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Advertising in our nation's past gives a rich picture of our national life-- from the tons of patent medicine ads disguised as cook books to political broadsheets, from booklets of ladies' styles to Farmer's Almanacs, the "hard sell" is nothing new in America! See also Cookbooks.
American Hardware Journal, January, 1916, Vol. 4, No. 3 New York, NY: Edward G. Baltz, Publisher. 50 pp. 17 x 26 cm. Fascinating ads and stories: Solidhed thumb tacks; Wonder-Mist; Di-Mel-Ine Paints, stains, enamels; J.H. Faw's new Giant Searchlight; Huldreich Heller Pliers and Nippers; Getting your store ready for the Refrigerators; Electrical House Furnishings: electric fans, toaster-stoves, percolators, irons and more. Paper periodical, very good. (6087) $21.00. Advertising
American Hardware Journal, March, 1916, Vol. 4, No. 5 New York, NY: Edward G. Baltz, Publisher. Includes Trade Name index, many advertisements: "I start my Ford from the seat!" Report of annual meeting of Pennsylvania Wholesale Hardware Association. New gods: "Pneumode" Vacuum Cleaner; "Star" Hedge Cutter; New "Nathan" Auto Specialties. 50 pp. 17 x 26 cm. Paper periodical, tape repair to spine, good. (5922) $24.00. Advertising
Ayer's Sarsaparilla advertising card, shows picture of pretty young girl: "How fair she grows from day to day." ca. 1890 Lowell, MA: J.C. Ayer Co. Advertising card shows color picture of young girl in blue dress. On reverse is poem, "How Fair," praising Ayer's Extract, which "purifies the blood, improves the complexion." Testimonials for cure of boils, carbuncles, headaches, neuralgia. . 2 sides 14.5 x 21.5 cm. Advertising card, front picture very good, reverse has 4 x 6 cm spot at bottom of page with adhesive remnants only. Good. (5741) $25.00. Advertising
Baby Doll: Warner Bros. Picture, an Elia Kazan Production of Tennessee Williams' screen play, starring Karl Malden and Carroll Baker; Advertising-Publicity Campaign Packet 1956 Warner Brothers. Advance Publicity campaign and advertising campaign samples for film "Baby Doll", has been called “notorious, salacious, revolting, dirty, steamy, lewd, suggestive, morally repellent and provocative.” This was 25-year-old Carroll Baker's second film, and she received an Oscar nomination for her part in the film. Its advertisements and posters featured a sultry young "Baby Doll" curled up in a crib in a suggestive pose, sucking her thumb. 21 x 28 cm. Paper folder contains Samples of Ad Campaign and Big Ad-Pub Campaign. Very good. (7092) $29.00. Advertising/Cinema
Burdock's Blood Bitters 1892 Almanac and Key to Health 1892 Buffalo, NY: Foster, Milburn & Co. Josiah Lewis of Sing Sing, NY had dyspepsia for years with no cure until he took Burdock Blood Bitters. Hettie McCourtney of Remus, MI had a pain in her back, head, heart, poor appetite, constipation and more until she took BBB. Mrs. Samuel Rieder's little boy (of Summit Hill, OH) had sores all over his body and legs, couldn't stand on his feet. " I gave him two bottles of BBB, and now he looks like another boy altogether." Almanac offers many testimonials and health advice, cures for Dyspepsia, dizziness, headache, variable appetite, souring of food, heart palpitation, constipation, biliousness, scrofula, rheumatism, pain in loins, dropsy, female complaints. Just take Burdock sugar-coated pills, Burdock's Blood Bitters, Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup and Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil. Mrs. Wm. F. Babcock of Norvell, MI was "run over by a team of horses and a lumber wagon, and not expected to live, but my friends bathed me in Eclectric Oil..." 32 pp. 14.5 x 20 cm. Paper booklet, good. (7024) $24.00. Advertising/Medical
Caylor System Baseball Score Book, in Accordance with National League Requirements, No. 3--44 Games ca. 1925 Boston, MA: James W. Brine Company, 286 Devonshire Street. Very nice rare Boston baseball memento. James W. Brine Athletic Goods Baseball Score Book with instructions for scoring by O.P. Caylor's System. Scorecards filled in, dated 1928 to 1941. Teams Mishe Mokwa (summer camp?), Milton, Middlesex, Ayer, Groton, Concord, St. Mark's, Belmont, Belmont Hill, Dartmouth at Harvard (1939), West Concord. Advertising for James W. Brine Official League Baseballs (Guaranteed for 18 innings), sweaters, all kinds of highest quality athletic goods. . 92 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Maroon cloth on board, "Whitney Cook" written on cover and on title page. Inside front hinge repaired with binding tape. Inside rear hinge cracked. Cover shows wear, inside also. Fair. (7358) $120.00. Advertising/American Originals
Charles & Co. Catalogue, December, 1934 New York, NY: Charles & Co. Elaborate hardcover catalogue for teas, coffees, delicatessen, health foods, frosted foods (Birdseye), biscuits, bakery items, household articles and utensils, candies, perfumes, toilet and druggists' sundries, tobaccos, beverages. Charles has a new telephone order department where your calls are answered by pleasant young women who are trained to enunciate clearly. 367 pp. 14.5 x 21.3 cm. Green and bronze cloth on board, edges worn, corners bumped, large writing on front pastedown: "I go to Burris School… of Muncie Indian..." Very good. (3891) $36.00. Advertising/Catalogue
Edward G. Robinson in Thunder in the City--Advance Advertising Package 1937 New York, NY: Astor Pictures Corp. Eight-page, large format booklet contains advertising cuts, publicity pieces, biographies for promoting film, "Thunder in the City" starring Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973), with Luli Deste, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier; Screen play by Robert Sherwood and Aben Kandel; Directed by Marion Gering, this was an Astor Pictures Corp. film. Headline: "'Little Caesar' Crashes Society to Smash All Thrill Records." 8 pp. 27 x 42 cm. Paper booklet, large format, moderate wear, good. (7087) $41.00. Advertising/Cinema
First National Co-Operative Society New Year Grocery Price List, 1906 Chicago, IL: First National Co-Operative Society. Catalogue for wholesale groceries. Men's Heavy Wool Cassimere Suits, $6.45. First National Blend Roasted Coffee, 5 lb. Sealed coffee box, $1.70. Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, 4 oz. Can, 14¢. Tetley's Tea, 1 lb. tin, $0.52. Grape Nuts cereal, the food for brain and nerves, 1 lb pkg. 11¢. Other cereals: Egg-O-See, Pettijohn's, Pillsbury's Vitos, Triscuit, Shredded Wheat Biscuits, Mother's Crisps, Malta Vita, Cream of Wheat. Also cigars, tobacco, cleaning supplies, stock and poultry foods, crackers, preserves, canned soups. 38 pp. 21 x 29 cm. Paper booklet, light, flimsy paper, edges slightly chipped and worn, good. (5958) $24.00. Advertising
Fritz Kreisler Violin Recital at Symphony Hall, Boston; Program for Sunday afternoon, December sixth, 1931 Boston, MA: Boston Symphony Hall. Program for performance of Violinist Fritz Kreisler, accompanied by Carl Lamson. Includes Concerto, D-minor by Bach; Concerto No. 1 G-minor by Bruch; two melodies by Rachmaninoff; Variations on a theme of Corelli by Tartini-Kreisler. Steinway Piano. 12 pp. 14 x 22 cm. Programme, very good. (5740) $20.00. Advertising
GOP Elephant, paper ca. 1972. Paper elephant with small American flags behind each ear. This elephant was probably used during 1972 Nixon campaign. Red-white-and blue accordion-style paper pasted onto gray elephant, about 17 cm (7 inches) from trunk to tail. Very good. (5174) $24.00.See other American Originals.
Gorham: Christmas Gifts Wrought by Gorham Master Craftsmen 1926 New York, NY: The Gorham Co. Silver gift catalogue: Sterling bonbon dish, sterling silver Caravel; Viking boat ($80.00); Sterling sandwich plate ($40.00); Sterling beverage flask ($55.00); Sterling toiletware; Sterling 5 light candelabra, $125.00. 40 pp. 8.7 x 15.7 cm. Paper booklet, very good. (6305) $27.00. Advertising
Henry Siegel Co. Year Book 1910. Boston, MA: Henry Siegel Co., Washington and Essex Streets Marvelous collection of advertisements in this little year book. No entries in book. Lots of underwear ads. Seat plans for theatres and music halls. Numerous facts and lists. 382 pp. 15 x 18 cm. Green cloth on board, with black printing. Very good. (1195) $20.00. Advertising
Hood's: "Take Hood's and Only Hood's" Newspaper advertising insert for Hood's Sarsaparilla. ca. 1893 Lowell, MA: Hood's Laboratories. Four pages of testimonials of people who took Hood's Sarsaparilla and Pills and purified their blood, cured constipation, enlivened numb limbs, cured running sores and dyspepsia, and much more. Mrs. Rumrill of Royalton, VT was a "walking ghost" with gastric dyspepsia until she took Hood's Sarsaparilla. Edward O. Daugherty had no heart--no strength, no appetite, could not sleep. What a change Hood's Sarsaparilla effected!! Mrs. Ed Swan of Duncanville, IL had sick headaches for 21 years, and then it all ended with one bottle of Hood's. John Albert Lantz of Alvarado, TX was a child with great suffering from poison oak; then he took Hood's Sarsaparilla. Results were astonishing. 4 pp. 44 x 56 cm. Newspaper format, browned, chipped at edges, 1 cm hole at intersection of folds at center of each page, poor. (7741) $24.00. Advertising
Johnson's Business and Professional Directory of Providence, Olneyville, East Greenwich, Westerly, Newport, Bristol, Woonsocket, RI; New London, Norwich, Putnam, CT; Attleboro, Franklin, Milford, MA. 1901. P.R. Johnson, Publisher. About half of book concerns Providence, RI; listing of businesses in each city and town, with many advertisements. 197 pp. 15 x 23 cm. Paper on board with cloth spine, inside hinges cracked, text block paper browned. Fair. (5495) $38.00. Advertising
La Caduta dei Capelli e sua Cura; [Falling Hair and its Cure, in Italian] Dott. Alfonso Baciocchi, medico-chirurgo, specialista per le malattie della pelle, Firenze 1909 Firenze, Italia: Tipografia Della Biblioteca Di Cultura Liberale. La Calvizie - Sue cause: Grandi progressi ha fatto e fa ai nostri tempi la scienza medica; ma se ci troviamo a domandare non tanto ai profani, quanto anche a molti dei medici, che cosa sia la calvizie vedremo molti di essi imbarazzati a rispondere. Certificati medici. Altre Attestazioni. Anche, Orario estivo da Roma a Napoli, Torino, ecc. 30 pp. 10 x 16 cm. Paper booklet, edges slightly tanned, good. (5921) $20.00. Advertising/Medical
Lowe Brothers Newspaper Advertising for 1914. Booklet contains suggested ad campaigns for Lowe Bros. Paints, Dayton, OH. Filled with ideas about advertising Lowe's paints, with pictures of happy painters, smiling housewives, and lots of 1914-style houses. Paper pamphlet, 42 pp. of sample ads and copy .22 x 29 cm. Very good. (1325) $24.00. Advertising.
Montgomery Ward Building Materials Catalogue--Direct from Factory to You 1926 Chicago, IL: Montgomery Ward & Co. Full-color cover. It will pay you to buy building materials here. Latest styles in veneered Oak Front Doors, from $6.10 each. White Pine Doors. Windows--handsome Colonial Windows from $2.16 each. Complete door and window trim sets. Standard moldings and interior trim at low prices, high quality. Bungalow Buffet, $65.75. Fairview Buffet $45.00. Superb Four-Ply Fiber Wall Board, 32 sq. feet $1.04. Thoroughly seasoned hardwood flooring, maple from $4.95 per 100 ft. Floor and wall tile. Cast Iron Andirons, fireplace equipment, steel basement windows and coal chute. Coverall House Paint in 50-gal. barrels, $1.98 a gallon. Ward's Blue Plaster Cardboard. Ward's Tarred Roofing Felt. Ward's Red rosin Sized Sheathing. Ward's Atlas Asphalt Roofing. Radio Slate-surfaced Roofing. 48 pp. 27.5 x 21.3 cm. Paper booklet, 4 cm. uneven top surface from mice, worn and soiled. Poor. (7743) $27.00. Advertising
Montreal of To-day: a Review of Her Advantages Because of Her Excellent Location, Remarkable Resources and Superior Transportation Facilities 1896. Montreal, P.Q.: Dominion Publishing and Engraving Co. 190 pp. 27 x 19 cm. Book introduces reader to Montreal, and to its many businesses, like the Montreal Horse Emporium, Shearer & Brown Co., Ltd., Canadian Cocoanut Co., James Harper Pork Packer and Watson, Foster & Co. Paper, embossed cover blue, red and gold printed on white. Good condition. (0581) $45.00. Advertising.