Hi Ho

Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "A Little Gray Home in France" by Helen Davenport Gibbons. Published by The Century Co., 1919.

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Big Red

Souvenir photo booklet of Stanford University.

Found in "English Literature 1815-1832" by Ian Jack. Published by Oxford, 1963.

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Summer Nights

Ticket to the Lyric Theatre, Endicott NY, dated 1938.

Found in "Summer Bachelors" by Warner Fabian. Published by Boni and Liveright, 1926.

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For Easter





Easter bookmark, gift inscription is dated April 6, 1944.

Found in "Dawn of the Morning" by Grace Livingston Hill. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1939.




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Multitasking

Receipt from J. Stuerwald, Dealer in Furniture and Undertaker, Dated March 23, 1885.

Found in "Scribner's Popular History of the United States" - no title page.

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Not Quite


Two three-leaf clovers.

Found in "Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau. Published by Scribner's, 1910.

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ABC



Found this neat little homemade ABCs booklet in a box with some antique children's books.

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Wanted

Carte de visite photograph from the Alger studio of Tunkhannock, PA.

Found in "Wanted: A Chaperon" by Paul Leicester Ford. Published by A.L. Burt, 1902.

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Phoenix




Inscription:

This book came from the Switzerland hotel on the same day it was burned down. Burned to the ground at 2 AM in the morning of Sept. 20, 1929.

The book is "The Bondwoman" by G.U. Ellis. Published by A.L. Burt, 1927.
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Ahoy


Trade card advertising I.H. Leyden and Bothers, Clothing and Furnishing Goods, Syracuse NY.

Found in "The Pioneers" by James Fenimore Cooper. Published by Appleton, 1879.


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Picture Day

Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "Divine Priorities" by H.A. Ironside. Published by Revell, 1945.

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Puzzling


Pink Floyd sticker.

Found in "Highlights Puzzlemania" published by Highlights for Children, 1991.


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Good Morning


Tag from the Pyrex 6 Cup Crystal Percolator.

Found in "The Gauntlet" by James Street. Published by Doubleday, Doran, 1945.

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The Little Librarian

"The Little Librarian" bookmark, advertising the Clover Book Shop of New York City. "One of the many charming Ars Sacra cards designed by the famous artist-nun B. Hummel.

Found in "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. Published by D.C. Heath and Co., 1917.




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Sketch Artist

Pencil sketch.

Found in "Giuseppe Verdi" by Andrea Della Corte. Published by Rotocalco Dagnino, Torino, no date.

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The Shed


Two photographs, no writing or markings.

Found in "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. Published by Macmillan, 1940.


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Contract


Teacher's contract, signed and dated May 13, 1940.

Found in "Miss Buncle's Book" by D.E. Stevenson. Published by Farrar and Rinehart, no date.



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Coming Down The Mountain



Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "An Autumn Tour in The United States and Canada" by Andrew Iredale. Published by George H. Iredale, 1901.


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Transformation


Matchbook advertising the Leonard Whiting Insurance Center, Hancock NY.

Found in "Modernization: The Transformation of American Life 1600-1865" by Richard D. Brown. Published by Hill and Wang, 1976.

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Boots, Shoes and Rubbers


Business card of H. Dockstaders, Little Falls NY.

Found in "The Iron Gate and Other Poems" by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Published by Houghton, Mifflin, 1880.


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Better Than Any Soap



Trade card advertising James Pyle's Pearline Washing Compound.

Found in "The Tree Dwellers" by Katherine E. Dopp. Published by Rand McNally, 1903.




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1932


Small color illustration. My guess is that it came from an old desk calendar.

Found in "When We Were Very Young" by A.A. Milne. Published by Dutton, 1925.

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Reading Is Fun


Bookmark advertising the 1979 Reading Is Fun Day, with help from Maurice Sendak's "Wild Things."

Found in "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut" by Dr. Seuss. Published by Random House, 1978.


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War Training

Certificate from Union College certifying completion of the Mathematics Applied to Radio Communication 1 program.

Found in "The Adams Family" by James Truslow Adams. Published by The Literary Guild, 1930.



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Carry On


Trade card advertising Moline Plow Co., Moline IL.

Found in "All In It: K(1) Carries On" by Ian Hay. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1917.
 


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The Light Fantastic

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers postcard, no writing on reverse. Copyright states 1962.

Found in "The Year Of Decision: 1846" by Bernard Devoto. Published by Little, Brown and Co., 1943.




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Smarter Folks


Souvenir bookmark from the Woodland Museum of Cooperstown, NY:

Some tear off a corner,
for they do not care,
Smarter folks will place me
as a bookmark there

Found in "Murder in the Cathedral" by T.S. Eliot. Published by Harcourt, Brace, 1935


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Portrait


Tintype photograph.

Found in "The Golden Calf" by Mrs. M.E. Braddon. Published by Lovell, 1883.

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