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Americana, Evangelism, Lectures
[Brooklyn, New York]: J.C.. Stevens, 1917. Advertising card for a free lecture by evangelist J.C.. Stevens given in Brooklyn on August 5th, 1917, "At the Tent". J.C.. Stevens evangelized in the late 1910s, offering free public lectures with titles such as "Is the Great War the Last the World Will.....
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.....
Pro-Labor, Unions, Union Organizers
1970-1980s. A grouping of eleven (11) promotional items , mostly bumper stickers and details promoting unions and organizing unions. It includes Bumper Stickers Live Better Work Union - UFCW Go Steelworks (small and large sizes) Stop Apartheid - Boycott Shell - UAW-CAP Support Public Education - American Federation of Teachers.....
Animal Welfare and Rights, Humane Societies, Prevention of Cruelty, Child Protection
Hartford, Connecticut: 1920. An early photographically illustrated leaflet for the Connecticut Humane Society, incorporated in 1881 "To Promote Humanity and Kindness" (first leaf recto). Includes a heart-wrenching story about a neglected horse, as well as a heart-warming story about a pony who found a forever family. Contrary to the Society's.....
Drunk Driving, Voting Issues, Local Elections, Alcohol and Temperance
Waterville, Maine: F.W. Smith, c.1938. "VOTE THE DRINKING DRIVER DOWN--Vote 'NO' on liquor in September" is the message to Maine voters in this confrontational poster. The cartoon graphic shows a disheveled man hurtling down the road towards the viewer, tossing a liquor bottle behind him, with a license plate that.....
Trade Cards, Ephemera, Principles of Christian Church, Proselytizing
Greensboro Christian Church, c.1900. Promoting the Greensboro Christian Church: a printed card (5" by 3") with photographic illustration of the Rev. L.I. Cox on recto, and list of "The Five Cardinal Principles of the Christian Church" on verso. Cox was pastor at Elon College, and stalwart of the community during.....
People's Party, Populist Party, Women and Politics, Women's Rights, White Slavery, American History
San Francisco, California: Cubery & Co., Printers, 1894. Printed notice promoting meetings of the People's Party with lectures by Carrie Filkins Young on the following subjects: "Political Issues: of Vital Interest to Women"; "The Black Page of American History"; or "White Slavery: How [it became] Fastened Upon the American People".....
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.
political, elections, classes & movements
[Maywood, IL]: . A brochure printed by the Proportional Representation League, whose goal was to promote proportional representation within American. The brochure starts off with providing information on the last two congressional elections of 1892 and 1894, and states that, due to their outcome, "the official vote in two national.....
Communism, Anti-communism, politics, international relations, China, Red Scare
San Francisco, California: David Warren Ryder, 1938-1939. The August 1938 (Vol. I, No. 6) and January 1939 (Vol. I, No. 11) issues of the short-lived anti-Communist periodical Far Eastern Affairs Pamphlets, edited and published by David Warren Ryder at the very beginning of the second Red Scare. Ryder (1892-1975) was.....
Utopia, Social Sciences, Howland
New York: John W. Lovell Company, Publishers, 1886. Social Solutions, edited by Edward Howland, sought to publish in English Jean-Baptiste André Godin's "Solutions sociales" (1871), which advocated for a radical shift towards better conditions and pay for workers. Translated by Marie Howland, it was divided into twelve semi-monthly numbers. The.....