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Image of 2014.029.005 - Poster of 1998 Decorators' Show House of the Crosby Estate, 1998. Color poster, 18 x 24, with an overall background color of sage green. At the top of the poster in darker green print text reads, "APRIL 26 - MAY 24." Around the edges of the poster is a white border and breaking the line of the border is a picture in each corner. The top right hand picture is a painting of a woman wearing a hat and a white dress. In the lower right-hand corner is a picture of three red roses with three green leaves. In the upper left corner is a picture of an Oscar statue. In the lower left-hand corner there is a picture of an ornate chair. The chair has cupid and flower decorations on the cushion. A large oval appears at center outlined by two darker green lines. Above the oval in dark gray writing is, "1998 DECORATORS' SHOW HOUSE." Below the word 'SHOW' is a graphic of a black and yellow butterfly with motion lines. Inside the circle is a photograph of the Hillsborough Crosby estate that shows a white house with a gray roof. There is a lawn visible around the building. On the lawn in white cursive script is "The Crosby Estate." To the right inside the oval is an illustration of Bing Crosby wearing a brimmed hat and smoking a pipe.  He is wearing a light blue collared shirt, a darker blue sweater, gray pants, and golf shoes. His left arm is bent with his fist on his hip and he holds a golf club in his right hand. Crosby stands with his right leg over his left. The illustration of Crosby is printed over the photo of the estate at center with his lower legs outside of the oval on the background of the poster. Text at the bottom of the poster reads, "BENEFITING THE COYOTE POINT MUSEUM  /  FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION."

2014.029.005 - Poster of 1998 Decorators' Show House of the Crosby Estate, 1998. Color poster, 18 x 24, with an overall background color of sage green. At the top of the poster in darker green print text reads, "APRIL 26 - MAY 24." Around the edges of the poster is a white border and breaking the line of the border is a picture in each corner. The top right hand picture is a painting of a woman wearing a hat and a white dress. In the lower right-hand corner is a picture of three red roses with three green leaves. In the upper left corner is a picture of an Oscar statue. In the lower left-hand corner there is a picture of an ornate chair. The chair has cupid and flower decorations on the cushion. A large oval appears at center outlined by two darker green lines. Above the oval in dark gray writing is, "1998 DECORATORS' SHOW HOUSE." Below the word 'SHOW' is a graphic of a black and yellow butterfly with motion lines. Inside the circle is a photograph of the Hillsborough Crosby estate that shows a white house with a gray roof. There is a lawn visible around the building. On the lawn in white cursive script is "The Crosby Estate." To the right inside the oval is an illustration of Bing Crosby wearing a brimmed hat and smoking a pipe. He is wearing a light blue collared shirt, a darker blue sweater, gray pants, and golf shoes. His left arm is bent with his fist on his hip and he holds a golf club in his right hand. Crosby stands with his right leg over his left. The illustration of Crosby is printed over the photo of the estate at center with his lower legs outside of the oval on the background of the poster. Text at the bottom of the poster reads, "BENEFITING THE COYOTE POINT MUSEUM / FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION."

Record Type: Archive

Image of 0000.754.003 - Identification of Warplanes spotting wheel, April 21, 1942. This 12" wheel is made of paper, and round in shape and is double sided. The wheel is connected to a round brown cardboard with black lines in between each photo of U.S. warplanes, which are all in shaded and drawn in black. Each of the planes is shown on its top and its side. The wheel is the middle of the round brown cardboard. It has edges all around the wheel, a small opening gap at the top and small brass hole in the middle of the wheel. Next to the small opening gap at the top of the wheel, there is some printed text in bold and black underneath columns of lines spaced out in between the text. The text reads "WINGS AND LOCATION  /  NO. OF ENGINES  /  WING SHAPE FRONT  /  REAR  /  TIP  /  LANDING GEAR  /  TAIL AND RUDDER  /  NOSE  /  TYPE". The words "FRONT  /  REAR  /  TIP" are disproportionately smaller than the rest of the text "WING SHAPE" and are on the same line as "WING SHAPE". The words "NOSE  /  TYPE" are on the same line. In the small opening gap, with a background in white on the round brown cardboard with a variety of black text underneath a column of lines that changes when spinning the spotting wheel. Below the text above and the small opening gap at the top, there is some more printed text in black and bold that reads "IDENTIFICATION  /  OF  /  WARPLANES". On the left of the text "IDENTIFICATION OF WARPLANES", there are some drawings of planes with some bold, black and tiny text below each picture of the plane that reads "HIGH-WING  /  MIDWING  /  LOW-WING  /  PARASOL MONOPLANE". In the middle of the wheel, below the small brass hole, in black, and bold with medium text, the printed text reads "C", which is surrounded by a small circle around it. Below the text above, in black and bold, the printed text reads "RESTRICTED". On the far right of the wheel, printed in black, the text reads "KEY to  /  Descriptive Abbreviations  /  R.--Retractable Landing Gear  /  S.--Single Tail and Rudder.  /  B.--Blunt Nose.  /  L.--Long Nose". The text "R.--Retractable Landing Gear  /  S.--Single Tail and Rudder.  /  B.--Blunt Nose.  /  L.--Long Nose" is in black with smaller lettering than the text "KEY to  /  Descriptive Abbreviations. Below the drawings of planes and the text on the left, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "[A. G. 452.9 (4-21-42)]".  Across from the text above on the far right, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1942--O-457035".

0000.754.003 - Identification of Warplanes spotting wheel, April 21, 1942. This 12" wheel is made of paper, and round in shape and is double sided. The wheel is connected to a round brown cardboard with black lines in between each photo of U.S. warplanes, which are all in shaded and drawn in black. Each of the planes is shown on its top and its side. The wheel is the middle of the round brown cardboard. It has edges all around the wheel, a small opening gap at the top and small brass hole in the middle of the wheel. Next to the small opening gap at the top of the wheel, there is some printed text in bold and black underneath columns of lines spaced out in between the text. The text reads "WINGS AND LOCATION / NO. OF ENGINES / WING SHAPE FRONT / REAR / TIP / LANDING GEAR / TAIL AND RUDDER / NOSE / TYPE". The words "FRONT / REAR / TIP" are disproportionately smaller than the rest of the text "WING SHAPE" and are on the same line as "WING SHAPE". The words "NOSE / TYPE" are on the same line. In the small opening gap, with a background in white on the round brown cardboard with a variety of black text underneath a column of lines that changes when spinning the spotting wheel. Below the text above and the small opening gap at the top, there is some more printed text in black and bold that reads "IDENTIFICATION / OF / WARPLANES". On the left of the text "IDENTIFICATION OF WARPLANES", there are some drawings of planes with some bold, black and tiny text below each picture of the plane that reads "HIGH-WING / MIDWING / LOW-WING / PARASOL MONOPLANE". In the middle of the wheel, below the small brass hole, in black, and bold with medium text, the printed text reads "C", which is surrounded by a small circle around it. Below the text above, in black and bold, the printed text reads "RESTRICTED". On the far right of the wheel, printed in black, the text reads "KEY to / Descriptive Abbreviations / R.--Retractable Landing Gear / S.--Single Tail and Rudder. / B.--Blunt Nose. / L.--Long Nose". The text "R.--Retractable Landing Gear / S.--Single Tail and Rudder. / B.--Blunt Nose. / L.--Long Nose" is in black with smaller lettering than the text "KEY to / Descriptive Abbreviations. Below the drawings of planes and the text on the left, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "[A. G. 452.9 (4-21-42)]". Across from the text above on the far right, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942--O-457035".

Record Type: Archive

Image of 0000.790.008 - Office of Price Administration Poster, 1943. Poster with a white background on top and bottom with two pencil engravings of two women at a store buying cans of rations from a mustached man at a counter. The first one has the one woman, with a firm angry look, buying all the cans of rations from the man at the counter and the other woman with an angry look at the man who points to the woman who bought all the rations. In the first engraving, on top of the woman buying all the rations, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITHOUT RATIONING". The word "WITHOUT"  is underlined. The second one has the man smiling and giving one can of rations to both women who are both smiling. On top of the woman on the left, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITH RATIONING". The word "WITH" is underlined. In the middle of both engravings, in a red background border with white and big lettering, the text reads "Rationing means a fair share for all of us." At the bottom middle of the poster, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1943--O-514175". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and small lettering, the text reads "Office of Price Administration  /  Washington D.C."  Next to the text above, in a black and white insignia with a small scale in the middle, at the top in white and in bold and tiny lettering with a black background, the painted text reads "OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINSTRATION". At the bottom of the black and white insignia, painted in white, in bold and big lettering with a black background, the text reads "OPA".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

0000.790.008 - Office of Price Administration Poster, 1943. Poster with a white background on top and bottom with two pencil engravings of two women at a store buying cans of rations from a mustached man at a counter. The first one has the one woman, with a firm angry look, buying all the cans of rations from the man at the counter and the other woman with an angry look at the man who points to the woman who bought all the rations. In the first engraving, on top of the woman buying all the rations, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITHOUT RATIONING". The word "WITHOUT" is underlined. The second one has the man smiling and giving one can of rations to both women who are both smiling. On top of the woman on the left, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITH RATIONING". The word "WITH" is underlined. In the middle of both engravings, in a red background border with white and big lettering, the text reads "Rationing means a fair share for all of us." At the bottom middle of the poster, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-514175". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and small lettering, the text reads "Office of Price Administration / Washington D.C." Next to the text above, in a black and white insignia with a small scale in the middle, at the top in white and in bold and tiny lettering with a black background, the painted text reads "OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINSTRATION". At the bottom of the black and white insignia, painted in white, in bold and big lettering with a black background, the text reads "OPA". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Record Type: Archive