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« on: May 07, 2015, 02:55:42 pm »


I have always believed that the little details really make the impression convincing. Recently, I have been toying with the idea of creating a new business that caters to various themed and/or historic venues. I see some of these items as marketable to my target demographics while others are more for my pards in the reenacting hobby.

My can and bottle labels are a combination of stuff that I have found in the Library of Congress and various online resources in addition to the masterful work of a friend of mine in the UK.

I found a CS 50 cent banknote from New Mexico that I had to reconstruct on photoshop that is really cool.

Personal books for travellers, freighters, frontiersmen and women alike include:

US & CS Almanacs for 1861-65
1862 CS Travel Guide
Gold Rush Era Almanac featured here
Gold Prospecting guide book (common item for 49ers)

I'd like to hear the comments from my pards here on the site. Your comments, constructive critique or even your own projects like this are all welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 02:56:49 pm »

Here are the internal details of the 1856 California Almanac


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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 02:59:01 pm »

The Gold Rush instruction book is really cool. It was written by an experienced professional in 1849 and goes over the basics on panning and assaying gold.

-Dave


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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 05:22:34 pm »

Put me down for pretty much anything you will offer.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 05:28:03 pm »

Thanks Grenadier, I'll have a catalog out soon. I plan on using my living history brethren as a test market to determine, what items go to gift shops and what items will be appreciated in small circles as a labor of love.

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 01:29:21 am »

I am finishing up a Trans-Mississippi Confederate Kit. This is intended for educational presentations, living history enthusiasts and historic site gift shops.

It includes a regional almanac, early war (Louisiana / Texas / New Mexico) currency, postage stamps and enlistment form. I will be completing Official Government Envelopes and Stationery to accompany it.

This will be a part of the collection that includes similar ephemera of the Union as well as a Gold Rush and Western movement kit.


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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 01:43:14 am »

Here is pretty much what will be included in the Gold Rush kit. I now need to put together a pamphlet describing the use of the various documents. After the packaging is confirmed, I can begin marketing it to a test group of various historic sites.

Sorry if this sounds like an infomercial. It isn't. I am just sharing a new product with my pards and interested in hearing their thoughts on it. I've always enjoyed the little details and this goes out to the other enthusiasts with the same interests.

-Dave


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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 08:57:21 am »

Dave, I'd sell Grandpa's glass eye for a set of documents and labels from the mid 1880s to mid 1890s period if you ever expand the line.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 11:54:02 am »

I have some pretty good 1880-90s and WW1 stuff I was looking into reproducing later.
Among them are the now ubiquitous Almanacs, an 1881 edition of The Police Gazette and some full magazines.

For WW1 and WW2, I have a lot of good stuff but will need to set down with a professional bookbinder about making them.



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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2015, 02:58:57 pm »

Let me know when they are ready.  I'll keep that glass eye in a jar in the fridge.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2015, 09:45:27 pm »

I'm in, Dave! I look forward to purchasing your excellently researched items.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 06:22:44 am »

Interesting project ....  I have few items nothing as extensive as yours

you and I have spoken about my patriotic envelopes , I had reproduced
recently I happened on to some 1876 Philadelphia Exposition tickets ( I know its out of Plainsman period but still interesting )
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 02:57:03 am »

I liked the 1849 Disturnell's Western Traveller guide so much that I toyed around and reproduced one.  It wasn't easy.  I had to make a high resolution scan of each and every page then clean, filter, and assemble each one.  In the end, I wound up with a really good trail guide to the various western routes and a serviceable map as well.


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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 09:32:14 am »

That's awesome, Tsalagidave! How did you bind it? Hard to tell from the photo.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 11:39:44 am »

I see that many of your items are pre-civil war, but some seem to focus on the CSA. BUT, wasn't CSA stuff banned after the war? The GAR was a very powerful lobby and acted nationally and locally to supress any symbol of the rebel south?

Not important here & now, but at the time CSA vets would have had to lay low, so to speak.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 12:45:55 pm »

Thanks for the kind words all.  The book is bound just like any other of the time.  I printed/formatted booklets together, bound them using bookmaker's string and them mounted them onto a hard cover with reproduced map included.

The CSA stuff is for living historians doing their Secessionist impression.  They are also sold for educational purposes and school presentations.  The Almanacs are one of my favorites to reproduce.  They were an essential household item that allowed you to mark time and to schedule the daily operations of your homestead, wagon train, or march.

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 07:05:31 pm »

Greetings Dave -
where does one go to purchase any of your fine offerings?
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 09:58:48 pm »

Hi Prof, I was selling at events but am trying to get up a website. What papers did you need?
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 03:42:06 am »

Here are a few other ones I am working on... one is a map advertising the various routes to California.  The other is an advertisement for gunpowder.  I am proposing the prototypes to a printer for reproduction.

-Dave


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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2017, 03:44:14 am »

A few others.  Repro maps of the California gold fields. There are also advertisements for the various ships to California.


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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 03:45:41 am »

Various other advertisements for the printer.


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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 09:25:13 am »

Talking about this at the Elks Opera House Theater last night and someone asked about theater hand bills from the CW to 1912 era.
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