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Photo of â€śDolly Party,â€ť 14 girls posing with their baby dolls and suckers. 8â€ť x 10.â€ť DATE: 1930s.
12 girls seated with a doll and teddy bear in the foreground, 5 of the girls holding suckers. Sara Wilkouski in 2nd row, 4th from the left, mother-in-law of the collector. DATE: 1927
12 Girls standing in posed line, with their suckers. Sara Wilkouski, from Chicago, Il., 4th from left, was 18 years old when this picture was taken, mother- in-law of collector. Meyers Photography, Chicago. DATED: May 11, 1929.
In 1874 she resigned as Dean of Women at Northwestern University to become the National Corresponding Secretary of the newly formed WCTU. From 1879 until her death in 1898 she served as its second National President. a. Statue of Willard in Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, 1917 drawing of statue. â€śGreetings from Illinois.â€ť DATED: 1919. b. Photograph of Rest Cottage, Formerly home of F.E. Willard, Now Nat. HDQTS. W.C.T.U, Illinois. DATED: 1910 c. Small photograph of Frances Willard with WCTUâ€™s motto, â€śFor God and Home and Native Land, Only the Golden Rule of God can bring the Golden Age of Man.â€ť
Pearlized Cary Nation Hatchet Pin with rhinestone in the center of the head. 1-1/2â€ť handle says â€śCary Nationâ€ś in white print. Written on the original off white card is â€śCarry A. Nation, Home Defender.â€ť An active member of the WCTU from the early 1890s, she was particularly well-known for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism. She would enter alcohol serving establishments, usually taverns, and try to destroy them with a hatchet.
Carry Nation (incorrectly spelled, "Carry Nations.") Caricature portrait of the temperance advocate painted on wood. Purchased in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s, seller said it had hung over a bar in New York City. 34â€ť x 24â€ť x 1-1/2.â€ť
Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. She is seated in a wood stained chair 31â€ť from the floor to the top of the chair back. Betsy is 26â€ť tall from her seated position. Her face, hands and legs are plaster. She is fully clothed including stockings and shoes. In her right hand is a needle. When the attached white plug is plugged in her right hand begins to move in the direction of the fabric giving the impression she is sewing. Along the edge of the flagâ€™s fabric it says, â€śBulldogâ€ť Detta Flag with the companyâ€™s logo. The flag has 13 red and white stripes and 13 white stars circled over a blue background.
Toilet Seat and Cover with scenes of dance hall can-can dancers. Scenes hand painted on all 4 parts of a toilet seat, each painted on a black background. The Cover is a painting of a dancer in white with huge pink flowers in her hair to match her pink stocking. The painting on the back of the cover Â is a copy of Toulouse-Lautrecâ€™s best known lithographic poster Moulin Rouge La Goulue, painted in 1891. La Goulue was considered the most outstanding and upkicking of all the dancers in Paris. The seat has two pictures of the same dancer, dancing in one and in the other she appears to be tucking something into the top of her hose. The back of the seat, when standing upright, shows two of the dancers partially nude, disrobing and says, â€śEntrerz Monsieur.â€ť
Toilet Seat and Cover with scenes of dance hall can-can dancers. Scenes hand painted on all 4 parts of the toilet seat, each painted on a black background. The cover has a painting of a dancer in white with huge pink flowers in her hair to match her pink stocking. The painting on the backside of the cover is a copy of Toulouse-Lautrecâ€™s best known lithographic poster Moulin Rouge La Goulue, painted in 1891. La Goulue was considered the most outstanding and upkicking of all the dancers in Paris. The seat has two pictures of the same dancer, dancing and tucking something into the top of her hose, money no doubt. When the back of the seat stands upright, it shows two of the dancers partially nude, disrobing and says, â€śEntrerz Monsieur.â€ť
Toilet Seat and Cover with scenes of dance hall can-can dancers. Scenes hand painted on all 4 parts of a toilet seat, Each painted on a black background. The cover shows a picture of a dancer in white with huge pink flowers in her hair to match her pink stocking. The painting on the back of the cover is a copy of Toulouse-Lautrecâ€™s best known lithographic poster Moulin Rouge La Goulue, painted in 1891. La Goulue was considered the most outstanding and upkicking of all the dancers in Paris. The seat has two pictures of the same dancer, dancing in one and in the other she appears to be tucking something into the top of her hose. The back of the seat, which stands upright, shows two of the dancers partially nude, disrobing and says, â€śEntrerz Monsieur.â€ť
A slender sophisticated lady with bright red hair and a long black evening dress is seen in various stages of undress in each of the set of 8 6-1/2â€ť x 4-1/2â€ť pieces of ecru linen fabric. Each is numbered from 1 thru 8 in the right hand corner. The first shows the woman in a long black dress and by the 8th piece she is nude and only slightly visible, with her red flowered underwear on the floor. Both the ladyâ€™s figure and her clothing are made of felt, looks handmade. Cream colored box says â€śParagon,â€ť but it is probably a box someone just used to store them.
Leaflet When Women Work, 2 leaflets from â€śWomenĘĽs Bureau - U.S. Department of Labor, Government Printing Office, 1921, ecru heavy paper with black print and sketches, cover shows women leaving work, inside panels say, â€śHealth...Happiness...Efficiency with framed ink drawings asking for â€ś8 hour day, Saturday half-holiday NOT unlimited working hours, NOT night work BUT normal sleep, a shade and a chair, NOT a cramp and a glare!â€ť Outside panels say â€śEquality, Is a job worth less because a woman does it? Wages based on the job-not the sexâ€ť and â€śAmerica will be as strong as her womenâ€ť with corresponding pictures. DATED: 1921 Read Full Text
Hias Immigrant Ladies Club Party. Black and white photo of Baby Doll Party, 29 girls posing with their baby dolls. The third girl from right in second row is Sarah Wilkouski and next to her towards the center is Belle Wilkouski, her sister. On the back of the picture Sarah wrote: Sis and Me With all the girls, Dolly Party given by the Hias Immigrant Ladies Club â€“ Oh Boy We Sure Had a Very Good time â€“ 1933. The 2 Prettiest gals Sis & I, We Modeled Clothes.â€ť Handwritten on front â€ś1933, Hias Junioryets.â€ť Sarah Wilkouski, from Chicago, Illinois was 22 years old when this picture was taken. She was the collectorĘĽs mother-in-law. 8â€ť x 10.â€ť The exodus of Jewish emigrants from Russia led to the founding of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society in 1881 in New York. Over the years it has provided assistance to thousands of refuges, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Stamped on photo â€śJan. 14 - 1933.â€ť DATED: 1933.
Standard Correspondence Club, Devoted to the interests of the unmarried,â€ť June 1944. View Full Text
Cobalt Ceramic Cuspidor embossed with leaves and highlighted with 4 gold painted fluere-de-lis around the sides. There is also a spray of gold along the inside top edge. 7-1/2â€ť diameter at the top edge and 5-1/2â€ť high. DATE: 1890s.
Pocket Spittoon, nickel plated brass oval shape w/screw on cap for emptying; hinged 1-3/4â€ť round door opens to tunnel like opening for spit, inside door is covered w/a screw on plate framed w/rubber, â€śThe KNY-Scheerer Corporation of America,â€ť and â€śGermany,â€ť 2â€ť x 4.â€ť Although it was purchased as a lady's spittoon it was probably designed for men and also used by women. DATED: 1926.
Oval Snuff Box, the lid is engraved with a parrot surrounded by fruit trees. Engraved on the bottom, â€śpatented March 24, 1868 and Feb 17, 1874.â€ť Measures 7.5â€ť x 2.5â€ť x 1.5.â€ť DATE: Circa 1874.
Green Pipe and Case, bakelite or similar plastic. The 1â€ť bowl is decorated with tiny colored rhinestones, The shank is 4-3/4.â€ť The case is faux snakeskin lined in white fur and silk. Made in Austria.
Cigarette Holder, 15â€ť opera length, ebonite w/brass metal tips, decorated w/etchings of smoke curl and flowers. DATE: 1920s.
Mini Heart Cigarette Lighter, nickel silver over brass w/a heavily embossed motif of leaves and scrolls. The front of the heart has a second very tiny heart shaped mirror. A tiny center knob at the top swings open from the side exposing the lighter. 1-1/4â€ť at its widest and 1-1/2â€ť high.
Betty Boop Butler Cigarette Stand, a 30â€ť wood cut out, painted in the traditional Betty Boop colors of red and black, a red dress, lips and earrings and black hair, facial features, heels and garter. The animated cartoon character was originally created as a French poodle in 1930 and became a human character in 1932. In the 1930s it was common to see this style cigarette stand of popular comic book characters. DATE: Mid to late 1930s.
Temperance Pin, silver WCTU 2 piece Pin. Pin back piece says â€śWTCUâ€ť and hanging piece says, â€śOratorical Prize.â€ť Measures 1â€ť x 3/4.â€ť The Womenâ€™s Christian Temperance Union was formed in 1874. Behind the WCTU's temperance reform was "protection of the home." The slogan "For God and Home and Native Land," later changed to "Every Land" expressed the WCTU's priorities. Through education and example the WCTU hoped to obtain pledges of total abstinence from alcohol, and later also tobacco and other drugs.
Round pink organdy cover w/soft gathers and the raised face of a flapper in the center. She has short curly brown hair, wears a cream cloche w/a a wide light blue satin headband w/a large bow at the side. She has large blue eyes and Cupidâ€™s Bow lips. 16â€ť D with two rows of trim, one cream lace and one the blue ribbon.
Purple with white lace trim, flapper in a wide brimmed pink hat 14â€ť D.