Archives and Manuscripts #13Published on 23 July 2013
This catalog of 38 interesting items contains original book-related artwork; runs of 19th and early 20th century literary periodicals; albums of interesting vintage photographs; signed manuscripts; hand written letters; and other curiosities and finds.
Some highlights include:
-A fantastic assortment of 3-D nude stereographic slides from the 1950s, including a contemporary stereographic viewfinder
-A scrapbook dedicated to Hollywood's original Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow
-Photos and ephemera concerning Western author Zane Grey
-A collection of over 200 British Rave flyers from the mid 1990's
-A classic Luristan bronze short sword from the early first millennium B.C.
THE HIGH LIFE IN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA - Vintage Magazines Listing from oldimprints.com June 2013Published on 30 May 2013
Catch a glimpse of the high life and fixations enjoyed in the first decades of twentieth century America as depicted within the pages of numerous publications featured in our current listing of Vintage Magazines.
Country Life in America
** Become enthralled as you visit "Characteristic Pasadena Homes" in the scarce 1909 magazine-format New Year's Number published by the Pasadena Daily News; the seven page article features black and white images of Pasadena's Arts and Crafts homes and the surrounding landscapes, many with their blue-chip owners duly noted.
**View the elegant fashions and cars splashed before readers of Harper's Bazaar, luxuries still being consumed in Depression-era America by many of the magazine's tony readers.
**Explore the advertising pages of Country Life in America, a formidable resource for trends in architecture and the rural life-style of the wealthy (think dogs, horses, and electrical novelties) in the early decades of the past century.
Archives and Manuscripts #12Published on 12 March 2013
An assortment of 35 unique items including original book-related artwork; large runs of periodicals devoted to children's literature, science, the early days of television, and typography and design; albums of interesting vintage photographs; original handwritten and typed manuscripts; and other curiosities and finds, spanning such diverse subjects as art, baseball, the American Civil War, African-Americana, exploration, mathematics, music, travel, and both World Wars.[...] Read more