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40 â€śladiesâ€ť at the â€śInterCity Beauties Showmenâ€™s Variety Jubileeâ€ť held at Steel Pier, Atlantic City. Ladies from cities and states throughout U.S. are represented. Sept. 3rd to 8th, 1935. Frame 10â€ť x 50.â€ť DATED: 1935.
SeeÂ Magazine, "The Truth about Beauty Contests" View Full Text, Russell Patterson, pages 24, 25, 26
Betty Crocker Pin Back Buttons
- Metal stamped pin with a 3 dimensional portrait of Betty Crocker in the center and in the background a scene of a Dad coming home from work, waving at his wife as she stands at the door of their home, while their young son and dog race to meet him. Printed at the bottom is â€śHome Legion,â€ť around the edge says, â€śPresented for Distinguished Service.â€ť Betty Crocker was a fictional advertising person created in 1921 as a way to give personalized responses to consumer product questions about cooking. During the Second World War, General Mills started the Betty Crocker Home Legion, which encouraged women to keep the home fires burning. â€śI believe homemaking requires the best of my efforts, my abilities and my thinking,â€ť read a Betty-signed screed sent to their members members. By the end of the war they had a membership of 700,000. Medal 1-3/4â€ť diameter. Information from wikipedia. DATED: Early to mid 1940s.
- Celluloid Button with her Betty Crocker â€ślogoâ€ť picture in soft tones of beige and brown, with blue eyes and pale red lips. Lithographic button, 1-1/2â€ť diameter. DATE:Â 1950s.
Egg-O Baking Powder Co. black and white 6-1/2â€ť x 4-1/2â€ť photograph of 11 sales women standing in and around the front of a fake car that sits at the hollowed out section of an old tree. They are dressed in suits and hats and holding cans of Egg-O Baking Powder and signs advertising Egg-O. Hand written on the back, â€śNotice who is at the wheel of success. This is only part of the crew â€“ some of the Demonstrators were out of town and some in Store,â€ť Egg-O Baking Powder Co., Hamilton, Canada, Directions is English and French. Stanley Park Photographers, Vancouver, B.C.
American Slicing Machine Company black and white photograph of 13 women typist working at desks, appears one woman is dictating from a book while the seated women type. A RR Donnelley & Sons calendar is on the wall, a Chicago print company founded in 1864. Window sign says â€śAmerican Slicing Machine Company.â€ť
Chorus Line Stage Performers, Photographs Framed post card advertising the â€śJack SingerĘĽs Stock Company in Burlesque Successes.â€ť Front has a black and white photograph of 32 ladies in â€ś...a line of Jack SingerĘĽs Chicago Beauty Chorus.â€ť In parenthesis in tiny print â€śWho do you know?â€ť Typed on the message side is, â€śYou should see Jack SingerĘĽs Stock Co. at the Columbia. This is Some Show and Some Girls. Yours,â€ť The back side of card advertises the company and lists the names of performers. Along the top is printed â€śColumbia Theatre, Clark & Madison, Twice Daily, Summer Prices,â€ť and along the bottom â€ś40--Chicago Beauty Chorus--40.â€ť Card not sent, requires a 1C stamp. 12-1/2â€ť wide by 5â€ť in black frame with glass on both sides. DATED: Late 1920s into the 30s.
Rockettes, precision dance troupe in patriotic outfits seen in folded full size color photograph from Sunday news section. Photographer, Warnecke and Cranston, dated May 7, 1939. Founded in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri and since December 27, 1932 have performed out of Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Ziegfeld Follies Program, California Auditorium, Golden Gate International Exposition, 20 pages of photographs of the stage performers. Includes a separate typed sheet for the â€śProgramâ€ť listing 17 numbers with names of songs and performers. DATED: 1939.
Currier & Ives â€śThe Age of Reasonâ€ť Suffrage â€śThe Age of Ironâ€ť black and white lithographic copy. Satirical caricature of a wife going out for an evening, leaving her husband at home to watch the baby and sew. The carriage is driven by female servants and the male servant is seen washing the clothes. In very small print under the picture it says: Entered according to Act of Congress AD. 1869, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.â€ť 14â€ť x 9.â€ť Below that in larger print, â€śThe Age of Iron. Man as he expects to be.â€ť Published by Currier & Ives,152 Nassau St. New York.â€ť DATED: 1869.
Lady Boudoir Doll, art deco, dressed in a pink satin gown, the skirt with 2 vertical stripes of ecru lace over rose fabric. Her face neck and lower limbs are composition, the body made of fabric covered straw.Â The beret style bonnet over her short silvery curls matches her gown. The shape of her face, her features and make up give her a very art deco look. She has deep heart shaped red lips, bright blue eyes, long black lashes, thin black brows with attached black eyelashes, and even a small beauty mark. She is 27â€ť long. DATE: 1940s.
â€śMotherâ€™s Calendarâ€ť for 1915 in its original box. Box cover andÂ calendar cover the same glossy ecru paper with gold swirls that says, â€śA Mother is a mother still, The holiest thing aliveâ€ť by â€śColeridge.â€ť Every week has a full page with the calendar and poems about mothers. Poems are printed in black and framed in an orchid art nouveau motif. An orchid cord attaches the pages across the top so pages flip up.Â Calendar is 6â€ť x 11.â€ť Copyright 1913, Barse & Hopkins, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. DATED: 1915.
â€śWoman Forever,â€ťÂ 2 copies, (one cover damaged) â€śRespectfully inscribed to Womanhood of the Universe â€“ women marching for Liberty, Equality, Justice and Victory. â€ť DATED: 1916. View Full Sheet Music
â€śYouâ€™d Better Be Nice to Them Now,â€ť 1918, lyrics about women doing menâ€™s work during WWI, asking if men will have jobs when they get back, words and music by Jack Stern and Wm Tracy Douglas and Newman Music Co.DATED: 1918. View Full Sheet Music
â€śAngels of the Cross of Red,â€ť waltz song by John D. McDonald, â€śTo the Brave and Unselfish Women of America this song is Dedicated,â€ť Red Cross nurses at the front during WWI. DATED: 1918.2010.63.4Â â€śWoman Forever,â€ťÂ 2 copies, â€śRespectfully inscribed to Womanhood of the Universe â€“ women marching for Liberty, Equality, Justice and Victory. â€ť DATED: 1916 View Full Sheet Music
The Old Maidâ€™s Ball,â€ť Irving Berlin. DATED: April 1913. â€śYouâ€™d Better Be Nice to Them Now,â€ť 1918, lyrics about women doing menâ€™s work during WWI, asking if men will have jobs when they get back, words and music by Jack Stern and Wm Tracy Douglas and Newman Music Co.DATED: 1918. View Full Sheet Music
N. Ives Lithographic print of Â â€śThe life & age of woman, stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave.â€ť Depiction of women at various life stages, from infancy to 100, ascending and descending a set of stairs. There are 10 stages and underÂ each is a poem depicting that stage. Along the bottom edge: Lith & Pub. by N. Currier, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1850 by N. Currier in the Clerkâ€™s office of the District Court of the Soutern District of N.Y., 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce. DATED: 1850. Baby. In swaddling clothes behold the bud of sweet and gentle womanhood. 5. Next she foresees with mimic plays, the business of her future days. 15. Now glorious as a full-blown flower; the heart of manhood feels her power. 20. A husband now her arms entwine, she clings around him like the vine 30. No bearing fruit she rears her boys, and tastes a mother's pains and joys. 50. Like sparkling fountain gushing forth, she proves a blessing to the earth. 60. A busy house wife full of cares, the daily food her hand prepares. 70. As age creeps on she seeks for grace, always to church and in her place. 80. Now second childhood loosens all her tongue, she talks of love and prattles with the young. 90 . A useless cumberer on the Earth, from house to house they send her forth. 100.Chained to her chair by weight of years she listless knits till death appears. Printed on gravestone, â€śSacred to the memory ofâ€ť with space for including a name. Printed on bottom: â€śPublished by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1850 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.â€ť
Signed pen and ink drawings that appeared in the Minneapolis, Minnesota â€śArt Supplement to Sunday Tribune,â€ť 1906 issues, accompanying articles not included. Drawings 15â€ť x 10â€ť on off white paper, with black ink. Copyright 1901, Life Publishing Co. Â DATED: 1906.
A woman in chair knitting w/toes, 2 pieces of paper seen in the photo, one says, â€ś Forget others faults by remembering your own.â€ť Handwritten name on back difficult to read. Werner & Kern, Bowery, N.Y.
Blanche Zelka, snake charmer. holding 2 snakes. Wife of Arizona Governor. Shepherd Photo. Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Ella Ewing pictured at 22, over 8 feet tall, the â€śMissouri Giantess: 1872 - 1913.â€ť Culbertson Photographer, Gorin, Mo. DATED: 1894.
Ida Williams, born in Columbus, Ohio, 1870s - 1890s, 517 lbs. at age 19, ca. 1875. Photographed in New York.
Little Lady, woman standing next to an adult size chair. Wendt Photography, Bounton, New Jersey. DATED: 1889.
Heart shaped cover in cream w/lace fringe, black thread embroidery of a flapper in a car, her hand on gloved steering wheel, profile view facing back, in pink cloche hat, 15â€ť D.
Pillow Cover – yellow satin cover, in the foreground is a flapper, cottage in background. seen from th
Yellow satin cover, in the foreground is a flapper seen from the shoulders up. She has blond curls and a large magenta bonnet w/a blue underside. Behind her is path leading up over a green hill, past trees, to a yellow cottage w/a red roof. 1/4â€ť black stitched border. Evocative of a childrenâ€™s book illustration. 11â€ť x 13.5.â€ť
Square pillow cover. Flapper in a green cloche, yellow gloves, holding a red purse and an open parasol in the same 3 colors. Outlined in thick black ÂĽâ€ť stitches.
Cream w/ruffled pink trim.
Square pillow cover. Side view of a flapper, holding an archery bow and arrow aiming at a bullseye. She is wearing a sweater striped in light blue, yellow and red and a red cloche covers her short curly hair.. Everything outlined w/ÂĽâ€ť black stitches. 16.â€ť DATE: Signed, Robert A. Small, 1930.
Round cream color organdy pillow with four peach organdy petals and a flapperâ€™s face embroidered in the center and encircled by black and green embroidery. 15â€ť D trimmed with two rows of the peach fabric.
White w/ruffled gray trim. Organdy pillow covers in the shape of a half circle. A Victorian lady with long curls, her eyes gazing down, wearing a blue bonnet w/embroidered flowers. 19â€ť x10.â€ť
Pillow Cover, white fabric with a flapperâ€™s face. She has Asian features, black bobbed hair, dark eyes and eye make up and Cupidâ€™s Arrow lips. She is surrounded by three blue flowers. There are red, orange and purple flowers in the 4 corners and black thread outline around entire pillow. 12â€ť x 15.â€ť
Pillow Cover, profile of a woman of the 1930s with long golden curls. She is wearing a large blue bonnet w/a pink bow. Pillow has a wide border w/a green background and floral design in ÂĽâ€ť black stitching.
Poem â€śTo His Motherâ€ť signed â€śLove, Jean.â€ť A 20 line rhyming poem, about her Mother-in-law. â€śTo, you, who taught him how to grow. You trained your son to look above, You made of him the man I love...â€ťÂ Cream canvas with brown needlepointing and a small floral design at the top and bottom in, shades of blue, rose and green. Brown wood frame 20â€ť x 13.â€ť
- Sampler, â€śGOD CANâ€™T ALWAYS BE EVERYWHERE SO HE INVENTED MOTHERS.â€ť Cross-stitched in black print on ecru linen and framed in a floral motif green, purple and orchid. 13-1/2â€ť x 10-1/2.â€ť Not framed. It has been suggested it is a Hebrew Proverb.
Sampler, â€śJUST WHEN A WOMAN THINKS HER WORK IS DONE...SHE BECOMES A GRANDMOTHER,â€ť cross-stitched on ecru linen in grays, oranges, yellows and greens. On a table are several outlined items, a teapot and a cup and saucer, with steam rising, yellow flowers in an orange pot and for the baby a bib, rattle and bottle. At the bottom are the initials J.C.M. Brown wood frame 9â€ť x 11â€ť
Sampler, â€śMAN WORKS FROM SUN TO SUN BUT WOMENâ€™S WORK IS NEVER DONE,â€ť cross-stitch on ecru linen. 7 women, one for each day of the week doing a different household chore. Embroidered in a variety of stitches and colors including red, green, brown, blue, yellow, orange, beige. Writing is in black-cross stitch. Each figure is 4â€ť tall and all the women are wearing hats. 16â€ť square, brown wood frame with exposed string laced vertically across the back to stretch the fabric. Frame looks original.
2 Samplers, â€śMOTHERâ€™S LOVE IS LIKE A FRAGRANT ROSE WITH SWEETNESS IN EVERY FOLD.â€ť Side view of a woman sitting at her spinning wheel. Cross-stitched on ecru linen. Black frames looks like they are the original.
- Blue and red w/touches of orange and beige, 13â€ť x 9-1/2.â€ť
- Black â€śPure Linen Colonial Sampler F34 - back of sampler no. 1046. Vogue N. Co.â€ť 12â€ť X 10.â€ť
- Sampler, â€śMOTHERâ€™S LOVE IS THE SANCTUARY OF GOD IN THIS WORLD.â€ť Side view of a young boy sitting in a chair and holding yarn as his mother wraps it into a ball. Cross-stitched on ecru linen with black print. Black frame 12â€ť x 9â€ť looks like the original.
-Sampler, â€śNEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WOMAN.â€ť Cross stitched in dark blue, on white linen with 2 deep pink doves in mirror image, yellow and red flowers and green border with pink designs. 12-1/2â€ť x 10â€ť gold painted frame. Saying popularized by the Ladies Home Journal as an advertising slogan for the magazine. Editors launched the slogan in the March 1941 issue.
â€śWhat is a Home Without a Mother,â€ť embroidered in variety of stitches on ecru linen. Pictures a seated woman, needle in hand, sewing and floral spray of green leaves, purple, red and pink flowers, with a light blue border and script.Â 19-1/2â€ť x 21,â€ť could have been used as a small tablecloth or framed for hanging.Â Saying appeared in the song Motherâ€™s Good Night Kiss, Copyright 1887 by Willis Fagan, â€śWhat is a home without a mother dear? Nobody ever can be to me, What mother was when I was a child, And sat with my head upon her knee....
â€śIN HEAVEN A NOBLE WORK WAS DONE WHEN GOD GAVE MAN A MOTHER.â€ť An old Irish saying.
â€śIN HEAVEN A NOBLE WORK WAS DONE WHEN GOD GAVE MAN A MOTHER.â€ť
- Basket of flowers in brown, green, purple and pink. Cross-stitched on ecru linen. Black border and print. 12â€ť x 10â€ť frame looks like the original
Side view of a seated woman wearing yellow with a knelling child wearing blue facing her, their hands clasped. Embroidered in green on ecru linen with black border, tiny rose and yellow flowers and touches of blue. Not framed. 11-3/4â€ť x 8-3/4â€ť
Canterbury Shakers Sewing Pouch
- Hand stitched pale gold silk sewing pouch. Sides of pouch made of reinforced cardboard covered in green ribbon. Each end is fan shaped and has a flap that opens up to reveal a flannel flap to hold needles. The perimeter of each end is stuffed with a substance which enables pins to be inserted like a pincushion. The outside of each end has a small loop crocheted on the bottom which attaches to a pin to close the flap.The interior of the pouch would hold scissors, thread, thimbles, bodkin and other sewing tools. There is also a thimble shaped piece of beeswax affixed to a gold ribbon which is for strengthening thread and waxing needles. In original 5-1/2â€ť square chipboard box, says, â€śManufactured by the Canterbury Shakers, East Canterbury, New Hampshire.â€ť Hand written sticker on the bottom of box says, $99.50 ND #80-228 with a circled #10.
Iroquois Pin Cushion, front has 2 beaded flowers and leaf on a duty rose velvet background, accented with a leaf motif bordering scalloped edge. Beads are raised, the beadwork almost three dimensional and in clear, blue, pink, gray and yellow glass beads. 3/4â€ť loops of clear beads hang down from the 4 corner scallops. Back is ecru polished cotton. Cushion is very heavy, they were commonly stuffed with sawdust, cotton batting or cattail fluff. 9-1/2â€™ wide, 8â€ť deep an 3â€ť high. These were made by the Indians and usually sold as souvenirs. DATE: Late 19th century.
Celluloid Sonja Henie Button, pink background with her portrait in black and white, says, â€śSkate for Pleasureâ€ť w/her signature at the bottom. 1937 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. 3/4â€ť diameter. DATED: 1937 into 1940s.
Photograph of â€śBonnie McCarrol Thrown from Silverâ€ť by W.S. Bowman No. 29-c, not used. A champion rodeo performer and bronc rider most remembered for her death at the Pendleton Round-up in Pendleton, Oregon, September 1929.
Black and white photo of 11 girls at a birthday party in their pajamas and night caps. They are gathered around a dining room table filled with sandwiches, cookies, cakes and a birthday cake with candles. 8â€ť x 10â€ť DATE: Night caps suggest the late 20s.