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American artist and cartoonist John Barton Gruelle was the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.

Edward F. Ellis worked at the Buffalo Public Library at one time and, as collector, he amassed a vast collection of ABC books over the years. When…

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This 1920 edition of Charles Perrault classic fairy tales, Puss in Boots, was beautifully illustrated by Julia Daniels and published in Rochester, New York, by George Sully & Co.

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English book illustrator Harry B Neilson’s characters in the turn of the century Animal ABC book appear naturally undressed in the black and white pages but are wearing human clothes in all of the color illustrations.

Edward F. Ellis worked at…

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Victorian era children’s book illustrator Walter Crane entertains young readers with silly illustrations and verse in his Absurd ABC.

Edward F. Ellis worked at the Buffalo Public Library at one time and, as collector, he amassed a vast collection…

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William W. Denslow [1856-1915] illustrated his 1903 Jack and the Bean-stalk in his uniquely charming style that anyone familiar with the 1900 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will recognize. Denslow created illustrations for newspapers,…

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Edward F. Ellis worked at the Buffalo Public Library at one time and, as collector, he amassed a vast collection of ABC books over the years. When he died in 1983, approximately 434 ABC books were books donated to the public library. Since 1984, the…

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Transcribed by Buffalo Public librarian William Ives (1817-1916), The Why of This Book compiles records of marriages and deaths which occurred in Buffalo and surrounding communities from 1811-1833, as transcribed from newspaper notices.

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Log book of the Sketch Club, a group of …. That met at …. To discuss …. . Part of the J. J. Lankes collection, 1905-1962, which contains a wide variety of items relating to the life and career of Julius J. Lankes, wood-engraver and painter.

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Benjamin Eichberg (1887-1980) was twenty-years-old in 1907, the year he filled a composition notebook with his diary entries from January to June. He lived with his mother in the Fruit Belt at 350 Carlton in Buffalo and he worked as a typesetter for…

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Handwritten diary kept in 1931 by Ada L. F. Barnes of 224 Main Street, Hamburg, NY. Ada was married to Dr. Francis G. Barnes, and possibly assisted him with his medical practice. Single diary entries per page detail: professional, civic, and personal…
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