Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Children's Nonfiction Books



I am giving away these twelve nonfiction children's books today. To enter, leave a comment below. You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via email.

I will gather up all the entries and select a winner at random tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM Eastern time.

Good luck!


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Round Of Applause

Name card of Mr. William D. Clapp.

Found in "Pierre The Organ Boy" by T.S. Arthur. Published by Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1854.

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Stars So Bright

Vintage postcard featuring Simone Simon and Don Ameche. No writing on reverse side.

Found in "On The Educational Front" by William Wattenberg. Published by Columbia University Press, 1936.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was David D. Brennan, who entered here on the site via email.

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

Friday Giveaway: Nine Antique Classics - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Chicken In The Rough


Photograph, no date or writing on reverse. In the background there's a sign for "Martin's Chicken in the Rough." Before KFC, Burger King or McDonalds, Chicken in the Rough was a well-known franchise restaurant, it's first location in Oklahoma City. The picture above is from "Martin's," which was the Syracuse, NY location.

Found in "Behind My Greasepaint" by Coco the Clown. Published by Hutchinson, 1950.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @Big5Army, who entered on Twitter.

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

Friday Giveaway: 10 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed



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Patterns



Handwritten knitting pattern (or so I am told).

Found in "The Wanderers" by Peter Parley. Published by D. Appleton, 1855.


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All Stars


Schedule (with some scores) from the 1928-1929 Converse High School basketball season.

Found in "Virginia Beautiful" by Wallace Nutting. Published by Old America Co., 1930.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Kayla Carr, who entered on Facebook.

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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Clowning Around

 Inscription:

Steal not this book
you little clown
there is a jail at Cooperstown

I love you with my heart

Your frend

Written in "New Education Readers: Book Four" published by the American Book Company, 1901.

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Mother's Day

Bookmark:


A Bookmark for Mother

Laden with love
This bookmark goes to the dearest of mothers,
From one who knows.

 - To Mother
From Jerry and Fred
On the reverse side is written "Mother's Day 1927."

Found in "The Rumford Complete Cookbook"by Lily Haxworth Wallace. Published by The Rumford Co., 1925.


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Giveaway winner

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

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

Friday Giveaway: Eight Children's Classics - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Jeanette and Mary


Photograph.

Written on the front: "Jeannette - Mary."

On reverse: "Mary Louise and and Jeanette McIntosh, Rome NY. 1945 - 7 and 9 years old. For Mrs. Mattice."

Found in "Jessie Graham" by Mary J. Holmes. Published by Dillingham, 1906.

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Spencer For Hire


Basketball card featuring Spencer Haywood of the Sonics from 1968.

Found in "A Midwife's Tale" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Published by Vintage, 1990.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Marnie Vasquez, who entered via email.

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

Friday Giveaway: Seven Modern Library Classics - contest closed



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Portrait of a Lady

Small photograph.

On the reverse side is written Harriett Jackson Bennett.

Found in "Ten Boys Who Lived on The Road From Long Ago To Now" by Jane Andrews. Published by Ginn and Co., 1895.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @debovine, 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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Puzzled


Trade card advertising Pond's Extract. This one is a puzzle card, with some hidden images in the background.

Found in "Building The Nation" by Charles Carelton Coffin. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1883.

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Danger In Boy's Town

Six Boy's Town stamps.

Found in "Danger In Paradise" by Octavius Roy Cohen. Published by The Popular Library, 1944.

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Grizzly


Crayon drawing. Written on the reverse side is "Cathy, 1972."

Found in "King of The Grizzlies" by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published by Scholastic, 1970.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Ursula M. Kinsler, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Kind Remembrance


Inscription:

To Elizabeth
This book -
Tis a token of kind remembrance;
Of true and affectionate regard:
Let it speak the kind wish my heart bears
To thee; and oft as it shall ?? thy ??
May it bring a thought of the absent;
And speak to thee of a faithful friend.
J
Delhi, Dec 5th, 1853


Found in "Select Poems of Mrs. L. H. Sigourney" published by Carey and Hart, 1852.



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Cement


Note:

Receipt for Cementing Wood

Shellac dissolved in alcohol will cement wood together

Found in "Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts in all the Useful and Domestic Arts" published by James Kay, 1829.


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Lucky, Part 98

Dried and pressed four leaf clover.

Found in "Article Thirty-Two" by John R. Oliver. Published by Macmillan, 1931.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner is Brandy Stewart, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 10 Antiquarian History Books - contest closed



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Ruddy

Card #16 from the Arm & Hammer "Game Bird Series" dated 1904. This is Ruddy Duck.

Found in "By England's Aid" by G.A. Henty. Published by Hurst and Co., no date.


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For Pink Eye


Handwritten remedy for Pink Eye:

1 teaspoon of Camphor
1 teaspoon of Boric Acid
Two cups boiling water

Let cool and use as a wash (put in bottle)

Found in "The Arcturus Adventure" by William Beebe. Published by Punam, 1926.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Dorothy Reed, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Novels - contest closed




Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Blue Ribbon


First place ribbon.

Found in "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by The Children's Press, 1971.
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Fritz


Pencil sketches, found in the rear of "AN INTRODUCTION TO THE VERTEBRATES" by Leverett Allen Adams. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 1933.

Fritz looks like a good boy.

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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner is Lily Meyerson, who entered here on the website.

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

Friday Giveaway: Signed copy of my book FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS - contest closed

Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Uniform


Photo postcard, no date or writing on reverse side.

Found in "Beyond the End: The Story of a Ghost's Year" by Clarence M. Boutelle. Published by F.M. Lupton, no date listed.

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The President Resigns



No bookmark today, but I wanted to share this old newspaper I came across at the bottom of a box of books. It's the August 8th, 1974 issue of Santa Monica, CA newspaper Evening Outlook. Byline by UPI's Helen Thomas.

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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was Marcia Davis, who entered on Facebook.

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

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Friday Giveaway: 8 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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You're In The Army Now


Collection of four promotional 8x10 photos from the US Army. The first two have some information on the reverse side, dated 1962.






 Found in "Officers and Gentlemen" by Jeffrey Simpson. Published by The Sleepy Hollow Press, 1982.


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Arrived


Postcard from Arden, Canada, postmarked July 29, 1953. Scribbles ignored, here's the best I can make out:

Arrived here about 2 PM. Had a nice trip. Having good weather.

Found in "Lead, Kindly Light" by Vincent Sheean. Published by Random House, 1949.





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Unfinished


Bookmark, no writing or printing on reverse.

Found in "Unfinished Tales" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1980.

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Giveaway winner

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

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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We Need To Talk



Note: "I want to talk to you about MJ's birthday."

Found in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz. Published by The World Publishing Company, 1965.

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Dream A Little Dream

Sealed envelope. I opened it up and there was a 1954 wheat penny inside.

Found in "Dreamers of the American Dream" by Steward Holbrook. Published by Doubleday, 1957.

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