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Zanol Products Company salesman's case and ephemera

1926-1933
 Collection
Identifier: 1993-301

Abstract

The Zanol Products Company was a door-to-door consumer goods distributor. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1908, Zanol developed its own line of household products which the company sold directly to consumers via door-to-door representatives. This collection consists of one salesman's case containing pamphlets, trade cards, trade catalogs, sewing needle cases, books of blank order forms, and other ephemera from the Zanol Products Company.

Dates

  • 1926-1933

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Foot

Physical Description

47 items (printed ephemera) : color : 12 x 15 in. or smaller. 1 item (salesman's case) : 16.5 x 12.5 x 4.5 in.

Historical Note

The Zanol Products Company was a door-to-door consumer goods distributor. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1908, Zanol developed its own line of household products which the company sold directly to consumers via door-to-door representatives. Zanol's product line included coffee, spices, baking ingredients, extracts, soft drinks, toiletries, cosmetics, soaps, aspirin, insecticides, and household cleaners and polishes.

Scope and Contents

This consists of one Zanol salesman's case containing pamphlets, trade cards, trade catalogs, sewing needle cases, books of blank order forms, and other ephemera from the Zanol Products Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The pamphlets contain background information about the Zanol Company and product line, as well as advice for the salesman about how to successfully sell Zanol brand items. Of particular note are two license handbooks outlining the right of the salesman to sell directly to customers as granted by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Some items feature the eagle logo of the National Recovery Administration.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Zanol Products Company salesman's case and ephemera
Status:
Author:
Ona Coughlan
Date:
2020
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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