Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @nblitofsky, who entered on Twitter.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week!

Friday Giveaway: Signed copies of HANDWRITTEN RECIPES and FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS - contest closed


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Something Better



I recently came across this old book, "Helpful Talks With Girls" published by the Christian Herald, 1910. It's one of those collections of advice and etiquette aimed towards young women, filled with the usual essays on avoiding saloons and tobacco shops and the like. To be fair, there are also many pages offering advice on finding respectable work, the importance of a good education, and leaving the world a better place that you find it.

What caught my eye was the writing I found on the front endpaper:



"There has to be more than this..."

You were right, Mary Todd, and more to come. I hope all of us are still wondering.

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The Pause That Refreshes




Coaster advertising Polster Bräu beer.

Found in "Haeckel's Theory of the Unity of Nature" by David H. Degrood. Published by Christopher Publishing House, 1965.

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High Up In The Catskills


Postcard, no writing or postmark on reverse.

Found in "How To Build Modern Furniture" by Mario Dal Fabbro. Published by Magna, 1957.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Katherine Dopulos, who entered over on Facebook.

 Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week!

Friday Giveaway: 16 Vintage Classics - contest closed



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Flashing Knives



Daniel Boone trading card from 1956.

Found in "The Lone Ranger at the Haunted Gulch" (of course) by Fran Striker. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1941.

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Antoinette


Based on the folding legs at the bottom and the name "Antoinette" written in, I would guess this is a placecard for a an event like a bridal shower or wedding.

Found in "Practical Upholstering" published by McGraw-Hill, 1953.


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Vanguard

United States Army patch.

Found in "Vanguards of the Frontier" by Everett Dick. Published by Appleton, 1941.

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The Living Flower


Advertisement for Ed. Pinaud's "Latest Exquisite Perfume."

Found in "Memoirs of His Serene Highness, Antony-Philip D'Orleans, Duke of Montpensier, Prince of the Blood" published by Treuttel and Wurtz, 1824.



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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner is Marion Feeder, who entered on Facebook.

As always, thanks to all who entered. See you again next week.

Friday Giveaway: 15 Bobbsey Twins Books - contest closed



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We Are Gathered Here Today


Four color slides. Here's what they look like after going through the scanner:







Found in "The Spirit of Revolution in 1789" by Cornwell Rogers. Published by the Princeton University Press, 1949.

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Stir Once Or Twice



Recipe for French Ice Cream

(Zellah V.C. Bull)

2 eggs - well beaten
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups top??? milk

Cook in double boiler until custard consistency

Cool.

Add a little salt, vanilla or other flavoring
1/2 pint whipped cream
Stir once or twice


Found in "The Cook is in the Parlor" by Marguerite Gilbert McCarthy. Published by Gramercy, 1947.


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1937

Small 1937 calendar. Written in pen on front cover:

Not the same calendar

Found in "The Bobbsey Twins" by Laura Lee Hope. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1904.

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Third Prize


Third prize ribbon from the Oneonta Federated Garden Club, along with some dried and pressed flowers.

Found in "Catskill Crafts" by Jane Smiley. Published by Crown, 1988.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Ann Marie B, who entered here on the site.

I will try and get in touch with you - but feel free to send me an email: fb@forgottenbookmarks.com.

Thanks to all of you who entered, see you again next week.

Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Classics - contest closed



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A Failure Has Never Been Known


Typed recipe for Mexican Pecan Candy:

Ruth Jackson Mossman

2 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Pecans (whole)
5 Tbs. Water (hot)

Put 2 cups of the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a pan and stir before boiling but not after. Put a cover on until still is formed on cover and sides of dish, (This prevents crystals forming on side of dish and is a good rule to follow in candy and frosting making). The sugar will just about begin to boil by that time.

Add pecans when it comes to a boil.

While sugar is coming to a boi(l), brown the 1/2 cup sugar in a small pan stirring constantly. Add this to the other mixture slowly (so it won't splatter). Wrinse the pan out with 5 Tbs. hot water and add to mixture. Boil until it forms a soft ball in water. Beat until creamy - drop on a brown paper. A failure has never been known. If they should be gritty, they are all the more like New Orleans Pralines.


Found in "The Fountain of Youth" by C.E. Burtis. Published by Frederick Fell, Inc, 1964.


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Those Were Different Times




Not entirely sure about this find, it looks like one of those "end of the year" type surveys you find in magazines or journals. This one is about music, and includes the former owner's top songs of the year and concerts attended. Also found in the book is a single photo, no names or dates.

Found in "Jack and Jill" by James Patterson. Published by Little, Brown, 1996.


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Strictly Business


Pressed flower.

Found in " Goodwin's Improved Book-Keeping and Business Manual" by J.H. Goodwin. Published nu tje author, 1900.


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1962

Photo, "1962" is written in pen on the reverse.

Found in "The Last Englishman" by Hebe Weenolsen. Published by Bantam, 1967.

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Giveaway winner

This weeks winner was Julie VanHoose, who entered on Facebook.

Thank you all for entering, see you again next week.

Friday Giveaway: 14 Vintage Classics - contest closed



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Kleister





Advertising brochure for German wallpaper paste (I think).

Found in "The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow" published by Worthington, 1889.


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