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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 104 Collections and/or Records:

1939 New York World's Fair poster

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-236
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a poster advertising the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1939

1964 New York World's Fair paper place mat

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-232
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This item is an advertising place mat printed in two colors with drawings of scenes from the upcoming world's fair.
Dates: 1963

1998 DuPont Company Top Gun Award calendar

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-252
Abstract: DuPont Performance Coatings, Inc., was created in March 1999 by the merger of DuPont Automotive Finishes, a business unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Herberts GmbH, the coatings subsidiary of the German chemical firm Hoechst AG. Automotive Finishes had once been part of DuPont's Automotive Products Dept., and DuPont had a long history in automotive finishes. Every year, DuPont invited users of the company's automotive paint products to submit photos of their work. Winners were chosen and their projects were featured in an annual calendar. The vehicles pictured in this calendar won the DuPont Top Gun Award for 1997. All are painted with DuPont Company automobile finishes.
Dates: 1997

Advertisement samples, 1935-1947

 Series
Identifier: 2699-III.
Scope and Content: Consists of advertisement proofs from DuPont's Dyestuffs Division used in various industrial trade journals representing the paper, cotton, wool, and textile industries. These include American Dyestuffs Reporter, American Wool & Cotton Reporter, Textile Colorist, Rayon Textile Monthly, Paper Trade Journal, and others. Advertisement proofs for the Better Fabrics Testing Bureau, Inc.'s "Color Tested" seal used for color fastness are also included. Additionally, there are several DuPont Dyestuffs advertisement proofs for inclusion in issues of the fashion journal Daily News Record and its offshoot, Women's Wear Daily.
Dates: 1935-1947

Advertising blotters

 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

Alexander Magoun advertising collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2464-81
Abstract: Alexander Magoun was the curator for the David Sarnoff Library from 1998 until 2000. After earning his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Maryland in 2000, he led the David Sarnoff Library as the Executive Director from 2000 until 2009. This collection includes advertisements from RCA and other companies for radios, televisions, phonographs, and other consumer electronics.
Dates: 1888-1989

Allen H. Tweddle collection of railroadiana

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-304
Abstract: Allen H. Tweddle (1949-) is a retired railroad conductor and avid collector of railroadiana. Railroadiana are artifacts related to current or former railways. This small collection consists of photographs, prints, and note cards related to railroad locomotives. There are photographs of train stations, train cars and engines and one stereoview showing an elevated railway street scene of New York City. There is an album containing many different Amtrak trains, several blotters from the Association of American Railroads, and a few series of note cards. Notably there is a large collection of railroad locomotive trading cards from the Topps Chewing Gum Company series called "Rails and Sails" published in 1954.
Dates: 1940s-1950s, 1994, 2009

Allen H. Tweddle collection of railroadiana

 Collection
Identifier: 2639
Abstract: A collection amassed by a retired conductor successively employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail and Amtrak. It consists partly of company publications and documents collected on the job, and partly of advertisements, timetables, brochures, maps and other railroadiana from many different companies bought from dealers and other collectors. It is particularly useful for the Amtrak manuals relating to things like consumer satisfaction, employee health and safety and equipment maintenance.
Dates: 1878-2011

Arnold M. Kneitel collection of mylar photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-306
Abstract: Arnold M. Kneitel (1923-2012) worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in sales and corporate information. He worked on sales of mylar when it was introduced in 1954. The collection consists primarily of 35mm slides of displays, advertisements, and presentations on mylar, including its use in electronic equipment and, primarily in magnetic tape for information processing equipment.
Dates: 1954-1973

Avon Products Inc. photographs and audiovisual materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-209
Abstract: Avon Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and direct selling company of beauty products. It is one of the oldest direct selling companies in America. The company was founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell (1856-1937) as the California Perfume Company (CPC). McConnell established a manufacturing headquarters and research laboratory in Suffern, New York, in the 1890s. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, CPC expanded its line of products to include cosmetics, household cleaners, food flavorings, and toiletries. The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, films, videos and sound recordings date from 1856 to 2000. The materials depict Avon products, their manufacture, packaging and sale, Avon employees and representatives and the offices, laboratories, factories and other structures owned by Avon Products, Inc. The collection is organized into ten series: Administration, Conferences, Non-sales employees, Domestic locations, International locations, Public relations, Sales managers and representatives, Selling methods and sales aids, Company history and philosophy, and Library, music, and museum.
Dates: 1858-2007

Bailey, Banks & Biddle records

 Collection
Identifier: 2453
Abstract: Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B) was a renowned upscale jewelry firm that made and sold high quality merchandise in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Bailey Banks & Biddle records were collected and maintained in-house as a combination of archival documents and historical research files and used primarily for public relations purposes. The collection primarily documents the sales and remounting of diamonds between 1879 and 1962.
Dates: 1832-2003; Majority of material found within 1880-1980

Baugh & Sons photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-250
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs of feed supply stores displaying signs advertising Baugh's Fertilizer. Baugh & Sons Company was founded in 1855 and was one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Dates: circa 1940

C. Robert Werle collection of visual materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-236
Abstract: C. Robert Werle (1893-1990) was an industrial engineer who worked for Cooley & Marvin Company of Boston conducting time studies, as well as analysis of accounting and plant methods for a variety of clients, mostly in the textile, leather, woodworking and metalworking industries. This collection consists of images, advertisements, and sales flyers, for various clients of Werle, specifically a metal packaging company, a cedar chest manufacturer, duplex homes for sale.
Dates: 1920-1930

Canada Dry beverages sales album

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-248
Abstract: Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks best known for its ginger ale. Canada Dry had its beginning when John McLaughlin (1865-1914) opened a small carbonated water plant in Toronto, Canada, in 1890 to manufacture soda water. In the 1930s the company introduced other Canada Dry mixers. Canada Dry expanded worldwide during this period. The album was created as a salesman's flip chart for Canada Dry distributors to show retailers. There are images of Canada Dry products, views of bottling plants and the manufacturing process, as well as advertisements and merchant testimonials.
Dates: 1938

Carol Litchfield collection on the history of salt

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-219
Abstract: This collection includes ephemera, postcards, films, advertisements, photographs, documents and objects relating to the history of salt. The collection was assembled by Carol Litchfield (1936-2012), a biologist and biochemist with an interest in halophiles and salt history. These items document the history and development of salt manufacturing throughout the world. Historic and modern methods of salt harvesting are depicted from various areas around the world.

Additionally, this collection includes documentation of Carol’s personal research and participation in salt related conferences and programs.
Dates: 1556-2012; Majority of material found within 1777-2012

Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Consumer Products Division photographs and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-273
Abstract: Charles H. DeMirjian (b. August 1925) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He collected pictures, advertisements, and publications showing DuPont consumer products, as well as some of the products and packages themselves. The collection consists of brochures, advertisements, photographs, and ephemera showing DuPont Company consumer products from 1913 to 1984.
Dates: 1913-1984

Charles H. DeMirjian DuPont Consumer Products Division records

 Collection
Identifier: 2566
Abstract: Records are primarily related to the marketing success and issues realted to Corian, DuPont Car Care products, Zerex, as well as Duco and Lucite paints.
Dates: 1956-1991

Collection of photographic miscellany

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-242
Abstract: Aristo Gold was a product of the American Aristotype Co. which was purchased by Eastman Kodak Company before 1920. This is a small group of material all related to photography. There are three stock photographs, company samples all printed on Aristo Gold "pure collodian-matt surface for sepia effects" paper; a letter, a price list and a tearsheet.
Dates: circa 1920

Consumer electronics history collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2464-79
Abstract: The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. This small collection consists of non-RCA material collected by the David Sarnoff Library, as well as clippings relating to the library's closure.
Dates: 1920-2015

Delaware Engagement Calendars

 Collection — Box GL 1
Identifier: 2013-220
Abstract: St. Andrew's congregation was founded in 1829 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains two Delaware Engagement Calendars, "Historical Edition 1638-1840" and "Historical Edition 1840-1905" for calendar years 1958 and 1959 respectively.
Dates: 1958; 1959

Don von Schritz collection of matchbook covers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-207
Abstract: A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers consists advertising hotels, restaurants, banks, elections, products, and organizations. Most of the matchbook covers are from Texas and New Mexico with a few coming from other states.
Dates: circa 1950s

Du Pont Motors photographic reproductions

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-285
Abstract: DuPont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of thirty-eight photographs primarily showing the exteriors of DuPont Motor’s Models A, B, D, and G.
Dates: 1919-1930

DuPont Company advertisements and film

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-201
Abstract : E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Originally established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. This collection consists of five large poster boards which created displays of original magazine advertisements of various DuPont Company products such as Smokeless gunpowder, DUCO, Pyralin, synthetic fibers, Conoco oil, lucite, anti-freeze, cellophane and carpet fibers. This collection also contains one film.
Dates: 1907-1996

DuPont Company Advertising Department collection of graphic materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-291
Abstract: The Advertising Department representatives in each of the industrial departments worked with the central staff in creating ad campaigns.The collection consists of miscellaneous Du Pont Company advertising materials, including postcards, pictorial envelopes, lantern slides, advertisements, display cards, and illustrated pamphlets.
Dates: circa 1910-1970

DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-233
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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item is an 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping.
Dates: 1851

DuPont Company gunpowder advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-327
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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item is an 1851 advertisement for DuPont gunpowders, including Eagle gunpowder, gunpowder for ordnance, and gunpowder for blasting and shipping.
Dates: 1851

DuPont Company gunpowder advertising envelopes

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-296
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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This small collection consists of eight letter-size gunpowder advertising envelopes, including Peters cartridges, DuPont smokeless powder, Laflin & Rand, and Hazard Powder Company.
Dates: 1902

DuPont Company gunpowder calendar

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-251
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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item is a 1901 advertising calendar with an illustration showing a hunter crossing a hillside with two dogs.
Dates: 1900

DuPont Company industrial safety calendars

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-216
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This collection consists of six safety calendars issued by the DuPont Company. The illustrators who created these calendars--Stanley Massey Arthurs (1877-1950), Clyde Osmer DeLand (1872-1947), Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962), and Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972)--were all artists who studied under Howard Pyle (1853-1911) at the turn of the twentieth century.
Dates: 1932; 1937-1939; 1941-1942

DuPont Company Museum collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1968-001
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The collection consists of photographs and prints that document the early history of the DuPont Company’s involvement in the gunpowder and explosives industries from the 1860s through the 1920s. The bulk of the collection are photographs of employees, executives, and plant views, including aftermaths of explosions and construction. This collection also includes a variety of advertisements for the DuPont Company as well as other non-DuPont related trades. A large portion of this collection are oversize materials (panoramic photographs and advertising posters).
Dates: 1885-1952

DuPont Company playing cards

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-226
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 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection consists of two decks of playing cards illustrated with the DuPont oval and a game bird picture on the back of each card.
Dates: circa 1909

DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-222
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 with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade.
Dates: circa 1930

DuPont Company Rifle Powder advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-223
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This item is a single adverstiment for DuPont's Rifle Powder.
Dates: undated

DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes, photographs, slides and promotions

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-320
Abstract: The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company, established in 1936 as the Rayon Department, specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. This collection primarily contains video tapes (VHS and U-Matic). Most of the content on the VHS videotapes are different than that on the U-Matic videotapes, there are a few duplicate videos that are in both formats. The videotapes content are employee training videos related to management, customer service and safety, as well as, informational videos about product and services, company history and events. Additionally the collection contains photographs, slides, advertising and promotional materials.
Dates: 1918-2004; Majority of material found within 1982-1997

DuPont Duco-Dulux advertising and sales aid

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-286
Abstract: Chemists at DuPont’s Parlin, New Jersey laboratory produced a pyroxylin lacquer in 1920 called Viscolac and improved upon it in the following years and renamed it Duco. In the late 1920s Dulux was developed, which was an alkyd finish and had a higher gloss finish; a matte version of Dulux was also developed. This collection is a packet of advertising and sales aids for dealers of DuPont Duco and Dulux paints and finishes.
Dates: circa 1940

DuPont Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: 2150
Abstract: The DuPont Theatre, originally called The Playhouse, presents professional theatrical productions from Broadway and other notable venues in downtown Wilmington, Delaware since 1913. The Playhouse was the concept of three top executives of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont Company) who realized that Wilmington needed a facility for cultural as well as business purposes. The DuPont Theatre records consist primarily of public relations and advertising materials related to the theater's operation. As such, they present a sequence of changing tastes in popular entertainment in a medium-sized American city.
Dates: 1919-2001; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company advertising cards

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-304
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company was incorporated on May 19, 1903. It was organized as an operating company to consolidate approximately 100 explosives manufacturers controlled by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. This collection is a series of six advertising cards for E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company's smokeless powders for shotguns (DuPont smokeless; Hazard smokeless; New E.C. Improved; New Schultze; Infallible smokeless) and black sporting powders (DuPont Rifle; Hazard Kentucky Rifle; L. & R. Orange Extra Sporting).
Dates: circa 1908

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. gunpowder advertising card

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-250
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This item is an advertising card for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Gunpowder manufactured on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware and sold through dealers in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.
Dates: circa 1820

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Cellophane Division cellophane packaging photographs and sales materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-254
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. While cellophane was invented in Switzerland, it was not until DuPont acquired the patent in 1923 that allowed DuPont scientist William Hale Charch (1898-1958) to improve it so that it was impervious to water vapor. DuPont produced cellophane until 1986. This collection consists of undated photographs, one saleman's album, and one poster that all relate to cellophane packaging.
Dates: circa 1957

EPCOT Center guide booklet

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-282
Abstract: Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 1982. It was conceived by Walt Disney to "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry." This booklet is a guide to the attractions at Future World and the World Showcase at the EPCOT Center in Florida. It also includes advertising matter for Eastman Kodak Company disc and instant cameras. Eastman Kodak Company, commonly known as Kodak, is best known for photographic film products, which it produced throughout most of its history. In 1982, Kodak launched the Kodak Disc film format for consumer cameras
Dates: 1982

Ephemera

 Series
Identifier: 2007-227-VI.
Scope and Content: The items in this series were collected by Carter Litchfield. The series consists of a wide range of paper ephemera arranged alphabetically including ration stamps, advertisements, articles, letterheads, pamphlets, postcards and prints, stamps, stock certificates, and trade cards.
Dates: 1583-2007; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Gardener Machine Works graphic materials

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-277
Abstract: The Gardner Machine Works specialized in manufacturing woodworking machinery, specifically those used to make chairs. This collection consists mainly of images of tools and machinery manufactured and sold by the Gardner Machine Works company. This collection has been organized into four series: Tools and machinery photographs and negatives; Trade catalogs and advertisements; Notebooks, drawings, and patents; and Scrapbooks. This collection would be of interest to those researching woodworking machinery, equipment, marketing, and design.
Dates: circa 1900-1950

Geist & Geist, Inc., records

 Collection
Identifier: 2460
Abstract: Geist & Geist, Inc., was a manufacturer of women's knitwear products, typical of the small, flexible family firms that dominated New York City's famous Garment District for much of the twentieth century. The records of Geist & Geist, Inc., document the activities, especially design, publicity and marketing.
Dates: 1916-1978; Majority of material found within 1930-1978

Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: 2581
Abstract: Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery, Inc. provided insurance sales and service to property owners. The business was established in 1865 in Wilmington, Delaware, by businessman James Woolley (1818-1886). By the early-to-mid twentieth century, the company specialized in real estate sales and service, as well as mortgages, becoming Delaware's only full-service real estate organization. The records include minutes, corporate histories, publicity material, as well as information on company properties, and documents the company's rise from a small insurance company to a large, multi-service insurance, real estate, mortgage, and investment firm.
Dates: 1788-2012

Hay's Fruit Juice Company album

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-239
Abstract: The Hay’s Fruit Juice Company produced “Hay’s Five Fruit,” fruit juice syrup used to make and flavor beverages and desserts. The company was founded in 1900 in Portland, Maine. The Hay’s Fruit Juice Company album contains photographs and advertisements. The photographs are primarily of the factory’s interiors.
Dates: 1923

Helen Baker Cushman picture collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-270
Overview: Helen Baker Cushman (1922-) was the founder and manager of H.M. Baker Associates, consultants in business archives and records from 1958 to 1993, headquartered in Westfield, New Jersey. In the course of conducting her business, Cushman collected a wide variety of business publications, trade cards, ephemera, and other memorabilia with special emphais on world expositions. She also assembled her own general picture archive for use in her business.
Dates: circa 1700-1993

Helen Lasser collection of matchbook covers

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-305
Abstract: A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers from restaurants, hotels, and various local businesses.
Dates: 1960s-1970s

Hercules Powder Company advertising poster, Not this trip, Old Pal

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-081
Abstract: The Hercules Powder Company was one of the companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. In its early years as a separate company, it continued to produce explosives and dynamite and used advertising styles and devices. This item is a poster depicting a World War I soldier leaving home and telling his hunting dog, "Not this trip Old Pal."
Dates: circa 1917

Hercules Powder Company calendar illustrations and Laflin and Rand display cards

 Collection
Identifier: 1973-295
Abstract: The Hercules Powder Co. was one of companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Laflin and Rand Powder Company, one of the largest gunpowder manufacturers in the nineteenth century, was formed from several predecessor companies, including the Laflin Powder Company and the Smith & Rand Powder Company. This collection consists of a Hercules Powder Company calendar from 1919 and an undated illustration from a company calendar. There are also reproductions of a group of three different display card advertisements for Laflin & Rand Powder Company, probably for point-of-sale or counter display.
Dates: circa 1901-1920

Holeproof Hosiery Company brochure

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-253
Abstract: Founded in 1901, Holeproof Hosiery Company was a Milwaukee, Wisconsin firm that produced men's and women's hosiery, underwear, lingerie and men's pajamas. Carl Freschl (1842-1911) was the founder and his son, Edward Freschl (1877-1930) was the first president of the company. This advertisement brochure for the Holeproof Hosiery Company consists of two Illustrations that show a woman putting on shoes (back) and a woman on the phone (front). The inside contains an a photograph of a woman demonstrating the "extra stretch top" of the stockings.
Dates: circa 1920