date(s):
1859-1974
subject(s):
Business; Advertising
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0011 Advertising Collection Inventory of Advertising Collection A0011 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2018 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:47:55 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Advertising Collection A0011 0.24 Cubic Feet (5 folders; 1 oversize folder) 1859-1974 Processing Information Finding aid by Jaime Bourassa, July 2018. Donor Information The Advertising Collection is a subject-based collection. The items in this collection have been acquired by the Missouri Historical Society from a multiplicity of sources. In cases where accession information is readily available, this information has been noted after the description of the item. Scope and Contents Collection contains advertising cards, circulars, etc., for various St. Louis and national businesses. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically with undated items at the end. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Advertising Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis. Advertising -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Advertising -- United States Business enterprises -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Circular describing coal oil lamps and fuel from Missouri Coal Oil and Lamp Depot. (photostat) (gift of L.M. Wood, August 13, 1957; accession no. 57-0094) 1859 Dec 1 1 1 Circular advertising The James Cunningham, Son & Company, Family and Pleasure Carriages, 1104 & 1106 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., and other companies. ca. 1884-1885 1 1 Card advertising the St. Louis Calcium Light Co., for Theatres, Lawn Parties, Shadow Pantomimes, etc. ca. 1890 1 1 Price list of New Therapeutic Agents, Schering & Glatz, 58 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 1901 Oct 1 1 Advertising card for Dwight's Soda, John Dwight & Co., New York. ca. 1906 1 1 Certificate of the F.G. Smith Piano Co. for $25.00. 1910 Feb 15 1 1 Award of the Judges in Dot Counting Contest, F.G. Smith Piano Co., 1115 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo., listing winners of contest. 1910 Feb 15 1 1 Busy Bee souvenir card for St. Patrick's Day. (gift of Mrs. William E. Shamski, February 12, 1970; accession no. 70-0011) 1920 Mar 17 1 1 Price list for seeds and other goods, A.J. Child and Sons Mercantile Co., St. Louis, Mo. 1920 Mar 19 1 1 Advertising card of Norwine Coffee Co. with 5-cent discount for Red Mill Coffee. ca. 1921 1 1 Two advertising cards, St. Louis Dairy Company, promoting special prices on Brick Ice Cream. 1930 Mar-Dec 1 1 Advertising card of J.O. Chenoweth Dyeing & Cleaning Co., 4735 Delmar, St. Louis, Mo. 1937 June 1 1 Newspaper clippings from St. Louis Star-Times , St. Louis Globe Democrat , and St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding Missouri Historical Society exhibit on advertising. (4 items) 1948 Sept 16-Nov 13 1 1 Chromcraft advertisements from The Saturday Evening Post . (2 items) (accession no. 95-0081) 1949 Sept 24; ca. 1950 OS: A-Arn Appointment card for Mode Beauty Salon, 7718 S. Broadway Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 1950s? 1 1 Advertising note (to be left on a car) from Barton Pontiac Inc., 2540 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis. 1950s 1 1 Postcard from "Mary & Jim" to Mrs. D.O. Jensen, 813 Westwood Dr., Clayton, Mo., regarding Sun Swept home. 1958 1 2 Letter and jigsaw pieces from Dexter Press Inc., regarding using puzzles in advertising. 1958 May 5 1 2 Letter signed Wm. Bien, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., to "All Our Anheuser-Busch People," regarding the Budweiser Pick a Pair of 6-Paks promotion. 1958 June 10 1 2 Seasons Greetings card from Commercial Letter, Inc. showing photographs of employees(?) riding in Santa's sleigh. 1958 Dec 25 1 2 Advertisement mailer for St. Louis Carpet Co., 239 N. Euclid, St. Louis. ca. 1959 1 2 Letter signed James Parton, Publisher, Horizon, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., to Reader, promoting Horizon Magazine. 1959 Jan 16 1 2 Monthly Advertiser's Almanac , published by Johnson Printers, St. Louis. (29 items) 1959 Oct-1962 July 1 2 Storyboards for The Procter & Gamble Company commercials by Gardner Advertising Company, Television Department, St. Louis-New York-Hollywood. Two commercial storyboards for Duncan Hines and one for Jif Peanut Butter. (3 items, photostats) 1959 Nov 13-1961 May 25 1 2 Furs by Raben of Clayton advertising letter from "Texas Bob" with enclosed reproduction of State of Texas $3.00 bill, good for store credit. 1960 Apr 1 1 2 Notice to be left on door handle by salesman for Shoemobile, 9518 Lackland Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 1961 1 2 Brochure titled "How to Reduce" from State Farm Agent D.L. Schlansker, 620 N. McKnight, University City, Mo. Includes calorie counter and State Farm advertisement. 1961 1 2 Charlie Brown's Annual Report on the Ford Falcon. Includes information on Ford Falcon and certificate for one silver dollar, payable at any Ford Dealer. 1961 1 2 Advertising letter for True , the Man's Magazine, asking "Are You a Tiger?" Includes subscription slip and envelope. 1964 1 2 Sample labels of St. Louis Sticker Co. [1958?] Oct 1 3 Advertisement for special showing of new selection of Oriental rugs at Oriental Rug Gallery of St. Louis. 1974 Nov 2-3 1 3 Advertisement for Phoenix Furniture Co. No date 1 3 Advertisement for Western Meat & Poultry Co. No date 1 3 Song card advertising J. Ellicock's Music Store, 2415 N. Broadway, St. Louis, with poem, "A Violet from Mother's Grace" on reverse side. No date 1 3 Advertising flier with poem, "St. Louis is a place out west/Where bilious people had no rest/Until the coming angel blessed/Them all with 'Bilious Buttons.' (Courtesy of Robert Archibald, donor unidentified, February 23, 1993; accession no. 93-0104) No date 1 3 Business card of Bidstrup Marble Works, Carrollton, Mo. (gift of Mrs. Henry W. Hamilton, July 5, 1968; accession no. 68-0045) No date 1 3 Diagram advertisement for Higgins Fountain Gold Pen, St. Louis. (gift of Lawrence B. Romaine, October 25, 1957; accession no. 57-0128) No date 1 3 Decalcomania for Ford shock absorbers. No date 1 3 Shopping reminder forms, issued by the Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. (gift of Wallace G. and Jane Koch Herbst Klein; accession no. 87-0012; see also Museum Collections 1987.18) No date 1 3 Advertising card for safe deposit box, Mercantile Commerce Bank and Trust Company, St. Louis. (gift of Thomas E. Marsh, February 27, 1989; accession no. 89-0001) No date 1 3 Advertising blotters: 1) Hess and Culbertson, Sixth and Locust Streets, advertising Sterling Silver Ware (1 item); 2) White Tar Company, New York, advertising White Tar Paper (3 items). No date 1 3 Advertising card for S. Schwartz Sanitary Cleaning & Pressing Co., 1166 North Kingshighway, St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 4 Circular for Jonah DeLisle & Son listing prices for groceries and clothing No date 1 4 Advertising card for Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co., 815-817 Washington Ave., St. Louis. No date 1 4 Brochure and price list for Permafile Storage Boxes, Office Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc., Dallas, Texas. No date 1 4 Business card for Kaysing Iron & Foundry Co., 2710 North 25th Street, St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 4 Label for Mound City Malt Syrup, The Mound City Products Co., St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 4 Blotter advertising Gray's Glycerine Tonic Comp., The Purdue Frederick Co., 135 Christopher St., New York. No date 1 4 Circular advertising Smith's Patent Force Sprinkler and Novelty Pump, The Star Mfg. Co., Canton, Ohio. (gift of Ethelyn Simmons, August 15, 1957; accession no. 57-0095) No date 1 4 Advertising letters from Geo. A. Sutton, Ford Dealership, 7717 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, Mo. (3 items) No date 1 4 Circular advertising Moll's Super Markets. No date 1 4 Advertising card for Commercial Letter, Inc., 1209 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 4 Advertising certificate of National Studios, Rooms 310-311-312 Equitable Building, Sixth and Locust Streets, St. Louis, redeemable for discount on photographs. No date 1 4 Circular advertising Commercial Letter, Inc., 1209 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Includes business reply card and envelope. No date 1 5 Advertising material for Look Magazine. Includes letter, reply card and envelope, savings certificate, and original envelope. No date 1 5 Advertisement brochure for Rex Wheat Germ Oil for horses, Viobin Corporation, Monticello, Illinois. No date 1 5 Circular advertisement for White-Erlinger-Scott, Inc., Public Relations Counseling Services, 7736 Blackberry Lane, University City, Missouri. Includes business card of Virginia Betts White. No date 1 5 Advertising material for Fingerhut, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Includes brochure for Stardust Vina-Glass, product sample, letter, return envelope, and lifetime guarantee. No date 1 5 Advertisement for Commercial Letter Incorporated, 1209 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 5 Advertisement for Universal Direct Mail, 3848 Market Street, St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 5 Advertising letter from Scruggs Vandervoort Barney, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 5 Advertisement for "Eco" Orange Punch. No date OS: A-Arn Advertisement for Genuine Old Fashioned Buttermilk from Royster's Farm, Ferguson, Mo. No date OS: A-Arn