Nostalgia, Part 23

Panel from a plastic Nintendo Entertainment System game sleeve.

Found in "Sweet Valley Twins #1: Best Friends" by Francine Pascal. Published by Bantam-Skylark, 1987.


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Giveaway winner

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Friday Giveaway: Six Poetry Books - contest closed



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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was Robert August, who entered here on the site via email.

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Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Children's Books



I am giving away these nine vintage children's books today.

To enter, leave a comment below. You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via email.

I will gather up all the entries and select a winner at random tomorrow morning at 10 AM Eastern. Good luck!

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Ontario



Small black and white photograph.

Written on reverse side:

In Ontario - Canada
June - 1939
The small boys are wading for pennies being thrown from our boat when we docked

Found in "The Secret Cache" by E.C. Brill. Published by Cupples and Leon, 1932.

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Lucky, Part 87



Four leaf clover.

Found in "By Nippon's Lotus Ponds" by Matthias Klein. Published by Revell, 1914.


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Giveaway winner

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Friday Giveaway: Nine SciFi/Fantasy Books - contest closed




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Mr. Dunning Goes To Utica




Photograph, reverse side reads:

Frank H. Dunning
Michigan

Found in "Sidney Lanier" by Edwin Mims. Published by Houghton, Mifflin, 1905.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Leighton Phillips, who entered on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: Seven Classics - contest closed




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Round Robin



Trimmed illustration of a robin.

Found in "Hints Towards Reforms" by Horace Greeley. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1850.

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Sit For A Spell




Tintype photograph.

Found in "Hyperion: A Romance" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Published by Houghton, Mifflin, 1869. 


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Abraham Eyzies, who entered here on site via email.

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Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Children's Books - contest closed



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Tami Rozema, who entered on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: Seven Classics - contest closed



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What We Have In Common





Small tin type photograph.

Found in "The Book of Common Prayer" published by T. Nelson and Sons, 1866.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Jennifer Cole, who entered here on the site via email.

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Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Classics - contest closed




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Portrait Of A Lady







Photograph. Written on reverse:

Maud Bowman Age 16 yrs
Dec 18, 1897 Ashland Ohio


Found in "A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric" by John S. Hart. Published by Eldredge, 1883


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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was Alice Harris-Alden, who entered on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Classics - contest closed




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Assurance






Life insurance contract from the Equitable Life Assurance Society, dated June 29th, 1889.

Found in "Backgrounds of Literature" edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Published by The Outlook Company, 1903.



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Portrait Of A Lady


Color photograph.

Found in "A Viking of The Sky" by Hugh McAlister. Published by Saalfield, 1930.



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A Nurse's Story


Handwritten page from a journal, looks like white pen on thick scrapbook style black paper.

Feb 1, 1945 - My first day at M.E.H. It was pretty lonesome when Mother and Freda left, but met lots of the girls in my class at the pajama party in the evening.

Mar. 7, 1945 - First day in uniform. Gee, we look funny! And my shoes feel so queer with these "cookies" in them.

Mar. 10, 1945 - First day on wards! Convalescent bed and disinfect a unit. Not much but was I ever scared! Fun, though!!

Mar 12, 1945 - First pay check today - $15 for February. Gee! I'm a real Cadet Nurse, now!

June 17, 1945 - First full day on wards from 7 to 3. Much nicer than just a few hours!

June 29, 1945 - Had my tonsils out at 1:s0 PM. Had a local anesthetic. Wow! What a procedure and is my throat ever sore after!

July 3, 1945 - The "Big Day." Discharged from infirm. at noon. Got Cadet uniforms in PM. Was capped at 8:00 PM in chapel. 24 of us got through. I had 47 points. Mommy was there. Oh, what a thrill! I'm really in now!!

Found in "I'll Get Over It" by Maysie Greig. Published by Center Books, 1943.




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Giveaway winner

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

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Friday Giveaway: Five Classics - contest closed



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Coach


Black and white 8 x 10 inch photograph.

Found in "American Yesterday" by Eric Sloane. Published by Funk and Wagnalls, 1956.


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Altered Beast





An unusual find today. Ten moths, dried and pressed, each individually wrapped in cellophane. If that were not unusual enough, the moths appear to have been altered. If you take a close look at their bodies, a small piece of colored paper has been trimmed to fit and mounted over the original.

Found in "The Hermit of Moss Pond" by James Pitcher. Published by the author, 1896.




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Giveaway winner

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Friday Giveaway: Eight Antique Books - contest closed




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Sing Us A Song

 Valentine:

To my singing teacher

From Lauren King

Found in "Trixie Belden and The Mysterious Visitor" by Julie Campbell. Published by Whitman, 1965.

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The Senior

Small card with illustration, titled "Senior Governor Notch 2."

Found in "Gray's New Manual of Botany" published by The American Book Company, 1908.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @holycrow, who entered on Instagram.

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Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Books - contest closed



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Bethany Cole, who entered on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: Signed copy of my book FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS - contest closed



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Poppy

I have written about my grandfather often here on the blog. You can find some of those posts here, here, here and here. He was a collector at heart. Autographs, model trains, baseball cards, toy banks, stamps, books - you name it, he had a pile.

I came across a copy of Charles Lindbergh's "We" this morning, and found this letter inside:



So many pieces here. My grandfather was an avid Lindbergh collector, with several signed pieces and hundreds of books. He was also professed to know the real story of the Lindbergh kidnapping, though those details were never related to me.

The letter is also a nostalgic reminder of the way the used book business used to operate; lots and lots of correspondence. A letter to inquire about the availability of a book, a reply to indicate that it is available along a with a quoted price, another reply with payment and finally the book would be dispatched. I still remember our family selling books in the fashion. There was a brief period where we would ship out floppy disks with our entire catalog attached, but it wasn't long before we started listing online and via email. And so the world was changed.

It's also fascinating to note that the letter comes from the famous Strand Bookstore in New York, with a typed signature of the founder Benjamin Bass.

So glad I found this.



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May 1957

Photograph, no writing on reverse. Processing stamp on bottom edge states May 1957.

Found in "The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published by Hodder and Stoughton.

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Giveaway winner

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Friday Giveaway: Signed Copy of my book HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed


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Of Mice and Pearls


Drinks coaster with mother of pearl top.


Found in "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Published by Covici-Friede, 1937.

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Low Notes


Trade card advertising Emerson Piano Co., Boston MA.

Found in "Grasses and Forage Plants: A Treatise" by Charles L. Flint. Published by William F. Gill Co., 1874.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Linda Reynolds Moody, who entered on Facebook.

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Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Novels - contest closed




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Buy In Bulk

Receipt from the J.E. Wood hardware store, Walton NY, dated June 30, 1914.

Found in "The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" published by Henry Altemus, 1898.




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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was Amanda Tempel, who entered here on the site.

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Friday Giveaway: Ten Children's Picture Books - contest closed



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Porch


Wonderful old black and white photograph. No writing or markings on reverse.

Found in "Christie's old Organ" by Mrs. Walton. Published by A.L. Burt, no date.

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