Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Sarah Dunham, who entered on Facebook. Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week.

Friday Giveaway: 14 Vintage Classics - contest closed



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Never Give Up


Two cards, presented by a teacher to their student. Cards are dated 1867 at the bottom.

Found in "Swinton's Fifth Reader" published by the American Book Company, 1883.



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To Battle



Two illustrations featuring the United States battleships Illinois and Maine. There's actually a third, but just another copy of the Illinois.

Found in "Uncle Sam's Panama Canal and World History" by Joseph Bucklin Bishop. Published by World Syndicate Co., 1913.



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Picture Day Part II



I love finding class photos. My favorite find is still this one.

No writing or dates.

Found in "The First Book of Cowboys" by Benjamin Brewster. Published by Franklin Watts, 1950.




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For The Dogs


Dog license from 1919.

Found in "The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman. Published by Literary Guild, 1945.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Cheecha Brogan, who entered over on Facebook.

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

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Friday Giveaway: 15 Classic Books - contest closed



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What Lies Beneath


On the surface, just an old copy of a Bobbsey Twins book. Nothing to see here, right?




Well then.

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Keep The Place




Christmas bookmark.

Found in "Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" by Lewis Carroll. Published by Mershon, no date listed


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Paper Moon



Paper dolls and accessories (not sure if the Del Monte cans are part of the "set").

Found in "The Adventures of Elizabeth Ann" by Josephine Lawrence. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1923.


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Family Portrait


Photo, time stamp says December 1958.

Found in "The Wood-carver of 'Lympus" by M.E. Waller. Published by Little, Brown, 1910.

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Giveaway winner

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

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

Friday Giveaway: 16 Vintage Books - contest closed




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The Rover





Hand-drawn political comic... or advertisement for "The Rover" - your guess is as good as mine.

Front page shows "Johnny Bull" (England) swordfighting with "S. African Rep(?)" with the U.S. looking on, reading "The Rover."

Back page shows Johnny and South Africa sitting and reading their own copies of "The Rover" -

J.B. - What's the use of fighting let's read the Rover
S.A. - That paper is the best on the market

U.S. - Ah, I struck it then

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Found in "Secrets of the Andes" by James H. Foster. Published by AL Burt, 1933.



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Birds Of A Feather



Collection of feathers.

Found in "Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter" by Theodore Roosevelt. Published by Scribners, 1920.


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Dear Mama



Needlepoint bookmark.

Found in "Prints and Their Makers" edited by Fitzroy Carrington. Published by The Century Co., 1912.

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Good Satisfaction



Novelty advertisment, front looks like old Confederate Currency, the other side reads:

This is to certify that I ____
the happily wedded wife of ____
do hereby permit my husband ____
to go where he pleases and when he pleases, as I know he is a good judge. I also wish he would go to WILLIAM STURM for his clothing, because I know he would have good satisfaction.

William Sturm
Merchant Tailor


Found in "The Living Shadow" by Maxwell Grant. Published by Street and Smith, 1931.



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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Cecila Ann Provost who entered here on the site. Thanks so much to all of you who entered, see you here next week.

Cecila, I will try and get in touch, but if you see this please send me an email: fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

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Friday Giveaway: Nine Antiquarian Books - contest closed









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Rent and Reservations



Note of receipt, dated March 22, 1869:

Received Guilderland March 22, 1869 from Appalina Livingston & heirs of Philip Livingston, Deceased Twenty Four 34/100 Dollars in full for rent and reservations due Stephen Van Rensselaer on farms leased to Christian Kaley Jan 4th 1791. The amount that I paid to the said Van Rensselaer on the 29th day of March 1868 for rent and release due from said heirs of Philip Livingston deceased

Henry Kaley



Livingston and Van Rensselaer are both well-known names from New York State history.

Found in "The Farmer's Law Book and Town Officer's Guide" by Jacob Multer. Published by Munsell, 1851.

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Flesh And Limbs





Letter, dated July 7th, 1907 - Passaic NJ:

It has been a long long time since we have heard from you and I miss your letters more than I can tell you. Lillie has seen you since and has given you our whereabouts. She was with me one winter and how I did hate to have her go away. My old friends are few and I so seldom see them. No doubt you have more ??? to learn - that at my time in life I had chosen. Boarding House business - I do not think but know it will shorten my days. I am at it and do not know enough to get out of it. My dear Mother always worked very hard with the exception of bringing up us children. I have had to work harder and will have to keep it up to the end - for the past 4 months I have been sick and required the services of a nurse part of the time. Doctor calls it ?? caused by over work, flesh and limbs painful and badly swollen. I keep four in help. Butler and 3 girls, 20 guests in our house and extra table boarders. I have been away from Middleton two years. I want to go home very much. Can't leave until I get some one to relieve me. We have a charming home here 12 minutes from NY. My guests are mostly men that do business in NY. ? home to lunch. This business is all right if I were 35 years - when 19 years is added I am not as capable. I am now just the age of Mother when she was taken.


Found in "The Parisians: Part One" by Edward Bulwer Lytton. Published by Collier, 1901.

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A Wish




Get well card, no writing.

Found in "New Handbook of the Heavens" by Hubert Bernhard. Published by Whittlesey House, 1941.

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Not Forgotten: Part X

Another installment! Here are parts one, twothreefourfivesix, seveneight and nine. of this ongoing series where I feature some of the items I find that aren't quite good enough for their own post.







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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Elizabeth Desimone, who entered over on Facebook. Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Antiquarian Set of Dickens - contest closed





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