Vintage Rare Books, Ephemera, & Photographs

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Today's Featured Item-


1880 Melville Garden Boston Harbor Clam Bake Promotional Card.

A lovely clam bake advertising card with an imaginative illustration on one side and full details of the daily festivities on the other. Card. 5”x3.25”. Soil and wear, crease. Kept in somebody’s pocket on the way to and back home from the clambake.  $35

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