License To Kill

Hunting license for New York State, 1969-1970.

Found in "Enduro" by Thomas Firth Jones. Published by Chilton, 1970.

No Shoes

Hand-drawn sign:

Take your shoes off before entering,

Found in "Thoughts on Design" by Paul Rand. Published by Wittenborn Schultz, 1951.

Taking Stock

Certificate for 50 shares of The Southern Publication Corporation, issued July 18, 1911.

Found in "Six Centuries of Work and Wages: The History of British Labour" by James E. Thorold Rogers. Published by Putnam, 1884.


Wedding photo, 5 inches by 7 inches.

Found in "The Annotated Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, edited by Isaac Asimov. Published by Potter, 1980.

A Handsome Crew

Illustrated cardboard, cut out from a Shredded Wheat cereal box, apparently.

Written on reverse:

Andrea + Andy sent me these pictures. She gets them from Shredded Wheat + wanted you to have some. They sure are a handsome crew aren't they?

Found in "The Complete Garden" by Albert D. Taylor. Published by Garden City Publishing Co., 1921.


Color photo, a souvenir of the prom, I'm guessing.

Found in "The Mammoth Hunters" by Jean M. Auel. Published by Crown, 1985.


Less than a day left on our Bible auction. The photos are included and I'm offering free shipping.

Cleveland Rocks

Postcard featuring Cleveland Municipal Stadium, home of the Indians. Postmarked June 25th, 1959.

Left at 6 AM here 3 PM max is a great drive Leaving 2 PM tomorrow for Endilyn (?) had nice weather untill(sp) this morning a thunderstorms the little creek come high right away they are building in back of there now & looks so good to see the woods & brush gone hope you have a nice little trip and keep ???ing
Found in "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe. Published by Saalfield, no date.

Someone Set Us Up The Bomb

Government information pamphlet on using your car for escape and protection in a nuclear attack. Copyright 1955.

Found in "Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution" by Robert C. Atkins M.D., published by McKay, 1972.

ED: From the pamphlet: "If you have room, pick up walking evacuees," "Remember - you can push or pull another car with little increase in your own gasoline consumption," "Tests under an actual atomic explosion in Nevada proved that modern cars... ...give a degree of protection against a blast, heat and radiation."

It was a simpler time, wasn't it?


Color photo, 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches.

Found in "The Decay of the Angel" by Yukio Mishima. Published by Knopf, 1974.

Hey, don't forget about our current eBay auction.

Of Interest To Motorists

One loose page from the R.H. Macy and Co. catalog, date unknown.

Found in "The Capitals of the Globe" edited by Archibald Wilberforce. Published by Collier, 1894.

Up For Sale

If you like today's forgotten bookmarks, go ahead and bid on it on eBay.

Eleven antique photos.

Found in "The Holy Bible" presumed publishing date: 1837

For Everyday Cold Cooking

Advertising recipe booklet published by Westinghouse refrigerators.

Found in "Dynamo" by Eugene O'Neill, published by Horace Liveright, 1929.

My New Favorite Bookmark

Bookmark advertisement for an optometrist.
"Lydia D. Dibble" written across top.

Found in "Blood and Steel" The Rise of the House of Krupp" by Bernhard Menne. Published by Lee Furman, Inc., 1938.


Happy Mother's Day to all out there, and a special thanks to all that stop by. This blog is for you, I'm glad there's other people out there that think this stuff is cool.

The moment of truth

I decided to go totally random: print all comments and throw 'em in a hat.

In the spirit of fairness, my lovely assistant chose the winner:

Congrats Dhympna! I'll try and track you down through your Blogger profile, but send me an email if you can. I want to be sure you get the books.

Thanks to all who entered, keep an eye out for more free goodies.

Giveaway: Eight Leatherbound Dickens Volumes

Not one, not two but EIGHT books in today's giveaway. Not just any books, but eight volumes from Charles Dickens' works in lovely red leather with gilt edging and design. Everyone loves Dickens, right?

Titles are:

Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend
Barnaby Rudge
Old Curiosity Shop
Nicholas Nickleby
Oliver Twist & Sketches by Boz
Dombey and Son
Hard Times

All volumes are stamped 1900 and are published by Thomas Nelson and Sons.

No funky rules to enter, just comment in this thread, message me on Twitter, leave a note on our reddit or Facebook pages, our use the old fashioned 'Contact Me' form.

Good luck - I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon.

Sad Face

No post today, there's just too much going on. To make up for it, I'll have a sweet giveaway tomorrow.

Wake Up


Found in "Prairies of Fever" by Ibrahim Nasrallah. Published by Interlink, 1993.

Volume Two

Found this neat old notebook the other day, thought I would share.