Raritäten und Preziosen. Bleibende Werte im Wandel der ZeitPublished on 17 Nov. 2011
Maps, prints, drawings, watercolours and beautiful books from the history of Bavaria, among them famous works by Wilhelm von Kobell, Simon Warnberger, Carl Friedrich Heinzmann, Carl August Lebschée, Eberhard Emminger, Gustav Kraus and Lorenzo Quaglio.[...] Read more
Products for the Home 1920s through 1950sPublished on 23 Aug. 2011
Catalogues, pamphlets and brochures for a wide variety of home products: practical items such as plumbing fixtures, millwork, hardware, and various building materials (e.g. brick, marble) as well as catalogues and brochures promoting products that add the final touch to interior décor: booklets detailing wall paper and paint products, furniture and accessories, curtains, light fixtures, small appliances, etc. Of particular interest from a social history standpoint are the pamphlets and brochures that target the female consumer. There are a considerable number of these; they serve to illustrate the power and peril associated with choosing home products that must, by necessity, fulfill functional demands while comporting to an understood "refined taste."[...] Read more
MERCHANDISING IN AMERICA 1930s to 1950s: EPHEMERAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE GREETING CARD, STATIONERY & PRINTING BUSINESSESPublished on 13 May 2011
"MERCHANDISING IN AMERICA 1930s to 1950s: EPHEMERAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE GREETING CARD, STATIONERY & PRINTING BUSINESSES" is our latest catalog list of quirky periodicals and booklets...just 15 items that open a window onto the retailers' constant conundrum: how to get the public to BUY!
For example, suggestions advanced in an article in the 1950 edition of The Modern Card Shop "Can Music Sell Greeting Cards?" include Muzak as an aid to sales; ("Each [Muzak] franchise has its own studios and operators for sending out the programs to local subscribers over leased, wide-range telephone lines" etc.) These uncommon trade publications provide an invaluable research resource, with a wealth of striking graphic material.
LA LOMBARDIA DALLO STATO DI MILANO AL REGNO LOMBARDO VENETOPublished on 01 Jan. 1970
La Lombardia – Dallo Stato di Milano al Regno Lombardo Veneto è in primis un catalogo di vendita, ma una volta che lo si sfoglia si evolve in un entusiasmante e complesso racconto cartografico in grado di esprimere l'evoluzione storiografica del nostro territorio e non solo.[...] Read more