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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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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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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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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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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Best Results


1924 calendar advertisement card from Socony Gasoline / Standard Oil.

Found in "Jim Waring of Sonora-Town" by Henry Herbert Knibbs. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1918.

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Pressed



Dried and pressed flower and leaves.

Found in "Oeuvres Completes Du P. Bourdaloue" published by Auguste Gaude and Jean-Matthieu Douladoure, 1818.

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Stand And Deliver


Well-preserved carte de visite from the Crocker studio of Perry, NY. No date or writing on reverse.

Found in "The Life of Dwight L. Moody" by his son, William R. Moody (signed copy), Published by Revell, 1900.

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Federalist



Remains of the July 23, 1812 edition of the Springfield, Massachusetts newspaper "The Hampshire Federalist." Published about month after the start of The War of 1812.

Found in "The New Gallery of British Art: Volume One" published by D. Appleton and Co., ca 1862.

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Clipped




Newspaper clipping, dated 1864.

Found in "The Spencers: A Story of Home Influence" by Stephen H. Tyng. Published by The American Tract Society, 1869.
 
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Delicious Delights


Two typewritten and xeroxed recipes:

French-Swiss Cookies

1/2 lb. butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 egg white
Colored candies or ground nuts

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Beat in egg yolk. Add flour and cinnamon and blend well. Roll pieces of dough into 1" balls between buttered palms. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart. Press out paper thin with a floured spatula. Paint with egg white and sprinkle with colored candies or ground nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 mins. Yield: 6 dz cookies

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Sand Tarts

Cream 1/2 cup butter. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks (beaten lightly) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat the mixture until light. Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add to first mixture and blend well. Chill for several hours. Roll dough thin and cut with 3" star cookie cutter. Place on buttered baking sheets and put a split blanched almond on each cookie. Brush with unbeaten egg whites, then sprinkle with muxture of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, for ten minutes.

Found in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by the Junior Book Club, no date, circa 1945.









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Here's Flowers For You




Dried and pressed plants.

Found in "The Plays of William Shakespeare" published by Bellamy and Robarts, 1791.

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Are You Lonesome Tonight


Weekly Reader Book Club bookmark.

Found in "The Lonesome Egg" by Charles House. Published by W.W. Norton, 1968.

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Lucky, Part XXIX


Four leaf clover.

Found in "Village Laws of New York" published by W.C. Little, 1894.

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Like Butter

 Recipe for tomato butter:

Peel, slice and measure ripe tomatoes

To every quart, add one pint vinegar, one pint light brown sugar, then add two teaspoons cinnamon and one of cloves.

Boil down about like jelly

Does not need sealing

Found in "The Amazing Story of Repeal" by Fletcher Dobyns. Published by Willett, Clark and Co., 1940.

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Heist


Photo postcard, no writing or postmark on reverse side. Written on front "From Mina" and printed "The Bank at Andes NY, where Frank Graham was mortally wounded October 28, 1905. The robber stood at T and Graham fell at X."

Found in "The Authentic Life of William McKinley" published by W.E. Scull, 1901.

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Sailor Sam


Photograph, no writing or markings on reverse side.

Found in "The Roots of American Loyalty" by Merle Curti. Published by Columbia University Press, 1946.


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Portrait Of A Man, Dog, and Baby


Photograph, no date or writing on reverse side.



Found in "Harper's Magazine: Volume XLVIII" published by Harper and Brothers, 1874.

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Elastica


Pink elastic hair band.

Found in "Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling. Published by Scholastic, 1999.
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They Say It's Your Birthday

Small card, thick stock paper.

Written in red ink:

#99

5th Birthday

Mrs. D. Knowls

Found in "B.P. Ranch in Indian Land" by Gordon Stuart. Published by Reilly and Lee, 1936.

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Hey Big Spender


Photo postcard, no writing or date on reverse. There's a small studio mark on he front.

Found in "The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson. Published by Lothrop, 1902.

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Racy






I'm not 100% sure what this bookmark is; appears to be a sheet of decals or stickers. Almost like a sheet of temporary tattoos. I was unable to peel anything off, but that might be due do the decay of the adhesive over the years. It is marked #106 with a price of ten cents. No other information on reverse.

Found in "The Fifteenth Annual of Advertising Art" published by The Book Service Company, 1936


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Marked






Wooden Chinese bookmark.

Found in "Reveries of a Bachelor" by IK Marvel. Published by Scribners, 1896.

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