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Rust Craft Publishing Company motor lunches recipe cards

circa 1915
 Collection
Accession: 1999-239

Abstract

The Rust Craft Publishing Company published greeting cards. The company was founded by Frederick Winslow Rust (circa 1877-1949) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. Rust is attributed with creating some of the first greeting cards in America. This collection consists of a folder containing sixteen recipe cards for picnic lunches. The items were published by Rust Craft in Boston, Massachusetts in 1915.

Dates

  • circa 1915

Creator

Extent

17 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item ; 3.5 x 6.3 in.

Historical Note

The Rust Craft Publishing Company published greeting cards. The company was founded by Frederick Winslow Rust (circa 1877-1949) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. Rust is attributed with creating some of the first greeting cards in America. He was joined by his brother Donald Rust (dates unknown) who eventually founded a line of the company in California while Frederick Rust moved to Boston. In 1914, Rust Craft Publishers was created from the two lines and based in Boston, Massachusetts. In the 1980s, the company was bought along with the Norcross Greeting card company founded by Arthur D. Norcross (1895-1968) by Windsor productions. Windsor productions shortly went out of business in 1981.

Scope and Content

Included in this collection is a folder with two pockets containing sixteen recipe cards for picnic foods to take on a drive, such as watercress sandwiches and shoestring potatoes. The cover of the folder features a picture of a couple picnicking with a picnic hamper. An accompanying poem states: "When you go a'motoring, These things will suit your taste, You'll find them so delicious, That none will go to waste!" Published by Rust Craft, Boston Massachusetts.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Rust Craft Publishing Company motor lunches recipe cards
Status:
Date:
2016
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

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