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General Motors, Vehicles
Oakland, California: Walker Parccar Co., 1930s. Illustrated advertising pamphlet for the Walker Parccar Parking System, a clever mechanism that, when attached to the undercarriage of a vehicle, allows the driver to swing it into even the tightest of parking spaces. Includes photos of the product in use, as well as.....
Carriages, Transportation, Hand colored
London: Dean & Co. Threadneedle, 1844. 15 pp. illustrated wraps. Includes six (6) hand colored full-page and one half page engravings of an array of carriages. Each with a single page narrative description. They include a State Carriage, a Mail Coach, A Sovereign, A Cabriolet, A Pony-Chaise, An Omnibus, A......
boys camp, fishing, camping, swimming
Chautauqua, NY: 1934. Camp Tonka'wa, pronouced Ton-ka-wa, was an all boys camp in upstate New York. There the boys would spend their summer camping in tents on raised wooden platforms participating in a variety of activities, such as tennis, golf, swimming, boating and canoeing, aquaplaning (a form of water-skiing), nature.....
Transit and Travel, Ephemera Collecting, Albums and Scrapbooks
St. Louis, Missouri: c.1907. A quirky album of c.1907 streetcar and railway tickets, most for the St. Louis Transit Company. Includes several "Employee's Tickets" with the names of John and Annie Herzkh(?) in pencil. John's name has also been scrawled in pencil in a couple places. Evidently the pair enjoyed.....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, automobile
A3" x 2 1/2" embossed, die cut, single fold valentine. The young man isdriving his motorcycle to impress his girl.The sentiment reads' To Love Land.' He is very sharply dressed with his checkered hat, scarf and sun glasses. Verse inside card. The condition is excellent.Reverse has pencil inscription.
invite, transportation, steamer, Eastman College, Eastman National Business College, Hudson River
Poughkeepsie, NY: Eastman College, May 18, 1878. An invite for the Eastman College's First Grand Excursion, otherwise known as "Poughkeepsie to the Ocean" (via news articles at the time). The students were to travel on Saturday, May 18, 1878, on the steamer Mary Powell, all the way to New York.....
1900. A single-fold 8" x 5 1/2" menu with cover illustrations with Art Nouveau influenced decoration and illustration of asailing vessel. The menu is for breakfast on the Steamer Plymouth. Comprehensive menu. Wine List on reverse.
Drunk Driving, Voting Issues, Local Elections, Alcohol and Temperance
Waterville, Maine: F.W. Smith, c.1938. "VOTE THE DRINKING DRIVER DOWN--Vote 'NO' on liquor in September" is the message to Maine voters in this confrontational poster. The cartoon graphic shows a disheveled man hurtling down the road towards the viewer, tossing a liquor bottle behind him, with a license plate that.....
Steel Wheelbarrows, Warehouse Trucks, Russel Paper Truck, Stone Car, Forge Shop Truck, Cotton Trucks
Truck Catalogue No. 11-T Lansing - Company. Formerly Lansing Wheelbarrow Company. Lansing Company. Philadelphia. 1913. Soft cover. 86 pp. with 6 additional pages dedicated to coal cars. Handtrucks and carts. Contains Steel Wheelbarrows, Warehouse Trucks, Russel Paper Truck, Stone Car, Forge Shop Truck, Cotton Trucks and more. Black & white.....
Transportation, Mobilization, Welding
The Indianapolis Switch & Frog Co., 25-Nov-19. A letter from the Indianapolis Switch & Frog Co. to the Maintenance Official of Manchester St. RY (Rail yard) in Manchester, NH, promoting their new high speed mounting device for their Portable Electric Welder. This 'mounting device' was essentially a new trailer for.....
boat, ship, mileage, transportation, journal, code, myer's code, flag signal, Massachusetts
Boston, MA: F. W. Barry, Beale & Co., 1911. An unknown boatman's journal detailing the mileage, expenses, and trips taken on a launch (an open motor boat) named Polaris. The journal has been divided into several sections, with one side of the journal being used as a "Mileage and Cash".....
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine, motorcycle
A 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" die cut, fold back valentine. This card is simple and has a red antique motorcycle with a side car. The girl in the side car is dressed in a blue wrap. The sentiment is 'To My Valentine.' The condition is good. Back has self-easel.
ferry, transportation, boston ferry, business, stock holder
Boston, MA: Peoples Ferry Company, 1853. A circular sent out to the stockholders of the Peoples Ferry Company on October 10, 1853. The company was a city subsidized ferry transportation for Boston Harbor, between East Boston and Boston. This circular was sent out to inform the stockholders of possible changes.....
Pocket Map, New York city, Broadway Central Hotel
A three fold brochure that promotes the New York City on one side featuring views of the Battery, the New Washington Arch, a view of Broadway and of course the exterior of the hotel including information on the hotels location. The reverse is a New Map of New York City.....
shipping, boats, classifications, shipbuilding, ship registers
New York: American Shipmasters' Association, 1877. 48 pp. Textured paper wrappers. Gilt stamp. This book details the instructions for how to survey and classify a ship according to the rules provided by the American Shipmasters' Association. The book starts with a list of resolutions and recommendations of the NY Board.....
Employee Manuals, WWII
Long Beach, California: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., 1943. A wartime training booklet for employees of the Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., steeped in patriotism and zeal for the war effort: "You are now a member of the great family of Douglas workers. Douglas is a great name in aviation ... Wherever.....
Civil Engineering, Topography, Maps and Surveys, Maritime, History of Ohio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Wagner & McGuigan, Lithographer, 1854. Engraved scaled survey of the Harbor of Cleveland, Ohio, showing "pier work recommended by the Board of Engineers". Published "To accompany the Report of the Board of Engineers, Lake Harbors & Western Rivers" on May 27th, 1854. Adapted from a survey by Captain.....
legal, transportation, shipping, letterhead, government
Hamburg, Germany: March 12, 1872 - April 29, 1872. This document is the English translation of a German document which was the "Adjustment of the Average" for the ship 'The Messenger' which was under Captain Waldo Hill (1814-1888) control and traveled from Bakers Island, MA, to Hamburg, Germany. The trip.....
Amsterdam: Mulder & Zoon, c 1950. Unnumbered 18 pp book (including inside cover) profusely illustrated picture book taking a group of children and anthropomorphic animals traveling by train to various locations about the world. A die-cut train is attached to the back inside cover allowing the the child to place.....