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Phoebe Watson

Image of Phoebe Watson standing outdoors wearing a feathered hat and formal cloak.

Maines Pincock Family

Prayer book

Item is a manuscript prayer book dating back to 1783. Acting as a small mass book, the prayer book serves partly as a table of contents by describing the kinds of prayers included as well as the inclusion of an index. On the front cover page there is a caption that reads "Together put for me, Johann Lorentz Garle from Knigswehrt. F.A.B." Along with the prayers, there are also coloured, hand-drawn illustrations (Fraktur art) of various religious figures in ink and watercolour with caption written under neath in Latin. Some of the figure include S. Cunigunta, Christus in Horto, Conceptio B.A. Maria, S. Iosephus.

Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

Dare Foods Limited

Soapine advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Soapine by Kendall Manufacturing Company of Providence Rhode Island and illustrated by Charlotte Perkins Gilman showing a woman from behind dusting figurines that spell out Soapine on a mantel piece. Verso reads "Cleanliness in the house, laundry, kitchen and workshop is best secured by the use of Soapine. All wise people continue to use it after one trial. Kendall Mfg. Co. Established 1827. Providence, R.I."

Litchfield Steam Laundry letterhead

Correspondence from Litchfield Steam Laundry of Litchfield, Illinois. The letterhead shows women at work in the laundry engaged in tasks such as using washing drums, pressing, and folding clothes. The letter reads "...from 40 to 69 lbs. Also, the water is clear now to what is was one month ago. It is also a compound which if you would let stand one month no settling would be acceptable. But hoping you have a machine which can master it. [illegible] yours truly, Hugh Snell"

Sims, Jemima to Harvey J. Sims.

On hearing a report that Harvey had been struck by a ball, Jemima advises him strongly to give up football as "beneath the dignity of a practicing [sic] barrister" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Nikolskoye Nov. 20, 1930.

File consists of 1 portrait of Harry Byers and an unidentified man posing in a studio prop of an automobile. Byers is drinking something from a bottle. Caption on the verso reads: "Nikolskoye Nov. 20: 30. Holy smokes here we come 2 the 4 Horseman give us room. Now if I only had our radiator cap - I'd show you some speed. My American friend with me."

Byers, Harry J.

White Mop Wringer Co. advertisement

Advertisement trade card for the White Mop Wringer Company of Fultonville, N.Y. Serving as a business card for representative M.D. Alger. Recto shows a woman using a mop wringer and the verso shows illustrations of two mop wringers, one for family use and the other for hotel use.

Sims, Rella May to Harvey J. Sims.

Waterloo: letter addressed to Harvey in Forest, relaying all the family news, describing their mother's reaction to a newspaper report that Harvey had almost drowned (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sapolio advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Sapolio showing three women washing dishes with the caption "Wash dishes with Sapolio." Verso reads "There is no one article known that will do so many kinds of work in and about the house and do it so well as Enoch Morgan's Sons Sapolio. (Each cake is wrapped in Tin Foil, and surrounded with Ultramarine Blue-Band, and bears the above device) always note this. A cake of Sapolio, a bowl of water and a brush, cloth or sponge will make house cleaning a quick and easy job, will clean paint and all painted surfaces, will clean marble, mantles, tables and statuary, will clean oil-cloths, floors, shelves, etc., will clear bath tubs, wash basins, etc., will clean crockery, glassware, etc., will clean kitchen utensils, of all kinds, will clean windows without splashing of water, will polish tin, brass and copperware, will polish knives as you wash them, will polish all metal surfaces and will clean all household articles and is better and cheaper than soap, emery, rotten stone, etc. John Wanamaker, Grad Depot, Phila."

Sweeperette advertisement

Die cut card showing five women behind a fence with a caption reading "The look well on the fence! Much better on the other side. This road leads to success used by the million." The verso shows the backs of the women, each of whom are holding a Sweeperette sweeper. Verso reads "always in the push our Sweeperette. Sweeperette Company 76 5th Ave. New York Grand Rapids, Mich."

Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

Rieder and Anthes family

McDonald, Zella Dexter

Photograph of Zella Dexter McDonald posed for the camera with left hand at back of head, on the edge of a bed. She is seen in what may be Romani inspired dress and is wearing multiple bracelets and necklaces.

Rieder and Anthes family

Victoria Park trees

Photograph of trees, one with a stump seat, in Victoria Park. A wrought iron bench and lampposts are visible in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Step by step instructions for preparing Harvey's new house for occupancy, starting with liming the cellar and ending with papering and decorations (includes envelope).

Sims family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of tree-lined west pathway, along lake's edge in Victoria Park. The crossed legs and feet of a seated man appear immediately at left, and a group walking toward Roos Island bridge are visible further down the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified group.

Studio group portrait of an unidentified group posed with Asian objects and wearing Asian inspired clothing. A child and two adults, one of whom is holding an open umbrella, are seen standing and looking off camera behind a seated woman, holding a fan on lap who is looking directly at the camera.

Schantz Russell Family

Scenes during seance

Image of three people looking at the camera while seated with hands on a round table. The person at center has wide, seemingly startled, eyes. Blurry shapes are visible at the edges of the photo.

Maines Pincock Family

Tree Ball Washing advertisement

Tree Ball Washing crystal advertisement trade card showing an illustration of three women washing, hanging out, and ironing laundry. The women are accompanied by a dog and a bird in a cage. Verso reads "Nellie - mama, shall I go for the washerwoman, as you have been sick lately and are not able to do the washing? Mother - Oh no, my dear child, you just go to our grocer and get me a large 5 cents package of the Three Ball Washing Crystal, it makes washing so easy that no washwoman is required. Manufactured by C.H. Fischer & Co., New York"

Unidentified man.

A cabinet card photograph of an unidentified man standing by a chair indoors from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Lawson [Byers?] placing roses on William Byers' grave.

Snapshot of a young boy identified as Lawson, placing flowers on William Byers' grave. Explanation on verso reads: "This is Lawson putting the bunch of roses he had for his christining [sic] on his Uncle Will's grave. The words on the stone are 'In loving memory of Wm C. Byers born August 1, 1885, died August 13, 1921', the circle 'Woodmen of the World' his lodge."

Byers, Harry J.

Helen Bawman.

Snapshot of Helen Bawman in front of a home with a carpet bag.

Byers, Harry J.

SAS Kansas City : plate 1157, January 3, 1928.

Group portrait of Harry Byers (front row, centre) with and what appears to be his Kansas Sweeney Tractor Machine Company class. There is a banner above the class that says "SAS Kansas City" [Sweeney Automobile School], and Harry Byers is holding a sign that says "Plate 1157 Jan. 3, 1928."

Byers, Harry J.

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Aberdeen: he has been to Oban and Insch, "called on old people to find out about my father, mother and relatives but could find no one who could remember that far back., that is 75 years ago" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Scenes during seance

Image of an adult and child seated with hands on a round table in a home while another adult, seated at left, calmly looks at the camera. White blurry lines, often understood by practitioners as the result of ectoplasm, are visible across most of the photo, preventing a clear view of those seated at the table.

Maines Pincock Family

Empire Wringer advertisement

Advertisement trade card showing a woman seated using a clothes wringer while a man stands next to her holding a tennis racket and a cat stands at her feet. The caption reads "George: Come into the garden Maud. Maud: Wait George until I finish these clothes it won't take three minutes with this new Empire Wringer. "Verso reads ""You can do twice the work! And no more labor required. Our ""purchase gear"" reduces the labor one-half! By giving added power, and the strength thus saved every week is worth much more than the small additional cost. The gears and bearings of rolls need no oil, so cannot soil or grease the clothes the crank is not attached to either roll, as in other wringers, thus saving wear or rolls and cost of repairs. The rolls are solid white rubber. Empire wears longest and is warranted against defects. Look for brass bushing on the crank journal: our latest improvement. Use the Empire Wringer - will pay for itself. For sale by S.A. Ball, Le Roy, N.Y."""

Schneider Avenue from Victoria Park gate

Photograph of Schneider Avenue taken from stone gates at Victoria Park entrance. Leafy trees, wooden electrical poles and pedestrian sidewalks line the length of the residential street.

Schantz Russell Family

Winter scene

Photograph of a winter scene with trees surrounding track-spotted snow.

Schantz Russell Family

Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, Harry J.

Snapshot of three men loading a shotgun. The men are identified on the verso of the photograph as Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, and Harry J. [Byers] (at right).

Byers, Harry J.

Byers family snapshot.

Snapshot of members of the Byers family with Harry Byers at left.

Back row: Harry Byers, unidentified woman, unidentified man, [Helen Bawman (nee Byers)?], unidentified man, Fred Byers.

Front row: unidentified child, unidentified child, unidentified child.

Byers, Harry J.

French Laundry and Soapine advertisement

French Laundry and Soapine advertisement trade card illustrated by Charlotte Perkins Gilman showing a young woman standing in a frame holding a washing board and a box of soap. The frame is held up on either side by two young men standing on upside down washing buckets that read Soapine. "Verso reads ""French Laundry is the best soap ever made for all purposes. It is the oldest popular soap, having outlived all its rivals. It has won its way into public favor solely on its merits, and thousands of families who are now using it would not be without it. One trial with convince you. Soapine is the best article known for the laundry and general household use. Use no soap, sal soda, borax, washing crystals or other preparations with it. For washing dishes, glassware, silverware, milk cans, dairy utensils, windows, marble, paint or oil cloth, and house cleaning, use Soapine. Kendall Mfg. Co. Established 1827 Providence, R.I."""

Scenes during seance

Image of William Cartheuser seated with Colleen Gildner leaning against his lap. Crouching at their side is Minnie Maines and standing behind them is Fred Maines. Jenny Pincock is seated at right, partially blurred, looking over at the group, while taking notes.

Maines Pincock Family

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including view of Swan Island. Smoke tower from old glue factory partially visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Group at snowdrift

Photograph of group of four dressed in winter coats and wearing snowshoes seen next to and top of a windswept snowdrift.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking directly at camera in hair short bangs and a high bun.

Schantz Russell Family

Group standing in front of a Russian train.

Informal group portrait of 2 men identified as Kelly and Showen, 2 other unidentified men, and 1 unidentified woman. Letter on verso reads: "This we had taken just as we were leaving for Vladivostok after spending the 4th of July here. The fellow between Kelly & Showen works in the Cater [?] office here & thats Kellys flame he's holding onto. Bud."

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified men from behind.

Photograph of two unidentified men standing outdoors with their backs to the camera. Person on right is wearing a jumpsuit that reads: "Gats Service. HA. 7770. HA. 0825."

Byers, Harry J.

Group at Swope Park.

Snapshot of Violet Byers and two unidentified men behind a picnic sign at Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Byers, Harry J.

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