Chicago advertising cards
Scope and Content of the Collection
This is a collection of advertising cards issued by merchants and primarily in the mid to late 19th century in the United States. Merchant and manufacturing industries include clothing and accessories, jewelry, sewing machines, thread, house furnishings, pianos, dry goods, patent medicine, beverages, and coffee.
- Creation: 1880-1899
- Chicago Advertising Cards (Organization)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Chicago advertising cards are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Chicago advertising 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.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Collection Stack Location
Amanda Schriver, 2015.
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.
Genre / Form
- Advertising -- Bars (Drinking establishments)
- Advertising -- Beverages
- Advertising -- Candy
- Advertising -- Clothing and dress
- Advertising -- Coffee
- Advertising -- Cookware
- Advertising -- Dry-goods
- Advertising -- House furnishings
- Advertising -- Insurance
- Advertising -- Jewelry
- Advertising -- Music-halls
- Advertising -- Papermakers
- Advertising -- Patent medicine
- Advertising -- Piano
- Advertising -- Printers
- Advertising -- Sewing machines
- Advertising -- Soap
- Advertising -- Thread
- Inventory of the Chicago advertising cards, 1880-1899
- Amanda Schriver
- Language of description
- Script of description