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Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Account book for a Wilmington, Delaware, dry goods store

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0001

Daybook for an unidentified store located in Wilmington, Delaware, focusing on the sale of textiles and other dry goods. The daybook consists of daily transactions with names, items, and additional notes added in.

Dates: 1859 September 30-1865

Album of late nineteenth-century chromolithographic trade cards and printed ephemera

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0047

This album bears an inscription on the first page, “For Mother, From Austin, With Kindish Christmas Greetings” and is predominantly comprised of chromolithographic trade cards, many originating from businesses in Philadelphia and St. Louis.

Dates: 1880-1890

American and English poetry readings fliers, posters, and cards

Identifier: MSS 0878

This collection of American and English poetry readings fliers, posters, and cards comprises promotional ephemera documenting live poetry events in America and England. The collection contains posters, fliers, postcards, calendars, newsletters, programs and other printed and hand-drawn ephemera documenting the activities of poets, live performance venues, and literary networks largely associated with the California and New York experimental poetry scenes.

Dates: 1951-2011; Majority of material found within 1965-1998

American scrapbook of Victorian chromolithographic art prints

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0035
Abstract The creator of this scrapbook of Victorian art prints is unknown but presumed to be American as many of the images were published by H. Hallett & Co. of Portland, Maine, or by Knapp Co. Lith. for the Sunday Art Supplement to the New York Recorder. The scrapbook features large chromolithographic prints (and cut-out images from prints) of beautiful women, mothers and children, cherubs, flowers and fruit, animals, American characters, and George and Martha...
Dates: 1871-1896

Analytical herbarium : designed for the use of students and private collectors

Identifier: MSS 0095-Item 0035

Analytical Herbarium : Designed for the Use of Students and Private Collectors was published in Farmington, Maine, in 1886 and used to collect botanical samples between May and June 1887.

Dates: 1886-1887

Logbook kept aboard the schooner Arabia

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0164

This logbook chronicles the voyage of the fishing schooner Arabia from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the Western Banks of Newfoundland in September 1908.

Dates: 1908

Arbres de l’Amérique sketchbook

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0187

This volume, entitled “Arbres de l’Amérique,” consists of 157 original pencil drawings (exact copies reduced to one third of the originals) of engraving taken from paintings by P.J. Redouté and Pancrace Bessa done for Francois-Andre Michaux’s North American Sylva, Paris, 1817-1819.

Dates: approximately 1850s

Baltimore Collection

Identifier: GRA 0135

The Baltimore Collection contains fifty-three photographic portraits in several print formats. The majority feature Black individuals, although most of those individuals have not been identified. The photographs were found in Maryland. Several have been determined to have been taken in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1850-1950

Bemerkungen über Abdrucken : Rembrandt

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0760

"Bemerkungen über Abdrucken: Rembrandt" [Remarks on prints: Rembrandt] is an eight-page manuscript of research notes by an unidentified nineteenth-century individual discussing selected Rembrandt prints.

Dates: after 1826

Bookbinding notes

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0906

This cloth-bound carbon typescript, titled Bookbinding notes, was written by an unidentified individual and bears occasional handwritten additions, deletions, and notes.

Dates: circa 1900-1990

British late-Victorian album with "Ally Sloper" characters and other scraps

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0044

This late Victorian-era scrap album, likely made by a young British boy, bears a black lacquered board cover adorned with a hand-painted bouquet of flowers, ferns, and foliage. Contents include die-cut color scraps of animals, flowers, and a color set of characters from "Ally Sloper," the popular Victorian comic strip. A set of colored transfer prints depict fables and nursery rhymes and a set of color-printed square cards depicts the Stations of the Cross.

Dates: approximately 1880s

British scrapbook of the late Regency-early Victorian period

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0041

This early nineteenth-century British scrapbook features both copied and original riddles and poems. Images included in this collection are political cartoons, fashionable ladies and gentlemen, architecture, animals, birds, flowers and fruit. Thematic arrangements of scraps include virtue, marriage, courtship, mourning and the loss of family members.

Dates: approximately 1830-1840

Charles Wright Victorian scrap album

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0034

This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright. The red and black cover with a gold embossed title "Album," features die-cut color scraps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, flowers, cherubs, angels, and children; and visiting cards, prayer cards, and devotional cards.

Dates: 1880

Children's scrapbook belonging to "A.R."

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0026

This nineteenth-century children's scrapbook bears the initials "A.B." and the date 1891 in cross stitch on a small oval canvas label affixed to a red cloth cover. The scrapbook features both German and English trade cards; collectible scraps of flowers, animals, children, and flowers; visiting cards; New Year cards; color printed cartoons of Grimm fairy tales and rhymes in German; and other color printed images.

Dates: approximately 1850-1899

Chinese genre drawings

Identifier: GRA 0110

Two volumes of drawings of Chinese life; on double leaves of pith paper. Some are colored. Bound in silk brocade, typical of albums meant for the western tourist trade.

Dates: circa 1860-1912

Julia Clark letter from Clara

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0088

Letter from "Clara" to her friend, Julia Clark, mainly involving a discussion of Christmas, gifts, and a lost Christmas package from Clara to Ms. Clark.

Dates: 1891 February 3

Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour campaign truck photograph

Identifier: GRA 0099-F0034

In 1924, Republican presidential candidate Calvin Coolidge organized The Lincoln Tour, a 56-day, cross-country road rally of 100,000 automobiles that was designed to be a continuous political parade along the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental road for automobiles in the country. This is a photograph of a truck from the Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes campaign's Lincoln Tour.

Dates: 1924

Page from mid-nineteenth century accounting ledger

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0980

One page from mid-nineteenth century accounting ledger, dating in 1850 which mentions John Owen and Philip Watkins.

Dates: 1850 June 27-August 7

Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection

Identifier: MSS 0574

This Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection includes articles and full page sheets clipped and saved from nineteenth- and twentieth-century published newspapers and periodicals (bulk dates 1950-1969). Housed in 17 folders and one scrapbook, the articles focus on historic structures and locations in Delaware, local politics and people, the Delaware River, transportation, and extreme weather.

Dates: 1818-1973; Majority of material found in 1950-1969

Early twentieth-century British children's scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0038

This early twentieth-century British children's scrapbook, compiled by an unknown child, contains colorful die-cut scraps and collected images of children, flowers, animals, clowns, pastoral scenes, uniformed British military, folktale characters, depictions of children's games, depictions of Santa Claus, and other Christmas scenes.

Dates: approximately 1895-1905

Eclectic nineteenth-century British scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0029
Abstract This eclectically compiled nineteenth-century British scrapbook features collectible scraps of flowers, animals, children, birds, and work scenes; greeting cards; original ink, graphite, and watercolor artwork; material related to British royalty; scenes of famous British places and buildings; and numerous images from varied sources. Several items depict "exotic ethnics," such as a black woman, an "Indian," "Orientals," and "Arabs." Not all of the 36...
Dates: approximately 1865-1890

English physician's manuscript recipe book

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0090

This mid-eighteenth century physician’s notebook, most likely English in origin, contains medicinal and food receipts, prescriptions, and contemporary treatments for several common illnesses.

Dates: circa 1721-1766

Freddie Norman scrap album

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0028

This nineteenth-century scrapbook bears the inscription "Freddie Norman Christmas 1878/ 69 Howe St. / City / from Emmie." The scrapbook features color die-cut images of ladies, children, animals, boats, flowers, birds, famous composers, and seashells.

Dates: 1878

Fred's nineteenth-century British album of scraps and greeting cards

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0039

This nineteenth-century scrap album, apparently compiled by a British child named "Fred," contains colorful scraps of animals, children, British sailors in uniform, rowers, flowers, birds, and other decorative items. There are also a number of small printed images, Bible verses, and Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and birthday greeting cards. The cover of this album is embossed black and gold on red cloth in a Japonesque design of the Aesthetic Movement.

Dates: approximately 1875-1885

German-American manuscript recipe book

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0146

This nineteenth-century German-American manuscript recipe book is written in both languages and contains a variety of food recipes, particularly desserts, as well as several laid-in items like clippings and additional handwritten recipes.

Dates: approximately 1885-1888

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Scrapbooks 16
Printed ephemera 14
Clippings (information artifacts) 13
Recipes 10
Greeting cards 8
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Juvenilia (object genre) 7
Scrapbooks--History--19th century 7
Trade cards (advertising) 7
Drawings (visual works) 6
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century 6
Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century 6
Cookbooks 5
Manuals (instructional materials) 5
Photographs 5
Christmas cards 4
Diaries 4
Fairy tales 4
Paintings (visual works) 4
Poems 4
Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century 4
Visiting cards 4
Watercolors (paintings) 4
Botanical illustration 3
Chromolithographs 3
Cooking, American--History--19th century 3
Easter cards 3
Formulas, recipes, etc 3
Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century 3
Letters (correspondence) 3
Posters 3
Prayers 3
Account books 2
Birthday cards 2
Black-and-white photographs 2
Broadsheet (format) 2
Calendars 2
Calligraphy 2
Cartoons (humorous images) 2
Children--Religious life 2
Collages (visual works) 2
Commonplace books 2
Cooking--History--19th century 2
Daybooks 2
Essays 2
Great Britain--Pictorial works 2
Monarchy--Great Britain--History--19th century 2
Nursery rhymes 2
Papermakers 2
Papermaking--History--20th century 2
Physicians 2
Prints (visual works) 2
Scrapbooks--History--20th century 2
Scrapbooks--United States--History--20th century 2
Seamen 2
Shopkeepers 2
Transcripts 2
Valentines 2
Voyages and travels--History--20th century 2
Weather diaries 2
Actors--19th century--Portraits 1
Actors--20th century--Portraits 1
Actresses--19th century--Portraits 1
Actresses--20th century--Portraits 1
Advertisements 1
Advertising 1
Advertising--United States--History--20th century 1
African American women employees 1
African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons 1
African Americans--Portraits 1
Albumen prints 1
Albums (books) 1
Alternative spaces (Arts facilities) 1
American poetry--20th century 1
American poetry--21st century 1
Anatomy--History--18th century 1
Apprentices 1
Art genres--China 1
Art historians 1
Artists--Delaware--20th century 1
Artists--Portraits 1
Arts facilities 1
Automobiles--United States--History--20th century 1
Awards 1
Ballinasloe (Ireland) 1
Black Arts movement 1
Black Mountain school (Group of poets) 1
Blacks--Portraits 1
Bookbinders 1
Bookbinding--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 1
Bookbinding--History--20th century 1
Bookkeeping--History 1
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation--19th century 1
Brochures 1
Cabinet photographs 1
Caernarfon (Wales) 1
Calligraphy (visual works) 1
Caricatures 1
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs) 1
Centers for the performing arts 1
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) 1
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