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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games, 1700-1996 (bulk 1740-1920)

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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games
Series II. Cards and small printed items, circa 1750-1980
Series IIA. Cards, circa 1750-1950
Subseries includes a group of greeting cards in the Biedermeier style, which were used in late 19th-century Germany and Austria to express thoughts of love and friendship. These cards "move" through pullout or foldout windows. Montage cards include games from France, Germany, and Spain (with several "metamorphosis instantaneas") as well as an early example of a Walt Disney metamorphosis toy. Seven original albums with hundreds of illustrated Liebig Extract advertising cards show a broad range of themes appealing to popular imagery.
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10 Biedermeier cards, between 1790-1820
Biedermeier cards (digitized version): 1790-1820

28 colored engravings and 2 original drawings, most with moveable parts, depicting mythological, historical, and genre scenes. Of 3 types: Fold-out cards, pull-out cards, and hand-made cards. Cards are numbered 1-28.
10 Fold-out cards:
10 [Arcadian mythological scene depicting three female figures and a lyre player, possibly Apollo]
411. A fold-out window discloses a short Romantic poem. Engraving; 8.5x10cm. [1]
10 [Neoclassical scene with two women and Eros]
Cästrin Trowitz Sch.; 409. A fold-out window discloses a short romantic poem; Engraving; 8.5x10cm. [2]
10 Die Vorsicht erhöret
Cüstrin Trowitz Sch.; 403. Card for friendship showing a classical scene: man in devotional pose and female figure, possibly personification of Friendship; a fold-out window discloses a short poem; verso shows a personal dedication; 8x10 cm. [3]
10 [Garden feast and wine toss]
A fold-out window discloses a short poem to wine and to the joys of life. Engraving; 8x9.5 cm. [4]
10 [Scientist in his lab]
Hand-drawn picture; fold-out window shows children looking inside the lab; 9x11cm. [5]
10 Pull-out windows:
10 [Young lady with moveable flower bouquets]
Nürnberg; bei Riedel; 185. Engraving; 7x8.5cm. [1]
10 [Family greeting card]
Wien; bey G. Gruber.
With caption "Lohnt dich das Glück, bist du zufrieden / So sey noch vom Geschick" and fold-out window with caption "Familien Glück Dir beschieden"; a hand-written name, possibly Joh. Zü(mann, in verso; 7.5x9.5cm. [2]
10 Ich habe dich so lieb
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 108.
Personal dedication in verso; 7x9cm. [3]
10 [Forget-me-not]
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 137. Flower vases display a pull-out window with picture and caption; 7.5 x 9.5cm. [4]
10 [Guitar with pull-out song]
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 254. Family greetings in verso; 7.5 x 10cm. [5]
10 [Putti and goddess figure]
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 259. Love and friendship card depicting putti flying over a cloud which turns into a female figure sitting on a lion and surrounded by putti; 8x 9.5cm. [6]
10 [Old woman turning into young lady]
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 399.
Friendship card; personal dedication in verso; 9 x 7.5cm. [7]
10 Alle haben masken vor dem Gesicht
Wien; bey H. F. Müller; No. 124. Friendship card with carnival masks and caption; 7.5 x 9.5cm. [8]
10 [Man playing the harp, with pull-out image of woman listening]
Wien; b[ey] Ignaz Eder; No. 24. 11.5x9.5cm. [9]
10 [Country scene of man carrying a basket and a cord on his back]
With pull-out image of woman popping out of the cord; 9x7.5cm. [10]
10 [Winged putto on a cloud sending good wishes]
Wien; Johann Neidl; No. 161. 9.5x7.2cm. [11]
10 Freude Glück und Wonne
Wien; Johann Neidl; No. 261. Friendship greeting card with pull-out window which shows little girl; 6.5x8.8cm. [12]
10 [Tower opening to a view of a young dancing lady]
Peepshow-type card; 11.5x8.5cm. [13]
10 [Male hairdresser with Eros' attributes: wings and cloth around his waist]
Wien; Joh. Schönberg; No. 79. 10.3x7.5cm. [14]
10 Aus Achtung Pflicht und Dankbarkeit
Wien; Anton Berka; No. 108. Thank you card; 107x8cm. [15]
10 Das Bild der frohen Zukunft giebt uns munser Kaiser Vater Franz
Wien; J. Adamek; 132. With pull-out window depicting allegories of religion, agriculture, sea and trading, science and the arts; 10.5x8.5cm. [16]
10 [Young man turning into old man]
Wien; bey A. Paterno.
Engraving; personal dedication in verso; 10.5x8.3cm. [17]
10 [Types by water mills]
Wien; bey J. Bermann; No. 295. 7.5x9.4cm. [18]
10 [Bouquet of flowers hiding an angel]
Augsburg; bey Antor Hauser; 62. Personal dedication in verso; 10.8x8cm. [19]
10 [Young woman lifting wreath of flowers]
München; bei J. Sidler; 74. Personal dedication on verso; 10.3x8cm. [20]
10 [Countryside scene turning into an interior one with man playing music]
Prague; J. Seidan; N.o 41. 9.5x12.3cm. [21]
10 Hand-made cards:
10 [Dutch example with personal dedications] 1796
Netherlands. Hand-drawn water-color.
10 [Dutch example with personal dedications] 1800
Netherlands. Hand-drawn water-color.
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11 32 cards showing montage, undated
11 [Coffee-grinder] 3x9.5cm. [1]
11 [The black cat]
The Netherlands. Flirtation; 15x9cm. [2]
11 Good old days
Irenco Robert Bier AB; Bastugatan 43, 117 25 Stockholm; 08/69 10 12; Original 1909. Series Good Old Days # 271 [3]
11 [The glass of wine]
Flirtation; foldable postcard; 14x9cm. [4]
11 Bestrafte Neugier!
Foldable postcard; 14x9cm. [5]
11 [Romantic postcard] 9x14cm. [6]
11 Es hat Alles zwei Seiten! Diese ist die andere 9x14cm. [7]
11 St. Valentine's Hamper 15.5x10cm. [8]
11 The lover's seat, A spoon 'neath the moon
Part of the Milton Series; Woolstone Bros.; London E. C.; The Milton View Novelty; England. Postcard with souvenir views from Saltburn and handwritten letter. [9]
11 Schnell photographie
Magic photographie; 7.5x5cm. [10]
11 Guguss est mort, Guguss ressuscite
Paris; Au bon marché; Advertisement card; Rue du Bac, Rue de Sèvres, Rue de Babylone, Rue Velpeau; Imp. A. Mulcey. St. Etienne.
12.5x8.5cm.; Story sequence on two sides of card. [11]
11 Le telephone bar
Paris; Au bon marché; Advertisement card; Rue du Bac, Rue de Sèvres, Rue de Babylone, Rue Velpeau; Imp. A. Mulcey. St. Etienne.
12.5x8.5cm.; Story sequence on two sides of card. [12]
11 N'éveillez pas le chat qui dort
Paris; Au bon marché; Advertisement card; Rue du Bac, Rue de Sèvres, Rue de Babylone, Rue Velpeau; Imp. A. Mulcey. St. Etienne. 12.5x8.5cm.
Story sequence on two sides of card. [13]
11 Instantaneas Metamorphosis 11 items
No. 1-10 and one unnumbered. All 10.3x6.3cm. [14-24]
11 Walt Disney's book of puzzle discs, circa 1950?
A Welcom' product; by Williams, Ellis & Co.; Ltd. London, S.E.; copyright Walt Disney Production. No. 1 series. 4 discs of cutouts to draw 4 Walt Disney's characters; 19x21cm. [25]
11 [Clown]
Germany. Series 302. Game of metamorphosis in whcih the image changes by sliding part of the card up and down (not functioning). 14x9cm. [26]
11 [Woman admiring flower]
Germany. Series 303. Game of metamorphosis in which the image changes by sliding part of the card up and down (not functioning). 14x9cm. [27]
11 Hony soit qui mal y pense mais faites attention commen ça va
Postcard with sequenced story in pullout window; 9x14cm. [28]
11 La carte postale de 12,003 mots Pierre Raikoff 14x9cm. [29]
11 [Hunting scene in three sequences]
Signed A.B. Open: 10.5x22cm. [30]
11 [Adage about laurel on the hat]
With pull-out window and verses in rhyme in German; 14x9cm. [31]
11 [Mothers-in-law]
With pull-out window and verses in rhyme in German; 14x9cm. [32]
11 Funny Jungleland Moving-pictures, 1909
W. K. Kellogg; Battle Creek, Mich.; Copyright 1909; Patented Jan. 15, 1907; Advertisement for Kellogg. Montage book; on the same principle as Metamorphosis instantaneas, cutouts over a three page foldout; 23x17cm.
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12-18 Liebig albums of advertising cards, 1800s 7 album(s)
Liebig Company Fleisch Ex-tract; Printed in Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, and Italy. Series 1-3 and 5-8] in original Liebig collecting albums; cards illustrate various topics: theater plays, cities and landscapes, scientists, musicians, races, character types, love themes; children's stories, exotic places, birds, battles, etc.
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12 Album für Liebig-Bilder 480 card(s) 5x32.5x24cm.
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13 Album für Liebig-Bilder 360 card(s) 60pp., 4x32x24cm.
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14 Album für Liebig-Bilder 720 card(s) 7.5x32x24cm.
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15 Liebig-Bilder Album 300 card(s) 50pp., 3.5x29x27.5cm.
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16 Liebig-Bilder circa 240pp., ca.1040 cards; 2x31.5x27.8cm.
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17 Album für Liebig-Bilder 528 card(s) 88pp.,4.5x34.5x31.8cm.
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18 Album für Liebig-Bilder 488 card(s) 78pp., 4.5x31x28.5cm.


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