Beautiful typography Frank Nesselson Belle Vernon PA / Clothing, Shoes / Hats and Furnishings / Don’t Forget us When you Want Anything in the Clothing Line on each of the four sides. Rabbit behind to hold presumably a mirror and cove/fancy edges says that this was not a make do craft but actually built as picture frame “moulding” all those years ago. Extremely rare bit of advertising.
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Mid 19thc (1860-70 in my opinion) silver brooch reverse painted with a scene of the pleasure wheel (wooden predecessor to the Ferris wheel with the scaffolding next to it for men to climb and turn manually) scene. Total size is 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″. There are flakes of damage (mostly to the background sky and field, just a bit to the ride). Exceptionally rare 19thc souvenir pin, most likely silver but NOT marked. Pin clasp appears original but is fairly crude. I would guess that this is a Grand Tour souvenir piece possibly from France where the Pleasure Wheel was more popular than in the U.S. $395.
Probably the best Evangelist real photo postcards I’ve handled, set of four pitch cards from R.E. Johnson working out of Chicago. 1. Evangelist R.E. Johnson full length portrait 602 Lakeside Bldg, Chicago IL. (AZO) 2. Mrs R.E. Johnson #5 (published by Photo Adv Co Minneapolis Minn. – Kruxo) 3. Evangelist Robert E. Johnson bust portrait (AZO). 4. Prof. Chas. W. Mainwaring Pianist – Johnson Evangelistic Party. (AZO.) Cards are crisp and unused. one chip to bottom right of the pianist. I’ve never seen such a complete set of souvenir cards from a revival, great find. $85 set.
June 24, 1935. Miniatures of the British and Foreign Schools the Property of JP Morgan Esq. Sold at auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods. 272 pgs with most pieces illustrated in sepia. Frontispiece is full color. Ex-libris Oscar Benjamin Cintas: Cintas was the director of the Cuban Railroad Company during the golden age and built one of Latin America’s finest art collections. Beautiful addition to a very hard to find reference catalog. There is chipping to the spine and top of each cover at spine. $95.
Nine pieces in total, pictured first with detail pics following. Two specific female bookmarks on heavy cardstock (2″ x 6″,) one postcard sized print of a Cleveland family in China (friends I’m sure) and another printed card (slightly larger) from India as well; four photos including a rppc taken in India, a snapshot (3″ x 5″) of the family proper taken in India (reverse reads “pray for us in India) and two smaller snapshots (2 1/2″ x 4″) that seem to have been taken in Florida – one of a pair of (Seminole?) Indian boys, and the other of a camp cook which reads “our camp cook only has one leg.” Its a remarkable little archive of early 20thc missionary work, as these were sent home to a family local to me (envelope is included with Indian postage and mailing address) and kept since. Everything is in nice condition, with slight expected wear. $60.