Included in a large box of sheet music Bert gave me is a magazine from 1926, The School Arts Magazine. I'd never heard of this publication. It was published by The Davis Press, Inc. out of Worcester, Massachusetts. It appears the magazine was first published in 1901. When my issue was published, 1926, their offices were located at 44 Portland Street. Today, Davis Publications is located at 50 Portland Street so in over 100 years they haven't moved too far.

The School Arts Magazine 1926_tatteredandlost

A magazine that then, and apparently now, focuses on helping schoolteachers teach arts and crafts. From their website:
SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.
Considering that too often schools jettison art programs this is a nice step back in time when the arts were considered of value to a growing child. I won't even go into what I think of people today who see no value in the arts or specifically exposing children to it. I get angry just thinking about it. I'm glad to know this magazine still exists.

To see a full copy of an edition from 1918 click here.

Inside the edition I have is a wonderful little find. A paper doll for children to color.

SAM_Dutch paper doll_tatteredandlost

SAM_dutch paper doll dress_tatteredandlost

SAM_Spanish paper doll_tatteredandlost
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Paper doll lovers, come out, come out, wherever you are! This one might be a new one for you.


  1. Gangway, here we come! OOooh, never saw this one before. Very nice.

  2. I'm wondering if other issues had dolls. Will be interesting to see if any others surface.

  3. How many tons of ephemera did you get from Bert?

  4. That's about right. Tons! Actually the first box was probably around 20 + lbs of photos.

    This last time there was one 35 lb box of sheet music, and two big boxes of photos with a little bit of other ephemera thrown in all about one mans family. I'm having a very good time.

    Sorry, no vintage letterheads. I looked, believe me I looked.