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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.....
martha's vineyard, autograph albums, religion, oak bluff
Oak Bluff: 1874-1883. These three albums are being offered as a collection. Two of these albums are near complete, while the album with the latest dates is sparse, with only 25 of the 100 or so pages used. One album has a board cover in brown cloth, with "Autographs" gilt.....
Community Church Of the Air, Swalm Brothers Quartette, radio, music, advertising, religion
Harrisburg, PA: Community Church Of the Air, [February 1933]. This flyer is for three different musical groups: the Community Church of the Air, The Swalm Brothers Quartette, and the Boys Orchestra. However the flyer supplies little information beyond the performers names and the black and white printed photograph of each.....
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.....
Sunday School, Sabbath, Christian Education, Christianity
Chelsea, [Massachusetts]: 1863. Printed program including hymns and order of events for the 1863 anniversary of the Chestnut Street Congregational Sabbath School in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Features an address by the Rev. J.C. Fletcher, and ends with prayer and benediction. Bifolium (7.75" by 5"), pp. , illustrated with an image of.....
Pretend Play, Newspaper Supplement, Noah's Ark
Williamsport, PA: Pennsylvania Grit, 1896. A 9 1/2" x 8" card stock art supplement printed for the Pennsylvania Grit newspaper. Copyright 1896, by Forbes Litho, Boston, MA. Supplement for July 12, 1896 depicts seven cut-out pairs of animals and an elephant to be inserted in the slots at base surrounding.....
children's books, religion
London: Benjamin Pardon, 1850. Produced by the The Religious Tract Society. 32 pages; green paper wrapper, cover has decorative border. Engraved frontisepiece, decorative elements on title page. Story focusing on religion, morality, and devotion to God. 2 3/4" x 4". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
pop up books] [religious stories
Amsterdam: Folding book Ltd. Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x......
children's books, religion
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, ca. 1850. 8 pages, bound in tan paper wrapper with decorative border and circular vignette, printed in blue ink. Engraved quarter page illustration. One book from an 11-book set. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". OCLC- 2 full sets; 0 individual (Aug, 2018).
Symbolism, Catholicism, Benedictine Men
Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, . A series of twenty (20) 11" x 14" silkscreen liturgical symbols printed on card stock. Numbered 1-20 on reverse; each titled followed by a narrative discussing the meaning, implications and origin. Each marked Permissu Superiorum. Titles includ 1. One god in Three Persons, 7.....
Auctions, Women Printers, History of Norfolk
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England: Printed by Ann Turner, 1838. Printed poster promoting the sale of two pews from St Margaret's Church in King's Lynn, England, a church founded in 1100 and known as King's Lynn Minster since 2011. Measures 15" by 9.5". On verso, in contemporary ink, is the following.....
boys and girls camp, christian camp, ymca,
Concord, NH: Young Men's Christian Association, 1923. A brochure for Camp Spaulding, a Christian summer camp for young boys and girls in Concord, New Hampshire. The camp focuses on offering "real opportunities to gain a greater appreciation of the wonders of Nature and a reverence and loving thought for the.....
Latin, college catalogue, Amherst College, schools & universities, foreign language, religion
Amherst, MA: Amherst College, 1845. A catalogue for Amherst College, in Latin. The title roughly translates to: "Catalog of Academic Faculty and Students who are Graduates of Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts." The catalogue begins with a list of its faculty members, the subject and time spent teaching at the college.....
juvenile fiction, children's conduct
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1854. 152 pp. Embossed cloth cover,gilt spine, frontispiece, 2 illustrated plates, Little Anna Series. Chapters include Daisy Valley and its Inhabitants, Death in the Valley, The Hermit, and Conclusion. OCLC: 4 (11/23/2016) 6" x 4" slight wear and staining on cover, pencil marks on front end.....
prayer, hymn, church, children, children mass, program
Philadelphia, PA: Rectory St. Timothy's Church, Feb 1867. Single fold Hymnal Program from St. Timothy's Parish located in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Roxborough. This program was for "Children's Church", and featured several prayers, including one for both entering and exiting the church, as well as several hymns, such as: "Glory.....
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.....
Methodist, Australia, nursing, gender roles, England
Washington, DC: 1900- 1913. A collection of 14 letters, written to Eliza Grace Jeffries (1840-1917). While originally born in England, Eliza and her younger brother, Rev Peter Jeffries immigrated to America in 1899. Peter served as pastor to several congregations of the next sixteen years in the Virginia, Baltimore and.....
commonplace book, religion, diary, weather, courtship, daily life
New York: 1868. A wonderful commonplace book of Augusta Maria Ward Bissell, who lived in Warwick, MA. This commonplace book is a small pocket diary for the year 1868. While each entry is short, normally consisting of a few brief sentences, the details Augusta Ward chooses to record about her.....
children's morals] [American Sunday-School Union] [religion] [juvenile
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, c 1848. 51 pp, Marbled cover, The Cottage Girl 35pp, Frontispiece of female praying at bedside, full text; Ann and her Mother 16pp, full text with one image on first page; bound together, June 2016 OCLC-2. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" heavy cover wear, light foxing.....
Women and Religion, Service, Charitable Work, Women's Work, Education, Deacons and Deaconesses
[Philadelphia]: [Women's Missionary Society, the United Lutheran Church in America], [1930s?]. Published by the Women's Missionary Society of the United Lutheran Church, this booklet contains photographs "that represent life--as our Deaconesses live it", and shows the women engaging in a wide array of work, including teaching, nursing, "reading to the.....
Cutwork, Devotional, Made by Hand, Watercolor, Scherenschnitte, Canivet
A 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" delicate hand made paper devotional or "Nun Cut" Flaming hearts surrounded by roses and thorns Verse reads " O God ... will Again. Vivid watercolor decoration with gold and green border decoration. Reverse is blank.
Springfield: G. & C. Merriam, 1844. 1115 pp, 856 for the Old Testament and 259 for the New Testament. Red gilt and blind stamped hard cover, illustrations and 6 plates (2 of which are frontispieces for each testament), three chambers on spine, gilt stamp of praying woman on front and.....
New York: American Tract Society. 160 pp. Blind stamped, gilt brown cloth hard cover, illustrated, entirely in German. Begins with the alphabet, an illustration, the upper and lower case letter than a biblical verse, other items include the small and large alphabets, the vowels, simple syllables, and short stories. 6.....
Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society. 31 pp. Applied marble cover, frontispiece. The story of a group of boys and the devastating effect that can occur when not obeying the gospel. OCLC: 2 (9/7/2016) 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" inscribed, some wear on cover, foxing.