Doras J. Baker
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1998
D.J. Baker’s Cash Grocery dealt in fine groceries and notions from its location in Mt. Jackson, Marion County, Indiana.
Collection S1995 is an advertising card for both a local business and a national manufacturer, circa 1891. One side of the cards shows a scene entitled “La Flute Pastorale.” This is a tinted drawing of two young women together at a fountain. The advertising copy reads: “Use Gloss Soap! Made honestly…Does Hard Works…A Splendid Washer…No More Yellow Clothes.” The copy goes on to say: “Mail us 25 Wrappers with your full address and we will send the ‘Snow Boy,’ our newest picture. Lautz Bros. & Co., Buffalo, N.Y.”
The advertising copy for Lautz Bros. continues on to the side of the card which gives the name, merchandise and address of D.J. Baker’s Cash Grocery. The copy concludes: “Use Gloss Soap…A Splendid Washer! Makes Dirt Fly! Made Honestly and Will Honest Work.” “The Snow Boy” picture-offer from Lautz Bros. & Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. is repeated a second time on the other side of the card.
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ca. 1891 Advertising card
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: ca. 1891
Provenance: Doras J. Baker
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