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Sample books

Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

American Decalcomania Company sample album

Identifier: 1997-230
Abstract: Decalcomania is the process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to glass, ceramic, metal, or other material. The American Decalcomania Company was a major decalcomania company in the early twentieth century in the United States. This collection is an undated loose leaf album showing samples of American Decalcomania Company's commercial decal products.
Dates: circa 1920

DuPont-Pathe tinted positive film samples

Identifier: 1998-264
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 and began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. During the 1910s, the DuPont Company decided to enter the film and photographic supply market. In 1924, it entered into a joint venture with Pathé Exchange, called DuPont-Pathé Film Manufacturing Corporation. This collection consists of a booklet with seven short strips of tinted 35mm motion picture film stock.
Dates: circa 1925

Original commercial art album

Identifier: 2000-220
Abstract: Commercial art, or advertising art, is art created for an enterprise to communicate reasons to buy goods and services, to create a recognizable logo, or to detail the correct performance of a task. This album consists of examples of original commercial art including lettering, letterheads, labels, a postcard, point-of-sale advertising, newspaper advertising, sketches of people, color separation examples, and a drawing of tableware.
Dates: circa 1940

Samples of Wedding and Visiting Cards, sample book

Identifier: 2013-225
Abstract: Henry A. Goffe (1846-1906) was a stationer and engraver who operated his business in Albany, New York in the 1880s. This item is a bound sample book of wedding invitations, envelopes, and visiting cards.
Dates: circa 1875

Unknown printers' sample book

Identifier: 1993-220
Abstract: Printing companies often produce sample books, which contain actual samples, not just illustrations. This album contains mostly small pre-printed cards either folded or meant to be folded and used as invitations, dance cards, and programs.
Dates: circa 1880

William Pahlmann papers

Identifier: 2388
Abstract: The William Pahlmann papers provide a rich insight into the world of interior design in the middle of the twentieth century. Pahlmann (1900-1987) was well known for his use of bold colors, textures and mix of antique and modern furnishings. Stressed in all of his work, were the conventions of comfort and functionality as well as his clients individual tastes. The William Pahlmann Papers are organized into thirty unique series of varying sizes. The papers are organized into correspondence, publicity files, renderings, samples, artifacts, design plans, and client invoices.
Dates: 1927-1976

William Young family miscellany

Identifier: 0483
Abstract: William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. Miscellaneous papers including genealogical and biographical information, letter, and paper samples produced by Young.
Dates: 1792, undated