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Hotels, Travel and Tourism, Advertising and Promotion,
Bay City, MI: The Gregory Press. Embossed illustrated wraps. 16 pp. In-text, full page and centerfold illustrations. Tasteful geometric boarder decoration. The text describes and promotes the hotel utilizing relevant interior images. The centerfold shows the lobby. Boasts being one of the finest hotels. Measures 7.5" by 5" The hotel's.....
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.....
Halloween, Mask, Decorative Art, Whimsy
Japan: . Each of the masks measures 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" and is molded in the same shape and each has a silver foil nose. That is where the similarities end. Each is decorated in a different, often bizarre and quite colorful way.
Scherenschnitte, Paper Cuttings, Hans Christian Andersen, Whimsy
Sandy Hook, CT: Caroline Stokes, . The whimsy and fantasy found in many of his stories can be seen in these reproductions of works originally created by Andersen. In the first scherenschnitte you will see a character in his likeness unable to attain the ballerina at the top of the.....
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......
Scherenschnitte, Putnam-Houser House
A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-work paper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This.....
Massachusetts Mutual Calendar, Chromolithograph, Longfellow, Holems, Whittier, eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines, documents, correspondence
A six (6) page chromolithograph calendar for 1896 for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield Mass. Forbes Litho Mfg. Co. Boston. Each of the 9" x 11" heavy card stock pages has a poet as a theme with a center illustration reflecting a major work. The first page is Longfellow.....
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.....
Watercolor, Folk Art, Birthday Greeting, Religious Iconography
Original Art, Folk Art, Advertising, Ink
c1890. Two different 14 1/4" x 7 1/2" hand drawn and decorated promotional pieces for The "Superior Glossy Inks" . Each with a naive scene of water with sailboats and an island in the back ground. Both with identical text beginning with "To all persons who appreciate "Nice Inks" .......
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.....
Friendship Album, Made by Hand, Autographs
1878-1880. A 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" handmade autograph album cut in the shape of a boot. Heavy textured paper covers. Pages in various colors of paper mostly blank; few with printed lines. Over 20 autographs; few with verses. Mostly from Connecticut. Ribbon tie at top. Rather charming...
Advertising, Asphalt, Columbus Buggy, Corsets, Typewriting
1880s. Four (4) different die-cut advertising pieces; each in the shape of the product it is advertising. They include a two sided house with asphalt shingles; H.M. Reynolds Asphalt Shingle Co. Grand Rapids, MI, a trade card in the shape of a buggy with a balloon attached promoting Columbus Buggy.....
Cutwork Paper, Regency Era, Women's Work
. Four (4) different examples of intricate cutting done from a single sheet of paper. All oval in shape with an array of stylized elements from nature. All delicately designed and cut in a organized and somewhat geometric chaos. Each measures approximately 5" x 3 1/2" The paper most likely.....
Performed Paper, Made by Hand, Religious Iconography
Watercolor, Friendship Token
Miniature Letters, Manuscript, Sentiment and Friendship
UK: . Nine (9) miniature handmade envelopes each personally addressed with pen and ink or watercolor stamps/post marks. With in is a small mostly chromolithograph image applied to a card with a penned sentiment verso. Address to individuals with locations as The Nursery, The Enchanted Palace, Villa Maria, The Doll's.....
printer, printing, printer samples. dairy, advertising, advertisement
New York: McTee & Co Inc, 1929. The Advertising Campaign Portfolio was produced by McTee & Company Inc for Glendale Milk in 1929. McTee & Company was New York based advertising firm run by John Bevans, a novelist poet and advertising man, who produced ads that both “that tell your.....
Advertising, Paper Fan, Restaurants
Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses. The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne. Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons. Measures 10" x 8" when one. Some wear;.....
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.....
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.....
Kindergarten Art, Froebel, Folded Paper
A rather stunning album of origami made by one individual out of blue, light blue, white, and red paper squares. There are 60 folded paper examples as well as 9 large patterns comprised of 169 smaller folded paper examples; in total, there are 230 individual examples folded paper kindergarten art.....
friendship album, lithography, hand colored lithography, art, watercolor, pencil, ink sketch, music
England: c 1830-1850s. An artist's scrap book filled with over fifty (50) pieces of original art work and hand colored lithography and other pieces. What makes this scrap book a unique find, is the consistent fine quality of the work within. Some of the hand-colored lithography is so expertly done.....
collections & archives, food & wine, recipes, women's work, advertising
United States: Various, 1919-1949. A seven (7) piece collection of recipe books relating to weird and unusual food. This strangeness can be do the recipe books almost religious adherence to using an unusual ingredient in every dish or to recipes that are either actually bizarre or just unfamiliar to modern.....