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Advertising blotters

Accession 1992.245

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Advertising blotters (Accession 1992.245), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Advertising blotters
Dates: 1920-1955
Accession Number: 1992.245
Creator: Various
Extent: 14 items
Physical Description: 14 items : blotters ; 6.25 x 11.75 in.
Location: GL Box 2.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: An advertising blotter is a small sheet of absorbent paper, printed with advertisement and created as a giveaway for promoting the business. The collection consists of advertising blotters from a variety of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware businesses including a tailor, insurance companies, the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, stationery stores, and food suppliers.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

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.

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Scope and Content

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.

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Access Points

Advertising blotters.
Advertising.
Chicago and North Western Railway Company.
Ephemera.
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