Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Gary Lubar, who entered via email.

Thanks so much to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Eight Antique Shakespeare Books - contest closed



Contest now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.

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A-Tisket A-Tasket

Trimmed color illustration.

Found in "God Revealing His Truth Through Patriarch and Prophet" by Walter Albion Squires. Published by The Westminster Press, 1921


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Rain Or Shine


Block of four 5 cent stamps celebrating "City Mail Delivery - 1863-1963."

Found in "The First Forty Years of Washington Society in the Family Letters of Margaret Bayard Smith" published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1965.

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Lonely Tree

Photograph.

Found in "At the Foot of The Rainbow" by Gene Stratton-Porter. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1907.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Tabitha Hubbard, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Pretty Fly For A White Cake


Recipe for white cake:

1/2 c. butter or margerine
1 c. sugar
1 egg well beaten
1/2 ts salt
1 c. milk
1 c flour
4 ts powder (bkg)
1 1/2 c. huckleberries
flavoring

Cream fat and sugar
Add egg
Mix and sift dry ingredients, reserving 1/4 c. flour to dredge berries. Add alternately with milk
Fold in dredged berries

Bake in shallow pan 350 degrees 30 or 45 mins

Found in "Barnaby Rudge" by Charles Dickens. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1875.


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Three Of A Kind


Small photograph, "Three of a kind" written in pen at the lower margain.

Found in "The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill. Published by Barse and Hopkins, 1915.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Rebecca Sanders, who entered here on the site.

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Turning The Tables

 Notice from the Pennsylvania Railroad:

A General Change in the Time Tables of the Pennsylvania Railroad will be made April 19, 1934.

R.M. Flocker, General Passenger Agent

Found in "Hunting Fishing and Camping" by L.L. Bean. Published by The Dingley Press, 1942.




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The Ring

Ring; appears to be of the cheap dollar store variety.

Found in "Some Tales From Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris. Published by Valley Offset, 1971.



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Safety Dance

Lovely color illustration, reverse is blank. Could have been part of an old greeting card or advertising card.

Found in "The Calling of Dan Matthews" by Harold Bell Wright. Published by A.L. Burt, 1909.


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Giveaway winner

This week's book giveaway winner was Lauren Lippy, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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SS Île de France

Postcard featuring the French ocean liner SS Île de France. No writing or postmarks on reverse.

Found in "Stories Behind the World's Great Music" by Sigmund Spaeth. Published by Garden City Publishing, 1940.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Carol Rexall, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 10 Vintage Classics - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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NKOTB

New Kids on the Block bookmark.

Found in its original home, "New Kids on the Block: Backstage Surprise" by Seth McEvoy and Laure Smith. Published by Archway, 1990.


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Portrait

Matted photograph.

No name or writing on reverse, printed studio is "Instructor Co., Dansville NY."

Found in "The World's Greatest Books: Volume XIX" edited by Lord Northcliffe. Published by McKinley, Stone and Mackenzie, 1910.

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Giveaway winner

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

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Pickle Me This


Recipe for tomato pickles:

1 pk. tomatoes diced
1 cup salt
Stand overnight, drain

Boil tomatoes in 2 qts water and 1 qt vinegar 15 minutes

Drain, then take
5 qts vinegar
2 lbs brown sugar
1/2 lb white mustard seed
2 tablespoons ground allspice
2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons ground mustard
2 green peppers cut in strips

Put all into a porcelain kettle and cook 15 minutes, put spices in loose.


Found in "Lowney's Cook Book" prepared by Maria Willett Howard. Published by Lowney's, 1921.


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Sweet


Coupon for seven cents off Sweet Tarts or Pixy Stix (offer expires December 31, 1974).

Found in "Billy Bathgate" by E.L. Doctorow. Published by Harper, 1989.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Barbara J. Delaney-Bogosian, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.

Friday Giveaway: 11 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Portrait Of A Lady


Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "Gloria Victis" by J.A. Mitchell. Published by Scribners, 1897.

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Excused


 Note:

Prof. Verrill,

Please excuse Bertha's  absence from school yesterday and oblige.

V.E. Birch

Apr. 11th '90

Charles H. Verrill


Found in "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" published by A.L. Burt.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Jane Sellers, who entered here on the site.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Signed Copy of Forgotten Bookmarks - contest closed

Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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On The Porch


Two matted photographs.


Found in "Aims and Objects of Life" by Walter T. Griffin. Published by Union Publishing House, 1889.

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Whatever Happened To


Note:

What became of the brazen serpent that Moses made?

Found in "The Synopsis of Pediatrics" by T.S. Zahorsky. Published by Mosby, 1939.

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Giveaway winner

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

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

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Classics - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Locked

Key.

Found in "The Path of Thunder" by Peter Abrahams. Published by Harper, 1948.


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Not Forgotten Part XIII

Yet another installment! Here are parts one, twothreefourfivesix, seveneightnine, teneleven and twelve of this ongoing series where I feature some of the items I find that aren't quite good enough for their own post. Enjoy!






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Portrait




Small tintype photograph.

Found in "Twenty Minutes Late" by Pansy. Published by Lothrop, 1893.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Maria Linder Vance, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Children's Books - Contest closed

Contest now closed, I'll announce the winner shortly.


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Dedicated


Vintage ink blotter advertising Iodalbin.

Found in "Sleepy Steve" by Josef Berger. Published by Minton, Balch and Co., 1931.

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March


Color photograph.

Found in "Andersonville" by MacKinlay Kantor. Published by World Publishing, 1955.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @onepurplegecko, who entered on Instagram.

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

Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Peck of Pickled Peaches

 Recipe:

Syrup for Pickling Peaches

3 cups sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 T whole cloves
1 T whole allspice
3 inch stick of cinnamon

Place spices in bag. Boil syrup for 5 minutes, Add preparted fruit (cook about 5/8 minutes) and cook until tender but not soft. Pack in sterilized jars.


Found in "The Marsh: A Century of Cranberries" by Lela Potter Winn. Published by Exposition Press, 1981.






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Bookmarked

As you can imagine, I find a lot of bookmarks as I am going through books. Here's what I found this week.




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Settling

Fortune from a fortune cookie:

You will make many changes before settling satisfactorily. 


Found in "Emma" by Jane Austen. Published by GuildAmerica, 1996.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Mema Trudy, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 10 Decorative Antique Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Having A Party


Handwritten invitation:

Bill Neary is having a PARTY and Mike Manzano and Friend is invited.

June 22, 1984

R.S.V.P. 

Found in "The Candywine Development" by John Morris. Published by Dell, 1974.





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Rugged


Ribbon:

DELEGATE

NNY Federation of Women's Clubs

Clayton

May 20-21-22

1924

Found in "Rugged Water" by Joseph Lincoln. Published by Appleton, 1924.

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Hearth and Home


Pen drawing.

Found in "The Chisholm Trail" by Wayne Gard. Published by The National Historical Society / University of Oklahoma, 1994

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner is Misty Clure, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Baby Face


Two vintage baby photos. No writing on reverse, just a stamp from The Warnken Studio, Oneonta NY.

Found in "Swords and Statues" by Clarence Stratton. Published by The Junior Guild, 1937.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Katherine Martin Yates, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 11 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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In Bloom


Small dried and pressed flower.

Found in "The Spectator: Volume One." Printed by A. Hancock, 1822.

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75 Percent


Torn twenty dollar bill.

Found in "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. Published by Signet, 1963.

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