~ Miss Leslie’s Lady’s House-Book; A Manual of Domestic Economy, Eliza Leslie, 1863via Open Library

~ Miss Leslie’s Lady’s House-Book; A Manual of Domestic Economy, Eliza Leslie, 1863
via Open Library

~ The Pleasures of Ignorance, by Robert Lynd, 1921

~ The Pleasures of Ignorance, by Robert Lynd, 1921

~ Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 1936

~ Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 1936

~ The Dixie Druggist, A Monthly Magazine for Southern Druggists, 1913Catnip toys: making cats act silly since 1913.

~ The Dixie Druggist, A Monthly Magazine for Southern Druggists, 1913

Catnip toys: making cats act silly since 1913.

~ Bob Martin’s Fit and Hysteria Powders, July 1940via Grace’s Guide

~ Bob Martin’s Fit and Hysteria Powders, July 1940
via Grace’s Guide

~ The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September 1892via internet archive(click to enlarge)

~ The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September 1892
via internet archive
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~ Rand, McNally & Co.’s Handy Guide to Boston and Environs, 1909(click to enlarge)"Tix, Celebrated Angora Cat of Green’s Hotel"

~ Rand, McNally & Co.’s Handy Guide to Boston and Environs, 1909
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"Tix, Celebrated Angora Cat of Green’s Hotel"

~ Fort Wayne Indiana City Directory, 1883-84"Ask your merchant for the Magnet Self-Setting Trap; the only trap that the Rats don’t get too smart for…"

~ Fort Wayne Indiana City Directory, 1883-84

"Ask your merchant for the Magnet Self-Setting Trap; the only trap that the Rats don’t get too smart for…"

~ Tarantula, stuffed, mounted on card board. Price, $1 to $1.50 for perfect specimen. Relics from the Rockies, H.H. Tammen, Denver, CO. 1886via Internet Archive(click to enlarge)"The Tarantula is not socially inclined."

H.H. Tannen “dealt in stereoscopic and other photos of the West (he was supplied by the famous Western photographer W.H. Jackson), photo albums, books on the West, silver souvenir spoons, a wide variety of humorous and scenic postcards (especially of mining areas), fossil fish, polished agates, botanical specimens, Pueblo Indian pottery, Tlingit Indian carvings, relics and taxidermy items” ~ via The Mineralogical Record (visit their site for more interesting info on Mr. Tannen)

~ Tarantula, stuffed, mounted on card board. Price, $1 to $1.50 for perfect specimen.
Relics from the Rockies, H.H. Tammen, Denver, CO. 1886
via Internet Archive
(click to enlarge)

"The Tarantula is not socially inclined."

H.H. Tannen “dealt in stereoscopic and other photos of the West (he was supplied by the famous Western photographer W.H. Jackson), photo albums, books on the West, silver souvenir spoons, a wide variety of humorous and scenic postcards (especially of mining areas), fossil fish, polished agates, botanical specimens, Pueblo Indian pottery, Tlingit Indian carvings, relics and taxidermy items” ~ via The Mineralogical Record (visit their site for more interesting info on Mr. Tannen)

~ Chicago Blue Book 1913via Internet Archive(click to enlarge)Historical note: “Throughout its history, the swastika represented life, sun, power, strength and good luck. In the early 20th century, it was still considered a positive symbol. During World War I, it was found on shoulder patches of members of the American 45th Division and the Finnish air force. Only after the Nazi period did its connotation change.” (via Jewish Virtual Library)

~ Chicago Blue Book 1913
via Internet Archive
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Historical note: “Throughout its history, the swastika represented life, sun, power, strength and good luck. In the early 20th century, it was still considered a positive symbol. During World War I, it was found on shoulder patches of members of the American 45th Division and the Finnish air force. Only after the Nazi period did its connotation change.” (via Jewish Virtual Library)

~ The Lady’s Annual Register and Housewife’s Memorandum Book for 1838, by Caroline Gilmanvia Internet Archive

~ The Lady’s Annual Register and Housewife’s Memorandum Book for 1838, by Caroline Gilman
via Internet Archive

~ Odiva, The Diving Venus of the Deep and Her School of Pacific Ocean Sea Lions with Human Brains, 1917via Vintage Ads Live Journal

~ Odiva, The Diving Venus of the Deep and Her School of Pacific Ocean Sea Lions with Human Brains, 1917
via Vintage Ads Live Journal

~ Patriotic Rooster Sale, Stock Exchange, Toronto; Friday January 25, 1918via Library and Archives Canada(click to enlarge)"The Following and Other Rhode Island Red Roosters will be Sold for the High DollarKing George V.: Needs no description. He is bred in the purple, wears the blue and is red all over. If you expect to own the King bring along a check with four figures or more. Kings are getting scarce. Better get in on this deal with the ‘getting in’ is good.Come and Help Make this the Greatest Rooster Sale Ever Held on Earth”
~ Patriotic Rooster Sale, Stock Exchange, Toronto; Friday January 25, 1918
via Library and Archives Canada
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"The Following and Other Rhode Island Red Roosters will be Sold for the High Dollar

King George V.: Needs no description. He is bred in the purple, wears the blue and is red all over. If you expect to own the King bring along a check with four figures or more. Kings are getting scarce. Better get in on this deal with the ‘getting in’ is good.

Come and Help Make this the Greatest Rooster Sale Ever Held on Earth”
~ Spratts Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes, ca. 1930via Library and Archives Canada

~ Spratts Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes, ca. 1930
via Library and Archives Canada

~ Puss ‘N Boots ad, Woman’s Day, August 1960via Flickr(click to enlarge)

~ Puss ‘N Boots ad, Woman’s Day, August 1960
via Flickr
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