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I Hardly Know


Postcard, dated September 14, 1906:

Albany NY

Dear Cousin,

I hardly know what to say to you about coming out next week for I don't know yet as I can get away from my work. I don't think I can come before Wed. anyway but will try and let you know.

Found in "The Volcano's Deadly Work" by General McAlister.  Published by W.E. Scull, 1902

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That Time Of Year


I wanted to share a few of the holiday postcards I've found over the years.

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The Lesson

Trimmed illustration.

Found in "The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" published by Houghton Mifflin, 1882.

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Pay To The Order

 Cancelled check from the Farmer's National Bank of Deposit, NY dated April 20, 1921.

Found in "The Nature of the Beast" by Ruth Crosby Noble. Published by Doubleday, 1945.

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The Thread



Trade card advertising J & P Coats Thread.

Found in "Flat Iron For a Farthing" by Juliana Horatia Ewing. Published by Donohue and Co., no date.

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Distressed For Success


Not a creature was stirring, except the mouse who was chewing the corners off this book.

Cheer


Thanksgiving postcard.

Found in "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens. Published by Chapman and Hall, no date; ca. 1910.


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Curtsy


Trade card advertising H.A. Fisher Pianos and Organs, Oneonta NY.

Found in "The Realm of Music" by Louis C. Elson. Published by The New England Conservatory of Music, 1892.


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Park It

Page from a AAA safety coloring book, dated 1947.

Found in "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. Published by Random House, 1946


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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