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New York: Bedford Mills, 1920s. 3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton. The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009) and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Childhood Ephemera, Advertising to Children
Boston: Brown Taggard & Chase. A 6" x 4 1/2" single-sided advertisement captioned "hurrah for the Little Folks!" Chandler's Paper Dolls, of the Latest Paris Fashions. The is followed by the list of seven paper dolls produced in 1857. Published by Brown, Taggard & Chase, Nos. 25 & 29 Cornhill.....
Advertising to Children, Paper Dolls, S&C
Germany. Printed in Austria: S & C, . A four-page folded booklet with die-cut heart on the cover exposition one of the paper dolls. It promotes Sorosis Shoes Hunters, most likely a shoe emporium. When opened it reveals three (3) die-cut 4 3/4" paper dolls, each with 3 costumes and.....
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"
Chromolithography, Fashion, Toys and Games, Dolls, Paper Dolls, Supplements, Forbes Dolls
Boston: Forbes & Co., 1895. Two (2) uncut Art Fashion Supplements chromolithograph by Forbes & Co. for The Boston Sunday Globe. Distributed in the July 28 and August 18 issues of the Globe, the present examples depict a well-heeled woman and her young charge ("Baby's Outing") and a young boy.....
paper doll, women's travel
1940s. Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name. Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.....
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera
London (Printed in Germany): Raphael Tuck & Sons Co., Ltd, . Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera A 9 1/22" x 5 3/4" litho on paste board box depicting Gentle Gladys on the cover. Includes the 9" die-cut Gladys with attached head and easel back and her four.....
Embossed, Die-cut, Stationers
New York, New York: Eagle Card and Paper, c.1900. A most attractive embossed card die-cut in the shape of an elegant slipper, advertising Eagle Card and Paper of New York. Measures approx. 4" by 1.5", verso blank.
advertising, celluloid advertising cases, parisian novelty co
Chicago, IL: Parisian Novelty C, 1917-1923. 20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and.....
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 and Promotion, Social History, Product Sample, Glove Powder
New York: J. B. Fuller, 1871. An array of promotional materials related to Oriental Glove Powder. A product claiming to improve the fit of one's gloves. "By sprinkling a little of the Oriental Glove Powder in them, at least one size smaller gloves than ever before worn will go on.....
Counter Cards, Display Cards, Shop Display Ephemera
London, England: c.1900. A well-preserved counter card advertising "Samuel Brothers' Silk Hat Renovator", a liquid product for restoring top hats. Features a humorous illustration of an older gentleman struggling with his old-fashioned hat brush while his younger counterpart outpaces him with the new product. The dialogue reads, "I can't get.....
Song Sheet, Monograph, Social History, Crinoline, Discrimination
Digbeth, Birmingham, UK: W. Pratt, c859. Woodcut of a well dressed yet sizable woman obviously wearing crinoline beneath her dress. Yet another parody on the oft maligned crinoline, but worse yet discrimination as it relates to size.. The chorus reads What dresses now the ladies have, It really is surprising.....