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Image for Snapshots from a 1969 Art happening at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan [Vernacular Photographs]

Snapshots from a 1969 Art happening at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan [Vernacular Photographs]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Grand Rapids, Michigan], 1968-1969

Seller ID: 3315

Condition: Good-Very Good


Four color snapshots, 8.8 by 8.8 cm, and two black and white Polaroid snapshots, 8.2 by 10.5 cm. Good to very good with fading and tape residue on the verso of the color snaps; a couple of surface scratches on one of the color images; and some tape (?) residue on the bottom edge of one of the black and white images. The color photos feature Nate (no last name, unfortunately) during an Aquinas College art show “Happening” in which he was encased in 250 lb. plaster and sat for three hours. Two of the images are of Nate sitting there in his full plaster cast; in one the plaster is just sta... View more info

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The Detroit Free Press Edgar A. Guest Anniversary Souvenir [Poetry, Michigan]

By: Guest, Edgar A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, The Detroit Free Press: not dated, c. 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3309

Condition: fair


Self-wraps, 13.5 by 20.2 cm, 15 pp., illus. with 5 photographs incld. cover image. Well-tattered with chips, small tears, and light ceases to all edges; penciled name and address in upper margin of front cover. A scarce commemorative of Michigan’s poet, Edgar A. Guest, including fourteen of his favorite poems. Guest began as a copy boy for the Free Press in 1895, but I believe this anniversary marks his start in the news room around 1898.1 “Twenty-five years ago this month ‘our Eddie’ Guest started to work for The Detroit Free Press. Next Saturday is his birthday. Because of this... View more info

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[Correspondence, Found Letter] Vintage Albert Pipe & Supply Company Letterhead with Inter-Office Complaining [Saginaw, Michigan]

By: Maxwell, Betty

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saginaw, Michigan, nd

Edition: Original

Seller ID: 3307

Condition: very Good


Single piece of blue paper printed recto only, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, not dated. Creases from being folded in eighths. Type-written note on vintage invoice stationery for Albert Pipe & Supply Co. of Saginaw, Michigan. A bored Betty Maxwell sending a note to her co-worker, Jean. “Did anyone ever tell you how cute you were? They never tell me that. What is it you got that I ain’t? […] Do you think I should see George again at noon if he should accidentley call me again? Did I spell accidentley right? […] Before Eichorn sees what I am doing I better close.” Folding creases from when Bet... View more info

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Containing All Those Great Songs, the Singing of Which Has Made This Great Original Clown the Most Popular Jester and Vocalist that Ever Trod the Arena

By: [John Foster]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, New York Popular Publishing Company: not dated, c. 1880

Seller ID: 3308

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound wraps with hand-colored cover, small loop of grey string at the head of the spine, 10.4 by 16.2 cm, 32 pp. Tattered, though intact wraps with chips and small tears, chipping to the upper corner of the textblock, light stains here and there, and some spotting from insect leavings on the back cover. Scarce booklet of songs performed at the Great Barnum and London Circus on its tour of America, including acts written and sung by John Foster, Tony Pastor, Cool Burgess, Lulu Mortimer, P.C Loy, the “great Dutch clown” Arthur Johnson, etc. Foster was “born into poverty in Pennsy... View more info