Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad.
(Selected images from a saleman’s sample book:
Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories
by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892)
Shopping for modern home furnishings in the Beinecke Digital Library
From the Beinecke Digital Library
First photo and two photos above: (Van Vechten Photographs) Used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; the permission of the Trust is required to reprint or use Van Vechten photographs in any way. To contact the Trust email: Van Vechten Trust.
A marvelous volume from a genre of speculative lunar travel around the turn
of the 20th century:
Ville D’Avray, A. de. Voyage dans la lune avant 1900. Paris: Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, 1892.
Starring M. Baboulifiche and his manservant, Papavoine:
They encounter lizards hiding in mussel shells:
A moon cyclops who steals their umbrella:
But then they take a ride on moon bats to Saturn:
where they encounter much more friendly natives:
Before, well . . . being eaten alive by lizards, but that image is a bit too ghastly to post.
Six issues of a poetry pamphlet series published in Lisbon, Portugal just prior to the revolution of 1910.
[The title translates roughly as “The people’s court”.]
Newly added titles by Raymond Pettibon to the growing collection
in the Beinecke Library (50 +).
These books also feature the work of Nelson Tarpenny.
Titles in a series of educational books for children published in the early 1940s by the Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.