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Black leather cover, preprinted generic pages, lined pages for each day of the year filled in by hand. Calendar journal with identification page identifies the book as belonging to Frankie Brown in Daytona Florida, some answers on the identification page are tongue in cheek and give the feeling of a......
Harper & Brothers, 1905. A 23" x 14 1/2" literary poster promoting the a novel by Katherine Cecil Thurston, novelist and playwright.
yearbook, high school, tennis, dance, dance card
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1925. The scrap book album belongs to Dorothy Bradford who attended North Central High School, in Spokane, WA. A portion of the album also covers her time at Havermale Junior High School. The first third of the album is full of newspaper clippings dealing with either.....
Literary Poster, The Boston Sunday Herald, Women
Boston, MA: The Boston Sunday Herald, . A 19" x 12" poster promoting The Boston Sunday Herald newspaper. It depicts a serious looking young woman holding a book. Reverse is blank.
Albums, Memento Albums, Victorian, Love & Friendship
New York: J.E. Riker, c.1850 - 1870s. A memento album belonging to Miss Miranda C. Frost of West Cambridge [Massachusetts], dated 1853, partially filled with 15 entries by mostly family and family. Most of the entries are from the 1830s with one exception; one penned to "Mother" in 1870. The.....
drawing books, friendship albums,Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, WWI, World War I, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps
A astonishing friendship album filled with quotes, verses, and drawings belonging to Amelia Isabel Mackenzie, a member of the W.A.A.C. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1917–1918), which later became known as Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (1918–1920) was the women's unit of the British Army during and immediately after the.....
WWI, home front, gender roles, Great Britain, women's history, government, propaganda
London, England: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, Dec-14. A leaflet produced at the start of WWI by the Britain's Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. When this was printed, Britain was still fighting with an all volunteer force, and was clearly attempting to guilt women into pressuring the men in their lives to volunteer. It.....
Literary Poster, Bostonian Magazine, Women's History
Boston, MA: Bostonian, . An 18" x 12 1/2" literary poster for Bostonian magazine for June (presumably 1895) depicting a young woman holding a diploma. An ethereal light and a garland of roses are overhead. "June" is in the background --graduation month. Reverse is blank.
women's history] [suffrage
New York: The Woman's Press, 1923. 139 pp. Blue fabric cover with gilt title, Printed white dust jacket with author's photograph, frontispiece of author. Contents include six chapters entitled; The World at the Crossroads, Christian Patriotism, Women's Service to the Race, Women's Service to Theology, The Law of Life, and.....
London, Edinburgh, and New York: T. Nelson and Sons, ca. 1870. 16 pages, bound in yellow wrapper. Cover printed in red ink, with decorative border and floral backing on title. Decorative element on title page with "Packet B" printed in the bottom left corner of the page, engraved frontisepiece. Decorative.....
Social History, Women's History
Camp Hill, ALA: 1915. Two letters from Alice G. Teele, an instructor at The Southern Industrial Institute, for the Training of White Youth writing to Mrs. Eugene Howlett, Charleston SC. The content relates to what appears to be the socially prominent of the area and there comings and going; politely.....
WWII, home front, military history, charity, radio, Lindbergh
Philadelphia, PA: American Friends Service Committee, . Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001) was an American author and aviator. However her and her husband, Charles Lindbergh, are perhaps most well-known as the parents of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., a baby who in 1932 was kidnapped for ransom from their home and later.....
Nancy Drew, mysteries, juvenile fiction
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. 210 pp. Stamped cloth over board cover with color printed dust wrapper, illustrate end pages, black and white frontispiece. The first in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Secret of the Old Clock introduces Nancy as an eighteen year old who wants to help.....
Periodical, Harpers, Women's History, Penfield
New York, NY: Harper & Bros. 1895. 13.5" by 9.5" on light stock depicting Penfield illustration of a modern woman walking through the woods reading Harper's Monthly Magazine. Printed in blue, green and orange. It is promoting the Harper's September 1895 issue. It lists six (6) of issues articles including.....
History of Charleston, American South, Women Authors
Charleston, South Carolina: William G. Mazyck, 1870. "Days of Yore" is a historical account of Charleston, South Carolina, divided into four "letters" penned "By the Ancient Lady" (i.e. Elizabeth Anne Poyas), and includes excerpts of poetry, biographical and genealogical information, and musings on local history. Poyas had a distinctive writing.....
address book, commonplace book, rowley, business history
Massachusetts: [1919-1930]. A one of a kind commonplace address book, that belonged to Harriet Sophia Rowley (1853-1943), which includes not only the addresses of her family and friends, but also that of local businesses she likes. Sometimes these notes are by the business name or type, but other times it.....
friendship albums, rebus
Rahway, NJ: 1874. A friendship album, aptly titled "Album of Friendship", belonging to a woman by the name of Jennie. Her last name is never mentioned. The album is mostly blank, but the entries date from 1874, and when a location is noted, it is Rahway, NJ. One of the.....
New York: World, 1969. Illustrated cloth boards, in text black and white illustrations, 7 color plates, 544 pp, size 9.5 x 6.5.
Margaret Evans Price, Children, Myth, Katherine Lee Bates
New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1924. The Book of Myths retells thirteen classical mythology stories, including Icarus and Hercules, with children as the audience. 112 pages. It is both written and illustrated by Margaret Evans Price. There is an introduction written by Katharine Lee Bates. There is a pronunciation.....
Margaret Evens Price
Rochester, NY: Stecher Litho. Co., 1916. This children's book is beautifully illustrated by Margaret Evens Price. 12 pages, with a stapled thick-card wrapper cover. The full color and three color lithographs in the book perfectly exemplify the ability of the Stecher Lithography Company. Shared with the colorful lithography is a......
Ruth E. Newton, Mary Windsor, babies
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1935. unpaginated. Printed paper cover with stapled binding, color illustrations throughout by Ruth E. Newton. Verses by Mary Windsor of activities including going to the beach, playing, visiting the park, and riding in a carriage. 13" x 9 3/4" wear on cover, rip on cover.....
Orion, Illinois: 1888. Four (4) manuscript composition notebooks belonging to Myrtle Fulton, a talented Fulton County, Illinois student aged 16 in 1888. Myrtle had a remarkable talent for cartography; one would not know from her drawings of the continents that she was only 16 when she compiled these notebooks. Each.....
Commonplace Book, Poetry
Pennsylvania (?): 1863-1870. Marble on board. 65 leaf. Approximately 95 manuscript pages of verse. The inscription page reads Rachel VV. A. Zook, from her father 2 mo. 24,1863. The verses are usually multiple pages in length with a few of her own entries only two lines. Content includes The First.....
poetry, poem, newspaper, original writing
Helensburgh, Scotland: 1920-1940. A leather bound poetry journal of Wilhelmina Reid Fleming that contains both Flemming's amateur original poetry, either in handwritten, typed, or newspaper clipping form, and some copied poems of other more famous poets. Below are some excerpts of her poetry: "How silently the frost king weaves His.....