The Winterthur Library

 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE  19735

302-888-4600 or 800-448-3883

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator:          Grossman, John                                               

Title:               John and Carolyn Grossman Collection

Dates:             ca. 1760-ca. 1960, (bulk, 1820-1920)

Call No.:         Col. 838

Acc. No.:         08x140

Quantity:        ca. 250,000 items

Location:        LF-18, manuscript/archives reading room, 12 C-H

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

John Grossman was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1932.  He taught himself to draw by copying Buck Rogers comics and science fiction pulp magazine illustrations.  A commercial art major in high school, John received a scholarship to the Minneapolis School of Art in 1950.  After service in the military, he became a commercial artist in San Francisco.  John then studied at the Sorbonne in Paris from 1956-1958.  Returning to California and the graphic arts field, he taught lettering and design at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1960-1966.  He also painted in oils, focusing on landscapes; his works are now in public and private collections.  John was appointed to the California Arts Commission by Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967, serving as vice chairman and then as chairman from 1969-1972.

In l974, a chance visit to an antique shop inspired John to begin collecting ephemera, including postcards, labels, trade cards, valentines, and so much more.   In 1985, John and his wife, Carolyn, established The Gifted Line, a giftware and licensing company that offered products in the marketplace designed from images from his collection. They operated the business until 1998.

Among other publications, John is the co-author of A Victorian Scrapbook, Joy to the World, A Victorian Christmas, Forget-Me-Nots, Parlor Cats, Nonsense and Common Sense, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, all of which show extensive imagery from his collection.  He is the author of a new work (2008), Christmas Curiosities; Odd, Dark and Forgotten Christmas, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang.  With Laura Alders and Holly Sudduth, John created Christmas stamps and Love stamps for the United States Postal Service. 

 

Articles on John Grossman, his collection, and products designed by him or under his direction have appeared in Cigar Aficionado, Collector's Showcase, Gift & Stationery Business, Holiday Crafts, USA Today, and Victoria.  A member of the Ephemera Society (U.K.) and the Ephemera Society of America, John was the recipient of the 1990 Maurice Rickards Award presented by the American society for his promotion of the public awareness of ephemera.  He has given papers at several ephemera conferences.

 

Carolyn Grossman is a watercolor artist, and a graphic designer using images from the collection as a basis for her extensive design portfolio.  She has been the Director of Licensing for The Collection since 1999.  She is also a member of the Ephemera Society of America and collects Victorian women accessories.



SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The John and Carolyn Grossman Collection contains more than 250,000 printed and handwritten paper artifacts—chiefly lithography and chromolithography—from the 1800s and 1900s.  Many kinds of ephemera are represented, including calendars, greeting cards, trade cards, product labels, paper dolls, tickets, postcards, scrap, scrapbooks, sheet music, and a large collection of cigar box labels.  These objects have colorful images that portray the customs, attitudes and ideals of Victorian and Edwardian life: innocent children, garden-fresh flowers, romantic couples, holiday traditions, fashionable women, anthropomorphic animals, and cigar-smoking gentlemen.  The cigar label portion of the collection contains approximately 80,000 items, including cigar bands, cigar boxes, embossing dies, lithographic stones, progressive proof books, and proof sheets. In addition, there are more than 200 original watercolor sketches for cigar label art by commercial artists Henry Maier, John Fitz, William Momberger and Carl Mummert. 

 

As well, the collection includes puzzles, games, Christmas and Halloween decorations, children’s books, design books, product boxes (many for pencils and pen nibs), marriage certificates, Reward of Merit cards, and prints.  Original watercolor art, lithographic stones, embossing dies, proofs and progressive proof booklets demonstrate the chromolithography process.  In addition, there are samples of ribbons, textiles, wallpaper, and stationery, as well as catalogs for machine-made lace.  Photographs of Christmas trees and children with their gifts are also present.  Most of the images span one hundred years, from 1820 to 1920, but a few printed paper artifacts date from the 18th century, and the collection includes cigar box labels printed as late as 1964.

           

The Grossman Collection includes archives from the George Schlegel Lithographing Corp. (1849-c.1960).  Its contents document the creative output of this New York printing firm that was owned and operated by four generations of the Schlegel family. Original label art, keyline drawings, progressive proofs, lithographic stones, cigar bands, office file and shop file labels, title certificates, title folders, title registration cards, bills of sale and letters of correspondence between Schlegel employees, clients and jobbers comprise this special group.

 

 

Another special group within the Grossman Collection are materials documenting the history of the greeting card industry based in and around Worcester, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.  This special collection contains greeting cards, fancy scrap, lace paper, original production art and business documents.  It documents an early chapter in the development of a greeting card industry in America and indicates a working relationship between two Worcester businessmen: George C. Whitney, a Valentine manufacturer, and E. A. Timme, a printing die maker.

 

 

ORGANIZATION

 

The collection is, for the most part, arranged by type of material, and then subdivided by image.  Items are also divided by size, so scrap, greeting cards, pictures, etc., are found in several different locations.  Cigar box labels dominate the contents of filing cabinets 16-27, with the George Schlegel, Inc. archive primarily in cabinets 22-27.

 

The organization was accomplished by Grossman Collection curator David H. Mihaly, who arranged the great variety of ephemera into categories of type, image, and size.  Most of the items, excluding games and product containers, have been place in Mylar sleeves.

 

 

LANGUAGE OF MATERIALS

 

The materials are mostly in English, but also in French, Spanish, and German.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

 

Collection is open to the public.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

           

 

PROVENANCE

           

On loan from John and Carolyn Grossman.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

Topics:

            Geo. Schlegel (Firm)

Veiled Prophets of Saint Louis (Order : Mo.)

           

Blocks (Toys).

Bookmarks.

Boxes.

Calendars.

            Carnival – LouisianaNew Orleans.

            Children’s literature.

Christmas cards.

            Christmas decorations.

            Christmas trees.

Chromolithography.

Cigar bands and labels – Specimens.

Cigar boxes.

Cigar boxes – Labels.

Commercial art - Printing.

Costume – Pictorial works.

Decalcomania.

Decoration and ornament.

Easter cards.

Embossing (Printing).

Ephemera.

Fans.

Games.

            Greeting cards.

            Greeting cards industry – MassachusettsWorcester.

            Grocery trade.

Halloween decorations.

            Handkerchiefs.

            Heraldry.

            Labels.

            Lace and lace making – Catalogs.

            Lithography.

            Lithography – Printing.

            New Year cards.

            Paper dolls.

            Pencils.

            Pens.

            Poster stamps.

Postcards.

            Proofs (Printing).

Puzzles.

            Ribbons.

            Textile fabrics – Specimens.

            Toys.

            Trade cards.

            Trade catalogs.

            Wallpaper – Specimens.

           

Albums.

Calling cards.

Drawings.

Lithographic stones (equipment).

Marriage certificates.

            Patterns.

Progressive proofs.

Scrapbooks.

            Scraps.

Sheet music.

Trade catalogs – Seeds.

           

           

 


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

 

Location: Room LF-18, manuscript/archives reading room, 12 C-H

 

 

Filing cabinet 1, drawer 1: large scrap and picture cards, two sizes in each flat box

 

Box: Scrap (large), A-Z (no children or Christmas)

Angels

Animals (includes an alphabet)

Circus

Flowers

Halloween

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box:  Scrap (large): Children

 

Box: Picture Cards (large): Children

 

Box:  Picture Cards, A-Z (large) (no Children)

Angels

Animals

Circus

Flowers

Graphics

People

Transportation

Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 1, drawer 2: Greeting cards (large)

 

Box: Greeting Cards: Angels

Best wishes

Valentines

Christmas

 

Box: Greeting Cards: Valentines

With Cupids, women, children

 

Box: Greeting Cards: Children; Children Riding

Best wishes

Valentines

           

Box: Greeting Cards: Children Riding

Valentines

 

 

Filing cabinet 1, drawer 3: Greeting Cards, Show Cards, other cards (large)

 

Box: Greeting Cards, A-Z (no children or Valentines)

New Years (some greetings in Hebrew)

Best regards

Valentines

Best wishes

Raphael Tuck & Sons Christmas and New Year cards, 1884-5

Motto

First Communion

Christmas

 

Box: Show Cards (Children)

[Advertising cards, with images of children]

 

Box: Show Cards, A-Z (no children or Christmas) [Advertising cards]

Angels

Animals

Circus

Graphics

Men

Objects

Transportation

Women

 

Box: Cards: Calling Cards, Trade Cards

Includes: Alling Brothers catalog for cards, games, albums, etc.;

Includes: Samples of calling cards

(note: calling cards with people’s names are in Filing cabinet 5, drawer 1)

 

 

Filing cabinet 1, drawer 4: Product labels, tobacco labels (large)

 

Box: Product Labels, A-F [by image category, not by type of product]

Angels

Animals

Children

Flowers (includes a folder which was intended to hold samples of some sort)

Food and drink

 

Box: Product Labels, G-P [by image category, not by type of product]

Graphics

Men

Objects

Patriotism [includes a large sample of cloth]

People

Places

Plants and trees

Embossed album cover

 

Box: Product Labels, Q-Z, miscellaneous [by image category, not by type of product]

Sports

Structures

Tobacco

Transportation

Women

 

Box: Labels: Tobacco  (Calvert Litho. Proofs)

 

 


Filing cabinet 2, drawer 1: Christmas (large)

 

Box: Ornaments and Decoration: Christmas

Includes folding nativity scenes,

Santa mask,

Printed cloth stockings,

Tree ornaments to be cut out

 

Box: Picture and Show Cards: Christmas

Includes winter pictures,

Many Santa Claus images,

Ad (or show card) for Raphael Tuck & Sons Christmas cards

 

Box:  Scrap: Christmas

Includes set of “Pleasant Pastimes: 6 Novel Relief Scraps,” which includes two images with Santa, but also sets which are not Christmas-related

 

Box: Christmas Ephemera: containers, greeting cards, labels, magazines, sheet music

Includes lid for “Automobile Race Game” (with Santa Claus driving an automobile);

sheet music with images of Santa Claus or general winter scenes;

Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 30, 1871;

The Christmas Bells, Dec. 25, 1889

 

 

Filing cabinet 2, drawer 2: Calendars (large)

 

Box: Calendars, Christmas

Calendars with Christmas and winter images

Calendars for 1891, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1918

(more than one calendar for many years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars)

 

Box: Calendars: Children (2 boxes)

Calendars with images of children,

For years 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1925

(more than one calendar for many years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars)

 

Box: Calendars: Women

Calendars with images of women,

For years 1894-95, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911 includes a calendar for Harvard University

(more than one calendar for some years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars)

 

 

Filing cabinet 2, drawer 3: Calendars, toys, paper constructions (large)

 

Box: Calendars: Animals

Calendars with images of animals,

For years 1898, 1899, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1909

(more than one calendar for some years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars)

 

Box: Calendars: Various themes, A-F

Angels

Children

Elves & Fairies

Flowers

For years 1895, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1910

(more than one calendar for some years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars

 

Box: Calendars: Various themes, G-Z

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Transportation

Women

For years 1884, 1888, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1930

(more than one calendar for some years; some do not include the year; despite label, not all items include calendars)

 

Box: Toys and Games: Paper Constructions

These are items which were to be cut out and assembled, to make buildings, furniture, trains, boats, airplanes, scenes, toy theaters, etc.

 

 

Filing cabinet 2, drawer 4: Paper toys and dolls, Prints (large)

 

Box: Paper Toys and Dolls: Children

Scrap with children, paper dolls with clothes (one doll with fabric dress, added in 1974), a scene labeled Magic Lantern

 

Box: Paper Toys and Dolls: A-Z (no children)

Paper constructions, template for fretwork picture frame, paper dolls, pantins.

 

Box: Prints, A-Z

Angels

Animals

Children

Christmas (handkerchief with Santa and elves decorating a tree)

Flowers

Graphics

Men

People (includes 1902 Coronation Souvenir for Edward VII)

Women

 

 


Filing cabinet 3, drawer 1: (large items)

 

Box: Catalogs: Product catalogs

David C. Cook’s Easter Annual (Sunday School Easter supplies), Chicago, 1881;

Cooper & Conrad’s Shopping Guide, Philadelphia, spring and summer 1884 (clothing, linens);

J.P. Smith, Son & Co.  Illustrated Catalogue of Table Glassware, Pittsburgh, 1884;

Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co., World’s Fair Fruits, Louisiana, Mo., ca.1904;

Butler Brothers, Christmas catalog, New York, 1912 (toys, jewelry, dishes, cards, watches, umbrellas, etc.)

 

Box: Textiles

lace-bordered handkerchief; samples of textiles; textile swatch book, ca. 1850

 

Box: Wallpaper

Samples of wallpapers; includes some hand-painted samples, some of which are patterns for fabrics, not wallpapers (although executed on paper, not on cloth)

 

Box: Sheet Music

Assorted pieces of music, some related to Valentine’s Day, ca.1840-1910?

[note: Christmas sheet music is in filing cabinet 2, drawer 1]

 

 

Filing cabinet 3, drawer 2: (large items)

 

Box: Fans

hand fans on sticks (not folding fans), mostly advertisements; one is from the Krewe of Proteus (one of the New Orleans Mardi Gras krewes); also a portrait of C. A. Comisky superimposed on a baseball (not a fan, but a similar image was used for a fan)

 

Box: Certificates

Chiefly marriage certificates (some blank), but also insurance papers, a water bond, a family record, and a passport, 1852-1958 (mostly 19th century)

 

Box: Miscellaneous Ephemera: Invitations, Licenses, Photographs, Programs, Stationery, Tickets, Brochures, Advertisements, Containers

Includes: souvenir of St. Louis, Mo.’s Veiled Prophet organization;

photo of a Christmas tree;

Berlin work or needlepoint patterns;

Mardi Gras souvenirs;

a fashion plate using a piece of real fabric for the dress;

embossed papers (some blank, some used for invitations or poems);

a sheet of blank Reward of Merit cards;

The Documents in Evidence, by Henry Blossom, Jr. (St. Louis: Buxton & Skinner, 1894; a story told through letters);

Early grocery bags;

A sheet of “Park’s Characters”;

Ads, and other items

 

Box: Miscellaneous Ephemera: Worcester Collection

Mostly samples of embossed papers and graphic designs, relating to printing in and around Worcester, Mass.

 

 

Filing cabinet 3, drawer 3: Illustrations, decorations (large items)

 

Box: Illustrations: Children

Some include ads; a few removed from books

 

Box: Illustrations: Christmas

Includes some magazine covers with Christmas illustrations; almost all the illustrations show Santa Claus or a Christmas tree

 

Box: Illustrations: A-Z (no Christmas or children)

Angels

Animals

Flowers

Graphics

Men

Objects (especially furniture, room settings, draperies)

People

Valentines

Women (includes fashion plates)

 

Box: Ornaments and Decorations: Halloween

Black cats, witch, owl, moon

 

 

Filing cabinet 3, drawer 4: Toys and games (loose items, not in boxes)

Four sets of nesting cubes;

“Little Workers Picture Cubes” (McLoughlin Bros., 1901) (with pictures and blocks in a box);

“Kriss Kringle Picture Cubes” (McLoughlin Bros., 1896) (blocks only in a box);

“Pyramid Picture Blocks” (box containing sets of nesting cubes);

“Railroad ABC and Picture Blocks” (McLoughlin Bros., 1903) (box with blocks; despite title, the blocks also have pictures of wagons, carriages, and people on horseback – probably all scenes from a circus);

“Animal Antics ABC Blocks” (McLoughlin Bros.) (blocks with rhymes)

“Nested Mother Goose ABC and Picture Blocks” (7 blocks that nest inside each other, with pictures, letters of the alphabet, and rhymes);

 

Christmas Panorama game (Parker Bros.)

 

 


Filing cabinet 4, drawer 1: Books: A-Children (smaller books in hanging files)

Angels (1 folder)

Animals (3 folders)

Children (5 folders)

 

Filing cabinet 4, drawer 2: Christmas-Women, Unclassified, Cookbooks (smaller books in hanging files)

Christmas (4 folders)

Circus

Elves and Fairies

Flowers

Graphics (3 folders) (includes ABC books, plus books on handwriting and books with samples of lettering and designs)

Objects

Patriotism

People

Religion

Sports

Transportation

Women

Unclassified

                        Pretty Pictures and Pretty Rhymes;

                        My Mother’s Picture Book

Cookbooks

 

 

Filing cabinet 4, drawer 3: Children’s books (larger books, in flat boxes)

 

Box: Children’s Books: Animals (Ernest Nister)

Little Folks Fair, and What We Saw There;

The Children’s Tableaux: A Novel Colour Book for Children;

Our Farmyard, and Other Stories and Rhymes (enlarged edition, board cover);

The Animals’ Trip to Sea;

The Merry Go Round;

Revolving Pictures: A Novel Picture Book of Dioramic Scenes;

The Model Menagerie: A Novel Picture Book of Wild Animals

 

Box: Children’s Books: Animals (various publishers)

The Little Folks Picture Natural History;

Pussy’s ABC;

Kitten Book;

Tales from Kittenland;

Pussy Cat Capers;

Animal Frolics;

Bow-wow Stories;

Big Animal Picture Book;

also “Cinderella” (Aunt Louisa series, McLoughlin Bros.)

 

Box: Children’s Books: Christmas (McLoughlin Bros.)

St. Nicholas;

Santa Claus;

The Santa Claus Picture Book;

Around the World with Santa Claus (2 copies);

The Night before Christmas, or The Visit of St. Nicholas;

Christmas ABC (2 copies);

The Night before Christmas, or a visit of St. Nicholas (4 copies);

Santa Claus and His Works

 

Box: Children’s Books: Christmas (various publishers)

Old Father Santa Claus;

Weihnacht’s Wanderungen;

The Night before Christmas (3 versions);

Father Christmas (Father Tuck “Doll” Series);

Christmas Games;

Dear Old Santa Claus

 

 

Filing cabinet 4, drawer 4: Children’s books (larger books, in flat boxes or loose)

 

Loose books:

The Solider Panorama Book;

Pleasant Surprises (Ernest Nister book; Santa Claus on front)

 

Box: Children’s Books: Children (Ernest Nister)

Nister’s Magic Lantern;

Our Darlings’ Surprise Pictures;

Magic Moments;

Nister’s Panorama Pictures;

What the Children Like

 

Box: Children’s Books: Children (various publishers)

Wo ist das Bild?

The Gem ABC and Picture Book;

Polly’s Pets;

Dolly at Home ABC;

My Lady Dolly;

Mixed Pickles;

Two Little Playmates;

Child’s First Book;

The Model Book of Games;

The Model Book of Dolls;

Mary Had a Little Lamb;

The Doll’s House Model Book;

Freaks and Frolics of Little Girls

 

Box: Children’s Books: Circus; Elves and Fairies; Nursery Rhymes

Circus and Menagerie ABC;

The Flip Flop Show;

Babes in the Wood;

The Land of Long Ago;

Peeps into Fairy Land;

The Book of Gnomes;

Mother Goose

 

Box: Children’s Books: Transportation

Our Air Ship ABC;

The Railroad ABC;

Our Auto ABC;

The Railroad;

The Bicycle ABC

 

 


Filing cabinet 5, drawer 1: 2x3 boxes

 

Box: Cards: Calling Cards, Trade Cards

Calling cards: general, fancy, hidden names, animals, children, flowers, objects, places, Valentines;

Trade cards (these are arranged by type of printing process or by image on card, not by product being advertised): chromo, animals, children, flowers, men, objects, people, plants and trees, sports, structures, Belgian, black and white, color stock, electrotype, embossed

 

Box: Cards: Escort cards, Greeting cards, Picture cards, Rebus cards, Sentiment cards

Escort cards;

Greeting cards (arranged by image): general, animals, children, flowers, food and drink, objects, religion, Valentines;

Greeting cards: fancy;

Picture cards (arranged by image): general, animals, children, flowers, graphics;

Rebus cards;

Sentiment cards (arranged by image): general, angels, animals, flowers, graphics, objects, transportation, Valentines, women

 

Box: Christmas: Calendars, calling cards, greeting cards, insert cards, gift tags, ornaments, seals, buttons           

All items have images of Santa Claus, or Christmas or winter scenes

 

Box: Emblems: Crest and monograms, A-Z

General

Animals

Food and drink

Graphics, graphics: lettering, graphics: heraldry

Men

Patriotism

 

Box: Ephemera: almanacs, booklets, calendars, certificates, currency, cutwork paper, lace paper, tickets, toys and games, luggage labels, stamps, seals

Many of the certificates are Reward of Merit cards.

The cutwork paper includes some paper dolls.

The seals include wax seals from envelopes.

Stamps include poster stamps.

Tickets include transportation tickets, tickets to fairs and expositions, as well as tickets to dances, theater, etc.

 

Box: Insert cards, A-Z

(These were inserted into product packages; many were with cigarettes.)

General

Animals

Children

Circus

Elves and fairies

Food and drink

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Plants and trees

Sports

Transportation

Women, Women: occupations

 

Box: Labels: Product Labels, A-Z

(arranged by image, not by product):

General

Angels

Animals

Children

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics, graphics: heraldry, graphics: lettering

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Sports

Structures

Transportation

Women

 

Box : Textiles (3 boxes)

Ribbon samples

 

 

Filing cabinet 5, drawer 2: Scrap in 2x3 boxes

 

Box: Scrap: An-Ani

Angels

Animals: aquatic, domestic: a-c (continued in next box)

 

Box: Scrap: Animals: Domestic: D-Z, Insects

 

Box: Scrap: Animals: Birds

           

Box: Scrap: Animals: Reptiles-Elves and Fairies

Animals: reptiles, rodents, wild

Circus

Easter

Elves and Fairies

           

Box: Scrap: Children-Children with animals

Children: general, babies, ethnic, fictional, portraits, riding, with animals

 

Box: Scrap: Children: with flowers, with food, with objects

 

Box: Scrap: Christmas

 

Box: Scrap: F-G

Food and drink

Graphics

 

Box: Scrap: M-O

Men    

New Year

Nursery rhymes

Objects

 

 

Filing cabinet 5, drawer 3:  large catalog, sample, and design books (flat box or loose)

Box (no label):

One Thousand and One Initial Letters, Designed and Illuminated buy Owen Jones (Leipzig: 1864; cover title: Anfangsbuchstaben);

Farbiger Ornamentenschatz (Christian Stoll);

“Meriden Britannia Co.’s Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Electro Silver Plate…,” 1878

 

loose books:

scrapbook with Decalcomania directions and a price list pasted inside front cover, stamped C.A. Pocher, Nurnberg

 

Nottingham & Calais Laces, Arthur & Company (Export) Ltd., Glasgow (stamped on front cover) (includes lace samples)

 

The Ladies’ Home Journal (bound issues), Dec. 1899- Dec. 1890, Jan.-Dec. 1892 (2 v.) [note: unbound issues are in drawer 4]

 

The American Girl, by Harrison Fisher (Scribners, 1909)

 

Albrecht & Meister, 1909-1910: samples of cards and scrap

 

Sud-Italienishche Fliesen-Ornamente…, herausgegeben von J. E. Jacobstahl (Berlin, 1886)

 

Nouveau Recueil Pratique d’Enseignes Decoratives…, par Louis Ramade (Paris, n.d.);

 

Unlabeled book with samples of machine made lace, all with tag bearing the initials A.L.L.

 

 

Filing cabinet 5, drawer 4: magazines (flat box)

 

Box: Magazines: Godeys, Harpers, Petersons, Puck (fashion, misc.)

Loose needlework patterns, dress patterns, illustrations, songs, fashion illustrations, etc., from Godeys and Petersons, ca. 1844-ca.1881;

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Dec. 1857;

The Studio, extra number, Xmas 1894, issue about Christmas cards and designers;

Puck, Christmas issues for 1889, 1900;

The Dressmaker & Milliner (Butterick, Sept. 1895);

Woman’s Home Companion, Dec. 1910;

Lady’s Pictorial, March 14, 1898 (partial issue only)

 

 

Box: Ladies Home Journal

[note: bound issues are in drawer 3]

1903: Dec.

1907: May

1910: August

1912: May

1914: October

Loose pages, n.d. [ca.1910]

 


Filing cabinet 6, drawer 1: 4x6 boxes

 

Box: Booklets, A-Z

Almanacs

Children’s booklets: angels, animals, children, nursery rhymes

Instruction booklets (ballroom prompter, etiquette)

Literary booklets

Song booklets

Trade booklets: general, animals, children, food and drink, objects, people, transportation, women;

Verse writers

 

Box: Certificates: Rewards of Merit

 

Box: Ephemera, A-L

Bookmarks

Buttons (pin back buttons and shirt buttons on a card)

Calendars

Catalogs (one for stationery and toys, other for corsets)

Certificates [see separate box for Rewards of Merit cards]

Containers: seed packets

Currency

Cutwork paper

Emblems (includes monograms)

Illustrations (includes Kate Greenaway illustrations)

Invitations

Lace paper

 

Box: Ephemera, M-Z

Menus

Miscellaneous

Prints

Programs

Ribbons (for Columbus Day, 1892)

Stamps

Stationery and envelopes (includes patriotic envelopes)

Tags (luggage, package)

Timetables

Wallpaper

 

Box: Textiles

Samples of ribbon, fabric, lace

 

Box: Tickets: Admission Tickets, Fare tickets

Admission tickets: general, business, education (including commencements and lectures), entertainment (amusement parks, carnivals, circuses, concerts, dances, dinners, fairs and expositions, picnics, sporting events, theater), political;

Fare tickets: railroad, steamship

 

Box: Toys: Paper dolls, play sets

Note: many of these items are advertisements

Paper toys: general, animals, circus, graphics (many of these are from alphabet sets), transportation

Paper dolls: miscellaneous products, Adams’ Pepsin Gum, Clark’s Cotton, Coats Cotton, Diamond Dyes, Enameline, Lion Coffee, McLaughlin’s Coffee, Stollwerck’s Cocoa, Worcester Salt

 

 

Filing cabinet 6, drawer 2: Postcards (4x6 boxes)

[Mostly general cards, but some send holiday or birthday greetings.  The holiday cards which are separated out, such as Easter and Christmas, have images typically associated with those holidays, such as chicks and rabbits for Easter, and Santa Claus for Christmas.]

 

Box: Animals

           

Box: A-F [except Children]

Angels

Circus

Elves and Fairies

Flowers

Food and Drink

           

Box: Children: babies, ethnic, fictional, occupations, portraits, riding

 

Box: Children: with animals, flowers, objects, food

 

Box: Easter, part 1

Angels

Animals

 

Box: Easter, part 2

Children

Elves and fairies

Fictional

Graphics

Objects

People

Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 6, drawer 3: Postcards: Christmas (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Angels, Animals, Children: Indoors

 

Box: Children: Outdoors, portraits, riding

 

Box: Elves and Fairies, Fictional, Graphics, Krampus, Nativity, Objects, People

 

Box: Santa (3 boxes)

 

Box: Scenery, snow people, women

 

 

Filing cabinet 6, drawer 4: Postcards and picture cards (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Postcards, G-M

Graphics

Halloween

Men

 

Box: Postcards, N-Q

New Year

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places (illustrations of places, not photographic cards)

Plants and trees

 

Box: Postcards: R-T

Recreation

Religion

Sports

St. Patrick’s Day

Structures

Thanksgiving

Transportation

 

Box: Postcards: Va

Valentines (continues in next box)

 

Box: Postcards: V-Z, photo postcards

Valentines

Women

Photo postcards (mostly photos of Christmas trees or children with toys)

 

Box: Picture cards, A-E

Animals

Children

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

 

Box: Picture cards, F-Z; Fancy cards A-Z

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Religion

Sports

Structures

Transportation

Valentines

Women

Fancy picture cards:

Angels

Children

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Graphics

Places

Women

 

 


Filing cabinet 7, drawer 1: cards, ornaments, scrap (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Christmas cards: Picture cards, fancy greeting cards

Picture cards: animals, children, people, Santa, scenery, snowmen;

Fancy greeting cards: animals, children, fictional, graphics, nativity, objects, people, Santa, scenery, women

 

Box: Greeting cards: Christmas

Angels
Animals

Children

Elves and fairies

Fictional

Graphic

Nativity

Objects

People

Santa

Scenery

Snowmen

 

Box: Ornaments, A-Z

Angels

Animals

Children

Christmas

Elves and fairies

Men

 

Box: Scrap: Christmas, A-Z; fancy scrap, Christmas

Angels

Animals

Children

Elves and fairies

Nativity

Objects

Santa

Scenery

Snowmen

Women

 

Box: 4x6 Christmas: booklets, calendars, gift seals, gift tags, invitations, miscellaneous, sachets, place cards, calling cards [with winter scenes], trade cards, money holder cards

Also: bookmarks; all items have Christmas or winter scenes

 

 

Filing cabinet 7, drawer 2: Scrap (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Scrap: A-Animals: Birds

Anatomy

Angels

Animals: Aquatic

Animals: Birds

 

Box: Scrap: Animals: domestic, insects, reptiles, rodents, wild

 

Box: Scrap: B-F (no children)

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

Food and drink

 

Box: Scrap: G-O

Graphics

Halloween

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

 

 

Filing cabinet 7, drawer 3: Scrap (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Scrap: Children

Babies, ethnic, fictional, portraits, riding, with animals, with flower, with food

 

Box: Scrap: Children with objects

 

Box: Scrap: Flowers (4 boxes)

 

 

Filing cabinet 7, drawer 4: Scrap and original art (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Scrap:  P

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

 

Box: Scrap:  Q-S

Recreation

Religion

Sports

Structures

 

Box: Scrap:  T-V

Thanksgiving

Transportation

Valentines

 

Box: Scrap:  Women

 

Box: Scrap: fancy scrap (A-Z); original art

Angels

Animals

Children

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flower

Food and drink

Graphics

Halloween

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Religion

Structure

Transportation

Women

Original art (all watercolors of women’s heads)

 

 


Filing cabinet 8, drawer 1: Greeting cards (4x6 boxes)

(mostly divided by image, not holiday; Christmas cards in these boxes do not have typical Christmas or winter scenes)

 

Box: Greeting cards: A-B

Anatomy

Angels

Animals

 

Box: Greeting cards: C-E

Children

Circus

Easter

 

Box: Greeting cards: F-P (no flowers) [sic, i.e. E-P]

Elves and fairies

Food and drink

Graphics

Halloween

Men

New Year

Objects

People

Places

Plants and trees

 

Box: Greeting cards: Flowers

 

Box: Greeting cards: R-Z

Recreation

Religion

Sports

Structures

Thanksgiving

Tobacco

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box: Greeting cards: Fancy, A-O (no flowers)

Angels

Animals

Children

Easter

Elves and fairies

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

New Year

Nursery rhymes

Objects

 

Box: Greeting cards: Fancy: Flowers

 

Box: Greeting cards: Fancy, P-Z

People

Places

Plants and trees

Religion

Structures

Transportation

Valentines

Women

unclassified

 

 

Filing cabinet 8, drawer 2: Cards; Product labels; etc.  (4x6 boxes)

[Product labels are arranged by image on label, not by product.]

 

Box: Cards: Sachet cards, Devotional cards

           

Box: Cards: Fancy: by manufacturer

 

Box: Labels: Product labels: A-F

Angels

Animals

Children

Circus

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

 

Box: Labels: Product labels: G

Graphics

 

Box: Labels: Product labels: M-V

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Recreation

Sports

Structures

Tobacco

Transportation

Valentines

 

Box: Labels: Product labels: W-Z

Women

 

Box: Labels: Cigar bands, Luggage labels:

 

 

Filing cabinet 8, drawer 3: Calling cards; other cards (4x6 boxes)

            [calling cards are arranged by image on the card, not by name of person]

 

Box: Calling cards: A-Z

General

Animals

Children

Easter

Flowers

Graphics

Men

New Year

Objects

People

Places

Sports

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box: Calling cards: Fancy, A-Z

Belgian

Blank embossed

Calligraphy

Color background

Cutwork

Fringed

Hand-colored

Lace

Pattern background

Photographic [calling cards with small photo portraits]

 

Box: Calling cards: Hidden name: A

Angels

Animals

 

Box: Calling cards: Hidden name: B-O (no flowers)

Children

Elves and fairies

Food and drink

Men

Objects

 

Box: Calling cards: Hidden name: flowers

Flowers

Flowers with baskets

With hands

With hands and notices

 

Box: Calling cards: Hidden name: P-Z, with envelopes, salesman’s samples

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Sports

Transportation

Valentines

Women

With envelopes

Salesman’s samples (Keystone Printing Co., North Branford, Conn.)

 

Box: Cards: other

Announcement cards

Escort cards

Insert cards

Membership cards

Miscellaneous

Mourning cards

Photo cards [cartes de visite]

Place cards

Playing cards

Political cards

Score cards

Sentiment cards

 

 

Filing cabinet 8, drawer 4: Trade cards (filed by image, not by product advertised)  (4x6 boxes)

 

Box: Trade Cards:  A-B

Anatomy

Angels

Animals

 

Box: Trade Cards: C-G (no children)

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Graphics: alphabet

 

Box: Trade Cards:  Children (two boxes)

 

Box: Trade Cards: H-Pa

Halloween

Men

New Year

Objects

Patriotism

 

Box: Trade Cards:  Pe-R

People

Places

Plants and trees

Recreation

Religion

 

Box: Trade Cards:  S-Z

Sports

Structures

Thanksgiving

Tobacco

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box: Trade Cards: [various]

Belgian

Black and white (angels, animals, food and drink, graphics, men, objects, people, places, structures, tobacco, transportation, women)

Color stock

Electrotype

Embossed


Filing cabinet 9, drawer 1: (5x8 boxes)

 

Box: Picture cards, A-Z

General

Angels

Animals

Children

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

People

Places

Plants and trees

Religion

Sports

Structures

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box: Christmas: greeting cards, picture cards, money holder cards, trade cards

 

Box: Christmas: [various]

Blotters

Booklets

Bookmarks

Calendars [1890, and no year, but possibly for 1882]

Catalogs

Decorations

Illustrations

Labels, product

Paper toys and dolls

Photographs [and stereo views] (images of Christmas trees, most with children and toys)

Scrap (angels, animals, children, objects, Santas, scenery, snowmen)

Scrap, fancy

Tags, gift

 

Filing cabinet 9, drawer 2:  Scrap (5x8 boxes)

 

Box: Scrap: A-E (no Christmas)

Angels

Animals

Children

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

 

Box: Scrap: F-M

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Halloween

Men

 

Box: Scrap: N-Z, Fancy scrap

Nursery rhymes

Objects

People

Plants and trees

Recreation

Religion

Sports

Structures

Thanksgiving

Valentines

Women

Unclassified

Fancy scrap (general, graphics, Valentines)

 

 

Filing cabinet 9, drawer 3: Greeting cards (5x8 boxes) (filed by image, not by holiday)

 

Box: Greeting cards, A-C (no Christmas)

general

Angels

Animals

Children

Circus

 

Box: Greeting cards, D-O

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Halloween

Men

New Year

Nursery rhymes

Objects

 

Box: Greeting cards, P-Z

People

Places

Plants and trees

Recreation

Religion

Sports

Structures

Thanksgiving

Transportation

Valentines

Women

 

Box: Greeting cards, Fancy, A-Z

General

Angels

Animals

Children

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Plants and trees

Religion

Valentines

Women

Cards filed by manufacturers

 

 

Filing cabinet 9, drawer 4: Ephemera and trade cards (5x8 boxes)

(trade cards are filed by image, not by product advertised)

 

Box: Ephemera, A-D

Blotters

Booklets (picture, reference, story, trade, children, elves and fairies, food and drink, patriotism, transportation, women)

Bookmarks

Calendars

Cards, announcement

Cards, calling

Cards, mourning

Cards, place

Cards, postcards

Catalogs

Certificates and Rewards of Merit

Containers: sachets and seed packets

Currency

Cutwork paper

Decorations (includes an American flag)

 

Box: Ephemera, E-Z

Emblems [and monograms]

Illustrations

Invitations

Lace paper

Menus

Miscellaneous

Photos and stereocards [photos of baby carriages]

Programs

Ribbons (for fire companies)

Stamps (poster stamps)

Stationery and envelopes

Tags

Textiles (ribbon and fabric samples)

Tickets

 

Box: Trade cards, A-S

Angels

Animals

Children

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Religion

Sports

Structures

 

Box: Trade cards, T-Z, unclassified, Belgian, business

Transportation

Women

Unclassified

Business (some of these cards have images, some do not)

Belgian

 

 


Filing cabinet 10, drawer 1:  (filed by type of item) (larger items in hanging files)

Advertisements

Albums

Bookmarks

Calendars (18 folders, divided by image)

Cards, announcement

Cards, calling

Cards, escort

Cards, mourning

Cards, picture (11 folders, divided by image)

 

Filing cabinet 10, drawer 2:  Cards, Greeting, filed by image (larger items in hanging files)

Includes a folder of original art for greeting cards

Angels (2 folders)

Animals

Children (6 folders)

Circus 

Easter (2 folders)

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Men

New Year

Objects

People

Places

Plants and trees

Religion

Structures

Transportation

Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 10, drawer 3:  (filed by type of item) (larger items in hanging files)

Cards, show (mostly product ads): general, animals, children, Easter, patriotism, people, women (7 folders)

Cards, subscription

Cards, trade (animals, children, food and drink, men, objects, people, structures, transportation, women, Belgian) (11 folders)

Certificates (marriage certificates, stock certificates, etc.)

Checks

Containers

Currency

Cutwork paper

Decorations (American flag, Halloween)

Emblems (includes albums for mounting crests and monograms) (2 folders)

Illustrations: general, angels, animals, children, flowers, food and drink, men, nursery rhymes, objects, people, sports, structures, transportation, women (14 folders)

 

 

Filing cabinet 10, drawer 4:  (filed by type of item) (larger items in hanging files)

Invitations (2 folders)

Lace paper

Licenses

Magazines (Secret Service, April 28, 1916; Wild West, March 21, 1919; Demorest’s Family Magazine, June and October 1893

Manuscripts (poem, illustrated with Cupid and a little boy)

Menus

Miscellaneous (includes ad for a girl’s school, original art work, portraits of English royalty, Berlin work patterns, etc.)

Photographs

Prints (mostly removed from books or magazines) (5 folders)

Programs

Sheet music (and song sheets)

Stationery (including billheads and letterheads from various companies, personal stationery, a portfolio for holding stationery, covers of writing tablets) (10 folders)

Textiles (fabric, lace, and ribbon samples)

Tickets

Wallpaper (also decorative papers, includes one hand-drawn sample; also a sample book from Montgomery Ward & Co., 1928)

Warrants


Filing cabinet 11, drawer 1: Christmas ephemera (includes winter images) (larger items in hanging files)

Bookmarks

Calendars (1898, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1929, some without dates)

Cards, greetings (divided by images) (5 folders)

Cards, picture

Cards, trade (2 folders)

Catalogs

Containers

Decorations

Illustrations (2 folders)

Labels

Leaflets

Photographs (Christmas trees, with gifts, most with children)

Scrap (divided by image) (6 folders)

Sheet music

Stationery

Tags

Toys and dolls

 

 

Filing cabinet 11, drawer 2: Scraps (larger items in hanging files)

Anatomy

Angels (2 folders)

Animals (7 folders)

Children (6 folders)

Circus

Easter

Elves and fairies

Flowers (6 folders)

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

Miscellaneous

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees           

Religion

Recreation

St. Patrick’s Day

Sports

Structures

Transportation (3 folders)

Valentines

Women

Fancy scrap

 

 

Filing cabinet 11, drawer 3: Greeting cards, fancy [by manufacturer’s name] (larger items in hanging files)

Ackermann

Addenbrooke

Berlin & Jones

Bertou (Paris)

Burke

De la Rue [empty folder]

Dobbs; Dobbs & Kidd; Dobbs, Kidd & Co.

Howland

Kershaw; Kershaw & Son

Lloyd

Mansell

McLoughlin

Meek

Mossman

Mullord

Rimmel

Rock

Strong

Sulman

Whitney

Windsor

Woodgatt

unidentified (5 folders, including one of hand colored cards and one of 20th century assemblages)

handmade (includes a proposal and a love knot)

Valentines, Misc.  (ads and verses for Valentines, including a printed love knot)

 

Filing cabinet 11, drawer 4: Valentines: die cut and fold cut (divided by image) (larger items in hanging files)

Greetings

Angels (and cherubs) (4 folders)

Children (3 folders)

Elves and fairies

People

Women


Filing cabinet 12, drawer 1: Toys and paper dolls (larger items in hanging files)

(Among the toys are items to be cut out and assembled.)

 

Original art (paper doll and clothes)

Animals (5 folders)

Children (mostly paper dolls, includes some hand-made outfits and some packages) (6 folders)

Circus

Graphics

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

People

Structures

Sports

Transportation

Women (mostly paper dolls)

 

Filing cabinet 12, drawer 2:  Luggage labels; Product labels (larger items in hanging files)

Luggage labels (1 folder)

 

Product labels, divided by image (many of these are from textiles or canned goods):

Angels

Animals (2 folders)

Children (2 folders)

Circus

Elves and fairies

Flowers (2 folders)

Food and drink

Graphics

Halloween

Men (2 folders)

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Patriotism

People (2 folders)

Places

Plants and trees

Sports

Structures

Thanksgiving

Transportation

Valentines
Women (2 folders)

 

Filing cabinet 12, drawer 3: Product catalogs (larger items in hanging files)

Catalogs (many for lithographed or other printed items, including a Raphael Tuck catalog from 1932 and a Valentine catalog from 1913)

 

Objects (catalogs for typewriters, rubber shoes, fretwork items, games, and clothing patterns; Montgomery Ward catalog for 1897) (2 folders)

 

Sports (J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. catalog, 1903)

 

Transportation (sled and bicycle catalogs)

 

Valentines (catalogs for cards, dated 1882, 1883, 1899, 1910, and no date)

 

Women (hat catalogs)

 

Seed catalogs by name of company:

Briggs & Bro.

H.W. Buckbee

W. Atlee Burpee & Co. (2 folders)

John Lewis Childs

Currie Bros.

D.M. Ferry & Co.

Frank Ford & Son

Charles A. Green

James J.H. Gregory

G.H. & J.H. Hale

Peter Henderson & Co.

D. Landreth & Sons

Miss C.H. Lippincott

Wm. Henry Maule

The Mayflower

F.B. Mills

John A. Salazar

James Vick

Seed catalogs, A-Z (4 folders)

 

 

Filing cabinet 12, drawer 4: Worcester collection

(Study collection of materials related to the greeting card industry in and around Worcester, Mass., in the later half of the 19th century.  See also filing cabinet 3, drawer 2.)

Timme-Whitney link

Original art and proofs – unidentified

Whitney greeting cards (2 hanging files)

Envelopes

American items

Imported items (3 hanging files)

Box of engraving plates

Baletha, Judy, “The Worcester Collection” (3 notebooks)

Box: envelopes, fancy scrap, fancy greeting cards 


Filing cabinet 13, drawer 1: (hanging files)

Project hold files (empty)

Photocopied images for Christmas Curiosities

 

Filing cabinet 13, drawer 2:  (hanging files)

Photocopies of images in collection, used in various publications

 

Filing cabinet 13, drawer 3: (5x8 boxes)

 

Box: Labels

Blank labels

Cigar bands

Luggage labels

 

Box: Product labels: A-Z [by image, not by product]:

Angels

Animals

Children

Circus

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Food and drink

Graphics

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Plants and trees

Sports

Structures

Tobacco

Transportation

Women

 

Box: Paper dolls and toys: general, A-Z, Lion’s Coffee, Coat’s Cotton

(Some of these advertise products.)

Animals

Circus

Graphics (alphabet with animals and objects)

Men

Nursery rhymes

Patriotism

Sports

Transportation

Women

Coat’s Cotton

Lion’s Coffee (children, nursery rhymes)

 

Box: Paper dolls and toys: McLaughlin’s Coffee

(paper dolls and toys which advertise McLaughlin’s Coffee)

Animals

Children

Men

Nursery rhymes

Objects

Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 13, drawer 4:

Unsorted items which need to be rehoused or repaired


Filing cabinet 14, drawer 1: albums; embossed wallpaper

7 scrap albums;

1 roll of embossed wallpaper

 

 

Filing cabinet 14, drawer 2: albums

Raphael Tuck & Sons’ Gigantic Series of Coloured Relief Scraps (no date, circa 1920s?) (salesman’s sample book);

 

Album with numbered samples of scrap, and prices (no date) (black cover with teal blue spine);

 

One collage album (in delicate condition);

 

7 scrap albums;

 

1 Crest and Monogram Album;

 

“Esther L. Logan’s Book”: newspaper clippings, poems, pictures and designs, ca. 1850s (album cover has Crystal Palace on cover);

 

album of Elizth. Vernon, 1848, with poems written in the album by friends, greeting cards, illustrations, and a copy of the first Christmas card printed in England (with embossed brown cover, made by W. & H. Rock, London);

 

album, T. Woolley, 1857, with poems, greeting cards, photos of two girls, prints;

 

album, Catherine Kirkpatrick Howat, mostly Valentines from the 1850s, also a photo of a group of men and women, and a poem;

 

inside gray box:

album covered with fabric: autograph album, addressed to Gussie, Philadelphia, 1893-1895, with a couple of watercolor drawings;

 

album in slip case: contains box with loose pages: autograph written in German, 1840s;

 

small album, decorated with hats and flowers: inscribed B. Simmonds, Maidstone, 1850, with greeting cards, a Valentine, a song, and illustrations;

 

album with portrait of woman and gold embossing: inscribed Viola Catherine Maurer, 1887, with scrap, autographs of friends in Lancaster, Penn., some greeting cards

 

 

Filing cabinet 14, drawer 3:

The Henderson Line: Stock Perfume Labels (salesman’s sample book) (no date, 1920s?);

 

Foil decorations from France (salesman’s sample book) (deep green cover);

 

J.F. Schipper & Co., Art Publishers: Christmas Cards, New Year Cards, Season 1885-86, Satin Cards Only (salesman’s sample book);

 

Thos. De la Rue & Co., London, Birthday Cards, 1881 and 1882 (2 albums, in a box) (salesman’s sample books);

 

Applied fabric scrapbook: ca. 1880 scrapbook in which someone has added cloth clothes to the figures on the cards (pages remounted in album from ca.1930 with Peltinvain Over-Wear stamped on cover, inside a box);

 

Mabel Louise Clark scrap book, 1894 (purple cover)

 

 

Filing cabinet 14, drawer 4:

 

Cardboard box with illustration on cover and sentimental greeting inside (has been identified as an ornate chocolate box);

 

“Junket” advertisement, set up as a three-dimensional display, with girls sitting around a dining table, eating Junket;

 

wooden sewing box decorated on the outside with straw work; on the inside is an elaborate cutwork design, and the initials A.J.C.F.


Filing cabinet 15, drawer 1:

 

Loose items:

Figure of a woman in red crepe paper dress, holding fan and carrying walking stick;

Box (probably handkerchief box) with ornately embossed lid, with print of a woman in the middle;

Blue box containing a folding silk parasol, with ivory or bone handle; lid of box decorated with label or trade card printed in New York, showing two parasols, the words patent handle and La Pointe, and a scene in a shop with men looking at parasols, ca. 1840s;

 

            Box [no label}:

Shoe box, Gray Bros., Boot & Shoe Mfg. Co., Syracuse, N.Y., ca.1875

 

            Box: Boxes and Containers: Cornucopias

Four round or cone-shaped containers, three made from embossed paper, one decorated with embossed scrap, all with a print of a girl or woman, ca.1870?

 

            Box: Boxes and Containers: Product Boxes

            “Princess Victoria” box: covered with two different samples of wallpaper, decorated with Scottish print of the Princess Victoria (ca.1825-1830); box contains birch bark heart, three spools and two skeins of thread, a box which once contained French percussion caps (for a gun) but now holds a thimble, three ivory or bone tools, a shopping list for sewing supplies (on the back of part of trade card for a temperance house in Syracuse, N.Y.), a recipe for a hair wash, and a shopping list for sewing and stationery supplies, dated 1864;

 

Two cigarette boxes, one for Duke’s Cameo Cigarettes (W. Duke Sons & Co., Durham, N.C.) and the other for Sweet Caporal cigarettes (Kinney Bros., New York), both with revenue stamps;

 

Henry Matier & Co. (Belfast) handkerchief box, once containing 1 dozen gentlemen’s linen cambric handkerchiefs; 1868 (embossed cover, with print of girl’s head);

 

Box similar to that of Matier & Co. box above, but without company name, and with print of a woman; written on back: “Things that belonged to E. A. Charlton, ….”;

 

Box with label: Ogden Mill’s Improved, but no indication of original contents; the label depicts a woman wearing a liberty cap, draped in striped cloth, holding American flag and shield with stars and stripes, ship and mill in background

 

 

Filing cabinet 15, drawer 2: Boxes and embossing dies

Boxed Valentine (sentiment on cover: Accept this token of my friendship) (Geo. C. Whitney, Worcester, Mass.);

 

            Metal engraving plates (embossing dies) for cigar labels

                        Julia Marlowe (with head of woman);

                        Mozart (2 Classical figures flanking a blank oval);

Obertro Oberto (head of a woman);

                        Hamilton Fish (portrait of Fish);

                        Man with opened book;

                        Walt Mason, The Poet Philospher (profile of Mason);

                        B. Link & Sons, Commercial Bouquet (figure of Mercury)

 

            Cigar boxes:

Our Country’s Pride (Collins Cigar Co., Pittsburgh);

 

                          Black Hawk (Andy Dehner Cigar Co., Burlington, Iowa; no earlier than 1924);

 

                        Billy Riley (New York);

 

Chicago & Northwestern Old Reliable (J. Michelstetter, Pennsylvania; label by L.E. Neuman & Co.);

 

No Brand Segar (Parker & Herrick, Syracuse, N.Y., 1869; name of label maker not legible);

 

Buck Cigars (H.K. & F.B. Thurber & Co., probably New York City, 1880; interior contains decorated paper; label by Schmidt & Co.);

 

No manufacturer name, Wisconsin, decorated for Christmas season; inside label copyrighted 1903 by Schmidt & Co.;

                       

                        Sphinx Cigar Factory (N.Y.), decorated for the Christmas season;

 

D. Eisner (California), decorated for the Christmas season, with inside label copyrighted 1899 by American Lithographic Co.;

 

No manufacturer name, California, decorated for Christmas and New Year season, 1902-1903, with inside label copyrighted 1901 by Schmidt & Co.;

 

No manufacturer name, decorated for Christmas season, inside has same design as the Christmas box from Wisconsin;

                       

                        Marken’s Bird (New York; label by F. Heppenheimer, copyright 1873);

 

Partidos Cigars (Pioneer Cigar Factory, S. Ottenberg & Bros., New York; label by

Schumacher & Ettlinger);

                       

                        Carmen (Vermont; label by Witsch & Schmitt)

 

 

Filing cabinet 15, drawer 3: Cigar boxes

Conchas fina cigars (Penn.), with image on top “Over the Garden Wall,” and inside image “The Garden Gate (label printed by E. Steffens, New York);

 

National Chiefs (Penn.) – box with cigars with bands depicting presidents of the United States; inside image (of George Washington) copyrighted 1895 by Schmidt & Co.;

 

            Jack O’Diamonds (Barnes, Smith & Co.; label by American Lithographic Co., N.Y.);

 

            The Kingstonia (Parker-Wishon Cigar Department, St. Joseph, Mo.);

 

            Holds Its Own (G.S. Harris - Sons, Penn.);

 

Robinson Crusoe (Reynolds, Rogers & Co., New York; label by Binghamton Republican);

 

La Paulina Lucca (Calif.) (label copyrighted 1870 by F. Goslinsky);

 

Dean’s Silver Ash (W.O. Dean Co., Canton, Ill.; label by Gies & Co., Buffalo, N.Y.);

 

Hold the Fort (Squire Z. Phinney, Rhode Island; label by Heppenheimer & Maurer);

 

            Happy Coon (New York; label registered by C.A. Smith);

 

Otto the Great (Kraus & Co., Baltimore, Md.; label registered by Louis C. Wagner & Co.);

 

            El Sidelo (S.I.D. y Ca, New York, but box marked Penn.);

 

            La Flor de General Arthur (General Cigar Co., Penn.);

 

Douglas Fairbanks (Penn.);

 

Hidden Beauty [name outside box] or Hidden Beauties [name inside box] (New York; label by Witsch & Schmitt);

 

            Our Four Corners (O.C. Harrison & Co., Bloomington, Ill.);

 

            Blackstone (Blackstone Cigar Factory, Montreal; label by Clark, Toronto);

 

            Charles the Great (S. Rodriguez, Florida; label printed in Germany);

 

            Merchants Queen (Penn.);

 

            Town Seller (Engelman Cigar Co., Dayton, Ohio);

 

Old Time G. (Leonard & Roess, Vermont; inside label by Witsch & Schmitt shows baseball players);

 

Full Moon (New York; name of printer has been mostly trimmed off label) (note: top is detached);

 

“Fighting Bob” (Manila, Philippine Islands; “Fighting Bob” was Admiral Robley D. Evans);

 

Guardian, O. & S.(National Segar Factory, Eugene Sterne & Bro., New York, label copyrighted 1871 by Oettinger & Sterne; printed by Schumacher & Ettlinger);

 

            Salisbury (George Flateur, New York);

 

            Citizen’s Club (Penn.);

 

            Dime Banker (Penn.);

 

            Continental (The Graham-Ernst Cigar Co., Conn.)

 

 

Filing cabinet 15, drawer 4: Boxes; Cigar Bands:

 

            Box: [unlabeled, but contains cigar boxes]: (medium box)

                        Bankable Cigar (N.N. Smith Co., Frankfort, Ind.; label copyrighted 1916);

                        Whitaker’s Blue Point (J.F. Whitaker Cigar Co., label copyrighted 1923);

                        Blue Beard (J.A. Brown, New York; label printed by F. Heppenheimer)

 

            Box: [unlabeled, but contains cigar boxes]: (medium box)

                        Fencing Queen (Lee Heine?, Penn.; printed by Heywood, Strasser & Voigt);

                        Yellow Cab Crooks (E.B. Strickler?, Penn.);

            Margarita (B. Payn’s Sons, Albany, N.Y.; label printed by Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig))

 

            Box: [unlabeled, but contains cigar boxes]: (medium box)

                        5 Penny Weight (H.& J. Breitwieser, Buffalo, N.Y., registered 1886);

            Solitaire (Sherwood & Hemmens, Utica, N.Y.; label printed by Donaldson Brothers);

                        Grand Union (Chas. Shields Sons, New York)

 

            Box: Cigar Bands, A-M: (arranged by image on band, not by brand name): (2x3 box)

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Men-Men: Nobility (Men continues in next box)

 

            Box: Cigar Bands: Men: (2x3 box)

                        Men: Occupations

                        Men: Smoking

 

            Box: Cigar Bands: Graphics (2x3 box)

 

            Box: Cigar Bands, N-Z; Candy and Gum Bands, etc.: (2x3 box)

                        New Year

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

            Candy and Gum bands

            Cigarettes bands

            Color marks and front marks


Filing cabinets 16-20 contain cigar box labels arranged first by lithographer, then by image.

 

Filing cabinet 16, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            American Colortype:

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

            American Label Co.

 

            American Lithographic Co.:

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

            (continues in next drawer)

 

 

Filing cabinet 16, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            American Lithographic Co.:

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        New Year

                        Nursery rhymes

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

            (continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 16, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            American Lithographic Co.:

                        Women

 

            Ballin & Liebler

            Geo. D. Barnard & Co.

            H. Bencke

            Philip Bernard

            Julius Bien Company

            Bing Litho. Co.

            Binghamton Republican

 

            Boyd & Co. (G. M. Boyd Lith.):

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

            Herman Bruns & Son

            Buek & Lindner

            Burrow-Giles Litho. Co.

            California Cigar Box Co.

 

            Calvert Lith. Co.:

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Halloween

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plans and trees

                        Religion

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Carqueville Lith. Co.

            Central Lith. Co.

 

            Cole Litho. Co.:

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Nursery rhymes

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Plants and trees

                        Places

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Collier & Cleaveland

            Conover Engraving & Printing Co.

 

 

Filing cabinet 16, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Consolidated Lithography:

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Cornell Printing Co.

            Cosack & Co.

            Craig, Finley & Co.

            Dickman-Jones Co.

            H.H. Doehler & Co.

            Wm. Donaldson & Co.

            Henry Drucker

            Elliott

            Empire Lith. & Eng. Co.

            Forbes Co.

            E. & A. Frankel

            I. Friedenwald

            Globe Litho. Co.
            J. Guenther & Co.

            Guenther & Mueller

 

            Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Litho.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Circus

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

            (continued in next cabinet)


 

Filing cabinet 17, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Litho.

            (continued from previous cabinet)

                        Men

                        New Year

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 17, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Hefron & Phelps (includes Thomas Hefron, A. Ward Phelps)

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

            Henlith

            Henry Label Co.

                                                                                                                                                        

            A.C. Henschel & Co.

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Women

 

            C.B. Henschel Mfg. Co.

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 17, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Heppenheimer & Maurer

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Circus

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 17, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Heywood, Strasser & Voight

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

Tobacco

                        Transportation

Women

 

            James Hogan Printing Co.

            Henry Hoklas & Son

 

            F.M. Howell & Co.

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Hopcraft & Co.

            Hubley Printing Co.

            Hunton & Gorham

 

            Johns & Co.

                        Anatomy

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Elves and fairies

Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women


 

Filing cabinet 18, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            T. Kahlmann

            Ketterlinus

            Knight & Co.

            Koelle-Mueller

            Krebs Lithographic Co.

 

            Krueger & Braun Litho.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Lancaster Litho. Co.

            Leowenthal & Criswell

            Lohmann Litho. Co.

            Louisville Litho. Co.

            Maryland Lithographing Co.

            Maurer & Bachmann

            Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann

            Mensing & Stecher

            Mepham & Bro.

            The Milwaukee Label Co.

 

            Moehle Lithographic Co.

                        Animals

                        Christmas

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 18, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Moller, Kokertiz & Co.

            W.J. Morgan & Co.

            T.A. Myers & Co.

            National Lithographic Co.

 

            Louis E. Neuman & Co.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Halloween

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

            Norton & Conklin

            The Orcutt Co.

 

            Otis Lithographic Co.

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Circus

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            J. Ottmann

            Ottumwa Stamp Works Press

            Pasbach-Voice Litho. Co.

 

            Petre, Schmidt, & Bergmann

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Plants and trees

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Women

 

            Frank Roehr

            The J.D. Ryan Co.

            Sackett & Wilhelms (also Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig)

            Schmidt Label & Lith. Co.

 

 

 

Filing cabinet 18, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Schmidt & Co.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        New Year

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

 

Filing cabinet 18, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: (hanging files)

 

            Geo. Schmitt & Co.

 

            Schumacher & Ettlinger

                        Anatomy

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Thanksgiving

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            O.L. Schwencke Lithographic Co.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

            (continues in next cabinet)

 


Filing cabinet 19, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: American: (hanging files) 

 

            O.L. Schwencke Lithographic Co.:

            (continued from previous cabinet)

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Henry Seibert & Bro.

            Sheip & Vandergrift

            W.A. Shine

            Shober & Carqueville

            Simon Strauss

            H.S. Souder

            Stahl & Jaeger

            F.A. Stecher

            Emil Steffens Litho. Co.

            Steffens, Jones & Co.

            Steiner & Rosenthal

 

            Wm. Steiner, Sons & Co.

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Strobridge & Co.

            Syracuse Lith. Co.

            Tisch Label Co.

 

 

 

Filing cabinet 19, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: American: (hanging files) 

 

            A. Wagmueller Box Co.

 

            Louis C. Wagner & Co.

Album cover

Angels

Animals

Children

Christmas

Circus

Elves and fairies

Flowers

Graphics

Men

Objects

Patriotism

People

Places

Recreation

Sports

Structures

Tobacco

Transportation

Women

 

            A. Waldstein

            A.L. Weise

            Wemple & Co.

            Western Label Co.

 

            Witsch & Schmitt (N.Y. Label Pub. Co.):

                        Album cover and original art

                        Anatomy

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Men

            (continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 19, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: American: (hanging files) 

 

            Witsch & Schmitt (N.Y. Label Pub. Co.):

                        Men (continued from previous drawer)

                        New Year

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Thanksgiving

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

 

            Charles A. Wulff

            Miscellaneous manufacturers’ information

 

            American lithoers, unidentified:

                        Anatomy

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

            (continues in next drawer)

 

 

Filing cabinet 19, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer: American: (hanging files)

 

            American lithographers, unidentified:

            (continued from previous drawer)

                        Men

                        New Year (with calendar)

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

            Cigar bands

                       

Filing cabinet 20, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels: original art, arranged by artist: (hanging files)

 

            Fitz, John

 

            Maier, Henry

Includes business cards, photos of him and lithography workers, sketch book, his copy of Owen Jones’ The Grammar of Ornament, and 8 folders of original art

 

            Momberger, William

            Mummert, Carl

 

 

Filing cabinet 20, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer (non-American): (hanging files)

 

            Anstalt Suchteln/R. Schmitz (Suchteln, Germany)

            F. Appel (Paris)

            Baart & Gestel (Eindhoven)

            Barclay, Clark & Co. (Toronto)

            J. Barnass (Giessen)

            Paul Bartels & Co. (Dresden)

            Peter Bovenschen (Rheydt)

            J. Brouwers (Antwerp)

            Heinrich & August Bruning (Hanau, Germany)

            H. Carl Bruning (Leipzig)

            L. Burggraeve (Bruges)

            L. Cohn & Co. (Berlin and Brussels)

            Compania Litografica de la Habana

            J. de Greve & Co. (Brussels)

            Heinrich Conrad Deines (Hanua, Germany)

            Heinrich Deussen & Co. (Rheydt)

            Gestel & Zoon (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

            Gonthier-Dreyfus & Co. (Paris)

            Litho. Gouweloos (Brussels)

            Grant Litho. Co. (Toronto)

            A.S. Herzing (Klein-Steinheim-Hanau)

            Gerhard Heymanns (Rheydt)           

            Julius Jahl (Mannheim)

            Jllert & Ewald (Gross-Steinheim)

            Jongen & Co. (Haarlam)

            Wilhelm Jontzen (Bremen)

            Ernst Kaufmann (Lahr/Badenn)

 

            Gerbruder Klingenberg (Detmold)

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Elves and fairies

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Nursery rhymes

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Kunstant. Ferd. Wefers  & F. Audiger (Kempen-Rhein)

            Paul Isidor Landmann

            L’impremerie J. Goffin (Brussels)

            Litografica del Comercio (Havana)

            Litografica del Gobierno (Havana)

            August Osterrieth (Frankfurt)

            Emil Pinkau (Leipzig)

            Moritz Prescher (Leipzig)

            Rolph & Clark (Rolph-Clark-Stone Ltd.) (Toronto)

            Rudolf Schardinel (Viersen, German)

            J.C. Schoemeijer (Amsterdam)

 

 

Filing cabinet 20, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer (non-American): (hanging files)

 

            Herman Schott (Rheydt)

                        Anatomy

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Schupp & Nierth (Dresden)

            Societe Anonyme Belge des Imprimeurs (Brussels)

            Jules Strickaerts-Descamps (Brussels)

            Adolf Traub (Mannheim)

            Van der Pas Freres (probably Netherlands)

            Vrijdag Printing Works (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

 

            Gebruder Weigang (Bautzen)

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Women

 

            Wilhelm Wefers (Krefeld)

            Wiegand & Frank (Detmold)

            H. Wullenweber (Krefeld)

 

 

Filing cabinet 20, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by lithographer (non-American): (hanging files)

 

            Belgian lithographers

            Canadian lithographers

            Cuban lithographers

            Danish lithographers

            Dutch lithographers

            English lithographers

            Various foreign (A-V) (five folders)

 

            Unidentified foreign

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Circus

                        Elves and fairies

                        Graphics

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Recreation

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women


Filing cabinet 21, drawer 1:

 

            Box:  Tree ornaments

3 drums, one Uncle Sam hat, and a heart with a picture of Cupid; all can be opened and can hold candy or a small gift

 

            Box: 1920s and 1930s die-cut and gilded alphabets and numbers: 

                        wooden box containing letters,

                        Loose numerals 1-9,

                        words: Father, Brother, Sister, My

 

            Box: Non-Schlegel cigar bands

Plastic bags containing cigar bands, grouped by designs, such as coins and medals, objects, lettering, heraldic designs, etc.

 

            Box: Prints: English engravings

The Art Treasures of England, parts 1-4, 6-7, 9-34 (edited by J. Vernon Whitaker; Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, 1875)

 

Famous Paintings of the World, no. 3-4  (New York: Fine Art Publishing Co., 1894)

 

 

Filing cabinet 21, drawer 2:

           

“Locomotive Picture Puzzle” (McLoughlin Bros., 1887; complete; with engine number 623; this is a smaller puzzle – there is also a larger puzzle with same name, but with engine number 999)

 

            unlabeled box: [Blocks]

9 blocks with pictures of horse-drawn fire engines, numbers, letters of the alphabet, and items depicting the letters (such as a nest for the letter N)

 

            unlabeled box:

roll of wrapping paper printed for use in W.F. Kinney & Co., grocery store in New Milford, Conn., with ad and picture of delivery wagon;

 

                        small paste board box, with two stamps, addressed to someone in Manchester;

 

favor in a box, commemorating the Shields Library Association 17th Grand Annual Ball, held Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26, 1879; favor and box furnished by Schall & Bro. of Philadelphia; favor includes a dance card;

 

heart-shaped, plush-covered dance program and favor from the 6th anniversary of the Elite Club, Dec. 28, 1883; printed by Dodge Bros.; mirror on back of program;

 

favor from the Excelsior Club, 3d Anniversary Ball, Dec. 30, 1884; printed by Sidney L. Strickland;

 

calendar pages for 1907, apparently fell off a calendar with 2 children and a dog in a basket;

 

                        bit of wool stuck to a card [identified as beard removed from Santa on a postcard]

 

 

Filing cabinet 21, drawer 3:

            Album: Schmidt’s H.C. Book, no. 1

Album with proofs of cigar box labels printed by Schmidt Lith., inscribed with numbers of colors used in printing (on spine: Schmidt no. 1)

 

            Albums: Packmagen(?) I, II, III (lithographers guard books)

                        Cigar labels printed by Paul Isidor Landmann

 

 

Filing cabinet 21, drawer 4: Grossman collection information; sketches and comics by John Grossman: (hanging files)

            Accession records (1 notebook)

            Receipts, 1974-2006 (29 folders)

            Science fiction illustrations by John Grossman, 1947-1950

            Sketchbooks, 1956-1959 (cruise to and tour of Europe, plus scenes of San Francisco)

            Scientifantasy Magazine, 1948-1949 (science fiction magazine published by John Grossman and Bill Kroll)

            The Funnies, 1946-1947 (daily comic page drawn in junior high school by John Grossman and other classmates)

            Sea Comics, 1942-1946 (homemade comic books by John Grossman)

            Buck Rogers comic books

           

Filing cabinet 22, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

            Anatomy

            Angels

            Animals

            Children

            Christmas

            Circus

            Easter

            Elves and fairies

            Flowers

            Food and drink

 

 

Filing cabinet 22, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

            Halloween

            Men

            Men: Allegorical

            Men: Colonial

            Men: Ethnic

(continues in next drawer)

 

 

Filing cabinet 22, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            Men: Fictional

            Men: Fraternal

            Men: Nobility

            Men: Occupations

            Men: Occupations: Artists

            Men: Occupations: Businessmen, manufacturers

(continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 22, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            Men: Occupations: Clergy

            Men: Occupations: Cowboys

            Men: Occupations: Diplomats

            Men: Occupations: Doctors

            Men: Occupations: Educators

            Men: Occupations: Explorers

            Men: Occupations: Farmers

            Men: Occupations: Inventors

            Men: Occupations: Journalists

            Men: Occupations: Judges and lawyers

            Men: Occupations: Military

            Men: Occupations: Miners and prospectors

            Men: Occupations: Musicians

            Men: Occupations: Nautical

            Men: Occupations: Performers

            Men: Occupations: Philanthropists

            Men: Occupations: Philosophers

(continues in next cabinet)


 

Filing cabinet 23, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from previous cabinet)

            Men: Occupations: Politicians

            Men: Occupations: Scientists

            Men: Occupations: Students

            Men: Occupations: Writers

            Men: Portraits

            Men: Smoking

 

Filing cabinet 23, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

            Objects (agriculture, awards, communications, documents, ethnic, hardware, lighting, medical, military, monetary, musical, nautical, nobility, personal, science and nature, weights and measures)

            Patriotism

            People: Adults and children

            People: Allegorical

            People: Ethnic

            People: Fictional

(continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 23, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            People: Men and women

            People: Nobility

            People: Occupations

            Places (celestial, land, water)

            Plants and trees

            Recreation

            Religion

            Sports

            Structures

Structures: Buildings: capitols, castles, cityscapes, clubs, courthouses, colleges, custom houses, factories

(continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 23, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            Structures: Buildings: hotels, houses, lighthouses, monuments, office buildings, pavilions

            Thanksgiving

            Tobacco

            Transportation

            Valentines


 

Filing cabinet 24, drawer 1: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

            Women

            Women: Allegorical

            Women: Colonial

            Women: Ethnic-Women: Ethnic: Indians

(continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 24, drawer 2: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            Women: Ethnic: Spanish

            Women: Fictional

            Women: Nobility

            Women: Nudes

Women: Occupations (cowgirls, journalists, military, musicians, performers, philanthropists, students)

(continues in next drawer)

 

Filing cabinet 24, drawer 3: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel: arranged by image: (hanging files)

(continued from drawer above)

            Women: Portraits

            Women: Smoking

            Women: with animals

            Women: with flowers

            Women: with food

            Women: with objects

 

 

Filing cabinet 24, drawer 4: Cigar Box Labels, by George Schlegel:

            Proofs to stone 241

            Letterhead, billhead proofs

            Cigarette labels, liquor labels, other

            Bunch bands, can labels, showcards, etc.

 

Box: Misc. ephemera: cigar advertisements, cigar bunch bands, product labels (non-tobacco)

 

            Box: Product labels: Tobacco (Cigar box pictorial)

                        Includes packets of proofs printed in different colors

 

            Box: Product labels: Tobacco (Cigar box textual) (2 boxes)

                        Includes labels printed to cover boxes (cigar box wrap)


Filing cabinet 25, drawer 1: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

            Graphics: calligraphic, ornamental, script

 

 

Filing cabinet 25, drawer 2: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

            Graphics: script, serif, sans serif

 

 

Filing cabinet 25, drawer 3: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

Graphics: banners, cartouches, edging, emblems, frames, initials, logos, monograms, seals and trademarks, numbers

 

 

Filing cabinet 25, drawer 4: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

            Graphics: heraldry


Filing cabinet 26, drawer 1: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

           

            Three unlabeled folders of original artwork and mounted labels

 

            Keyline proofs and stone department proofs, inscribed with stone numbers for each color: by category:

                        Anatomy

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Elves and fairies

                        Flowers

                        Food and drink

                        Graphics

                        Halloween

                        Men

                        Men: allegorical, colonial, ethnic, fraternal, nobility

            [continues in next drawer]

 

Filing cabinet 26, drawer 2: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files)

           

            Keyline proofs and stone department proofs, inscribed with stone numbers for each color: by category:

                        Men: occupations, portraits, smoking

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Recreation

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

           

 

Filing cabinet 26, drawer 3: Cigar box labels by George Schlegel: (hanging files and boxes)

           

            Keyline proofs and stone department proofs, inscribed with stone numbers for each color: by category:

                        Women

 

            Box: Geo. Schlegel Litho. Keyline Album, Comb. No. 2

album containing keyline proofs, and some label designs (mostly black and white), with printing notes, for cigar labels, dates range from ca.1910-ca.1935

 

            Box: Geo. Schlegel Litho. Keyline Album, Comb. No. 4

album containing keyline proofs, and some label designs (mostly black and white), with printing notes, for cigar labels, dates range from ca.1907-ca.1930

 

 

Filing cabinet 26, drawer 4: Product labels by George Schlegel:

 

            Box: Tobacco (Cigar Can) (2 boxes)

 

Box: Ephemera: Geo. Schlegel shop files: cigar box labels; cigar can labels; stationery

Stationery includes checks and stock certificates printed for other businesses, as well as some proofs for Schlegel company stationery;

                        Includes some printing proof sets for cigar box labels


Filing cabinet 27, drawer 1: George Schlegel files:

            Schlegel Company documentation

            Schlegel locations

            Schlegel family correspondence

            George Schlegel, III, estate auction, July 19, 2003

            George Schlegel, III, death, April 16, 2003

            George Schlegel, III: interviews

            George Schlegel, III: correspondence

            George Schlegel, III: documentation

            Schlegel office album auction, eBay, Sept 2003

            Schlegel related

            Collecting Schlegel

            Black and white proof copies

            Title registration agreements

            Nail tags, color marks, price stickers, etc.

            Unfiled miscellaneous

            Unfiled “soaker” labels

            Fragments

            Unlabeled file

            Late proofs, keylines

            Binder: Schlegel New York City directory information; slides of labels

 

 

Filing cabinet 27, drawer 2: George Schlegel files:

           

            Box: Cigar bands: A-Z (no graphics) (2x3):

                        Angels

                        Animals

                        Children

                        Christmas

                        Flowers

                        Men

                        Objects

                        Patriotism

                        People

                        Places

                        Plants and trees

                        Religion

                        Sports

                        Structures

                        Thanksgiving

                        Tobacco

                        Transportation

                        Valentines

                        Women

           

            Box: Cigar bands: Graphics: to be sorted (2x3)

 

            Box: Cigar bands: to be sorted (2x3)

 

            Box: 4x6 Ephemera: Product labels (including cigar bands); trade cards

                        Product labels

                        Product labels: cigar bands

                        Product labels: cigarettes

                        Trade cards: business

                        Trade cards: products

 

            Box: Cigar box labels (4x6)

                        Back flaps

                        Caution notices

                        Caution notices: die cut

                        Color marks

                        Distributor labels

                        Guarantee labels

                        Nail tags

                        Out labels

                        Prices flaps

                        Top labels

 

            Box: Cigar box edging (4x6)

                        Graphics: decorative

                        Graphics: titles

 

            Box: 5x8 Ephemera: product labels, trade cards

                        Liquor labels

                        Tobacco labels

                        Cigar bands

                        Cigar can labels

                        Cigar caution notices

                        Cigar out labels

                        Cigar guarantee labels

                        Cigarette labels

                        Trade cards

                        Blotters

                        Letterhead proofs [also, other stationery items]

 

            Box: Schlegel images not in Grossman collection

                        Color transparencies

 

            Videotape: 2 Schlegel books, Jan. 2000

 

 

Filing cabinet 27, drawer 3: George Schlegel files (hanging files):

            Title certificates (2 folders)

            Office sample file envelopes (7 folders)

 

 

Filing cabinet 27, drawer 4: George Schlegel files (4x6 boxes):

 

            Box: Registered title cards, with activity, A-Z (4 boxes)

           

            Box: Registered title cards, A-Z (4 boxes)


Steel map case, drawer 1:

folded Christmas tree with nativity scene, 21” high, intended to be lighted from within by a candle [note: delicate condition; handle with extreme care];

 

folding figure of Santa Claus, ad for Page & Shaw candy;

 

Patterns for fretwork designs (frames, wall brackets, etc.; in three places);

 

“Family Record” – printed form, in color;

 

U.S. passport for Edward W. Kinsley, 1882;

 

“The Merchants and Manufacturers Trades Display Procession,” St. Louis, Oct. 8, 1885, print presented by Charles Rebstock & Co., printed by Stephens Litho. & Engr. Co. (torn – handle with care);

 

flattened box for Napoleon cigars (Powell & Goldstein, Inc.; printed by American Lithographic Co.);

 

uncut sheet of cigar bands for Wm. Steiner, Sons & Co.;

 

Sample sheet of beer labels printed by Stephens Lithographing and Engraving Co., St. Louis;

 

Ad for Mills & Company, Des Moines, Iowa, lithographers, engravers, and printers;

 

Round barrel top labels for Rodee, Bill & Co. (Hungarian roller mill, Minnesota) and for City Roller Mill;

 

ad for C.J. Fell & Brother, Philadelphia, printed in colors by Herline & Co.;

 

Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments, printed in color;

 

Engraving of a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, engraved by H.S. Sadd, N.Y.;

Presidents of the U.S., Washington through Lincoln, published by  F. Bouclet, lithography by A. Feusier, 1861;

 

“Cornwell’s Improved Chart for Cutting Ladies, Misses and Children’s Dresses…,” Chicago, 1876;

 

commemorative print issued by Armitage & Ibbetson (Bradford, Yorkshire), in honor of marriage of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; son of Queen Victoria) to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (daughter of Tsar Alexander II) on January 23, 1874;

 

Print showing part of a late medieval or Renaissance-style room, focusing on the window

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 2: Boxes; greeting cards in boxes

Lipps Society Chocolates box, large box with woman on the cover, Lipps Co. notice inside;

 

“The Locomotive Puzzle” (Parker Brothers; puzzle is complete);

 

“Pick a Pumpkin” Halloween game (fortune telling game) (see also wooden map case, left side, drawer 3);

 

 “Flora” box, with figures of bride, groom, little girl, and two peasant girls, with flowers, which were to be inserted into slits in the figures;

 

“10 sheets of Relief Pictures, new and varied designs, for decorations, scrap book & Christmas tree ornaments,” by Raphael Tuck & Sons, no date; box contains photocopies of scrap, presumably copies of the original contents: Santa Claus figures, angels, children;

 

empty white box, with embossed lid;

 

embossed box addressed (on bottom) to Miss Amy M. Fuller, and the ornate Valentine which came in the box;

 

“Sliced Pictural Metagrams,” published by Selchow & Righter, New York, patented 1875; box contains a sheet showing some of the words which can be formed, and 44 double-sided cardboard pieces, each side bearing a letter and part of a picture, which could be arranged to form words and complete pictures, often more than 2 (cow can become cat or rat, for example)’

 

“The Little Ones’ Zoo,” 25 stand-up figures of animals (mostly mammals and birds);

 

box stamped W. Brainerd, containing a boy paper doll dressed in fabric clothes, with message “I come to wish a Merry Christmas”; stamped on back of card: Goffe’s, patented March 11, 1884;

 

“A Token of Love,” box containing three-dimensional Valentine, dated Feb. 1882;

 

“A Daisy Chain for My Valentine,” Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton & Co.;

box with picture of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus; inside is three-dimensional baptism card with greeting in German;

 

“Valentine Easel No. 50” (printed on side of box), containing elaborate three-dimensional Valentine, addressed to Miss Caroline Fisher, Uxbridge, Mass.;

 

“Affection’s Tribute,” box containing three-dimensional Valentine, addressed to Miss Crete Bartron Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., Pa.;

 

pale blue box with picture of Cupid and girl, containing three-dimensional Valentine;

 

green box containing three-dimensional Valentine;

 

blue box with picture of Cupid and girl, containing three-dimensional Valentine;

 

box with lacy figure of a woman, containing three-dimensional Valentine;

 

box with lady’s arm and flowers, containing three-dimensional Valentine, with name Eloise Gardner Shipman written on the back, and tag for Geo. C. Whitney, Worcester, Mass.;

 

white box, label on side: Prang’s Calendar, “The Zodiac,” inside: “The Zodiac: A Calendar for the Year 1887, by Lizbeth B. Humphrey”;

 

box with baptismal greeting in German on lid, containing three-dimensional card;

 

white embossed box, containing three-dimensional Valentine, addressed as being “For my little Valentine, Gracie Lee”;

 

box with lid decorated with flowers, containing lacy envelope “Wishing you many happy returns of the day” (envelope now empty);

 

paper candy or nut dish, decorated with flowers

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 3: paper fans

21 Valentine fans;

19 Calendar fans;

6 Christmas and New Year fans;

1 Birthday fan;

A pansy fan; an iris fan; a kitten fan;

Fans with titles: “Blue Eyes and Brown”; “Cherry Cheeks”; “Sweet Peeping Faces”;

“A Present from Leamington” fan;

“The Language of Flowers: A Souvenir,” inside a slip case, sent as a Christmas present, 1898;

lacy paper fan (missing stick);

Advertising fans:

            for Plimpton, Fisk & Co., Boston, advertising ladies’ hats, summer 1880;

for Mistletoe Cigars (Woodbine, Iowa; missing stick);

            Brine & Norcross Reliable Shoes (Boston);

Fairy Soap (one side) and the Gold Dust Twins (other side) at the St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 4:

Ad for Jas. G. Johnson & Co., Millinery and straw goods, New York, spring and summer 1899, depicting ladies’ hats, with pictures of the presidents of the U.S., and women (all wearing hats) walking or riding in an automobile in front of the Army and Navy Building in Washington, D.C.;

 

Framed print of little children with roses and butterflies

 

Steel map case, drawer 5: Product boxes

G. Brandauer & Co. (Birmingham, Eng.), Bank pens (containing nibs);

G. Brandauer & Co. (Birmingham, Eng.), steel pens (containing nibs);

G. Brandauer & Co. (Birmingham, Eng.), circular pointed pens (containing nibs);

John Mitchell’s Swan Quill Steel Pens (England), 3 boxes, one of which has never been opened, all with nibs, all after 1855;

William Mitchell’s Pens (London), with nibs;

Geo. W. Hughes (Birmingham, Eng.) Ajusto pens, unopened box with nibs, after 1911;

Magpie Fountain Pens (Ormiston & Glass, London), with nibs;

Federation Pens (Ormiston & Glass, London), with nibs;

Barrel Pens (made by D. Leonardt & Co., Birmingham, for Ormiston & Glass, London), with nibs and ad inside box;

Ball-Pointed Pens (made by D. Leonardt & Co., Birmingham, for Ormiston & Glass, London), with nibs and ad inside box;

School crayons (i.e. colored pencils), American Lead Pencil Co., New York (with 6 pencils);

Thomas A. Edison Jr. Chem. Co., Wizard Ink Tablet, with something inside box;

S. Mordan & Co., London, 6 boxes of pure Cumberland pencil leads;

Small unlabeled box with nibs;

Henry S. King & Co., London, Barnard’s pens, blue metal box, with something inside, and a separate nib;

gold metal box with missing label, but box almost identical to one above, with something inside;

Three metal boxes with pencil leads;

A.W. Faber, pencil leads, one pack of blue, one of red, and one of mixed blue and red, after 1867;

 

Box for men’s handkerchiefs, with label on side: Berry’s Beau[torn]; raise the lid and scantily clad women pop up; box has drawer for handkerchiefs;

Box for Cross Best China pearl Shirt Buttons (empty box), name Flora A. Hamet(?) is written on bottom;

 

Oval box with transparent lid set with decorative wires and a floral design;

Round box with medallion on cover;

 

Eagle pencils, patented 1860, with 7 pencils in box;

Perry & Co. (London), Royal Aromatic Patent Elastic Bands box, with pen nibs;

Perry &Co. (London), gilt J Pen, with nibs;

Perry and Co. (London) and Josiah Mason (Birmingham), box of pen nibs

Thos. De la Rue & Co. (London), Pen No. 2, with nibs and ad;

Gold colored container with Pure Cumberland Lead pencil points;

John Walker & Co. (London), Centric Pen, 2 boxes with nibs and ad;

John Walker & Co. (London), Anchor Pen, 2 boxes with nibs;

R. Esterbrook & Co., Philadelphia, Falcon pen, with nibs;

Blanzy Pour[covered up], Boulogne, 1889 or later, with nibs;

John Heath’s Telephone Pen, two boxes with nibs and ads inside boxes;

British Navy Pen, with nibs;

British Army Pen, two boxes, with nibs;

John Walker & Co. (London), School pen, box with nibs;

A Sommerville & Co. (Birmingham), unopened box of pen nibs;

MacNiven & Cameron (Edinburgh), Flying Dutchman Pen, with nibs;

Eagle Copying leads and Artist leads for automatic pencils, two boxes with leads;

Round container, no label, with colored chalk or pencil lead

 

Box with card on top, containing small envelopes;

American Lead Pencil Co., assortment box;

Joseph Gillott, Commercial Pen (one box), Black Swan quill (two boxes) and Golden swan quill (one box), boxes with pens, nibs, and ads;

Spencerian Steel Pens, sample card with 10 nibs;

Spencerian Pen Co. (New York), sample card (in two pieces) with 36 nibs;

 

Four small pictures, with gilt frames, mirrored mats around petit point pictures of church, tomb, cottage, and man between two poles, ca.1830s-1840s;

 

Round box with face of moon;

L.E. Waterman Co., Ltd., Waterman’s fountain pen, box with pen and ad;

Box shaped like a folding measurement stick (empty, no name);

Stollwerck’s Princess Chocolate box; the lid has an image of two boys supporting a little girl on skates; when the lid is removed, the little boxes which held are seen to have pieces of the same image on them; when the pieces are in order, the same image as on the box lid is seen;

heart-shaped box with winged cherub heads, manufactured by D.M. Hazen Co., Cambridgeport, Mass.; name Lucy E. Hunt is written twice inside the lid;

 

 

Warren Mills Octavo Superfine White Wove Ruled writing paper (packet of paper);

Hawthorne Papeterie White Wove Linen paper (empty box);

Eagle Pencil Co., empty box for pencils, after 1876;

 

Ivin’s Patent Hair Crimpers, empty box, circa 1855;

Empire Knife Co. (West Winsted, Conn.), empty box;

Gibson Line, pumpkin-colored box with sticker inside, two black cats fighting in front of moon;

Superfine Jet Headed Pins, box with straight pins;

Small round box holding small pieces of silvery scrap;

Gentlemen’s Pure Linen Cambric Hkfs. [handkerchiefs], embossed box with picture of children;

 

L.T. Piver, two boxes for Azurea powder, with Art nouveau design, one box paper, the other metal;

Dr. J.B. Lynas & Son (Logansport, Ind.), Queen Beauty toilet soap, three bars, each decorated with different woman, 1906 or after [note: these labels are wrapped around late 20th century bars of soap, not around the original bars];

Marinello Sweet Heart sachet (Chicago), heart shaped box (empty);

Colgate Co. (New York), small round box for Eclat powder; powder puff still in box;

Two small tubes covered with fabric (one purple, the other blue) and pictures of girls;

 

Merkle Wax & Candle Co. (St. Louis, Mo.), Christmas Tree Candles, box with 13 candles in assorted colors, box has image of Santa Claus, tree, toys;

Will & Baumer Co. (Syracuse, N.Y.), Cable Toy Candles (with image of Santa Claus, tree, and children with toys (box empty);

Genuine Hudsons Bay Pens, box with real quill pens;

 

H.F. Neuss (Aix-la-Chapelle), La Parisienne Hat Pin Tablet, for 11 inch pins, with 3 black-headed pins ;

Ivory or bone fan, part made of carved and painted sticks, and part made of printed paper , in box with inscribed with name Charlotte Upham Gordon, 1872;

Fan made partly of tulle decorated with sequins, and partly with bone or ivory carved and gilt sticks; attached ribbon;

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 6:

Nursery Land: Six Favourite Fairy Tales in Novel Scenic Groupings,” published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Artistic Toy Novelty series, no. 124, scenes for Dick Whittington and his cat, Little Miss Muffett, The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe; Six a Song of Sixpence, Little Bo-Peep, and The Three Kittens;

“The Youngsters Library,” with 12 panorama toy books, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Third Series, with 11 books: Old Nursery Rhymes, Tom Thumb, Little Snowdrop, Holiday Express, Where are You Going My Pretty Maid, A Visit to the Pantomime, circus scenes, The Three Kittens, Happy Days, Poultry and Pigeon Show, John Gilpin;

 

“The Flying Wonder,” a series of 6 moving designs, by Raphael Tuck & Sons, with 6 scenes: boy  flying kite, juggling clown, boy and girl blowing soap bubbles, girl with balloon, girl with birds, boy fishing;

“Ten Different Kittens and Puppies with Moving Eyes, by Saml. Gabriel Sons & Co. (N.Y.), sold by L.A. Chadwick, New Bedford, Mass., with 5 kittens and 5 puppies;

 

print and puzzle, little girl with kitten dressed in baby clothes (puzzle complete);

 

“The Winter-time Play Box,” Ernest Nister (London) and E.P. Dutton & Co. (N.Y.), with 14 pieces to arrange into a winter scene;

 

“Summer Drives,” W. Hagelberg (London and N.Y.), cart, goat, dog, donkey, pony, monkey dressed in riding clothes, four sets of children (two girls, girl alone, girl with boy, boy alone);

 

“Dollyland,” Saml. Gabriel Sons & Co. (N.Y.), box containing 6 packets of dolls (2 boys, 4 girls) with clothes (all dolls and outfits present);

“Hood’s Rain Day and Balloon Puzzles,” C.I. Hood & Co. (Lowell, Mass., and London), two-sided puzzle, advertising Hood’s Sarsaparilla;

 

“Rocking Animals,” Raphael Tuck & Sons (after 1901), contains 8 of the original 10 animals: cat, cow, elephant, dog, donkey, sheep, horse, camel;

 

Wooden jigsaw puzzle of a train coming out of a tunnel, one piece is broken (engine is an early style);

 

assorted scenes: jockeys, and 8 circus scenes, including clowns, lions, bareback rider, band, elephant;

 

“Animals and Their Riders,” Raphael Tuck & Sons (after 1910), original set had 10 animals and 10 riders, “any animal can be ridden by any figure,” verses by Norman Gale, this box has 12 riders and 10 animals;

 

“Mechanical Animals,” series 5: 6 pet dogs, Raphael Tuck & Sons, after 1901, includes 6 dogs, which have moving parts;

 

“Oiseaux Articules,” series 8, Raphael Tuck & Sons, after 1901, includes 6 birds, which have moving parts;

 

“Mechanical Animals,” series [torn]: 6 wild tame animals, Raphael Tuck & Sons, includes 6 animals, which have moving parts;

 

folding scene of people watching an outdoor performance or game;

“The Christmas Holidays: An Amusing Novelty for Children,” Ernest Nister (London) and E.P. Dutton & Co. (N.Y.), 12 figures and objects to be arranged into a winter scene

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 7:
52 cotillion badges or favors, some with bells, some from Maison Bail Cotillion, 210, Rue de Rivoli (probably Paris);

 

Card with 12 stars and stripes pins, made in Japan, tag in bag says Veterans World War I;

14 crackers;

 

badge with picture of a horse, stars and stripes and red, white, and blue bunting, and on the ribbons the words: “3 Minute or Named Race, Gentlemen’s Driving Club of Natick, June 17, 1898”; tag in envelope says Mary Wilkes, Dau. of “Teddy,” June 17, 1898 – ½ mile, 1-18 ½

 

badge of the American Pomological Society, Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 16th, 1895, decorated with a picture of a peach and a blackberry, with gold bullion at the bottom, and a brass bar at the top;

 

badge of the East Aurora Chemical Engine Co., No. 1, Annual Parade at Franklinville, N.Y., July 4-5, 1895, decorated with picture of a fire engine, with gold braid at top and bullion along the bottom

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 8: fringed greeting cards

[divided by image, not by holiday]

            Animals

            Children

            Christmas

            Easter

            Flowers (5 boxes)

            Objects [many of these cards are fan-shaped]

            Religious (mostly Easter messages)

            Various, A-Z (two boxes)

            Unsorted

 

 

Steel map case, drawer 9:

Multiple copies of a lithographic print by John Grossman, with its color proofs, signed artist’s proofs, and technique tests, 1980;

strips of ornate embossed gold paper trim;

wallpaper: one sheet of embossed paper, 5 sheets of printed paper;

hand-painted design, probably for wallpaper, possibly for textiles;

samples of textile fabrics

 

Steel map case, drawer 10:

Large folding Santa Claus, advertising Morse’s Candy, probably 1920s (over 7 feet tall);

Large figure of Santa Claus, carrying bag of toys, standing over sleeping child, ca. 1895 (ca.34.5” tall);

Large show card (or ad) for New England Valentine Company, Worcester, Mass., with lots of Cupids and a lady with a cornucopia, 1870s?;

Large show car (or ad) (part missing) for Valentines, with picture of Cupid mailing cards, probably by McLoughlin Bros., ca.1880s;

 

“Guardian Angels,” two angels flying over a praying child, printed by Knapp Co., N.Y.;

“Comrades,” boy with dog, copyright 1893, Donaldson Brothers, N.Y.;

 

Calendars:

 “Two Century Calendar,” calendar for 1901, with directions how to adapt for use for the years 1801-2000, copyright 1900 by Louis Klopsch, N.Y., printed by Ketterlinus;

            1905 calendar, with flags used for weather forecasts;

1905 calendar, issued by The Christian Herald Bible House, New York City, copyright 1905 by Louis Klopsch;

 

Mardi Gras newspaper carnival editions, with images of parade floats:

Krewe of Proteus, “26th presentation, The Queen of the Serpents, New Orleans, Feb. 11, 1907,” from Carnival edition of The Picayune;

Krewe of Proteus, “23rd presentation, subject: The Alphabet, New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1904,” from Carnival edition of The Picayune;

Mystick Krewe of Comus, :subject: Izdubar, New Orleans, Feb. 16, 1904,” from Carnival edition of The Picayune;

Pageant of Rex, King of the Carnival, “subject: In the Realm of Imagination, New Orleans, Feb. 16, 1904,” from Rex edition of “Carnival Bulletin”;

Pageant of Knights of Momus, “subject: Visions of the World’s Vanity, New Orleans, Feb. 11, 1904,” from Momus edition of “Carnival Bulletin”;

 

Sea charts:

            east coast of New South Wales, Australia (London, 1881 and 1869) (two different charts);

            Shantung promontory, China (U.S., 1898);

Twofold Bay area, Australia (London, 1871) (in two pieces, part missing);

            Kyau Chau Bay, China (London, 1902);

King Island, between Australia and Tasmania (London, 1887) (appears to be left half of a two-piece chart);

            South coast of Victoria, Australia (London, 1873);

            Port Philip to Gabo Island, Australia (London, 1902);

            Coasts of China and Korean (Washington, D.C., 1901)

 


Wooden map case:

Left side, drawer 1:

Posters about the Ephemera Society of America, announcing exhibits of ephemera, and three calendars (for 1986, 1990, 1999) using images from Gebruder Klingenberg cigar labels (not based on images in this collection);

                             

Box of wood type, identified as the font Juniper Bold, from the Hamilton Mfg. Co.;

 

Baxter prints of children, women, and Renaissance people

 

 

Left side, drawer 2:

1903 calendar (copyright Grand Union Tea Co.);

1906 “Minutemen” calendar, from “The Youth’s Companion”;

1908 calendar (copyright Grand Union Tea Co.);

 

print: girl at bakery, being handed a cake (1st quarter, 20th century);

print: “A Busy Day,” by Maud Humphrey (girl washing doll clothes and dolls), with instructions for framing (copyright 1896 by Proctor & Gamble Co., printed by G.H. Buek & Co., N.Y.);

 

Valentine: train made of forget-me-nots and daisies;

Valentine: fold-out coach pulled by sheep, with cupids as coachman and footman;

 

Ad for Gooch’s Sarsaparilla;

Ad for Mellin’s Food (copyright 1894, Doliber-Goodale Co., Boston)

 

 

Left side, drawer 3:

Ideal Wall Friezes, Nursery Panels, Subjects V and VI (rabbits dressed as children playing; rabbits dressed as men and women dancing);

Packet of green crepe paper, Silklyk brand, with decorations for making a poppy;

 

Halloween decorations:

three black cats (two dressed as boys, one as a girl);

sheet of crepe paper, black background, printed with jack o’ lanterns and white cats;

uncut sheet of cards for a game, “Pick a pumpkin and on its back, you’ll find your future bright or black” (see also steel map case, drawer 2)

 

“Home Baseball Game” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., no date) (box bottom is baseball field, includes spinner and pieces to represent players)

 

 

Left side, drawer 4:

Prints:

Young woman with cat;

Two young women in flower-strewn gowns;

Woman with grapes in hair, drinking wine, with space for an ad or message;

Woman in large hat, holding roses;

Outdoorsy young woman wearing kerchief and holding riding crop;

Young woman holding a few roses, with added necklace;

Woman with large hat decorated with flowers and feathers, and wearing a fur or feather boa;

Young woman surrounded by red roses;

Young woman wearing white cap, surrounded by yellow roses, with space for an ad;

Pensive woman, with flowers and pigeons, by the sea;

Woman in ad for Crum Brothers store, Sinnamahoning, Penn.;

Woman wearing scarf on head, gloves, holding a fan, with space for an ad;

 

Left side, drawer 5:

1904 calendar (with 1905 at bottom), from The Christian Herald, New York City;

 

prints:

woman in winter coat, with added glitter, space at top for ad;

woman holding tennis racket, in crepe paper and scrap dress;

woman talking on telephone, with space for an ad (gold background);

print of mother and three children, with note on back about “The Youth’s Companion” calendar for 1903 (but calendar not present);

head of girl wearing feather-bedecked hat, surrounded by violets and lilies-of-the-valley;

Art Nouveau style woman, with irises on dress, “Fall souvenir, 1904, Knoop”;

Woman in ermine hat and tippet, talking on phone, with space for an ad;

Young woman in hat, with bare shoulder (most of ad missing, was for a store in Lancaster, Pa.);

Girl with forget-me-nots in hair;

Woman in apron, preparing tea tray (getting dishes out of cabinet);

Girl with roses, bare shoulder;

Girl on settee, ad for High Spy [a drink], sold at Malvern Drug Store, Hagerstown, Md., bottled by C.R. Kiefer;

“Sweet Charity,” by Ferris, 1893, present by “The Youth’s Companion,” printed by G.H. Buek & Co., N.Y. (woman and boy taking food to a home);

 

Very large fashion plates, E. Butterick & Co., summer 1874 and summer 1876 (women and girls), one printed by Hatch Lithographic Co., and the other by Heppenheimer & Maurer;

 

paper bag for Miss M.L. Sherman, fine millinery and fancy goods, Lisbon, N.H., printed by Cook & Smith, N.Y.;

 

Left side, drawer 6:

Prints:

Women in airship, with barrels, with people on ground looking up at them; woman pilot in knee breeches (stock show card);

Winged child with pot of lilies;

Couple in an early automobile, show card or ad for 20th Century Rheumatic Oil, prepared by Jas. F. Bahl, Philadelphia;
pot of pansies with human faces, compliments of Max C. Schulze, Groceries & Delicacies, Oakland, Calif.;

Dog holding basket of roses;

“Sonnen-Aufgang,” with butterfly fairies and flowers;

“String of Chrysanthuemums,” copyright 1895 by Paul de Longpre, printed by G.H. Buek & Co., N.Y.;

children watching a dirigible or zeppelin;

 

two textile border designs painted on paper, identified as French, ca.1810-1820

 

Marriage certificates:

Blank certificate, with colored picture;

Certificate from St. Nicholas’s Church, Passaic, N.J., for Charles McGee and Margaret Mulchinock(?), Nov. 4, 1899 (but not filled out until 1908);

Vignette: pansies, for Emanuel F. Gomes and Emily Silvia, East Wareham, Mass., June 2, 1908 (certificate copyrighted 1902, printer name broken off);

Vignette: couple in shell boat, drawn by swans, James F. Leonard and Ella F. Eddy, Providence, R.I., July 6, 1881;

Vignette: ancient Israeli couple getting married, Warren Gill and Catherine E. Ford, Providence, R.I., Nov. 24, 1890;

Vignette: newly-married couple walking towards sunset, Francis Anthone Cannon and Ella Pike, Worcester, Mass, Jan. 5, 1907, copyrighted 1900 by Meyer & Brother, Chicago;

Various vignettes, including a wedding scene, with room for photos, August Ferdinand Leon and Hulda Christina Bergstrom, Providence, R.I., Dec. 14, 1897, printed by A.H. Eilers Publishing Co., St. Louis

 

 

Left side, drawer 7:

Imagerie d’Epinal, scenes, buildings, people, etc., to be cut out and put together; includes villages, a circus, a school, Statue of  Liberty, Paris Opera House, boats, fire engine, blacksmith, a magician, the pope, a series of scenes from World War I (including an airplane), etc., etc.

 

Men’s fashion plates from Standard Tailoring Co., Chicago, on back of which fabric samples had been mounted (samples now removed), autumn 1917-winter 1918 (20 sheets);

Jno. J. Mitchell Co., men’s fashion plate, July 1884, including men on bicycles with large front wheel, printed by Major & Knapp, N.Y.

 

Prints:

portrait of Alois Senefelder, inventor of lithography, printed by Major & Knapp, N.Y., 1871;

page and portrait of John Locke, removed from unknown book, from painting by G. Kneller, engraved by G. Vertue, 1738;

portrait of unknown bearded man

 

title page of Baronagium Genealogicum, or The Pedigrees of the English Peers,…, vol. 3, engraved and printed by the author [Joseph Edmondson];

dedication page to Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, for vol. 4 of the above work;

 

Print: “A New Nine in the Field” (Labor Party vs. Democracy, with Uncle Sam as umpire and Pres. Cleveland at bat; from Judge)

 

 

Left side, drawer 8:

Wallpaper samples, including an embossed paper; several pieces in rolls are in poor condition;

Two floral border designs, probably for textiles, although printed on paper (both from Dimitrios, A Design Archive, N.Y.);

A printed sample of wallpaper by Hinchliffe & Co., removed from a book, and a page from the same book about the company;

“Specimens of painted lacquer work from Lahore,” removed from a book [four designs on one page];

“Table covers, from designs by Miss A. Carey, exhibited by H & T Woods of London,” removed from a book [two designs on one page];

sample of wool fabric with large label: Western, Extra Heavy, These Goods will not Shrink

 

Left side, drawer 9:

Materials about tobacco products (cigars, cigarettes, tobacco): show cards or ads; stone department album pages; labels for cans of tobacco; cigar box wrap with Christmas design, mostly from Geo. Schlegel company

 

 

 

Wooden map case:

Right side, drawer 1:

Nativity scene, including separate metal fan with angels dangling from it, and stray pieces;

Show card or ad for Marcus Ward Christmas card;

St. Nicholas Coffee can label;

 

Prints:

“Young Friends,” little girl holding white kitten, copyright 1897, Joseph P. Knapp;

 

a group of Christmas and Valentine prints and sheet music, from magazines and newspapers such as Puck, Harper’s Weekly, Judge, Illustrated London News, The World, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1850s-1906;

 

3 folding Nativity scenes;

 

1904 calendar, decorated with holly, issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., N.Y.;

1910 calendar, with Santa Claus, compliments of Thomas George’s candy kitchen, restaurant, and bakery, Rexburg, Idaho

 

 

Right side, drawer 2:

Maud Humphrey print of 4 little girls;

 

7 samples of wallpaper borders;

 

Calendars and advertisements, all featuring children; calendars are for years 1900, 1902, 1906, 1909, 1914, 1917

 

 

Right side, drawer 3:

 

13 posters and prints, some of which are ads, all with images of children;

 

“The Embossing Company’s Illustrated Cube Spelling Blocks, no. 88” (patented 1880) (box with 18 blocks, with letters, numbers, and pictures on each side);

 

“Spear’s Comical Tivoli Game” (Bavaria: Spear Works, no date) (box with clowns and a ramp for a ball to travel down; a target piece with numbered slots; and one ball);

 

 

 

Right side, drawer 4:

Paper dolls, most with outfits, some of which hold calendars for 1917 and 1918, and some of which are ads;

 

“Combination Tiddledy Winks” (Springfield, Mass.: Milton Bradley Co., n.d.) (includes disks, cup, and box decorated with cats to play the Pussycat Target Game; directions on printed on back of lid);

 

“Santa Claus Game” (Salem, Mass.: Parker Bros., ca.1898) (game board is box bottom, includes three men and a spinner; directions printed on back of lid)

 

 

Right side, drawer 5:

9 picture cards, all featuring children

 

 

Right side, drawer 6:

16 large prints, all with images of children, one of which is a 1906 calendar;

“La Vie Enfantine: Premiere education & langue maternelle: 7 sheets depicting children outside school, at home, along the street, and in a public garden

 

 

Right side, drawer 7: toys and games

“Tally-Ho Scroll Puzzle” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., 1894) (complete) (no scroll involved, just a puzzle);

 

Toy Town Conductors Game” (Springfield, Mass.: Milton Bradley Co., n.d.) (includes tickets, tokens, ticket punch, whistle, mask for conductor; directions are printed on back of box lid);

 

“Games of Life’s Mishaps and Three Bears, No. 610” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., n.d.) (includes q two-sided game board, with Life’s Mishaps on one side and Three Bears on the other; box with game pieces and directions);

 

“Fire-Engine Scroll Puzzle” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., n.d.) (includes pictures of fire engine, automobile, and locomotive, with puzzles for each picture, all complete; the picture of the locomotive is the same as in the larger “Locomotive Picture Puzzle,” with engine 999);

 

“Tally Ho Puzzle” (N.Y.: Seymour Lyman, 1878) (lid for box and complete puzzle;  the picture on the lid is not the same as the puzzle, but the two items do belong together)

 

 

 

Right side, drawer 8: toys and games

 

“Locomotive Picture Puzzle” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., no date) (with engine number 999; complete; same puzzle in a smaller size is in wooden map case, right side, drawer 7, under the title “Fire Engine Scroll Puzzle”;  smaller puzzle with same title is in filing cabinet 21, drawer 2, it has engine number 623);

 

“Game of the Visit of Santa Claus” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., 1897) (box bottom is game board, includes spinner and some game pieces; directions printed on back of box lid);

 

French printer’s stock of unmounted game box covers, game boards, or instructions, including:

“Tableaux Lumineux Animes=Illuminated Moving Pictures=Cuadros Luminosos Animados” (Paris: Saussine, n.d.) (with one sheet of silhouette figures to be cut out and used, but no background sheets);

 

“Les Nains-Geants” (no publisher, no date) (sheet with picture of clowns, one tall, one short, at the circus, and another picture of steeplechase jockeys, with directions in French, but no game pieces);

 

“Le Petit Chien Savant” (Paris: Saussine, no date) (uncut sheet with game pieces and directions);

 

“Les Predictions de Nostradamus” (Paris: Saussine, no date) (uncut sheet with game pieces and directions, also directions for “Jeu du Tobaggan”);

 

“Le Diable S’Amuse” (Paris, L. Saussine, no date) (uncut sheet with print of cover for game and directions for game);

 

“Jeux Comiques=Comical Toys=Juegos Comicos” (Paris, L. Saussine, no date) (clown at circus, with numbers printed on him);

 

“En Aeroplane: Jeu de Societe” (Paris, L. Saussine, no date) (fanciful aircraft over Paris);

 

“Jeu de la Bascule=Juego de la Bascula=Game of the See-Saw” (Paris, L. Saussine, no date) (uncut sheet, with directions in French and English);

 

aerial view of a town, no indication as to which game this belongs to;

 

“L’Oiseau Bleu: Jeu Magnetique sur la Bonne Aventure”  (Paris, L. Saussine, no date) (uncut sheet, with directions);

 

“Le Petit Ane Savant, Sait Predire l’Avenir) (France, no date) (uncut sheet, with directions);

 

“Jeu du Skating-Rink=Game of the Skating Rink” (France, no date, ca.1905) (uncut sheet, game board with directions in English and French; also directions for “Shadow Pictures” and “The Frogs Want a King,” neither of which have anything to do with the depicted game);

 

print: “Fete des Sports” (no date, but includes automobiles) (possibly a print for the lid of a game box);

 

print: “Concours d’Aviation” (Paris, Saussine, no date) (depicts a variety of styles of aircraft);

 

 

 

Right side, drawer 9:  toys and games

“The New Pretty Village” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., 1897) (includes sheets on which to place village, buildings to put together, and figures, with stands, with which to populate village; buildings include fire house, greenhouse for florist, photographer’s studio, school, a wheelwright and blacksmith shop, a hotel, a boat house, a church, a cabin labeled Rip Van Winkle House, and 8 houses, one of which is partially of logs; appears to be complete);

 

“The Game of Kriss Kringle’s Visits” (N.Y.: McLoughlin Bros., 1898) (game board, spinner, cards, and a metal figure of Santa Claus in sleigh pulled by reindeer; directions on back of lid)

 

 

 

 

Wooden case for printing type, with a few pieces of type inside, case made by Hamilton Mfg. Co.


Items in Stacks:

 

Shelf 12 H 1

portraits of each of the four George Schlegels, by Jeffrey Harris (oil on canvas, unframed)

 

 

12 H 2

Show card or ad for Prang’s Christmas Cards, ca.1884 (framed)

 

“Phrenological Chart … by O.S.  & L.N. Fowler, assisted by S. Kirkham” (no date, framed)

 

photo of George Schlegel III, signed by friends or co-workers (framed)

 

 

12 H 3

print of girl in white dress, holding flowers, copyright 1896 by Forbes Co., Boston (framed)

 

postcard of “La Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael (framed so sender’s comments can be read)

 

 

12 H 4

British-American Tobacco Co. (Petersburg, Va.) plug label, depicting Queen Victoria, copyright 1882, Knapp Co., Lith., N.Y. (framed)

 

Print of girl wearing red cap and sweater, holding holly (framed)

 

Print of boy and girl (in pseudo-18th century costumes) tending plants, with poem by Eliza Cook (framed)

 

Label for Royal Muslin, with cotton bolls and head of woman, printed by Isser Reznik’s Sons, N.Y. (framed)

 

Show card or ad for Liqueurs P. Garnier, printed by G. Meunier & Cie, Paris, after 1900 (framed)

 

 

12 H 5

very large scrap album, English, 1887

 

 


 

12 G 1

two boxes of scrap album covers

 

 

12 G 2

ad for Rice’s Seeds (framed)

 

photo of Geo. Schlegel employees at Witzels Point, Sept. 7, 1911 (framed)

 

plug label for Welcome Nugget [tobacco product], T.C. Williams Co. (framed)

 

print: “God Bless Our Home,” with flowers (framed)

 

 

12 G 3

can label for Asparagus, San Jose Fruit Packing Co. (framed)

 

“Little Boy Pansies,” anthropomorphic pansies on a see-saw, supplement to The Press, Philadelphia, March 22, 1896, copyright 1896 by American Lithographic Co. (framed)

 

calligraphic print, “Sacred to the Memory of … George Washington,” printed by John I. Donlevy (framed)

 

print of Santa Claus emptying toy bag under a tree, assisted by elves, by J. Keppler, from Puck (framed)

 

 

12 G 4

loose pages of keyline proofs from a disbound keyline album, 1918-1932 (in page order, nearly complete), all from Schlegel Litho. Co.

 

 

12 G 5

large scrap album (with thick black pages)

 

unlabeled box with two books:

Neuer Zierat Nach Altem Stil (Christian Stoll, no date): album of designs for walls and possibly ceilings

 

Seder, A.  Das Trier in der Decorativen Kunst (Vienna: Cerlach & Schenk, ca.1899).  Album of images of reptiles, amphibians, fish and other sea life, dragons, shells, birds, feathers

 

 


12 F 1

13 binders containing photos, slides, negatives, and photocopies of items in the collection

 

1 binder with appraisal forms

 

 

12 F 2

6 notebooks of photos and slides of items in the collection

 

Printed books:

Anna Elizabeth, ed.  Vase of Flowers.  Boston: J. Buffum, 1851.

 

The Miniature Language of Flowers, and Alphabet of Floral Emblems.  London: Darton & Co., 1863 or earlier

 

Baker, Mrs. C. K.  Old Sambo’s Tales, for Good Little People; by Uncle Tom.  London: Thomas Dean and Son, 1858 or earlier.  Title on frontispiece: Uncle Tom’s Tales for Good Little People.

 

Marriage and Home.  London: Morgan and Scott, 1885 or earlier.  (Inscription on gift card laid inside front cover)

 

Flowers, Their Language, Poetry, and Sentiment, with Choicest Extracts from Poets, A Dictionary of the Sentiment of Every Flower, Botanical Descriptions, &c.  Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1870.

 

Icones, Sive Imagines Clarorum Virorum Graeciae & Italiae, cvm Elogiis Diuerforum Autorum….

 

A Textbook on Show-Card Writing.  Scranton, Penn.: International Textbook Company, 1903.

(includes show-card writing, design and ornament, and letter formation)

 

Matthews, Brander, and Hutton, Laurence, ed.  Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States, from the Days of David Garrick to the Present Time.  New York: Cassell & Co., 1886.  5 volumes.  One volume has photos tipped in.

 

Langley’s San Francisco Directory [city directory], 1889.

 

Castle, Vernon, Mr. and Mrs.  Modern Dancing.  Special edition.  New York: World Syndicate Co., 1914.

 

Vaught, Emily H.  Vaught’s Practical Character Reader.  Revised ed.  Chicago: Vaught-Rocine Pub. Co., 1907.

 

Mangin, M. Arthur.  La Navigation Aerienne.  2d Ed.  Tours: Ad. Mame et Cie, 1856.  In series: Bibliotheque des Ecoles Chretiennes.

 

Douglas, Amanda M.  Santa Claus Land.  Boston: Shepard and Gill, 1874.

 

Stevens, Frances.  The Usages of the Best Society: A Complete Manual of Social Etiquette.  New York: A. L. Burt, 1889.

 

Maling, E. A.  In-door Plants and How to Grow Them, for the Drawing-Room, Balcony, and Greenhouse….  London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.

 

Bond, E.  Leaves from a Christmas Bough.  London: George Routledge and Sons, 1867.  Ornamented by A.(?) L. Bond.  Although the title page gives the copyright date as 1867, the inscription is dated Christmas 1866.

 

 

12 F 3

 

Duce, Herbert Cecil.  Poster Advertising.  Chicago: Blakely Printing Co., 1912.

 

Butler, Caroline H.  The Little Messenger Birds, or, The Chimes of the Silver Bells.  Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1850.

 

Brown, Frank Chouteau.  Letters & Lettering: A Treatise with 200 Examples.  Boston: Bates & Guild Co., 1921.

 

Gubitz, F. W.  Sammlung von Verzierungen in Abgussen fur die Buchdrucker-Presse.  Berlin: Vereins-Buchhandlung, 1824.  (illustrations and decorative designs for books)

 

Loring, Laurie.  The Holiday Album, for Boys.  Boston: D. Lothrop & Co.; Dover, N.H.: G.T. Day & Co., 1875.  (Date on title page is 1875, but date in inscription is Dec. 25, 1874.)

 

Vick’s Monthly Magazine, vol. 1-3 and 8, 1879.  Rochester, N.Y.: James Vick.  Spine and cover title: Vick’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine.

 

Chase, Ernest Dudley.  The Romance of Greeting Cards.  Cambridge, Mass.: University Press, 1926.

 

Marshall, Agnes B.  Mrs. A.B. Marshall’s Larger Cookery Book of Extra Recipes. 9th thousand.   London: Marshall’s School of Cookery and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., ca.1902.

 

Cheiro.  Cheiro’s Language of the Hand: A Complete Practical Work on the Sciences of Cheirognomy and Cheiromancy, Containing the System and Experience of Cheiro.  21st ed.  London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., copyright 1900 in U.S. by Rand, McNally & Co.

 

Faber, A. D.  Cigar Label Art.  Watkins Glen, N.Y.: Century House, 1949.  Copy 46 of 500, signed by the author.

 

Palgrave, Francis Turner.  Gems of English Art of This Century.  London and New York: George Routledge, 1869.

 

Senefelder, Alois.  The Invention of Lithography.  New York: Fucks & Lang, 1911.  Translated by J. W. Muller.

 

Ringwalt, J. Luther, ed.  American Encyclopaedia of Printing.  Philadelphia: Menamin & Ringwalt, 1871.

 

Life, vol. 52 (July-Dec. 1908).  New York: Life Office, 1908.

 

The New York Fashion Bazaar, vol. 3, no. 31 (May 1882)-VOL. 4, NO. 42 (April 1883). 

 

The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue.  London: George Virtue, 1851.  [catalog of part of the Great Exhibition in London]

 

Les Modes de Paris [cover title].  Fashion plates from different sources, 1872; some have added captions in Japanese or Chinese.

 

 

12 F 4

 

album of crests and monograms; a watercolor appears on the first page, with a banner bearing the initials JLL (some items have been glued onto the watercolor); on the next page is a note signed Julia L. Latham, who kept this album

 

Hulme, F. Edward.  Suggestions in Floral Design.  London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1881 written in]  [designs suitable for tiles, wallpaper, etc.]

 

The Ornamentist, or Artisan’s Manual in the Various Branches of Ornamental Art.  London: A. Fullarton & Co.

 

Midolle, Jean.  Album d’Ecritures, 1834-1835.  Title from cover; album composed of designs compiled from various sources, including samples of calligraphy drawings, ornamental alphabets, illustrations, etc.

 

Gerlach, Martin.  Das Gewerbe-Monogramm=Le Monogramme Industriel=Industrial Monograms.  2d ed., improved and enlarged.  Vienna: M. Gerlach & Cie., no date (2d half of 19th century).  Includes a few other designs useful in heraldry.

 

Photogravures.  Portfolio containing photogravures of paintings.  No date, 2d half of 19th century.

 

 

12 F 5

 

S & F.  Illustrated Catalogue of Furniture and Household Requisites, etc., etc., Section 1, Section II.  (Title from spine and front cover; each volume has its own title page, giving details of contents.)  London: J.S. Virtue & Co., no date (2d half of 19th century). 

Section I includes furniture, carpets and other floor coverings, curtains, table and bed linens, pianofortes and organs, mirrors, wallpaper, furniture for churches, camps, ships, and gardens, etc.

Section II includes silver, clocks, bronzes, musical instruments, lamps, glass, china, art pottery goods, cutlery, tools, agricultural implements, stoves, guns, carriages, Japanese goods, toys and games, bicycles, etc.

 

Beethoven, Ludwig van.  Sonaten fur Pianoforte Allein, componirt von L. van Beethoven.  Offenbach a/M: Joh. Andre, no date.

 

Two volumes of bound sheet music, both with name V. Russell stamped on front covers.  Both have “Music” stamped on their spines, and one has the date 1873.  [see more of Russell’s music on shelf 12 E 3]


12 E 1

 

unlabeled box:

Album for Cigar Bands: two of these, both empty, both with name Elizabeth B. Adams on front cover.

 

Empty albums for stock cigar labels from lithographers:

Geo. S. Harris & Sons (two), Geo. Schlegel, Merchants’ Cigar Box Co. (Dallastown, Penn.), Louis C. Wagner & Co., and Krueger & Braun

 

Unlabeled box:

Scrap album covers

 

 

12 E 2

 

two unlabeled boxes containing scrap album covers

 

 

12 E 3

 

4 unlabeled boxes, all containing music, mostly sheet music bound into volumes:

 

one box:

an album with the name Caroline E. Simmons, Terre Haute, Indiana;

album labeled Dance Music, V. Russell, 1875 [see also shelf 12 F 5]

 

another box:

album of Mrs. R. N. Berry;

album of E. Russell

 

third box:

album labeled Carrie

 

fourth box:

album of music, cover and spine have been removed, and some pieces are loose

 

 

12 E 4-5

4 lithography printing stones, three of which have more than one design

 

 

12 E 6

 

            unlabeled box of scrap album covers

 

            Box: H-S-V [Heywood, Strasser & Voight, lithographers] keyline soakers

                        Loose pages with keyline proofs and printed labels

 

            Box: Scrap album covers

                        Decorative covers, no pages


12 D 1

30 videotapes of cigar label auctions by various dealers

 

 

12 D 2-5

11 lithography printing stones, most with more than one image

 

 

12 D 6

 

4 boxes of scrap album covers

 

Box: Schlegel duplicate cigar box trim, cigar bands

 

Envelope: cigar label sample book hard covers

Covers of albums which held cigar box labels; pages now gone; stamped with printers’ names:

            American Lithographic Co., F. Heppenheimer’s Sons (New York), Schmidt & Co.

 


12 C 2

items published from Grossman Collection:

 

“Victoriana Diary,” 1992, 1993, 1994 (calendar or diary)

“Victorian Charms” calendar in a box, 1995 and 1999

“Victorian Moments” 2002 calendar

 

Ernest Nister books (reprinted by Philomel Books in 1994):

Darling Babies

Spring Gardens

Sunny Days

Token of Love

 

Ernest Nister book (reprinted by HarperCollins in 1991):

Farmyard Friends

My Little Dolls

My Little Pets

Tiny Tots

 

The Pocket Size Scrapbooking Companion (Portland, Maine: Ronnie Sellers, n.d.)

 

14 Ways to Say I Love You  (Portland, Maine: Ronnie Sellers, 2005)

14 Ways to Say I Love You, Mother (Portland, Maine: Ronnie Sellers, 2005)

14 Ways to Say I Love You, Grandmother (Portland, Maine: Ronnie Sellers, 2006)

14 Ways to Wish You a Happy Birthday  (Portland, Maine: Ronnie Sellers, 2007)

 

Hide-and-Seek: An Antique Book of Turning Pictures by Ernest Nister (New York: Philomel Books, 1992)

Playtime Delights: An Antique Pop-Up Book  by Ernest Nister (New York: Philomel Books, 1993)

 

The Haute Feline Kitty Keepbook (Minneapolis: L. Coffey, 1983, 1985)

The Haute Canine Doggie Diary (Minneapolis: L. Coffey, 1983, 1985)

 

 

12 C 3

items published from Grossman Collection:

 

Christmas Curiosities: Odd, Dark, and Forgotten Christmas, by John Grossman (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008), and an advertising booklet

 

Joy to the World: A Victorian Christmas, by Cynthia Hart, John Grossman, Priscilla Dunhill (New York: Workman Publishing,  1990)

 

Christmas Surprises: An Antique Revolving Picture Book by Ernest Nister (New York: Philomel Books, 1990)

 

Our Victorian Christmas Album: A Keepsake of Holiday Memories (New York: Viking, 1992)

 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Victorian Carolers’ Treasury (Edison, N.J.: Castle Books, 1994 and 2000, and Workman Publishing) (three editions, one of which includes a cassette tape)

 

Parlor Cats: A Victorian Celebration, by Cynthia Hart, John Grossman, Josephine Banks (New York: Workman Publishing, 1991), and an advertising booklet

 

Forget-Me-Nots: A Victorian Book of Love, by Cynthia Hart, John Grossman, Tracy Gill (New York: Workman Publishing, 1990)

 

Nonsense and Common Sense: A Child’s Book of Victorian Verse, by John Grossman and Priscilla Dunhill.  (New York: Workman Publishing, 1992), and an advertising booklet for the publication

 

A Victorian Scrapbook, by Cynthia Hart, John Grossman, Priscilla Dunhill (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989) and an advertising booklet and a poster

 

Advertising booklet for Joy to the World: A Victorian Christmas and Forget-Me-Nots: A

Victorian Book of Love

 

The Ephemera Journal, vol. 9, 2001

 

Calendars:

Victoriana Calendar: 1990-1995

Victorian Charms calendar: 1995-1999

Victorian Moments calendar: 2001-2002

Victorian Romance calendar: 1998

Victorian Angels calendar: 1998-1999

Cigar Label Art calendar: 1998, 2000


Small filing cabinet A:

Drawer 1:

Folder 1: The Ephemera Society of America

Folder 2: The Ephemera Society, U.K.

Folder 3: Ephemera events

Folder 4: “Grossman” ephemera in the collection [photocopies of items in the collection on which the name Grossman appears]

Folder 5: Ephemera dealers and collectors

Folder 6: Aiglatson ephemera auctions

Folder 7: Grandma’s Trunk auctions

Folder 8: Winter Associates auctions

Folder 9: Riba-Mobley auctions

Folder 10: Exhibits

 

Drawer 2:

Folder 1: Cards

Folder 2: Postcards

Folder 3: Currency, hand fans, ornaments and decorations, scrap, seed packets, cameo stamps, wallpaper

Folder 4: Labels

Folder 5: Toys and games

Folder 6: Toys: Paper dolls

Folder 7: Christmas research

Folder 8: Lithographers

Folder 9: Paper conservation workshop, Boston, 1984

Folders 10-11: Victorian reference

Folder 12: Ephemera articles & misc.

Folder 13: Articles, various subjects

Folder 14: Miscellaneous Man posters

Folder 15: National Valentine Collectors Bulletin

 

Small filing cabinet B:

Drawer 1:

Folder 1: Cigar label lithographers in the collection

Folder 2: Cigar label articles

Folder 3: Cigar label dealers and collectors

Folder 4: Cigar label dealers: Joe & Sue Davidson

Folder 5: Cigar label auctions: Frank’s Antiques

Folder 6: Cigar label auctions: Cerebro (David Freiberg)

Folder 7: Cigar label auctions: Steve Jones

Folder 8: Cigar label art auctions: Wayne Dunn

Folder 9: Cigar label auctions: David Beach

Folder 10: Cigar label auctions: various

Folders 11-12: Cigar labels offered: Tom Vance

 

Drawer 2:

Folders 1-3: Cigar labels

Folder 4: Cigar labels: Harris

Folders 5-7: Cigar label copies

Folders 8-9: Cigar labels: chromolithography article

 

 

[for collection accession information, see filing cabinet 21, folder 4]

 


CATEGORIES OF IMAGES:

 


ANGELS

(see also Christmas, Easter, New Year, Religion and Valentines)

ANGELS

   allegorical

   portraits

   with flowers

CHERUBS

   portraits

   with flowers

                       

ANIMALS

(see also Christmas, Circus, Easter and Halloween)

AQUATIC:

   fish

   frogs

   seals

   whales

BIRDS:

   aquatic

   birds of prey

   chicks

   domestic

   eggs

   game birds

   humanlike

   songbirds

DOMESTIC:

   camels

   cats

   cattle

   dogs

   horses

   pigs

   rabbits

   sheep

FICTIONAL:

   dragons

   serpents

INSECTS:

   beetles/bugs

   butterflies

   moths

   spiders

REPTILES:

   alligators

   lizards

   snakes

   turtles

RODENTS:

   hamsters

   mice

   squirrels

WILD:

   bears

   deer/elk

   elephants

   lions

   monkeys

   tigers

 

CHILDREN

(see also Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year, Patriotism, People, Religion, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving and Valentines)

ALLEGORICAL:

   arcadia

   commerce

   mythology

BABIES

ETHNIC:

   antiquity

   Arabic

   Asian

   Black

   Indian

   Irish

   Spanish

FICTIONAL

NOBILITY

OCCUPATIONS:

   chefs

   military

   newsboys

   nautical

   shoe shines

PORTRAITS

RIDING

SMOKING

WITH ANIMALS

WITH FLOWERS

WITH FOOD

WITH OBJECTS

 

CHRISTMAS

ANGELS

ANIMALS

CHILDREN:

   indoors

   outdoors

   portraits

   riding

ELVES & FAIRIES

FICTIONAL

GRAPHICS

KRAMPUS

NATIVITY

OBJECTS:

   bells

   gift boxes

   greenery

   ornaments

   stars

   stockings

   trees

PEOPLE

SANTA CLAUS:

   disguises

   indoors

   outdoors

   portraits

   riding

   St. Nicholas

   with angels

   with children

   with Christ Child

   with people   

SCENERY

SNOWMEN

WOMEN

 

CIRCUS

ANIMALS

PERFORMERS

 

EASTER

ANGELS

ANIMALS:

   bunnies/rabbits

   chicks

   lambs

CHILDREN

ELVES & FAIRIES

GRAPHICS

OBJECTS:

   eggs

PEOPLE

WOMEN

 

ELVES & FAIRIES

(see also Christmas, Easter, Halloween and New Year)

ELVES

FAIRIES:

   flower fairies

 

FLOWERS

BLUE:

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

PINK-RED:

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

PURPLE:

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

WHITE-YELLOW:

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

MULTICOLOR:

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

ROSES:

   multicolor

   pink-red

   white-yellow

   with hands/graphics

   with objects

   wreaths

 

FOOD & DRINK

(see also Thanksgiving)

BEVERAGES

DESSERTS

FICTIONAL

FRUIT

INGREDIENTS

MEATS

OBJECTS:

   baskets

   bowls

   glasses

   plates

   pots & pans

   rolling pins

   steins

   teacups

   utensils

SEAFOOD

VEGETABLES

 

GRAPHICS

(see also Christmas, Easter, Flowers, New Year, Patriotism

and Religion)

EMBLEMS:

   associations

   companies

   governments

   miscellaneous

HERALDRY:

   coins

   crowns

   imperial eagles

   lions rampant

   shields

LETTERING:

   alphabets

   greetings

   initials

   mottoes

   titles:

      calligraphic

      expressive

      illuminated

      ornate

      script

      standard

NUMBERS

ORNAMENTS:

   panels

   ribbons

  

HALLOWEEN

ANIMALS:

   bats

   cats

   owls

CHILDREN

ELVES & FAIRIES

FICTIONAL

OBJECTS:

   jack-o-lanterns

PEOPLE

WITCHES

WOMEN

 

MEN

(see also People and Sports)

ALLEGORICAL:

   arcadia

   commerce

   mythology                                                     

COLONIAL:

   patriots

   Puritans

   Quakers

   settlers

ETHNIC:

   antiquity

   Arabic

   Asian

   Black

   Indian

   Irish

   Spanish:

      cavaliers

      planters

FICTIONAL:

   caricatures

   comics

   fantasy

   literature

FRATERNAL

NOBILITY:

   dukes           

   earls 

   kings

   lords

   princes

   sirs

OCCUPATIONS:

   artists

   barbers

   blacksmiths

   businessmen:

      financiers

      industrialists

      manufacturers

      merchants

   chefs

   clergy

   cowboys

   diplomats

   doctors/druggists

   educators

   explorers

   farmers

   firemen

   inventors

   journalists

   judges/lawyers

   mail carriers

   messengers

   military:

      American Revolution

      Civil War

      foreign

      medieval

   miners/prospectors

   musicians:

      composers

      conductors

      instrumentalists

      singers  

   nautical:

      fishermen

      pirates

      sailors

   performers:

      actors

      jesters

   philanthropists

   philosophers

   policemen

   politicians:

      colonial

      foreign

      presidents

   salesmen

   scientists

   stockbrokers

   students

   trainmen:

      baggage handlers

      conductors

      engineers

   woodsmen:

      loggers

      woodcrafters

   writers:

      authors

      poets

PORTRAITS:

   frontal

   profile

   3/4 view

SMOKING

WITH OBJECTS

 

NEW YEAR

ANGELS

CHILDREN

ELVES & FAIRIES

FATHER TIME

GRAPHICS

PEOPLE

WOMEN

 

NURSERY RHYMES

 

OBJECTS

(see also Christmas,

Food & Drink, Halloween, Indians, Patriotism, Religion, Sports and Tobacco)

AGRICULTURE:

   lawn mowers

   plows

   rakes

   threshers

   water pumps

   watering cans

ART & DESIGN:

   easels

   paint brushes

   palettes

   statues (decorative)

AWARDS:

   badges

   coins

   medals

   ribbons

   stars

COMMUNICATION:

   inkwells

   pens

   phonographs

   telephones

   typewriters

DOCUMENTS:

   bonds

   books

   certificates

   envelopes

   guarantees

   letters

   newspapers  

   tickets

   treaties         

ETHNIC:

   arrows

   bows

   canoes

   teepees

   tomahawks

   totems

FURNISHINGS:

   appliances (large)

   carpet           

   furniture

   vases

HARDWARE:

   anvils

   hammers

   horseshoes

   keys

   locks

   nails/spikes

   paints/varnishes

   safes

HOUSEKEEPING:

   detergents

   irons

   polishes

   soaps

   sweepers

   washers/wringers

LIGHTING:

   candles

   lamps

   lanterns

   light bulbs

   torches

MEDICAL:

   medicines

   mortars/pestles

MILITARY:

   bugles

   knapsacks

   medals

   weapons       

MONETARY:

   bank notes

   cash registers

   checks

   coins

   government notes

   money bags

   postage stamps

   treasure chests

   wallets

MUSICAL:

   bells

   drums

   guitars

   harps

   horns

   lutes

   organs

   tambourines

   violins

NAUTICAL:

   anchors

   buoys

   compasses

   flags

   propellers

   sails

NOBILITY:

   crowns

   banners

   scepters

PERSONAL:

   clothing

   eyeglasses

   fans

   handbags

   jewelry

   parasols

SCIENCE & NATURE:

   feathers

   rocks/minerals

   seashells       

   telescopes

TEXTILES:

   blankets

   fabrics

   pins

   quilts

   sewing machines

   thread

   towels

TOYS:

   balls

   blocks

   dolls

   teddy bears

   tops

WEIGHTS & MEASURES:

   clocks

   scales

   thermometers

   watches

 

PATRIOTISM

(see also Structures: monuments}

CHILDREN:

   Independence Day

   Memorial Day

   Washington's Birthday

EAGLES:

   American

   foreign

GRAPHICS

OBJECTS:

   firecrackers

   flags

   Liberty Bell

PEOPLE

UNCLE SAM

WOMEN:

   allegorical:

      Britannia

      Columbia

      Freedonia

      Liberty

   with objects

 

PEOPLE 

(see also Christmas, Easter, New Year, Patriotism, St. Pat's Day, Thanksgiving and Valentines)

ADULTS & CHILDREN

ALLEGORICAL:

   arcadia

   commerce

   mythology

ETHNIC:

   antiquity

   Arabic

   Asian

   Black

   Indian

   Irish

   Spanish

FICTIONAL:

   caricatures

   comics

   fantasy

   literature

MEN & WOMEN:

   couples

      contemporary

      historical

   groups

      contemporary

      historical

NOBILITY

OCCUPATIONS

 

PLACES

CELESTIAL:

   moon

   planets

   sun

LAND:

   gardens

   maps

   mountains

   parks

WATER:

   beaches

   inlets (bays, harbors, ports)

   islands

   rivers

           

PLANTS & TREES

(see also Tobacco)

LEAVES

PLANTS

TREES

 

RECREATION

CAMPING

GAMES:

   cards

   checkers

   chess

   croquet

   dominoes

   lawn bowling

HORSEBACK RIDING

 

RELIGION

(see also Christmas: nativity and Structures: buildings: churches)

ANGELS

CHILDREN

CHRISTIAN FIGURES

GRAPHICS

JUDAIC FIGURES

OBJECTS:

   chalices

   crosses

   Magen Davids

   menorahs

 

SPORTS

INDOOR:

   billiards

   bowling

   boxing

   gymnastics

   wrestling

OBJECTS:

   balls

   caps

   golf clubs

   saddles

   tickets

   trophies

OUTDOOR:

   baseball

   cricket

   cycling

   equestrian

   fishing

   football

   golf

   horse racing

   hunting

   rugby

   sailing

   skiing

   soccer

   tennis

   track & field

           

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

CHILDREN

MEN

PEOPLE

WOMEN

 

STRUCTURES

BRIDGES

BUILDINGS:

   banks

   capitols

   castles

   churches

   cityscapes

   clubs

   colleges

   court houses

   custom buildings

   factories

   forts

   hotels/inns

   lighthouses

   mills

   office buildings

   pavilions

   stations

   theaters

HOUSES

MONUMENTS

ORNAMENTAL:

   arches

   fountains

 

THANKSGIVING

ANIMALS:

   turkeys

CHILDREN

FOOD & DRINK       

PEOPLE

WOMEN

 

TOBACCO

BALES

CIGARETTES

CIGARS

EXPORT

LEAVES

OBJECTS:

   matches

   pipes

PLANTATIONS

PLANTS

 

TRANSPORTATION

(see also Sports: sailing)

AIR:

   airplanes

   airships

   balloons

LAND:

   automobiles

   bicycles

   carriages

   coaches

   trains

   trolleys         

WATER:

   boats

   canoes

   ships

 

VALENTINES

ANGELS

CHILDREN

OBJECTS:

   hearts

PEOPLE

WOMEN

 

WOMEN

(see also Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Patriotism, People, Sports, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving and Valentines)

ALLEGORICAL:

   Arcadia

   commerce

   mythology

BATHING BEAUTIES

COLONIAL:

   patriots

   Puritans

   Quakers

   settlers

ETHNIC:

   antiquity

   Arabic

   Asian

   Black

   Indian

   Irish

   Spanish

FICTIONAL:

   caricatures

   comics

   fantasy

   literary

NOBILITY:

   countesses

   duchesses

   first ladies

   ladies

   princesses

   queens

NUDES

OCCUPATIONS:

   fortune tellers

   journalists

   maids

   mail carriers

   military

   musicians:

      instrumentalists

      singers

   nautical:

      fisherwomen

      sailors

   nurses

   performers:

      actresses

      dancers

   philanthropists

   saleswomen

   students

   waitresses

PORTRAITS:

   frontal

      with headdress

   profile

      with headdress

   3/4 view

      with headdress

SMOKING

WITH ANIMALS

WITH FLOWERS

WITH FOOD

WITH OBJECTS



 


EPEMERA BY TYPE:

 

ADVERTISEMENT

catalog advertisement

magazine advertisement

newspaper advertisement

 

ALBUM

baby album

card album

crest & monogram album

friendship album

scrap album

wedding album

 

BADGE

commemorative badge

cotillion badge

fraternal badge

society badge

 

BLOTTER

advertising blotter

 

BOOK

account book

children's book

            activity

            picture

            story

instruction book

            cooking

            etiquette

            gardening

            housekeeping

            penmanship

literary book

product sample book

reference book

            art & design

            business

            history

            religion

            sports

            technology

 

BOOKLET

almanac

children's booklet

greeting booklet

insert booklet

instruction booklet

            dance

            etiquette

literary booklet

song booklet

trade booklet

verse writer

 

BOOKMARK

advertising bookmark calendar bookmark

greeting bookmark

 

BUTTON

advertising button

clothing button

 

CALENDAR

advertising calendar

greeting calendar

picture calendar

 

CARD

announcement card

            anniversary

            award

            birth

            confirmation

            graduation

            meeting

            wedding

calling card

devotional card

distance card

escort card

greeting card

            anniversary

            birthday

            Christmas

            Easter

            everyday

            New Year

            religious

            sympathy

            Thanksgiving

            Valentine

            wedding

insert card

membership card

money holder card

mourning card

picture card

place card

playing card

political card

postcard

            picture

            real photo

rebus card

sachet card

scorecard

sentiment card

show card

subscription card

trade card

            business

            product

 

CATALOG

exhibit catalog

trade catalog

 

CERTIFICATE

baptismal certificate

birth certificate

gift certificate

insurance certificate

marriage certificate

membership certificate

occupational certificate

reward of merit

stock certificate

 

CHECK

bank check

 

CONTAINER

bag

basket

box

            gift       

            product

cornucopia

packet

sachet

tin

tube

 

CURRENCY

note

            bank

            commercial

            government

play money

scrip

 

CUTWORK PAPER

 

DECORATION

dessert decoration

ornament

            postcard

            tree     

stocking

tabletop decoration

wall decoration

 

EMBLEM

crest

monogram

 

FAN

accessory fan

advertising fan

calendar fan

greeting fan

souvenir fan

 

ILLUSTRATION

book illustration

catalog illustration

magazine illustration

newspaper illustration

 

INVITATION

dance invitation

festival invitation

party invitation

wedding invitation

 

LABEL

bookplate

bookseller's label

luggage label

            airline

            hotel

            ship

product label

            arms & ammunition

            beverage

            clothing

            food

            furniture

            hardware

            housekeeping

            house wares

            lawn & garden

            medicine

            office supplies

            perfume

            personal care

            sewing

            textiles

            tobacco

            toy & game

 

LACE PAPER

 

LEAFLET

advertising leaflet

literary leaflet

 

LICENSE

animal license

marriage license

 

MAGAZINE

art magazine

fashion magazine

household magazine

literary magazine

 

MAP

nautical map [chart]

street map

 

MASK

party mask

 

MENU

hotel menu

railroad menu

restaurant menu

ship menu

 

ORIGINAL ART

die-cut scrap original art

greeting card original art

paper doll original art

picture poster original art

product label original art

 

PHOTOGRAPH

carte de visite

stereograph

 

POSTER

advertising poster

picture poster

 

PRINT

baxter print

engraving

lithograph

photo-gravure

 

PROGRAM

baptismal program

commencement program concert  program

dance program

theater program

 

RIBBON

commemorative ribbon

fraternal ribbon

political ribbon

prize ribbon

 

SCRAP

die-cut scrap

fancy scrap

straight-cut scrap

 

SEAL

envelope seal

gift seal

 

SHEET MUSIC

advertising sheet music

classical sheet music

popular sheet music

 

STAMP

advertising stamp

charity seal

frank stamp

postage stamp

poster stamp

 

STATIONERY

billhead

charge slip

envelope

letterhead

letter paper

receipt

writing tablet

 

TAG

gift tag

identification tag

price tag

 

TEXTILE

fabric

kerchief

lace

ribbon

 

TICKET

admission ticket

            business

            education

            entertainment

            political

fare ticket

            railroad

            stagecoach

            steamship

            turnpike

lottery ticket

 

TIMETABLE

railroad timetable

ship timetable

 

TOOL

embossing die

pen

pencil

pen nib

printing stone

 

TOY

blocks

            alphabet

            building

            picture

character figure

construction sheet

game

            board

            card

            palm

            table

play set

puzzle

 

WALLPAPER

 

WARRANT

money warrant