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1910s

Happy children posing in historical vignettes from themed birthday parties, ca. 1910-1915, likely in New Jersey. From a "baby book" recording events in the life of one Helen Mary Stratz, born March 6, 1906, near Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
March 11, 2010
or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry. A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection, highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson, who describes the object more completely, below.  Author:            Martin, John, 1865-1947. Title:             The read out loud books Published:         New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
October 23, 2008
A set of 5 (out of 6 published) titles in the Captain Ginger series, written by Isabel Anderson and published in 1910 & 1911. (Boston : C.M. Clark). These copies were the author's own, specially bound in limp suede covers.
May 1, 2008
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