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Call or Holiday Celebrations Boutique Reception: The show features paintings, jewelry and crafts, as well as other original items. The reception will be 11 a. The show and sale continues 9 a. Saturdays, through Dec. The exhibit includes "hobo signs," signs of communication or graffiti used by homeless and others drifting through America since the Great Depression. The exhibit is a fundraiser to benefit the homeless population in Pasco County.

Works are available for purchase; donations are also welcome. Call or visit pascoarts. Giving Thanks: The exhibit continues through Dec.

Mingle with the artists, and enjoy submissions by Just Poets. The gallery is open from 8 a. For information, visit academiahernando. Learn what lawns in this area need to thrive without using too many ecological or economical resources. Register at HernandoWAS Open Season Health Fair: Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter , the event will feature representatives from five health care providers to answer questions.

The TriCare Dental and vision care programs will be eliminated as of December To continue coverage, you must select a program offered by the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Noon to p. Brooksville Enrichment Center, Hospital Blvd. Springstead Theater parking lot, Mariner Blvd. Free admission. American Legion Post , Cortez Blvd. Powell Middle School Holiday Craft Fair: The event will feature a variety of crafters, vendors, consultants and representatives from many local businesses and community members.

Powell Middle School, Barclay Ave. Spring Lake Museum and History Center: Open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the center offers historic artifacts and photos, local family histories and photos, school and lake histories, and more. Fur Ball: The annual gala includes light dinner, dancing, cash bar, and live and silent auctions. Caribbean dress encouraged. Benefits the Humane Society of the Nature Suncoast.

No lessons provided, but instructors are on hand to give assistance if needed. Brookridge Clubhouse, Hampton St. RSVP to Doors open at 5 p. The adjacent botanical garden is open daily from dawn to dusk. The program is for anyone diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and family. Discussion will be on what you need to know to effectively manage your diabetes. Master Gardener Nursery: Find a large selection of Florida native and Florida-Friendly plants, all from healthy stock, at budget prices, at the nursery open from 9 a.

Master Gardener Nursery, Oliver St. Good Neighbor Trail, 70 Russell St.

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Florida, Bugs and You: Learn the benefits of insects and how to control them responsibly. Youth from surrounding partnerships will speak on their initiatives. Maria Scunziano-Singh. Used Book Bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with funds raised to help fund programming at the library.

Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, Fourth St. Friends of the Library Book Sale: Proceeds benefit library programming. It is to benefit Justine Rice, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Ordinance One, Main St. Breakfast and lunch provided. Check-in and breakfast will be from to a. Learn about life at Saint Leo, academic programs, and more.

Colony Hills, Wagner Way, Zephyrhills. Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a. Free; register at Eventbrite. Rosary Altar Society Craft Fair: 9 a. There will be hand-crafted wooden crosses, spool dolls, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, oil paintings and much more. Corn Hole Tournament: The adult competition is for singles and doubles, with winners receiving 50 percent, second 25 percent of the draw. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. WellCare, U. Tuesday Tutorial: The topic is hip replacement, presented by Juan M. Raposo, M.

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A complimentary lunch will be served. Free; seating is limited and reservations required. Rao Musunuru, M. Conference Center, Yosemite Drive, Hudson. DUI Awareness Seminar: Ellen Snelling, chair of the Tampa Alcohol Coalition and a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will share her personal story and join a panel discussion on how driving under the influence affects individuals, families and the community. Essential Oils Learn the basics. Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 10th Ave. In addition, each of these ledgers contains a manuscript index with thumb tabs arranged alphabetically identifying the many different company invoices referenced within the ledgers.

In order to satisfy their burgeoning furniture manufacturing businesses, the companies ordered hinges, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, rivets, hammers, varnish by the barrels, pedestals, mouldings, glass, mirrors, wire springs for beds, brushes, paint, and much more. To fulfill their retail operations, the orders encompassed such items as tables, chairs, coats, ovens, cribs, bookcases, bookshelves, pedestals, steel velocipedes, steel wagons, bicycles, mattresses, window shades, meat cutters, China bisque dolls undressed and dressed, Bisque China Doll Heads, rubber balls, and so much more.

These original documents convey the vibrancy and breadth of economic activity of related businesses within Texas at the time, representing such companies as Frank J. Manufacturing Co. In addition, in order to feed their own operations the companies purchased large lots of Louisiana Red Cypress provided by Brownell-Drews Lumber Co. The beautifully steel-engraved vignette letterheads provide excellent examples of 19th-century printing, but also offer detailed architectural vignettes of stores, factories, and operations across the South and Midwest.

Quirk in St. Louis, MO as well. The first of the two photo albums opens with photos of horse-drawn parade floats in the Fredericksburg, TX founders parade of January, , followed by photos of the Kuenemann family riding in carriages, the women fishing, camping scenes, swimming possibly in the Colorado Ri. Informazioni sul venditore Contattare il venditore 8.

This outstanding photo album provides irreplaceable historical documentation of one of the most successful Automobile Shows held after World War I in Seattle, Washington. Coyle and the other show organizers intended it to provide the backdrop for forming the Washington Automotive Trades Association, and this exhibition saw the new factory offerings from Sheridan Motor Car Company of California managed by Eddie Rickenbacker, as well as the Briscoe, the Paige Larchmont, the Nash Four Coupe, Oldsmobile Roadster, and of special note the Auburn Roadster.

The venue was filed with Ottoman inspired motifs, palm trees and Persian rugs served as backgrounds, massive wrought-iron Oriental Lambs, designed by Charles W. Goodman show decorator , as well as specially outfitted Oasis seating areas. The first two images in the album show the outside marquee, neon signage, the massive Ottoman-inspired tent erected between the Hippodrome and the Arena, and even the Paige setting on the street. This Automobile Show vastly expanded the number of accessory displays and manufacturers, and the photos reveal the advertising booths for Gill Piston Rings, Hassler Shock Absorbers, Standard Oil Company, Angelus Tire Covers including those for Stutz, and 1 with swastika motif; Wire and solid wheels display for Hayes, Disteel, Rudge Whitworth, and Pasco Wire Wheel companies; Alemite Lubricating systems display with large photo showing Fatty Arbuckle setting on his front bumper servicing his own car; Stewart meters, gauges, windshields, and lights; the Suess Glass Co.

Coyle was best remembered in Seattle as quarterback and captain of the University of Washington Football team under legendary coach Gil Dobie, who from was the only quarterback in the history of football to play four years without losing a game. See: Motor West, Volume 35, pp. Informazioni sul venditore Contattare il venditore 9.

Tall 8vo. Quarter-calf over marbled boards, rounded corners, manuscript annotations, some corrections , still G copy; Three Wocowa Yearbooks. Double-page centerfold of photos. Printed white softcovers, black lettering; 45, [1] pp. Photo illustrations, text illustrations, blue printed softcovers, gilt lettering on front cover yapp edges; [5], 55, [1] pp.

ALS on lined paper, dated Feb. The struggles and difficulty of education in a Pacific Northwest frontier town are shown in a number of ways, including the original manuscript school notebook of Jesse Jacob Guild , who only finished his first year of High School in at the age of 19, while working for his father Berrick Chickering Guild on the family dairy farm. In addition, the earliest document in the group is an letter from Joseph Layne describing how he has just returned back to school after missing over five years, as well as humorous details about the family in Oakland, Oregon.

The photographs of Woodland School classes begin for the class showing both Alwilda May Guild , and Candace Grace Guild , as primary school students with nearly all of the students identified in pencil manuscript. This school was a two-story, four-room building which had been erected in as an addition to the original one-room school house, but only the downstairs was completed and used for classes until after The photo of the classes show Mr. In the younger primary grades, the student body still remains fairly even between boys and girls, but in the upper grades, the number of boys attending school quickly drops off compared to the girls.

This is very prominently displayed in the photo of the Commencement Exercises team, where there are 4 boys as opposed to 12 girls in the graduating class. Celebrations and community gatherings were held at schools including Woodland, Yale, Ross, and other local communities. Schooling and education also served as a means for employment and advancement for young women in these communities. Candace Grace Klady , the younger daughter of C. Klady and Sara Isabelle Klady b. Her father C. Klady served as Woodland School Superintendent for the struggling rural district for years.

She goes onto teach at Woodland Schools in depicted in several class photos showing her classes, schools, and identifying her students. She later attends and graduates from Holmes Business College in Portland, OR, continues to teach, as evidenced by several photos of her and her friends while she teaches in the small rural logging community of Coal Creek, WA, located about two miles from present-day Longview, WA in She was definitely an independent minded woman for the time as evidenced by the RPPC image of her African-American husband, Herbert Turner, a Portland band leader she marries for a short time in , but she dies relatively young during flu pandemic of She earned her teaching certificate included in the archive in , and after marrying Fred Marion Davis would then spend the next 30 years teaching music.

During the first three decades of the 20th century, there is a growing parity of boys and girls in the higher grades in Woodland Schools, increasing prosperity of the community as reflected in the clothing, and student activities of the other children of Alwilda May and J. Ernest Eugene Guild was one of the.

Informazioni sul venditore Contattare il venditore Editore: Colonel Francis T. Colby, ca. Descrizione: Colonel Francis T. Recent cloth post-binders, lettering stamped on front covers, a superb archive from the collection of Massachusetts gunsmith, Thomas F. In , he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Belgian Army, heading up an ambulance column where he remained through World War I, and in he served in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery of the US Army, and later with Army Intelligence in Hawaii.

In , he resigned his commission, and returned to Hamilton, Massachusetts, and after a short stay, returned to Africa in He traveled through Ethiopia -- including photos here of his trips on the Baro River, later he represented the U. Colby loved an audience, and was a tremendous host at his famed home in Hamilton, MA. He would often call the maid by taking up one of his big game rifles and firing a shot, left his German shepherd dog David undisciplined so he often bit visitors and laughed about it, and was an active member in the Boone and Crockett Club.

He helped supply funds which would eventually helped refurbish the American Museum of Natural History Hall of North American Mammals dioramas which was completed in His trophy room at the Boston Science Museum contains many trophies including an Alaskan Kodiak Bear, many African buffalo horns, African shields made by Masai tribesmen from buffalo shot by Colby, Zebra skins, Impala skins, Ibex, Gazelle skulls, and more. Editore: n. Descrizione: n. Original handwritten manuscript text, and illustrations throughout, some with colour-tinting in yellow, white, blue, black, brown, nearly all colour-painted, 2 page architectural diagram of castle fortifications, elevation illustration as well.

Original brown painted paper softcovers, manuscript label on front cover, punch-sewn in Japanese style at gutter margin some edgewear, scuffing, rubbing to covers, thumbing to fore-edges of textblock , a VG bright exemplar in blue folding slipcase, bone clasps at fore-edges minor sunning to fore-edges of slipcase. A fantastic illustrated late Edo-period manuscript detailing the banners displayed by assorted Daimyo Houses connected with the forces allied with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his heirs Hashiba Hidekatsu, Toyotomi Hideyori, and the opposing Tokugawa clans during the Sengoku period.

The manuscript opens with a detailed hand-coloured diagram of Osaka castle, the last stronghold of the Toyotomi clan, site of the sieges and battles resulting in the destruction of the Toyotomi clan by the Tokugawa in In addition, the artist has painted a wall fortification elevation showing the steep stone base at the foot of the wall which would lead into a moat, as well as illustration of large ship with rowers' oars through portholes at stem and stern of the vessel.

The work details most of the clans allied with the Hideyoshi or Toyotomi Clan, and the opposing Tokugawa clan forces, including many of the sub-clans or Daimyo houses. Many of these are depicted with different styles of Nobori Japanese long narrow flags attached to poles ; a number of different Uma-jirushi -- very large banners indicating Daimyo commanders and houses on the battlefield; Sashimono which were small banners worn on the backs of ashigaru foot soldiers, and Samurai, as well as symbols on paper lanterns, and pennants. The crests or "Mon" include the reverse swastika for the Hacisuka Masakatsu family, who were allied with the Tokugawa lan, Three Hollyhock leaves inside a circle indicating Tokugawa retainers as well, including specific examples of Nobori banner used by Shimazu Matsadaaira Iehisa Tadatsune , second son of Yoshihiro who laed the Shimazu army during the Osaka Winter Campaign for the Tokugawa; the "Bell" emblem Uma-jirushi banner used by the three generations of the Omura clan including Omura Sumitada , Christian name was Don Bartolomeo; Omura Yoshiaki Christian name Don Sancho who led men in Korea under Konishi Yukinaga, and Omura Suminobu Don Bartolomeo who although baptized Christian would later prosecute Christians and aided in crushing the Shimabarra rebellion; banners of Ikeda Mitsumasa who became Daimyo of Okayama upon the death of his father Ikeda Toshitaka who took part in the Osaka campaign, and many more.

Thick 4to. Recent 3-ring binders, with stamping on front covers. Munster was one of the thousands of young girls inspired to become professional ice skaters by Sonia Henie's ice skating movies, ice shows, glittering costumes, and production numbers. Photos in the archive show her early practice sessions as a teenager in Flushing, Queens, NY, signed photos from Betty Atkinson, Paul Castle, and other stars who appeared in the production, along with newspaper clippings and program.

The Iridium Room, and other New York supper club ice shows featured live music during and after the war, often featuring Freddie Miller, Cab Calloway -- represented here in the archive with a signed photo showing Cab and his band dedicated to Sharlee, The Harmonicats -- another signed photo all signed by the trio, Gus Martel, and others, thriving through After a cabaret tax was imposed by the city on the supper clubs offering live entertainment, hotels across New York eliminated the very popular ice skating shows. Of additional interest, are the many production photos showing performance practices, publicity shots while dressed in elaborate costumes, the chorus lines of male and female ice skaters, and the tremendous stage backdrops for such productions as Hats on Ice.

Some of the photos show Sharlee Munster and her future husband Ray Blow in skates, in costume, along with many of their costars in these large productions. Sharlee had tremendous drive, and in addition to her passion for skating and performing, was inspired to become a pilot, and at 18 years old began flying lessons times a week, weather permitting, often working around her show and social schedule.

There are photos of her at the Bendix airfield, her standing beside a Piper J-3 Cub in which she had purchased a half-interest, and successfully completed her first solo flight at Lime Ridge Airport in Poughquag, NY August 11, , with Norman Sylvia as her flight instructor. She joined the Women Fliers Club, and began studying and taking the tests for a commercial pilot's rating, intending to become a charter pilot after the War. Following the closing of most of the ice shows in New York, Sharlee and her cousin Ray Munster became ski instructors, fencing instructors, and performed in ice shows at at the famed Concord Resort Hotel in the Borscht Belt part of the Catskills.

In January she marries one of her fellow skaters, Raymond Kenneth Blow , who had also appeared in many of Sonja Henie's productions at Rockefeller Center, as well as the Roxy Theatre, and as a couple continued living in the family apartment on Kissena Blvd. By , the young couple and their son Greg had moved to an apartment in Beverly Hills, CA, with photos showing the family frolicking and fishing at the California beaches, visiting Palm Desert in degree heat, the opening of Disneyland, and more.

Commander L. Editore: L. Descrizione: L. Howard Newman as he commanded three different steamers and gunboats on blockade. The Logbook begins on May 10, with Newman taking command, with succeeding entries detailing steamers and ships passing through the Potomac Flotilla off of Port Royal, and continual movements of both gunboats, steamships, and flagships.

Blockade duty although seemingly quiet at that point in the war still featured dangers such as "loss of crew member Charles McVay dying of dysentery on June 7th," "report of 11 guns at Warsaw" and the arrival of the Water Witch, running aground on June 20th after losing a mast, and having to be taken in tow by the USS Sebago "but the kedge out towards the channel could not move the vessel, so the USS Daffodil comes to assist;" arrived back at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on July 5th whereupon lbs.

Of course, Newman also discovers that John Sullivan had deserted on July 8th. He trains the crew by an "exercising of the guns on Nov. Action became general with occasional response from the enemy. During the fire Troops landed and advanced under cover of the fleet. Enemy opened fire from a one gun battery on Sugar Loaf. Brought battery to bear on it and at 4 P. Enemy ceased firing. Hopkins in charg of launch for ammunition. USS Helena came alongside with ammunition for us.

Barrows to drag for Torpedoes. Newman was the son of William D. Newman , and brother to William Bogert Newman , all Navy officers, all serving on several ships. Blunt White Library. Editore: Published and sections prepared by the author, Descrizione: Published and sections prepared by the author, Five vols. With [78; 75; 75; 75 minor damage to couple samples ; 75] paper thin veneer wood samples mounted within frames on dark brown loose plates.

First editions of these extraordinary volumes from Hough's famed study of North American trees, with detailed descriptions accompanied by paper-thin translucent samples of each and every tree surveyed, with the plates containing transverse, radial, and tangential cut samples of the species. Hough's father Franklin Hough had been appointed the first US Forestry agent in , and his census work during the s created a sense of urgency over the depletion of North American forests, and loss of species.

Arranged geographically, these sample specimens offer an invaluable unique record of old growth species, not only offering a tremendous resource for climate change and ecology studies, but also for those studying American furniture, and wood products. Due to the age and the size of tree samples available to Hough at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, a similar project today would prove nearly impossible.

As the thirteen volumes issued by Hough, and the posthumous volume XIV by his daughter Marjorie in spanned nearly 40 years for subscription, there are very few complete sets, and typically most subscribers purchased only the first few volumes, or those which were related to their own geographic, or scientific studies.

Editore: Chrysler Corp. Descrizione: Chrysler Corp. Large wooden backlit display cabinet Although some wear and minor scuffing to the case, very minor damage to couple corners, still a remarkable advertising display piece. An amazing mid-century-modern dealer's showroom backlit counter display cabinet for the Plymouth passenger cars. These high-tech lighted displays were developed by Chrysler, and other automobile manufacturers sales offices as an update of their large showroom sales flip board displays used mostly in the s. Harris Associates was a division of Plastikorp at the time, and were known for their modern and sleek merchandising displays, even patenting one for carpet stores which used plastic, and plastic transparencies, along with sample books.

Potential Plymouth customers could come into the dealership, and try out various colour combinations for trim, by overlaying the transparencies and see lit up exactly how their car would appear. The Plymouth models were revamped for by dropping the Plaza series and replacing it with three body styles of the Savoy, including a 4-door, 2-door, and business coupe, alongside the Belvedere in 6 different versions. This was also the year that Plymouth introduced the Sport Fury, featuring a V with Super Pak, special trim, and a fake spare tire cover bolted to the deck lid.

The Sport Fury also featured a horsepower with high-performance carburetor, high-performance camshaft, intake manifold, and distributor. Interiors featured "Jet-Age Control Center" instrument clusters featuring an aircraft-style housing, and enough buttons to please any enthusiast -- all of which are displayed here in the lighted case. In addition, there are a number of samples showing the possible convertible top materials.

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As dealers typically threw away, or disposed of the previous years showroom material, dealer showroom materials are quite scarce, and we can find no records of any similar surviving Plymouth dealer display cabinet. Editore: Gertrude G. Howard, ]. Descrizione: Gertrude G. Oblong folio. With 81 silver gelatin photos sized from 2. II, a few pieces lifted , still a remarkable set. The extensive typescript manuscript commentary by a member of the Phi Delta Kappa travel group, was part of tour group with USC Sociology professor and dean, Emory Bogardus , and law professor William Campbell who organized these tours in order to provide cultural and social contacts between the United States and other Pacific Rim nations.

With an emphasis on sociological and cultural lectures offered at various stops, along with visits to schools, business, and cultural sites in the countries on the itinerary these Phi Delta Kappa and other similar non-profit groups worked diligently between the Wars to reduce animosity amongst international ethnic groups.

Howard who carefully lists the participants, includes photos of the life saving drills, the huge bathtubs, along with poses with the ship's officers, attended lectures in their private dining room, and even includes beautifully printed colour woodblock printed menus.

Her journal records her awe with the size and beauty of Yokohama's harbor which she had always dreamed of seeing, details visits to schools such as girl's school in Yokohama with photo of girls using abacuses in math, buying souvenirs, and artwork. Her lively commentary notes year old Japanese girls working as conductors for tourists in National Parks such as Mt. Aso; not being able to view Mt. Fuji due to being caught on buses in the pouring rain; the cleanliness and timeliness of the Japanese trains, and how Japanese baths succeed in "boiling the dirt off.

One section of her journal notes the means by which Japan seemed to maintain full employment was by employing s of Japanese laborers passing small wicker baskets of coal from worker to worker from dock and down into the bunkers for fueling of their steamships. The tour continues by visiting Shanghai, with a journal entry about the danger from piracy in the China Sea sans Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, and how their ship had taken on a contingent of well-armed Russian soldier, the iron gate leading to third class was heavily locked and guarded, and guards patrolled all decks with checkpoints around the ship.

She has included a map souvenir of Shanghai, descriptions of the city, and other souvenirs tipped-in include one of the very scarce Shanghailander Almanacs edited and published by Carl Crow, complete with the folding colour map of Shanghai. Her journal notes that the best show in town is the amazing vaudeville show by performers on Junks and at the piers including tumblers, sleight of hand artists, puppeteers, contortionists, dancers, clowns, and others entertaining the tourists and travelers arriving and disembarking at the docks.

These notes are followed with extensive journal entry about seasickness from approaching typhoon, the rough seas, and the real possibility of not making the next port of call. After a visit and lecture tour stop in Manila, The Philippines, which encompassed a tour of the University, together with her observations on the tropical lushness of the flowers, fruits, rice patties, women washing clothes, and then traveling onto Hong Kong. She writes about the beauty of Hong Kong harbor, sightseeing, and shopping.

The typescript details an excursion to Sun Yat-Sen University in Canton, visiting the Victoria Hotel, the teaming s of Chinese women and men laborers in and around the docks. The advisory notes provided by the tour are quite emphatic in mentioning skin infections, intestinal infections and parasites, to avoid eating fresh vegetables and fruits because they cause diarrhea, and how any fever should be immediately reported to the ship's doctor.

She notes the extreme poverty in China, children constantly following the tourist groups, picking up scraps of food off the street, street beggars covered in sores, and s trying to earn a few coppers from tourists, and how the filth in the streets except for the International settlements was indescribable. Howard writes of the astonishing variety of goods available in Peking, with stalls stretching out everywhere selling furs, embroidered silks, silver, jade, linen, and woolen goods, as well as the teaming streets filled with tourists, vendors, and Chinese.

The tour then moved onto visiting Hsinking, the capital of Japanese-controlled Manchuria, Manchukuo, described the fortifications, and security measures reaching the city, photo of her group in the Yamato Hotel, followed. Three vols. With 67 original photographs sized 20 x 24 in. Martin laid-in, as well as 6 pp. This extraordinary photographic archive offers an inestimable visual record of western Europe and North Africa from the air following World War II, with the large poster-size images revealing a surprising artistry and composition, especially considering they were shot while traveling at an average cruising speed of mph.

In , with the Korean War dragging on, and the Cold War growing colder, the United States Air Force began a massive upgrading of their strategic and tactical assets in Europe, reactivating many units which had been decommissioned, or transferred back to the U. The th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing was transferred in from Georgia to provide tactical, visual, photographic, and electronic reconnaissance by both day and night for NATO forces within the European Command. The poster-size and smaller 8 x 10 photographs from these missions document a Europe rebuilding itself following World War II, occasionally showing buildings covered in scaffolding, some areas still bombed out, automobiles traveling the roads, apartment blocks recovering, and of course many of the most famous architectural landmarks in Europe.

The second album is composed largely of photographs of military aircraft, naval vessels, together with a few images of combat in Korea and Vietnam. The 32nd TRS which was redesignated from the th TRS was charged with vertical photography of Germany, prospective paratroop drop zones, oblique photography of the Danube and Rhine Rivers and their bridges, as well airfields, cities, and other surrounding areas. In late and early , the 32nd was dispatched to North Africa to photograph the Sidi Slimane and Nosseur Air Bases in Morocco, as well as cities and strategic areas in Libya, Algeria, and other areas of the Mediterranean.

Unfortunately, until , the Reconnaissance Wing Squadrons often suffered from parts shortages, obsolete and worn out aircraft, and the 32nd suffered a number of accidents, or grounded aircraft, even occasionally suffering casualties. Martin b. Editore: The China Navigation Co. Descrizione: The China Navigation Co. With 47 original silver gelatin and albumen photographs tipped-in, sized from 5.

Contemporary half-calf over pebbled black cloth, calf corners, gilt ruling, silk moire pastedowns, a. This remarkable Edwardian China photo album documents the voyages, sea faring craft, daily life, and more as seen by the Steamship Wenchow as it visited ports along the Chinese Coast and up the Yangtze River following the Russo-Japanese War.

In February, , the Wenchow was one of the foreign ships which suffered from Russian Acts of Interference with neutral shipping, when it was detained with a load of Japanese refugees on board. After it was released by the Russians, the Wenchow continued to operate along her regular routes up and down the China coast, with stops in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.

This album includes images of the Wenchow officers sitting and standing next to flotation ring with Wenchow stenciled on the side, a Russian gunboat flying their flag with blue St. Andrews Cross on white ground, multiple steamers laid up and beached, Chinese junks, Chinese dragon boats, side-wheelers, sampans, and outrigger canoes. Also included are views of the bustling Hong Kong harbor, the Shanghai Bund, and views of Chinese jewelers, barbers, seamstresses, temples, statuary, and rickshaw drivers. Of special interest is an wonderful image of two Chinese sawyers working a two-manned saw and ripping lengthwise a giant slab of mahogany, or teak, canted at an angle, with the workers' clothing and lunch pails in the foreground.

Editore: Homer Willard Williams, ]. Descrizione: Homer Willard Williams, ]. Oblong 8vo. First album with original photographs, sized from 1 x 1. These fantastic albums offer invaluable visual and manuscript records of the career of a young Milton, Indiana farmer's son, Homer Williams , working as a Civil Engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St.

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Paul and Pacific Railroad Electrification project. Of particular interest are the series of photographs devoted to the Mechanics' Burning Parade held April 16th, which was a raucous and rowdy celebration marking the end of mechanical engineering classes for the year, and featured a fake papier mache corpse paraded through the campus and later burned in a drunken bacchanal, and many grotesque floats, and costume mourners with parade marching band. These fascinating photos include those of a float representing a Wright Brothers airplane on bicycles, fraternity brothers dressed in devil costumes, and an exceedingly early image of a group of fraternity brothers dressed in what would later become the accepted costume of the KKK, inspired by the wildly popular book and play, The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, and illustrations by Arthur Keller.

This costume would not become standard KKK garb until after the cultural impact of D. Due to the riotous nature of the Mechanics' Burning party, Purdue canceled the tradition after , and incorporated some of the traditions into what would become known as the Purdue Circus. The first album finishes with a number of photographs of the Southern Cotton Oil Building, Cyphers Incubator Building erected in the summer and fall of in Chicago, and designed by noted Chicago architect, A.

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In addition, Williams has included photos of the Champion Coated Paper Company factory in Hamilton, OH he worked on prior to studying at Purdue in , and finally closes with images of the C. Paul Railway Passenger station in Lewistown, MT after he contracts as an engineering draftsman for the company.

Ry, Northern Pacific, and C. He has also included images of the Bitter Root Mountains taken from the top of a freight train, the head engine, an excellent sharp photo of The Columbian, No. Many different photographs of electric locomotives, steam locomotives,the electrification project substations, as well as the dramatic photo of the Miner's Hall in Butte bombed by dissident Western Federation of Miners union members who supported the I. The tremendous electrification project was initiated by C. Paul Railway in due to winter temperatures which dropped to 40 degrees below zero, making it challenging for steam locomotives t.

This extraordinary factory sample photo catalogue for the York-Hoover Body Company, and Pitman Manufacturing offers an invaluable visual resource of many different commercial truck bodies from the Jazz Age through the midth Century. The second was founded in George W. Hoover who originally began as a manufacturer of electric delivery trucks for Wannamaker's Department Store chain, and later began producing hearses, caskets, and other limousine-style coach bodies.

In , the two companies joined, and began producing 50, auto commercial bodies annually, primarily on the newly introduced Ford Model A line-up, but also built on Dodge Brothers, Chevrolet, Brockway, Mack, and other manufacturers chassis. Special Delivery truck; a Brockway flatbed; a specialized post-hole borer for telephone companies; a Dodge Bros. Although not depicted in this factory archive album, York-Hoover was the producer of the first Jeep Body for the American Bantam Company, and was one of the first 70 Jeeps ever produced in In the York-Hoover decided to concentrate on its lucrative casket-making business non-union , and sold the Truck body Division to the Pitman Manufacturing Co.

Pitman founded Pitman Manufacturing as a producer of specialized snorkel fire truck and aircraft deicers. After serving with the rd Engineer Aviation Battalion in World War II, he founded Pitman Manufacturing which designed and built cherry picker, boom trucks, and utility trucks, along with the snorkel fire truck and aircraft deicers. The images here include cherry pickers, Ford bucket tucks for Bell Telephone; Pitman Aerial Platforms; Telescopic Hydra-Lift hydraulic digger; portable oil derricks, and more.

This unique second run film distributor's sample archive provides a crucial artifact of cinema viewing habits and interests for discount movie houses, and private venues on the eve of the home video tape era. Far removed from their initial first-run release, the plethora of films represented here continued to generate income, and popularity.

In addition, this distributor chose to have each of their films documented with actual screen shot photographs showing the opening credits, the famous stars, and prominent scenes, all carefully typed and formatted on each leaf, with a great attention to detail. The Adventure Drama section includes the classic Edward G. The mystery section features the 10 reel Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet, with running time of minutes, and as evidenced by the screen shot photos had proven very popular, as the film quality in these images do not represent a crisp first-run print.

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The Horror Film section is actually quite strong featuring Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and the The Mummy produced by Carl Laemmle, along with the full un-edited 10 reel King Kong with minute running time. Westerns were tremendously popular, as shown by the extensive section including the Stagecoach, Virginia City, Iroquois Trail, Last Wagon starring Richard Widmark, as well as the very popular Technicolor hit movie, Gun Fight at the O.

The second volume of the film catalogues are devoted to musicals, musical comedies, biographies, and romances. Fields, and Robert Benchley are all represented by their own sections with a number of popular films from the s through s. The War Drama segment of this sample archive in Vol. The latest second-run films represented in the sample catalogue volumes are the 17 reel Patton starring George C. Editore: Commodore James Biddle, ]. Descrizione: Commodore James Biddle, ]. Original quarter-calf over marbled boards, leather corners spine perished, wear, soiling to endpapers, lifting in a few places to the marbled boards, rippling to a few leaves , still a good exemplar.

This ship's log documents the grim and tragic voyage of the U. Macedonian under the command of Commodore James Biddle ordered in February, to suppress piracy and Spanish privateers operating out of Puerto Rico. From to , the West Indies was swept with a virulent wave of yellow fever carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquitos, resulting in the highest mortality rate of any military service through the Vietnam War. The USS Macedonian was a frigate with a crew of upon leaving port, and by April 4th the log reported 61 on the sick rolls, and in April 17th the task force reached Puerto Rico.

By June 4th, several of Commodore Biddle's men had died of yellow fever, so he put out to sea from Havana, while fumigating and washing out the ship. However, according to the log, the death toll continued unabated with the notation of the death of Jason Soured who "departed this life and committed his remains to the deep," Lieut. Biddle still managed to carry out some of his orders, boarding the Spanish ship Maria Antonietta, as well as shadowing other craft sailing the Caribbean.

Biddle was enraged upon returning to the United States at the deaths of his men, accusing the commander of the Navy Yard in Boston from failing to thoroughly clean out the Macedonian's hold upon her return from an extended Pacific cruise, and merely turning her around when Biddle took command. A Court of Inquiry cleared the Boston port officers, further angering Commodore Biddle because the Navy and Secretary determined that the sickness had infected the Macedonian crew in Havana, Cuba.

The Yellow Fever was most likely contracted during the West Indies voyage, and the entire ship was quarantined by the Navy after being moved to Philadelphia until it had burned itself out. Biddle was subsequently ordered to take command of the USS Congress, a 38 gun frigate, and the other half of the manuscript consists of his orders for Naval officers, Personnel, and Marines onboard the USS Congress, as well as further instructions and shipboard issues onboard the frigate. The 99 Articles are typical of the period, establishing chains of command such as Article 28 declaring that when boats depart the ship without officers, the "Crew are under the entire command of the Coxwain," Article 31 "the propriety of granting boats for the commodation of officers or strangers is left in my absence to the 1st Lieut.

Many special orders signed by Biddle include preserving fuel for cooking fires dated Nov. USS Congress sailed under Biddle from until , captured a pirate ship in July, , and later delivered the newly appointed ministers, Hugh Nelson and Caesar Rodney, to Spain and Argentina respectively. Rodney's wife, eleven children, and household goods which filled the entire frigate seriously annoyed Biddle, resulting in Rodney choosing to finish his journey in Rio de Janeiro and completed the voyage to Montevido in a chartered merchantman, creating controversy with both the Congress and the Delaware legislature.

The Secretary of the Navy refused to treat it seriously, and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams laughed until he cried upon seeing the list of chairs, 11 bureaus, 86 crates, 54 barrels, 26 trunks, 5 goats, washing machines, saddles, and even the Rodney family wagon packed all over the deck of the frigate.

Biddle graduated from the Univ. This intriguing advertising album filled with a sign painter's samples appears to have been sponsored by the business owners who were members in The Home Club -- a private Lawrence, Massachusetts social club located at Essex St. This album was designed with bracing leaf in the back allowing it to be displayed open originally, encouraging members to sponsor their businesses as they leafed through the very popular and eye-catching chromolithograph colour plates from Truth magazine.

These cartoon illustrations surrounded the rituals and pitfalls of courtship, matrimonial discord, social hypocrisy, and a decidedly misogynistic attitude towards women during the Gilded Age in regards to the changing roles and social power of women. Everett, a trunk, hand bag, and sales goods dealer on Essex, and the very popular German-American tailoring shop of Julius Schaake , Frederick Schaake , and Albert Augustus Schaake operated for decades in Lawrence, MA.

Lord , whose son George Lord , took over and expanded the company and set up a large showroom on Boylston in Boston, featuring colour lithographs of a baby grand and upright piano models sold by the firm. The splendid ad for the Kress Bros. Some of the advertisements are more personal such as that for Frank Russell fl. Most of the contemporary notices listing Home Club members, refer to members as members of the Merrimack Valley Country Club, the local Masonic Hall, and other fraternal organizations in 19th century Lawrence.

With original photos tipped-in, some sepia-tinted, sized from 2. This fascinating photo album records the amazingly successful efforts of the students and an 8th Grade teacher at Mary Hemenway School in Dorchester, Boston, MA, and their principal, who heartily encouraged their students to participate in the United States School Garden Army home front movement.

The Mary Hemenway children had already been pioneers in the early Boys and Girls 4-H Club movement, and had begun the process of turning a piece of undeveloped land across the street into a school garden by Faced by a worldwide food crisis and recognizing the link between domestic food scarcity and civil unrest, President Wilson directed the Bureau of Education with funding from the War Department to create the United States School Garden Army to target urban and suburban youth to plant local gardens. The USSGA mobilized school children across the country between the ages of 9 and 16 to not only increase food production, but also to educate, reform, and shape cultural practices in order to use "idle" youth and uncultivated land for a positive national purpose.

This album opens with photos of the school; students waving a Mary Hemenway School banner; images of the USSGA broadsides, posters, a sign for the Hemenway School garden; along with photos of children playing on sleds in the winter garden, harvesting pumpkins, hauling in fertilizer by horses-drawn wagons, preparing the soil, planting, and hoeing weeds. Frismuth, John Burnett a popular Scottish gardener, and others.

In addition, the compiler has included flyers for the Hemenway Junior Market Store operated in the garden, USSGA literature, promotional material, typed list and lyrics of special USSGA songs, as well as agricultural fair exhibits with photos of the exhibits. Of special interest are the series of "Moving Pictures" taken during the shooting of a short silent film by Mr. The Mary Hemenway Garden Club continued to operate through the s. Meetings, Proceedings 10th Annual Meeting, pp. Editore: William F. Descrizione: William F. Thick folio. With total photographs tipped-in, some in corners, some inserted into archival sleeves, occasional old scotch tape mountings over 30 in colour , sized from 2.

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Remmert was a high school dropout working at the Curtiss-Wright hangar at Lambert Field in St. Louis where his father worked as a Watchmen in the s. He quickly rose in the company, becoming the Curtiss-Wright Company Tech Rep in China during the opening years of World War II, and in became a Naval Officer, inspecting material production for aircraft until As shown in the photographs, and explained through clippings, and manuscript notes in Remmert's bold hand, Remmert-Werner Air Service was founded at Lambert Field following World War II, selling Beechcraft and Cessna Aircraft, and buying up war surplus airplanes for conversion.

The images depict the Air Ambulance charter service with a fleet of three Beechcraft airplanes from , as well as the Air Service establishing themselves as dealers for Motorola, Piper, Swift, and Fairchild Aircraft, founding a Flight Training School, and contracting with Texaco to sell aviation fuel at the field. The images also portray Remmert-Werner quickly buying up a couple surplus PT biplane trainers, when their flight school expanded to Starling Airport by They would later begin selling and leasing Beechcraft, Lodestar, and eventually the Sabreliner corporate jets.

The photographs also display their twin engine Beech D18S aircraft setting in front of the Remmert-Werner hangar with Texaco signage and Texaco oil truck, the Cessna winner of the Miami Air Races, Motorola Radio J3 Cub aircraft, their Vultee BT Valiant trainer aircraft, and even a Convair B Peacemaker, which was the largest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft ever built on display at an Army air show on Lambert field with the Remmert-Werner hangars in the background.

Remmert-Werner quickly moved into converting aircraft for corporate clients in , and over the next two decades would convert over aircraft, service s of planes, and became famous for their luxurious flying penthouses for corporate and wealthy clients. Not only are their images showing the clients visiting the Remmert-Werner hangars and airfields, with clippings specifying and promoting their clients, but also many images of the company dog named Myrtle setting on discarded parts, or nosing her way into photos.

They also converted and maintained the corporate fleet for the Gaylord Container Corporation, by buying up a number of surplus B aircraft, and turning them into corporate and freighter planes for Gaylord. In , they began work on creating a deluxe aircraft for Arthur Godfrey , radio and TV entertainer, and aviation enthusiast, with photos showing the progress, the painting, news clippings, and even an inscribed thank you note from Godfrey.

Their conversions involved gutting the planes, and installing completely new systems, and interiors, including lounge chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, galleys, and any other special furnishings. They were well known for their DC-3 window modifications which increased the size of the windows for passengers. See: Remmert-Werner.

Elephant folio A remarkable and invaluable visual document of the first 50 years of The New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, the city's largest German-language newspaper with a circulation of 80, in This album includes images encompassing the history of the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung showing scenes of when the newspaper was first established on Park Row in juxtaposed with the same scene in ; the three different buildings as the newspaper expanded; the Hoe printing press they operated in , and then the Hoe printing press they were running in ; facsimile montages of Staats-Zeitung front pages from , , , , , and finally in There is also an image of the gold medal that Empress Augusta of Germany awarded Anna for her charitable contributions to flood victims in Germany in and There were at one time two actual medals laid-into the album, known as the Ottendorfer Medal for the study of German Language, and listed on the table of contents sheet, but the former owners of the album retained those in their possession.

After a series of indifferent owners it was purchased in by Jakob Uhl, who with his wife Anna, quickly built the paper into the foremost paper of New York's 60, Germans by his death in Because of the success, the newspaper had moved away from the radical political positions of the European Revolutions, and had adopted a centrist stance. His widow Anna Uhl Ottendorfer worked daily at the paper and not only wrote articles but served as editor.