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Image for Postcard Fire Department Headquarters, Indianapolis, Ind.

Postcard Fire Department Headquarters, Indianapolis, Ind.

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Majestic Publishing Company: circa early 1900's

Seller ID: 2144

Condition: Good-plus condition


What a colorful and interesting scene this is. Not only does it show a handsome fire station, but also vehicles, fire fighters, and the horse power that fueled the machinery. The card shows a tiny bit of corner wear and writing on divided back. It was never sent, but it has been written on across the dividing line with no attempt at an address. The writing is a little hard to read, but the gist of it is the writer was busy with company and likes the recipient's choice ... View more info

Image for Postcard New York City Fire Fighters 1921

Postcard New York City Fire Fighters 1921

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New york, No publisher indicated: 1921

Seller ID: 2429

Condition: Very good condition


Great action image of the New York City Fire Department fighting a 1921 blaze. There's no indication as to what part of the city it was, as the reverse side shows no explanation, no message, and no postage. The back is not divided and the only writing is a penciled note which reads "N.Y. City Fire Dept, 1921" and a number, perhaps from an earlier dealer. The back also shows a bit of paper adhered to left hand side, likely from having been tipped into an album. Card is ov... View more info

Image for Real Postcard Seville, Ohio Flood March 25, 1913

Real Postcard Seville, Ohio Flood March 25, 1913

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Seville, Ohio, C. Burkholder: 1913

Seller ID: 2599

Condition: Very good condition


This sepia real photo postcard shows a glimpse of the small town of Seville, Ohio located in Medina County. The date was March 25, 1913, the second to the last of the disaster which began on the 23rd and ended on the 26th. It was called The Great Flood not only because of the devastation, but because it was also widespread hitting not only Ohio, but also Indiana, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania. I'm not sure what street this is, but two signs show the Livery and Gabe... View more info

Image for Canal Fulton, Ohio; The Canal era 1814-1913

Canal Fulton, Ohio; The Canal era 1814-1913

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canal Fulton, Ohio, Canal Fulton Heritage Society: No date

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 4267

Condition: Very good condition


This is a nice clean , tightly bound booklet with the exception of a small chip to the bottom of the spine. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 50 pages. The text and black and white historic photos are separated in five sections --The first shows an 1814 plat of Milan and West Fulton. The rest are these: Canal Scenes; Civic, Eucational, Residential and Cultural; Commerce and Industry; and The Floods. Genealogy fans will like the lists of alumni and the student... View more info

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Peace or Atomic War? 1958

By: Albert Schweitzer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: United States, Henry Holt: 1958

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 4816-B

Condition: Very good condition


This small booklet has only 47 pages, but it's in hard cover with a nice dustjacket which will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. The booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" with clean paper and no writing or underlining. Three appeals broadcast from Oslo, Norway on April 28, 29, and 30, 1958. Schweitzer said then: At this stage we have the choice of two risks. The one lies on continuiong the mad atomic arms-race, with its danger of an avoidable atomic war in the near future. ... View more info

Image for The Story of Hurricane Cleo (1964)

The Story of Hurricane Cleo (1964)

By: Compiled By Globe News Company

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Globe News Company: 1964

Seller ID: 1473

Condition: Very good


Oversized booklet measuring 11" by 9" and featuring 58 pages lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs of the disaster. Clean as a whistle inside and out with one tiny tear to outer edge of front cover and a bit of stubborn soil to upper right corner. Includes significant text, as well as a very nice fold-out map which outlines the storm's path. Cleo blasted Key Biscayne and roared along the Florida coast via State Rte. 7 with winds gusting to 110 miles per... View more info

Image for Meteorological Analysis of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Flash Flood 19-20 July 1977 (In original envelope)

Meteorological Analysis of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Flash Flood 19-20 July 1977 (In original envelope)

By: Hoxit, L. Ray et al

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Wshington D.C., U.S. Department of Commerce: 1978

Seller ID: 3923

Condition: Fine condition


This booklet is immaculate -- no sign whatsoever that it was read. It was also inside its original manila envelope which helped greatly. The booklet measures 8" x 10-1/2" and has 71 pages printed on quality coated paper. The contents include Large-Scale Meteorological Conditions; Mesoscale Analysis; Distribution of Rainfall; Discussion and Summary and References, plus four appendices -- Upper Air Analyses and Comparable GOES-1 Visible Imagery; RADEX Rainfall Estimates... View more info

Image for Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker

Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker

By: Jose ManuelMateo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams Books for Younger Readers: 2011

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 9781419709579

ISBN: 4225

Condition: Fine condition


The artistic design of this item is beautiful and unique, but the design also speaks to the story and the long trek of a young boy who tells of how he and his family become immigrants walking for miles and miles from home. The text is in an accordian style which is perfect for reminding th reader of how long a walk can be. After reading he boy's words the accordian goes back to its beginning and the boards can be tied with the ribbons provided. The "book" measures 6-1/2... View more info

Image for In Focus WeeGee; Photographs From the J. Paul Getty Museum

In Focus WeeGee; Photographs From the J. Paul Getty Museum

By: Judith Keller

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, The J. Paul Getty Museum: 2005

Seller ID: 4288

ISBN: 0892568105

Condition: Near fine


This book is the result of an installment of the photographs at the Getty. Weegee's pictures are about Hollywood and its stars,but also about accidents, arrests, fires and murders. Each black and white photo has a description including the people in it and what the camera is catching. The book measures 6" x 7-3/4" and has 143 pages. View more info

Image for Union Fire Co. No. 1.  200th Anniversary Program

Union Fire Co. No. 1. 200th Anniversary Program

By: Kirk L. Wilson, Mayor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Union Fire Co. No. 1: 1989

Seller ID: 4798

Condition: Fine condition


This is a keeper! Not only is the text in an attractive and easy to read handwriting and has many wonderful vintage photographs throughout There's also a list of patrons at the back of the book and there are local ads - just enough and not too many, plus the program. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has no nams or writing and no defets. The the pin and ribbon at the top is spcial. View more info

Image for Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Flight 93 Chapel Guest House. Flight 93 Crew Monument. Souvenir Passport (2007)

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Flight 93 Chapel Guest House. Flight 93 Crew Monument. Souvenir Passport (2007)

By: Mascherino, A.T.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel: 2007

Seller ID: 3898

Condition: Fine condition


Very nice souvenir which offers information about the three prong memorial for the loss of Flight 93 on September 11, 20001. The chapel was already there and so was an Eastern Catholic priest, but the chapel is open to everyone, as are the guest house and the monument which came later. There's much text here, plus color photographs and has 39 pages measuring 6-1/4"x 10-1/2" View more info

Image for La scittura delle pergamene dell' Archivo Vescovile di Revello  (Vesuvius)

La scittura delle pergamene dell' Archivo Vescovile di Revello (Vesuvius)

By: Mazzoleni, Iole

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Napoli, Italy, Arte Tipografica: 1983

Seller ID: 3739

Condition: Fine condition


This is a very nice, clean booklet which is written in Italian. There are no names or writing and the booklet is pristine inside and out. It measures 7" x 10" and accommodates four pages of text at front followed by plates printed on glossy paper showing examples from the original. The title of the publication translates to The Parchments of Revello's Visuvius Archives. None of the pages have been opened at the top, so no one has read it. View more info

Image for Four Dark Days in History; A Photo History of President Kennedy's Assassination

Four Dark Days in History; A Photo History of President Kennedy's Assassination

By: No author stated

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA., Special Publications Inc.: 1963

Edition: Collectors' Edition

Seller ID: 4203

Condition: Very good condition


This is a common publication, but a very good one for looking back at the death of President Kennedy and also looking at it for the first time.The photographs are very large and tell the story greatly with the help of the text and the captions under the photos. It begins with the breakfast in Texas and the president's final talk. Fromthere a few pages are given to the motorcade until the shots hit the president. The story goes on until the funeral is over and the the Fir... View more info

Image for In the Earthquake At San Francisco 1906 (1969)

In the Earthquake At San Francisco 1906 (1969)

By: Stetson, James B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Palo alto, California, Lewis Osborne: 1969

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 3674

Condition: Fine condition


Beautifully bound booklet in hard covers with burgundy cloth and gilt lettering to spine and face. The paper is lovely -- pure white with no names or writing anywhere. The booklet measures 7-1/4" x 10-3/4" and has 51 pages. This specific book is marked #697 of a print run of just 1400 copies. Book is also nicely illustrated throughout with beautiful art by H.G. Hussom who drew the map of San Francisco and the front endpapers.T he rest of the drawings are by various other... View more info