Second grade report card, no date. Here's the other side with the happy news:

Found in "Swiss Family Robinson" by Johann David Wyss. Published by F.M. Lupton, no date listed, circa 1890.

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Among The Living

Postcard, dated Auguest 22, 1913, featuring Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile.

As it has been some time since (since) you have heard from me, thought I would inform you that I am still among the living. Have you had your vacation yet?


Found in "Elizabeth and Her German Garden" by Marie Annette Beauchamp. Published by Macmillan, 1900.

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Two More

You all seemed to enjoy yesterday's finds so much, I went through that box and found a couple more for you:

Found in "Ruy Blas" by Victor Hugo. Published by D.C. Heath, 1894.

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Portrait Of A Lady

I'm not sure what I like better, today's bookmarks or the book they fell out of:

A collection of five illustrations, it looks like some came from advertisements and were trimmed. Here's a scan of the back:

Found in "Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales" published by Roberts Brothers, no date listed, circa 1890.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Melody, who entered right here on the site. I see your email is in your profile, so I'll go ahead and send you a message in a moment.

Thanks to all who entered!!

Friday Giveaway: Manners (contest closed)

If there's one thing I've learned since starting Forgotten Bookmarks in 2007, you guys love old etiquette books:

The book is "Manners: Culture and Dress of the Best American Society, including Social, Commercial and Legal Forms, Letter Writing, Invitations; also Valuable Suggestions on Self Culture and Home Training" by Richard A. Wells. Published by King, Richardson and Co., 1986.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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All Aboard

Large photograph, no writing or markings on reverse side.

Found in "The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L.T. Meade. Published by Platt and Peck, 1891.

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Coffee Cake

Recipe for coffee cake (I think). Some of the writing has faded a bit and is tough to make out:

6 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 cup of coffee prepared as from the label
1 cup molasses
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of raisins
1 teaspoon soda
Spice with cloves and cinnamon

Found in the 1886 edition of "The Centaur Almanac and Cook Book."

Here are a few more scans of that old almanac:

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You Can Be Licked

A batch of inscriptions for you today, these come from the front and rear of "Immensee" by Theodor Storm. Published by Merrill, 1912.

First image:

If you want to find your rhetoric, you'll have to hunt.
Gee: but you think you are somebody but Oh! my you can be licked
Signed (?)

Second image:

When you can talk about something respectable for a little girl to listen to  come (?) and you (?) have the opportunity

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This recipe, featured in my book Handwritten Recipes, is for the classic "Eggs in a Basket" -

6 hard-cooked eggs
1 can deviled ham
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
green pepper, pimiento, stuffed olives (chopped into strips)

Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Blend ham, mayonnaise and relish. Fill hollows with mixture and garnish with strips of pepper, pimiento and stuffed olives.

 Found in Good Egg Dishes by Ambrose Heath. Published by Faber and Faber Ltd., 1952.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Chris Timmons, who entered on Facebook.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered and I'll see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 14 Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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Pencil drawing.

Found in the bruised and battered "Gospel Hymns Combined" published by John Church, 1879.

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Not Forgotten - Part VII

Here are parts one, twothreefourfive and six of this ongoing series where I feature some of the items I find that aren't quite good enough for their own post.

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Everything Is Very Great

Postcard, featuring the Westport Inn, Westport NY, dated July 28, 1909:

Every thing is very great  here, we have only 75 guests. Some of the ???ing class students had bad news the other day, some papers came back...

Found in "Napoleon and Blucher: A Historical Novel" by Miss L. Muhlbach. Published by D. Appleton, 1867.

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To Mother

Handmade (I think) ribbon bookmark. Found in "Let Not Man Put Asunder" by Basil King. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1902.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was "Unknown" aka John Sebastian. 

Please get in touch if you see this!

 Thanks to all of you for the huge turnout. See you next week!

Friday Giveaway: Aesop's Fables (contest closed)

Just one book in this week's giveaway, but it's a beauty.

"Aesop's Fables" - this edition by Munro Leaf with illustrations by Robert Lawson. It was published by The Easton Press (1979) in beautiful full leather, silk moire endpapers, and sewn-in silk ribbon marker. Perfect condition.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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Advertising flyer for Smalley's Stamford Theatre.

Here's the reverse side:

Found in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. A Junior Deluxe Edition, 1954.

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Pencil sketch, about 14 inches by 16 inches.

Found in "Space and Storage"" published by Time Life Books, 1976.

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War Is

Found this large photo. There was a bit of very faded writing on the back, I cleaned it up and enhanced as best I could:

Best I can do is "War is Hell Mail?? (????)"

Found in "Atlas of Medieval and Modern History" by William R. Shepherd. Published by Henry Holt, 1932.

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Taste The 80s

So much 80s nostalgia packed into one post. Found this Trivial Pursuit card (Genus II edition) in a paperback copy of "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman.

The answers:

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