Boy's Town


Boy's Town stamps.

Found in "The New Wonder World: Invention and Industry" published by Geo. E. Shuman Co., 1946.

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Deposit


Cancelled check, dated December 17, 1914.

Found in "The American Revolution" by John Fiske. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1898.


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Sawbuck

Ten dollar bill.

Found in "The Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner" published by The Modern Library, 1993.


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Experimental

Handwritten and colored homework or school project.

Found in "Roast Beef Medium" by Edna Ferber. Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1913.




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Private Car


Photograph. On the reverse side is written: "Genesee - interior of 523 when private car."

Found in "The New Wonder World: Volume Nine" published by Geo. L. Shuman and Co., 1934.

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Down On The Corner

Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "Book of Stories" edited by Emily Hanson Obear. Published by Allyn and Bacon, 1928. 

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Marked


Handmade silk bookmark.

Found in "The Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant." Published by D. Appleton and Co., 1898.


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Ressurection



Stereocard, labeled #6673, "The Ressurection."

Found in "The Life and Times of Queen Victoria" by Arthur Lawrence Merrill. Published by Charles Foster Publishing Co., 1901.

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Hello Dolly

Doll dress.

Found in "The Mysterious Image: A Nancy Drew Mystery" by Carolyn Keene. Published by Wanderer Books, 1984.

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Wag The Dog


Two trade card illustrations.

Found in "New Waggings of Old Tales" by J.K. Bangs and Frank Dempster Sherman. Published by Ticknor and Co., 1888.


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Reunited


Handwritten registry of deaths of the Potts family.

Found in "The Life of our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" by the Rev. John Fleetwood. Published by Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1850.

I found this sheet over the weekend, and did my best at some internet sleuthing. After several hours, I was able to find a descendant of the Potts family that lives locally and successfully delivered it back home.


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Good Ship



Shirley Temple paper doll.

Found in "Savage Messiah" by H.S.  Ede. Published by The Literary Guild, 1931.



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Portrait


Large photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in the July 12, 1954 issue of Life Magazine.

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In The Weeds


Bookmark.

Found in "Wild Flower Families" by Clarence M. Weed. Published by Lippincott, 1908.

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Famous Four



Four-leaf clover.

Found in "Famous Pictures of Real Animals" by Lorinda Munson Bryant. Published by John Lane Company, 1918.

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Welcome Home Wally

First day postal cover featuring astronaut Wally Schirra of Project Mercury.

Found in "The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy" edited by G. Veis. Published by North-Holland Publishing, 1963.

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Lost In Time

 Black and white photograph, no writing on reverse side.

Van reads:

  • United States Army
  • Medical Department
    U.S. Army

There's also a business sign in the background, I can't quite make it out. Seems like "CPEAD BAR."

Found in "Letters of a Self-Made Diplomat to His President" by Will Rogers. Published by Albert & Charles Boni, 1926.

Cleaned up close up:




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All Anyone Can Desire

 Advertisement for copper engraved signatures:

Your name will be written and engraved on copper in the same artistic manner as the above signatures and the plate sent by registered mail to your address for $5. 100 cards on fine quality board, from plate, $1 extra. The finest engraver in the world does the work, and the penmanship is all any one can desire. Copies of this sheet, 10 cents each, 4 for 25 cents.

Found in "Simple Notions de Francais" by Paul Bercy. Published by Brentano's, 1894.



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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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