Babies, Part 4080

Baby picture.

Found in "Death Be Not Proud" by John Gunther. Published by Scholastic, 1994.

ED: Is it just me, or does this kid look like he's getting eaten by Cookie Monster?

The Betsy Flanagan Cocktail

Advertising pamphlet describing "The Betsy Flanagan Cocktail" featured at The Roosevelt in New York.

Found in "The Prairie" by James Fenimore Cooper. Published by Lovell & Coryell, circa 1900.

New Home

You may remember the leather Dickens set giveaway from a few weeks ago.

J.L. reports in that the books have settled in nicely.

Mini Job

Index card, written on front:

is any job - project regardless of how frequently is should be done that takes
10 minutes or less
to complete

Found in "Nine Stories" by J.D. Salinger, published by Bantam, 1981.

Fellows Like This One

Postcard featuring Texas Long Horn steer, dated march, 1938.

Dear George,
Fellows like this one n the other side have become rare in Texas. Mrs. R- & Louise are wintering in Arizona; so I am pastoring all by my lonesome. Wish that you were here to cook some good Alligator steak for me. Hope that you folk are well. Be a good boy and meet us and your mother in Heaven.

H.S. Rinehart
Found in a well-worn copy of "A Calendar of Dinners in 615 Recipes - Including the Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil. Published by Proctor and Gamble, 1914 (8th edition).

Buffalo 1872

Letter, dated July 8th, 1872, Buffalo NY.

Dear Cousin George,
I have shiped(sp) the goods for Victor(?) and have received a bill for them by the N.Y.C.R.R. Co. to be forward without delay you will receive them by Tuesday next. The old bill was returned to me which I will forward to you + will be not be any account to you the cartage was 50¢ which I paid they are 6 boxes and one chest the freight down will be $3.60 as stated in the new bill.
Mother and Father are as well as usual I hope that all of your folks are well. I remain your affectionate cousin
Wm J Sidway
Found in "The Farm and the Fireside; or The Romance of Agriculture" by the Rev. John L. Blake. Published by Kerr, Doughty and Lapham, 1853.

For My Husband

Early Father's Day gift for you:

"On Father's Day - For My Husband"

As a husband and a father
You are all that you should be
And my heart keeps on repeating,
"Dear, you're everything to me!"


Found in "Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural" edited by Herbert Wise and Phyllis Fraser. Published by Random House, 1944.


To be honest, I'm not exactly sure what I've found. Small, 2 inch by 3 1/2 inch "Tally" booklet. Cover is embossed paper with cameo decoration, paper inside is thick stock cardboard, bound by yellow thread with reddish tassel at the end.

Found in "Out of the NIght" by Rida Johnson Young. Published by Jacobsen, 1925.

Readers - any guesses? What do you think they might be tallying? (Don't say bananas)

In It To Win It

Raffle ticket for a 1981 Corvette, dated 1987.

Found in "Countdown to Cobb: My Diary of the Record-Breaking 1985 Season" by Pete Rose. Published by The Sporting News, 1985.

Easter Blessings

Easter bookmark from Midvale Gospel Church, Midvale New Jersey.

Found in "The Portable Coleridge" edited by I.A. Richards. Published by Viking, 1950.

Experience Counts

Campaign advertisement:


Found in "Once On a Time" by A.A. Milne. Published by Putnam, 1922.

ED: According to The Political Graveyard, Knauf was an optician and assemblymen from 1943-1954.

In The Money

Oversized novelty $1000 bill.

Found in "Juliette" by the Marquis de Sade. Published by Grove Press, 1968.

Mmm... Pie

Recipe for "Nerwegian Apple Pie."

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3(?) eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 " " vanilla
1 " " baking powder
2 cups diced apples
1/2 cup chopped nuts

8" pan greased
350 degrees 40-45 mins

Mix sugar unsifted flour and unbeaten (?) eggs. Add b.p. (?) zest(?) cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in apples and nuts and pour into pan.

Found in "The Gathering Storm" by Winston S. Churchill. Published by Houghton Mifflin (Book Club Edition), 1948.

Happy Birthday

Birthday card, no date. Front cover is a Paul Klee painting.

Messily scribbled:

All the best

Found in "The Essential Earthman: Henry Mitchell on Gardening." Published by Indiana University Press, 1981.

Are Those Fries In Your Pocket?

Color photo, 4 inches by 6 inches. Is it me, or does it look like a handful of french fries in this guy's pocket?

Found in "The Private Soldier Under Washington" by Charles K. Bolton. Published by Corner House, 1997.

Yankee Girl

Empty pack of chewing tobacco. The brand is "Yankee Girl."

Found in "Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven." Published by Bradley, Garretson and Co., 1883.

Update: Someone asked, so you can buy the book here.

If you ever see a book you want, let me know. I don't put a sales link because the blog is about the stuff more than the books. You know what I'm saying.

Bowling for Mar2c

Found this big photo in a boxful of books. It's 14 inches by 10 inches.

Does it really say "Mar2c's Bowling" or am I stupid? Perhaps both.

Judy Is...

Sales receipt for 20 ozs of wool, dated August 13th 1968.

Found in "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton. Published by Scribners, 1948.

Perhaps more interesting than the forgotten bookmark is the phrase written on the edge of the book:

Coming Attractions

Clipped and trimmed ad for Red Sox games, featuring a photo of Yaz.

Found in "Strike Two" by Ron Luciano. Published by Bantam, 1985.

First Trip

Photograph of railroad engine in black and white.

Written on back:

New engine
first trip on L.V.R.R.
Found in "Blood on the Stars" by Brett Halliday. Publishing by Dell, 1948.