Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist) Search this
Box 6, Folder 12
Collection is open for research.
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Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
2.14 Cubic feet (consisting of 4 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, .2 flat box, plus digital images of some collection material. )
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Beverages forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This subject category- Beverages consists primarily of printed advertisements, bill, receipts, magazine advertisements, advertising cut-outs, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, advertising cards, complainants' proofs, labels, articles and company related publications from manufacturers and distributors of beverages. Such beverages include mineral and soda water, ale, cider, grape juice, lime juice, ginger ale and beer. A number of these companies are major distributors of beverages and still exist today including Pepsi-Cola Company, Welch Grape Juice, Seven-Up, Royal Crown, Nehi Bottling Company, Schweppes, Perrier, Dr. Pepper Bottling Works, Hires Roots Beer, Canada Dry, Cliquot Club, Hydrox, Squirt and Coca-Cola Company. There are also a number of foreign advertisements from companies located in Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Havana, and Nicaragua. Manufacturers and dealers of apparatus for making beverages such as soda fountains, liquefied gas outfits, wine presses, cider presses, cider filters, pasteurizers, hydrometers, steam coils, evaporators, apple graters, hydraulic presses, refrigerators, etc. are also included. Materials date from 1820-1960, but the bulk is late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Arranged into 4 subseries:
Subseries 1: Manufacturers and Distributors of Beverages
Subseries 2: Manufacturers and Distributors of Equipment
Subseries 3: Publications, circa 1908-1928, undated
Subseries 4: General Information, circa 1875-1883, undated
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Series 1: Business Ephemera
Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers
Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Beverages is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.