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Advertising Cards
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1999
Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005

Scope and Content Note:

This collection includes a variety of advertising items, such as cards, booklets and calendar visuals, dating from 1821-1921.  While a local distributor is sometimes indicated, the manufacturers of these products are frequently as geographically distant as Massachusetts.  Some advertising cards are in the form in which they circulated; others had been mounted to pages which are now missing.

Also included in the collection are several tickets to area events such as a fair and exposition, Marshall Foch Day at Cadle Tabernacle, a girls’ basketball game at Butler University, Roller Derby at Butler Field House, and for a special showing of a movie at various Indianapolis theaters.  Other items include an instruction card for members of the Indiana Society of Chicago who are escorting guests to a picnic and calling cards used by Mrs. T. A. Hendricks and Mrs. O. P. Morton.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Item Listing:

c. 1821 Advertising card for “Shaker Soothing Pl___,” good for backache- A.J. White, Proprietor
c. 1821 Advertising card for “Shaker Extract of Roots (Seigel’s Syrup),” which cures Dyspepsia- A.J. White, Proprietor
7 Sept. 1874 Ticket to the Fair and Exposition of 1874, presented to R.J. Elvin by the Indiana State Board of Agriculture
ca. 1883 Advertising card for Dr. C. McLane’s Liver Pills, distributed by William J. Hamilton, Pure Drugs, Indianapolis
c. 1889 Advertising card for Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and Pinkham’s Blood Purifier; compliments of Jos. R. Perry, druggist, Indianapolis
1893 One side of this mounted picture shows two children standing behind a glover under the words “Hood’s Sarsaparilla Calendar 1893 and over the words “The Young Discoverers”; reverse is an announcement of the 27th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Indianapolis in 1893; pictured is Commander-in-Chief A. G. Weissert.
c. 1894 Two advertising cards with the words “Two Typical California Products” on the art card side of the cards; the opposite side of one card has advertising copy for Sanitas Grape Food; distributed by Geo. W. Sloan, Indianapolis
24 June 1911 Instruction card for members of the Indiana Society of Chicago driving guests from the Claypool Hotel to a picnic and to the Fair Grounds for a special train
4 Nov. 1921 Committee Ticket for Marshal Foch Day at Cadle Tabernacle
n.d. Calling card of Mrs. T. A. Hendricks
n.d. Calling card of Mrs. O. P. Morton with notation: “for Mrs. Wilder compliments of.”
n.d. Advertising card showing Berkshire Hog with the words “McLaughlin’s XXXX Coffee”
n.d.  Advertising card for “Laird’s Bloom of Youth and White Lilac Soap”; distributed y L.H. Muller, druggist, Indianapolis
n.d. 12-page booklet, “Hood’s Pansy,” published by C.I. Hood & Co., Proprietors of Hood’s Sarsaparilla, Lowell, Massachusetts; distributed by J. Geo. Mueller, Drugs and Medicines, Indianapolis
n.d. Advertising card for Dr. Jayne’s Expectorant; distributed by E.L. Auginbaugh, Indianapolis
n.d. Advertising card for Dr. Jayne’s Expectorant; distributed by C.G. Weiss, Indianapolis
n.d. Ticket for free admission to “Wings over Indianapolis”
n.d. Ticket to Girls’ Basketball Game at Butler Gymnasium; admission 25 cents
n.d. Introductory pass to Roller Derby at Butler Field House


Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1821-1921
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None