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A noteworthy original document archive of Southern Pacific Co. (Pacific System) circulars, memos, bills of lading, in-house memos, and letters detailing the activities of the freight, passengers, and frequent problems at the Gervais, Oregon rail station from 1889-1893. The Portland & Willamette Railway Gervais Station, operating under the Oregon & California Railway as the Eastside line, had only been acquired by the Southern Pacific in 1887, and as evidenced by the documentation focused on shipping agricultural products, livestock, timber, and furniture, as well as operating a money transfer system for Wells, Fargo & Co. The approximately 300 documents and manuscripts show the frequency of contacts from the main offices in San Francisco, CA & Portland, OR, the types of customers, customer complaints, mistakes by station agents, and the frequent mentions of newly opened segments of the fast expanding Southern Pacific at the end of the 19th Century].

RAILROAD -- SOUTHERN PACIFIC ARCHIVE]. [RECTOR, E.L. (Gervais Station Agent).] Thick 4to. 12.3 x 11.5 in. [542 pp (unpaginated mylar sleeves, many containing multiple pages, or documents).] Over 300 original Southern Pacific in-house documents, including mimeographs, typescript copies, pencil & ink manuscript on printed forms, bills-of-lading, invoices, consignment, and in-house Southern Pacific memos, some TLS & AlS, a few on ruled paper w/ company letterhead (some with light damage, occasional dampstaining to corners, some soiling, occasional tears, some mimeograph pieces w/ fading), still a VG archive of original documents. Preserved in recent 3-ring binder, and nearly all the pieces sleeved separately. This remarkable archive records the efforts of the Southern Pacific Railroad two years after they acquired the Oregon & California Railroad to streamline, professionalize, raise revenue, and reduce costs in their many stations through their station agents. More significantly since nearly all of Gervais, OR was destroyed by a fire in 1902, leaving only two business buildings surviving largely as smoking ruins, much of the original documents from the 19th century detailing the commerce, residents, and growing businesses were lost. The 1889 documents in this group encompass updated rules and compliance issues with freight handling, ensuring of the proper stamps and classifications for freight, baggage, and express, as well as tracking down the correct paperwork for delivering received goods. This can be seen in Sept. 17, 1889 with SP memo requesting lost waybill for Mr. Mitchell to confirm he was the owner of an order of Hill Bros. box of hats to be delivered. Economic activity and goods can also be tracked by live stock contracts and bills of lading for hogs shipped by F. Buskey in Gervais, OR, signed livestock contract with John McKeown June 17, 1889 for shipping 11 cows and 6 calves at $ 21.00 per livestock car (No. 500), and even the delivery of a sewing machine for Mrs. C. Darst of Gervais from the New Home Sewing Machine Co. in Oct., 1889. Shrinkage, or theft also appears to have been an ongoing issue, as the Nov. 16, 1891 shortage report notes missing spikes, oil coats, bedding, and entire band saw, stove pipes, and kegs of baking powder, as well as a subtle hint to the employees of the Portland & Willamette Valley Railway that they couldn't just wire daily for "missing supplies," and that they needed greater planning forethought in order to supply their respective stations.The many shipping orders, bills of lading, and other documents show the types of freight moving through the Gervais station, including furniture, hops, wheat, cattle, mohair, beer, empty beer kegs, sugar kegs, lumber, coffee, corn, sulfur, corn meal, tea, salt, earthenware, coffee mills, axes, cultivators, shovels, plows, wheels, shafts, and even spring wagons. Frequent notes about hops and beer show the economic influence of the brewing industry on the West Coast at the time, including Circular No. F62 1/2 that all hops must be shipped only in closed box cars with metal roofs, and under no circumstances shipped in combination cars; a Nov. 18, 1891 TLS mimeograph from the Eugene Station that C.J. Mitchel has the shipping receipts for the 180 bales of hops sent to Lilenthal & Co., and a request to Mrs. A. Becker to prove ownership of 1 bale of malt consigned by Casper Becker to they can be delivered by the Southern Pacific. An especially detailed mimeograph manuscript memo dated 1891 details the waybilling of Empty Beer Kegs, and the individual breweries to which they are being sent, including the John Wieland Brewery, Fredericksburg Brewery, United States Brewery, Chicago Brewery, Willows Brewery, Pacific Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Oakland Brewery, Hofburg Brewery, and the South San Francisco Brewery issued by C.J. Wilder, freight auditor. Southern Pacific maintained strict auditing control of the books by their station agents, and often sent missives to Rector (fl. 1880-1895), their Gervais, OR station agent, including notes that he had failed to carry a Tonnage Report into the Recapitulation accounting with other freight causing a large discrepancy in July, 1890, failing to fill out the proper Memo No. 168 in Jan., 1891; and a decidedly brisk letter from Fields, the Portland Office Superintendent as Circular No. 81 to all the O&C RR Southern Pacific agents that "all new assistants, clearks, or students allowed access to books and/or monies" must gain permission from Fields prior to hiring, or allowing access; as well as mimeograph letter to Gervais agent that they were not filling out their debit and credits properly for reports, and others. Also included are Circulars specifying how to apply Berth Paster coupons to tickets for Second Class passenger berths heading to California; directing agents to crack down on those holding leases to SP Company grounds for warehouses, or lumber yards refusing to pay their bills; all mail must be handled without delay and before express, freight, or baggage items; and even directing in 1892 that all personal passenger baggage weighing over 250 lbs. will not be accepted for transportation as baggage and must be shipped as express or freight. Frequent memos note changes in tariffs, local tariffs, tariffs affecting shipments to Mexico, such as those on the Southern Pacific & Mexican Central Railway Co. lines; the SP rates of exchange between Mexican and U.S. currencies; and also that agents from other railroads such as the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway cannot receive the names of the Southern Pacific East coast hop buyers. Frequent memos are sent concerning the opening of new stations, and newly completed lines and distances, such as the new agents on the Sa Ramon Branch line with new agents at Danville and Walnut Creek; newly determined distances along the SP line from Yuma to Gila City, including Yuma, Ivalon, araby, Blaisdell and Gila City; of announcement in June, 1892 of the newly opened section of the San Joaquin Division line between Collis
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An exceptional archive of sail plans, blueprints, hull body plans, specifications, manuscript documents, clippings, autographed letters, and other documents tracing the Mabry’s career as a draftsman and naval architect with some of the greatest yacht racing designers and shipbuilders on the East and West Coasts through the first four decades of the 20th century, including William Gardner, John G. Alden, and partnering with William Lambie of Los Angeles].

YACHTING -- MARINE ARCHITECTURE]. MABRY, Curtis Darling; LAMBIE, William; GARDNER, William; ALDEN, John G. (Naval Architects). 24 cyanotype blueprints, diazo blueprints, manuscript blueprints on linen oilskin paper, some on glassine, sized from 11.5 x 12.5 in. up to 27 x 94 in., w/ several sized primarily between 16 x 27.75 in. to 22 x 48 in., nearly all w/ draftsman specifications w/in the image, many w/ pencil or grease pencil annotations and/or markings at margins of blueprints, or on versos, several signed w/in image, and separately by Mabry (chipping & edgewear to most, the largest piece on glassine diazo paper is quite fragile and chipped, w/ minor losses, many w/ minor closed tears, a couple w/ slight fading), still VG- grouping. Eighteen "Specifications & Block Lists," most folio. 11 x 13 in., some typescript, others mimeographed, and several blueprint, w/ nearly all clasped at upper margin: C, 14 leaves; 42 leaves; E, 38 leaves; 14, [1] leaves; [2], 8 leaves; [15 leaves (unnumbered).] - 2 copies; [5 leaves (unnumbered).]; [5 leaves (unnumbered).]; 7, [2] leaves; [6 leaves (unnumbered).]; 5, [1] leaves; [2], 25, 4 leaves -- 2 copies; 2, 8 leaves; 8 leaves; 10 leaves; 5 leaves (nearly all stapled to backing paper as issued. File folder containing over 50 offprint clippings for sail plans, newspaper clippings, 4 TLS & ALS (2 on letterhead), 1 5 x 7 in. photo of Mabry, and more. These extraordinary sail plans, designs, specifications, and clippings trace the career arc of a marine architect career with some of the most significant yacht and ship designers in New York and Boston, and Southern California. Mabry (1882-1949) launched his career with the storied Gardner & Cox Naval Architects of New York, later William Gardner, as chief draftsman, and later inspector for the firm. He was responsible for designing the earliest version of the Star Class keelboat which produced a large chunk of the top U.S. sailors for years, and served as pipeline for training America's Cup Racers, as one of the older one-design classes. His initial design made its regatta debut on Long Island in the Spring of 1907, which was then adapted by storied designer Francis Sweisguth who adapted the size of the hull and sail plan. This archive includes the blueprint Hull Body Plan, Lines, and Sail Plan for the Cyric, a Class "S" 32 foot sloop built for Eldon H. Trimingham, which raced for the LIpton Cup on Gravesend Bay, and later carried the Trimingham colours until the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club brought in a fleet of seven one-design sloops in 1925. It later raced in the 1930 International Yacht Races. Also included are the Block List, Body Plan, and Lines for Hull No. 254 by Gardner which was a 46 foot Class "S" finished in 1912 originally for Seward Prosser who also owned the yacht Constance. Of additional significance are the Hull Plans and Specifications for the Larchmont "O" Class sloops built in 1917 with six sister ships -- Georgia, Varuna, Nimbus, Grey Dawn, Maisie, and Betty with all except for the Varuna fitted with Gaff rigs. The Varuna fitted with a groundbreaking Marconi Rig proved to be the fastest design at the close of World War I. The tragic Sea Call, one of yachting's greatest schooners as well as one of its greatest lost opportunities is well represented here including the Main Mast Head, Mizzen Mast Head, Sail Plan designs, together with the typescript Block List. In the design Gardner specified a combination of vanadium steel and monel metal which resulted in violent electrolysis and within three weeks of her first sea trial the decision was made to scrap her. She was designed to hold 10-12 guests, with a private owner's deckhouse. During World War I subsequent to working on the Larchmont "O" Class for Gardner, Mabry contracted with J.F. Duthne & Co. in Seattle as chief draftsman, and after the War set up in Los Angeles as a Naval Architect. While working for the Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., he drafted the designs, and plans for the Steamers "Yale" & "Harvard" which had originally served as coastal steamers for the Admiral Line with the Pacific Steamship Co., and taken into Government Service during World War I, and then purchased and rebuilt by Harry & Ralph Chandler forming the LS Steamship Co. and operating subsequently as popular steamships on the Pacific Coast. SS Yale was later scrapped in 1949. Included with this archive is a manuscript Hull Design signed by Mabry. In 1925, he also designs the plan for a Los Angeles Fireboat, with manuscript plan and Mabry's signature included here dated June 13, 1925. He then contracts with the famed yacht designer John G. Alden in Boston. Specifications for No. 274, the Waterline Auxiliary Ketch "Danai" which was designed and built in 1926, built by Kenneth McAlpine of Shelbourne, N.S., Canada, and was later renamed Wawa, Valdora, Nira, and Polaris. Of significance is the specifications for Hull No. 435 "Puritan" designed by Mabry and commissioned by Edward Brown, and built as a 126 foot gaff-rigged schooner. The Yacht still serves as a charter vessel with the Classic Yacht Experience after extended refit in 2015. Sometime between 1929 and 1930, Mabry partners with noted Southern California Naval Architect, William Lambie, and their partnership would last about two years. The pair would design many power yacht designs, including a fast 88 foot cruiser, a 55 foot schooner, a cruiser for N. Paul Whittier of Hollywood, CA, and 110 foot steel auxiliary schooner for H. Wilhelm Rohl, who also owned at the time the famed Te Vega yacht. They may be best remembered for designing the glass bottomed "Phoenix" the popular sightseeing side-wheeler paddle boat for tourists sightseeing over the undersea gardens of Santa Catalina Island. Lambie (1886-1963) was a Scottish-American Southern California naval architect who had worked with Southwestern Shipbuilding, then with the Seacraft Corporation, and well known as the designer of the popular Lambie propellers whose efficiency was first recognized when installed on the SS Catalina. The letters included in this archive reflect the
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Scenes shot in Saipan; Okinawa, R.I. [Two extraordinary photo albums documenting the efforts of the 806th Aviation Engineer Battalion constructing heavy bomber airfields for B-29s to launch bombing raids on Japan directly in the last 15 months of World War II. While overcoming materials shortages, Dengue fever, and ongoing battle operations against Japanese defenders, the compiler meticulously annotates nearly all 583 photographs with extensive manuscript. Locations, fellow engineers and servicemen, U.S.O. entertainment troupes, the B-29 aircraft, battle damage, and the surviving natives on both islands following the battles to take both islands are all identified].

WORLD WAR II -- PHOTO ALBUMS]. Two vols. 4to. [130; 140 pp (unpaginated).], on ruled paper, most w/ blank protective sheets inserted between mounted photographs. With 268; 315 silver gelatin photographs (23 in colour) mounted either w/ small pieces of tape at corners, or black photo corners, sized from 2.5 x 4 in. up to 8 x 10 in., majority sized 2.5 x 4 in., some composing panoramic photos up to 15 in. long, nearly all identified in neat draftsman script below, or beside the images, and nearly all with negative numbers (except when compiler indicates that negative no longer exists); 3 large folding maps (w/ routes identified in colour, Saipan map w/ extensive manuscript notes). Uniformly bound in gray-green cloth 3-ring binders, lettering on front covers in manuscript, illustration on vol. I of bomber coming in for landing on tropical island (minor wear & rubbing, wear to corners, some sheets w/ gutter margin holes w/ tears, some repaired, minor toning, occasional offsetting), still an excellent set, w/ nearly all photos with very good contrast and content. These exceptionally well-documented photo albums record the efforts of the 806th Aviation Engineer Battalion to construct and support airfields for B-29 bombers on Saipan and Okinawa to aid in the massive 20th Air Force campaign to bombard the Japanese homeland. The 806th Engineer Aviation Battalion was activated in Puerto Rico in 1942 and by July 31, 1944 the group had reached Saipan to begin the backbreaking effort to produce runways from coral. The compiler includes photos showing the storage areas, hospital tents dubbed "Dengue Hill" treating Dengue fever patients, the American Red cross tents, medical officers, along with images of the 2nd Marine Division Red Beach cemetery along the beach road. Working conditions were brutal with heat, disease, along with coral which destroyed machinery, and so the 806th was constantly scrounging for scrap lumber which the narrator notes was "a pet racket with me, 500 board feet comprised a load;" welding and harvesting high grade steel on a converted Japanese locomotive on the Back & Forth Empty RR of Saipan, Inc. set up by the engineers; as well as a downed plane that literally 1000s of GI's and aviators on Saipan visited to strip parts from the wings to make wrist watch bands. The dogged inventiveness of the 806th was remarkable, including the wind-powered washing machine connected to a large windmill; salvaging of Japanese drums of high octane gas to mix with Bunker Coal road oil to create fuel to maintain the running of the trucks to the coral quarry; building supply and motor pool sheds with burlap bag sides, reusing Army truck tarps for roofs, and framework made of Japanese railroad rails when they ran low on acetylene. On Oct. 12, 1944 the first B-29 lands on the newly constructed landing strip, followed by 100s more, with photos showing returning B-29s from bombing runs on Tokyo, close up photo of pin-up art on bomber nose of "Fools Paradise" which at the time had a record of 34 bombing runs; as well as images of a Hellcat fighter plane being towed up hill to the landing strips, and the B-29 bomb dump only a quarter mile from the compiler's office. The photos also depict Garapan after being destroyed during the battle for Saipan and being rebuilt, the ice house constructed to supply ice to the US forces on the Island, building an Officer's club and even Betty Hutton and other U.S.O. performers staging a show in decidedly primitive conditions for the troops. In June, 1945, the 806th was dispatched to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands along with 25 other Aviation Engineer Battalions to begin build B-29 superfortress airfields across Okinawa offering an advance base for stepped-up bombing campaign leading to the planned invasion of Japan. The battle for Okinawa had already stretched from April 1st, and would continue for two more months after the 806th and compatriots began working to construct facilities and airfields. The album opens with photos of the destroyed city of Naha, Judo Palace which barely survived the battles, the one surviving generating station (probably only) of the Naha Power & Light Company. Included as well are photos of the 806th Battalion supply offices, structures, power plant, and vehicles. This album focuses heavily on the surviving Okinawa natives and culture, as well as detailing the changes wrought by the engineers, including photos of trees carefully pruned for decades being removed for the construction of the Futema Air Strips, and control tower erected by the 806th. Also included are images of temples, Japanese Okinawa roads moved and rebuilt, many different natives walking and farmily alongside the roads, planting of rice, terracing fields, the battle-damaged Shuri Castle where caves and bunkers had been dug into the hillsides beneath, and even photo of a Japanese casualty 6 months after the battle for Okinawa. The compiler notes that Japanese and native Okinawa women vastly outnumbered the surviving men on the island, and has also included photos of historic graves for western soldiers buried between 1850-1853 from Commodore Perry's squadron; cemetery for the 96th infantry, and the damaged structures and shipping from a typhoon blowing through hurling ships and dry dock onto the beaches. This album closes with several photos of U.S.O. troupe featuring Charlie Ruggles & Mary Brian entertaining the 806th Engineers Sept. 27, 1945, whose group included the comely and attractive Lillias Gilbert, as well as the flexible Virginia Carroll (1913-2009). Ruggles & Brian were shown the Enola Gay by Colonel Paul Tibbets the day after the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The 806th would remain in Okinawa after the surrender signing in August, 145 until March, 1946. Despite close reading and extensive research we were unable to pin down the identity of the compiler as he consistently refers to himself in images as "Me," "Myself," and various pet names by other officers and Army personnel for him.
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Before the Commissioner General of Immigration, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Commerce and Labor. In the matter of the application of Sunouchi Kazunobu, a Japanese alien, for admission into the United States.

JAPANESE-AMERICANS -- HAWAII]. SUNOUCHI, Kazunobu & YAMANE, Uichi. 4to. 10, [1] leaves, mimeographed on thin typescript paper, fold creases at center, old rust marks at upper fore-edge corner for front & back leaves from removed paperclip, still a VG exemplar. Mimeographed copy of this immigration application appeal for the entry of Kazunobu Sunouchi, a Japanese paper dealer, and brother-in-law to the noted Honolulu merchant and real estate developer Uichi Yamane, into the United States from Japan in 1912. This appeal to the denied application for entry shows the repeated and willful blindness by the Immigration Inspector (Inspector Farmar) in purposefully trying to confuse both the Japanese-English interpreter, as well as Kazunobu Sunouchi when trying to enter the United States in Honolulu. During the interview Inspector Farmar repeatedly tries to impede and explore the nature of the Yamane store, and possible employment, for which Sunouchi did not have the correct answers, so the Inspector thought he was not only lying, but that "the dignity of the United States officer was being impeached by a trifling miserable Japanese store keeper and in the colloquial of the street told him not to get 'fresh.'" The successful application appeal written by Sunouchi's attorney notes that although the Act of March 26, 1910 prohibits "persons, hereinafter called contract laborers who have been induced or solicited to emigrate by offers or promises of employment," this was not the case here and he sites the case of Botis v. Davies, indicating that Sunouchi had come on the promise his brother-in-law would help him get on his feet and open his own store. Sunouchi (1888-1956) operated his General Merchandise Dry Goods store on King Street in Honolulu for years, and even fostered one of the Yamane sons as his own. Yamane (1869-1957) immigrated to Hawaii in 1896, eventually owning and operating U. Yamane, Ltd., one of the largest Japanese-American markets in Honolulu, and successful real estate developer. Should also be noted that his sons successfully served during World War II, including Kazuo Yamane who played a key strategic role in World War II. See: Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii, Directed by Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers (2016).
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Gallery of fashion: 1834-1842; 1842-1846; 1846-1849. [Spine titles for this sumptuous Grangerized set of 544 fashion plates drawn from Nineteenth Century style magazines. These fashion designs lavishly portray women’s dress and clothing designs in the Georgian and early Victorian Era, drawing from the influential Parisian fashions during the reigns of King Louis Philippe, followed by Napoleon III].

FASHION -- VICTORIAN]. Three vols. Thick 4to. 10 x 12 in. [204; 198; 152 pp (unpaginated).], on thick paper stock, w/ 544 engraved plates all mounted on leaves, most hand-coloured, 3 large folding, many w/ inked borders, many w/ pencil annotations indicating order or dating. Uniformly bound in green half-calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering, decoration & ornament to spines, a.e.g. (a few leaves w/ splits at gutter margin, a couple leaves loose, minor chipping to a few corners, minor rubbing & scuffing, Marshall Field Library markings on pastedowns & endpapers), still a VG set, w/ booksellers label for B.T. Batsford on the front pastedowns, library pockets & cards w/ Marshall Field Special Stacks Library rules & cards. This extraordinary set of fashion plate volumes, carefully arranged and bound by Batsford, were apparently purchased by Marshall Field (1834-1906) for his storied Chicago Department Store to offer historical fashion design cues and reference for company window display artists, sales floor displays, and clothing manufacturing departments. Reflecting Field's motto "give the lady what she wants," the vast Romanesque Chicago store and warehouse entertained their customers with lavish window displays -- historic tableaux during holidays filled with figures, merchandise, and art which would trace fashion and consumer trends, and also influence consumer tastes. During Regency, Georgian and Empire revival periods of the late 19th century and early 20th century, the backgrounds, hangings, and women's fashions would be displayed in period correct settings. The extensive Marshall Field Department Store library featuring 4000 volumes, as well as 2800 volumes drawn from the Chicago Public Library, was well used by the 1000s of company employees, as well as 1000s of Marshall Field customer's located on the twelfth floor next to the vast restaurant cafeteria which could seat 6000. These volumes were housed in the Employee's Library Special Shelf, and as indicated by the surviving cards were often checked out in the 1920s by Gilbert Banks (1903-1946) a young fashion designer and commercial artist with Marshall Field in the late 1920s, Joseph Rayon (fl. 1925-1935) a Chicago commercial designer and window display artist, the "Wood Studio," and others. These fashion plate volumes open with women's fashion designs in 1834 featuring an emphasis on women's waists, reduction of the billowing gigot sleeves, and a growing trend of tighter bodices, and shorter skirts. By the 1840s, the voluminous amounts of material had been reduced, but women often still sported five or more layers of clothing and skirts drawn from four to six yards of fabric. Sales displays and artwork featuring Dickens characters and settings were often very popular at Marshall Field and competing stores, so the 1840s fashion plates offered an excellent reference for the myriad of layers worn by women at the time, with emphasis in these on the upper class early Victorians. Sporting five layers of clothing or more, women fashions of Dickens' era emphasized the silhouette of a full skirt, tight waist, with suffocating corset to help create the hourglass illusion and boost the rounded shoulders featuring day dress bodices which were a bit loosened and often up to the neck, while evening bodices exposed the neck and shoulders, often with vertical gathers or pleats, but still retaining the appropriate bourgeois modesty enhanced with fancy trims. Fashion plates provided a constantly changing tableaux to the woman consumer before ready-to-wear fashions who would extract the plates from the magazines of the era to take them to her local seamstress, or store in order to purchase tailored clothing, or provide inspiration for users of the very popular Singer sewing machine. These plates were drawn from such magazines as Le Petit Courier des Dames, Le Follet, The Lady's Magazine, Le Voleur -- Gazette des Journaux Francais et Etrangers, The Mode, Cunningham's Ladies Books of Fashion, Bell's World of Fashion, and many others. Of special interest are the plates executed by Adele-Anais Toudouze (1822-1899), one of the most important artists of La Mode and other French magazines in the Empire era, whose mother Alexandre-Marie Colin (1798-1873), was also a noted fashion plate artist, and later her daughter Isabelle Toudouze (1872-1925). See: April Calahan, Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style (2016); Debbie Sessions, 1840-1850s Dickens Victorian Costuming for Women (2016); Mimi Matthews, The 1830s in Fashionable Gowns: A Visual Guide to the Decade (2015); Samuel Ditchett, Marshall Field and Company: The Life of a Great Concern (1922), pp. 54-59, 96-98; Nancy Koehn, Marshall Field and the Rise of the Department Store (2002).
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An uncommon Civilian Conservation Corps scrapbook diligently curated by a CCC team leader, from 1934 through the abolishment of the CCC Camps in July, 1942 during World War II. Encompassing memorial menus, mimeographed diagrams and orders, leave orders, manuscript and typescript letters, paper clippings from the Camp Bly Zephyr newspaper, as well as articles from the CCC Medford District News, the efforts camp life are well documented].

CCC -- CAMP BLY, KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON]. [CAMPBELL, George C. (Compiler)]. Thick folio. 12.5 x 14.5 in. [102 pp (unpaginated).], nearly all of the leaves on thick beige-coloured paper, w/ over 300 individual clippings, tipped-in menus, mimeographed orders, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, mimoegraphed orders, manuscript notes, TLS, ALS, and more. Black embossed board post-binder, screw-posts at gutter margin (some interior toning edgewear, occasional minor tears), still a VG exemplar. This exceptional CCC scrapbook chronicles the 8 year career of "Pops" Campbell with the Corps from 1934 when first placed with the Camp Elk Creek F-37, Co. 1747 in Trail, OR in the depths of the Great Depression to the dissolution of Camp Bly, Co. 966 near Klamath Falls during World War II. Many of the original in-Camp mimeographed souvenir newspapers and printed souvenir menus have been preserved, including holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 4th of July. The manuscript notes inserted into the album encompass the Camp Song for Company 966 "Beer, Beer for nine sixty six, we're from the country, we're from the sticks, sends some rookey [sic] out for gin, don't let a sober officer in. . . ;" manuscript letter from Leo Beck in Klamath Falls, OR replying to "Dad" Campbell, "I guess you think I am a fine god damn liar, but my check hasn't arived [sic] yet. I don't know what could be keeping it but I will send you two dollars I owe you if you will just have a little patience;" and manuscript cartoon and jingle concerning a CCC fellow who "would never sit down," and was hit by a tree limb. Included as well are mimeographed ration tickets, membership cards, headquarters memos, the "Model Locker Plan," clippings from the Camp Bly Log, Camp Bly Zephyr, and later Camp Bly Forester, transfer notices, and more. The six page Camp History Company 966-CCC details the formation at Fort Lewis, WA in 1933, increases in company strength, experiences firefighting the Sugar Loaf Mountain Fire in California, the move to Dog Lake in 1934, and finally onto Camp Bly by Oct., 1935. The group is perhaps best remembered for the construction of the Bly Ranger Station in the western part of Fremont National Forest, still standing, originally supervised by Ranger Perry Smith, with designs by E.U. Blanchfield, architect of the Forest Service's PNW Region. Campbell was hit with pneumonia and hospitalized in Klamath Valley Hospital, was appointed in charge of the Tool Room, and classified as a semi-skilled worker putting in 44 hours per week, and Board and Orderly fees running $8.82-13.94 monthly. Of particular interest is manuscript note of George Campbell as a supply sergeant order to gather up beds of six workers who went on strike Feb. 4, 1938 and went over the hill. From 1938-1940, the desertion rate in the CCC Camps rose to nearly 20% seriously affecting the perception of the CCC, with many of the new recruits balking at the first effective discipline in their lives, the hard manual labor, improving economy, and the movement of more effective officers into the military as the US began preparing for War. No copies of the Camp Bly Zephyr, Camp Bly Fremont Forester, or the CCC Medford District News are located in Worldcat, or samples of Camp Bly manuals or menus; See: CCC Camps Oregon, Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy (2017); The CCC Weakens, The Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942: A New Deal Case Study (1967); Bly Ranger Station, Bly, Oregon, The Living New Deal (2019); Region 6 -- The North Pacific Region, The Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-42 (2008).
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A remarkable photo album documenting harrowing travel during the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 into Shanxi Province, images showing casualties being carted, lying on the ground, armed guards, the Yang Chang oil company, prisoners for execution, traveling on the SS Mongolia, and more. In addition, there are photos of subsequent travel in Japan, Japanese crafts, and street scenes].

CHINA -- PHOTO ALBUM]. Oblong 4to. 11.25 x 7.25 in. [66 pp (unpaginated).], on thick black paper stock. With 148 silver gelatin, silver print, & albumen photos, sized from 2 x 2.5 in. up to 4 x 5.5 in., w/ the majority sized approx. 3.5 x 4.5 in., many w/ pen, or pencil annotations in lower margins, or w/in the images, some dated, most mounted, or tipped in either w/ gray corners, or black corners. Limp textured black cloth post-binder, brass screw-posts at gutter margin (occasional edgewear, minor tears to a couple images, wear & rubbing to spine of covers), still VG exemplar. This intriguing photo album documents the travel through China during the Xinhai Revolution by a well-to-do oil merchant and family. The album opens with shots in and around the Shanxi Province which after the fall of the Qing Dynasty became the earliest bases for the Communist Party and peasants recruited to join the People's Revolution. The photos show a typical Chinese Inn, the stone bridge leading into the Shanxi Province, armed guards in the party with all holding weapons, casualties being carried away from the battlefields, as well as Chinese street beggars. Several photos show the crossing of the Yellow River, the stark landscape, water tower, as well as battlefield casualties, one with dogs dragging around a corpse's head, while another shows Chinese prisoners chained to stakes with their heads covered in wicker baskets. Also shown are the buildings and workers for the Yang Chang [Yanchang] Oil Company originally founded in 1905, with oil derricks, and drilling equipment, while still another includes the written caption "Ahlo's Coal Mine near Peking." Also included are images of the group traveling on the Marie B. cabin cruiser out of Shanghai, Chinese Junks on the Yangtze River, in the harbor, Chinese peddlers, river scenes, iconic bridges, and temples. There are several views of Beijing, the American Legation building in Beijing, the city wall, Canal Street, and a few of the famed ancient observatory, followed by views of the group leaving on the SS Mongolia in 1913, and traveling to Japan, and views of coaling the ship in Nagasaki, Japan. At the time the SS Mongolia was a 13,369 ton passenger and cargo liner for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co., later for the US Navy, and later as the President Fillmore for the Dollar Line. Many of the images in Japan show workers in bronze, women weaving silk, farming, hauling wood, and creating elaborate lacquer ware.
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The Chinese sugar-cane; its history, mode of culture, manufacture of the sugar, etc. With reports of its success in different portions of the United States. . . .

FOOD & DRINK -- SUGAR]. HYDE, James F.[rancis] C.[lark]. 8vo. 106 pp., plus 11, [1] pp. publisher's catalogue. Woodcut-engraved frontisp., 1 text engraving. Original printed softcovers (minor chipping head & foot of spine, slight chipping couple lower corners, dustsoiling), still a VG bright copy. First edition of one of the earliest American studies on Chinese Sugarcane (Sorghum) and the possibilities that this was the sorghum plant that American farmers hoped would grow in the Northern United States, and definitive work on growing, harvesting, and distilling sorghum. A variety of "Chinese Sugarcane" was imported by Father Du Halde from Sichuan, China in 1851 where it was quickly adopted also under the name of "Northern Chinese or Shanghai Sugarcane" as a crop to provide sugars for alcoholic products, filling the void left by the grape crop failure in the 1850s. Chinese Sugarcane seeds were first brought into United States by Jay Browne, Esq. in 1854, and a few intrepid American nurseries began planting and determining if it could be planted and harvested profitably in the North. Hyde writes that in his test crop he was able to secure a dark sugar from the cane, molasses, and notes that it will be of tremendous value in producing alcohol and confectionaries, and that the Sorghum remnants could be fed to livestock. Hyde (1825-1898) worked with his father James Hyde in developing the very successful nursery, emphasizing fruit trees, ornamental trees, and cash crops. He was a pioneering environmentalist who founded the first improvement society in the United States, the Newton Centre Tree Club, whose purpose was to emphasize beautifying the roads and commons in Massachusetts. He was Newton, MA first mayor after the city was incorporated in 1873, and was also successful in persuading the Boston & Albany RR to acquire the existing single-track line of the Charles River Railroad to aid his nursery business. Original editions of this work have become quite scarce in the trade. See: Deborah Jean Warner, Sweet Stuff: An American History of Sweeteners from Sugar to Sucralose, pp. 252-253; Watts, Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches (1869), Vol. V, p. 354; Newton's First Mayor: A Hard Act to Follow, Historic Newton (2019); Walnut Grove Nursery, The New England Farmer,Vol. IV (1852), p. 538
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A century of botanical exploration in Montana, 1805-1905: collectors, herbaria and bibliography; Supplement to the flora of Montana: additions and corrections; Common names of Montana plants. . . Montana Agricultural College Science Studies, Botany, Vol. I, Nos. 1-3.

MONTANA -- BOTANY]. BLANKINSHIP, J.[oseph] W.[illiam] & HENSHALL, Hester F., et al. Three parts in one vol. 8vo. 31, [1]; [33]-109, [3]; [113]-139, [1] pp. Colour frontisp. (from No. 3), 6 plates. Half-red buckrum over black boards (minor toning, edgewear, ex-lib markings on endpapers, and a couple leaves), still VG set from the Library of Congress, w/ steel-engraved bookplate on front pastedown, and "Surplus Duplicate" stamp on ffep. First edition of this scarce natural history study of the botanical explorations through Montana Territory and later the state of Montana, as well as the extended description in the Supplement of 384 specimens unknown to Montana and other botanists at the time, and 83 corrections to Rydberg's Catalogue of the Flora of Montana and the Yellowstone Park, as well as 29 proposed new species and varieties. Blankinship (1862-1938) was a pioneering western botanist who ranged through California, Idaho, Montana, and other western states, assembling 1000s of herbal samples, and at least 26 herbaria are known today to contain specimens identified and collected by Blankinship. Henshall (1849-1926) was the wife of Dr. James Henshall, superintendent of the US Fish Commission Sttion near Bozeman, MT, and from 1903-1904, she traveled extensively through Yellowstone National Park, collecting specimens, along with drawings and photographs, with her journal still preserved by the Montana Historical Society. See: Tulli Kerstetter, Joseph William Blankinship, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana State University Herbarium (2019).
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Home file. S.[tandard] O.[il] Co. of N.J. Progress pictures, month of August, 1943. [In-house Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding Co. photo album with 20 photographs documenting the construction of Lake Maracaibo oil tankers for Creole Petroleum Co.]

WORLD WAR II -- SHIPBUILDING]. [BARNES, Julius; BUTLER, Walter (Owners)]; RUBEL, S.[tephen] O.[ren] (Photographer)]. Oblong 4to. 11.5 x 9 in. 20 linen-backed silver gelatin photographs, sized 8 x 10 in., each mounted on linen hinges, text w/in negative at lower right corners. Original Smead Manufacturing Press-board binder, Acco-fastener sliding posts at gutter margin, typed and printed label on front cover, rounded corners, NF. Scarce in-house shipbuilding photo album documenting the construction progress for several Lake Maracaibo type tankers for the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey subsidiary in Venezuela, Creole Petroleum Co. or Esso, originally developed by Edward Doheny. The shipyards were originally developed by Captain Alexander McDougall who built whaleback barges and steamers in Duluth for bulk cargo and passenger travel on the Great Lakes, and later sold the shipyards to Julius Barnes who renamed them the Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding Co., which in 1943 were purchased by Walter Butler Shipbuilders. The Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding Co. was quite popular with non-government and government contractors as it was one of the few which produced nearly fully outfitted ships. Photographs in the album show the progress of several hull Nos. 683, including the SS San Cristobal owned by Creole Petroleum until about 1950, later reflagged the Witwater when it ran aground in 1968 in a storm; the SS Temblador which operated on Lake Maracaibo until 1977 when reregistered and reduced to a barge at Hamilton, ONT and flagged as the Liquilassie; the SS Valera, which was sunk less than 6 months later by the German Navy U-518 submarine on July 3, 1944, with Captain Russell perishing in the sinking, as well as the SS Guarico and SS Guiria. Rubel (1917-1980) was commercial photographer for the Walter Butler Shipyards in Duluth, MN during World War II, and also photographed the shipbuilding in the Barnes-Duluth Shipyards after they were purchased by Butler in 1943, before enlisting in the US Navy, and served until April, 1946. At its' height the Duluth Shipyards employed over 3000 workers, and following the War were sold to the Spirit Lake Marina, with most of the buildings raised, restarting commercial boat building in 2014. Worldcat locates only some construction data and photos of the San Cristobal & Liquilassie (Milwaukie City Library); See: Dierckins & Norton, Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood (2012); Our History, Spirit Lake Marina & RV, Duluth, MN (2014); Bowling Green State University Libraries, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (2019).
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The bath robe with the hanger in the X-Ray box; The bath robe with the hanger; For your vacation at camp or beach; The gift wonderful, The bath robe with the hanger. . . [An extraordinary archive of men and women’s bathrobes from the 1920s through 1940s including counter displays, camera ready advertising photographs, sales literature, fabric samples, and original advertising artwork].

FASHION -- BATH ROBE PHOTO ARCHIVE]. [HIRSCH, Abraham & HIRSCH, Harry (Owners); McMANUS, Thomas Joseph; TORNELLO, Gaetano & John (Photographers).] 4to. Three double-page window display colour-printed ads (minor edgewear, rubbing); Three 4to. TLS advertising promotional letters on letterhead, two w/ fabric samples & printed photo, 1 w/ silver gelatin photo, two w/ mailing envelopes, and pricing literature; With 8 counter displays -- 7 with photographs mounted on thick card stock, die-cut, and raised above the background card, 6 w/ hand-colouring, 1 pen & ink artwork of easy chair in front of roaring fire, sized from 8 x 11.5 in. up to 10 x 14 in.; 1 pen & ink original camera-ready cartoon advertising story board sized 5.25 x 11.25 in.; 31 silver gelatin photos sized from 3 x 8 in. to 8.25 x 10.25 in., most printed on glossy photo stock, many w/ text w/in negative, some stamped w/ photographer's imprint on versos, many w/ annotations on versos for reproduction instructions; Twelve 3.5 x 9 in. silver gelatin photos mounted on thick card stock, some w/ text w/in negative at lower fore-edges, couple w/ very minor tears or lifting to images, an excellent archive, w/ nearly all photo images having bright clear contrast. This fascinating advertising photo archive chronicles the efforts of Abe & Harry Hirsch to market their comfortable and attractive International Bath Robes for men and women from the 1920s through the post-World War II era. The Hirsch pitch was based on their patented enameled hanger (No. 25,250) provided with their special "X-Ray Box" packaging, featuring a cellophane window in each box touting the available patterns, and hangers. Dressing gowns had become standard wear for the "gentleman" in the 19th Century, and by the early 20th Century featured buttons, and a sash targeted to both men and women before central heat and weatherized homes insured warmth and comfort. Fabrics and patterns here emphasize thick cottons, some chenille, with stripes, plaids, Native American influences, as well as Art Deco designs incorporated for the willing consumers. The well-coiffed men are shown holding pipes, books, brushes, and in one of the counter displays in front of a design for a lakeside cabin dressed in slippers and robe. Two of the counter displays created by the Garraway Company in New Jersey feature the man in bold print holding his pipe wearing a tie, and in slippers reminiscent of a reclining Sherlock Holmes, while the young woman is fitted out in plush thick robe, holding a book, and dressy healed slippers. As shown in the literature included in this archive, complete with fabric samples of thick woven towel cotton, the company claims to have been founded in 1888, but no trade references, phone directory or business directory records, or patent notices could be found earlier than 1922. The company most likely was operating as one of the many subsidiaries of the famed towel manufacturer, the James William Cannon cotton mills founded in 1888, as the Hirsch's also operated as the Hirsch Handkerchief Co., and the A. Hirsch & Son Trading Co. Primary photographers included McManus (1891-1958) who operated a commercial photography business in New York until his death under McManus Studios, and John Tornello (b. 1898) who with his father worked as commercial photographers targeting fashion and movie industry, with emphasis on head shots and publicity stills. No copies located in Worldcat; See: Sven Schneider, Dressing Gown & Robes for Men (2011); Cora Harrington, The Unexpectedly Glamorous History of the Chenille Robe (2018); Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Vol. 304, p. 229.