Emanuel Haldeman-Julius : Pocket Series and the Little Blue Books

Historical Notes : Scrapbook of Historic Curio

Our Scrapbook of Historic Curio presents a variety of images which serve to deepen our appreciation of the events and scenes that surrounded Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and the publication of the Pocket Series and Little Blue Books. If this kind of thing floatss your boat, you may also wish to check out our Scrapbook of Ephemera & Curio and our Gallery of Haldeman-Julius Pocket Series and Little Blue Book Wrappers.

Before the 1920s

Photo of Mrs. Sarah Haldeman (née Addams) and Oscar Schaffer at the Bank of Girard, September 11, 1910. Photo of Marcet Haldeman (soon to be Marcet Haldeman-Julius), 1912. Photo of the Haldeman family home, 'McElm Place,' where Marcet grew up. ca. 1915.
Photo of Emanuel Julius (soon to be Emanuel Haldeman-Julius), 1915. Photo of Marcet and Alice Haldeman-Julius, 1917. Photo of Emanuel and Alice Haldeman-Julius, 1917.

The 1920s

Photo of Haldeman-Julius Family: Henry, Marcet, Emanuel, and Alice. Circa 1922-23 Photo of Emanuel and Alice Haldeman-Julius Photo of Emanuel & Marcet Haldeman-Julius, circa 1925
Photo of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Photo of Josephine Wettstein (Haldeman-Julius), 1926 Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius with Ajax Simba, 1929.

The 1930s

Photo of Alice Haldeman-Julius on her horse, Silver, 1930. Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius, 1930. Photo of Aubrey Roselle and Josephine Haldeman-Julius (Wettstein), Nov. 30, 1934.
Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius, 1937. Photo of Marcet Haldeman-Julius with 'Priscella', October 8, 1939. Photo of an actual Little Blue Book vending machine, operated by 'Automatic Libraries', a division of O. D. Jennings & Company of Chicago, IL.

The 1940s

Photo of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and second wife, Sue (née Haney), 1943. Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius, February 8, 1944. Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius with Lloyd E. Smith and his family, 1944.
Photo of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius looking through Little Blue Books, Summer 1945. Photo of wedding of Henry Haldeman-Julius and Donna Lou Bott, 1947. Photo of Sue, Emanuel and Henry Haldeman-Julius, 1948.

The 1950s and beyond

Photo of Display rack of Little Blue Books, 1957. Photo of Haldeman-Julius Publications - Home of the Little Blue Books, 1957. Photo of Haldeman-Julius Publications bindery, August 1957.
Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius fishing, August 1957. Photo of Henry Haldeman-Julius with a Little Blue Book display, 1959. Photo of the remains of the Little Blue Book press operations, shortly after the fire of July, 1978.

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