Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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An advertising blotter is a small sheet of absorbent paper, printed with advertisement and created as a giveaway for promoting the business. Blotters became commonplace in the 1850s in the United States and frequently used through the 1950s.
The collection consists of advertising blotters. The blotters advertise businesses in Wilmington (Delaware), New York, and Philadelphia. A variety of businesses used blotters as an advertising medium: in this collection the businesses include a tailor, insurance companies, the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, stationery stores, and food suppliers.