Get Ready for the 2013 Adopt-a-Book Event!

On Friday, April 5th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, the American Antiquarian Society will be hosting our 6th Annual Adopt-A-Book event.  This event is an important fundraiser for the curatorial team at the Society, and monies raised will go towards future acquisitions of books, prints, newspapers, manuscripts, and children’s literature.

You can browse the entire catalog of the 100 items that make up the 2013 Adopt-A-Book list.  Fifty additional items will be available for adoption that evening only. Prices for adopting range from $25 to $500 and you can adopt in honor or memory of another person (or pet, or institution, or cause – which have all  happened in the past).  Books will be plated with a special bookplate spelling out the specifics of your adoption. As a bonus this year, if you pre-adopt via the online catalog list, entrance to the Adopt-a-Book evening on April 5th is free!

So, don’t miss the boat! Adopt!

Boats, Sloops, Steamships and Yachts. Ephemera cards (set of 14), 1870-1890.

Adopt me for $200.00

These colorful cards of well-known warships, steamers, and yachts were intended to be collected and arranged in photograph-style albums and viewed in the parlor or nursery.  Louis Prang of Boston was a major producer of similar cards, issuing sets of flowers, adorable children, pets, urban views, and sea shells. Although this set is without imprint, it could well be a Prang production as it features several ships that berthed in Boston.

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