Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Jane Richardone, who entered on Facebook.

See you here next week!

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Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Classics - contest now closed

Another batch of classics for you all this week. Check out that handsome edition of "Pickwick Papers" - or that padded faux-alligator edition of the poems of Mrs. Browning.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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I Want To Thank You

I will be off tomorrow, eating lots of food. More than a man should. I'll be back for the Friday giveaway, until then, enjoy some vintage Thanksgiving postcards:

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Pure And Sweet

Four trade card illustrations, pasted down on a scrap of paper. Likely came from an old scrapbook.

Found at the bottom of a box of old encyclopedias that was donated last week.

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Scalloped Tomatoes

Today's bookmark is a recipe featured in my book "Handwritten Recipes."

Scalloped Tomatoes
1 pint tomatoes
1 pint bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 saltspoon pepper
Alternate layers of tomatoes and bread crumbs. Season each layer and cover with small pieces of butter. Finish with crumbs on top. Bake for a half-hour. 

Found in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vol. 1” by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.

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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Allison, who entered right here on the site - I'll send you an email in a moment.

See you all next week!

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Friday Giveaway: Six by George Eliot and Six More - contest closed

It's George Eliot's birthday, so I am including six matched Eliot volumes along with six other books.

Contest is now closed, I'll announce the winner shortly.

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My, It Has Gone Fast

A bit of an odd one. Appears to be a short note pasted to a trimmed illustration. Google image search tells me the illustration is "The Clown" by Georges Rouault, circa 1907. It's printed on thick paper, likely from an old art book.

The note reads:

Well today is the last day of the year.
My it has gone fast. I remember like yesterday writing the first page.

Found in "This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published by A.L. Burt, 1920.

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The Long And Winding Road

Two watercolor paintings, unsigned, no dates or writing.

Found in "The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting" by Marguerite Ickis. Published by Dover, 1959.

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Chasing The Straight

Two playing cards, looks like a souvenir deck from Mexico.

Found in "Love is Eternal" by Irving Stone. Published by Doubleday, 1954.

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Take The Long Way Home

Photograph, written on the back: "120 Victoria Pl. - Syracuse NY - 1903"

Found in "The Long Way Home" by Pansy. Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1912.

If you're interested, here's what Google Maps says the house looks like now:

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Emily Smoke, who entered over on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Classics - contest closed

I'm giving away these twelve books this week (well, eleven, 'Les Mis' is two volumes).

Contest is now closed, I will announce the winner shortly.

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Man Or Beast

Remedy ingredient list "For bruises, sprains on man or beast" -

1/2 pint spirits turpentine
1/2 pint neats foot oil
1 gill oil of spike
1 gill sweet oil
1 gill ammonia
1 oz castile soap
1 oz camphor gum
2 oz alcohol
1 oz organum oil
1 oz oil of amber

Found in "The Practice of Medicine" by J.W. Comfort. Published by A. Comfort, 1843.

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The Key

Small key, likely to a padlock.

Found in "The Diplomacy of the American Revolution" by Samuel Flagg Bemis. Published by the Indiana University Press, 1957.

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The Little Nurse

Trimmed illustration, from the print on the back, it appears to have come out of an old Ladies Home Journal.

Found in "The Little Minister" by J.M. Barrie. Published by Caldwell, 1898.

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Giveaway winner

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

As always, thanks so much for entering, I'll see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 12 Antique History Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, I'll announce a winner shortly.

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The Book Ate My Homework

Note, all facts about the Titanic:

The largest and finest steam ship in the world on her maiden voyage loaded with a human freight of over 2,300 souls - she collided with a huge iceberg 600 miles southeast of Halifax at 11:40 PM Sunday, April 14, 1912, and sank two and a half hours, carrying over 1,600 of her passengers and crew with her.

Captain E.J. Smith of the ill-fated giant of the sea a brave and seasoned commander who was carried to his death with his last and greatest ship
April 12 1912

Found in "George Washington Carver" by Anne Terry White. Published by Random House, 1953.

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My Little Runaway

Two $500 bills from a Monopoly game.

Found in "The Runaway Papoose" by Grace Moon. Published by Doubleday & Doran, 1929/

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Today's post isn't a bookmark, but a lovely surprise nonetheless. Here's the book:

"Glimpses of the Animate World" by James Johonnot, published by Appleton, 1888.

A nice antiquarian science reference, but the former owner left us a bit more:

From what I can tell, the illustrations seems to be done in pencil and touched up with watercolor. I especially like the flowering raspberry.

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Nothing Beats A Great Pair Of Legs

Advertisement from the New Process Company, maker of "'Long Wear' Silk Stockings,"showing off the "newest shades of the season!"

Found in "River Supreme" by Alice Tisdale Hobart. Published by Collier, 1934

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was lilyk, who entered right here on the site - I will send you an email in a moment, but if you don't see it come in, feel free to get in touch:

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

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Friday Giveaway: Forgotten Bookmarks, Handwritten Recipes and a Mystery Gift - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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