Box 23

Cross Family Archive Items - Miscellaneous

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A box of various and miscellaneous archival items from the Cross family, many with prints, lithographs, engravings and illustrations. There is a note on top which indicates which items were formally moved to the AAS newspaper holdings.

Items include a railroad guide entitled “White & Franconia Mountains” published in Boston in 1884. It features numerous illustrations of the White Mountains as well as a map, an issue of The Farmer’s Cabinet from April 14, 1875. There are pamphlets belonging to Emma A. Cross entitled Beetles of New England, and issues of the Manchester Daily Mirror and American from December 9, 1895 and March 21, 1894, a broadside/playbill for The Globe Theatre, a playbill for the Boston Museum from May 1889 advertising Little Lord Fauntleroy, a newspaper entitled American Enterprise which has numerous prints and advertisements for Prang’s “Barefooted Boy” as well as the pressroom and process of publishing the New York Sun from January 1872.

Included also is a visitor’s souvenir for the Chicago World’s Fair presented by the Midland Railway Co., a broadside for the Columbus Day exercises at the Belmont School for October 21, 1892, a small booklet called the “Capable Cat” and a coupon book issued by the Massachusetts Mutual Accident Association. There is an order booklet for the Edward B. Grossman & Co. Fall & Winter 1897-8 cloak house as well as one for the Spring and Summer of 1897 and 1898, a copy of the Farm-Poultry Monthly for September 1891, a booklet for the Falcon Family for ’96 (featuring various bicycles), a map and schedule for the Chicago & North Western Railway, and a map/broadside with a map of Nantucket as well as advertisements. There is a book of portfolio engravings showing the Springfield Steam Road Roller, a periodical entitled “Truth”, a ballad from the Harvard Lampoon entitled “Billy’s Parks” from May 1889, an advertisement from Mellin’s Food with an image of a young African-American boy, a color advertisement from Harper’s with an image of a woman and a suitcase by Edward Penfield, and a newspaper illustration from The Boston Traveler from March 23, 1895.

There is also a Harper’s Weekly Supplement featuring illustrations of “High Art in the Bowery” drawn by E.W. Kemble as well as the Sheltered Falls from Pike’s Peak Trail based on a photograph by W.H. Jackson. There is a cover from Harper’s Weekly which is colored featuring a man riding a horse, a page from Truth called “Dressmaker’s Advice and its Results”, a copy of The Ray from December 31, 1878, an illustrated periodical called Character Sketches Parts XIV, XI, and XII with numerous plates, a periodical called The Household from January, April, and May of 1891. There is also a periodical called Puck featuring a colored cover with a man holding a football surrounded by women with the caption “The  Hero of the Hour – the Muscular Masher eclipse the Dainty Dude” from November 30, 1892, two issues of the Ladies’ Home Journal from Thanksgiving of 1891 and June 1891, and an incomplete issue of Puck.


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