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[Burial Plot Deed - Wisconsin]. THE GENEVA CEMETERY.

1860.

A partially printed document for a specific plot at the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva, Wisconsin. The deed is made out to Cutter Bartholomew and Samuel Owen, and signed by the President and Treasurer of the cemetery. 12 1/2 x 8 inches; docketed on the verso. In fine condition.


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[Trade Cards].

Circa 1885.

A group of three trade cards for monuments, statuary works or head stones in marble or granite. 2 1/2 x 4 inches to 3 x 5 inches.

Carbelli & Broggini. Cleveland, Ohio * W. W. Webster, Muscatine, Iowa * M. S. Strong, Granville, New York.


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[MONUMENT ADVERTISEMENTS ON SILK - SALESMAN'S SAMPLES].

Circa 1900.

A group of eight lithographs on silk, showing individual grave monuments. Three are 21 x 18 inches and are credited to Cook & Watkins, and the other six measure 18 x 12 inches, with no company identification. These last six have colored threads embroidered on their side margins. Each monument is accompanied by a style number. Creased but in fine condition.

From Brayley's "History of the Granite Industry of New England (1913) we learn that John F. Cook and George R. Watkins opened the business of Cook & Watkins in 1891. Starting in Boston, "they expanded to various locations in New England and are large importers of Scotch and Swedish monuments and Italian marble statuary. Their monuments and statuary are sold to the trade all over the United States and they employ a large force of traveling salesmen for this purpose." Mr. Watkins died in 1896 and Mr. Cook closed the business in 1907
It is very likely that the salesman who showed these monument samples might have represented more than one company as these silks are of two sizes and only three are identified as Cook & Watkins. Regardless of the origins of these silk lithographs, locating any of these ephemeral advertisements is quite unusual.


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[Song Sheets].

Circa 1860.

A group of six song sheets, each dealing with death. They consist of the text of the song, surrounded by an ornate border. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. In fine condition.

The Belle of Aberdeen * Let Me Kiss Him For His Mother * Belle Brandon * The Ocean Burial * Annie Lisle * She Sleeps in the Valley.


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Horgan, Paul.

An autograph letter sent to Trini & Cortie Barnes of Santa Fe, dated 1988. Sent on pictorial stationary with a reproduction of a Peter Hurd watercolor.


Horgan discusses a biographical sketch he did ob Peter Herd and his watercolors. "He loved Constable's by-the-way sketches and learned much from them and then in his own unmistakable manner caught his own lands of plain and mountain and sky, in one of (the) greatest and truest commentaries on the Southwest ever made. His truth in vision will one day be rediscovered, to the great advantage of the history of American painting in our time, which in our midst of it is so arrogantly bleak." Signed "Pablo."


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"JUST ONE MOMENT OF YOUR ATTENTION"
[Farm Machinery].
"JUST ONE MOMENT OF YOUR ATTENTION"

A small (3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches) charming promotional or trade catalog for farm machinery from Adriance, Platt & Co. of Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1890. With beautifully printed and designed color wrappers and 8 full page illustrations in half tone of reapers, binders and hay rakes. In bright, clean lovely condition with only a very light crease on the rear wrapper and the slightest wear on the spine.



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(AIR TRAVEL).
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(AIR TRAVEL).

A certificate issued by Pan American World Airways to a traveler when she crossed the International Date Line in February of 1949. The full color certificate measures 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Included are a letter explaining the certificate and a membership card.

The fulsome language and romantic imagery make this certificate a wonderful nostalgia piece. " From the Illimitable Vastness Of the Hyperterrestrial Firmament, the Empyrean Realm of Jupiter Rex...."


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(BANK NOTE ENGRAVING).
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(BANK NOTE ENGRAVING).

A group of 100 fragments of mostly English bank notes from the early nineteenth century. Each is exquisitely engraved on thin paper. Most measure 4 x 1 inches, and have been cut from complete notes.


"In Britain, bank notes emerged in the late 17th century...a proliferation of banks in the early 19th century brought a mass of different bank notes. By 1810 Britain had well over 700 'country banks', each issuing its own locally engraved notes." - Encyclopedia of Ephemera.
These fragments offer an excellent array of ornate typefaces and printed designs.


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(BOSTON ELECTION OF 1876).
(BOSTON ELECTION OF 1876).
San Francisco:

Two broadside tickets for the Republican and Democratic offices of the seventeenth ward in Boston, 1876. Listed for Mayor was the Republican Nathaniel J. Bradlee, who lost to the Democrat Frederick O. Prince. Each pictorial ticket measures 12 x 6 1/2 inches; light soiling.


On the versos is the hand stamp of Ben Nason, most likely a descendent of J. L. Nason who ran for Common Council on the Republican ticket.


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(CHRISTMAS CARD).
(CHRISTMAS CARD).
Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1888.

The chromolithographed card features two young girls standing in the snow and holding a single handbag. Merry Christmas is printed on the bag. Underneath their feet is printed the legend. "We could not 'member what to say, / So it was sent to you this way" 6 x 5 inches. Picture of a bird in a tree printed in monotone on verso. Fine condition.


Louis Prang (1824 - 1899) who was arguably the most prolific and influential chromolithographer in America, was born in Germany but immigrated to the U.S. in 1848. He settled in Boston and after a number of different business ventures, went into business with Julius Mayer. In 1860, they dissolved their partnership and Prang established the firm of L. Prang & Co.
The company initially produced trade cards and other various forms of advertising. During the Civil War, they printed battle maps. In 1865, Prang went to Germany to learn the latest methods of chromolithography. During the 1870's, he began producing Christmas and other greeting cards, gift books, portfolios, and drawing books. Always a champion for education, in 1882 he founded the Prang Educational Company. L. Prang and Co. was sold to the American Crayon Company in 1918.


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(CHRISTMAS CARD).
(CHRISTMAS CARD).

This chromolithographed, embossed, and embellished with glitter, card depicts a Santa with a fir tree and three children who look as if they are scared to death of him and running away. 6 x 7 1/2 inches. With the legend: " May all the Joys of Christmas be Yours." Printed on one side only. Some minor soiling and remnants of paper on back where it was removed from an album


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(CHRISTMAS CARD).
(CHRISTMAS CARD).
c. 1880.

A charming chromolithograph card depicting a birds chorus led by a bird conductor and accompanied by a bird playing a mandolin. 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Printed on one side only. Ink inscription on back. Fine condition.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).

A wonderful handmade Santa collage. c. 1900. 4 3/4 inches tall. Fine condition.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).

Original watercolor sketch for a Father Christmas costume. London 1910. 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. On heavy paper. Minor soiling and creasing.


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(CHRISTMAS).
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(CHRISTMAS).

Photograph of a German girl, posed with her Christmas tree and many new toys. 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Stamped on verso: " Lindstedt and Zimmermann/ Coblenz am Rhine, Kaiserin-Augusta-Ring Nr. 3/ Artistic Photographs, Medal for Photographic Work Telefon 1952. And in pencil: "1922."


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).
c. 1890. .

An uncut sheet of small chromolithographed Christmas scraps featuring children with fir trees. 18 figures.The sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Each figure: 1 1/2 inch tall.


The Victorian "scrap" or die cut was one of the major endeavors of the chromolithograph printer of the last quarter of the 19th century. Produced mostly in Germany, these wisps of paper which combined chromolithograph printing with the die cut process and embossed relief had a universal appeal and gave new impetus to the pastime of making scrap albums. Albums had previously been filled with a random assortment of pictures from periodicals, labels, dried flowers, and original drawings. But these German oblaten (wafers) or glanzbilder (gloss pictures) brought new life and color to this increasingly popular hobby.
The scraps were sold separately or in sheets, each image linked to the next by a narrow tab which was cut off in separation. The tabs frequently bore the name or initials of the publisher or printer. Some of the more prominent printers/publishers were Albrecht & Meister, Birn Brothers, Littnaur & Bauer, S. Hildesheimer & Co. in Germany and Raphael Tuck in England and L. Prang & Co. in America.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).
c. 1890..

A die cut chromolithographed Santa with a bag of toys and a tree. 4 1/4 x 3 3/4.


The Victorian "scrap" or die cut was one of the major endeavors of the chromolithograph printer of the last quarter of the 19th century. Produced mostly in Germany, these wisps of paper which combined chromolithograph printing with the die cut process and embossed relief had a universal appeal and gave new impetus to the pastime of making scrap albums. Albums had previously been filled with a random assortment of pictures from periodicals, labels, dried flowers, and original drawings. But these German oblaten (wafers) or glanzbilder (gloss pictures) brought new life and color to this increasingly popular hobby.
The scraps were sold separately or in sheets, each image linked to the next by a narrow tab which was cut off in separation. The tabs frequently bore the name or initials of the publisher or printer. Some of the more prominent printers/publishers were Albrecht & Meister, Birn Brothers, Littnaur & Bauer, S. Hildesheimer & Co. in Germany and Raphael Tuck in England and L. Prang & Co. in America.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).
c. 1890. .

A die cut sheet of 27 Santas. Sheet: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Figures: 2 1/4 inches.


The Victorian "scrap" or die cut was one of the major endeavors of the chromolithograph printer of the last quarter of the 19th century. Produced mostly in Germany, these wisps of paper which combined chromolithograph printing with the die cut process and embossed relief had a universal appeal and gave new impetus to the pastime of making scrap albums. Albums had previously been filled with a random assortment of pictures from periodicals, labels, dried flowers, and original drawings. But these German oblaten (wafers) or glanzbilder (gloss pictures) brought new life and color to this increasingly popular hobby.
The scraps were sold separately or in sheets, each image linked to the next by a narrow tab which was cut off in separation. The tabs frequently bore the name or initials of the publisher or printer. Some of the more prominent printers/publishers were Albrecht & Meister, Birn Brothers, Littnaur & Bauer, S. Hildesheimer & Co. in Germany and Raphael Tuck in England and L. Prang & Co. in America.


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(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
1893.

Trade card for Burnham & Morrill Company. Chromolithographed. 6 x 4 inches. Folded once. Printed all sides. Fine condition.


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(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
1983.

Trade card for Swits Conde Pure Wool Knit Goods. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Printed both sides. Near fine condition.


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