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Advertising Trade Cards

 Collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-ZC 3-885

Scope and Content of the Collection

This is a collection of advertising cards, booklets, and printed ephemera issued by merchants and primarily in the mid to late 19th century in the United States. Merchant and manufacturing industries include clothing and accessories, sewing machines, miscellaneous sewing supplies, thread, patent medicine, dry goods, food products and grocers, coffee, candy, soap, miscellaneous services, books and stationery, Christmas cards, pianos, perfume, insurance companies, printing companies, stoves and ranges, and transportation.

Dates

  • 1860s-1890s

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Advertising Cards are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Advertising Trade Cards are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Collection Stack Location

4 8 16

Processed by

Amanda Schriver, 2014.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Services, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Title
Inventory of the Advertising Trade Cards, 1860s-1890sCase Wing folio ZC 3 .885
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda Schriver.
Date
©2014.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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