Young, Smyth, Field Company. The expansive listing includes men and women's underwear, hosiery, and gloves; each item is named and labeled with inventory number, sizing, fabrics and materials. Many are photo-illustrated. 8vo (8.75" by 5.75"), pp. 144, with.....
Advertising, Trade cards, Newspapers & Periodicals, Litho on Celluloid
New York: S.P. Kellogg, 1887. Lithographed celluloid advertising calendar for the New York Times, "An Independent Republican Newspaper" that "Contains more news than any other paper", with cherry blossom motif. Offers daily and weekly rates. Measures 2.75" by 4.75"; verso blank.
1834. Includes wages paid to others including tasks performed from 1834-1841 followed by a receivables ledger. Last entry death record of Chauncy, who died at age 60 (1853) , Anne who died at 91 years and Margaret who died at age 65. The Buell family of Ludlow was descended from.....
Made by Hand, Original Art, Prototype
c1940s. This proto-type fireworks packet for children is in celebration of the Fourth of July. It features a child outside on some grass holding a firecracker container with five small bursts above him in the sky, and "July 4th" written next to it. The handcrafted card is done on black.....
Printing and Publishing, Porcelain trade cards, Advertising and Promotion
Belgium: 1840-1860. A collection of 68 fine cartes procelaine or trade cards made in Belgium from 1840-1860. It includes 32 "printer's own" trade cards, 20 of which are mounted in a period album. Approximately 25% are greater than 10" another 25% are 7" x 9.5". Fine printing with vibrant color.....