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Advertising blotters

1920-1955
 Collection
Identifier: 1992-245

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.

Dates

  • 1920-1955

Extent

14 item(s)

General Physical Description

14 items : blotters ; 6.25 x 11.75 in.

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.

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.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Advertising blotters
Status:
Online
Date:
2014
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:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400