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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.....
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.
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......
Perfume, fragrance, lithography, Brand names
New York: Lazell, Dalley, & Co., 1892. Lilac, Ylang Ylang, and Heliotrope abound in this beautifully produced 1892 price list for Lazell's Perfumes, giving us today a sense of what some of the most fashionable ladies may have been wearing in 1890s New York. Each bottle offered is illustrated with.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
Cross-stitch and Embroidery, D.M.C., ABC, Gender Roles
Munich, Germany: Bibliothek D.M.C., Verlag von Th. de Dillmont, Dornach, c.1905. An alphabet book for embroiderers, including patterns for shaping letters, monograms, numerals and ornaments. Published by Bibliothek D.M.C., which remains today a major producer of embroidery thread, the book includes over ninety printed patterns plus several leaves of transfer.....
Metallurgy, Decorative Wire Work
[Boston, Massachusetts]: Oliver Whyte & Co., c.1890. Handbill advertising decorative wire window guards for "stores, dwellings, school-houses, &c." as well as "ornamental patterns for Bank and Office railings", wire netting and cloths. Two illustrated examples of the products on offer are featured towards the head of the handbill. Measures 8.5".....
Gouache. Decorative device designs. Black, red and white. Created on blue paper. Design size 3 3/4" x 4"
Gouache. Olympian designs - Running, Wrestling, Javelin and Discus. Created on card stamped - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como with logo. Design size 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and Card size 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Gouache. Geometric designs on paper. Black, white and red. Stamped on reverse- Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Design size 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Gouache. Starburst design. Red, blue, yellow, and white. Created on paper. Illustrators pencil grid. Design size 4 3/4" x 7"
Gouache. Decorative device designs. Created on blue paper. Stamped on reverse - Tessile Serica Italiana Francis Clivio & C. Como. Design size 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Decoration, wrapping, parade
Manufacturer: Dennison Manufacturing Location: Boston Date: 1914 Pages: 96 Subject Matter: Decorations made from Paper Comprehensive descriptions and pricing. Samples of crepe and tissue paper are included. Images from B&W photos of the products and uses, as well as both B&W and color illustrations for possible design ideas and uses.....
Lighting, antique, trade catalog
Manufacturer: I. Sack Cabinet Hardware Co. Location: Boston, MA Date: c1920 Pages: Two sections of 61, numbered, printed single sided pages, one section is the illustrations and descriptions of items, the second is the corresponding price list. Subject Matter: Lighting The catalog is a folder with brad clips. It is.....